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Mats Wilander

Mats Wilander (born 22 August 1964, in Växjö, Sweden) is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Sweden.

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Roger Federer spoke to Mats Wilander ->
Mats Wilander thinks Coco Vandeweghe should try a pressurized egg to help with her awful slice backhand
Mats Wilander says that Raonic can win the Australian Open.
Mats Wilander causes a stir after suggesting Anastasia Rodionova should hire Michael Chang as a coach.
Mats Wilander AND Mark Petchey. What have we done to deserve this?
Mats Wilander saying that other players, particularly in the locker room, don't find Rafa intimidating anymore. Hmm...🤔.
if Barbara Schett and Mats Wilander are going to be regular hosts, how about "Game, Schett and Mats" for a better title?
Game Set and Mats, Eurosport 1 HD, January 16, 2017 at 03:15PM: Mats Wilander and Barbara Schett provide a round-up of the best of the day'…
Mats Wilander is confused about the '10 and '13 on Marchenko's shoes. He's wearing Rafa's US Open shoes 😂
Chris Bradnam and Mats Wilander commentating on Murray v Marchenko for Eurosport.
Shout out to my beloved tennis player from the late 80s Mats Wilander
Yeah Mats Wilander, he use to play against Lendl and Boris. He's deluded and has become a Murray fanboy.
Again, does anyone know why no one has hired Mats Wilander? Dude is a 7x Major Champ.
Mats Wilander: &better than Djokovic in the best of five sets&
Mats Wilander: 'Murray better than Djokovic in the best of five sets'
EXCLUSIVE Mats Wilander for Blicsport: I'm a big fan of Novak, I love him more than ever!.
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A Nole fan somewhere has probably already translated this Wilander interview, no?
for the record, Krishna did beat Mats Wilander in the opening round of the Australian Open. Also, see Frejus
You see Boris Becker, Mats Wilander, Nadal, Pete Sampras - they wer...
2/3 of the way to a CGS which is a great effort. Mats Wilander was only 2
Learn to kick a footy with the Mats Wilander method
Just had a fun chat with Mats Wilander. Federer's comeback is the biggest storyline for him at this year's Aus Open. More soon.
Rafael Nadal, Mats Wilander, John McEnroe and Carlos Costa today at the Rafa Nadal Academy
Rafael Nadal, Carlos Moya, John McEnroe and Mats Wilander during the opening day at Rafa Nadal Sports Centre. (via FB) htt…
"Roger is the best-ever tennis player, Rafael is most competitive" - Mats Wilander
Mats Wilander can't hide his delight at Rafa withdrawing.
You don't know Mats Wilander tested + for cocaine? You think Johanna Larsson has just retired? Why the heck should I buy !?
Mats Wilander: ´The only diffference between Djokovic and Goffin? Novak wins everything´ - via
Mats Wilander: "Clay might favour Gasquet a little but Kyrgios moves so well! It's not only about power"
Mats Wilander: 'The only diffference between Djokovic and Goffin? Novak wins everything':…
VIDEO - Mats Wilander: Why Ivo Karlovic draw is good news...
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The legendary Mats Wilander on where Andy Murray goes from here...
They boo Murray for beating a Frenchman & simpering Mats Wilander says"A lot of respect for Murray here"!
Have you seen this? Strong tennis link with Jonas Svensson and Mats Wilander already supporting
Mats Wilander on "He can achieve a French Open victory in his career".
Mats Wilander on "She's so determined, she will be back."
Mats Wilander on : "It was the first match really for Angélique being a Grand Slam winner. She felt a lot of pressure."
Mats Wilander on "When he walks out of his forehand, it becomes a weakness."
Mats Wilander on beating Radek Stepanek in 5 sets: "Andy's mental strength was impressive"
And then you stumble across Mats Wilander saying that last year's finals was Williams Halep. Ay dios.
"Seems a little more alert here Murray", Mats Wilander. You don't say Sherlock.
Novak Djokovic and other tennis greats, including Pete Sampras and Mats Wilander, reflect on the Serb celebrating ..
The best thing about Eurosport's tennis coverage is game set mats wilander
Awesome! Mats Wilander with the team last week in Geneva
Game Set and Mats, Eurosport 2 HD, May 23, 2016 at 12:50AM: Three-time French Open champion Mats Wilander and Barbara Schett round up the b…
Fact: The following people were booked to fly on Pan Am 103, but missed it: The Four Tops, Johnny Rotten, Mats Wilander, and Kim Cattrall.
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Pleased to host two of tennis' greatest - Jim Courier & Mats Wilander for Champions Celebration.
JTCC kicks off the 2016 Champions Celebration with a VIP clinic featuring Mats Wilander and Jim Courier
I liked Pat Cash, and I loved Mats Wilander. I went to the Australian Open ...
So Max Eisenbud brought in Jesse Levine for Madison. The USTA brought in Mats Wilander. Now Mats is gone. Hmmm.
Madison Keys hires Mats Wilander (15 wks + Slams); Jesse Levine still full time. Mats & Winnebago, best assignment:
Madison Keys hires Mats Wilander. Wants to improve game with more spin and variation. Your thoughts, ?
My cover for that Madison Keys has appointed Mats Wilander as her new coach. .
Mats Wilander, 7-time Grand Slam champion and former world is the new coach of American Madison Keys.
Mats Wilander is the new coach of Madison Keys
Mats Wilander is coaching Madison Keys out on a practice court. Did I miss the coaching announcement or is it just for Miami?
Mats Wilander becomes a new coach of Madison Keys.
In other exciting news Stefan Edberg and Mats Wilander announced they will be make a stunning return for Sweeden against Russia.
"Novak is the greatest athlete in any sports", says Mats Wilander impressed by consistency
Greatest rivalries in the history vs Ivan Lendl, see here their H2H .
My apologies to Mats Wilander, but I can't resist an offer of cognac from Olivia Gaynor in The Ice Bar
Mats Wilander: ´If Djokovic wins the Australian Open he will realize the Grand Slam´ via
true👌 Even Mats Wilander agrees 😄 (there should be an award for this category!)
2003 Roland Garros Junior Champ. 2015 Champ. is the first man to do that since Mats Wilander in 1988. http:…
joins John McEnroe and Mats Wilander as only men to have an 8-0 singles record in a year.
Andy Murray is only the 3rd man along with John McEnroe & Mats Wilander to end a Davis Cup campaign with an 8-0 singles record.
The win over Goffin made Murray just the third player, after John McEnroe and Mats Wilander,…
7 wins from 7 in the calendar year. Only John McEnroe and Mats Wilander have 8.
Reminds me of the time Andrew Castle led Mats Wilander 2 sets to1 he won one more game and everybody said he was a hero why
You can see Andy Murray, Tim Henman, John McEnroe, Mats Wilander, Pat Cash and more with From £27.50:
J-Mac is correct! But the other is the posterboy of British Eurosport ... Mats Wilander!
I asked a couple of questions about in tennis. Here is the video! /cc
Jam session with Mats Wilander and Henri Laconte: tramite
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Great to hear :o) Missed Rob, Virginia Wade back in the studio. And no Mats Wilander :( Keep up the great commentary!
We are delighted to announce Mats Wilander, Mansour Bahrami and Henri Leconte to our Champions Tennis Field this December
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Some excellent analysis on today's final from on w/ Mats Wilander and Annabel Croft
Mats Wilander talks exclusively to the about Serena Williams, Nick Kyrgios, Heather Watson.
Chris Evert apologizes to Mats Wilander for being on Game Set Mats. “Sorry I’m on your show,” she says, touching his shoulder and laughing.
On this day in 1983, Yannick Noah beat Mats Wilander to capture title!
Only three men have won the Australian Open and Roland Garros in the same year: Rod Laver (1969), Mats Wilander (1988)…
Much prefer Mats Wilander's well-informed commentary on on Eurosport than 's dull narrative.
Mats Wilander is so desperate for Andy Murray to lose he can't hide it in his commentary.
Mats Wilander called you the most complete player he's ever seen, when playing well! In tha packet Stan😉
"If he footfaulted, it literally means he put his foot on the line without realising it". Mats Wilander stating the obvious
Mats Wilander encouraging us to have a good hard look at Berdych's legs
Mats Wilander is like the Gary Neville of Tennis. Awesome commentator and analyst
Chris Bradnam is BUTCHERING Berdych's name on Eurosport. Mats Wilander is cursing the quality of the replays.
Mats Wilander just talks for the sake of talking. Even he doesn't know what's he's droning on about half the time.
"if Andy sees Dani clapping a Berdych winner it will annoy him" - Mats Wilander, mind reader & psychologist extraordinaire.
Deep joy!! match is on Won't have to suffer Mats Wilander's incessant wittering & ads on Eurosport. Hello Sue!
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Can ES get rid of Mats Wilander and rename the show to Game, Schett and Match already??
that means we don't have to listen to Mats Wilander and his witterings
Mats Wilander just declared that Stan is his absolute favorite player. That should settle a long standing dispute between Fed-Nadal fans
Think I'll stick with Eurosport! Andrew Castle is like the Andy Townsend of tennis commentary, I Prefer Mats Wilander!
And this might surprise you... Mats Wilander rates as the best tennis player in the world! Hear him on
7-time Grand Slam champion Mats Wilander tells has "the spirit of a Grand Slam champion"
Mats Wilander has the sexiest voice.
Sack Mats Wilander right now, live on air. He deserves it.
Mats Wilander's comments are accurate insightful & better than anyone else's. Other commentators-take note.
Ah Chris Bradnam and Mats Wilander. “The most eagerly awaited match in years”. Really?
We have Mats Wilander and Chris Bradnam (sp?) on commentary. Mats, if you're not better than Sunday I'll be switching on the radio!
better value by staying put and taking Mats Wilander.
Mats Wilander's favourite line: "I know you don't want to think, but you're playing [insert name here] next, what are your thoughts?"
Legendary Mats Wilander meets his fans after a victory
Feli showed up for practice today but didn't sign, however I got Mats Wilander's autograph instead which is cool!
please don't let Mats Wilander commentate let not spoil what's going to be a good match with his witterings
"This was a beautifully shot by Muller". Why am I not surprised?. Oh, that's Mats Wilander. 😒
Tennis commentator Mats Wilander says he recalls only "drama" from Djokovic's early years on tour -- not his agility, speed or other skills.
Living Tennis in Muller v Djokovic. Nice to hear positive words by Mats Wilander on
Mats Wilander about Muller: "He will maybe take a set against Novak, but to win the match, I don't think so".
Game, Set and Mats: Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have taken ‘working hard’ to a new level via
Ohh here we go, Mats Wilander talking on Rafa.
Great words by a great man about the greatest man of them all!! Truly said, Mats Wilander.
I think Chris Bradham (who he?) and Mats Wilander. Andrew Castle and John McEnroe have nothing to fear.
I really like Mats Wilander's punditry. Much more technical than others'.
Mats guilty at times of thinking his opinion is fact with "doesn't play tennis to win Grand Slams" Mats
Mats Wilander seems to think that Andy Murray was christened 'Andy' and not 'Andrew' -
I actually wrote that and then Mats Wilander said it on the commentary.
Mats Wilander: "Since then, Murray completely did a 360, and changed everything".
So, Mats Wilander honestly never thought that Andy's legal name might be Andrew. It's a revelation to him. Face palm emoji please.
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Also did Mats Wilander call Roger Rasheed a fan?
Murray v Dimitrov just played point of the tournament says Mats Wilander.
Mats Wilander only adding value when he opts to speak, as opposed to having to fill a silence with babble. Take note football co-comms.
Stick ES on you get to hear Mats Wilander! ;)
Mats Wilander: "is already a top player, like Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. She could have performance in any sport"
Can I walk up to Mats Wilander and shut him up. How can Rafa not win the title with that performance?
John McEnroe would coach Jerzy Janowicz. Also, Jimmy Connors would coach Fabio Fognini, and Mats Wilander will coach Benoit Paire.
I know it's not very healthy to say one doesn't like a person who's never done one any harm, but I DON'T LIKE Mats Wilander!😕
Mats Wilander and Cameron Lickle at the New York Stock Exchange. Tomorrow (Thursday, October 9) 4:00 pm to 6:45...
Mats Wilander shows you the best way to serve
Mats Wilander, who once won 3 of 4 Grand Slam titles in a year(!), is appearing in Hampton Roads for events Thursday and Friday ...
So privileged to have been able to hit w/ Cameron Lickle & former world Mats Wilander 🎾💕
This story from July helps explain what Wilander is doing. Good read ... The Vagabond Tennis Pro: via
Look who just rolled into the Ritter Park Tennis Center. Mats Wilander teaching and playing today. Come up your game
Crazy to think I'm hitting with mats wilander tomorrow
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"I think your biggest takeaway from will be your problem solving skills.". advisor Mats
Mats Wilander battles to raise awareness for Epidermolysis Bullosa - via
Former tennis star Mats Wilander convinced Roger Federer still has 5-6 years left to his career
Two of the greatest ever grass court players Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker who fought bitter three consecutive finals at the Centre court (1988-90) are now coaches of Fedex and Djoker... 1985-95 saw an avalanche of Tennis players you dont see now-a-days - Edberg, Becker, Mats Wilander, Ivan Lendl, Pat Cash, Michael Chang, Michael Stitch, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier. Unfortunately the competition now-a-days is between a maximum of 2 or 3 players... Till mid 90s, any of the top 8 seeds had the potency to win a Grand Slam title... The serve-and-volley era of Becker and Edberg would be missed forever not to mention of John McEnroe (a natural serve and Volleyer).
I used to love Bjorn Borg, Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg. Edberg was always so gracious.
Andy Murray is expected to name his new coach before Wimbledon after revealing he held talks with a possible successor to Ivan Lendl. The Scot parted company with Lendl in March and a number of names have been linked with the vacant post, including John McEnroe, Mats Wilander and Larry Stefanki. Mur
June 5,1983 Yannick Noah beat Mats Wilander (6-2, 7-5, 7-6) to become the first Frenchman to win the French Open since World War II.
Video: Roger in the studio with Mats Wilander, talking Gulbis, breaks points and twins.
Join the MW Foundation and debra of America on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 for the 2nd Annual Mats Wilander Foundation Tennis Pro-Am.
'Our' is now with Mats Wilander at at Nice:-)!!
also, that time that Andrew Castle took Mats Wilander to five sets in R2 at Wimbledon
You bet! Eat dirt Mats Wilander and whatshisname!
Mats Wilander and the media team at the WOW tennis session
Charming, passionate Gulbis now a big threat via
UPDATE on today's schedule: Mats Wilander and will speak soon LIVE on Eurosport to give you more details
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Andy is a danger to all the players at says Mats -
Always thought that Swede was smart. Allez Andy!
Wish you would sign up Mats Wilander. Always articulate, knowledgeable and informative on Eurosport.
Nole leads with two breaks 3:0 in 3rd set! I remember what mats wilander said today-Roanic could beat Nole!
Andy is to fall of at French Open, says Wilander Guardian_sport
Andy Murray is danger to all of them at French Open, says Wilander
JUNE 3 Happy Birthday " RAFA " Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera ( born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player and the current world No. 1. His success on clay has earned him the nickname "The King of Clay" and has led many sports journalists and commentators, as well as former and current players, to regard him as the greatest clay court player in history. Nadal has won 13 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, a record 27 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and a record 15 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments. He was also a member of the winning Spain Davis Cup team in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011. In 2010, he became the seventh player in history and youngest of four in the Open Era to achieve the Career Grand Slam. He is the second male player, after Andre Agassi, to complete the singles Career Golden Slam. Nadal and Mats Wilander are the only two players in history who have won at least two Grand Slam titles on three different surfaces—hard court, grass, and clay. By winning the 2 ...
Mats Wilander, can you please not talk on my TV...
Also I think I have as much of a crush on Mats Wilander's voice in the comms box as I did the rest of him when he played. :-)
Sometimes I really think that Mats Wilander has no idea about what he talks.
gave tennis lessons yesterday in order to raise money for his foundation "WOW"! Watch the video:
Seven time Grand Slam Champion and Swedish tennis great Mats Wilander was on hand Thursday night at the Swedish Ambassador's residence to celebrate ...
Great analysis of MurrayvVerdasco from Is Mats poss. next coach?
'TACTICAL GENIUS': What made Andy Murray's win over Fernando Verdasco so brilliant...
Didnt see, but Annabel Croft and Mats Wilander agree that Stan sure never gave up.
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YOUR French Open experience!. 2/5: The best expertise thx to Mats Wilander,
Going to the Delray Tennis Championships??. Check out the Asics shoes Andy Roddick beat Mats Wilander, 6-3, 6-3...
Perfect day for the Delray Beach Open with Mats Wilander and Andy Roddick
Fun match between Andy Roddick & Mats Wilander as Delray opener. Mats won French at 18 three months before Andy was born.Can still run a bit
But, Andy Roddick is facing Mats Wilander in Delray Beach? That's hilarious
Andrew Castle isn't as bad for me. I don't really like Mats Wilander on EuroSport either - though knowledgeable, still annoying
Just watched the legends doubles in Melbourne one match being Tracy Austin/Mary Joe Fernandez vs Martina Navratilova which was totally amazing and Martina and Tracy still have some tennis left in them for sure and the second match consisted of Mr. Mats Wilander and Pat Cash both truly wonderful legends of tennis vs Aussie pair Todd Woodbridge vs Mark Woodforde who truly gave an outstanding performance, cant wait for the blockbuster Rafa vs Roger semi tommrow night although it is against Rafa I have high hopes we will see Rog in the final and it should be exciting to catch up with the women's semis, Great action from Melbourne Park as always.
Would pay good money to attend the Australian Open just to watch the Legends in action. Wayne Ferreira, Iva Majoli, Mary Jo Fernandez, Tomas Enqvist, Jonas Bjorkman, Martina Navratilova, Pat Cash, Mats Wilander, Tracy Austin, Mark Woodforde, Todd Woodbridge, Goran Ivanisevic. What a lineup. Adam Curley.that's where you'll see the pure backhands in action!
When did Chris Evert start going by "Chrissie"? Is it 1982 again? If so, could we please bring back Mats Wilander as well?
I get ANOTHER night of classic tennis? Good evening Yannick Noah, Pat Cash and Mats Wilander!! Go me!
"You start every day again" “VIDEO: Rafael Nadal with Mats Wilander.
VIDEO: Rafael Nadal interview with Mats Wilander post-match vs Monfils.
Really great show lined up for tomorrow am! Along with your forecast, we've got... 7x GrandSlam winner Mats Wilander talking and tennis in the heat! 7:10 am EST Jim Cantore from Deer Valley, UT at 10:10 am EST Skiing and Sundance! Why we need to start eating Lionfish... Anthony Bourdain and others are showing great ways to prepare it. And a return to arctic cold - how cold and for how long... The arctic air has enabled lots of pictures of Sun Dogs in the sky - I'll take a look at the Science Behind Sun Dogs. See ya in the AM!
Mats Wilander: "I have the feeling that both Lleyton Hewitt and Mr Federer are aiming at the Olympics in Brazil 2016"
Am loving watching the old fellas play tennis, Pat Cash, Mats Wilander, Henri Leconte, Mansour Bahrami and Yannick Noah with Martina Navratilova, Tracy Austin, bloody awesome tennis, love it.
what can we say - its going to be a tough week at the office with Feliciano Lopez (rankedIvan Dodig (and Jeremy Chardy ( Add these guys to the brilliant Martinas - Navratilova & Hingis - the charming and hilarious Henri Leconte and Mansour Bahrami, plus the always nice Pat Cash and Mats Wilander. Then there's the nicest young guyaround who we hope goes on to conquer the world - Thanasi Kokkinakis. We're also really looking forward to meeting the charismatic tennis legend and rock star Yannick Noah plus legend Tracy Austin and Aussie's Nicole Bradtke at the World Tennis Challenge - Adelaide.
NADAL WEATHERS GAEL-FORCE STORM FOR DOHA CROWN: Rafael Nadal crafted an impressive performance in Saturday’s final of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, opening his 2014 campaign with his 61st career title on the ATP World Tour. The Spaniard needed three sets and just under two hours to claim victory over a resilient Gael Monfils, clinching his maiden Doha title in his sixth trip to the desert metropolis. Nadal won 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-2. With former World No. 1 Mats Wilander and 2002 Doha champion Younes El Aynaoui looking on, the Spaniard captured his first title of the young season, passing Andre Agassi for sole ownership of the eighth spot in the list of most Open Era titles on the ATP World Tour. The 2010 runner-up also claimed sole possession of the 13th position in the all-time ATP World Tour match wins list with 663 victories, supplanting Michael Chang. Nadal, who has now won titles in 17 different countries, said, "Every victory is important and the title today means a lot to me. It is the first time in my c ...
Charlotte will host tennis legends John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander and Jimmy Connors at the Champions Cup to be played Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7 pm at the Time Warner Cable Arena, InsideOut Sports & Entertainment announced today. The one-night tournament will feature three matches; two o...
Musicians The 4 Tops,John Lydon of Sex Pistols,tennis pro Mats Wilander&actress Kim Cattrall were booked on Pan Am 103 but missed the flight
The Transport Times - 25 Years since Lockerbie I don't normally cover stories about aviation, but today's is mega important. Memorial services are being marked in the UK and US today to mark 25 years since the Lockerbie disaster, which killed 270 people. Pan Am flight 103 took off from London Heathrow at 18:25 on December 21st 1988, bound for New York's JFK Airport. All seemed well and good with the flight as it entered Scottish airspace, but at 19:02, the plane lost contact was air traffic control. The reason why was because it was bombed up. The very busy Boeing 747 broke up and fell 31,000ft to the ground, smashing into the small, sleepy town of Lockerbie, in the Scottish borders. All 243 passengers and 16 crew died, as well as 11 residents of the town. The plane's wing section thundered into Sherwood Crescent at about 500mph, completely demolishing several houses, leaving a crater measuring 47m long. A little known fact is that celebrities such as Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols, Mats Wilander (the n ...
The Four Tops, John Lydon, Mats Wilander & Kim Cattrall were all booked on the Pan-Am plane but didn't make the flight
The Biggest news in the Tennis Galaxy : Boris Becker comes in as HEAD coach into Team Novak Djokovic. This means the 2013 Wimbledon Finalists are now being coached by the 1986 Wimbledon Finalists! Should Federer hire Edberg, with whom he has trained last week, and Rafa hire Mats Wilander, we will have the Big 4 of 80s coaching the Big 4 of Noughties!
John McEnroe, Pat Rafter Score Wins at Statoil Masters December 10, 2013 at 07:27AM Mats Wilander, Tim Henman fall in finalsJohn McEnroe has always been a legend in his own mind. He proved he still has plenty left on the court as well last weekend, defeating Mats Wilander 6-2, 6-4 in the Tennis Legends division of the Statoil Masters Tennis event held at Royal Albert Hall in London. In the Champions division, Australian Pat Rafter defeated local favorite Tim Henman of the UK, 6-3, 6-1. In all, 12 players were grouped into either the Champions or Legends divisions in two groups. The Champions division featured, Rafter, Henman, Mark Philippoussis, Fabrice Santoro, Greg Rusedski and Goran Ivanisevic. The Legends division included McEnroe, Wilander, Sergi Bruguera, Jeremy Bates, Henri Leconte and Wayne Ferreira, who replaced Stefan Edberg. The 54-year-old McEnroe is five years older than Wilander. They met 13 times while on the ATP tour together, with McEnroe holding a slight 7-6 lead. In ATP play, Rafter, wh ...
Finally I watched the interview Rafa Nadal did with Mats Wilander before US OPEN 2013 final
.Remembr those epic matches between Mats Wilander and Ivan Lendl? Used to stay awake all night to watch tennis those days. No more
Champions paid tribute to generations past and present as an unprecedented gathering of No. 1s took place at the ATP Heritage programme's No. 1 Celebration on Friday night. The event, which took place at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, marked the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Emirates ATP Rankings. Ilie Nastase, who became the first ATP World No. 1 on 23 August 1973, was present to be honoured on the night, along with successors John Newcombe, Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg, Jim Courier, Marcelo Rios, Carlos Moya, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Gustavo Kuerten, Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The four decades' worth of No. 1s shared a stage - and some fond memories as well. View Photo Gallery Reflecting on what it means to hold the No. 1 ranking, Djokovic said, "It's definitely an ultimate goal for every athlete, not just tennis players. "Growing up, in early childhood, you are inspir ...
Mats Wilander vs Pat Cash both been awesome in grass
Fun fact of the day: Only 5 singles players have won the French Open before they turned 18: Michael Chang ('89), Mats Wilander ('82),Monica Seles ('90), Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario ('89), Steffi Graf ('87) - tennisnow.com
has won more Grand Slam titles (8) at the French Open than either John McEnroe or Mats Wilander managed anywhere in their careers.
Djokovic has better chance against Nadal in semis - Thu, 06 Jun 2013 05:03 BST Eurosport analyst Mats Wilander was hugely impressed by Novak Djokovic, as the world number one saw off the challenge of veteran Tommy Haas to reach the French Open semi-finals. Djokovic will now meet Rafael Nadal for a place in the final, and Mats believes the Serb stands a better chance of beating the Spanish clay-court master in the semis rather than in the championship game, as he explains in the video below: Mats also casts his expert eye over how Nadal won through, with a straight-set victory over Stanislas Wawrinka, and says the conditions suited the world number four: On the women's side, Maria Sharapova roared back from a terrible first set to beat Jelena Jankovic and book her place in the semi-finals; Mats gives his analysis of that match here: Sharapova will play Victoria Azarenka, who reached her first Roland Garros semi-final with victory over Maria Kirilenko. Highlights and Mats' analysis, notably of a marathon fi ...
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Name: Roland Garros Category: Grand Slam Place: Paris, France Date: 26.05.2013 - 09.06.2013 Draw Size: S-128 D-64 Surface: Clay Prize Money: € TBD Total Financial Commitment: € 10,104,000 Ticket Hotline: +33/8 2665 0 Roland Garros was the first Grand Slam tournament to join the “Open” era in 1968, and since then many tennis greats have graced the famous clay courts, including Björn Borg, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, Gustavo Kuerten, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Home fans will never forget 1983, the year Yannick Noah became the first, and so far only Frenchman to win the men’s singles title. Nadal Chasing Eighth Crown Rafael Nadal will challenge for his eighth Roland Garros crown since winning the title for the first time in 2005.
Don't Miss Rafael Nadal today on Eurosport at 17:30 CET on Get Ready For Roland-Garros with Mats Wilander!
Down the Line Ambassador Antorik Ganguly interviewed this past Saturday during WOW's visit to Philadelphia.
DTL Ambassador Antorik Ganguly inteviews Mats Wilander. Will definitely be in the next issue of TJA magazine!
DTL Ambassadors Antorik Ganguly and Sean Attebery with Mats Wilander and Cameron Lickle of Wilander on Wheels!
Thirty years ago this spring (1983), Yannick Noah beat defending champ Mats Wilander in straight sets to win the French Open. Joakim's dad.
Mats Wilander won the French Open 25 years ago
He was being interviewed by Mats Wilander for ESPN I think and he said he wasn't sure that Roger could win it :/
Just accidentally discovered that former world tennis no. 1 Mats Wilander has his own programme on Eurosport called 'Mats Point'.
"Entrevista con el gran Mats Wilander! Interview with the great Mats Wilander!
At 19 Nadal. became 2nd male player to win French Open on his 1st attempt since Mats Wilander in 1982.
ICYMI: Rafael Nadal speaks to Mats Wilander during his time in Barcelona about his status as a national idol.
Here's a tip from Mats Wilander on the overhead!
Interview w/ Mats "No matter what happens till RG, Novak Djokovic will be the main favourite" - (Spanish)
Check out the amazing story of Mats Wilander to find out how he won his first tennis Grand Slam at just 17!!
Rafael Nadal's interview with Mats Wilander at the Barcelona Open 2013 (in Russian)
Enough of this Mats Wilander nonsense, where's the already?
Plus, interviews with Sue Barker, John McEnroe, Mats Wilander, Mark Philippoussis, Goran Ivanisevic, Janko Tipsarevic in the back-catalogue.
Tennis Nadal, Ferrer ease through in Acapulco Rafael Nadal continued his encouraging form since returning to action with a regulation 6-2 6-2 win over Diego Schwartzman in his opening match at the Acapulco International. Second seed Nadal completed the 6-2 6-2 victory in his first appearance at the tournament in Mexico since he claimed the title in 2005. That year he went on to become the first man since Mats Wilander to win the French Open at the first attempt. Fast forward eight years - and an era of utter domination on clay courts - and Nadal is seeking to rediscover his world -beating form after a seven-month lay-off with a knee injury which has seen him slip to fifth in the world. The Spaniard said before the match against Schwartzman that he is still not 100 per cent happy with the condition of his knee, but he nevertheless eased past the Argentine qualifier with a minimum of fuss. The 26-year-old is gunning for a second title from the three clay-court events he has played over the past four weeks. ...
Late night finish due to rain on Champions Tour at Delray Beach no problem for Mats Wilander. Mats taking WIlander-on-Wheels literally
I watched Mats Wilander,Henri Leconte,Martina Navratilova and Martina Hingis play tennis yesterday. Classic shots! Serve and volley at its best!
Tennis champion Mats Wilander brings his traveling clinic to LRI on Feb 5. Reservations at 707.937.5942
2004 U.S Open: added the US Open to his GS titles (the 1st since Mats Wilander 1988 to win 3 majors in a year)
Q: If you could be any super hero who would you be? I would most probably be Roger Federer for a day. -Mats Wilander. Oh well, who doesn't.
Nice thoughts on Djokovic's play from and great wisdom from Mats Wilander on not "going for broke":
And it puts him just behind Mats Wilander and John McEnroe.
No I didn't know it was Mats until you told me:) Thank God I took some pics:)
“speaks to Mats Wilander Did you know it was Matts when waiting?
Matt Butler: On Mats point, it's thumbs up for Wilander and Co - The Independent
So happy the final was shown on BBC today. Didn't have to endure shabby and plain rubbish commentary from Mats Wilander. Praise The Lord.
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Noleee interwiew from Eurosport speaking with Mats Wilander :)
Alright mate, Eurosport- Mats Wilander and Chris Bradnam. BBC did the SF and F- Andrew Castle and John Lloyd.
Thanks for Mats Wilander for saying the magic words "Djokovic is the slight favourite" - They worked again! :-)
Mats Wilander presenter: "Murray-Djokovic is not only about the title but who will be world's best for next 5 yrs"
Novak Djokovic joins Mats Wilander as the only male players to lose the 1st set on a Tie Break and still win the final!
You know, if Mats Wilander were to start coaching Djoko, the symmetry would be complete
Only once in the Open Era has someone come from 2 sets to 1 down to win Australian Open final. 1988 - Mats Wilander beat Pat Cash 8-6 in 5th
Pushing the boundaries Tuesday, 22 January, 2013 By Alexandra Willis Share this ‘Never again’ the commentators said, as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were reduced to sitting on chairs after their five hour and 53-minute marathon in last year’s Australian Open final. The tennis between the two, while remarkable, phenomenal and laudable, was also almost too painful to watch. Djokovic and Nadal left every single last ounce on the court. “That match would have scared more people away than pulled them in,” commented Mats Wilander. “People, as in players. That was the ultimate fitness test. If I have to do that, I can do it. But that was one match.” But was what took place on Rod Laver Arena last year a glimpse into the future instead of a freak occurrence? On Saturday and Sunday nights at Melbourne Park, there were two matches that followed suit, albeit in different ways. First there was the rally-fest between Frenchmen Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils, a head-scratching series of 348 points, many ...
Mats Wilander does not think del Potro or Berdych will step up and win a major: > Sweden's Mats Wilander is...
I'll be drafting Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg, and all other cute Swedish players
Had a fantastic time last night at the World Tennis Challenge in Adelaide. The highlight was seeing the legend that is Martina Navratilova play against another tennis great Martina Hingis. Two other golden olodies were Mats Wilander of Sweeden and Henri Leconte of France. Some of todays top players were also playing in preperation for next weeks Australian Open in Melbourne. The whole evening was fantastic fun.
Watching Martina Navratilova & Pat Cash play mixed doubles against Martina Hingis & Mats Wilander - also had Martina Hingis sitting in our box for a while earlier but missed photo op.
watching legends playing tennis on fox sports on Austar, Martina Navratalova and Pat Cash are playing Martina Hingis and Mats Wilander
Eurosport's Mats Wilander partners Martina Hingis as they take on Pat Cash and Martina Navratilova at LIVE on BE2 now
Pripic was a dead ringer for Mats Wilander. Even wore Sergio Tacchini like the swedish ice man
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Also featuring on Andy Murray:History boy on will be John McEnroe, Mats Wilander, Tim Henman, Kevin Spacey.
Check out my revised web gallery, inc new i/v photos with star Mats Wilander & SW19 finalist Mark Philippoussis
It helps to be a nice guy off the court too, because then the opponents don't want to beat you so bad. (Mats Wilander)
Read what Mats Wilander said about Nole :) Very good words! via
Read Mats Wilander's thoughts on Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal & Novak Djokovic, and vote in the FedEx Reliability...
Hi brad i love you so much... Mats wilander or Stefan Edberg? Who is the best? What is your opinion?
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Johnny Mac still has some game! He destroyed Mats Wilander in the The ATP Champions Tour final. Not bad!
How's this for an impressive effort? John McEnroe sweeps past Mats Wilander 61 62 in The ATP Champions Tour final...
McEnroe dominated Mats Wilander in Legends final to retain his titleHall-Later, Fabrice Santoro (cont)
McEnroe Defends Legends Title; Santoro's Perfect Birthday John McEnroe successfully defended his Statoil Masters Tennis Legends title with an emphatic 6-1, 6-2 victory over old rival Mats Wilander in the final. Read the whole article here:
My boy Johnny Mac doing work in the Champions Tour. Mats Wilander can
Johnny Mac takes the title beating Mats Wilander in the ATP Champions Tour final
Mats Wilander is lovely and such a gentleman.
Watching McEnroe and Wilander from the Albert Hall. Mats Wilander looks the same as he ever did.
I'm not a massive tennis fan but McEnroe is still a very good player. He's got Mats Wilander on the ropes
Watching tennis at Royal Albert Hall - Mats Wilander vs John McEnroe -go Mats!
On fire today John McEnroe against Mats Wilander in Final of. ”legends” at Albert Hall 6-1 first set!
Enjoying some tennis on ITV4 between two legends of the game - John McEnroe & Mats Wilander.
The match between John McEnroe and Mats Wilander just started at Albert Hall Arena in the Legends Tour!
inside the Royal Albert Hall for the Statoil Masters Final between John McEnroe & Mats Wilander
Boris Becker, John McEnroe, Bjoern Borg, Mats Wilander? and then the new guy (goran something)..
Is that Mats Wilander? This must be a picture worth framing.
Highlights of John McEnroe in action as he sets up a Legends final with Mats Wilander:
John McEnroe will face Mats Wilander in Sunday's Statoil Masters Tennis Legends Final. Watch how he finished off his match with Guy Forget in style, and chec...
ATP Legends McEnroe Wilander to face off in London finals: > Former world no. 1s John McEnroe and Mats...
John McEnroe will take on Mats Wilander in the final showdown – Statoil Masters Tennis 2012
McEnroe vs Wilander In Legends Final; Moya Relishes Debut: John McEnroe will meet Mats Wilander in the final of ...
John McEnroe into Legends final! Stunning 6-2, 6-4 win over Guy Forget. Finished with smash winner from the backboards. Will face Mats Wilander in the final. Asked by Annabel Croft after the match how his body is holding up, John said, 'Unbelievably well. I don't feel a day over 52.'
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Mats Wilander outclassed Pat Cash in legends group – Statoil Masters Tennis 2012 Former world number one, Mats Wilander, made an epic comeback to s
Wilander has beaten Leconte 6-2, 7-6(2) to reach his 1st ever Statoil Masters Tennis Final. Could play McEnroe, what a match that would be!
which one of the following is correct: Rafael Nadal defeated _ to win his seventh French Open Singles Title. a. Mats Wilander b. Roy Emerson c. Serbian Novak Djokovic d. Roland Garros
The final big event of Longines' activities at Roland Garros 2012 was a charity dinner held at the Grand Foyer du Théâtre National de Chaillot, during which ...
And the Statoil Masters Tennis 2012 is officially underway. Mats WIlander kicked things off with a 4-6, 6-3, 10-6 victory over Pat Cash.
Bonjour! Don't be scared, i will not talk too much ... Check out my videos and you will get an idea what the ATP Champions Tour is all about. Have fun and please come back as I will constantly show new videos for your enjoyment. So, let's get the party started! Yours, Henri
The great coined a great nickname. "Mats" Philander. His bowling like Wilander's serve - has nothing on it
Boris please don't turn into the dreadful Mats Wilander. Balance, please.
I think you are right. Robin Soderling top 5 couple of years ago. Borg, Mats Wilander, Sundstrom, Nystrom, Edberg. Quite a history
Friday night I took Mark Jr. to see John McEnroe, Jim Currier, Michael Chang and Mats Wilander in a great tennis tournament for the older guys. Believe me when I say they still have it. Great matches and a great time out on my sons birthday. We had Greek food before hand (Calamari, and Gyros for dinner) baklava for dessert. Happy Birthday Mark jr. I love you very much. Love, Pops
Had a great conversation with Mats last night, looking to keep some of his words @ the forefront of my focus in the coming weeks
Don't miss tonight's Tennis Legends at the Gwinnett Arena!...
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TODAY's QUIZ ANSWER: Mats Wilander (1988). was the quickest to provide the correct answer! Well done!
Tennis anyone? Legendary players John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Jim Courier and Mats Wilander compete in the...
If you interested in seeing Michael Chang, Jim Courier, John McEnroe, and Mats Wilander on Sat. Nov 10, 2012 -...
Statoil Masters Tennis stars Pat Cash and Mats Wilander think Murray 'can dominate tennis after his US Open triumph'
Answer 1: in the '88 men's final, Mats Wilander and Ivan Lendl went 4 hours, 54 minutes, same as Murray and Djokovic. N ...
The match lasted 4 hours 54 minutes, tying the record for the longest Open final. The 1988 version, between Mats Wilander and Ivan Lendl, Murray’s coach, lasted the same amount.
Carlos Moyá, Mark Philippoussis, Mats Wilander, John McEnroe ... all past and some present Delray Beach ITC The ATP Champions Tour here in February 2013, are also playing at end of year ATP Champions Tour Masters Tennis event. Cute out-takes from commercial shoot the guys did
Mats Wilander and Goran Ivanisevic, who will be at the Albert Hall in December, predict US Open glory for Andy Murray
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