32 Facts About Thomas Muster

1. Thomas Muster was created on Oct 2, 1967 in Leibnitz, Styria, Austria.

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2. Thomas Muster has celebrated the total number of 51 birthdays till date.

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3. Thomas Muster is an Austrian former world No 1 professional tennis player who was known as "The King of Clay.

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4. Thomas Muster is one of only three players to win Masters titles on three different surfaces.

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5. Thomas Muster is a former World No 1 tennis player from Austria.

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6. Thomas Muster curled a free-kick against the outside of a post early in the second half before Novak doubled the Scunthorpe lead by punishing another Posh error after 57 minutes.

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7. Thomas Muster lives in Styria, a province in southern Austria, and has a villa on the Adriatic Sea in Croatia.

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8. In 2010, Thomas Muster married Caroline Ofner and they have a daughter, Maxim, born in 2009.

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9. Thomas Muster was married to Jo Beth Taylor, an Australian television personality, from 2000 to 2005, having separated in 2002.

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10. In October 2011, at the age of 44, Thomas Muster decided that he would play his last tennis match before retirement at the top-level Vienna tournament, where Muster lost to countryman, Dominic Thiem, in straight sets.

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11. On 13 September 2011, Thomas Muster won a second match after his comeback, in the Todi Challenger, against the fifth seeded Argentinian Leonardo Mayer.

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12. Thomas Muster went on to play in three Challenger tournaments in Kitzbuhel, Como, and Rijeka.

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13. On 16 June 2010, at the age of 42, Thomas Muster announced his comeback to professional tennis.

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14. In 2003, Thomas Muster moved back to Austria, to work as a coach and captain of the Austrian Davis Cup team.

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15. At the 1998 French Open, Thomas Muster reached the quarterfinals, before losing to Felix Mantilla in four sets, with Mantilla getting revenge for his 1998 Italian Open defeat.

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16. Thomas Muster reached his last top-level tournament final in Estoril in 1998, losing to Alberto Berasategui.

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17. Thomas Muster went on to win his biggest title on hardcourt at the 1997 Miami Masters, the same tournament where his career had nearly ended eight years earlier, by defeating Sergi Bruguera in three straight sets in the final, after Bruguera had defeated Sampras in the semifinals.

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18. Thomas Muster reached the semifinals of the 1997 Australian Open, losing to eventual champion Pete Sampras.

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19. In 1997, Thomas Muster enjoyed the best results of his career on hardcourt.

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20. Thomas Muster held the ranking initially for just one week, and then regained it for five weeks over March and April 1996.

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21. In 1995, Thomas Muster won the Austrian Sportsman of the Year award for the second time.

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22. At the 1995 French Open, Thomas Muster won his first and only Grand Slam singles title, defeating Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the semifinals and comfortably beating 1989 champion Michael Chang in the final.

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23. Thomas Muster went on to win his second Italian Open title, defeating Sergi Bruguera in the final.

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24. In 1995, Thomas Muster enjoyed the best year of his career winning 12 tournaments, with 11 of those tournaments won on clay-courts.

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25. Thomas Muster won two more top-level tournaments in 1991, and three more in 1992, with the biggest of these titles being the 1992 Monte Carlo title, where he defeated Aaron Krickstein in the final.

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26. In 1990, Thomas Muster won the Austrian Sportsman of the Year award.

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27. Thomas Muster reached the semifinals of the 1990 French Open, losing in straight sets to the eventual champion, Andres Gomez.

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28. In 1988, Thomas Muster reached six top-level tournament finals, winning four of them, in Boston, Bordeaux, Prague and Bari.

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29. Thomas Muster won his first top-level tournament at the Dutch Open in Hilversum in 1986.

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30. Thomas Muster turned professional in 1985, regularly playing in Challenger tournaments throughout the year, winning in Belo Horizonte, as well as continuing to play in many top-level tournaments.

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31. Thomas Muster played at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and in two tournaments on Austrian soil, the clay-court event in Kitzbuhel and the indoor carpet event in Vienna.

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32. Thomas Muster was born on 2 October 1967 and is a former World No 1 tennis player from Austria.

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