The influence of Sweden on mens professional tennis
- The ATP World Tour
- What's next?
This paper will treat the different aspects that Swedes have brought to men’s professional tennis over the last decades. I chose to speak about this because not only I am a big fan of this sport since I was a child, but also I believe that Swedish men’s tennis has taken a huge part in the history of this sport. Suedes are also well-known for their performances in football, hockey and also the Olympic Games, but I wanted to focus on tennis, where we could see a lot of superstars since the astonishing rise of Bjorn Borg. I will start my paper with some explanations about tennis, rankings and tournaments, then I will show the impact of Sweden on this fancy sport. The point of my paper is trying to answer this question :
How did Swedes leave their mark on professional tennis and what will happen next ?
The ATP World Tour is the Association of Tennis Professionals. It was created by professional players back in 1972. Its equivalent for women is the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association). The ATP supervizes most of the masculine tournaments.
[...] I don’t mean to suggest that there is not potential anymore among Swedish tennis players, but none of them is good enough to beat the greatests, at the moment. With Robin Soderling out, there is no Swedish hopes anymore. But with such a great history, we can assume that someone will came out and win again. We have seen in this paper how big the impact of Sweden is in professional tennis. We all remember these great athletes who made us hold our breaths everytime they played in big events. Bjorn Borg has been recently added to the Hall of Fame of tennis, [...]
[...] II Swedish players The most remarkable Swedish players over the last decades are : Bjorn Borg (former world Stefan Edberg (former world Mats Wilander (former world Robin Soderling (former world Thomas Enqvist (former world Magnus Norman (former world Thomas Johansson (former world All of these players have now retired from professional tennis, except Robin Soderling. Unfortunately, he has been ill for the whole season and is not sure to be ever able to play again. Career facts Let’s have a closer look to Swedish tennis superstars, who got pretty good results over the last decades. [...]
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