Stefan Simonsson

Stefan Simonsson (born 5 January 1960, in Hyltebruk), is a former professional tennis player from Sweden. He enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing singles. During his career he won 2 doubles titles. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 49 in 1983 and a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 88 in 1984. He´s the brother of Hans Simonsson. After his career, he coached two top 10 players on the ATP ranking, Magnus Gustavsson and Magnus Larsson.

Doubles titles (2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1983 Bordeaux, France Clay Sweden Magnus Tideman Argentina Francisco Yunis
Argentina Juan Carlos Yunis
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 1983 Ferrara, Italy Carpet Czechoslovakia Stanislav Birner South Africa Bernard Mitton
United States Butch Walts
6–7, 6–0, 3–6
Winner 2. 1985 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Sweden Hans Simonsson Australia Carl Limberger
Australia Mark Woodforde
6–3, 6–4

Singles runners-up (1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner up 1. 1982 Florence, Italy Clay United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–4, 3–6, 1–6

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1978 US Open (tennis)

The 1978 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City in New York in the United States. It was the 98th edition of the US Open and the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year. The tournament was held from August 28 to September 10, 1978, and the singles titles were won by Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert. This was the first year the US Open was played at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows after having been organized at the West Side Tennis Club venue in Forest Hills since 1915. It was also the first time the tournament was played on hard courts, as opposed to much of its history on grass and a brief stint, from 1975 through 1977, on clay.

1978 Wimbledon Championships – Boys' Singles

Ivan Lendl defeated Jeff Turpin in the final, 6–3, 6–4 to win the Boys' Singles tennis title at the 1978 Wimbledon Championships.

1980 Davis Cup

The 1980 Davis Cup was the 69th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 52 teams would enter the competition, 30 in the Europe Zone, 12 in the Americas Zone, and 10 in the Eastern Zone.

Argentina defeated the United States in the Americas Zone final, Australia defeated New Zealand in the Eastern Zone final, and Italy and Czechoslovakia won the Europe Zones. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, Italy defeated Australia and Czechoslovakia defeated Argentina. Czechoslovakia defeated Italy in the final, which was held at Sportovní hala in Prague, Czechoslovakia, on 5–7 December.

1981 ATP Challenger Series

The ATP Challenger Series is the second tier tour for professional tennis organised by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). The 1981 ATP Challenger Series calendar comprises 46 tournaments, with prize money ranging from $25,000 up to $75,000.

1982 Grand Prix (tennis)

The 1982 Volvo Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit held that year. It incorporated the four grand slam tournaments, the Grand Prix tournaments. The circuit was administered by the Men's International Professional Tennis Council (MIPTC). On 30 April 1981 World Championship Tennis (WCT) announced its withdrawal from the Grand Prix circuit, which it had been incorporated into since 1978, and the re-establishment of its own tour calendar for the 1982 season. To counter the threat of player leaving the Grand Prix tour for the WCT the MIPTC introduced a mandatory commitment to play at least 10 Grand Prix Super Series tournaments.

1983 Bordeaux Open

The 1983 Bordeaux Open also known as the "Grand Prix Passing Shot" was a tennis tournament played on Clay Courts in Bordeaux in France that was part of the 1983 Volvo Grand Prix. The tournament was held from September 19 through September 23, 1983.

1983 Grand Prix (tennis)

The 1983 Volvo Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit held that year. It incorporated the four grand slam tournaments, the Grand Prix tournaments, and two team tournaments (the Davis Cup and the World Team Cup. The circuit was administered by the Men's International Professional Tennis Council (MIPTC).

1985 Dutch Open (tennis)

The 1985 Dutch Open was a Grand Prix men's tennis tournament staged in Hilversum, Netherlands. The tournament was played on outdoor clay courts and was held from 22 July until 28 July 1985. It was the 29th edition of the tournament. Ricki Osterthun won the singles title.

Butch Walts

Butch Walts (born June 4, 1955), is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

During his career Walts won 4 singles titles and 15 doubles titles. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 32 in 1979 and a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 23 in 1984.

Francisco Yunis

Francisco Yunis (born 12 August 1964) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina.

Hans Simonsson

Hans Simonsson (born 1 May 1962) is a retired professional tennis player from Sweden. Primarily a doubles specialist, he won 12 ATP Tour titles in his career. He won the French Open doubles title in 1983 with his countryman Anders Järryd. He also played in the 1983 Davis Cup final for Sweden. He reached his career high doubles ranking of No. 10 in the world on 2 January 1984. Simonsson again reached the French Open doubles final in 1985, but he and Schlomo Glickstein were defeated by Mark Edmondson and Kim Warwick. The Swede finished his career prematurely at the age of 25. He's the brother of Stefan Simonsson.

List of Sweden Davis Cup team representatives

This is a list of tennis players who have represented the Sweden Davis Cup team in an official Davis Cup match. Sweden have taken part in the competition since 1925.

Magnus Tideman

Magnus Tideman (born 9 April 1963), is a former professional tennis player from Sweden. He enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles, winning 1 doubles title and achieved a career-high of World No. 43 in 1988. In singles, he reached the quarterfinals of Toulouse in 1982 (defeating Thierry Tulasne en route) and achieved a career-high ranking of World No. 100 in 1983. Tideman also defeated Manuel Orantes en route to the third round of the 1983 French Open.

After retiring from tennis he became a tennis coach. As of 2010 he is working for the British Lawn Tennis Association, and in 2011 he will be coaching 2010 Orange Bowl 18 & Under champion George Morgan.

Mark Dickson (tennis)

Mark Dickson (born 8 December 1959) is a former professional tennis player.Playing college tennis at Clemson University, Dickson was selected as the 1982 ITCA Senior Player of the Year. Additionally, he was named All-American in singles in 1980, 1981 and 1982. In 1981 he was also named All-American in doubles. Dickson turned pro in 1982 after becoming the first three-time All-America at Clemson University from 1980-82.As a tour pro, Dickson is best known for being a quarter-finalist in the 1983 US Open where he defeated Stefan Simonsson, Mel Purcell, Danie Visser and John Lloyd before losing to compatriot Bill Scanlon. He captured two grand prix tour titles, at Houston and Toulouse.

Born in Tampa, Florida, Dickson graduated from Jesuit High School in 1978. He resided in Sarasota, Florida while on tour.

Roberto Vizcaíno

Roberto Vizcaíno Mallol (25 April 1957 – 11 December 2016) was a professional tennis player from Spain.

Simonsson

Simonsson may refer to:

Agne Simonsson (born 1935), former Swedish footballer

Hans Simonsson (born 1962), retired professional tennis player from Sweden

Philip Simonsson (died 1217), Norwegian aristocrat, pretender to the throne of the Bagler party

Stefan Simonsson (born 1960), former professional tennis player from the United States

Smålandsstenar

Smålandsstenar is a locality situated in Gislaved Municipality, Jönköping County, Sweden with 4,530 inhabitants in 2010.In sports Smålandsstenar Tennisclub have a central position as the most successful athletic-club developing tennis players such as ATP-ranked; Hans Simonsson, Stefan Simonsson, Håkan Johansson, Peter Svensson, Claes Persson and WTA-ranked Linda Åqvist.

Stanislav Birner

Stanislav Birner (born 11 October 1956), is a former professional tennis player from Czechoslovakia.

He has two sons, named Stefan and William. Stefan is living in the south of Germany with his wife and his two sons, Mark and Klaus. His son William lives in Wyoming, USA.

Birner enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won 2 doubles titles. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 43 in 1987.

Warren Maher

Warren Maher (born 15 January 1957) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.

After leaving the professional tour, Warren was appointed Head Coach for Donvale Tennis Club (Donvale TC) in his native Melbourne in 1983. In the decade following, he discovered and coached a number of highly talented and successful junior players. Warren played No. 1 and captained Donvale's "A" grade state pennant team (now known as "State Grade") which won a number of titles. Team members included Noel Phillips, Ian Russell, Ron Woodbridge, Dean Ashton, Graeme Harris.

After a successful decade with Donvale TC, Warren and wife Kerry formed a business and took-over coaching and management of a large council-owned tennis facility known as Camberwell Tennis Centre (now Booroondara).

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