June 24, 2019
The inaugural Svaneholm Open, in Sweden, is set to begin Wednesday with matches commencing Thursday afternoon.
The third ATP Champions Tour event of the year will feature a special team-based format, with four teams of two champions each vying for the trophy. Team United States will battle Team World in one semi-final, while Team Sweden will face Team France in the other.
“I’m so happy to be part of the world team with my partner Mark Woodforde at the Svaneholm Open from 26-29 June,” said Goran Ivanisevic. “I’ll be playing my idol John McEnroe [in doubles], so come and see us, and we’ll have lots of fun.”
In each team match there will be two singles matches and one doubles match. Mats Wilander, the captain of Team Sweden, is excited to thrill his home crowd.
“I can’t wait!” Wilander exclaimed.
The quartet of captains — Ivanisevic, Wilander, McEnroe and Henri Leconte — has captured a combined 25 Grand Slam titles in all disciplines, and helped their countries to 10 Davis Cup victories. This event will take place at Svaneholm Castle, on which construction first began in 1530.
“I am really looking forward to the Svaneholm Open. The venue looks amazing and playing on grass just before Wimbledon will make the whole experience even more special. Playing alongside legends such as John, Mats and others will be fun, especially in a team format competition,” Ivanisevic said. “For me, playing against John is always special as he was my idol growing up. That’s why I look forward to great crowds and an exciting couple of days next to the Svaneholm Castle.”
Thursday, 27 June 2019 (Semi-finals)
15:30 – Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) vs. Cedric Pioline (FRA)
17:00 – John McEnroe (USA) vs. Mark Woodforde (WORLD)
19:00 – Mats Wilander/Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) vs. Henri Leconte/Cedric Pioline (FRA)
Friday, 28 June 2019 (Semi-finals)
15:30 – Patrick McEnroe (USA) vs. Goran Ivanisevic (AUS)
17:00 – Mats Wilander (SWE) vs. Henri Leconte (FRA)
19:30 – John McEnroe/Patrick McEnroe (USA) vs. Goran Ivanisevic/Mark Woodforde (WORLD)
Saturday, 29 June 2019 (Finals & 3rd/4th Place)
15:30 – Finals Match 1 (Singles)
17:00 – Finals Match 2 (Singles)
19:00 – Third/Fourth Place Play-off (Doubles)
20:00 – Finals Match 3 (Doubles)
*Schedule/matches subject to change