Stefan Simonsson

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Stefan Simonsson AKA The Legend (born 5 January 1960, in Hyltebruk), is a former professional tennis player from Sweden. He enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing singles. During his career he won 2 doubles titles. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 49 in 1983 and a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 88 in 1984. He´s the brother of Hans Simonsson. After his career, he coached two top 10 players on the ATP ranking, Magnus Gustavsson and Magnus Larsson.

For the last 5 years Simonsson has been coaching junior players in Norway and is working at Oslo Tennis Club with the three juniors Oscar Hawken, Peter August Anker and Jacob Eskeland. Simonson and the three players have an unusuall good relationship. In 2013 he even quoted "they are like my sons and" on instagram.[citation needed]

Doubles titles (2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1983 Bordeaux, France Clay Sweden Magnus Tideman Argentina Francisco Yunis
Argentina Juan Carlos Yunis
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 1983 Ferrara, Italy Carpet Czechoslovakia Stanislav Birner South Africa Bernard Mitton
United States Butch Walts
6–7, 6–0, 3–6
Winner 2. 1985 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Sweden Hans Simonsson Australia Carl Limberger
Australia Mark Woodforde

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6–3, 6–4

Singles runner-ups (1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner up 1. 1982 Florence, Italy Clay United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–4, 3–6, 1–6

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