More than 350 players from 50 different nations  has expressed an interest to take part in the Inaugural Collector Norwegian Open  which is a huge compliment to Oslo and the organisers Northern Vision. Tournament Director  Anders Borg says, “This actually has a bigger reach than the World Championship in skiing in Oslo 2011, a lot of us was disappointed after Norway decided somehow not to go for the Olympics in 2022 but we have enough nations  coming to Oslo next week to  have  a miniolympics at Oslo Tennis Arena.

The cream of Norwegian tennis  will be able to fight for ranking points against some very stiff foreign competition.  Melaine Stokke, Emma Flood, Victor Durasovic and Casper Ruud  are all looking to impress on home ground. Casper Ruud  says, “playing in front of your own crowd is just as important for tennis players as it is  for football players, its a special  experience to feel the  spectators wanting you to win and hopefully we can have some good home wins next week”.