Thomas Enqvist

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Thomas Enqvist
Thomas Enqvist ATC2010.jpg
Country (sports) Sweden
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1974-03-13) 13 March 1974 (age 45)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1991
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$10,461,641
Singles
Career record448–297
Career titles19
Highest rankingNo. 4 (15 November 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (1999)
French Open4R (2001)
WimbledonQF (2001)
US Open4R (1993, 1996, 2000)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (1995)
Grand Slam CupSF (1999)
Olympic Games3R (1996)
Doubles
Career record35–46
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 169 (8 May 2000)

Thomas Karl Johan Enqvist (born 13 March 1974) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.[1]

He was quickly touted as the only Swede who could follow in the footsteps of Björn Borg, Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg, and was ranked as high as World No. 4 (which he attained in 1999) in the ATP Rankings, reaching the final of the Australian Open the same year.

Tennis career[edit]

Throughout his career, Enqvist finished a year ranked in the top 10 four times and won at least one ATP title for six consecutive years. In 1998 he underwent surgery in Stockholm to remove a small piece of bone from his right foot and had surgery on his right shoulder to repair a repetitive strain injury. Despite his surgeries, Enqvist posted some impressive victories, including wins over Pete Sampras, Juan Carlos Ferrero, and Andy Roddick.

Enqvist won a total of 19 singles titles, the most significant being ATP Masters Series titles at Paris (1996), Stuttgart (1999) and Cincinnati (2000). He also won one doubles title.

His best showing at a Grand Slam event was in 1999, when he beat Jan-Michael Gambill, Byron Black, Pat Rafter, Mark Philippoussis, Marc Rosset and Nicolás Lapentti before he lost the Australian Open final to Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia. He also reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon in 2001 and at the 1996 Australian Open.

Enqvist was a force on the Swedish Davis Cup team. In 1998, he helped Sweden reach the finals of the Davis Cup for the fourth time in five years.

He currently works as captain for the Swedish Davis Cup team and as an expert commentator for Eurosport Sweden.

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1999 Australian Open Hard Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–4, 0–6, 3–6, 6–7(1–7)

Masters Series finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (3–1)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1996 Paris, France Carpet (i) Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–2, 6–4, 7–5
Win 1999 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) Netherlands Richard Krajicek 6–1, 6–4, 5–7, 7–5
Loss 2000 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard Spain Àlex Corretja 4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Win 2000 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United Kingdom Tim Henman 7–6(7–5), 6–4

Career singles finals[edit]

Wins (19–7)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0–1)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (3–1)
ATP Championship Series (2–1)
ATP Tour (14–4)
Titles by surface
Hard (13–7)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (2–0)
Carpet (4–0)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Oct 1992 Bolzano, Italy Carpet (i) France Arnaud Boetsch 6–1, 1–6, 7–6(9–7)
Win 2. Aug 1993 Schenectady, U.S. Hard New Zealand Brett Steven 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–0)
Win 3. Jan 1995 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Chuck Adams 6–2, 6–1
Win 4. Feb 1995 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Michael Chang 0–6, 6–4, 6–0
Win 5. May 1995 Pinehurst, U.S. Clay Argentina Javier Frana 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 1. Aug 1995 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Germany Michael Stich 7–6(9–7), 6–7(4–7), 2–6
Win 6. Aug 1995 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard Germany Bernd Karbacher 6–4, 6–3
Win 7. Nov 1995 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) France Arnaud Boetsch 7–5, 6–4
Win 8. Apr 1996 New Delhi, India Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Win 9. Nov 1996 Paris, France Carpet (i) Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–2, 6–4, 7–5
Win 10. Nov 1996 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Todd Martin 7–5, 6–4, 7–6(7–0)
Win 11. Feb 1997 Marseille, France Hard (i) Chile Marcelo Ríos 6–4, 1–0, ret.
Loss 2. Jul 1997 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Jim Courier 4–6, 4–6
Win 12. Feb 1998 Marseille, France Hard (i) Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–4, 6–1
Loss 3. Mar 1998 Philadelphia, U.S. Hard (i) United States Pete Sampras 5–7, 6–7(3–7)
Win 13. May 1998 Munich, Germany Clay United States Andre Agassi 6–7(4–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–3
Win 14. Jan 1999 Adelaide, Australia Hard Australia Lleyton Hewitt 4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Loss 4. Feb 1999 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–4, 0–6, 3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Win 15. Nov 1999 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i) Netherlands Richard Krajicek 6–1, 6–4, 5–7, 7–5
Win 16. Nov 1999 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Sweden Magnus Gustafsson 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 5. Jan 2000 Adelaide, Australia Hard Australia Lleyton Hewitt 6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Loss 6. Mar 2000 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard Spain Àlex Corretja 4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Win 17. Jul 2000 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United Kingdom Tim Henman 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Loss 7. Aug 2000 Long Island, U.S. Hard Sweden Magnus Norman 3–6, 7–5, 5–7
Win 18. Oct 2000 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) Switzerland Roger Federer 6–2, 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 1–6, 6–1
Win 19. Feb 2002 Marseille, France Hard (i) France Nicolas Escudé 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–1

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A Q2 2R 1R 2R 3R QF 4R 2R F 1R A 2R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 13 21–12
French Open A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R A 3R 2R 3R 4R 2R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 12 11–12
Wimbledon A A Q1 A 1R A 1R 2R A 3R 3R 4R QF 2R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 11 15–11
U.S. Open A A A Q1 4R 3R 2R 4R A A 1R 4R 1R 3R 2R 2R A 0 / 10 16–10
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 46 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–4 3–3 3–3 8–4 3–1 5–3 9–4 8–4 7–3 5–4 1–4 7–4 0–3 N/A 63–45
Year-End Championships
Tennis Masters Cup Did Not Qualify SF RR DNQ RR Did Not Qualify 0 / 3 5–4
Grand Slam Cup NH Was Not Invited SF Not Held 0 / 1 1–1
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A A Q1 A 3R 2R 2R QF 1R F 2R QF 1R 1R 3R 0 / 11 16–11
Miami NME A A A 1R A 4R 2R 2R QF SF 4R 3R 3R 3R 1R 1R 0 / 12 15–11
Monte Carlo NME A A A 1R A 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R A 1R A 0 / 10 4–10
Rome NME A A A A A A 3R A 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 1R A Q1 0 / 7 7–7
Hamburg NME A A A 1R A A A A A A 2R 1R 1R A A A 0 / 4 1–4
Canada NME A A A A QF SF QF QF A 1R 3R 1R 1R Q2 1R A 0 / 9 13–9
Cincinnati NME A A A Q1 3R SF SF 2R A 2R W 1R 3R 2R 1R A 1 / 10 20–9
Stuttgart NME A 1R 3R 1R 2R QF 3R 2R A W 2R QF A 2R Q2 A 1 / 11 16–9
Paris NME A A A A A 2R W SF 1R 3R 2R 2R A A 1R Q1 1 / 8 11–7
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 7 1 / 8 0 / 7 0 / 5 1 / 8 1 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 7 0 / 5 0 / 6 0 / 2 3 / 82 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–4 6–3 15–7 14–7 6–6 6–5 13–7 19–7 8–9 8–7 4–5 0–6 2–2 N/A 103–77
Year End Ranking 1103 472 231 63 88 59 7 9 28 22 5 9 24 44 96 72 133 N/A

A = did not participate in the tournament
LQ = lost in the qualifying draw

Top 10 wins[edit]

Season 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 10 5 1 5 10 3 1 3 1 2 0 41
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score ER
1995
1. United States Andre Agassi 2 Philadelphia, United States Carpet (i) SF 7–6(7–5), 5–7, 6–2 43
2. United States Michael Chang 6 Philadelphia, United States Carpet (i) F 0–6, 6–4, 6–0 43
3. Croatia Goran Ivanišević 7 Montreal, Canada Hard 3R 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–3), 7–5 19
4. United States Michael Chang 5 Montreal, Canada Hard QF 6–3, 6–4 19
5. Croatia Goran Ivanišević 7 Los Angeles, United States Hard SF 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–4 16
6. Croatia Goran Ivanišević 7 Cincinnati, United States Hard QF 4–6, 6–0, 6–3 13
7. Croatia Goran Ivanišević 7 Indianapolis, United States Hard SF 6–1, 1–6, 6–3 13
8. United States Jim Courier 7 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) RR 6–3, 6–2 8
9. United States Michael Chang 4 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) RR 6–1, 6–4 8
10. Austria Thomas Muster 3 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) RR 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–4 8
1996
11. Netherlands Richard Krajicek 8 Cincinnati, United States Hard 3R 7–6(9–7), 6–2 12
12. United States Pete Sampras 1 Cincinnati, United States Hard QF 6–3, 6–3 12
13. Chile Marcelo Ríos 10 Lyon, France Carpet (i) QF 6–3, 2–6, 7–5 13
14. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 4 Paris, France Carpet (i) F 6–2, 6–4, 7–5 12
15. Germany Boris Becker 6 ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover, Germany Carpet (i) RR 6–3, 7–6(7–1) 9
1997
16. Chile Marcelo Ríos 7 Marseille, France Hard (i) F 6–4, 1–0, ret. 10
1998
17. Spain Carlos Moyà 8 Sydney, Australia Hard 1R 6–7(6–8), 6–4, 6–4 27
18. Netherlands Richard Krajicek 9 Marseille, France Hard (i) SF 6–3, 6–7(1–7), 6–3 29
19. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7 Marseille, France Hard (i) F 6–4, 6–1 29
20. United Kingdom Greg Rusedski 5 Miami, United States Hard 4R 6–2, 6–2 24
21. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6 French Open, Paris, France Clay 2R 4–6, 7–6(12–10), 7–6(7–4), 6–1 19
1999
22. Australia Patrick Rafter 4 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard 3R 6–4, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4 21
23. Spain Àlex Corretja 4 Miami, United States Hard 4R 7–5, 6–3 15
24. Spain Carlos Moyá 4 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay RR 3–6, 6–1, 6–3 17
25. United Kingdom Tim Henman 7 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay RR 7–6(7–4), 6–4 17
26. Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 5 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) 3R 6–4, 5–7, 6–4 18
27. Chile Marcelo Ríos 9 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) QF 6–4, 6–2 18
28. United States Andre Agassi 1 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) SF 6–3, 4–6, 6–0 18
29. Netherlands Richard Krajicek 8 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) F 6–1, 6–4, 5–7, 7–5 18
30. United States Todd Martin 4 Paris, France Carpet (i) 2R 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6) 9
31. Germany Nicolas Kiefer 6 ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover, Germany Hard (i) RR 6–4, 7–5 4
2000
32. France Cédric Pioline 10 London, United Kingdom Hard (i) QF 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 7–6(8–6) 12
33. United States Pete Sampras 2 Indian Wells, United States Hard QF 6–3, 3–6, 6–3 10
34. United Kingdom Tim Henman 10 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) SF 6–1, 6–3 6
2001
35. Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 5 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) 2R 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4) 27
2002
36. France Sébastien Grosjean 9 Marseille, France Hard (i) QF 6–3, 7–5 24
37. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 4 Marseille, France Hard (i) SF 6–7(1–7), 7–6(12–10), 6–4 24
38. Sweden Thomas Johansson 9 Indian Wells, United States Hard 1R 7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–4 22
2003
39. United States Andre Agassi 2 Scottsdale, United States Hard 1R 6–7(6–8), 6–4, 6–1 73
2004
40. Australia Mark Philippoussis 9 Davis Cup, Adelaide, Australia Hard RR 6–3, 6–4, 6–2 78
41. United States Andy Roddick 2 Memphis, United States Hard (i) QF 7–6(10–8), 6–3 80

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What Kept Thomas Enqvist from Winning a Slam?". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 6 December 2019.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
ATP Most Improved Player
1995
Succeeded by
United Kingdom Tim Henman
Preceded by
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
ATP Champions Tour
Year-End No.1

2009, 2010
Succeeded by
Spain Carlos Moyá