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- Pronounced: YO-nas BYORK-min
- Age: 41 (23.03.1972)
- Birthplace: Vaxjo, Sweden
- Residence: Stockholm, Sweden
- Height: 6' (183 cm)
- Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1991
As of 20.05.2013
*Singles & Doubles combined
*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).
Bjorkman DEUCE Feature (Jan. 2008)
2007 -- The Swede compiled consistent singles and doubles results to finish in Top 75 in singles for a 14th straight year, best among active players, and Top 15 in doubles for seventh consecutive season. Also oldest player (35 years, 9 months) to finish in Top 100. Best singles results were SF in Nottingham (l. to Clement) in June and QF in Marseille (l. to Simon) in February. In Grand Slam play, advanced to 4th RD at Roland Garros for first time in 11 years, coming back from a two-sets deficit in first two matches (l. to Moya). Also reached 4th RD at Wimbledon (l. to Berdych). Has played in 55 of last 56 Grand Slam tournaments in last 14 years going into 2008 with only miss 2003 Australian Open (due to birth of his son Max). Compiled marks of 7-3 on grass, 6-10 on hard and 4-7 on clay. In doubles, won his 51st career title (most among active players) in Stockholm (d. Clement-Llodra) and qualified for Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai (w/Mirnyi), going 1-2 in round robin action. Also runner-up at Australian Open (l. to Bryans) and SF at AMS Indian Wells, Queen's and AMS Madrid along with QF at Roland Garros. Finished No. 7 in ATP Doubles Race and No. 15 individually.
2006 -- Continued his consistent singles and doubles play, finishing in Top 75 in singles for a 13th consecutive year and in Top 10 in doubles for sixth straight season. His best singles results came on grass as he compiled a 9-3 mark, becoming oldest finalist (34) during year in Nottingham (l. to Gasquet) and advancing to Wimbledon SF where he posted wins over doubles partner Mirnyi and Stepanek before losing to eventual champion Federer. Became oldest Wimbledon SF since Connors in 1987 and afterwards jumped from 59 to No. 29. It was his best Grand Slam result since reaching SF at 1997 US Open. In doubles, won an ATP-circuit high eight titles, teaming most of season with Mirnyi. The duo finished No. 2 in Stanford ATP Doubles Race and won six titles together -- Doha, back-to-back ATP Masters Series Indian Wells and Miami, repeat at Roland Garros, AMS Cincinnati and closed with Tennis Masters Cup crown in Shanghai. They also were runner-up at US Open for second straight year. Partnered Hall-of-Famer John McEnroe in his circuit comeback and claimed San Jose title. Also made QF in Stockholm with McEnroe. Won another title with countryman and close friend Thomas Johansson before home crowd in Bsstad. Finished No. 4 individually in ATP Doubles Rankings and in Top 10 for eighth time in last nine years. Compiled a 53-11 record and qualified for second straight Tennis Masters Cup (w/Mirnyi). Went 3-0 in round robin play and captured title over Knowles-Nestor for 50th career doubles title, the most among active players.
2005 -- Broke a three year singles title drought by capturing his sixth career ATP title at first-year tournament in Ho Chi Minh City (d. Puerta in SF, Stepanek in F). After a 4-10 start, picked things up with QF in 's-Hertogenbosch and followed with 3rd RD at Wimbledon (l. to Youzhny). Reached QF in Stockholm. Saw ranking fall to No. 129 on Aug. 8 before late season success brought him back into Top 100. Teamed with Max Mirnyi to win four of seven finals (5-5 overall) and finish as No. 2 team in ATP Doubles Race. Has captured at least one doubles title every year since 1994. Won Roland Garros title to complete a career Grand Slam and become eighth player in Open Era to accomplish feat. Went 0-3 in Tennis Masters Cup round robin play. Captured titles at AMS Miami, AMS Hamburg, Roland Garros and AMS Cincinnati while reaching finals at Queen's, US Open and St. Petersburg. Also won title in Bastad (w/J. Johansson) and finalist in Chennai (w/Bhupathi) and Dubai (w/Santoro). Finished No. 3 individually in doubles and in Top 10 for seventh time in last eight years.
2004 -- In singles, reached SF in Marseille and QF in Doha. In Davis Cup play, went 2-1. Won reverse singles rubber against Philippoussis in World Group 1st RD against Australia. Split a pair of singles matches against US in QF, defeating Fish before falling to Roddick. Also competed in Athens Olympics, losing in 1st RD to eventual silver medalist Fish. In doubles, went 4-6 in finals, compiled a 53-19 record overall, including a 36-12 mark (w/Woodbridge). Went 3-0 in Tennis Masters Cup round robin play to reach SF (l. to Black-Ullyett). Together they moved to 5-0 in Grand Slam finals as they won their third straight Wimbledon (d. Knowle-Zimonjic). Reached finals at ATP Masters Series stops in Miami and Cincinnati. Ranked No. 3 individually in doubles.
2003 -- Missed first Grand Slam event of year at Australian Open after 37 straight played due to birth of his son Max in January. Opened season in singles with QF in Milan and followed with back-to-back five-set wins over Brazil's Sarsquo; and Kuerten in 1st RD Davis Cup action. Went 4-0 in five-set matches during year… Reached lone final of year in Marseille (l. to Federer). On grass, reached SF in Nottingham (l. to Fish) and followed with QF at Wimbledon (l. to Roddick), his best showing in 10 years. Returned to clay in Bastad and advanced to QF (l. to Moya). At US Open, advanced to 4th RD (l. to Coria). Closed European indoor circuit with QF in Vienna, Stockholm and AMS Paris. In doubles, captured titles in Halle, Wimbledon, US Open and Stockholm and finished No. 4 in ATP Doubles Race (w/Woodbridge). Qualified for Tennis Masters Cup in Houston and went 1-2 in round robin play.
2002 -- Captured his fifth career ATP singles title and first Wimbledon doubles title while finishing in Top 50 for sixth time in nine years. Won four doubles titles for second straight year (w/Woodbridge), including his fourth career Grand Slam crown at All England Club. Opened season with QF at Australian Open, losing to countryman and eventual champion T. Johansson in four sets. In June, won title in Nottingham where he was not broken in five matches (held serve 55 games) while posting wins over top seed Roddick, Vacek, Stoliarov, Rusedski (SF) and Arthurs (F). Won his 300th career singles match in Hong Kong en route to SF. Finished No. 2 in ATP Doubles Race (w/Woodbridge) and No. 6 in doubles, compiling a 4-2 record in finals highlighted by Wimbledon title.
2001 -- Finished No. 1 in ATP Doubles Race (w/Woodbridge) and individual doubles rankings for first time, winning four titles. Best singles result was SF in Sydney. In doubles, posted a 47-16 record, including 42-11 (w/Woodbridge). Duo went 3-4 in finals, winning Australian Open, AMS Monte-Carlo and AMS Hamburg while reaching final in Sydney, AMS Indian Wells, Miami and Stockholm. Also won title in Rotterdam (w/Federer). Surpassed $8 million in career earnings.
2000 -- Finished in Top 50 for fifth time in seven years. Played well on grass with SF in Nottingham (l. to Grosjean), 4th RD at Wimbledon (l. to Sampras) and QF in Newport (l. to Wessels), losing to eventual champion each time. Finished year with 12-6 mark, reaching QF in Shanghai and Moscow, SF in St. Petersburg and QF in Stockholm. In doubles, captured title in Moscow (w/Prinosil) and was runner-up in Copenhagen (w/Lareau) and Indianapolis (w/Mirnyi).
1999 -- His best singles results were SF in Tokyo and Shanghai and QF in four other events. In doubles, won second consecutive Australian Open title (w/Rafter) and won four other titles (two w/Rafter and two w/B.Black). Helped his country to final of World Team Championship in Dnsseldorf (l. to Australia).
1998 -- Won first career Grand Slam doubles title (w/Eltingh) at Australian Open. In singles, captured Nottingham title (d. B. Black) and reached QF at US Open. Helped Sweden to its third Davis Cup title in five years (d. Italy) and clinched tie with doubles win (w/Kulti). Finished No. 8 in doubles.
1997 -- The No. 1 Swede became ninth different player from his country to finish in Top 10 at No. 4 with career-best 71-26 record. Won three titles at Auckland (d. Carlsen), Indianapolis (d. Moya) and Stockholm (d. Siemerink) and reached final in two others -- Coral Springs (l. to Stoltenberg) and AMS Paris (l. to Sampras). Qualified for his first ATP World Championship in Hannover and reached SF (l. to Sampras). In Grand Slam play, advanced to a Grand Slam-best SF at US Open (l. to Rusedski). Earned a career-high $1,950,375.
1996 -- Advanced to 4th RD at Australian Open and Roland Garros. In doubles, won two titles and reached three other finals (all w/Kulti). Helped Sweden to Davis Cup final (l. to France) with a 2-2 record in doubles.
1995 -- Reached SF in Miami and first career ATP singles final in Hong Kong (l. to Chang). In doubles, won three titles.
1994 -- Advanced to first singles SF in Schenectady (d. Bruguera). In doubles, won a career-high seven titles, including ATP World Doubles Championship in Jakarta (d. Woodies) and finished as No. 5 team (w/Apell).
1993 -- Won three Challenger singles titles.
1992 -- Won first career Challenger doubles title in Tampere (w/Donar).