Magnus Norman

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Magnus Norman
Norman M. WM13-003.JPG
Country  Sweden
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1976-05-30) 30 May 1976 (age 38)
Filipstad, Sweden
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1995
Retired 2004
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $4,537,247
Singles
Career record 244–177
Career titles 12
Highest ranking No. 2 (12 June 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (2000)
French Open F (2000)
Wimbledon 3R (1997, 1999)
US Open 4R (1999, 2000)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR (2000)
Olympic Games 3R (2000)
Doubles
Career record 24–48
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 133 (7 May 2001)

Magnus Norman (born 30 May 1976 in Filipstad) is a retired Swedish professional tennis player who was runner-up at the 2000 French Open and ranked briefly as World No. 2. He won 12 singles titles, including the 2000 Tennis Masters Series tournament in Rome, Italy.

He is now running his own tennis academy called the Good to Great Tennis Academy[1] and is also playing bandy, a sport he was playing as a youth before deciding to concentrate on tennis,[2]

Tennis playing career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

As a junior Norman posted a singles win/loss record of 46–24.

Tournament 1992 1993 1994
Junior Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 2R
French Open 1R 1R QF
Wimbledon A 1R A
US Open 3R A QF

Pro tour[edit]

Norman reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 2 in June 2000. This ranking resulted from his success during the first half of the year: he reached the semifinals of the 2000 Australian Open, won the Rome Masters, beating Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil, and was the runner-up at the French Open, where Kuerten took revenge. His decline began late that year at the Sydney Olympics, when he lost in the third round to Frenchman Arnaud di Pasquale in straight sets (di Pasquale went on to win the bronze medal).

Norman underwent corrective surgery for a heart valve condition in 1998. In the same year he had a key role in Sweden's Davis Cup victory. He retired due to hip and knee injuries in 2004.

Tennis coaching career[edit]

Since retiring as a player, Norman has had considerable success as a coach. He started working with former doubles partner Thomas Johansson in the latter stages of Johansson's career, during which time he reached the Wimbledon semi-finals and won two ATP titles. After this, Norman began coaching Robin Söderling who under his wing reached consecutive French Open finals in 2009 and 2010, won the Paris Masters in 2010 and reached a career-high world number four before suffering injuries and glandular fever that have hampered his career since. More recently, Norman began a partnership with Stanislas Wawrinka who has since won a grand slam, the 2014 Australian Open, ending significant losing streaks against Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the process, and reached world number three.

Norman teamed up with fellow former Swedish tennis players Mikael Tillström and Nicklas Kulti to run the Good to Great Tennis Academy, which has had among its students Wawrinka and rising Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov.

Personal life[edit]

Norman grew up playing bandy. His brother Marcus is the Secretary General of the Swedish Bandy Association.[1] He briefly dated Swiss tennis player Martina Hingis.[3]

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2000 French Open Clay Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 6–2, 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(6)

Masters Series finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2000 Rome Clay Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 18 (12–6)[edit]

Wins (12)
Legend
Grand Slam (0–1)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (1–0)
ATP International Series Gold (1–1)
ATP International Series (10–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5–3)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (7–2)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 13 July 1997 Båstad, Sweden Clay Spain Juan Antonio Marín 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 19 October 1997 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Slovakia Karol Kučera 2–6 ret.
Runner-up 2. 27 July 1998 Umag, Croatia Clay Czech Republic Bohdan Ulihrach 3–6, 6–7(0)
Winner 2. 9 August 1998 Amsterdam, Netherlands Clay Australia Richard Fromberg 6–3, 6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 3. 25 April 1999 Orlando, USA Clay Argentina Guillermo Cañas 6–0, 6–3
Winner 4. 25 July 1999 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Germany Tommy Haas 6–7(6–8), 4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–0, 6–3
Winner 5. 1 August 1999 Umag, Croatia Clay United States Jeff Tarango 6–2, 6–4
Winner 6. 29 August 1999 Long Island, USA Hard Spain Àlex Corretja 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 10 October 1999 Shanghai, China Hard Chile Marcelo Ríos 2–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 8. 16 January 2000 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Michael Chang 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 9. 14 May 2000 Rome, Italy Clay Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 11 June 2000 French Open, Paris, France Clay Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 2–6, 3–6, 6–2, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 10. 16 July 2000 Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Andreas Vinciguerra 6–1, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 11. 27 August 2000 Long Island, USA Hard Sweden Thomas Enqvist 6–3, 5–7, 7–5
Winner 12. 22 October 2000 Shanghai, China Hard Netherlands Sjeng Schalken 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 14 January 2001 Sydney, Australia Hard Australia Lleyton Hewitt 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 11 March 2001 Scottsdale, USA Hard Spain Francisco Clavet 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 6 October 2002 Tokyo, Japan Hard Denmark Kenneth Carlsen 6–7(6–8), 3–6

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Runner-ups (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 5 January 1997 Doha, Qatar Hard Sweden Patrik Fredriksson Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
3–6, 2–6

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Career SR Career win-loss
Australian Open A LQ LQ A 1R 1R 1R 2R SF 4R A A 0 / 6 9–6
French Open A A A A 2R QF 2R 1R F 1R 1R 1R 0 / 7 12–7
Wimbledon A A A A A 3R 1R 3R 2R A A A 0 / 4 5–4
US Open A A A A A 2R 2R 4R 4R A 1R 1R 0 / 6 8–6
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 24 N/A
Grand Slam Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 7–4 2–4 6–4 15–4 3–2 0–2 0–2 N/A 34–24
Tennis Masters Cup A A A A A A A A RR A A A 0 / 1 0–3
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A 2R A QF 1R A LQ 0 / 3 4–3
Miami Masters A A A A A A 1R 2R 3R 3R A LQ 0 / 4 3–4
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A A A 2R A 2R 2R 1R 3R 0 / 5 5–5
Rome Masters A A A A LQ A 2R A W 1R 1R 1R 1 / 5 7–4
Hamburg Masters A A A A A A 1R A QF 2R A A 0 / 3 4–3
Canada Masters A A A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 3 1–3
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 3 1–3
Madrid Masters (Stuttgart) 1R A LQ A A A 2R 3R 3R A 2R A 0 / 5 3–5
Paris Masters A A A A A 2R 2R 1R 2R A A A 0 / 4 2–4
Total Titles 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 0 0 0 N/A 12
Hardcourt Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 6–6 9–10 6–13 22–10 39–16 19–12 7–10 5–7 N/A 113–84
Grass Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–2 2–3 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 N/A 7–8
Carpet Win-Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 11–7 3–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 N/A 15–14
Clay Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–2 7–4 20–7 17–13 20–8 27–7 5–9 5–9 5–12 N/A 109–71
Overall Win-Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–2 13–10 42–26 28–31 44–22 67–25 25–22 12–19 10–19 N/A 244–177
Year End Ranking 690 588 1003 170 86 22 52 15 4 49 107 125 N/A N/A

A = did not participate in the tournament.

LQ = lost in the qualifying draw.

SR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Good to Great Tennis Academy
  2. ^ han Josephzohn. "Magnus Norman". BAOB Bandylexikon. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Scott, Bill (19 October 2000). "Shanghai Open: Love match is thrown off court". The Telegraph. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 

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