Magnus Larsson

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Magnus Larsson
Country  Sweden
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1970-03-25) 25 March 1970 (age 44)
Olofström, Sweden
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 1989
Retired 2004
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $5,839,451
Singles
Career record 310-221
Career titles 7
Highest ranking No. 10 (17 April 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1995)
French Open SF (1994)
Wimbledon 4R (1998)
US Open QF (1993, 1997, 1998)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 3R (1992)
Doubles
Career record 69-66
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 26 (9 Jan 1995)

Per Henrik Magnus Larsson (born 25 March 1970 in Olofström, Blekinge, Sweden) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.

Larsson turned professional in 1989 and won his first top-level singles title at Florence in 1990. His first doubles title was also won in Florence, in 1991.

Some of the most significant highlights of Larsson's career came in 1994. He won that year's Grand Slam Cup, defeating World No. 1 Pete Sampras in the final in four sets 7–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–4. Larsson also reached the semi-finals of the 1994 French Open, and was part of the Swedish team which won the 1994 Davis Cup. He won singles rubbers in the Davis Cup final against both Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Alexander Volkov, as Sweden beat Russia 4–1.

In 1995, Larsson reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 10 and his career-high doubles ranking of World No. 26. He was runner-up in the men's doubles at the French Open that year (partnering Nicklas Kulti). He was also part of the Swedish team which won the World Team Cup.

Larsson played in the final of the Davis Cup again in 1997. And again he won both his singles rubbers – against Pete Sampras and Michael Chang – and was on the winning team as Sweden thrashed the United States 5–0.

Larsson won a total of seven singles and six doubles titles during his career. His last doubles title was won in 1998 in Båstad. His final singles title came in 2000 at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis. He retired from the professional tour in 2003. He has since played in the senior Outback Champions Series, winning the Stanford Championships in 2006.

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 15 (7 titles - 8 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1990 Florence, Italy Clay United States Lawson Duncan 6–7, 7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 1. 1990 Båstad, Sweden Clay Australia Richard Fromberg 2–6, 6–7(5-7)
Winner 2. 1992 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet Sweden Anders Järryd 6–4, 7–6(7-5)
Winner 3. 1992 Munich, Germany Clay Czechoslovakia Petr Korda 6–4, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 4. 1994 Zaragoza, Spain Carpet Germany Lars Rehmann 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1994 Halle, Germany Grass Germany Michael Stich 4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 5. 1994 Toulouse, France Hard (i) United States Jared Palmer 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 1994 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet United States Pete Sampras 6–7(5-7), 4–6
Winner 6. 1994 Grand Slam Cup, Munich Carpet United States Pete Sampras 7–6(8-6), 4–6, 7–6(7-5), 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1995 Doha, Qatar Hard Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–7(4-7), 1–6
Runner-up 5. 1995 Barcelona, Spain Clay Austria Thomas Muster 2–6, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 1996 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Australia Mark Philippoussis 1–6, 7–5, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 1998 Halle, Germany Grass Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 4–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 2000 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) Zimbabwe Byron Black 6–2, 1–6, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 2000 Copenhagen, Denmark Hard (i) Sweden Andreas Vinciguerra 3–6, 6–7(5-7)

Doubles: 8 (6 titles - 2 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1991 Florence, Italy Clay Sweden Ola Jonsson Spain Juan Carlos Báguena
Spain Carlos Costa
3–6, 6–1, 6–1
Winner 2. 1992 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet Sweden Nicklas Kulti Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
Belgium Libor Pimek
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 1994 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
Winner 4. 1995 Doha, Qatar Hard Sweden Stefan Edberg Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
Netherlands Jan Siemerink
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 1995 French Open, Paris Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 1997 Marseille, France Hard (i) Sweden Thomas Enqvist France Olivier Delaître
France Fabrice Santoro
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1997 Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Magnus Gustafsson Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Sweden Mikael Tillström
0–6, 3–6
Winner 6. 1998 Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Magnus Gustafsson South Africa Lan Bale
South Africa Piet Norval
6–4, 6–2

Senior Tour titles[edit]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 4R 3R 2R 1R A A A A 1R A 0 / 11 7–11
French Open A A A 3R 3R 3R SF 4R 1R 3R 1R 2R A 3R LQ A A 0 / 10 19–10
Wimbledon A A 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R A 2R A 4R 1R A 3R 1R A A 0 / 10 10–10
U.S. Open A A A 3R 2R QF 1R A 1R QF QF 3R A 1R LQ A A 0 / 9 17–9
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 40 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–1 1–2 5–4 5–4 8–4 5–4 5–2 3–4 7–3 7–4 3–3 0–0 4–3 0–1 0–1 0–0 N/A 53–40
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A A A A QF 1R 3R 1R A A A A A A 0 / 4 5–4
Miami NME A A A 2R A SF 2R 4R 2R A 1R A LQ LQ A 0 / 6 7–6
Monte Carlo NME A 3R 3R 3R 1R 2R 1R QF A A 1R A LQ A A 0 / 7 9–7
Rome NME A 1R 1R 1R A A A 3R A A A A LQ A A 0 / 4 2–4
Hamburg NME A 2R A 1R 2R A QF 1R A A A A LQ A A 0 / 5 5–5
Canada NME A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Cincinnati NME A A A A A A 2R 1R SF 2R A LQ A A A 0 / 4 6–4
Madrid (Stuttgart) NME 2R 2R 2R 2R QF A A QF A 2R A A A A A 0 / 7 11–6
Paris NME A A 2R 2R 3R 3R 2R 1R A A A LQ A A A 0 / 6 6–6
Masters Series SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 6 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 6 0 / 8 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 44 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 1–1 4–4 4–4 4–6 6–4 8–4 5–6 13–8 4–3 2–2 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 N/A 51–43
Year End Ranking 381 145 56 61 34 39 19 17 46 25 43 96 75 136 152 507 1422 N/A

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

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