Lars-Anders Wahlgren

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Lars-Anders Wahlgren
Country Sweden Sweden
Residence Angelholm, Sweden
Born 24 August 1966
Lund
Height 6'4" (193 cm)
Turned pro 1985
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $464,310
Singles
Career record 23–50
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 66 (29 January 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1990, 1992)
French Open 2R (1987)
Wimbledon 1R (1990)
US Open 1R (1994)
Doubles
Career record 41–69
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 86 (31 July 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1995)
French Open 1R (1987, 1989, 1994, 1995)
Wimbledon 1R (1995)
US Open 2R (1994)

Lars-Anders Wahlgren (born 24 August 1966) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.

Career[edit]

Wahlgren was a top 100 player in both the singles and doubles.

He won his first Grand Slam match at the 1987 French Open, beating Guy Forget.

In 1989 he had his best singles performance in an ATP Tour event, reaching the final of the Australian Indoor Championships. He defeated defending champion Slobodan Živojinović en route to the final, where he lost to Ivan Lendl.

He reached the quarter-finals of Wellington's BP National Championship – Singles in 1990 and also made the third round of the Men's Singles at the Australian Open that year.[1]

Wahlgren upset 15th Marc Rosset in the opening round of the 1991 Australian Open but didn't progress any further. He won the match 9–7 in the fifth set.

The following year he equaled his effort from 1990, again reaching third round in Australia. On this occasion he beat world number 20 Brad Gilbert and 12th seed Derrick Rostagno.

Wahlgren was a quarter-finalist at the 1992 Brisbane Indoor Championships. Over the next two years, he twice finished runner-up in doubles at the Kuala Lumpur Open.

The further he got in the Men's Doubles at a Grand Slam was at the 1995 Australian Open, when he and partner Ola Kristiansson made it into the third round, defeating sixth seeds David Adams and Andrei Olhovskiy along the way.[2]

Grand Prix/ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1989 Australia Sydney, Australia Hard Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 2–6, 2–6, 1–6

Doubles: 2 (0–2)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1993 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
5–7, 6–4, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 1994 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Carpet Sweden Nicklas Kulti Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
0–6, 5–7

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1986 Greece Athens, Greece Hard West Germany Hans-Dieter Beutel 6–4, 6–3

Doubles: (12)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1987 Martinique Martinique, French West Indies Hard Denmark Morten Christensen United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
United Kingdom Nick Fulwood
7–6, 6–3
2. 1988 Switzerland Crans-Montana, Switzerland Clay Sweden Peter Svensson Sweden Conny Falk
Sweden Stefan Svensson
6–4, 6–4
3. 1988 Italy Genova, Italy Clay Sweden Peter Svensson Sweden Per Henricsson
Sweden Nicklas Utgren
7–5, 2–6, 6–1
4. 1989 France Clermont-Ferrand, France Clay Sweden Peter Svensson Argentina Marcelo Ingaramo
Argentina Gustavo Luza
7–5, 6–3
5. 1989 Finland Tampere, Finland Clay Sweden Peter Svensson Sweden Christer Allgardh
Sweden Tobias Svantesson
7–5, 6–7, 6–3
6. 1990 Finland Hanko, Finland Clay Australia Johan Anderson Sweden Tomas Nydahl
Sweden Peter Svensson
6–3, 7–6
7. 1992 Germany Oberstaufen, Germany Clay Australia Johan Anderson Belgium Filip Dewulf
Belgium Tom Vanhoudt
2–6, 7–6, 6–4
8. 1993 Austria Bruck, Austria Clay Sweden Nils Holm South Africa Ellis Ferreira
Germany Alexis Hombrecher
0–6, 6–4, 6–4
9. 1993 Germany Fürth, Germany Clay Sweden Nils Holm Latvia Ģirts Dzelde
Georgia (country) Vladimir Gabrichidze
W/O
10. 1993 Netherlands Scheveningen, Netherlands Clay Sweden Nils Holm Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
6–1, 6–2
11. 1994 United States Bronx, United States Hard United Kingdom Chris Bailey China Pan Bing
China Jia-Ping Xia
6–3, 7–5
12. 1995 Norway Lillehammer, Norway Clay Sweden Thomas Johansson Australia Andrew Ilie
Australia Todd Larkham
2–6, 6–3, 6–3

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