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Jonas Bjorkman

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Jonas Bjorkman
  • Pronounced: YO-nas BYORK-min
  • Age: 42 (23.03.1972)
  • Birthplace: Vaxjo, Sweden
  • Residence: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Height: 6' (183 cm)
  • Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1991
  • Website: http://www.jonasbjorkman.com/
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Sweden

Sweden

As of 15.12.2014
S D
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

4

03.11.1997

414-362 6 $14,610,671

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

1

09.07.2001

712-307 54 $14,610,671

Singles & Doubles combined

Full name is Jonas Lars Bjorkman... Began playing tennis at age six... Parents, Lars, who is a tennis coach and Margaretha, is a housewife... Has one younger sister Maria... Won Swedish Junior Championship at 18 and ranked as high as No. 4 among junior Swedes...  Enjoys golf and considers hockey and soccer as favorite sports... A big fan of James Bond films and favorite actor is Al Pacino... An avid NHL fan and tries to catch a game in every NHL city where an ATP tournament stops... His idols growing up were countrymen Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg.

Has a 38-23 career Davis Cup record in 34 ties (17-10 in singles) since 1994... Played in Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996 (l. in 1st RD in singles and doubles)... Member of ATP Player Council in 1998-2001... Selected as Player Council President in 2000-01... Publishes a Swedish tennis magazine... Wife, Petra (married Dec. 2, 2000 in Stockholm)... Son, Max (born Jan. 15, 2003); daughter, Bianca (born Jan. 21, 2008).

In his post-playing career, he has joined forces with former ATP pros Thomas Johansson and Simon Aspelin to set up the Peak Tennis Academy, designed for  amateur players who want to improve their level in club and division league play. He also works as the Marketing Director of the If Stockholm Open and as a TV and radio analyst.

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