Thomas Muster

Biography

Birthdate: 10/02/1967
Birthplace: Leibnitz, Austria

Undoubtedly one of the best clay court players the game of tennis has ever known, Thomas Muster has been named the “King of Clay.” His unwavering determination, unforgiving left-handed topspin forehand, and superior fitness level landed him 44 ATP Tour career singles titles.

Career Highlights

-Muster is currently the No.1 ranked player on the European Champions Tour.

-In 1986, he won his first ATP Tour title in singles at Hilversum (Netherlands).

-In 1989, Muster became the first Austrian to break into the World’s Top 10.

-Muster seized his only Grand Slam title in 1995 at the French Open, defeating American prodigy Michael Chang in three straight sets.

-Winning 12 of 14 finals in 1995, Muster achieved the longest tour winning streak on clay since Bjorn Borg in the late 1970s.

-He captured the World No.1 ranking in 1996, following a 65-2 record on clay in 1995.

-45 career titles: 44 in singles; 1 in doubles.