Mikael Tillstrom
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Mikael Tillstrom

Mikael Tillström
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Country (sports) Sweden
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1972-03-05) 5 March 1972 (age 50)
Jönköping, Sweden
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1991
Retired2000
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,030,525
Singles
Career record112-113
Career titles1
2 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 39 (14 October 1996)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQF (1996)
French Open4R (1994)
Wimbledon3R (1996)
US Open3R (1998)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games3R (2000)
Doubles
Career record111-86
Career titles8
11 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 15 (17 July 2000)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open3R (1999, 2000)
French OpenSF (1999)
WimbledonSF (2000)
US Open3R (1998, 2000)
Last updated on: 10 January 2022.

Mikael Tillström (born 5 March 1972) is a former tennis player from Sweden, who turned professional in 1991.

Career

He represented his native country as at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he was defeated in the third round by Switzerland's Roger Federer. The right-hander won one career title in singles (Chennai, 1997) and eight career doubles titles, all but one with fellow Swede Nicklas Kulti. He also reached the final of 2000 Majorca Open winning en route to the final some specialist at clay like Francisco Clavet or Mariano Puerta, and only an almighty Marat Safin could stop him.

He reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 14 October 1996, when he became world no. 39. His best performance at a Grand Slam came when he got to the quarter finals of the Australian Open in 1996, he defeated Aaron Krickstein, Christian Ruud, Patrick McEnroe and Thomas Muster before losing to Michael Chang. He was the first player to be beaten by Gustavo Kuerten in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, at the Australian Open in 1997.[1] He is running the Good to Great Tennis Academy together with Magnus Norman and Nicklas Kulti and is coaching Gaël Monfils.

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1990 US Open Hard Italy Andrea Gaudenzi 2-6, 6-4, 6-7

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partnet Opponents Score
Loss 1990 US Open Hard Sweden Mårten Renström Canada Sebastien Leblanc
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
7-6, 3-6, 4-6

ATP career finals

Singles: 5 (1 title, 4 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-1)
ATP World Series (1-3)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-3)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (1-3)
Indoors (0-1)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Apr 1997 Chennai, India World Series Hard Germany Alex Radulescu 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
Loss 1-1 Apr 1998 Chennai, India World Series Hard Australia Patrick Rafter 3-6, 4-6
Loss 1-2 Oct 1999 Singapore, Singapore Championship Series Hard Chile Marcelo Rios 2-6, 6-7(5-7)
Loss 1-3 Feb 2000 San Jose, United States World Series Hard Australia Mark Philippoussis 5-7, 6-4, 3-6
Loss 1-4 May 2000 Majorca, Spain World Series Clay Russia Marat Safin 4-6, 3-6

Doubles: 12 (8 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (2-0)
ATP World Series (6-4)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-0)
Clay (4-4)
Grass (1-0)
Carpet (1-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (6-4)
Indoors (2-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 1992 Hilversum, Netherlands World Series Clay Sweden Mårten Renström Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Netherlands Mark Koevermans
7-6, 1-6, 4-6
Win 1-1 Aug 1992 San Marino, San Marino World Series Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti Italy Cristian Brandi
Italy Federico Mordegan
6-2, 6-2
Loss 1-2 Jul 1994 Båstad, Sweden World Series Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti Sweden Jan Apell
Sweden Jonas Björkman
2-6, 3-6
Win 2-2 Jul 1997 Båstad, Sweden World Series Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti Sweden Magnus Gustafsson
Sweden Magnus Larsson
6-0, 6-3
Win 3-2 Aug 1997 Indianapolis, United States Championship Series Hard Australia Michael Tebbutt Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
6-3, 6-2
Win 4-2 Feb 1998 St. Petersburg, Russia World Series Carpet Sweden Nicklas Kulti South Africa Marius Barnard
South Africa Brent Haygarth
3-6, 6-3, 7-6
Loss 4-3 Apr 1998 Orlando, United States World Series Clay Australia Michael Tebbutt South Africa Grant Stafford
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6-4, 4-6, 5-7
Win 5-3 Nov 1998 Stockholm, Sweden International Series Hard Sweden Nicklas Kulti South Africa Chris Haggard
Sweden Peter Nyborg
7-5, 3-6, 7-5
Loss 5-4 Jul 1999 Båstad, Sweden World Series Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti South Africa David Adams
United States Jeff Tarango
6-7(6-8), 4-6
Win 6-4 Apr 2000 Barcelona, Spain Championship Series Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Australia Sandon Stolle
6-2, 6-7(2-7), 7-6(7-5)
Win 7-4 Jun 2000 Halle, Germany International Series Grass Sweden Nicklas Kulti India Mahesh Bhupathi
Germany David Prinosil
7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-4)
Win 8-4 Jul 2000 Båstad, Sweden International Series Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti Italy Andrea Gaudenzi
Italy Diego Nargiso
4-6, 6-2, 6-3

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 3 (2-1)

Legend
ATP Challenger (2-1)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (2-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 May 1992 Ljubljana, Slovenia Challenger Clay Sweden Magnus Larsson 4-6, 4-6
Win 1-1 Jun 1994 Weiden, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Jens Knippschild 6-2, 6-4
Win 2-1 Sep 1995 Merano, Italy Challenger Clay Morocco Younes El Aynaoui 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Doubles: 13 (11-2)

Legend
ATP Challenger (11-2)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-0)
Clay (8-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 May 1992 Ljubljana, Slovenia Challenger Clay Sweden Magnus Larsson Italy Cristian Brandi
Italy Federico Mordegan
6-3, 6-2
Win 2-0 Jun 1992 Yvetot, France Challenger Clay Sweden Marten Renstrom Brazil Jaime Oncins
Czech Republic Tomas Anzari
7-6, 5-7, 6-2
Win 3-0 Jun 1992 Salzburg, Austria Challenger Clay Sweden Jan Apell Spain Jordi Arrese
Sweden Nils Holm
3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Loss 3-1 Sep 1993 Prague, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Sweden Tomas Nydahl Czech Republic David Rikl
Czech Republic Pavel Vizner
2-6, 6-7
Win 4-1 Oct 1993 Dublin, Ireland Challenger Carpet Sweden Marten Renstrom United States Todd Nelson
Norway Bent-Ove Pedersen
6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 4-2 May 1994 Ljubljana, Slovenia Challenger Clay Denmark Kenneth Carlsen France Olivier Delaitre
France Jean-Philippe Fleurian
1-6, 6-4, 1-6
Win 5-2 Jun 1994 Ko?ice, Slovakia Challenger Clay United States Tommy Ho Portugal Emanuel Couto
Portugal Bernardo Mota
7-6, 6-1
Win 6-2 Jul 1994 Scheveningen, Netherlands Challenger Clay Sweden Marten Renstrom Netherlands Stephen Noteboom
Belgium Tom Vanhoudt
3-6, 7-5, 6-3
Win 7-2 Dec 1994 Andorra la Vella, Andorra Challenger Hard Sweden Anders Jarryd Canada Greg Rusedski
Kenya Paul Wekesa
7-6, 6-3
Win 8-2 Mar 1995 Indian Wells, United States Challenger Hard Sweden Nicklas Kulti Sweden Jan Apell
United States Mike Bauer
7-6, 6-4
Win 9-2 Apr 1995 Monte Carlo, Monaco Challenger Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti Germany Nicolas Kiefer
Germany Michael Stich
7-5, 7-5
Win 10-2 May 1995 Ljubljana, Slovenia Challenger Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti United States Shelby Cannon
South Africa Stefan Kruger
6-4, 6-4
Win 11-2 Jul 1995 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti United States Bill Behrens
South Africa Brendan Curry
7-6, 6-4

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.

Singles

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 A Q2 QF 1R 2R 3R 2R 0 / 5 8-5 62%
French Open A Q1 4R 2R 3R 1R 2R Q3 1R 0 / 6 7-6 54%
Wimbledon A A A A 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 5 3-5 38%
US Open A A A A 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 0 / 5 3-5 38%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 3-1 1-1 9-4 0-4 5-4 2-3 1-4 0 / 21 21-21 50%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics A Not Held A Not Held 3R 0 / 1 2-1 67%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A Q2 A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Miami A A A Q2 A 4R A 1R 1R 0 / 3 3-3 50%
Monte Carlo QF A A Q2 A 1R A A Q2 0 / 2 2-2 50%
Hamburg A A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Canada A A A A 3R A A A A 0 / 1 2-1 67%
Cincinnati A A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Paris A A A A Q1 1R A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 2-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 3-6 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 / 10 7-10 41%

Doubles

Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R A 1R 1R A 1R 3R 3R 0 / 6 4-6 40%
French Open 2R 1R 1R A A 1R SF 3R 0 / 6 7-6 54%
Wimbledon A A A A A A 1R SF 0 / 2 4-2 67%
US Open A A A A A 3R 1R 3R 0 / 3 4-3 57%
Win-loss 1-2 0-1 0-2 0-1 0-0 2-3 6-4 10-4 0 / 17 19-17 53%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held 1R 0 / 1 0-1 0%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Miami A A 1R A A A SF 2R 0 / 3 4-3 0%
Monte Carlo A A 2R A A A A QF 0 / 2 3-2 60%
Rome A A A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Cincinnati A A A A Q2 A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Stuttgart A A A A A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-2 3-4 0 / 8 8-8 50%

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