Famous Tennis Player Leif Magnus Norman

Magnus Norman

Leif Magnus Norman is a retired tennis professional from Sweden, born on 30th May 1976 in Filipstad. He started his career in 1995 and broke Top 100 with first challenger titles in 1996. Later in 1997 he won his first ATP and reached finals. In Wimbledon he survived 46 aces in 2nd round against Ivanisenic and won by 12-14 in fifth set. By the end of 1997 he went under a major heart surgery but stepped back with full recovery in 1998 and captured second tour title in Amsterdam. In the same year he helped his country win a Davis Cup. In the beginning of 1999, he won ATP best five titles. In the same year he won first of three clay court titles in Orlando. In summers 1999 he won back to back titles and in August 1999 he won his first hard court title in Long Island.  He was renowned for being the runner up at French Open in 2000. For a short time he was ranked World Number 2 on 12 June 2000. He earned this ranking when he reached the semi finals of the Australian Open, won Rome Masters defeating Gustavo Kuerton.

Later that year, his performance was not up to the mark at Sydney Olympics from where his decline began. He got retired in 2004 due to his hip and knee injuries. He still not left tennis but performing as a former coach of Thomas Johansson and Robin Soderling. He inaugurated his own tennis academy known as Good to Great Tennis Academy, which surely shows his love for tennis. He had a winning career with his 12 singles titles within 9 years of his career.

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