Mats Wilander (Tennis player) Net Worth is
Mats Wilander (Tennis player) Biography
Mats Wilander born on 22nd August 1964, in Vaxjo, Sweden was a World No.1 tennis player who won seven Grand Slam singles titles from 1982 to 1988, three at the Australia Open, one at the US Open and one Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. He is also the youngest man in history of tennis to have won four Grand Slam singles title by the age of 20. Having earned numerous other awards and acknowledgements, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2002.
Have you ever wondered how rich Mats Wilander is? According to sources it has been estimated that Mats Wilander’s overall net worth is $16 million, as of late 2017. Wilander accumulated his wealth through a lucrative and extraordinarily successful career in professional tennis. Having achieved exceptional success and positioning himself at the top of the world tennis list, his net worth significantly increased.
Mats Wilander Net Worth $16 Million
Mats first came to world’s attention after winning the French Open junior title, the European under-16 and under-18 championships, as well as the under-16 Orange Bowl event in Miami. His debut came in the clay court tournament in Bastad, Sweden in 1980, and two years later he won the French Open tournament and thrilled the public not only by the quality of his play but also for an extraordinary display of fair play for which he was awarded the Pierre de Coubertin World Fair Play Trophy. At the time he was the youngest male Grand Slam singles champion, and the player who needed the fewest attempts to win one. He won three more tournaments in 1982 and finished the year ranked no.7, in addition winning the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal.
The following year he won his second Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, and won eight other tournaments, finishing the year ranked no. 4. He was ranked no. 3 at the end of 1985 and rose to second place in April 1986, the same year he won his fourth Grand Prix Championship Series title. However, the peak of his career came in 1987 when he won his third Australian Open singles title (becoming the first player to win this tournament both on hardcourt and grass), earned his seventh Grand Slam singles title, and achieved the number one ranking after winning three of the year’s Grand Slam tournaments, two Grand Prix Championship Series titles and the title in Palermo. Unfortunately, his results and ranking suffered in 1989 as he slipped to no. 12. In 1990 he moved back to the top 10 rankings for a short time but soon slumped down again.
He played only intermittently in the early ‘90s except for 1994; at the 1995 French Open Mats was tested positive for cocaine which cost him a three months suspension from the ATP Tour and a complete refund of his prize money since May that year. He retired the following year.
For his country, Mats was part of seven Davis Cup finals during the ‘80s, contributing to three wins, but also he and John McEnroe are remembered for the longest ever match played in Davis Cup, at six hours 52 minutes in 1982 won by McEnroe.
Since his retirement, Wilander has played from time to time, served as captain of the Swedish Davis Cup team, and as a commentator for Eurosport. He started coaching Tatiana Golovin in 2007 and later Paul-Henri Mathieu.
Privately, Mats has been married to Sonya since 1987 and the couple has four children. One of their sons suffers from a mild form of epidermolysis bullosa, so the Wilanders raise funds for research into cures for this disease.
|Full Name||Mats Wilander|
|Net Worth||$16 Million|
|Date Of Birth||August 22, 1964|
|Place Of Birth||Vaxjo, Sweden|
|Children||Emma Wilander, Erik Wilander, Karl Wilander, Oscar Wilander|
|Parents||Einar Wilander, Karin Wilander|
|Siblings||Anders Wilander, Ingmar Wilander|
|1||Working in Paris during the French Open as expert analyzer for Eurosport [May 2008]|
|2||Currently coaches Swedish player Joachim Johansson, whom he helped to an upset of Andy Roddick in the 2004 U.S. Open. [January 2005]|
|3||Mats and Sonya married in Sonya's home country South Africa.|
|4||First Swede to win men's singles in US Open 1988.|
|5||Four children: Emma, Karl, Erik, Oscar.|
|6||The family live in Idaho,USA.|
|7||Was scheduled to fly Pan Am flight 103 that exploded on Dec. 21, 1988 over Lockerbie, Scotland, but decided not to board the plane in the last minute.|
|8||Swedish-born men's pro tennis player who was part of a "Swedish Invasion" into men's tennis in the 1980s. Other top Swedes of that time were Stefan Edberg, Joakim Nystrom, and Anders Jarryd.|
|9||Won his first Grand Slam title at the 1982 French Open. At that time, he was the youngest man to win a Grand Slam tournament title at 17 years, 9 months. Michael Chang now holds the record at 17 years, 3 months, at the 1989 French Open.|
|10||Won 8 Grand Slam events in his career: seven in singles (1983, 1984, and 1988 Australian Opens, 1982, 1985, and 1988 French Opens, and 1988 U.S. Open) and one men's doubles title (1986 Wimbledon with Joakim Nystrom).|
|11||Best year was 1988, when he won three of the four Grand Slam titles (Australian, French, and U.S. Open) and finished the year as the #1 ranked men's player.|
|I huvudet på Gunde Svan||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|French Open Live 2016||2016||TV Mini-Series||Himself|
|LEDs4SPorts Commercial||2016||TV Movie||Himself|
|Tennis: World Tour Finals||2014||TV Series||Himself - Analyst|
|Skavlan||2013||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Vivement dimanche||2010||TV Series||Himself (Interview)|
|Le grand journal de Canal+||2010||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Här är ditt liv||2010||TV Series||Himself|
|Best of Five||2008||TV Series||Himself|
|ESPN 25: Who's #1?||2006||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|BingoLotto||2005||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Open Access||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|ESPN SportsCentury||2000-2001||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Late Night with David Letterman||1988||TV Series||Himself|
|The 1988 US Open Tennis Championships||1988||TV Mini-Series||Himself|
|Les 40 ans de la 2||2004||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|2015||New York Emmy||New York Emmy Awards||Sports: Daily or Weekly Program||The Game 365 (2006)|