Magnus Norman (born 30 May 1976 in Filipstad) is a retired Swedish professional tennis player who is best known for being the runner-up at the 2000 French Open and for briefly being ranked World No. 2. He won 12 singles titles, including the 2000 Tennis Masters Series tournament in Rome, Italy.
As a junior Norman posted a singles win/loss record of 46-24.
Junior Slam results:
Australian Open: 2R (1994)
French Open: QF (1994)
Wimbledon: 1R (1993)
US Open: QF (1994)
Norman reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 2 on 12 June 2000. This ranking resulted from his success during the first half of the year: he reached the semifinals of the 2000 Australian Open, won the Rome Masters, beating Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil, and was the runner-up at the French Open, where Kuerten took revenge. His decline began late that year at the Sydney Olympics, when he lost in the third round to Frenchman Arnaud di Pasquale in straight sets (di Pasquale went on to win the bronze medal).
Norman underwent corrective surgery for a heart valve condition in 1998. He retired due to hip and knee injuries in 2004. Magnus is the former coach of Thomas Johansson and Robin Söderling. He is now running his own tennis academy called the Good to Great Tennis Academy.
Growing up he also played bandy. His brother Marcus is the Secretary General of the Swedish Bandy Association.
Grand Slam finals
Singles: 1 (0–1)
Masters Series finals
Singles: 1 (1–0)
|Outcome||Year||Championship||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||2000||Rome||Clay|| Gustavo Kuerten||6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4|
Singles: 18 (12–6)
- Wins (12)
|Grand Slam (0–1)|
|Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)|
|ATP Masters Series (1–0)|
|ATP International Series Gold (1–1)|
|ATP International Series (10–3)|
|Titles by Surface|
|Outcome||No.||Date||Championship||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||1.||13 July 1997||Båstad, Sweden||Clay|| Juan Antonio Marín||7–5, 6–2|
|Runner-up||1.||19 October 1997||Ostrava, Czech Republic||Carpet (i)|| Karol Kučera||2–6, retired|
|Runner-up||2.||27 July 1998||Umag, Croatia||Clay|| Bohdan Ulihrach||3-6, 6-7(0)|
|Winner||2.||9 August 1998||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Clay|| Richard Fromberg||6–3, 6–3, 2–6, 6–4|
|Winner||3.||25 April 1999||Orlando, USA||Clay|| Guillermo Cañas||6–0, 6–3|
|Winner||4.||25 July 1999||Stuttgart, Germany||Clay|| Tommy Haas||6–7(6–8), 4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–0, 6–3|
|Winner||5.||1 August 1999||Umag, Croatia||Clay|| Jeff Tarango||6–2, 6–4|
|Winner||6.||29 August 1999||Long Island, USA||Hard|| Àlex Corretja||7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–3|
|Winner||7.||10 October 1999||Shanghai, China||Hard|| Marcelo Ríos||2–6, 6–3, 7–5|
|Winner||8.||16 January 2000||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard|| Michael Chang||3–6, 6–3, 7–5|
|Winner||9.||14 May 2000||Rome, Italy||Clay|| Gustavo Kuerten||6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4|
|Runner-up||3.||11 June 2000||French Open, Paris, France||Clay|| Gustavo Kuerten||2–6, 3–6, 6–2, 6–7(6–8)|
|Winner||10.||16 July 2000||Båstad, Sweden||Clay|| Andreas Vinciguerra||6–1, 7–6(8–6)|
|Winner||11.||27 August 2000||Long Island, USA||Hard|| Thomas Enqvist||6–3, 5–7, 7–5|
|Winner||12.||22 October 2000||Shanghai, China||Hard|| Sjeng Schalken||6–4, 4–6, 6–3|
|Runner-up||4.||14 January 2001||Sydney, Australia||Hard|| Lleyton Hewitt||4–6, 1–6|
|Runner-up||5.||11 March 2001||Scottsdale, USA||Hard|| Francisco Clavet||4–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||6.||6 October 2002||Tokyo, Japan||Hard|| Kenneth Carlsen||6–7(6–8), 3–6|
Doubles: 1 (0–1)
- Runner-ups (1)
Singles performance timeline
A = did not participate in the tournament.
LQ = lost in the qualifying draw.
SR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.