Mikael Tillstrom
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Mikael Tillstrom

Mikael Tillström
Country (sports) Sweden
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1972-03-05) 5 March 1972 (age 49)
Jönköping, Sweden
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1991
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,029,070
Career record112-113
Career titles1
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)
Career record111-85
Career titles8
Highest rankingNo. 15 (17 July 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1999, 2000)
French OpenSF (1999)
WimbledonSF (2000)
US Open3R (1998, 2000)

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


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.

Career finals

Singles (1 win, 4 losses)

Grand Slam (0-0)
Grand Slam Cup (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP International Series Gold (0-1)
ATP International Series (1-4)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Apr 1997 Chennai, India Hard Germany Alex Radulescu 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
Loss 1-1 Apr 1998 Chennai, India Hard Australia Patrick Rafter 3-6, 4-6
Loss 1-2 Oct 1999 Singapore, Singapore Hard Chile Marcelo Rios 2-6, 6-7(5-7)
Loss 1-3 Feb 2000 San Jose, US Hard (i) Australia Mark Philippoussis 5-7, 6-4, 3-6
Loss 1-4 May 2000 Majorca, Spain Clay Russia Marat Safin 4-6, 3-6

Doubles (8 wins, 4 losses)

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


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