(born 30 May 1976 in Filipstad
) is a retired Swedish
professional tennis player who is best known for being the runner-up at the French Open
in 2000 and for briefly being ranked World Number 2. He won 12 singles titles, including a Tennis Masters Series
tournament in Rome, Italy
Norman reached his career high ranking of World Number 2 on 12 June 2000. This ranking resulted from his success during the first half of the year: he reached the semifinals of the Australian Open
, won the Rome Masters, beating Gustavo Kuerten
, and was the runner-up at the French Open, where Kuerten took revenge. His decline began late that year at the Sydney Olympics
, when he lost in the third round to Frenchman Arnaud di Pasquale
in straight sets (di Pasquale went on to win the bronze medal).
Norman underwent corrective surgery for a heart valve condition in 1998. He retired due to hip and knee injuries in 2004. Magnus is the former coach of Thomas Johansson
and Robin Söderling
. He is now running his own tennis academy called the .
Growing up he also played bandy
Grand Slam finals
Singles: 1 (0-1)
Masters Series finals
Singles: 1 (1-0)
Singles: 18 (12-6)
- Wins (12)
Doubles: 1 (0-1)
- Runner-ups (1)
Singles performance timeline
A = did not participate in the tournament.
LQ = lost in the qualifying draw.
SR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.