Thomas Muster

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Thomas Muster
Thomas Muster.jpg
Country  Austria
Residence Leibnitz, Austria
(1984–1992, 2010–2011)
Monte Carlo, Monaco
(1992–1996)
Noosa Heads, Australia
(1996–1999)
Born (1967-10-02) 2 October 1967 (age 47)
Leibnitz, Austria
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1985
Retired 1999 (comeback in 2010–2011)
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $12,252,511
Singles
Career record 626–274 (69.56%)
Career titles 44
Highest ranking No. 1 (12 February 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1989, 1997)
French Open W (1995)
Wimbledon 1R (1987, 1992, 1993, 1994)
US Open QF (1993, 1994, 1996)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR (1990, 1995, 1996, 1997)
Olympic Games 2R (1984, demonstration event)
Doubles
Career record 56–91
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 94 (7 November 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1989, 1990)
US Open 2R (1986)

Thomas Muster (born 2 October 1967 in Leibnitz, Styria, Austria) is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Austria. One of the world's leading clay court players in the 1990s, Muster won the 1995 French Open and at his peak was known as "The King of Clay."[1] In addition, he won eight Masters 1000 series titles, placing him seventh on the all-time list. Muster is one of only three players to win Masters titles on three different surfaces (clay, carpet, and hard court).

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

Muster first came to prominence when he reached the final of the French Open junior tournament and the Orange Bowl juniors tournament in 1985.

Junior Slam results – Singles:

Australian Open: –
French Open: F (1985)
Wimbledon: 2R (1984)
US Open: 2R (1985)

Pro tour[edit]

He turned professional late 1985 and won his first tour title at Hilversum, (Netherlands) in 1986.

In 1988, Muster reached six tour finals, winning four of them. He finished the year ranked in the world's top 20 for the first time.

Early in 1989, Muster became the first Austrian to reach the semi finals of the Australian Open, losing in four sets to eventual champion, Ivan Lendl. Shortly after that, Muster became the first Austrian to be ranked in the world's top 10. On the night of 31 March 1989, Muster defeated Yannick Noah in five sets, 5–7, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3, 6–2, in the semi finals of the Lipton International Players Championships in Key Biscayne, Florida (now known as Sony Open Tennis), to set up a final against the world no. 1, Ivan Lendl. However, in the early hours of 1 April 1989, just hours after Muster's semi final victory, Muster was struck by a drunk driver, severing ligaments in his left knee and forcing him to default the final. Muster flew back to Vienna to undergo surgery. With the aid of a special chair designed to allow him to practice hitting balls while recovering from knee surgery, Muster returned to competitive tennis in September 1989.[2]

Muster's comeback continued in 1990, when he won three titles on clay (including the Italian Open, defeating Andrés Gómez in the semi finals and Andrei Chesnokov in the final) and one title on hardcourt. Muster reached the semi finals of the 1990 French Open, losing in straight sets to the eventual champion, Andrés Gómez. Muster also helped Austria reach the semi finals of the Davis Cup, where they were eliminated 3–2 by the United States, despite Muster winning both his singles rubbers against Michael Chang and Andre Agassi. For these achievements, Muster was named the ATP Tour's "Comeback Player of the Year."

In 1990, Muster won the Austrian Sportsman of the Year award.

Muster won two more titles in 1991 and three in 1992 (all on clay courts), with the biggest of these titles being the 1992 Monte Carlo title, where Muster defeated Aaron Krickstein, 6–3, 6–1, 6–3, in the final. In 1993, Muster won seven titles. Muster's win-loss record on clay in 1993 was 55–10, although he failed to win any of the biggest four clay-court events of the year.

At both the 1992 and 1993 French Opens, Muster was defeated by the reigning French Open, Italian Open and Australian Open champion, Jim Courier. At the 1994 French Open, Muster won his second round match against Andre Agassi in five sets, 6–3, 6–7, 7–5, 2–6, 7–5, but Muster was then defeated by the serve-and-volley play of Patrick Rafter in the next round, with Rafter's four set victory denying Muster a match against the reigning French Open champion, Sergi Bruguera.

Muster won three clay-court titles in 1994. In March 1994, Muster defeated Michael Stich of Germany in a first round Davis Cup tie in Graz, by the score of 6–4, 6–7, 4–6, 6–3, 12–10, after saving a match point when trailing at 7–8 in the fifth set. Despite Muster's win over Stich bringing Austria level at 2–2 in the tie, it was Germany who eventually won the decisive fifth rubber.[3]

In 1995, Muster had the best year of his tennis career, winning 12 tournaments, with 11 of those tournaments won on clay-courts. Between February and June 1995, Muster won 40 consecutive matches on clay (the longest winning streak on the surface since Björn Borg had won 46 in 1977–79). At 1995 Monte Carlo, Muster defeated Andrea Gaudenzi, 6–3, 7–6, in the semi finals, despite Muster struggling hugely in the latter stages of the match due to having a shortage of glucose in his blood and a 40° fever, requiring a brief spell in the hospital after the match ended. The next day, Muster won the final against Boris Becker, after a tough match, by 4–6, 5–7, 6–1, 7–6, 6–0, with Muster surviving two championship points in the fourth set tiebreak, the first of which saw Becker double-faulting after going for a big second serve. Muster then clinched his second Italian Open title, defeating Sergi Bruguera, 3–6, 7–6, 6–2, 6–3, in the final. At the 1995 French Open, Muster won his first and only Grand Slam singles title, when he defeated the 1989 champion, Michael Chang, in the final, by the score of 7–5, 6–2, 6–4. Muster is the first, and to date, the only Austrian to win a Grand Slam singles title. Muster's win-loss record on clay in 1995 was 65–2. Although Muster's record on other surfaces was less impressive, a late season victory over Pete Sampras on a fast indoor carpet, during his run to the title of the Super 9 event in Essen, Germany, gave Muster an outside chance at finishing the year no. 1; however, Sampras finished the year at no. 1. Of the 12 tournaments that Muster won in 1995, Muster saved at least one match point held against him during six of them, with those six tournaments being held in Estoril, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, St. Pölten, Stuttgart Outdoor and Umag.

In 1995, Muster won the Austrian Sportsman of the Year award for the second time.

Muster continued to rack up clay-court victories in 1996. He won seven tournaments, six of them titles he successfully defended after winning them in 1995. These 1996 tournament victories included Muster winning his third Monte Carlo title, by defeating Albert Costa, 6–3, 5–7, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2, in the final, and Muster winning his third Italian Open title, by defeating Richard Krajicek, 6–2, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3, in the final. Muster's win-loss record on clay in 1996 was 46–3. This made his 1995–96 record on the surface 111–5, which was the best two-year clay-court record since the open era began in 1968. Despite Muster's continued dominance on clay-courts in 1996, he was upset in the Round of 16 at the 1996 French Open, when eventual finalist, Michael Stich, defeated Muster, 4–6, 6–4, 6–1, 7–6. In July 1996, in the final of the 1996 Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Muster defeated the new French Open champion, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, 6–2, 6–2, 6–4.

In February 1996, Muster attained the world no. 1 ranking for the first time. He held the ranking initially for just one week, and then regained it for five weeks in March and April 1996. The validity of Muster's number one ranking was called into question by top Americans Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, who argued that Muster had achieved the top spot based almost solely on his clay court results in 1995 and 1996, even though Muster had beaten Sampras on indoor carpet at the 1995 Essen Super 9 event, and Agassi had only won tournaments on hardcourt in 1995.

In 1997, Muster achieved the best results of his career on hardcourt. Muster reached the semi finals of the 1997 Australian Open, before losing to eventual champion, Pete Sampras, eight years after previously reaching the Australian Open semi finals. Muster then went on to win the tournament in Dubai, defeating Goran Ivanišević, 7–5, 7–6, in the final. Muster then won his biggest title on hardcourt, when he won the Lipton Championships in Miami, the same tournament where his career had nearly ended just eight years earlier, by defeating Sergi Bruguera, 7–6, 6–3, 6–1, in the final, after Bruguera had defeated Pete Sampras in the semi finals. Muster was also the runner-up at the Super 9 event in Cincinnati, where he lost to Pete Sampras. Muster had a 29–8 win-loss record on hardcourt in 1997, while slumping to 9–9 on clay in the same year. Muster's 1997 French Open campaign ended at the Round of 32 stage, when the unseeded Gustavo Kuerten, then ranked at 66 in the world, defeated Muster, 6–7, 6–1, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4. Against the odds, Kuerten went on to win the 1997 French Open title.

Muster reached his last top-level tournament final in Estoril (on clay) in 1998, losing to Alberto Berasategui. At the 1998 French Open, Muster reached the quarter finals, before losing to Félix Mantilla in four sets, with Mantilla getting revenge for his 1998 Italian Open loss to Muster. Muster's 1998 results faded after the spring, as he reached just one semi final (Mallorca), and one quarter final (Boston), in the remainder of the year. Muster opened 1999 with a semi final showing in Sydney, but he then struggled mightily over the next few months, winning just 2 of his 12 matches after Sydney. Following his first round loss to Nicolas Lapentti at the 1999 French Open, Muster discreetly left the tour at the age of 31. Muster remains the only world no. 1 singles player who never managed to win a men's singles match at Wimbledon throughout his whole career.

Muster only lost one Davis Cup singles match on clay during his career, when Goran Ivanišević defeated him in April 1997, 6–7, 7–5, 6–7, 6–2, 7–5, despite Muster having won 112 of his previous 117 matches on clay going into the match. Muster's overall Davis Cup win-loss record, counting both singles and doubles matches, was 45–18. Muster's win-loss record in Davis Cup singles matches was 36–8, while his win-loss record in Davis Cup singles matches on clay was 29–1. Muster has more match wins in Davis Cup than any other Austrian tennis player.

When he stopped playing tennis after the 1999 French Open, Muster moved to Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia, where he had officially resided since 1996, and married television presenter Jo Beth Taylor in 2000. The couple lived on a 90-acre estate complete with helipad, and have a son, Christian, who was born in 2001. Muster and Taylor separated in 2002 and divorced in 2005.[4] In 2003, Muster moved back to Austria, and has since been a coach and captain of the Austrian Davis Cup team, played tennis on the men's senior tour, and established a brand named Toms, which has included apparel, wine, and bottled water. In April 2010, Muster married Caroline Ofner, and they have a daughter, Maxim, who was born in 2009.[5]

On 16 June 2010, at the age of 42, Muster announced his comeback to professional tennis. In July 2010, Muster played the first match of his comeback in a Challenger tournament in Braunschweig, where he lost in the first round, as well as in the following three Challenger tournaments in Kitzbühel, Como, and Rijeka. Eventually, in his fifth Challenger tournament in Ljubljana, Muster won his first comeback match, against Borut Puc of Croatia, which brought Muster back into the ATP singles ranking list at world number 988. Muster finished 2010 ranked at world number 980. Subsequently, Austrian tennis experts discussed whether Muster's mental fortitude would be sufficient to bring him back into the top 100 in 2011, at the age of 43.

On 13 September 2011, Muster won a second match after his comeback, in the Todi Challenger against fifth seed from Argentina, Leonardo Mayer. His next opponent was countryman Martin Fischer, to whom Muster lost. On 19 September 2011, Muster reached his highest ranking after his return, at world number 847. Muster then lost his next match, at the Challenger tournament in Palermo, to Italian, Alessio di Mauro.

In October 2011, at the age of 44, Muster decided that he would play his last tennis match before retirement at the top-level Vienna tournament, where Muster lost to countryman, Dominic Thiem, in two straight sets.[6] However, three weeks after playing in Vienna, Muster was back playing again, this time in a Challenger tournament in Salzburg. Despite having a good start against German, Dennis Bloemke, Muster lost in a three set fight, even after saving a match point in the final set. This was Muster's last match to date.

Equipment[edit]

Muster played with Austrian manufactured Head, Kneissl and then Kneissl Tom's Reach tennis racquets during his first Pro Tour era. He continued to use Kneissl Tom's Reach on the Champions Tour. He began making a comeback to the Pro Tour using Head, then switched to Babolat and went back to Head again, always using adidas clothing.

Grand Slam and Masters Series finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1995 French Open Clay United States Michael Chang 7–5, 6–2, 6–4

Masters Series finals[edit]

Singles: 10 (8–2)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1990 Monte Carlo Clay Soviet Union Andrei Chesnokov 5–7, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 1990 Rome Clay Soviet Union Andrei Chesnokov 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
Winner 1992 Monte Carlo Clay United States Aaron Krickstein 6–3, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 1995 Monte Carlo Clay Germany Boris Becker 4–6, 5–7, 6–1, 7–6(8–6), 6–0
Winner 1995 Rome Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2, 6–3
Winner 1995 Essen Carpet United States MaliVai Washington 7–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1996 Monte Carlo Clay Spain Albert Costa 6–3, 5–7, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 1996 Rome Clay Netherlands Richard Krajicek 6–2, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 1997 Key Biscayne Hard Spain Sergi Bruguera 7–6(8–6), 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 1997 Cincinnati Hard United States Pete Sampras 3–6, 4–6

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 55 (44–11)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (1–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (8–2)
ATP Championship Series (4–0)
ATP Tour (31–9)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3–3)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (40–5)
Carpet (1–3)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 3 August 1986 NetherlandsHilversum Clay Switzerland Jakob Hlasek 6–1, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. 10 July 1988 United StatesBoston Clay United States Lawson Duncan 6–2, 6–2
Winner 3. 31 July 1988 FranceBordeaux Clay Haiti Ronald Agénor 6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 14 August 1988 CzechoslovakiaPrague Clay Argentina Guillermo Pérez-Roldán 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 18 September 1988 SpainBarcelona Clay Sweden Kent Carlsson 3–6, 3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 5. 25 September 1988 ItalyBari Clay Uruguay Marcelo Filippini 2–6, 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 23 October 1988 AustriaVienna Carpet Austria Horst Skoff 6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 2 April 1989 United StatesMiami Hard Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl W/O
Winner 6. 7 January 1990 AustraliaAdelaide Hard United States Jimmy Arias 3–6, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 7. 11 March 1990 MoroccoCasablanca Clay Argentina Guillermo Pérez-Roldán 6–1, 6–7(6–8), 6–2
Runner-up 4. 29 April 1990 MonacoMonte Carlo Clay Soviet Union Andrei Chesnokov 5–7, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 6 May 1990 West GermanyMunich Clay Czechoslovakia Karel Nováček 4–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 20 May 1990 ItalyRome Clay Soviet Union Andrei Chesnokov 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
Winner 9. 16 June 1991 ItalyFlorence Clay Austria Horst Skoff 6–2, 6–7(2–7), 6–2
Winner 10. 15 September 1991 SwitzerlandGeneva Clay Austria Horst Skoff 6–2, 6–4
Winner 11. 26 April 1992 MonacoMonte Carlo Clay United States Aaron Krickstein 6–3, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 12. 14 June 1992 ItalyFlorence Clay Italy Renzo Furlan 6–3, 1–6, 6–1
Winner 13. 30 August 1992 CroatiaUmag Clay Argentina Franco Davín 6–1, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 17 January 1993 AustraliaSydney Hard United States Pete Sampras 6–7(7–9), 1–6
Winner 14. 28 February 1993 MexicoMexico City Clay Spain Carlos Costa 6–2, 6–4
Winner 15. 13 June 1993 ItalyFlorence Clay Spain Jordi Burillo 6–1, 7–5
Winner 16. 20 June 1993 ItalyGenova Clay Sweden Magnus Gustafsson 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 17. 8 August 1993 AustriaKitzbühel Clay Spain Javier Sánchez 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 18. 15 August 1993 San MarinoSan Marino Clay Italy Renzo Furlan 7–5, 7–5
Winner 19. 29 August 1993 CroatiaUmag Clay Spain Alberto Berasategui 7–5, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 20. 3 October 1993 ItalyPalermo Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 7–6(7–2), 7–5
Runner-up 7. 24 October 1993 AustriaVienna Carpet Croatia Goran Ivanišević 6–4, 4–6, 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 21. 27 February 1994 MexicoMexico City Clay Brazil Roberto Jabali 6–3, 6–1
Winner 22. 1 May 1994 SpainMadrid Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 23. 19 June 1994 AustriaSankt Pölten Clay Spain Tomás Carbonell 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 24. 5 March 1995 MexicoMexico City Clay Brazil Fernando Meligeni 7–6(7–4), 7–5
Winner 25. 9 April 1995 PortugalEstoril Clay Spain Albert Costa 6–4, 6–2
Winner 26. 16 April 1995 SpainBarcelona Clay Sweden Magnus Larsson 6–2, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 27. 30 April 1995 MonacoMonte Carlo Clay Germany Boris Becker 4–6, 5–7, 6–1, 7–6(8–6), 6–0
Winner 28. 21 May 1995 ItalyRome Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2, 6–3
Winner 29. 11 June 1995 FranceFrench Open Clay United States Michael Chang 7–5, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 30. 25 June 1995 AustriaSankt Pölten Clay Czech Republic Bohdan Ulihrach 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 31. 23 July 1995 GermanyStuttgart Outdoor Clay Sweden Jan Apell 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 6 August 1995 AustriaKitzbühel Clay Spain Albert Costa 6–4, 4–6, 6–7(3–7), 6–2, 4–6
Winner 32. 13 August 1995 San MarinoSan Marino Clay Italy Andrea Gaudenzi 6–2, 6–0
Winner 33. 27 August 1995 CroatiaUmag Clay Spain Carlos Costa 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Winner 34. 17 September 1995 RomaniaBucharest Clay Austria Gilbert Schaller 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 22 October 1995 AustriaVienna Carpet Belgium Filip Dewulf 5–7, 2–6, 6–1, 5–7
Winner 35. 29 October 1995 GermanyEssen Carpet United States MaliVai Washington 7–6(8–6), 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 36. 10 March 1996 MexicoMexico City Clay Czech Republic Jiří Novák 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Winner 37. 14 April 1996 PortugalEstoril Clay Italy Andrea Gaudenzi 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Winner 38. 21 April 1996 SpainBarcelona Clay Chile Marcelo Ríos 6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 39. 28 April 1996 MonacoMonte Carlo Clay Spain Albert Costa 6–3, 5–7, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 40. 19 May 1996 ItalyRome Clay Netherlands Richard Krajicek 6–2, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 41. 21 July 1996 GermanyStuttgart Outdoor Clay Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–2, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 42. 15 September 1996 ColombiaBogotá Clay Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti 6–7(6–8), 6–2, 6–3
Winner 43. 16 February 1997 United Arab EmiratesDubai Hard Croatia Goran Ivanišević 7–5, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 44. 30 March 1997 United StatesMiami Hard Spain Sergi Bruguera 7–6(8–6), 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 10. 10 August 1997 United StatesCincinnati Hard United States Pete Sampras 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 12 April 1998 PortugalEstoril Clay Spain Alberto Berasategui 6–3, 1–6, 3–6

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2010 2011 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A NH A 1R SF 3R A 3R 2R QF 3R 4R SF 1R 1R A A 0 / 11 23–11
French Open A 1R 2R 3R 3R A SF 1R 2R 4R 3R W 4R 3R QF 1R A A 1 / 14 32–13
Wimbledon A A A 1R A A A A 1R 1R 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 4 0–4
US Open A A 1R 3R 1R A 4R A A QF QF 4R QF 1R 3R A A A 0 / 10 22–10
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–2 4–3 2–3 4–1 10–3 0–1 3–3 8–4 10–4 12–2 10–3 7–3 6–3 0–2 0–0 0–0 1 / 39 77–38
Year-End Championship
ATP Tour World Championships A A A A A A RR A A A A RR RR RR A A A A 0 / 4 2–8
Super 9 Series/Tennis Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A 2R A 2R A 3R QF QF 2R SF SF 1R A A 0 / 9 14–9
Miami A A A 3R 3R F A A A 3R A A 2R W A A A A 1 / 6 18–4
Monte Carlo A A 2R 3R 1R A F 1R W SF QF W W 2R 1R 2R A A 3 / 13 32–10
Hamburg A A QF 1R 1R A A 1R 2R 3R 3R A A 3R QF A A A 0 / 9 11–9
Rome A A A 1R 3R A W 3R 1R 2R 3R W W 2R 3R 1R A A 3 / 12 28–9
Canada A A A A A A A A A A A A 2R 3R A A A A 0 / 2 1–2
Cincinnati A A A A A A A A A A 1R A SF F 2R A A A 0 / 4 8–4
Stockholm/Essen/Stuttgart A A A A 3R 3R A A 3R A 2R W 2R 1R A A A A 1 / 7 8–6
Paris Not Held A A 2R 1R A A 1R A 2R 2R 2R QF A A A A 0 / 7 3–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 4–2 4–4 6–6 7–3 11–1 2–4 8–4 9–5 9–7 20–2 14–6 18–8 10–5 1–3 0–0 0–0 8 / 69 123–60
Career statistics
Titles 0 0 1 0 4 0 3 2 3 7 3 12 7 2 0 0 0 0 44
Finals 0 0 1 0 6 1 5 2 3 9 3 14 7 3 1 0 0 0 55
Hardcourt Win–Loss 1–1 0–0 0–4 6–4 3–5 11–4 10–2 2–3 7–5 18–7 18–10 11–6 14–8 29–8 11–7 4–5 0–1 0–1 145–81
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 5–2 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 7–10
Clay Win–Loss 2–1 11–7 21–10 17–10 43–9 4–2 37–11 28–13 30–13 55–10 37–9 65–2 46–3 9–9 20–11 1–6 0–0 0–1 426–127
Carpet Win–Loss 1–1 1–1 1–4 3–3 5–2 4–3 4–5 0–2 2–4 4–3 3–5 10–10 3–7 6–5 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 48–56
Overall Win–Loss 4–3 12–8 22–18 26–18 51–16 19–9 51–18 30–19 39–23 77–21 58–25 86–18 68–20 46–24 32–20 5–11 0–1 0–2 626–274
Win % 57% 60% 55% 59% 76% 68% 74% 61% 63% 79% 70% 83% 77% 66% 62% 31% 0% 0% 69.56%
Year End Ranking 311 98 47 56 16 21 7 35 18 9 16 3 5 9 25 189 980 1,075

Note: These events were designated as the 'Masters Series' and the 'ATP Tour World Championships' only after the ATP took over the running of the men's tour in 1990.

Private life[edit]

Thomas Muster was married to Jo Beth Taylor, an Australian television personality, from 2000 to 2005.[7] They have a son, Christian, who was born in 2001. In 2010, Muster married Caroline Ofner and they have a daughter, Maxim, born in 2009. Thomas Muster lives in Styria, a province in Southern Austria and also has a villa on the Adriatic Sea in Croatia.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Muster, King of Clay, Gets His Slam Crown". New York Times. 12 June 1995. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  2. ^ S.L. Price (19 June 1995). "Back in the Swing". Vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "TENNIS ROUNDUP : Germany Rallies to Reach Davis Cup Quarterfinals". Retrieved 28 March 1994. 
  4. ^ "Gold Coast agency Celebrities Entertainment guest speakers master of ceremonies emcees MC's Brisbane Queensland hosts coordinators stars hosting award performers Sydney Brisbane Melbourne Adelaide Perth Darwin Canberra Mt Isa". Addictiveentertainment.com.au. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tennis hero Muster marries again – Tennis". Austrian Times. 26 April 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Former No. 1 Muster to retire again at age 44 – Tennis". CBSSports.com. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Gold Coast agency Celebrities Entertainment guest speakers master of ceremonies emcees MC's Brisbane Queensland hosts coordinators stars hosting award performers Sydney Brisbane Melbourne Adelaide Perth Darwin Canberra Mt Isa". Addictiveentertainment.com.au. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Thomas Muster heiratet heute". Oe24.at. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 

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