Jan Gunnarsson
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Jan Gunnarsson

Jan Gunnarsson
Country (sports) Sweden
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1962-05-30) 30 May 1962 (age 57)
Olofstrom, Sweden
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1979
Retired1994
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,285,040
Singles
Career record188-204
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 25 (9 December 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1989)
French Open4R (1984)
Wimbledon4R (1991)
US Open1R (1986)
Doubles
Career record176-176
Career titles9
Highest rankingNo. 20 (30 April 1984)

Jan Gunnarsson (born 30 May 1962) is a former tennis player from Sweden,[1] who won one singles in Vienna in 1985 (beating Libor Pimek in the final) and nine doubles titles on the world tour during his professional career. In 1989 he reached the semi-finals of Australian Open where he lost in straight sets to Miloslav Me?í?.

Along with Michael Mortensen he won the longest tie-break in tennis history at Wimbledon in 1985. The Swedish/Danish duo defeated John Frawley and Víctor Pecci in the first round.

The right-hander reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 25 in December 1985.

Summer 2012 Olympics controversy

Gunnarsson was an expert commentator for the Summer 2012 Olympic Games. His position on Swedish television became controversial after he made xenophobic comments in response to negative comments made by the Swedish Culture and Sports Minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth about financial support for future Swedish applications for major championships. On his Facebook page, Gunnarsson posted the comment, "There's not enough money when the state is paying welfare for 27,000 Somalis." His comment was criticized by SVT's sports editor Per Yng, and he removed the comment shortly after.[2]

Career finals

Doubles (9 titles, 10 runner-ups)

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1982 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Mark Dickson United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Ferdi Taygan
7-6, 6-7, 6-4
Win 2. 1983 Nancy, France Hard (i) Sweden Anders Järryd United States Tim Gullikson
South Africa Bernard Mitton
4-6, 6-3, 7-6
Loss 1. 1983 Rome, Italy Clay United States Mike Leach Paraguay Francisco González
Paraguay Víctor Pecci
2-6, 7-6, 4-6
Win 3. 1984 Nice, France Clay Denmark Michael Mortensen Chile Hans Gildemeister
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
6-1, 7-5
Loss 2. 1984 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Sweden Mats Wilander Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
2-6, 1-6
Win 4. 1984 Båstad, Sweden Clay Denmark Michael Mortensen Spain Juan Avendaño
Brazil Fernando Roese
6-0, 6-0
Loss 3. 1984 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) Sweden Joakim Nyström Poland Wojtek Fibak
United States Sandy Mayer
1-6, 3-6
Loss 4. 1984 Treviso, Italy Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Czechoslovakia Pavel Slo?il
United States Tim Wilkison
2-6, 3-6
Win 5. 1984 Toulouse, France Carpet Denmark Michael Mortensen Czechoslovakia Pavel Slo?il
United States Tim Wilkison
6-4, 6-2
Loss 5. 1985 Barcelona, Spain Clay Denmark Michael Mortensen Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
3-6, 3-6
Loss 6. 1985 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) Sweden Peter Lundgren Austria Alex Antonitsch
Netherlands Michiel Schapers
4-6, 5-7
Loss 7. 1986 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) Sweden Peter Lundgren New Zealand Kelly Evernden
United States Chip Hooper
4-6, 7-6, 3-6
Win 6. 1986 Barcelona, Spain Clay Sweden Joakim Nyström Peru Carlos di Laura
Italy Claudio Panatta
6-3, 6-4
Loss 8. 1986 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd France Guy Forget
France Yannick Noah
6-7, 4-6
Win 7. 1987 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd France Loïc Courteau
France Guy Forget
7-6, 6-2
Loss 9. 1989 Rotterdam, Netherlands Clay Sweden Magnus Gustafsson Czechoslovakia Miloslav Me?í?
Czechoslovakia Milan ?rejber
6-7, 0-6
Win 8. 1989 Vienna, Austria Carpet Sweden Anders Järryd United States Paul Annacone
New Zealand Kelly Evernden
6-2, 6-3
Loss 10. 1990 Båstad, Sweden Clay West Germany Udo Riglewski Sweden Rikard Bergh
Sweden Ronnie Båthman
1-6, 4-6
Win 9. 1991 Nice, France Clay Sweden Rikard Bergh Czechoslovakia Vojt?ch Flégl
Sweden Nicklas Utgren
6-4, 4-6, 6-3

References

  1. ^ Jan Gunnarsson at the Association of Tennis Professionals
  2. ^ ""Helt oacceptabelt att uttrycka sig så"". aftonbladet.se.

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