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Swedish Hooker Scandals? Oh Tennis, You Shouldn’t Have.

Posted by gauloises1 on October 19, 2009

Nothing livens up the end of the season like a good old-fashioned vice scandal. Reportedly, two players competing in the Stockholm Open are under investigation for solicitation. Is it wrong that I find this really amusing? Probably.

The bare bones of the thing (via the AP) is that two ATP players were detained by police when they entered their hotel early Sunday accompanied by two women, and taken in for questioning. Both players were foreign citizens and set to compete in the tournament. A spokesman for the tournament has said it won’t stop them competing.

According to Jonas Trolle, the head of the investigation, a prosecutor has issued a ‘summary punishment’, which basically involves avoiding trial by signing a confession.

So far, so reliable. However, if you would like some speculation, the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet gives more details, claiming that one of the players is a well-known figure on the ATP tour and has refused to speak to the media. According to the same source, the women the players picked up were in fact plainclothes police officers (in heels, no less). Which is just unlucky.

Conflicting (and unsourceable) reports claim that only one of the men was actually competing in the Stockholm Open, and has been fined 2,500 kroner for the offence. (That doesn’t seem like a lot.)

And if you’d like even more speculation, reportedly Swedish television is mentioning the names of Grigor Dimitrov and Thomaz Bellucci …

So, who’s up for a little game of ‘guess the john’? Stockholm draw here ….

13 Responses to “Swedish Hooker Scandals? Oh Tennis, You Shouldn’t Have.”

  1. irefusetotellyou said

    HAHAHHA at Nosejob.

    Probz Clement or Gulbis or some such thing.

    Guess my theory of male prostitutes + FeLo isn’t a possibility anymore.

  2. Mlle. Marseillaise (a.k.a Joan) said

    So I was visiting my sister in Stockholm recently and we decided to celebrate Halloween early since I was flying back to the states soon. We dressed up as cops but way cuter with louboutins instead of dreadful flat shoes.

    All I can say is that Grigor Dimitrov is way hotter in person.

  3. gauloises1 said

    Oh Joan. You couldn’t have gone back with someone I didn’t like?

  4. AmyLu said

    So I know I shouldn’t laugh about this, but yeah, this story makes me laugh.

    And, I think it was mentioned in an article, but Sweden has differing laws with regard to prostitution than most countries (and their policies are being researched like crazy) — essentially, though, it doesn’t matter if you’re like the U.S. and aggressively prosecute the prostitutes or you’re like Sweden and only punish the johns — so far research seems to suggest that neither strategy does a very good job of stopping prostitution.

  5. Mango said

    This makes me laugh right now, but if it ends be being someone like (such as Boss or Pico) I might cry. My unofficial guess is Melzer.

  6. Mango said

    EDIT: someone I like

  7. naughtyT...asia doesn't swing,it blows said

    I can’t get over the fact that supposedly sexed up Shwwwweeeeden is worried about prostitution. What happened to all the free love and porn movies???
    I also love love love that Jonas Trolle is heading up the investigation… wonder if he lives under a bridge while waiting for saucy tennis players to cross in search of sin?

  8. naughtyT...asia doesn't swing,it blows said

    or maybe they are just yoking.

  9. neil in toronto said

    I’m guessing Seppi and Haas, for no good reason, i just like the game 🙂

  10. C.F. said

    LOL

    Ah, well, prostitutes that turned out to be policewomen in disguise… It’s still waaaay better than Ronaldo (not Cristiano) and the prostitutes who turned out to be guys 😛

  11. Carrie/Cubbie said

    Pim Pim said in his blog that it was Gulbis.

    http://www.pimpimacemanagement.com/pimpim_pim.php

  12. Carrie/Cubbie said

    Ooops- for those who can’t read Swedish- from PimPim

    “Monaco found out last night that he was accused in the Argentine press of being the player who bought sex during the weekend while Gulbis already acknowledged. He will probably have a difficult time before the match on Wednesday. I’ll try to take advantage of it early in the match …”

    So it looks like Juan was accused but is innocent.

  13. Calle said

    Hello gaulouises, you are misintreprating the article, the girls wasn’t policewomen in civil clothes but the real deal. In fact it is not legal for Swedish police to provoke someone to commit a crime.

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