Magnus Larsson

Birthplace: Olofstrom, Sweden


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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