11 Facts About Michael Stich


Michael Detlef Stich is a German former professional tennis player.


Michael Stich won the men's singles title at Wimbledon in 1991, the men's doubles titles at both Wimbledon and the Olympic Games in 1992, and was a singles runner-up at the 1994 US Open and the 1996 French Open.


Michael Stich turned professional in 1988 and won his first top-level singles title in 1990 at Memphis, Tennessee.


Michael Stich reached his second Grand Slam singles final at the 1994 US Open, where he lost in straight sets to Andre Agassi.


Michael Stich helped Germany win the World Team Cup in 1994.


Michael Stich upset defending champion Thomas Muster in four sets in the fourth round of the 1996 French Open en route to appearing in his third and final Grand Slam singles final, where he lost to Yevgeny Kafelnikov in straight sets.


Michael Stich won his final career singles title that year at Antwerp.

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Michael Stich is one of only five players of his generation to have a positive career head-to-head record against Sampras.


Michael Stich announced his retirement from the professional tour in 1997, after Wimbledon.


Michael Stich's last run at Wimbledon started with a win over US top-ten player Jim Courier and ended with a five-set loss to Cedric Pioline in the semifinals.


Michael Stich was married to the German actress Jessica Stockmann from 1992 to 2003.