THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 IF STOCKHOLM OPEN
Date: From 17/10 to 23/10
Money prize: $ 566,525
Surface: Hard Indoor
Tournament Location: Tennisstaddion – Södra FIskartorpsvägen 20, Stockholm
How to get: Tennisstaddion is fatr just 3.5 km from central station (15 minutes by taxi). Arlanda Airport, on the other hand, is far 44 km.
Recent Past Winners: 2015 – 2014 Tomas Berdych – 2013 Grigor Dimitrov – 2012 Tomas Berdych – 2011 Gael Monfils – 2010 Roger Federer
Top 10 Players: Gael Monfils (Fra) – Juan Martin Del Potro (Arg) – John Isner (Usa) – Steve Johnson (USa) – Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) – Ivo Karlovic (Cro) – Lucas Pouille (Fra) . Alexander Zverev (Rus) – Jack Sock (Usa) – Kevin Anderson (Rsa)
Stockholm, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. The beautiful buildings, the greenery, the fresh air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. Ekoparken, the first National City Park in the world, is a green space that breathes for the city, and a constant presence in the crush of the city. Lonely Planet writes about Stockholm: “Stockholm’s good looks and fashion sense could almost be intimidating. But this city is an accessible beauty, as easy to explore as it is to love. Though spread across 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, it is compact and walkable. Each neighbourhood has a distinct character, yet they’re so close together you can easily spend time in several areas. In each, you’ll find trend-setting design, inventive cuisine, unbeatable museums, great shopping, pretty parks and loads of atmosphere.
The old town, Gamla Stan, is one of Europe’s most arresting historic hubs, all storybook buildings, imposing palaces and razor-thin cobblestone streets.
Just a few metres from this time capsule, the modern city centre shines like the pages of a magazine. Downtown is a catwalk, showroom and test kitchen. Everything here is the very latest thing.
And it’s surrounded by pristine forests and a vast archipelago. What’s not to love?“
TOP 3 THINGS TO SEE:
- Gamla Stan (Old Town)
- Vasa Museum
- Skansen Open Air Museum
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Central Hotel. Very good *** accomodation, rated 8.5 on Booking, this hotel is situated in city centre, at just 200 mt from Central Station, and offers 19 mq2 standard double rooms at 187€ per night with breakfast buffet included. Wifi, of course, is free.
- Clarion Collection Hotel Tapto. Excellent **** hotel at 10 minutes tennis court and 1.7 km from Old Town, easy accessible by metro. this modern hotel provides you with functional and modern guest rooms with free wifi. Rated 8.8 on Booking, it offers standard double room at 216 per night with breakfast and evening meal included.
- Grand Hotel Stockholm. Wonderful ***** luxurious hotel located on the waterfront across from the Royal Palace and the Old Town. It features Restaurant Mathias Dahlgren which was awarded with 2 Michelin stars. This is without any doubt the best hotel of the town (rated 9.2 on Booking). A superior double room with breakfast and wifi included costs 379€ per night.