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Stan the Man is coming to BNP Paribas Nordic Open

18 August 2023 By BNP Paribas Nordic Open
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He has been a professional on the ATP Tour since 2002, capturing three Grand Slam titles, ranking in the top three in the world, experiencing injuries and comebacks. Now, Switzerland's finest player, Stan Wawrinka, returns to Stockholm and the Royal Tennis Hall for the first time in over ten years to participate in the first edition of the BNP Paribas Nordic Open, formerly known as the Stockholm Open.

Earlier this year, Danish rising star and last year's champion, now ranked fifth in the world, Holger Rune, was announced as a confirmed player for the BNPP Nordic Open. It is now also confirmed that Swiss player Stan Wawrinka will come to Stockholm for the autumn tournament. If these two players meet on center court at the Royal Tennis Hall, it will be the first time since the notable match at the Paris Masters last year when Holger Rune emerged victorious.

Stan Wawrinka demonstrated his potential as a world-class player even as a junior, indicating a promising career for many years to come. After three Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold in doubles, alongside his compatriot Roger Federer, a knee injury halted his career for a couple of years. Today, he is ranked 51st and is currently displaying a convincing journey back to the top of the world rankings. The last time Stan Wawrinka played in the Stockholm Open was in 2010, and on that occasion, the championship title went to Roger Federer.

-Stan is one of the few players who has been able to challenge Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic in the major tournaments over the past ten years, resulting in three Grand Slam titles. He has such an enormous love for the sport, which is evident both on and off the tennis court, and it adds that extra something to his matches. We are extremely happy and proud to welcome Stan back to Stockholm as he is making his comeback after a long injury period, says Thomas Enqvist, Tournament Director of the BNPP Nordic Open.

The BNP Paribas Nordic Open (formerly known as the Stockholm Open) is the world's oldest indoor tournament on the ATP Tour. Since its first edition in 1969, the tournament has provided unforgettable tennis moments at the Royal Tennis Hall. Prominent names like Stefanos Tsitsipas, Björn Borg, John McEnroe, and the three-time Stockholm Open champion and Tournament Director of the event, Thomas Enqvist, are some big names who have brought prestige to the tournament over the years.

The new name, BNP Paribas Nordic Open, was introduced in the summer of 2023, coinciding with Europe's leading bank becoming the title sponsor. As early as 1973, BNP Paribas became involved as a sponsor in tennis, aligning with the sport's core values: fair play, commitment, and performance. As the new title sponsor of the tournament, they contribute significant experience, financial stability, and a strong brand with a longstanding connection to tennis.

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