Peter Svensson (tennis)

Peter Svensson (born 6 January 1961) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.

Peter Svensson
Full namePeter Svensson
Country (sports) Sweden
Born (1961-01-06) 6 January 1961 (age 60)
Ängelholm, Sweden
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$57,659
Singles
Career record1–1
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 247 (26 November 1984)
Doubles
Career record19–34
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 77 (7 August 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1990)

BiographyEdit

Svensson received a tennis scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, after which he completed an MBA at the University of Texas at Tyler.

Most of his top level tour matches were in doubles, in which he was ranked as high as 77 in the world. He had his best year in 1985 when he made the semi-finals of five Grand Prix tournaments. During his career he won a total of seven Challenger doubles titles.

As a singles player he reached two Challenger finals and competed in the 1988 Swedish Open, held in Bastad. He defeated Branislav Stankovič in the first round, then lost in the second round to Niclas Kroon.[1]

One of his doubles partners was Stefan Edberg, who he teamed up with at Basel in both 1988 and 1989.

His only Grand Slam appearance came at the 1990 Australian Open where he teamed up with Ronnie Båthman.[2]

He now lives in Switzerland and is an executive with Nestlé. Two sons, Filip and Viktor, played collegiate tennis in the United States.[3][4]

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (7)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1984 Travemunde, West Germany Clay   Johan Carlsson   Igor Flego
  Shahar Perkiss
5–7, 6–4, 6–2
2. 1985 Bergen, Norway Clay   Jonas Svensson   Stefan Eriksson
  Peter Lundgren
7–6, 4–6, 6–3
3. 1988 Crans Montana, Switzerland Clay   Lars-Anders Wahlgren   Conny Falk
  Stefan Svensson
6–4, 6–4
4. 1988 Genoa, Italy Clay   Lars-Anders Wahlgren   Per Henricsson
  Nicklas Utgren
7–5, 2–6, 6–1
5. 1989 Hossegor, France Clay   Jörgen Windahl   David Engel
  Barry Moir
6–4, 7–5
6. 1989 Clermont Ferrand, France Clay   Lars-Anders Wahlgren   Marcelo Ingaramo
  Gustavo Luza
7–5, 6–3
7. 1989 Tampere, Finland Clay   Lars-Anders Wahlgren   Christer Allgårdh
  Tobias Svantesson
7–5, 6–7, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tennis Results Singles First round". United Press International. 11 July 1988. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Australian Open - 15 January - 28 January 1990". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Men's Tennis - Filip Svensson". vcuathletics.com/. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Men's Tennis - Viktor Svensson". George Washington Athletics Official Athletic Site. Retrieved 19 February 2016.

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