Jonas Bjorkman

Jonas Bjorkman, born on March 23, 1972, turned professional in 1991, Bjorkman now has over 600 singles matches on his shoulders. He has won 6 singles tournaments, but above all he has won 56 doubles tournaments earning over 14 million dollars in prizes won in his career. His historical partners in doubles have been Todd Woodbridge and Maks Mirny: in the last two years he has been a regular partner with Kevin Ullyett.

As per Swedish tradition, he plays an excellent two-handed backhand, but unlike his predecessor compatriots Bjorn Borg and Mats Wilander he does not like exchanges from the baseline, in fact as soon as he has the chance he goes to the net in an attempt to close the point with a volley.

With Sweden he won the Davis Cup on three occasions (1994, 1997 and 1998).

In doubles he won 9 Grand Slam rounds: 3 Australian Open (1998 with Jacco Eltingh, 1999 with Patrick Rafter, 2000 with Todd Woodbridge); 2 Roland Garros (2005 and 2006 with Maks Mirny); 3 Wimbledon (2002, 2003 and 2004 with Todd Woodbridge); 1 US Open (2003 with Todd Woodbridge).

He retired from competitive sport in November 2008