Magnus Larsson (SWE)

Birth date:3.25.70

Birthplace:Olofstrom, Sweden

Current Residence:Sweden

Current Champions Rank:

Highest Champions Rank:5

Current Year Record:

BIOGRAPHY

A superstar standout in Davis Cup action, Magnus competed on Sweden’s championship Davis Cup teams twice; defeating Russia in 1994 and the United States in 1997. With solid groundstrokes and a punishing serve, Larsson was a steady force to be reckoned with throughout his career on the ATP tour. His final career title before retirement was Memphis in 2000.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

+In 1994 he won the Grand Slam Cup, defeating World No. 1 Pete Sampras in the final in four sets 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 and reached the semi-finals of the 1994 French Open. Larsson was also part of the Swedish team which won the 1994 Davis Cup.

+In 1995, Larsson reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 10 and his career-high doubles ranking of World No. 26. He was runner-up in the men's doubles at the French Open that year (partnering with Nicklas Kulti).

+Larsson played in the final of the Davis Cup again in 1997 and again he won both his singles rubbers – against Pete Sampras and Michael Chang – and was on the winning team, as Sweden thrashed the United States 5-0.

+13 career titles: 7 in singles and 6 in doubles.



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