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- Pronounced: NEE-dal
- Age: 45 (21.03.1968)
- Birthplace: Linkoping, Sweden
- Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
- Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
- Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1987
- Coach: Bane Bradonic
As of 09.12.2013
*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Prize money: $144,305
Matches won-lost: Tour: 7-11 (singles), 8-8 (doubles) Challenger: 24-9 (singles), 9-9 (doubles)
Singles Quarterfinalist: St. Poelten, Bastad.
Doubles Finalist: Shanghai(w/PESCOSOLIDO). Semifinalist: Marbella(w/KARBACHER).
1997 IN REVIEW
Enjoyed his best career season by breaking into Top 100 for first time...Compiled a 1-5 record in Tour play and a 0-3 record in Challenger play during first four months, but turned year around in May, defeating No. 7 Rios to advance to QF in St. Poelten (l. to Filippini)...In June, reached the final of the Furth Challenger (l. to Sanguinetti)...Two weeks later, defeated Sanguinetti in final of the Eisenach Challenger...Best result during summer was a QF in Bastad (l. to Marin)...Broke into Top 100 on Sept. 29 with a victory over Rosset in 1st RD in Toulouse...Reached a career-high No. 82 after winning consecutive Challenger claycourt titles in Lima (d. Gross) and Guayaquil (d. Zabaleta)...In doubles, won the Guayaquil Challenger (w/Koves)...Earned a career-high $144,305.
1988 - Reached Challenger singles finals in Bossonnens and Strasbourg...Also a doubles finalist at the Hanko and Ostend Challengers (both w/Berner)...1989 - Best results came in doubles, reaching first Tour doubles final in Bologna (w/Windahl)...1990 - Best Tour result was doubles QF at Tokyo-outdoor (w/Rahnasto) and closed out season by winning Munich Challenger (w/Nyborg)...Advanced to first Tour singles QF in Bordeaux as a qualifier...1991 - Played exclusively on Challenger circuit, reaching final at Sevilla and Neu Ulm, and QF in Hanko...In doubles, won Bucharest Challenger (w/Koslowski) and SF twice...1992 - Continued Challenger success by reaching singles final in Cologne...Doubles titlist at Seville (w/Allgardh), and finalist at Heilbronn (w/Groen)...1993 - Won his first career Challenger title at Emden (d. Engel) and advanced to Tour QF in Bucharest (d. Muster)...Reached second ATP Tour doubles final in Bastad (w/Devening)...1994 - Reached his first ATP Tour SF in Zaragoza and later at Rome Challenger...Also a QF at Tour stop in Beijing...In doubles, won Merano Challenger (w/Youl)...1995 - Compiled 23-15 Challenger record, winning title in Ahmedabad (d. Ran)...In doubles, won title in Siracusa (w/M. Norman)...1996 - Won third career Challenger title in Weiden (d. Haas)...Advanced to SF at Lubeck, Dresden, Seoul and Ahmedabad Challengers...In limited ATP Tour action, compiled 1-3 record...In doubles, reached four Challenger finals - Naploi, Dresden, Weiden and Alpirsbach (all w/Dzelde).
CAREER DOUBLES FINALIST (3).
GRAND SLAM RECORD
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Began playing tennis at age 7...His father, Ake, is a sports journalist in his hometown...Mother, Margareta, is a secretary...Prefers clay, but has also had good results on faster surfaces...A finalist at the Swedish Indoor Junior Championships...Also won the Astrid Bowl in Belgium and reached SF at the Italian Open Juniors and QF at the Orange Bowl...Enjoys Italian food and playing golf...Coached by Bane Bradonic.