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Thomas Enqvist

Thomas Enqvist
Country (sports)  Sweden
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1974-03-13) 13 March 1974
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1991
Retired 2006
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $10,461,641
Singles
Career record 448–297
Career titles 19
Highest ranking No. 4 (15 November 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1999)
French Open 4R (2001)
Wimbledon QF (2001)
US Open 4R (1993, 1996, 2000)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals SF (1995)
Olympic Games 3R (1996)
Doubles
Career record 35–46
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 169 (8 May 2000)

Thomas Karl Johan Enqvist (born 13 March 1974) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.

He was quickly touted as the only Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg, and was ranked as high as World No. 4 (which he attained in 1999) in the ATP Rankings, reaching the final of the Australian Open the same year.

Contents

  • Tennis career 1
  • Major finals 2
    • Grand Slam finals 2.1
      • Singles: 1 (0–1) 2.1.1
    • Masters Series finals 2.2
      • Singles: 3 (3–1) 2.2.1
  • Career singles finals 3
    • Wins (19–7) 3.1
    • Grand Slam Singles performance timeline 3.2
  • External links 4

Tennis career

Throughout his career, Enqvist finished a year ranked in the top 10 four times and won at least one ATP title for six consecutive years. In 1998 he underwent surgery in Stockholm to remove a small piece of bone from his right foot and had surgery on his right shoulder to repair a repetitive strain injury. Despite his surgeries, Enqvist posted some impressive victories, including wins over Pete Sampras, Juan Carlos Ferrero, and Andy Roddick.

Enqvist won a total of 19 singles titles, the biggest being ATP Masters Series titles at Paris (1996), Stuttgart (1999) and Cincinnati (2000). He also won one doubles title.

His best showing at a Grand Slam event was in 1999, when he lost the Australian Open final to Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia. He also reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon in 2001 and at the 1996 Australian Open.

Enqvist was a force on the Swedish Davis Cup team. In 1998, he helped Sweden reach the finals of the Davis Cup for the fourth time in five years.

He currently works as captain for the Swedish Davis Cup team and as an expert commentator for Eurosport Sweden.

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (0–1)

Outcome Year Tournament Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1999 Australian Open Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–4, 0–6, 3–6, 6–7(1–7)

Masters Series finals

Singles: 3 (3–1)

Outcome Year Tournament Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1996 Paris Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–2, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 1999 Stuttgart Richard Krajicek 6–1, 6–4, 5–7, 7–5
Runner-up 2000 Indian Wells Àlex Corretja 4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 2000 Cincinnati Tim Henman 7–6(7–5), 6–4

Career singles finals

Wins (19–7)

Legend
Grand Slam (0–1)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (3–1)
ATP Championship Series (2–1)
ATP Tour (14–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (13–7)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (2–0)
Carpet (4–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 19 October 1992 Bolzano, Italy Carpet (i) Arnaud Boetsch 6–1, 1–6, 7–6(9–7)
Winner 2. 30 August 1993 Schenectady, U.S. Hard Brett Steven 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–0)
Winner 3. 16 January 1995 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Chuck Adams 6–2, 6–1
Winner 4. 27 February 1995 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet (i) Michael Chang 0–6, 6–4, 6–0
Winner 5. 15 May 1995 Pinehurst, U.S. Clay Javier Frana 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 7 August 1995 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Michael Stich 7–6(9–7), 6–7(4–7), 2–6
Winner 6. 21 August 1995 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard Bernd Karbacher 6–4, 6–3
Winner 7. 13 November 1995 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Arnaud Boetsch 7–5, 6–4
Winner 8. 15 April 1996 New Delhi, India Hard Byron Black 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 9. 4 November 1996 Paris, France Carpet (i) Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–2, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 10. 11 November 1996 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Todd Martin 7–5, 6–4, 7–6(7–0)
Winner 11. 17 February 1997 Marseille, France Hard (i) Marcelo Ríos 6–4, 1–0, ret.
Runner-up 2. 28 July 1997 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Jim Courier 4–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 9 February 1998 Marseille, France Hard (i) Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 2 March 1998 Philadelphia, U.S. Hard (i) Pete Sampras 5–7, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 13. 4 May 1998 Munich, Germany Clay Andre Agassi 6–7(4–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–3
Winner 14. 11 January 1999 Adelaide, Australia Hard Lleyton Hewitt 4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 1 February 1999 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–4, 0–6, 3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Winner 15. 1 November 1999 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i) Richard Krajicek 6–1, 6–4, 5–7, 7–5
Winner 16. 15 November 1999 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Magnus Gustafsson 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 10 January 2000 Adelaide, Australia Hard Lleyton Hewitt 6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 20 March 2000 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard Àlex Corretja 4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 17. 5 July 2000 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard Tim Henman 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 7. 28 August 2000 Long Island, U.S. Hard Magnus Norman 3–6, 7–5, 5–7
Winner 18. 30 October 2000 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) Roger Federer 6–2, 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 1–6, 6–1
Winner 19. 18 February 2002 Marseille, France Hard (i) Nicolas Escudé 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–1

Grand Slam Singles performance timeline

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A Q2 2R 1R 2R 3R QF 4R 2R F 1R A 2R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 13 21–12
French Open A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R A 3R 2R 3R 4R 2R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 12 11–12
Wimbledon A A Q1 A 1R A 1R 2R A 3R 3R 4R QF 2R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 11 15–11
U.S. Open A A A Q1 4R 3R 2R 4R A A 1R 4R 1R 3R 2R 2R A 0 / 10 16–10
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 46 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–4 3–3 3–3 8–4 3–1 5–3 9–4 8–4 7–3 5–4 1–4 7–4 0–3 N/A 63–45
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A A Q1 A 3R 2R 2R QF 1R F 2R QF 1R 1R 3R 0 / 11 16–11
Miami NME A A A 1R A 4R 2R 2R QF SF 4R 3R 3R 3R 1R 1R 0 / 12 15–11
Monte Carlo NME A A A 1R A 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R A 1R A 0 / 10 4–10
Rome NME A A A A A A 3R A 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 1R A Q1 0 / 7 7–7
Hamburg NME A A A 1R A A A A A A 2R 1R 1R A A A 0 / 4 1–4
Canada NME A A A A QF SF QF QF A 1R 3R 1R 1R Q2 1R A 0 / 9 13–9
Cincinnati NME A A A Q1 3R SF SF 2R A 2R W 1R 3R 2R 1R A 1 / 10 20–9
Stuttgart NME A 1R 3R 1R 2R QF 3R 2R A W 2R QF A 2R Q2 A 1 / 11 16–9
Paris NME A A A A A 2R W SF 1R 3R 2R 2R A A 1R Q1 1 / 8 11–7
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 7 1 / 8 0 / 7 0 / 5 1 / 8 1 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 7 0 / 5 0 / 6 0 / 2 3 / 82 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–4 6–3 15–7 14–7 6–6 6–5 13–7 19–7 8–9 8–7 4–5 0–6 2–2 N/A 103–77
Year End Ranking 1103 472 231 63 88 59 7 9 28 22 5 9 24 44 96 72 133 N/A

A = did not participate in the tournament
LQ = lost in the qualifying draw

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
ATP Most Improved Player
1995
Succeeded by
Tim Henman
Preceded by
Goran Ivanišević
ATP Champions Tour
Year-End No.1

2009, 2010
Succeeded by
Carlos Moyá
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