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

Thomas Enqvist
Thomas Enqvist ATC2010.jpg
Country (sports) Sweden
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1974-03-13) 13 March 1974 (age 45)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1991
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
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)
Grand Slam CupSF (1999)
Olympic Games3R (1996)
Doubles
Career record35–46
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 169 (8 May 2000)

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

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Tennis careerEdit

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 most significant 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 beat Jan-Michael Gambill, Byron Black, Pat Rafter, Mark Philippoussis, Marc Rosset and Nicolás Lapentti before 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 finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

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 finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (3–1)Edit

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 finalsEdit

Wins (19–7)Edit

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

Singles performance timelineEdit

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
Year-End Championships
Tennis Masters Cup Did Not Qualify SF RR DNQ RR Did Not Qualify 0 / 3 5–4
Grand Slam Cup NH Was Not Invited SF Not Held 0 / 1 1–1
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

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 10 5 1 5 10 3 1 3 1 2 0 41
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score ER
1995
1.   Andre Agassi 2 Philadelphia, United States Carpet (i) SF 7–6(7–5), 5–7, 6–2 43
2.   Michael Chang 6 Philadelphia, United States Carpet (i) F 0–6, 6–4, 6–0 43
3.   Goran Ivanišević 7 Montreal, Canada Hard 3R 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–3), 7–5 19
4.   Michael Chang 5 Montreal, Canada Hard QF 6–3, 6–4 19
5.   Goran Ivanišević 7 Los Angeles, United States Hard SF 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–4 16
6.   Goran Ivanišević 7 Cincinnati, United States Hard QF 4–6, 6–0, 6–3 13
7.   Goran Ivanišević 7 Indianapolis, United States Hard SF 6–1, 1–6, 6–3 13
8.   Jim Courier 7 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) RR 6–3, 6–2 8
9.   Michael Chang 4 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) RR 6–1, 6–4 8
10.   Thomas Muster 3 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) RR 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–4 8
1996
11.   Richard Krajicek 8 Cincinnati, United States Hard 3R 7–6(9–7), 6–2 12
12.   Pete Sampras 1 Cincinnati, United States Hard QF 6–3, 6–3 12
13.   Marcelo Ríos 10 Lyon, France Carpet (i) QF 6–3, 2–6, 7–5 13
14.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 4 Paris, France Carpet (i) F 6–2, 6–4, 7–5 12
15.   Boris Becker 6 ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover, Germany Carpet (i) RR 6–3, 7–6(7–1) 9
1997
16.   Marcelo Ríos 7 Marseille, France Hard (i) F 6–4, 1–0, ret. 10
1998
17.   Carlos Moyà 8 Sydney, Australia Hard 1R 6–7(6–8), 6–4, 6–4 27
18.   Richard Krajicek 9 Marseille, France Hard (i) SF 6–3, 6–7(1–7), 6–3 29
19.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7 Marseille, France Hard (i) F 6–4, 6–1 29
20.   Greg Rusedski 5 Miami, United States Hard 4R 6–2, 6–2 24
21.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6 French Open, Paris, France Clay 2R 4–6, 7–6(12–10), 7–6(7–4), 6–1 19
1999
22.   Patrick Rafter 4 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard 3R 6–4, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4 21
23.   Àlex Corretja 4 Miami, United States Hard 4R 7–5, 6–3 15
24.   Carlos Moyá 4 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay RR 3–6, 6–1, 6–3 17
25.   Tim Henman 7 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay RR 7–6(7–4), 6–4 17
26.   Gustavo Kuerten 5 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) 3R 6–4, 5–7, 6–4 18
27.   Marcelo Ríos 9 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) QF 6–4, 6–2 18
28.   Andre Agassi 1 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) SF 6–3, 4–6, 6–0 18
29.   Richard Krajicek 8 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) F 6–1, 6–4, 5–7, 7–5 18
30.   Todd Martin 4 Paris, France Carpet (i) 2R 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6) 9
31.   Nicolas Kiefer 6 ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover, Germany Hard (i) RR 6–4, 7–5 4
2000
32.   Cédric Pioline 10 London, United Kingdom Hard (i) QF 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 7–6(8–6) 12
33.   Pete Sampras 2 Indian Wells, United States Hard QF 6–3, 3–6, 6–3 10
34.   Tim Henman 10 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) SF 6–1, 6–3 6
2001
35.   Juan Carlos Ferrero 5 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) 2R 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4) 27
2002
36.   Sébastien Grosjean 9 Marseille, France Hard (i) QF 6–3, 7–5 24
37.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 4 Marseille, France Hard (i) SF 6–7(1–7), 7–6(12–10), 6–4 24
38.   Thomas Johansson 9 Indian Wells, United States Hard 1R 7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–4 22
2003
39.   Andre Agassi 2 Scottsdale, United States Hard 1R 6–7(6–8), 6–4, 6–1 73
2004
40.   Mark Philippoussis 9 Davis Cup, Adelaide, Australia Hard RR 6–3, 6–4, 6–2 78
41.   Andy Roddick 2 Memphis, United States Hard (i) QF 7–6(10–8), 6–3 80

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