Magnus Norman

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Magnus Norman
Country Sweden
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born(1976-05-30) 30 May 1976 (age 36)
Filipstad, Sweden
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight198 lb (90 kg; 14.1 st)
Turned pro1995
Retired2004
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money$4,537,247
Singles
Career record244–177
Career titles12
Highest rankingNo. 2 (June 12, 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (2000)
French OpenF (2000)
Wimbledon3R (1997, 1999)
US Open4R (1999, 2000)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (2000)
Olympic Games3R (2000)
Doubles
Career record24–48
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 133 (May 7, 2001)
 
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Magnus Norman
Country Sweden
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born(1976-05-30) 30 May 1976 (age 36)
Filipstad, Sweden
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight198 lb (90 kg; 14.1 st)
Turned pro1995
Retired2004
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money$4,537,247
Singles
Career record244–177
Career titles12
Highest rankingNo. 2 (June 12, 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (2000)
French OpenF (2000)
Wimbledon3R (1997, 1999)
US Open4R (1999, 2000)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (2000)
Olympic Games3R (2000)
Doubles
Career record24–48
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 133 (May 7, 2001)

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.

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Tennis career

Juniors

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)

Pro tour

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.[1]

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (0–1)

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfaceOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Runner-up2000French OpenClayBrazil Gustavo Kuerten6–2, 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(6)

Masters Series finals

Singles: 1 (1–0)

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfaceOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Winner2000RomeClayBrazil Gustavo Kuerten6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4

Career finals

Singles: 18 (12–6)

Wins (12)
Legend
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
Hard (5–3)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (7–2)
Carpet (0–1)
OutcomeNo.DateChampionshipSurfaceOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Winner1.13 July 1997Båstad, SwedenClaySpain Juan Antonio Marín7–5, 6–2
Runner-up1.19 October 1997Ostrava, Czech RepublicCarpet (i)Slovakia Karol Kučera2–6, retired
Runner-up2.27 July 1998Umag, CroatiaClayCzech Republic Bohdan Ulihrach3-6, 6-7(0)
Winner2.9 August 1998Amsterdam, NetherlandsClayAustralia Richard Fromberg6–3, 6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Winner3.25 April 1999Orlando, USAClayArgentina Guillermo Cañas6–0, 6–3
Winner4.25 July 1999Stuttgart, GermanyClayGermany Tommy Haas6–7(6–8), 4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–0, 6–3
Winner5.1 August 1999Umag, CroatiaClayUnited States Jeff Tarango6–2, 6–4
Winner6.29 August 1999Long Island, USAHardSpain Àlex Corretja7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–3
Winner7.10 October 1999Shanghai, ChinaHardChile Marcelo Ríos2–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner8.16 January 2000Auckland, New ZealandHardUnited States Michael Chang3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner9.14 May 2000Rome, ItalyClayBrazil Gustavo Kuerten6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up3.11 June 2000French Open, Paris, FranceClayBrazil Gustavo Kuerten2–6, 3–6, 6–2, 6–7(6–8)
Winner10.16 July 2000Båstad, SwedenClaySweden Andreas Vinciguerra6–1, 7–6(8–6)
Winner11.27 August 2000Long Island, USAHardSweden Thomas Enqvist6–3, 5–7, 7–5
Winner12.22 October 2000Shanghai, ChinaHardNetherlands Sjeng Schalken6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up4.14 January 2001Sydney, AustraliaHardAustralia Lleyton Hewitt4–6, 1–6
Runner-up5.11 March 2001Scottsdale, USAHardSpain Francisco Clavet4–6, 2–6
Runner-up6.6 October 2002Tokyo, JapanHardDenmark Kenneth Carlsen6–7(6–8), 3–6

Doubles: 1 (0–1)

Runner-ups (1)
No.DateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponent in the finalScore in the final
1.5 January 1997Doha, QatarHardSweden Patrik FredrikssonNetherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
3–6, 2–6

Singles performance timeline

Tournament199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003Career SRCareer win-loss
Australian OpenALQLQA1R1R1R2RSF4RAA0 / 69–6
French OpenAAAA2RQF2R1RF1R1R1R0 / 712–7
WimbledonAAAAA3R1R3R2RAAA0 / 45–4
US OpenAAAAA2R2R4R4RA1R1R0 / 68–6
Grand Slam SR0 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 20 / 40 / 40 / 40 / 40 / 20 / 20 / 20 / 24N/A
Grand Slam Win-Loss0–00–00–00–01–27–42–46–415–43–20–20–2N/A34–24
Tennis Masters CupAAAAAAAARRAAA0 / 10–3
Indian Wells MastersAAAAAA2RAQF1RALQ0 / 34–3
Miami MastersAAAAAA1R2R3R3RALQ0 / 43–4
Monte Carlo MastersAAAAAA2RA2R2R1R3R0 / 55–5
Rome MastersAAAALQA2RAW1R1R1R1 / 57–4
Hamburg MastersAAAAAA1RAQF2RAA0 / 34–3
Canada MastersAAAAAAAA1R2R1RA0 / 31–3
Cincinnati MastersAAAAAAAA2R1R1RA0 / 31–3
Madrid Masters (Stuttgart)1RALQAAA2R3R3RA2RA0 / 53–5
Paris MastersAAAAA2R2R1R2RAAA0 / 42–4
Total Titles000001155000N/A12
Hardcourt Win-Loss0–00–00–00–06–69–106–1322–1039–1619–127–105–7N/A113–84
Grass Win-Loss0–00–00–00–00–02–22–22–31–10–00–00–0N/A7–8
Carpet Win-Loss0–10–00–00–00–011–73–30–10–11–10–00–0N/A15–14
Clay Win-Loss0–00–00–03–27–420–717–1320–827–75–95–95–12N/A109–71
Overall Win-Loss0–10–00–03–213–1042–2628–3144–2267–2525–2212–1910–19N/A244–177
Year End Ranking690588100317086225215449107125N/AN/A

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.

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