Sweden's veteran tennis star Jonas Björkman

Björkman out of Stockholm Open

At the Stockholm Open, Sweden’s veteran star, Jonas Björkman, went out narrowly to top seeded American James Blake 6-7, 7-5, 6-3.

Fellow Swede Thomas Johansson faired better however, and is through to the second round after beating Juan Martin Del Potro, 6-4, 1-0, the Argentinian retiring from the match.

Seventh seed Ivo Karlovic of Croatia beat Chile’s Nicolas Massu 7-6, 6-7, 6-4.

The final of the 160,000 US dollar tournament is on October the 14th.

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