Thomas Karl Johan Enqvist (born 13 March 1974) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.

He was quickly touted as the only Swede who could follow in the footsteps of Björn Borg, Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg, and was ranked as high as World No. 4 (which he attained in 1999) in the ATP Rankings, reaching the final of the Australian Open the same year.

Tennis career

Throughout his career, Enqvist finished a year ranked in the top 10 four times and won at least one ATP title for six consecutive years. In 1998 he underwent surgery in Stockholm to remove a small piece of bone from his right foot and had surgery on his right shoulder to repair a repetitive strain injury. Despite his surgeries, Enqvist posted some impressive victories, including wins over Pete Sampras, Juan Carlos Ferrero, and Andy Roddick.

Enqvist won a total of 19 singles titles, the biggest being ATP Masters Series titles at Paris (1996), Stuttgart (1999) and Cincinnati (2000). He also won one doubles title.

His best showing at a Grand Slam event was in 1999, when he beat Jan-Michael Gambill, Byron Black, Pat Rafter, Mark Philippoussis, Marc Rosset and Nicolás Lapentti before he lost the Australian Open final to Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia. He also reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon in 2001 and at the 1996 Australian Open.

Enqvist was a force on the Swedish Davis Cup team. In 1998, he helped Sweden reach the finals of the Davis Cup for the fourth time in five years.

He currently works as captain for the Swedish Davis Cup team and as an expert commentator for Eurosport Sweden.

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (0–1)

OutcomeYearTournamentOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Runner-up1999Australian Open Yevgeny Kafelnikov6–4, 0–6, 3–6, 6–7(1–7)

Masters Series finals

Singles: 3 (3–1)

OutcomeYearTournamentOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Winner1996Paris Yevgeny Kafelnikov6–2, 6–4, 7–5
Winner1999Stuttgart Richard Krajicek6–1, 6–4, 5–7, 7–5
Runner-up2000Indian Wells Àlex Corretja4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Winner2000Cincinnati Tim Henman7–6(7–5), 6–4

Career singles finals

Wins (19–7)

Legend
Grand Slam (0–1)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (3–1)
ATP Championship Series (2–1)
ATP Tour (14–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (13–7)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (2–0)
Carpet (4–0)
OutcomeNo.DateChampionshipSurfaceOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Winner1.19 October 1992Bolzano, ItalyCarpet (i) Arnaud Boetsch6–1, 1–6, 7–6(9–7)
Winner2.30 August 1993Schenectady, U.S.Hard Brett Steven4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–0)
Winner3.16 January 1995Auckland, New ZealandHard Chuck Adams6–2, 6–1
Winner4.27 February 1995Philadelphia, U.S.Carpet (i) Michael Chang0–6, 6–4, 6–0
Winner5.15 May 1995Pinehurst, U.S.Clay Javier Frana6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up1.7 August 1995Los Angeles, U.S.Hard Michael Stich7–6(9–7), 6–7(4–7), 2–6
Winner6.21 August 1995Indianapolis, U.S.Hard Bernd Karbacher6–4, 6–3
Winner7.13 November 1995Stockholm, SwedenHard (i) Arnaud Boetsch7–5, 6–4
Winner8.15 April 1996New Delhi, IndiaHard Byron Black6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Winner9.4 November 1996Paris, FranceCarpet (i) Yevgeny Kafelnikov6–2, 6–4, 7–5
Winner10.11 November 1996Stockholm, SwedenHard (i) Todd Martin7–5, 6–4, 7–6(7–0)
Winner11.17 February 1997Marseille, FranceHard (i) Marcelo Ríos6–4, 1–0, ret.
Runner-up2.28 July 1997Los Angeles, U.S.Hard Jim Courier4–6, 4–6
Winner12.9 February 1998Marseille, FranceHard (i) Yevgeny Kafelnikov6–4, 6–1
Runner-up3.2 March 1998Philadelphia, U.S.Hard (i) Pete Sampras5–7, 6–7(3–7)
Winner13.4 May 1998Munich, GermanyClay Andre Agassi6–7(4–7), 7–6(8–6), 6–3
Winner14.11 January 1999Adelaide, AustraliaHard Lleyton Hewitt4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up4.1 February 1999Australian Open, MelbourneHard Yevgeny Kafelnikov6–4, 0–6, 3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Winner15.1 November 1999Stuttgart Indoor, GermanyHard (i) Richard Krajicek6–1, 6–4, 5–7, 7–5
Winner16.15 November 1999Stockholm, SwedenHard (i) Magnus Gustafsson6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up5.10 January 2000Adelaide, AustraliaHard Lleyton Hewitt6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up6.20 March 2000Indian Wells, U.S.Hard Àlex Corretja4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Winner17.5 July 2000Cincinnati, U.S.Hard Tim Henman7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up7.28 August 2000Long Island, U.S.Hard Magnus Norman3–6, 7–5, 5–7
Winner18.30 October 2000Basel, SwitzerlandCarpet (i) Roger Federer6–2, 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 1–6, 6–1
Winner19.18 February 2002Marseille, FranceHard (i) Nicolas Escudé6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–1

Singles performance timeline

Tournament19891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005Career SRCareer Win-Loss
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian OpenAAQ22R1R2R3RQF4R2RF1RA2R1R3R1R0 / 1321–12
French OpenAAAA1R1R1R1RA3R2R3R4R2R1R3R1R0 / 1211–12
WimbledonAAQ1A1RA1R2RA3R3R4RQF2R1R3R1R0 / 1115–11
U.S. OpenAAAQ14R3R2R4RAA1R4R1R3R2R2RA0 / 1016–10
Grand Slam SR0 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 10 / 40 / 30 / 40 / 40 / 10 / 30 / 40 / 40 / 30 / 40 / 40 / 40 / 30 / 46N/A
Annual Win-Loss0–00–00–00–13–43–33–38–43–15–39–48–47–35–41–47–40–3N/A63–45
ATP Masters Series
Indian WellsNMEAAAQ1A3R2R2RQF1RF2RQF1R1R3R0 / 1116–11
MiamiNMEAAA1RA4R2R2RQFSF4R3R3R3R1R1R0 / 1215–11
Monte CarloNMEAAA1RA2R2R2R1R2R2R2R1RA1RA0 / 104–10
RomeNMEAAAAAA3RA1R1R3R2R3R1RAQ10 / 77–7
HamburgNMEAAA1RAAAAAA2R1R1RAAA0 / 41–4
CanadaNMEAAAAQFSFQFQFA1R3R1R1RQ21RA0 / 913–9
CincinnatiNMEAAAQ13RSFSF2RA2RW1R3R2R1RA1 / 1020–9
StuttgartNMEA1R3R1R2RQF3R2RAW2RQFA2RQ2A1 / 1116–9
ParisNMEAAAAA2RWSF1R3R2R2RAA1RQ11 / 811–7
Masters Series SRN/A0 / 00 / 10 / 10 / 40 / 30 / 71 / 80 / 70 / 51 / 81 / 90 / 90 / 70 / 50 / 60 / 23 / 82N/A
Annual Win-LossN/A0–00–00–10–46–315–714–76–66–513–719–78–98–74–50–62–2N/A103–77
Year End Ranking11034722316388597928225924449672133N/A

A = did not participate in the tournament
LQ = lost in the qualifying draw

Top 10 wins

Season199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005Total
Wins0000105151031312041
#PlayerRankEventSurfaceRdScoreER
1995
1. Andre Agassi2Philadelphia, United StatesCarpet (i)SF7–6(7–5), 5–7, 6–243
2. Michael Chang6Philadelphia, United StatesCarpet (i)F0–6, 6–4, 6–043
3. Goran Ivanišević7Montreal, CanadaHard3R6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–3), 7–519
4. Michael Chang5Montreal, CanadaHardQF6–3, 6–419
5. Goran Ivanišević7Los Angeles, United StatesHardSF6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–416
6. Goran Ivanišević7Cincinnati, United StatesHardQF4–6, 6–0, 6–313
7. Goran Ivanišević7Indianapolis, United StatesHardSF6–1, 1–6, 6–313
8. Jim Courier7ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, GermanyCarpet (i)RR6–3, 6–28
9. Michael Chang4ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, GermanyCarpet (i)RR6–1, 6–48
10. Thomas Muster3ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, GermanyCarpet (i)RR6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–48
1996
11. Richard Krajicek8Cincinnati, United StatesHard3R7–6(9–7), 6–212
12. Pete Sampras1Cincinnati, United StatesHardQF6–3, 6–312
13. Marcelo Ríos10Lyon, FranceCarpet (i)QF6–3, 2–6, 7–513
14. Yevgeny Kafelnikov4Paris, FranceCarpet (i)F6–2, 6–4, 7–512
15. Boris Becker6ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover, GermanyCarpet (i)RR6–3, 7–6(7–1)9
1997
16. Marcelo Ríos7Marseille, FranceHard (i)F6–4, 1–0, ret.10
1998
17. Carlos Moyà8Sydney, AustraliaHard1R6–7(6–8), 6–4, 6–427
18. Richard Krajicek9Marseille, FranceHard (i)SF6–3, 6–7(1–7), 6–329
19. Yevgeny Kafelnikov7Marseille, FranceHard (i)F6–4, 6–129
20. Greg Rusedski5Miami, United StatesHard4R6–2, 6–224
21. Yevgeny Kafelnikov6French Open, Paris, FranceClay2R4–6, 7–6(12–10), 7–6(7–4), 6–119
1999
22. Patrick Rafter4Australian Open, Melbourne, AustraliaHard3R6–4, 4–6, 6–4, 6–421
23. Àlex Corretja4Miami, United StatesHard4R7–5, 6–315
24. Carlos Moyá4World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, GermanyClayRR3–6, 6–1, 6–317
25. Tim Henman7World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, GermanyClayRR7–6(7–4), 6–417
26. Gustavo Kuerten5Stuttgart, GermanyHard (i)3R6–4, 5–7, 6–418
27. Marcelo Ríos9Stuttgart, GermanyHard (i)QF6–4, 6–218
28. Andre Agassi1Stuttgart, GermanyHard (i)SF6–3, 4–6, 6–018
29. Richard Krajicek8Stuttgart, GermanyHard (i)F6–1, 6–4, 5–7, 7–518
30. Todd Martin4Paris, FranceCarpet (i)2R4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)9
31. Nicolas Kiefer6ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover, GermanyHard (i)RR6–4, 7–54
2000
32. Cédric Pioline10London, United KingdomHard (i)QF7–6(7–3), 4–6, 7–6(8–6)12
33. Pete Sampras2Indian Wells, United StatesHardQF6–3, 3–6, 6–310
34. Tim Henman10Basel, SwitzerlandCarpet (i)SF6–1, 6–36
2001
35. Juan Carlos Ferrero5Stuttgart, GermanyHard (i)2R4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)27
2002
36. Sébastien Grosjean9Marseille, FranceHard (i)QF6–3, 7–524
37. Yevgeny Kafelnikov4Marseille, FranceHard (i)SF6–7(1–7), 7–6(12–10), 6–424
38. Thomas Johansson9Indian Wells, United StatesHard1R7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–422
2003
39. Andre Agassi2Scottsdale, United StatesHard1R6–7(6–8), 6–4, 6–173
2004
40. Mark Philippoussis9Davis Cup, Adelaide, AustraliaHardRR6–3, 6–4, 6–278
41. Andy Roddick2Memphis, United StatesHard (i)QF7–6(10–8), 6–380