Mikael Tillström

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Mikael Tillström
Country  Sweden
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1972-03-05) 5 March 1972 (age 42)
Jönköping, Sweden
Height 6'1" (185 cm)
Turned pro 1991
Retired 2000
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,029,070
Singles
Career record 112–113
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 39 (14 October 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1996)
French Open 4R (1994)
Wimbledon 3R (1996)
US Open 3R (1998)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 3R (2000)
Doubles
Career record 111–85
Career titles 8
Highest ranking No. 15 (17 July 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1999, 2000)
French Open SF (1999)
Wimbledon SF (2000)
US Open 3R (1998, 2000)
Last updated on: 29 May 2012.

Mikael Tillström (born 5 March 1972 in Jönköping) is a former tennis player from Sweden, who turned professional in 1991.

He represented his native country as at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he was defeated in the third round by Switzerland's Roger Federer. The right-hander won one career title in singles (Chennai, 1997) and eight career doubles titles, all but one with fellow Swede Nicklas Kulti. He reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 14 October 1996, when he became world no. 39. He was the first player to be beaten by Gustavo Kuerten in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, at the Australian Open in 1997.[1] He is running the Good to Great Tennis Academy together with Magnus Norman and Nicklas Kulti and coaching Grigor Dimitrov.

Doubles titles (8)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1992 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Sweden Mårten Renström Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Netherlands Mark Koevermans
7–6, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1992 San Marino Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti Italy Cristian Brandi
Italy Federico Mordegan
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 1994 Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti Sweden Jan Apell
Sweden Jonas Björkman
2–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 1997 Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti Sweden Magnus Gustafsson
Sweden Magnus Larsson
6–0, 6–3
Winner 3. 1997 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard Australia Michael Tebbutt Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
6–3, 6–2
Winner 4. 1998 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet Sweden Nicklas Kulti South Africa Marius Barnard
South Africa Brent Haygarth
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 1998 Orlando, U.S. Clay Australia Michael Tebbutt South Africa Grant Stafford
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 4–6, 5–7
Winner 5. 1998 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Sweden Nicklas Kulti South Africa Chris Haggard
Sweden Peter Nyborg
7–5, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 1999 Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti South Africa David Adams
United States Jeff Tarango
6–7, 4–6
Winner 6. 2000 Barcelona, Spain Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–2, 6–7, 7–6
Winner 7. 2000 Halle, Germany Grass Sweden Nicklas Kulti India Mahesh Bhupathi
Germany David Prinosil
7–6, 7–6
Winner 8. 2000 Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti Italy Andrea Gaudenzi
Italy Diego Nargiso
4–6, 6–2, 6–3

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