2000 IN REVIEW
The Swede finished in Top 100 for 14th consecutive year, longest active streak on ATP...Oldest player to win an ATP title during year at 33 years, 6 months...Reached QF in Auckland, 's-Hertogenbosch and Bastad as well as 3rd RD showing at Wimbledon...In July, won title in Amsterdam defeating Massu (QF), Kempes (SF) and Sluiter in final...Gave him at least one title in nine of last 10 years...Has reached at least one ATP final in three different decades, joins Agassi and Chang among active players...Failed to win back-to-back matches in rest of year...Underwent arthroscopic left knee surgery on Nov. 21 to repair meniscus and cartilage...Went 8-5 on clay, 3-4 on hard.
1988-Advanced to RD 16 at Roland Garros, posting first career Top 10 win over Mayotte...1989-First tour final in Gstaad (l. to Steeb) and, in Stockholm, upset Agassi and Wilander before losing to Lendl in final...1990-SF in Brussels and Stuttgart...Broke into Top 20...1991-Compiled tour-best 41-8 clay court record and won his first title in Munich (d. Perez-Roldan)...1992-Defended Bastad title (d. Carbonell)...1993-Finished in Top 20 by winning Stuttgart-outdoor and reaching three finals...1994-Underwent arthroscopic right shoulder surgery Oct. 18...Won titles in Auckland (d. P. McEnroe) and Dubai (d. Bruguera)...1995-Best tour results were QF in Stuttgart-outdoor, Umag and Valencia...1996-Won ATP titles in St. Petersburg (d. Kafelnikov) and Bastad (d. Medvedev)...Impressive finishes at TMS Stuttgart (QF) and Paris (SF)...1997-Underwent arthroscopic right shoulder surgery during second week of January and missed three months before returning in April...Reached final in San Marino (l. to Mantilla) and during indoor circuit, runner-up in Beijing (l. to Courier) and won title in Singapore (d. Kiefer)...1998-Oldest player to finish in Top 50 and win a title (Copenhagen, Bastad), while also winning first doubles title of career (Bastad, w/Larsson)...Helped Sweden to third Davis Cup title in five years...1999-Became oldest player to win a title since Ivan Lendl after successful defense of Copenhagen(d. Santoro) in March...Reached second Stockholm final in 10 years (l. to Enqvist).
Full name is Magnes Nils Gustafsson...Came from a tennis family where he and 10 other families in his hometown built a small club...Has a 10-4 career Davis Cup singles record in nine ties...In 1997, helped form Tennis Future to help promote tennis to Swedish youth and increase the sports popularity...Writes a monthly column for a Swedish magazine, "Svensk Tennis"...Coached by Stefan Simonsson and fitness trainer is Lars Martinsson.