Thomas Enqvist

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Thomas Enqvist
Country Sweden
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born(1974-03-13) 13 March 1974 (age 38)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight88 kg (190 lb; 13.9 st)
Turned pro1991
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money$10,461,641
Singles
Career record448–297
Career titles19
Highest rankingNo. 4 (15 November 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (1999)
French Open4R (2001)
WimbledonQF (2001)
US Open4R (1993, 1996, 2000)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (1995)
Olympic Games3R (1996)
Doubles
Career record35–46
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 169 (8 May 2000)
 
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Thomas Enqvist
Country Sweden
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born(1974-03-13) 13 March 1974 (age 38)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight88 kg (190 lb; 13.9 st)
Turned pro1991
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money$10,461,641
Singles
Career record448–297
Career titles19
Highest rankingNo. 4 (15 November 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (1999)
French Open4R (2001)
WimbledonQF (2001)
US Open4R (1993, 1996, 2000)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (1995)
Olympic Games3R (1996)
Doubles
Career record35–46
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 169 (8 May 2000)

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

He was quickly touted as the only Swede who could follow in the footsteps of Stefan Edberg and Björn Borg, 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.

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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)

OutcomeYearTournamentOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Runner-up1999Australian OpenRussia Yevgeny Kafelnikov6–4, 0–6, 3–6, 6–7(1–7)

Masters Series finals

Singles: 3 (3–1)

OutcomeYearTournamentOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Winner1996ParisRussia Yevgeny Kafelnikov6–2, 6–4, 7–5
Winner1999StuttgartNetherlands Richard Krajicek6–1, 6–4, 5–7, 7–5
Runner-up2000Indian WellsSpain Àlex Corretja4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Winner2000CincinnatiUnited Kingdom Tim Henman7–6(7–5), 6–4

Career singles finals (26)

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)
OutcomeNo.DateChampionshipSurfaceOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Winner1.19 October 1992Bolzano, ItalyCarpet (i)France Arnaud Boetsch6–1, 1–6, 7–6(9–7)
Winner2.30 August 1993Schenectady, U.S.HardNew Zealand Brett Steven4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–0)
Winner3.16 January 1995Auckland, New ZealandHardUnited States Chuck Adams6–2, 6–1
Winner4.27 February 1995Philadelphia, U.S.Carpet (i)United States Michael Chang0–6, 6–4, 6–0
Winner5.15 May 1995Pinehurst, U.S.ClayArgentina Javier Frana6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up1.7 August 1995Los Angeles, U.S.HardGermany Michael Stich7–6(9–7), 6–7(4–7), 2–6
Winner6.21 August 1995Indianapolis, U.S.HardGermany Bernd Karbacher6–4, 6–3
Winner7.13 November 1995Stockholm, SwedenHard (i)France Arnaud Boetsch7–5, 6–4
Winner8.15 April 1996New Delhi, IndiaHardZimbabwe Byron Black6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Winner9.4 November 1996Paris, FranceCarpet (i)Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov6–2, 6–4, 7–5
Winner10.11 November 1996Stockholm, SwedenHard (i)United States Todd Martin7–5, 6–4, 7–6(7–0)
Winner11.17 February 1997Marseille, FranceHard (i)Chile Marcelo Ríos6–4, 1–0, ret.
Runner-up2.28 July 1997Los Angeles, U.S.HardUnited States Jim Courier4–6, 4–6
Winner12.9 February 1998Marseille, FranceHard (i)Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov6–4, 6–1
Runner-up3.2 March 1998Philadelphia, U.S.Hard (i)United States Pete Sampras5–7, 6–7(3–7)
Winner13.4 May 1998Munich, GermanyClayUnited States Andre Agassi6–7(4–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–3
Winner14.11 January 1999Adelaide, AustraliaHardAustralia Lleyton Hewitt4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up4.1 February 1999Australian Open, MelbourneHardRussia Yevgeny Kafelnikov6–4, 0–6, 3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Winner15.1 November 1999Stuttgart Indoor, GermanyHard (i)Netherlands Richard Krajicek6–1, 6–4, 5–7, 7–5
Winner16.15 November 1999Stockholm, SwedenHard (i)Sweden Magnus Gustafsson6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up5.10 January 2000Adelaide, AustraliaHardAustralia Lleyton Hewitt6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up6.20 March 2000Indian Wells, U.S.HardSpain Àlex Corretja4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Winner17.5 July 2000Cincinnati, U.S.HardUnited Kingdom Tim Henman7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up7.28 August 2000Long Island, U.S.HardSweden Magnus Norman3–6, 7–5, 5–7
Winner18.30 October 2000Basel, SwitzerlandCarpet (i)Switzerland Roger Federer6–2, 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 1–6, 6–1
Winner19.18 February 2002Marseille, FranceHard (i)France Nicolas Escudé6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–1

Grand Slam Singles performance timeline

Tournament19891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005Career SRCareer Win-Loss
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian OpenAAQ22R1R2R3RQF4R2RF1RA2R1R3R1R0 / 1321–12
French OpenAAAA1R1R1R1RA3R2R3R4R2R1R3R1R0 / 1211–12
WimbledonAAQ1A1RA1R2RA3R3R4RQF2R1R3R1R0 / 1115–11
U.S. OpenAAAQ14R3R2R4RAA1R4R1R3R2R2RA0 / 1016–10
Grand Slam SR0 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 10 / 40 / 30 / 40 / 40 / 10 / 30 / 40 / 40 / 30 / 40 / 40 / 40 / 30 / 46N/A
Annual Win-Loss0–00–00–00–13–43–33–38–43–15–39–48–47–35–41–47–40–3N/A63–45
ATP Masters Series
Indian WellsNMEAAAQ1A3R2R2RQF1RF2RQF1R1R3R0 / 1116–11
MiamiNMEAAA1RA4R2R2RQFSF4R3R3R3R1R1R0 / 1215–11
Monte CarloNMEAAA1RA2R2R2R1R2R2R2R1RA1RA0 / 104–10
RomeNMEAAAAAA3RA1R1R3R2R3R1RAQ10 / 77–7
HamburgNMEAAA1RAAAAAA2R1R1RAAA0 / 41–4
CanadaNMEAAAAQFSFQFQFA1R3R1R1RQ21RA0 / 913–9
CincinnatiNMEAAAQ13RSFSF2RA2RW1R3R2R1RA1 / 1020–9
Madrid (Stuttgart)NMEA1R3R1R2RQF3R2RAW2RQFA2RQ2A1 / 1116–9
ParisNMEAAAAA2RWSF1R3R2R2RAA1RQ11 / 811–7
Masters Series SRN/A0 / 00 / 10 / 10 / 40 / 30 / 71 / 80 / 70 / 51 / 81 / 90 / 90 / 70 / 50 / 60 / 23 / 82N/A
Annual Win-LossN/A0–00–00–10–46–315–714–76–66–513–719–78–98–74–50–62–2N/A103–77
Year End Ranking11034722316388597928225924449672133N/A

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

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

2009, 2010
Succeeded by
Spain Carlos Moyá