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  Mats Wilander - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wilander first came to the tennis world's attention as a brilliant junior player, winning the French Open junior title, the European under-16 and under-18 championships, and the prestigious Orange Bowl under-16 event in Miami.
Wilander shocked the tennis world in 1982, upsetting Guillermo Vilas in four sets in the final to win the French Open and become the youngest-ever male Grand Slam singles champion at 17 years, 9 months.
Wilander was defeated by Lendl in the final of both the French Open and the US Open in 1987.
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 Mats Wilander: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wilander shocked the tennis world in 1982, upsetting Guillermo Vilas (additional info and facts about Guillermo Vilas) in four sets in the final to win the French Open and become the youngest-ever male Grand Slam singles champion at 17 years, 9 months.
Wilander was defated by Lendl in the final of both the French Open and the US Open (additional info and facts about US Open) in 1987.
Wilander played in his fourth final in 1987, where Sweden beat India (A republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947) 5-0.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/mats_wilander.htm   (1136 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Mats Wilander   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wilander was defated by Lendl in the final of both the French Open and the US Open in 1987.
Wilander was a member of Sweden's Davis Cup team (1981-'90, '95) and was an integral member of Sweden's 3 winning Cup teams (1984, '85 and '87).
Wilander's lone doubles title in a Grand Slam event came in 1986 at Wimbledon with countryman Joakim Nystrom.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Mats-Wilander   (448 words)

  
 safinator.com marat safin website
In the following Q and A with tennisreporters.net, the cerebral Wilander, who was just voted for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, reflects on the big temperamental Russian's 2001 season and analyses how Safin can regain the form that briefly brought him to No. 1 in the fall of 2000.
Mats Wilander: He could have done better at the U.S. Open, but he did well to get to the semis.
Wilander: He was injured most of the first four months of the 2001.
www.safinator.com /art_wilander_02.html   (859 words)

  
 sport.iafrica.com | today's news Stich extended by Wilander
Michael Stich, the 36-year-old German, was fully extended on Sunday evening in beating Mats Wilander, who at 40, was the 'elder statesman' at the Cape Town Grand Champions 2005 tournament at the Cape Town International Convention Centre by a score of 6-7 (3/7), 7-6 (7/5), 10-8.
It was an absorbing encounter in which Wilander, never one to release the pressure at any stage, gave the younger German as good as he got.
Wilander, the overwhelming sentimental favourite at the Cape tournament, took the first set after he emerged the victor from a tiebreak, in which he seemed to grow stronger as the decider wore on.
sport.iafrica.com /news/411192.htm   (339 words)

  
 CNN/SI - Television - CNN/SI Profile: Wilander's personal battle - Tuesday December 21, 1999 06:53 PM
While Wilander says the family has learned to live with the disease, the greater concern is with his son.
Fortunately for the Wilander's, Erik is among the 50 percent of sufferers whose strain is not life threatening.
And because this is a battle that has become so personal, Wilander the celebrity wants to help the cause as long as it doesn't interfere with his duties as a parent.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /thenetwork/news/1999/12/20/cnnsiprofile_wilander   (838 words)

  
 Mats Wilander would vote tennis out of Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mats Wilander, captain of the Swedish Davis Cup tennis team, has stated that he believes tennis should no longer be an Olympic event.
Wilander felt it is disrespectful to the other sports that tennis does not send its best players, but also countered, " 'We already have four Olympics a year" referring to the four major tournaments.
Wilander has suggested tennis be contested as a team event at the Olympic Games if it is to remain on the schedule.
www.internationalgames.net /news/1102/003.htm   (131 words)

  
 Mats Wilander at The Lipton Championships'94; Tennis; March 11, 1994; ASAPSports FastScripts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
MATS WILANDER: I think last year I enjoyed playing a lot and at the same time you've got to win match to enjoy it a little more and the only way to win matches is to play more tournaments-- that how you get the practice to be in a match situation.
MATS WILANDER: I think all-- the whole claycourt season in the States is going to decide for me if I'm going to go to the French or not.
MATS WILANDER: Yeah, I think that-- I don't-- I'm not as comfortable doing that as waiting for the other guy to do something, but I've decided I'm not going to just wait and wait and hopefully run him down or wait until he's going to hit a lot of unforced errors.
www.asapsports.com /tennis/1994lipton/031194MW.html   (1012 words)

  
 Mats Wilander - rFind.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wilander blir därmed turneringens genom tiderna yngste vinnare...
Mats Wilander väljer att vara kvar som förbundskapten för Davis Cup-laget.
Mats Wilander fortsätter som förbundskapten för tennisens Davis Cup-lag.
www.rfind.net /info/Mats_Wilander   (264 words)

  
 Mats Wilander
Mats Wilander, born August 22, 1964 in Växjö (Sweden), is a tennis player having won seven Grand Slam titles (Australian Open in 1983, 1984 and 1988, French Open in 1982, 1985 and 1988, and US Open in 1988) and three (?) Davis Cup finals.
In the 1982 Davis Cup quarter-finals, Wilander lost to John McEnroe[?] in a six-hour-and-22-minute, five-set marathon (7-9, 2-6, 17-15, 6-3, 6-8).
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www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ma/Mats_Wilander.html   (127 words)

  
 Swedish Greats to Meet
Bjorn Borg, Stefan Edberg and Mats Wilander were household names in tennis.
Wilander hit his peak in the late 1980's, achieving the world number 1 ranking in 1989.
The unrelenting consistency of Borg and Wilander's ground strokes and passing shots pitted against the rapid serve and volley attack of Edberg would be a sight to see.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/mens_tennis/31690   (375 words)

  
 Mats Wilander, 2002 Enshrinee: International Tennis Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Born in Vaxjo, Sweden, Mats Wilander captured a remarkable 8 titles in Grand Slam events (7 in singles) and won 33 career singles titles.
In 1988, Wilander was the most dominant player on the men's professional tennis tour.
Wilander is the fifth former world No. 1 to play on the Champions Senior Tour.
www.tennisfame.com /enshrinees/MatsWilander.html   (436 words)

  
 Tennis Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wilander has spent time with children suffering more severe forms of EB than his son and has seen the devastation the disease can cause.
Wilander sat down with Tennis Week for this interview in which he discusses his charity event, the players he believe can challenge Roger Federer for the top spot in tennis and his view on the controversy between the ATP and doubles players.
Mats Wilander: The best thing I can say is to go on our web site www.debra.org and the first thing is people should read about EB to understand it.
www.sportsmediainc.com /tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=14051&bannerregion=   (3641 words)

  
 Mats Wilander at The Lipton Championships'95; Tennis; March 21, 1995; ASAPSports FastScripts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
MATS WILANDER: I don't feel it, no. I think what I am surviving on is maybe experience, but also my legs, I think I am still able to hit around the court pretty good and if I didn't have my legs, or my speed, then there is no way I could be playing.
MATS WILANDER: Well, I reached a semifinal last year and a quarterfinal last year.
MATS WILANDER: I do a little bit of jogging and gym work when I am home, but I really never did that much apart from two years in my career, so that really hasn't changed that much.
www.asapsports.com /tennis/1995lipton/032195MW.html   (1064 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Wilander, Shriver take their place with greats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wilander, from Sweden, was a winner of eight Grand Slams, seven of them singles titles.
Wilander was winner of 33 singles titles and had a No. 1 ranking in 1988, but said he was most fond of his only doubles title at a Grand Slam event, coming in 1986 at Wimbledon.
Wilander's was in the shadow of contemporaries such as Boris Becker, John McEnroe, Connors and Ivan Lendl.
www.usatoday.com /sports/tennis/stories2/2002-07-13-hall.htm   (606 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Tennis | Wilander rules out Coria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wilander says the Argentine clay-court specialist, who was runner-up at the French Open earlier this month, does not have the power to win on grass.
Wilander questioned the decision to seed Coria third for the Championships, with four-time semi-finalist Tim Henman down in fifth.
Wilander never made it past the last eight at SW19 and admits the change from clay to grass is a real test for baseliners.
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 Carpet Mats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Mats Wilander at 1993 U.S. Open Championship; Tennis; September 1, 1993; ASAPSports FastScripts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
MATS WILANDER: I think my attitude today was that I was going to try to stay pretty relaxed and not tense up too much because when I do, I get pretty tired, and I am not able to focus for however long the match was anymore.
MATS WILANDER: Because I couldn't think of anything more boring than playing tennis at that time and I didn't enjoy travelling and-- I don't know, I had-- I didn't feel like I was playing for the right reasons anymore.
MATS WILANDER: That is not on my mind at all, no. I have no idea if it will be in a year's time, but now it is last thing I'm thinking about is to get back on the tour and play 35 or 30 weeks a year.
www.asaphq.com /tennis/1993usopen/090193MW.html   (1787 words)

  
 Mats Wilander
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 Wilander criticises Wimbledon's courts - Breaking News - Sport - Breaking News
Wimbledon's slowing grass courts are hastening the end of serve-volley in tennis, former world number one Mats Wilander says.
Wilander, Sweden's non-playing captain for this weekend's Davis Cup World Group play-off tie in New Delhi, said ideally players should mix serve and volley with a solid baseline game.
Wilander said he believed such courts did not help Britain realise their dream of producing a first homegrown men's champion since Fred Perry won Wimbledon and the USOpen in 1936, despite having two serve-volleyers in their ranks.
www.smh.com.au /news/Sport/Wilander-criticises-Wimbledons-courts/2005/09/20/1126982006658.html   (277 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Tennis | Wilander: Tennis is Olympic disgrace
Swedish Davis Cup captain Mats Wilander has called for tennis to be dropped as an Olympic event because of lack of interest from the players.
Wilander also suggested the alternative of playing Olympic tennis in teams similar to the Davis Cup or the Federation Cup instead of having both singles and doubles draws.
Wilander, who won seven singles Grand Slams during his career, skipped the Seoul Olympics in 1988.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport2/low/tennis/2346427.stm   (320 words)

  
 MensTennisForums.com - Mats Wilander on his career and today's players   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I see his points on henman physical strength and lack of build but he was put on a weight gain programme and body building programme in the 90's, if your born to be skinny it aint gonna happen, its metabilism and rate you burn energy.
I agree with Mats totally on Becker with his hitting from both sides, sometimes becker hit backhands you wont see nowdays, I am surprised he didnt have more arm or wrist damage injuries, becker was player of most physical strength I have ever seen.
I mean how could you not like that Wilander comment, my thoughts on the Williams sisters consist of two words the first one is n_ the next one is comment.
www.menstennisforums.com /showthread.php?t=10599   (2558 words)

  
 2002 Inductions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Presenting Mats Wilander will be his longtime coach and friend, John Anders Sjogren of Sweden.
Shriver is also currently serving her second term as a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Tennis Association, is President of the USA Tennis Foundation and is a Vice-President of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Both Shriver and Wilander were voted into the Hall of Fame in the Recent Player Category where a 75% favorable vote from a panel of international tennis media is required for Enshrinement.
www.tennisfame.com /PressCenter/2002Induction.html   (739 words)

  
 sport.iafrica.com | today's news Wilander confident of beating Aussies
Sweden may have been thrashed at home last year but captain Mats Wilander is confident he has the players to upset the Davis Cup champions Australia in this weekend's opening round.
Wilander wouldn't divulge his thoughts on who will play singles in Friday's opening rubber, although he believes he has the squad to trouble the Aussies.
Wilander will have to decide whether to play seasoned Thomas Enqvist, doubles specialist Jonas Bjorkman or youngsters Joachim Johansson and debutant Robin Soderling in the singles.
sport.iafrica.com /news/300017.htm   (687 words)

  
 Pam Shriver and Mats Wilander Enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame
She is also serving her second term as a member of the United States Tennis Association's Board of Directors, is the President of the USA Tennis Foundation and is a Vice-President of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Wilander helped Sweden to win three Davis Cup titles (1984, 1985 and 1987) and was a member of the Swedish Davis Cup Team from 1981-90 and in 1995.
Wilander is currently playing on the Champions Senior Tour, where he had collected three titles.
www.newengland.usta.com /news/fullstory.sps?iNewsID=19690&itype=&iCategoryID=   (455 words)

  
 Eurosport - Tennis - *ROLAND GARROS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He and Mats Wilander also discuss red clay tactics.
Mats Wilander talks to Roger Federer about media interviews, clay-court tactics and match preparation as the world number one goes further than he's ever gone before at the French Open.
Mats Wilander takes a look at Rafael Nadal's second-round match against Xavier Malisse and gives his thoughts on the hot favourite to win Roland Garros.
www.eurosport.co.uk /home/pages/v4/l2/s57/e7332/sport_lng2_spo57_evt7332_sto722181.shtml   (172 words)

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