Last Updated on July 17, 2023
The Nordea Open, also known as the Swedish Open, is a highly esteemed ATP 250 tennis competition. The event unfolds on the clay courts of the Bastad Tennis Stadium in Bastad, Sweden.
The history of the Bastad Tennis Stadium traces back to Ludwig Nobel, the nephew of Alfred Nobel, who laid the foundation for the first tennis court in 1907. It stands where the center court is today. Between 2001 and 2007, the stadium underwent significant renovations, making it a beautiful place for tennis.
Bastad Tennis Stadium stands as one of the largest outdoor tennis venues in the Nordic region. It boasts a center court with a seating capacity for 4300 spectators and an additional court accommodating 1500 more. It’s not just about tennis, though. The stadium also houses a top-notch hotel with 172 rooms, a conference facility for up to 500 attendees, and an award-winning eatery. Additional amenities include a cold bath, spa, rooftop pool, and bar.
The 75th edition of the Swedish Open is set to take place at the Bastad Tennis Stadium from July 17 to 23, 2023. This event promises to be a landmark moment in the tournament’s rich history.
Swedish Open Prize Money 2023
The prize pool for the ATP Nordea Open has increased for the 2023 tennis season. The total prize money came to – €562,815, up 5.29% from the 2022 season. The champion in Bastad will receive just over 15% of that amount, €85,605 if he wins the trophy. The runner-up will also receive a handsome reward of €49,940 for his efforts. After the semifinals, the prize pool decreases significantly: the two losers in this round will each receive €29,355. Those eliminated in the quarterfinals will receive €17,010 for their efforts. Losers in the first round will receive €6,035.
The below tables give you a full breakdown of prize money for the ATP 250 event in Bastad this year.
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Nordea Open Prize Money History
In the table below you can see how the prize money has changed in the last 10 draws of this tournament.
The Swedish Open Entry List Will Be Headed By Casper Ruud
The event will feature the participation of notable figures of Swedish tennis such as Leo Borg, Dragos Nicolae Madaras, and Elias Ymer.
In singles, the trophy will be contested by 32 athletes, while 16 will take part in the doubles event. The top seeds are the Norwegian Casper Ruud and Russian Andrey Rublev
The last event in 2022 was won by Francisco Cerundolo, beating Sebastian Baez in the final. An Argentinian tennis player, Francisco Cerundolo, will defend his title this year.
|ARG||Tomás Martín Etcheverry||32||7|
|ESP||Alejandro Davidovich Fokina||34||8|
Swedish Open: History Of The Competition
The Swedish championship, also known as ATP Bastad, started in 1948 and became part of the ATP circuit when the organization became the governing body of men’s tennis in 1990. The tournament, currently an ATP 250 event, is one of the most highly respected in its category. From 2002 to 2012, it was named the best tournament of its type.
Over the years, the tournament has undergone several name changes, each reflecting the sponsor at the time:
- Until 1999, it was known as the Investor Swedish Open, sponsored by Investor AB, a Swedish conglomerate that holds stakes in many large businesses.
- In 2000, the tournament became the Wideyes Swedish Open, named after the popular fashion company.
- In 2001 and 2002, it changed its name to the Telenordia Swedish Open, honoring the Swedish telephone company.
- From 2003 to 2006, it was sponsored by Synsam, and hence, known as the Synsam Swedish Open.
- From 2007 to 2009, the tournament was called the Catella Swedish Open, named after a significant financial company.
- From 2010 to 2018, it was known as the SkiStar Swedish Open, sponsored by SkiStar AB, a local company in the leisure, tourism, real estate, and retail sectors.
- Since 2019, the main sponsor has been Nordea Bank Abp, a renowned European financial group. Since then, it’s been known as the Nordea Open.
Who Has Won Most Titles At Swedish Open?
The record holder of the ATP Bastad is the Swede Magnus Gustafsson, who has won here four times. His more famous compatriots Mats Wielander and Bjorn Borg and Spaniard David Ferrer have three titles each. Several tennis players are double winners: Spaniard Manuel Orantes, Swedes Magnus Norman and Robin Soderling, Spaniard Tommy Robredo and Argentine Mariano Sabaleta. By the way, in 1997, Norman met in the second round with Adrian Voina of Romania and lost 0:5 in the third set, but managed to turn the tide. After the victory, the nominal host was so confident of his abilities that he won the title.
Among the champions of the tournament, we should mention the four first rackets of the world. In addition to Mats Wielander and Bjorn Borg, they were the Spaniards Carlos Moya and Rafael Nadal. Both foreign athletes won at the ATP Bastad in the 21st century:
- Carlos Moya won in 2002. In the final, he was stronger than Morocco’s Younes El Ainaoui. It took him three sets to win.
- Rafael Nadal won in the 2005 season. In the decisive match the unofficial king of the ground beat Czech Tomas Berdych.
In doubles at the ATP Bastad, the all-time record holder is local player Jonas Bjorkman, who has won here seven times. The famous Swedish doubles player won the first title in 1994 and the last one in 2008. In second place in this standings is another nominal host of the courts – Anders Jarrid.
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Swedish Open Ranking Points
The below tables give you a full breakdown of ranking points across the ATP 250 event in Bastad.
How much does the winner earn at the Swedish Open?
The champion of the Swedish Open in 2023 will receive a prize of €85,605, which is equivalent to $96,099.
How much does the runner-up earn at the Swedish Open?
In 2023, the player finishing second at the Swedish Open will be awarded €49,940, converting to about $56,062.
Where is Nordea Open?
The Nordea Open is held at Båstad Tennis Stadium, located at Kyrkogatan 3, Båstad, 269 33, Sweden.
Is the Nordea Open an ATP 250 tournament?
Yes, the Nordea Open is classified as an ATP 250 tournament, which is part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour.