Michael Stich

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Michael Stich
Michael Stich.jpg
Country (sports)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany [notes 1]
Residence Elmshorn, Germany
Born (1968-10-18) 18 October 1968 (age 51)
Pinneberg, West Germany
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1988
Retired1997
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$12,592,483
Int. Tennis HoF 2018 (member page)
Singles
Career record385–176
Career titles18
Highest rankingNo. 2 (22 November 1993)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1993)
French Open F (1996)
Wimbledon W (1991)
US Open F (1994)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals W (1993)
Grand Slam Cup W (1992)
Olympic Games 2R (1992)
Doubles
Career record165–111
Career titles10
Highest rankingNo. 9 (22 March 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1992)
Team competitions
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.

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Career

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. [1] 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. [2]

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. [3] Stich was married to the German actress Jessica Stockmann from 1992 to 2003. In 2005, he married Alexandra Rikowski. They live in Hamburg.

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 3 (1–2)

ResultYearChampionshipSurfaceOpponentScore
Win 1991 Wimbledon Grass Flag of Germany.svg Boris Becker 6–4, 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Loss 1994 US Open Hard Flag of the United States.svg Andre Agassi 1–6, 6–7(5–7), 5–7
Loss 1996 French OpenClay Flag of Russia.svg Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–7(4–7), 5–7, 6–7(4–7)

Doubles: 1 (1–0)

ResultYearChampionshipSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Win 1992 Wimbledon Grass Flag of the United States.svg John McEnroe Flag of the United States.svg Jim Grabb
Flag of the United States.svg Richey Reneberg
5–7, 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 19–17

Other significant finals

Year-end championships finals

Singles: 1 (1–0)

ResultYearChampionshipSurfaceOpponentScore
Win1993 ATP Tour World Championships Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Pete Sampras 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2

Grand Slam Cup finals 2 (1–1)

ResultYearChampionshipSurfaceOpponentScore
Win1992 Grand Slam Cup Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Michael Chang 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
Loss1993 Grand Slam Cup Carpet (i) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Korda 6–2, 4–6, 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 9–11

Olympic men's doubles final

ResultYearTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Gold 1992 Barcelona Olympics Clay Flag of Germany.svg Boris Becker Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Wayne Ferreira
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Piet Norval
7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–3

Masters Series finals

Singles: 3 (2–1)

ResultYearTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss1992 Hamburg Clay Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Edberg 7–5, 4–6, 1–6
Win1993HamburgClay Flag of Russia.svg Andrei Chesnokov 6–3, 6–7(1–7), 7–6(9–7), 6–4
Win1993 Stockholm Hard (i) Flag of Croatia.svg Goran Ivanišević 4–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–3), 6–2

Doubles: 3 (1–2)

ResultYearTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss1990 Hamburg Clay Flag of Germany.svg Udo Riglewski Flag of Spain.svg Sergi Bruguera
Flag of the United States.svg Jim Courier
6–7, 2–6
Win1992 Monte Carlo Clay Flag of Germany.svg Boris Becker Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Korda
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karel Nováček
3–6, 6–1, 6–4
Loss1992HamburgClay Flag of Germany.svg Carl-Uwe Steeb Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Casal
Flag of Spain.svg Emilio Sánchez
7–5, 4–6, 3–6

Career finals

Singles: 31 (18–13)

Legend
Grand Slam (1–2)
Year-end championships (1–0)
Grand Slam Cup (1–1)
ATP Masters Series (2–1)
ATP Championship Series (3–3)
ATP World Series (10–6)
Finals by surface
Hard (4–4)
Grass (4–1)
Clay (3–5)
Carpet (7–3)
ResultNo.DateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Win1.Mar 1990 Memphis, USHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Wally Masur 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 7–6(7–1)
Loss1.Jan 1991 Adelaide, AustraliaHard Flag of Sweden.svg Nicklas Kulti 3–6, 6–1, 2–6
Loss2.Jan 1991 Sydney, AustraliaHard Flag of France.svg Guy Forget 3–6, 4–6
Loss3.Feb 1991Memphis, USHard (i) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ivan Lendl 5–7, 3–6
Win2.Jul 1991 Wimbledon, UKGrass Flag of Germany.svg Boris Becker 6–4, 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Win3.Jul 1991 Stuttgart Outdoor, GermanyClay Flag of Argentina.svg Alberto Mancini 1–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–4, 6–2
Win4.Aug 1991 Schenectady, USHard Flag of Spain.svg Emilio Sánchez 6–2, 6–4
Win5.Oct 1991 Vienna, AustriaCarpet (i) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan Siemerink 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Loss4.May 1992 Hamburg, GermanyClay Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Edberg 7–5, 4–6, 1–6
Win6.Jun 1992 Rosmalen, NetherlandsGrass Flag of the United States.svg Jonathan Stark 6–4, 7–5
Win7.Dec 1992 Grand Slam Cup, MunichCarpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Michael Chang 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
Win8.Feb 1993 Stuttgart, GermanyCarpet (i) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Richard Krajicek 4–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 7–5
Loss5.May 1993 Munich, GermanyClay Flag of the United States.svg Ivan Lendl6–7(2–7), 3–6
Win9.May 1993Hamburg, GermanyClay Flag of Russia.svg Andrei Chesnokov 6–3, 6–7(1–7), 7–6(9–7), 6–4
Win10.Jun 1993 London (Queen's Club), UKGrass Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Wayne Ferreira 6–3, 6–4
Loss6.Jul 1993 Stuttgart, GermanyClay Flag of Sweden.svg Magnus Gustafsson 3–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 4–6
Win11.Aug 1993 Basel, SwitzerlandHard (i) Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Edberg6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–2
Win12.Nov 1993 Stockholm, SwedenCarpet (i) Flag of Croatia.svg Goran Ivanišević 4–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Win13.Nov 1993 ATP Tour World Championships, FrankfurtCarpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Pete Sampras 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2
Loss7.Dec 1993Grand Slam Cup, MunichCarpet (i) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Korda 6–2, 4–6, 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 9–11
Win14.Feb 1994 Rotterdam, NetherlandsCarpet (i) Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Wayne Ferreira4–6, 6–3, 6–0
Win15.May 1994Munich, GermanyClay Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Korda6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Win16.Jun 1994 Halle, GermanyGrass Flag of Sweden.svg Magnus Larsson 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Loss8.Sep 1994 US Open, New YorkHard Flag of the United States.svg Andre Agassi 1–6, 6–7(5–7), 5–7
Loss9.Oct 1994Vienna, AustriaCarpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Andre Agassi6–7(4–7), 6–4, 2–6, 3–6
Loss10.Feb 1995Stuttgart, GermanyCarpet (i) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Richard Krajicek6–7(4–7), 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–1, 3–6
Loss11.May 1995Munich, GermanyClay Flag of South Africa.svg Wayne Ferreira5–7, 6–7(6–8)
Loss12.Jun 1995Halle, GermanyGrass Flag of Switzerland.svg Marc Rosset 6–3, 6–7(11–13), 6–7(8–10)
Win17.Aug 1995 Los Angeles, USHard Flag of Sweden.svg Thomas Enqvist 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Win18.Feb 1996 Antwerp, BelgiumCarpet (i) Flag of Croatia.svg Goran Ivanišević6–3, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Loss13.Jun 1996French Open, ParisClay Flag of Russia.svg Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–7(4–7), 5–7, 6–7(4–7)

Doubles: 16 (10–6)

Legend
Grand Slam (1–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
Olympic Gold Medal (1–0)
ATP Masters Series (1–2)
ATP Championship Series (1–1)
ATP World Series (6–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–2)
Grass (3–1)
Clay (3–2)
Carpet (1–1)
ResultNo.DateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Win1.9 October 1989 Basel, SwitzerlandHard (i) Flag of Germany.svg Udo Riglewski Flag of Italy.svg Omar Camporese
Flag of Switzerland.svg Claudio Mezzadri
6–3, 4–6, 6–0
Loss1.26 February 1990 Memphis, USHard (i) Flag of Germany.svg Udo Riglewski Flag of Australia (converted).svg Darren Cahill
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Kratzmann
5–7, 2–6
Loss2.7 May 1990 Hamburg, GermanyClay Flag of Germany.svg Udo Riglewski Flag of Spain.svg Sergi Bruguera
Flag of the United States.svg Jim Courier
6–7, 2–6
Win2.17 May 1990 Munich, GermanyClay Flag of Germany.svg Udo Riglewski Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Korda
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Šmíd
6–1, 6–4
Win3.18 June 1990 Rosmalen, NetherlandsGrass Flag of Switzerland.svg Jakob Hlasek Flag of the United States.svg Jim Grabb
Flag of the United States.svg John McEnroe
7–6, 6–3
Loss3.20 August 1990 Long Island, USHard Flag of Germany.svg Udo Riglewski Flag of France.svg Guy Forget
Flag of Switzerland.svg Jakob Hlasek
6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Win4.22 October 1990 Vienna, AustriaCarpet (i) Flag of Germany.svg Udo Riglewski Flag of Mexico.svg Jorge Lozano
Flag of the United States.svg Todd Witsken
6–4, 6–4
Win5.9 January 1991Memphis, USHard (i) Flag of Germany.svg Udo Riglewski Flag of Australia (converted).svg John Fitzgerald
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Laurie Warder
7–5, 6–3
Loss4.11 February 1991 Philadelphia, USCarpet (i) Flag of Germany.svg Udo Riglewski Flag of the United States.svg Rick Leach
Flag of the United States.svg Jim Pugh
4–6, 4–6
Win6.27 April 1992 Monte Carlo, MonacoClay Flag of Germany.svg Boris Becker Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Korda
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karel Nováček
6–4, 6–4
Loss5.4 May 1992Hamburg, GermanyClay Flag of Germany.svg Carl-Uwe Steeb Flag of Spain.svg Sergio Casal
Flag of Spain.svg Emilio Sánchez
7–5, 4–6, 3–6
Loss6.8 June 1992Rosmalen, NetherlandsGrass Flag of the United States.svg John McEnroe Flag of the United States.svg Jim Grabb
Flag of the United States.svg Richey Reneberg
4–6, 7–6, 4–6
Win7.6 July 1992 Wimbledon, LondonGrass Flag of the United States.svg John McEnroe Flag of the United States.svg Jim Grabb
Flag of the United States.svg Richey Reneberg
5–7, 7–6, 3–6, 7–6, 19–17
Win8.3 August 1992 Summer Olympics, BarcelonaClay Flag of Germany.svg Boris Becker Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Wayne Ferreira
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Piet Norval
7–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Win9.9 August 1993 Los Angeles, USHard Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Wayne Ferreira Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Grant Connell
Flag of the United States.svg Scott Davis
7–6, 7–6
Win10.16 June 1997 Halle, GermanyGrass Flag of Germany.svg Karsten Braasch Flag of South Africa.svg David Adams
Flag of South Africa.svg Marius Barnard
7–6, 6–3

Singles performance timeline

Tournament1988198919901991199219931994199519961997SRW–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open AA3R3RQFSF1R3RA2R0 / 716–7
French Open A2R2RSF3R4R2R4RFA0 / 822–8
Wimbledon A1R3R W QFQF1R1R4RSF1 / 925–8
US Open A1R2RQF2R1RF4R2RA0 / 815–8
Win–Loss0–01–36–417–311–412–47–48–410–36–21 / 3278–31
Year-end championship
ATP Finals Did Not QualifyRRDNQ W Did Not Qualify1 / 25–3
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NMSASFSF2RA3RAA0 / 48–4
Miami NMS2R4RA4RA2RAA0 / 45–4
Monte Carlo NMS1RAQF2R3R2RA2R0 / 65–6
Rome NMSA1R1RAQFA2RA0 / 44–3
Hamburg NMS1RSFFWSF3RA2R1 / 718–6
Canada NMS2RAAAAQFAA0 / 23–2
Cincinnati NMSAAAQFSFSFAA0 / 38–3
Stockholm / Stuttgart NMSA2R3RWQFA2RA1 / 59–4
Paris NMSQFA3RQF2RA1RA0 / 56–5
Win–LossN/A5–510–511–616–513–57–62–32–22 / 4066–37
Career statistics
Titles001426311018
Finals001739542031
Year-end ranking2691004241529121664

Top 10 wins

Season19871988198919901991199219931994199519961997Total
Wins00017614362039
#PlayerRankEventSurfaceRdScore
1990
1. Flag of the United States.svg Brad Gilbert 9 Paris, FranceCarpet (i)3R6–4, 6–4
1991
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Edberg 1 Hamburg, GermanyClayQF6–2, 7–6(7–4)
3. Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Goran Ivanišević 8 World Team Cup, DüsseldorfClayRR6–3, 6–4
4. Flag of the United States.svg Jim Courier 4 Wimbledon, United KingdomGrassQF6–3, 7–6(7–2), 6–2
5. Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Edberg1 Wimbledon, United KingdomGrassSF4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–2)
6. Flag of Germany.svg Boris Becker 2 Wimbledon, United KingdomGrassF6–4, 7–6(7–4), 6–4
7. Flag of the United States.svg Jim Courier3 Davis Cup, Kansas CityClay (i)RR6–4, 7–5, 6–4
8. Flag of France.svg Guy Forget 7 Grand Slam Cup, MunichCarpet (i)QF7–6(10–8), 6–4
1992
9. Flag of Germany.svg Boris Becker4 Hamburg, GermanyClaySF6–1, 6–1
10. Flag of the United States.svg Pete Sampras 3 World Team Cup, DüsseldorfClayRR6–7(6–8), 6–2, 6–4
11. Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Edberg2 Grand Slam Cup, MunichCarpet (i)1R7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), 8–6
12. Flag of the Netherlands.svg Richard Krajicek 10 Grand Slam Cup, MunichCarpet (i)QF7–6(7–4), 7–5
13. Flag of the United States.svg Pete Sampras3 Grand Slam Cup, MunichCarpet (i)SF7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 7–6(7–2)
14. Flag of the United States.svg Michael Chang 6 Grand Slam Cup, MunichCarpet (i)F6–2, 6–3, 6–2
1993
15. Flag of the United States.svg Ivan Lendl 7 Hamburg, GermanyClayQF6–3, 6–2
16. Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Edberg3 World Team Cup, DüsseldorfClayRR6–2, 6–0
17. Flag of Germany.svg Boris Becker4 Queen's Club, United KingdomGrassQF6–4, 7–6(7–2)
18. Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Korda 10 Wimbledon, United KingdomGrass4R7–6(7–4), 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
19. Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Edberg5 Davis Cup, BorlängeClay (i)RR6–1, 6–1
20. Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Edberg5 Basel, SwitzerlandHard (i)F6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–2
21. Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Edberg6 Stockholm, SwedenCarpet (i)QF1–6, 6–2, 6–4
22. Flag of Croatia.svg Goran Ivanišević10 Stockholm, SwedenCarpet (i)F4–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–3), 6–2
23. Flag of Ukraine.svg Andriy Medvedev 6 ATP Tour World Championships, FrankfurtCarpet (i)RR6–3, 6–4
24. Flag of the United States.svg Michael Chang7 ATP Tour World Championships, FrankfurtCarpet (i)RR4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–2
25. Flag of the United States.svg Jim Courier2 ATP Tour World Championships, FrankfurtCarpet (i)RR7–5, 6–4
26. Flag of Croatia.svg Goran Ivanišević8 ATP Tour World Championships, FrankfurtCarpet (i)SF7–6(7–2), 7–6(12–10)
27. Flag of the United States.svg Pete Sampras1 ATP Tour World Championships, FrankfurtCarpet (i)F7–6(7–3), 2–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2
28. Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Edberg5 Grand Slam Cup, MunichCarpet (i)SF2–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
1994
29. Flag of the United States.svg Pete Sampras1 World Team Cup, DüsseldorfClayRR3–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–2
30. Flag of Spain.svg Sergi Bruguera 6 World Team Cup, DüsseldorfClayF2–6, 6–4, 6–3
31. Flag of Spain.svg Sergi Bruguera4 Davis Cup, HalleGrassRR7–6(7–4), 5–7, 7–5, 6–2
1995
32. Flag of Croatia.svg Goran Ivanišević5 Davis Cup, KarlsruheHard (i)RR7–6(7–3), 4–6, 6–1, 6–4
33. Flag of Germany.svg Boris Becker3 Stuttgart, GermanyCarpet (i)SF6–0, 6–3
34. Flag of the Netherlands.svg Richard Krajicek10 Davis Cup, UtrechtHard (i)RR3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
35. Flag of Sweden.svg Magnus Larsson 10 World Team Cup, DüsseldorfClayRR7–5, 7–6(7–5)
36. Flag of the United States.svg Pete Sampras2 Cincinnati, United StatesHardQF6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–1
37. Flag of Russia.svg Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6 Davis Cup, MoscowClay (i)RR6–1, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1996
38. Flag of Croatia.svg Goran Ivanišević9 Antwerp, BelgiumCarpet (i)F6–3, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
39. Flag of Austria.svg Thomas Muster 2 French Open, ParisClay4R4–6, 6–4, 6–1, 7–6(7–1)

Record against No. 1 players

Stich's match record against players who have been ranked world No. 1.

PlayerYearsMatchesRecordWin %HardClayGrassCarpet
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Patrick Rafter 1994–199522–0100%2–00–00–00–0
Flag of Chile.svg Marcelo Rios 199411–0100%1–00–00–00–0
Flag of Sweden.svg Mats Wilander 199111–0100%1–00–00–00–0
Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy Connors 1990–199243–175%2–11–00–00–0
Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Edberg 1991–19961610–663%1–35–11–03–2
Flag of Austria.svg Thomas Muster 1992–199653–260%0–02–20–01–0
Flag of the United States.svg Jim Courier 1990–1997127–558%2–21–22–02–1
Flag of the United States.svg Pete Sampras 1991–199595–456%1–12–10–12–1
Flag of the United States.svg John McEnroe 1990–199221–150%0–10–01–00–0
Flag of Germany.svg Boris Becker 1990–1996124–833%0–11–02–11–6
Flag of Russia.svg Yevgeny Kafelnikov 1993–1997113–827%1–11–40–11–2
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg / Flag of the United States.svg Ivan Lendl 1989–199371–614%0–31–10–10–1
Flag of the United States.svg Andre Agassi 1990–199460–60%0–30–10–00–2
Total1989–19978841–4747%11–1614–126–410–15

Notes

  1. West Germany prior to 1990

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References

  1. ATP World Tour Finals#Records
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 27, 2015. Retrieved November 21, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. www.tennisfame.com Retrieved 17 April 2019
Awards
Preceded by
Flag of Germany.svg Boris Becker
German Sportsman of the Year
1991
Succeeded by
Flag of Germany.svg Dieter Baumann