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Thomas Muster

Thomas Muster, in his career won a Grand Slam title, the Roland Garros 1995, 44 singles ATP tournaments, 8 of which in the Master Series and one in doubles. Was number 1 in the world on two occasions: first, for just one week, from 12 to 18 February 1996 and second, after a three-week gap from Pete Sampras, for five weeks, from 11 March to 14 April 1996 He holds the all-time record for singles titles in the ATP International Series/ATP Tour 250 category with 26 titles.

In 1995 he conquered 12 tournaments out of 14 finals played and won 40 consecutive matches on clay. In Monte Carlo he was forced to hospitalize after his success over Andrea Gaudenzi in the semifinals, but the following day he managed to win the final against Boris Becker in a comeback. At the press conference, the German accused Muster of doping, claims that cost him a penalty from the ATP.

A specialist clay court player, his career was marked by an unfortunate event: in March 1989 he reached the final in Miami against Ivan Lendl, but the evening before the final, while taking his equipment from the car, he was hit by a driver in state of intoxication.

His knee was seriously damaged and according to some doctors he could no longer play competitive tennis. Despite this, after five and a half months, he returned to play. To speed up his recovery, he commissioned an Austrian carpenter to build a special chair that would allow him to play tennis sitting down, therefore without his leg touching the ground,

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