|Born||18 October 1968|
Pinneberg, West Germany
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Int. Tennis HoF||2018 (member page)|
|Highest ranking||No. 2 (22 November 1993)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||SF (1993)|
|French Open||F (1996)|
|US Open||F (1994)|
|Tour Finals||W (1993)|
|Grand Slam Cup||W (1992)|
|Olympic Games||2R (1992)|
|Highest ranking||No. 9 (22 March 1991)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Davis Cup||W (1993)|
Michael Detlef Stich (born 18 October 1968) is a former professional tennis player from Germany. He 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. Stich won 18 singles titles and ten doubles titles. His career-high singles ranking was world No. 2 in 1993.
Stich was raised in Elmshorn, Schleswig-Holstein. He turned professional in 1988 and won his first top-level singles title in 1990 at Memphis, Tennessee.
Stich won Wimbledon in 1991. He defeated the defending champion and world No. 1 Stefan Edberg in the semifinals, 4–6, 7–6, 7–6, 7–6, without breaking his service once. Then in the final, he beat his compatriot and three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker in straight sets.
In 1992, Stich teamed with John McEnroe to win the men's doubles title at Wimbledon in a five-set, five-hour final that stretched into Monday (the day after the tournament normally ends) and ended with a 19–17 set. Then at the Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Stich teamed with Becker to win the men's doubles gold medal. Stich also won the 1992 Grand Slam Cup, defeating Michael Chang in the final.
A major highlight of 1993 for Stich came at the end-of-year ATP World Championships, where he was the only player in the 1990s history of the Championship tournament to claim the title undefeated, overcoming Pete Sampras in the final.Playing for Germany, Stich also won both the Davis Cup and the Hopman Cup in 1993.
He reached his second Grand Slam singles final at the 1994 US Open, where he lost in straight sets to Andre Agassi. Stich also helped Germany win the World Team Cup in 1994.
He 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. He also won his final career singles title that year at Antwerp. His last doubles title came in 1997 at Halle.
Stich's all-round ability, both from the baseline and at the net, allowed him to become one of the few players to win both singles and doubles tournaments on all surfaces. He is one of only five players of his generation[ clarification needed ] to have a positive career head-to-head record against Sampras.
Stich announced his retirement from the professional tour in 1997, after Wimbledon. His last run at Wimbledon started with a win over US top-ten player Jim Courier and ended with a five-set loss to Cédric Pioline in the semifinals.
Since his retirement, he has devoted most of his time to his AIDS foundation. He also works as a tennis commentator for the BBC. In 2018, he became an International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee.Stich was married to the German actress Jessica Stockmann from 1992 to 2003. In 2005, he married Alexandra Rikowski. They live in Hamburg.
|Win||1991||Wimbledon||Grass||6–4, 7–6(7–4), 6–4|
|Loss||1994||US Open||Hard||1–6, 6–7(5–7), 5–7|
|Loss||1996||French Open||Clay||6–7(4–7), 5–7, 6–7(4–7)|
|Win||1992||Wimbledon||Grass||5–7, 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 19–17|
|Win||1993||ATP Tour World Championships||Carpet (i)||7–6(7–3), 2–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2|
|Win||1992||Grand Slam Cup||Carpet (i)||6–2, 6–3, 6–2|
|Loss||1993||Grand Slam Cup||Carpet (i)||6–2, 4–6, 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 9–11|
|Gold||1992||Barcelona Olympics||Clay||7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–3|
|Loss||1992||Hamburg||Clay||7–5, 4–6, 1–6|
|Win||1993||Hamburg||Clay||6–3, 6–7(1–7), 7–6(9–7), 6–4|
|Win||1993||Stockholm||Hard (i)||4–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–3), 6–2|
|Win||1992||Monte Carlo||Clay||3–6, 6–1, 6–4|
|Loss||1992||Hamburg||Clay||7–5, 4–6, 3–6|
|Win||1.||Mar 1990||Memphis, US||Hard||6–7(5–7), 6–4, 7–6(7–1)|
|Loss||1.||Jan 1991||Adelaide, Australia||Hard||3–6, 6–1, 2–6|
|Loss||2.||Jan 1991||Sydney, Australia||Hard||3–6, 4–6|
|Loss||3.||Feb 1991||Memphis, US||Hard (i)||5–7, 3–6|
|Win||2.||Jul 1991||Wimbledon, UK||Grass||6–4, 7–6(7–4), 6–4|
|Win||3.||Jul 1991||Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany||Clay||1–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–4, 6–2|
|Win||4.||Aug 1991||Schenectady, US||Hard||6–2, 6–4|
|Win||5.||Oct 1991||Vienna, Austria||Carpet (i)||6–4, 6–4, 6–4|
|Loss||4.||May 1992||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||7–5, 4–6, 1–6|
|Win||6.||Jun 1992||Rosmalen, Netherlands||Grass||6–4, 7–5|
|Win||7.||Dec 1992||Grand Slam Cup, Munich||Carpet (i)||6–2, 6–3, 6–2|
|Win||8.||Feb 1993||Stuttgart, Germany||Carpet (i)||4–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 7–5|
|Loss||5.||May 1993||Munich, Germany||Clay||6–7(2–7), 3–6|
|Win||9.||May 1993||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||6–3, 6–7(1–7), 7–6(9–7), 6–4|
|Win||10.||Jun 1993||London (Queen's Club), UK||Grass||6–3, 6–4|
|Loss||6.||Jul 1993||Stuttgart, Germany||Clay||3–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 4–6|
|Win||11.||Aug 1993||Basel, Switzerland||Hard (i)||6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–2|
|Win||12.||Nov 1993||Stockholm, Sweden||Carpet (i)||4–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–3), 6–2|
|Win||13.||Nov 1993||ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt||Carpet (i)||7–6(7–3), 2–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2|
|Loss||7.||Dec 1993||Grand Slam Cup, Munich||Carpet (i)||6–2, 4–6, 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 9–11|
|Win||14.||Feb 1994||Rotterdam, Netherlands||Carpet (i)||4–6, 6–3, 6–0|
|Win||15.||May 1994||Munich, Germany||Clay||6–2, 2–6, 6–3|
|Win||16.||Jun 1994||Halle, Germany||Grass||6–4, 4–6, 6–3|
|Loss||8.||Sep 1994||US Open, New York||Hard||1–6, 6–7(5–7), 5–7|
|Loss||9.||Oct 1994||Vienna, Austria||Carpet (i)||6–7(4–7), 6–4, 2–6, 3–6|
|Loss||10.||Feb 1995||Stuttgart, Germany||Carpet (i)||6–7(4–7), 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–1, 3–6|
|Loss||11.||May 1995||Munich, Germany||Clay||5–7, 6–7(6–8)|
|Loss||12.||Jun 1995||Halle, Germany||Grass||6–3, 6–7(11–13), 6–7(8–10)|
|Win||17.||Aug 1995||Los Angeles, US||Hard||6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–4), 6–2|
|Win||18.||Feb 1996||Antwerp, Belgium||Carpet (i)||6–3, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)|
|Loss||13.||Jun 1996||French Open, Paris||Clay||6–7(4–7), 5–7, 6–7(4–7)|
|Win||1.||9 October 1989||Basel, Switzerland||Hard (i)||6–3, 4–6, 6–0|
|Loss||1.||26 February 1990||Memphis, US||Hard (i)||5–7, 2–6|
|Loss||2.||7 May 1990||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||6–7, 2–6|
|Win||2.||17 May 1990||Munich, Germany||Clay||6–1, 6–4|
|Win||3.||18 June 1990||Rosmalen, Netherlands||Grass||7–6, 6–3|
|Loss||3.||20 August 1990||Long Island, US||Hard||6–2, 3–6, 4–6|
|Win||4.||22 October 1990||Vienna, Austria||Carpet (i)||6–4, 6–4|
|Win||5.||9 January 1991||Memphis, US||Hard (i)||7–5, 6–3|
|Loss||4.||11 February 1991||Philadelphia, US||Carpet (i)||4–6, 4–6|
|Win||6.||27 April 1992||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||6–4, 6–4|
|Loss||5.||4 May 1992||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||7–5, 4–6, 3–6|
|Loss||6.||8 June 1992||Rosmalen, Netherlands||Grass||4–6, 7–6, 4–6|
|Win||7.||6 July 1992||Wimbledon, London||Grass||5–7, 7–6, 3–6, 7–6, 19–17|
|Win||8.||3 August 1992||Summer Olympics, Barcelona||Clay||7–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–3|
|Win||9.||9 August 1993||Los Angeles, US||Hard||7–6, 7–6|
|Win||10.||16 June 1997||Halle, Germany||Grass||7–6, 6–3|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||3R||3R||QF||SF||1R||3R||A||2R||0 / 7||16–7|
|French Open||A||2R||2R||SF||3R||4R||2R||4R||F||A||0 / 8||22–8|
|Wimbledon||A||1R||3R||W||QF||QF||1R||1R||4R||SF||1 / 9||25–8|
|US Open||A||1R||2R||QF||2R||1R||F||4R||2R||A||0 / 8||15–8|
|Win–Loss||0–0||1–3||6–4||17–3||11–4||12–4||7–4||8–4||10–3||6–2||1 / 32||78–31|
|ATP Finals||Did Not Qualify||RR||DNQ||W||Did Not Qualify||1 / 2||5–3|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells||NMS||A||SF||SF||2R||A||3R||A||A||0 / 4||8–4|
|Miami||NMS||2R||4R||A||4R||A||2R||A||A||0 / 4||5–4|
|Monte Carlo||NMS||1R||A||QF||2R||3R||2R||A||2R||0 / 6||5–6|
|Rome||NMS||A||1R||1R||A||QF||A||2R||A||0 / 4||4–3|
|Hamburg||NMS||1R||SF||F||W||SF||3R||A||2R||1 / 7||18–6|
|Canada||NMS||2R||A||A||A||A||QF||A||A||0 / 2||3–2|
|Cincinnati||NMS||A||A||A||QF||SF||SF||A||A||0 / 3||8–3|
|Stockholm / Stuttgart||NMS||A||2R||3R||W||QF||A||2R||A||1 / 5||9–4|
|Paris||NMS||QF||A||3R||QF||2R||A||1R||A||0 / 5||6–5|
|Win–Loss||N/A||5–5||10–5||11–6||16–5||13–5||7–6||2–3||2–2||2 / 40||66–37|
|1.||9||Paris, France||Carpet (i)||3R||6–4, 6–4|
|2.||1||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||QF||6–2, 7–6(7–4)|
|3.||8||World Team Cup, Düsseldorf||Clay||RR||6–3, 6–4|
|4.||4||Wimbledon, United Kingdom||Grass||QF||6–3, 7–6(7–2), 6–2|
|5.||1||Wimbledon, United Kingdom||Grass||SF||4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–2)|
|6.||2||Wimbledon, United Kingdom||Grass||F||6–4, 7–6(7–4), 6–4|
|7.||3||Davis Cup, Kansas City||Clay (i)||RR||6–4, 7–5, 6–4|
|8.||7||Grand Slam Cup, Munich||Carpet (i)||QF||7–6(10–8), 6–4|
|9.||4||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||SF||6–1, 6–1|
|10.||3||World Team Cup, Düsseldorf||Clay||RR||6–7(6–8), 6–2, 6–4|
|11.||2||Grand Slam Cup, Munich||Carpet (i)||1R||7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), 8–6|
|12.||10||Grand Slam Cup, Munich||Carpet (i)||QF||7–6(7–4), 7–5|
|13.||3||Grand Slam Cup, Munich||Carpet (i)||SF||7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 7–6(7–2)|
|14.||6||Grand Slam Cup, Munich||Carpet (i)||F||6–2, 6–3, 6–2|
|15.||7||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||QF||6–3, 6–2|
|16.||3||World Team Cup, Düsseldorf||Clay||RR||6–2, 6–0|
|17.||4||Queen's Club, United Kingdom||Grass||QF||6–4, 7–6(7–2)|
|18.||10||Wimbledon, United Kingdom||Grass||4R||7–6(7–4), 6–4, 7–6(7–3)|
|19.||5||Davis Cup, Borlänge||Clay (i)||RR||6–1, 6–1|
|20.||5||Basel, Switzerland||Hard (i)||F||6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–2|
|21.||6||Stockholm, Sweden||Carpet (i)||QF||1–6, 6–2, 6–4|
|22.||10||Stockholm, Sweden||Carpet (i)||F||4–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–3), 6–2|
|23.||6||ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt||Carpet (i)||RR||6–3, 6–4|
|24.||7||ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt||Carpet (i)||RR||4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–2|
|25.||2||ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt||Carpet (i)||RR||7–5, 6–4|
|26.||8||ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt||Carpet (i)||SF||7–6(7–2), 7–6(12–10)|
|27.||1||ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt||Carpet (i)||F||7–6(7–3), 2–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2|
|28.||5||Grand Slam Cup, Munich||Carpet (i)||SF||2–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3, 6–1|
|29.||1||World Team Cup, Düsseldorf||Clay||RR||3–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2|
|30.||6||World Team Cup, Düsseldorf||Clay||F||2–6, 6–4, 6–3|
|31.||4||Davis Cup, Halle||Grass||RR||7–6(7–4), 5–7, 7–5, 6–2|
|32.||5||Davis Cup, Karlsruhe||Hard (i)||RR||7–6(7–3), 4–6, 6–1, 6–4|
|33.||3||Stuttgart, Germany||Carpet (i)||SF||6–0, 6–3|
|34.||10||Davis Cup, Utrecht||Hard (i)||RR||3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4|
|35.||10||World Team Cup, Düsseldorf||Clay||RR||7–5, 7–6(7–5)|
|36.||2||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||QF||6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–1|
|37.||6||Davis Cup, Moscow||Clay (i)||RR||6–1, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|38.||9||Antwerp, Belgium||Carpet (i)||F||6–3, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)|
|39.||2||French Open, Paris||Clay||4R||4–6, 6–4, 6–1, 7–6(7–1)|
Stich's match record against players who have been ranked world No. 1.
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