28 Facts About Mats Wilander

1. Mats Wilander was created on August 22, 1964 in Vaxjo, Kronobergs lan, Sweden.

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2. Mats Wilander championed US Open tournament defeating Ivan Lendl a champion who had held the position three times.

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3. Mats Wilander took part in the 1982 tournament of the French Open.

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4. Mats Wilander is a former Sweden professional Tennis player born in 1964.

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5. Mats Wilander might have them, but against Nadal they shrank to a very small size and it's not once, it's every time.

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6. Mats Wilander created a minor controversy during the 2006 French Open when he criticized several top players, including Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters, as lacking the competitive edge to beat their toughest rivals.

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7. Mats Wilander competes from time to time on the senior tour.

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8. Mats Wilander helped Sweden reach the final again in 1986 but declined to play in the final because he was getting married.

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9. Mats Wilander was an integral member of Sweden's highly successful Davis Cup team throughout the 1980s.

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10. In 1996, Mats Wilander played only one Grand Slam tournament, losing in the second round of the French Open to Martin.

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11. Mats Wilander won his final tour match against Edberg, in the second round of the Canadian Open in Montreal.

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12. Except for Wimbledon, Mats Wilander played a full schedule in 1994.

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13. Mats Wilander lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open and the second round of the French Open.

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14. Mats Wilander held the top ranking for a total of 20 weeks until Lendl reclaimed it at the end of January 1989.

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15. Mats Wilander won five tournaments in 1987 including two Grand Prix Tennis Championship Series tiles and six overall, he finished the year ranked third in the world for the third consecutive year.

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16. Mats Wilander partnered with countryman Joakim Nystrom to win the men's doubles title at Wimbledon in 1986.

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17. Mats Wilander lost in the semifinals of the French Open to Lendl, the second round at Wimbledon to Pat Cash, and the quarterfinals of the US Open to Cash.

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18. Mats Wilander retained his Australian Open title in 1984, beating Stefan Edberg in the quarterfinals and Kevin Curren in the final.

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19. Mats Wilander lost in the third round at Wimbledon to Roscoe Tanner and in the quarterfinals of the US Open to Lendl.

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20. Mats Wilander was the youngest ever male Grand Slam singles champion at 17 years, 9 months, a record since broken by Boris Becker and Michael Chang.

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21. Mats Wilander surprised the tennis world at the 1982 French Open.

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22. Mats Wilander made his debut on the professional tour at the clay court tournament in Bastad, Sweden in 1980.

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23. In 2002, Mats Wilander was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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24. Mats Wilander was a driving force behind Sweden's run of seven consecutive Davis Cup finals in the 1980s.

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25. Mats Wilander won 33 singles titles and seven doubles titles during his career.

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26. Mats Wilander won eight Grand Prix Super Series titles the precursors to the current Masters 1000.

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27. In 1988, Mats Wilander won three of the four Grand Slam singles events and finished that year ranked World No 1.

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28. Mats Wilander is a former World No 1 tennis player from Sweden.

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