Swedish Tennis Player Thomas Enqvist
Karl John Thomas Enqvist a former certified tennis player was born in the year 1974 on March 13th, in Stockholm, Sweden. He started playing tennis at the local Farsta Tennis Klub in Stockholm, when he was just five. His father, Folke, is an engineer and mother, Birgitta, is an economist. He has a 15-11 Davis Cup record career in 15 ties ever since 1995. He turned professional in 1991, after making to No. 1 junior in Sweden in which he won both the junior Australian Open and Wimbledon titles. The prime moment in his tennis career came at age 15, when he played with former No.1 Bjorn Borg. After showing a discernible upgrading from No.60 to No.7, Enqvist was named as the ‘Most Improved Player’ after a voting by ATP players. He was a runner-up at Roland Garros, in 1990 and 1991.
All the way through his professional career, Enqvist won many ATP tournaments. For six years in a row he won at least one of them. His career as a tennis player was affected by his right shoulder and foot surgeries due to strain damage. Regardless of his surgeries, Enqvist was a true fighter on the court. This is why he succeeded in defeating champions like Juan Carlos Ferrero and Andy Roddick. He also beat Pete Sampras. He has to his credit an entire ‘win’ of 19 singles, ATP Masters Series titles in 1996, at Paris, among the most important, in 1999, at Stuttgart, and in 2000, at Cincinnati. In 1998, Enqvist helped Sweden in making to the finals of the Davis Cup team. In time span of 5 years this happened four times.