Nicklas Kulti : biography
Doubles performance timeline
|Tournament||1988||1989||1990||1991||1992||1993||1994||1995||1996||1997||1998||1999||2000||2001||Career SR||Career Win-Loss|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||3R||1R||3R||3R||2R||0 / 7||7–7|
|French Open||A||A||A||1R||A||A||2R||F||QF||2R||1R||SF||3R||QF||0 / 9||19–9|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||QF||QF||QF||1R||SF||A||0 / 6||14–6|
|U.S. Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||SF||3R||2R||F||3R||1R||3R||A||0 / 7||15–7|
|Grand Slam SR||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 3||0 / 3||0 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 2||0 / 29||N/A|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells||NME||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||QF||A||A||A||A||0 / 2||3–2|
|Miami||NME||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||3R||A||SF||A||3R||0 / 4||6–4|
|Monte Carlo||NME||A||A||A||A||W||2R||F||SF||1R||A||QF||A||1 / 6||13–5|
|Rome||NME||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||2R||A||0 / 2||2–2|
|Hamburg||NME||A||A||A||A||QF||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 1||2–1|
|Canada||NME||A||A||A||A||A||A||SF||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 1||3–1|
|Cincinnati||NME||A||A||A||A||1R||A||QF||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 2||2–2|
|Stuttgart (Stockholm)||NME||A||A||1R||1R||QF||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||A||0 / 6||2–6|
|Paris||NME||A||A||A||A||2R||A||1R||2R||QF||A||W||A||1 / 5||6–4|
|Masters Series SR||N/A||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 1||0 / 1||1 / 5||0 / 3||0 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 2||1 / 4||0 / 1||2 / 29||N/A|
|Year End Ranking||484||271||206||592||213||489||23||50||16||16||38||37||15||155||N/A|
A = did not attend tournament
Kulti was ranked No. 1 in the junior world singles rankings in 1989 after winning the Australian Open and Wimbledon junior titles, and finishing runner-up at the US Open.
In 1990, Kulti won his first top-level singles title at Adelaide. He won a total of three tour singles titles during his professional career. He also won 13 top-level doubles titles, including the Monte Carlo Masters in 1994 (partnering Magnus Larsson) and the Paris Masters in 2000 (partnering Max Mirnyi). Kulti was a men’s doubles runner-up at the French Open in 1995 (with Larsson) and the US Open in 1997 (with Jonas Björkman). Kulti’s best singles performance at a Grand Slam event came at the 1992 French Open, where he reached the quarter-finals before being knocked-out by Henri Leconte.
Kulti was a member of the Swedish teams which won the Davis Cup in both 1997 and 1998 (partnering Björkman to win doubles rubbers in the final on both occasions). He was also on the team which finished runners-up in the Davis Cup in 1996. In the fifth and deciding match against Frenchman Arnaud Boetsch, Kulti was a late replacement for the injured Stefan Edberg. In a 4 hour and 46 minute thriller, Boetsch saved three matchpoints and finally overcame Kulti, 7–6, 2–6, 4–6, 7–6, 10–8.
Kulti’s career-high rankings were World No. 32 in singles (in 1993), and World No. 11 in doubles (in 1997). His career prize-money totalled $3,186,946. He retired from the professional tour in 2000. He runs the Good to Great Tennis Academy together with Magnus Norman and Mikael Tillström.