Michael Detlef Stich
(born October 18, 1968 in Pinneberg
, Schleswig-Holstein) is a former professional tennis player from Germany. He is best remembered for winning the men's singles title at Wimbledon
in 1991. He also won the men's doubles titles at both Wimbledon and the Olympic Games, and was a singles runner-up at the US Open
and the French Open.
Stich was raised in Elmshorn
, Schleswig-Holstein. He turned professional in 1988 and won his first top-level singles title in 1990 at Memphis, Tennessee
Stich won Wimbledon
in 1991. He defeated the defending champion and World No. 1 Stefan Edberg
in the semi-finals 4–6, 7–6, 7–6, 7–6 without breaking his service once. Then in the final, he beat his compatriot and three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker
in straight sets.
In 1992, Stich teamed with John McEnroe
to win the men's doubles title at Wimbledon in a five-set and five-hour final that stretched into Monday (the day after the tournament normally ends) and ended with a 19–17 final set. And then at the Summer Olympic Games
in Barcelona, Stich teamed with Becker to win the men's doubles gold medal. Stich also won the 1992 Grand Slam Cup
, defeating Michael Chang
in the final.
A major highlight of 1993 for Stich came at the end-of-year ATP World Championships
, where he defeated Pete Sampras
in the final. Playing for Germany, Stich also won both the Davis Cup
and the Hopman Cup
Stich reached his second Grand Slam
singles final at the 1994 US Open
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