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Joakim Nyström : biography

20 February 1963 -

Joakim "Jocke" Nyström (born 20 February 1963 in Skellefteå, Sweden) is a former top ten ranked tennis player from Sweden who won 13 singles titles during his professional career. The right-hander reached his highest singles ranking on the ATP Tour on 31 March 1986, when he was ranked World No. 7 and was also ranked as high as World No. 4 in doubles that same year.

Tennis career

He was a singles quarter-finalist at both the French Open (1985) and US Open (1985, 1986) tournaments, the 1986 Wimbledon doubles champion with Mats Wilander, and a member of the winning 1985 and 1987 Davis Cup teams from Sweden. He qualified for The Masters year-end singles tournament in 1984, 1985, and 1986.

Nystrom was part of the generation of outstanding Swedish players in the 1980s and early 1990s, which included Anders Järryd, Jonas Svensson, Mikael Pernfors, Kent Carlsson, Stefan Edberg, Henrik Sundström, and Mats Wilander.

Since retiring from tennis, Nyström has served as Fed Cup captain for Sweden and as an assistant coach to Wilander with the Swedish Davis Cup team. Outside these commitments, he coaches both Finn Jarkko Nieminen and Austrian Jürgen Melzer. Jack Sock has also hired him as his coach.

Career titles (13)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1983 Munich, Germany Clay TCH}} Tomáš Šmíd 0–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2, 5–7
Winner 1. 1983 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass USA}} Mike Bauer 2–6, 6–3, 6–1
Winner 2. 1984 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay USA}} Brian Teacher 6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 1984 North Conway, U.S. Clay USA}} Tim Wilkison 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 1984 Barcelona, Spain Clay SWE}} Mats Wilander 6–7, 4–6, 6–0, 2–6
Winner 4. 1984 Basel, Switzerland Hard USA}} Tim Wilkison 6–3, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 5. 1984 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) TCH}} Miloslav Mečíř 7–6, 6–2
Winner 6. 1985 Munich, Germany Clay FRG}} Hans Schwaier 6–1, 6–0
Winner 7. 1985 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay FRG}} Andreas Maurer 6–4, 1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 1985 Palermo, Italy Clay FRA}} Thierry Tulasne 2–6, 0–6
Winner 8. 1986 Toronto Indoor, Canada Carpet (i) TCH}} Milan Šrejber 6–1, 6–4
Winner 9. 1986 La Quinta, U.S. Hard FRA}} Yannick Noah 6–1, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 1986 Milan, Italy Carpet TCH}} Ivan Lendl 2–6, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 1986 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) SWE}} Anders Järryd 6–0, 6–3
Winner 11. 1986 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay FRA}} Yannick Noah 6–3, 6–2
Winner 12. 1986 Madrid, Spain Clay SWE}} Kent Carlsson 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 1987 Lyon, France Carpet FRA}} Yannick Noah 4–6, 5–7
Winner 13. 1987 Båstad, Sweden Clay SWE}} Stefan Edberg 4–6, 6–0, 6–3
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