|Born||21 September 1963 (age 50)
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Highest ranking||No. 38 (19 Sep 1983)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1981)|
|French Open||2R (1982, 1983)|
|US Open||2R (1983, 1984, 1989)|
|Highest ranking||No. 408 (9 July 1984)|
He won his only Grand Prix tournament at Ferrera in 1983, without dropping a set. That year he also reached the quarter-finals in Milan.
Högstedt had the best win of his Grand Slam career at the 1989 Wimbledon Championships, defeating sixth seed Jakob Hlasek in the opening round. He also reached the quarter-finals of a tournament in Rio de Janeiro and the Australian Indoor Championships.
In 1990 he appeared in all four Grand Slams, for the first time in his career, but was unable to progress past the first round in any of them. His best performances on tour came at Rotterdam, Singapore and Tokyo, where he made quarter-finals. In Tokyo he defeated world 6 Andrés Gómez, the second time in their two meetings that he had got the better of the Ecuadorian, having also beaten him at Basel in 1982.
He was appointed coach of five time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova in late 2010, having previously had success coaching Tommy Haas and Li Na, who were both top 10 players under his tutelage. The pair ended their relationship shortly after Sharapova's second round loss to Michelle Larcher de Brito at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.
Grand Prix career finals
Singles: 1 (1–0)
|Outcome||No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||1.||1983||Ferrara, Italy||Carpet||Butch Walts||6–4, 6–4|
|No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|1.||1986||Thessaloniki, Greece||Hard||Alex Antonitsch||6–2, 6–2|