Three Decades Later a Different Outcome for Peter Karlsson

In the men’s doubles 50 years opening round Vivek Kohli and Peter Karlsson beat Slovenia’s Bojan Maselj and Andrej Potrbin


At the Chiba 1991 World Championships, Sweden’s Peter Karlsson partnered compatriot Thomas von Scheele to men’s doubles gold; at the Muscat 2023 World Veteran Championships, it was not to be the same outcome.

Joining forces with India’s Vivek Kohli, a member of the Swaythling Club International and chair of Stag International, on Friday 20th January, it was a third-round exit; competing in men’s doubles 50 years, the pair experienced defeat at the hands of Denmark’s Karsten Hamman and Jan Søndegard (11-6, 11-5, 11-8).

Earlier in the opening round the duo had accounted for Slovenia’s Bojan Maselj and Andrej Potrbin (11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 11-2), followed by success in opposition to Germany’s Roland Fritsch and Carsten Jung (11-9, 11-7, 7-11, 14-12).

Present in men’s doubles 55 years, it was a first round exit for the Finnish pair of Mika Pyykkö and Risto Salo; seen serving, Risto Salo is a member of the Swaythling Club International.