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Jonas Svensson (tennis) : biography

21 October 1966 -

Jonas Svensson (born 21 October 1966, in Gothenburg, Sweden) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.

During his career, Svensson was a French Open semi-finalist twice (in 1988 and 1990) both times as unseeded player. In the 1988 French Open he defeated Ivan Lendl in the quarters and lost to Henri Leconte in the semis. In the 1990 French Open he defeated Sergi Bruguera in 5 sets in the 2nd round, who had earlier defeated Stefan Edberg, the top seed in the 1st round. He lost to Andre Agassi in the semis. In the 1989 Australian Open he defeated Boris Becker in the 4th round.

He won five top-level singles titles and reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 10.

Singles wins (5)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (5)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1986 Cologne, Germany Hard SWE}} Stefan Eriksson 6–7, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 1986 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay ARG}} Martín Jaite 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 1986 Wembley, U.K. Carpet FRA}} Yannick Noah 2–6, 3–6, 7–6, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 2. 1987 Vienna, Austria Hard ISR}} Amos Mansdorf 1–6, 1–6, 6–2, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 1987 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) SWE}} Stefan Edberg 5–7, 2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 3. 1988 Metz, France Carpet NED}} Michiel Schapers 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1988 Munich, Germany Clay ARG}} Guillermo Pérez-Roldán 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 1988 Wembley, U.K. Carpet SUI}} Jakob Hlasek 7–6, 6–3, 4–6, 0–6, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 1990 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet USA}} Brad Gilbert 1–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 1990 Toulouse, France Hard France}} Fabrice Santoro 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Runner-up 7. 1991 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet SWE}} Stefan Edberg 2–6, 6–3, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 5. 1991 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet SWE}} Anders Järryd 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 1993 Zaragoza, Spain Carpet CZE}} Karel Nováček 6–3, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 9. 1993 Kuala Lumpur-2, Malaysia Hard (i) USA}} Michael Chang 0–6, 4–6
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