Mats Wilander is a former professional tennis player from Sweden, born on August 22, 1964. He had a highly successful career on the ATP tour, winning a total of 33 singles titles and 7 doubles titles.
Wilander turned professional in 1981 and quickly established himself as one of the top players on the tour. He reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 1 in 1988, a position he held for a total of 20 weeks. Wilander was known for his excellent defensive skills and his ability to hit a wide variety of shots.
Wilander had his most successful year in 1988 when he won three out of the four Grand Slam singles titles, as well as the men’s doubles gold medal at the Olympic Games in Seoul. He won the Australian Open, French Open, and US Open titles that year, and was the runner-up at Wimbledon.
In addition to his success in singles, Wilander was also a highly successful doubles player. He won the men’s doubles titles at the French Open in 1986 and the Australian Open in 1987.
After retiring from professional tennis in 1996, Wilander became a highly regarded tennis commentator and coach. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2002.