Austrian Tennis Player Thomas Muster

Thomas Muster

Thomas Muster was born in 1967 on October 2nd.  He is a former No.1 tennis player. Muster was born in Leibnitz, Austria. In 1985 he started playing tennis as a professional. In 1986 Muster won his first tournament at Hilversum, Netherlands. His style of playing naturally suited well to clay courts and thus he was among the best clay court tennis players in 1990s.  When he won French open in 1995, he was called as’The King of Clay’ by one and all. He became 6th ranked by winning 8 titles of Masters 1000 series. Only three players have won Masters Titles on Carpet, Clay and Hard courts and Thomas Muster is one of them. His rise to fame was in 1985. He not only reached French open junior final but also made it to the final of Orange Bowl juniors’ tournament.

In 1988, Muster was ranked for the first time in the top 20 seeds, after he had won four tour finals. Muster, an Austrian, was the first from his nation to make to the semi-finals of the Australian Open, near the beginning of 1989, and soon after that he was ranked in top 10 seeds. In Key Biscayne, Florida he beat Yannick Noah, in March, in the semi-finals of the Lipton International Players Championships and was all set to have a final match with Ivan Lendi, the world no.1 when he got his left knee seriously injured in an accident. In 1990 and 1995, he was selected Austrian Sportsman of the Year. Muster made to his last top-level tournament final, in 1998, in Estoril and the following year he gave up from the professional tour.

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