|Posted on October 16, 2010 at 12:03 PM|
The 2010 If Stockholm Open is a tennis tournament that will be played on indoor hard courts. It will be the 42nd edition of the event known this year as the If Stockholm Open, and is part of the ATP World Tour 250 Series of the 2010 ATP World Tour. It will be held at the Kungliga tennishallen in Stockholm, Sweden, from October 18 through October 24, 2010.
This year’s If Stockholm Open is led by World No. 2 Roger Federer, who is coming off a runner-up effort at the Shanghai Rolex Masters on Sunday. The Swiss superstar is making his first appearance in Stockholm in 10 years.
The No. 2 seed is top Swede Robin Soderling, a runner-up in 2003 and in ’08. The other seeds are No. 3 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, No. 4 Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia, No. 5 Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, No. 6 Feliciano Lopez of Spain, No. 7 Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil and No. 8 Tommy Robredo of Spain. Six of the seeds (except Berdych and Robredo) have won at least one ATP World Tour title this season.
Soderling and Berdych are trying to secure two of four remaining positions in the year-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London next month. They are No. 5 and No. 6, respectively, in the year-to-date ATP rankings.
THE MAIN DRAW
 Roger Federer (SUI) - Bye
Taylor Dent (USA) vs Michal Przysiezny (POL)
Robin Haase (NED) vs Qual. Filip Prpic (SWE)
Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs [WC]  Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
 Ivan Ljubicic - Bye
Olivier Rochus (BEL) vs Arnaud Clement (FRA)
Tobias Kamke (GER) vs Jan Hajek (CZE)
 Tommy Robredo (ESP) vs Qual. Ivan Dodic (CRO)
 Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) vs [WC] James Blake (USA)
Lukasz Kubot (POL) vs Qual. Matthias Bachinger (GER)
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) vs Michael Berrer (GER)
 Tomas Berdych (CZE) - Bye
 Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs Florian Mayer (GER)
[WC] Michael Ryderstedt (SWE) vs Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
Benjamin Becker (GER) vs Qual. Thomas Schoorel (NED)
 Robin Soderling (SWE) - Bye