Magnus Norman
Magnus Norman
Magnus Norman
Magnus Norman
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  • Full name is Leif Magnus Norman...Began playing tennis at age eight when his grandmother gave him a racquet for his birthday...The oldest child of father, Leif (who played second division bandy, a Swedish game played with clubs and a ball outdoors on ice), and mother, Leena (who was a swimmer on Swedish national team)...Has one younger brother, Marcus, who plays bandy...The strangest match he experienced came in a junior tournament when he threw his racquet over the fence and it got stuck in a tree-he had to forfeit the match...Enjoys fishing and reading Swedish history books...Says best sporting moment came in 1994 when Sweden won gold in ice hockey at Lillehammer Winter Olympics...At 16, played bandy on Swedish national team and during off-season at home in winter, likes to play every day...In March 2001, met sports idol Peter Forsberg of NHL Colorado Avalanche during Scottsdale tournament...Keeps a diary on his matches and opponents...Allergic to animals and newly cut grass (which sometimes flares up in June during grass court circuit)...Suffered from an irregular heart beat which required surgery in 1998 (has recovered fully)...He is part-owner, along with some Swedish NHL players, of a race-horse called "Days Go By," which won a race in Sweden...In 2000, organized a charity hockey game between Swedish golfers and tennis players with proceeds going to Children's Cancer Foundation...Has a 7-6 career Davis Cup record in seven ties since 1998...Coached by countryman and former ATP pro Mikael Tillstrom (since July 2003).

    In post playing career, he has coached Thomas Johansson and Robin Soderling. He now works with Stanislas Wawrinka. He also runs the Good to Great Tennis Academy, with fellow Swedes and former ATP pros Mikael Tillström and Nicklas Kulti.

    (May 2014)


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