2000 In Review
The Swede finished in Top 100 for fourth consecutive year after good form in first half of season…In singles, reached QF in first tournament of year in Doha and second round at Australian Open…In February, advanced to fourth career ATP final in San Jose with wins over Chang (QF) and W. Ferreira (SF) before losing to Philippoussis in three-set final…Jumped to 19th in ATP Champions Race 2000…In May, defeated Clavet, Bastl, Portas and Puerta dropping just one set en route to first clay court final in Mallorca (l. to Safin)…Won two matches for Sweden in World Team Championship…Did not win another match on ATP until Indianapolis in August, defeating Chela (l. to Kafelnikov)…Represented Sweden in Sydney Olympics, reaching 3rd RD (l. to Federer)…Played last tournament of year in Lyon, reaching QF (l. to Corretja)…Suffered injured back and missed rest of year…In doubles, won three titles at Barcelona, Halle and Bastad and reached SF at Wimbledon (all w/Kulti)…Finished year 21-20 in singles and 31-15 in doubles.
1991-Won doubles title at Swedish Satellite (w/Renstrom, 27 points)...1992-Made ATP Tour debut as a qualifier in Monte Carlo and beat Santoro and Rosset before losing to eventual champion Muster in QF...In doubles, won first career ATP Tour title in San Marino (w/Kulti)...1993-In doubles, won in Dublin (w/Renstrom)...1994-Reached 4th RD at French Open (d. Krajicek, l. to Sampras)...In doubles, won at Kosice (w/Ho), Scheveningen (w/Renstrom) and Andorra (w/Jarryd) Challengers...1995-Qualified at French Open and beat No. 4 Ivanisevic for first career Top 10 win...1996-Finished in Top 50 for first time in his career...Reached first Grand Slam QF at Australian Open (d. Muster, l. to Chang)...Consistent results on all surfaces: 13-9 on hard, 5-4 on carpet, 4-4 on clay and 2-2 on grass...Advanced to 3rd RD at French Open (l. to Stich) and Wimbledon (l. to Hlasek)...Earned a career-high $365,049...1997-Captured his first ATP Tour singles title in Chennai (d. Radulescu after saving two match pts.)...Also a SF in Adelaide (d. No. 4 Kafelnikov) and Singapore...Won doubles titles in Bastad (w/Kulti) and Indianapolis (w/Tebbutt)…1998-Reached final in Chennai, site of his first title in '97 and advanced to the SFs in Marseille…In doubles, won titles with Kulti in St. Petersburg and Stockholm to finish No. 57...1999-At beginning of year, advanced to 3rd RD at Australian Open and QF in Chennai…Reached third career singles final in Singapore as a qualifier (l. Rios)…One week later, reached QF in Lyon (l. to Hewitt)…In doubles, reached final in Bastad (w/Kulti) and SF in five other events, including Roland Garros (w/Kulti).
Used to practice with older brother Joakim...Younger brother, Per, also plays tennis...Father, Bjorn, played tennis in Sweden and was a Division 1 handball player for Halby in Jonkoping...Mother, Ulla...Reached singles final of U.S. Open juniors (l. to Gaudenzi) and won doubles title (w/Renstrom) in '90...Elected 1995 Surprise of the Year by Swedish tennis journalists' association...Has a 3-1 career Davis Cup record (3-0 in doubles)...Coached by countryman Martin Bohm.