Thomas Muster

Tennis Player
Born Oct 2, 1967

Thomas Muster is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Austria. One of the world's leading clay court players in the 1990s, Muster won the 1995 French Open and at his peak was known as "The King of Clay. " In addition, he won eight Masters 1000 series titles, placing him joint sixth on the all-time list. Muster is one of only three players to win Masters titles on three different surfaces.… Read More

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1967 Birth Born on October 2, 1967.


1984 16 Years Old 1 More Event
Muster played his first matches at the top-level in 1984, when he was still a junior player at the age of 16.
1985 17 Years Old Muster turned professional in 1985, regularly playing in Challenger tournaments during the year, one of which he won in Belo Horizonte, as well as continuing to play in many top-level tournaments.
1986 18 Years Old Muster won his first top-level tournament at Hilversum, in the Netherlands, in 1986.


1988 20 Years Old In 1988, Muster reached six top-level tournament finals, winning four of them, in Boston, Bordeaux, Prague and Bari. … Read More
Early in 1989, Muster became the first Austrian to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open, losing in four sets to eventual champion, Ivan Lendl. … Read More
Muster's comeback continued in 1990, when he won three top-level tournaments on clay (including the Italian Open, defeating Andrés Gómez in the semifinals and Andrei Chesnokov in the final) and one title on hardcourt.
1991 - 1993 4 More Events
At the 1994 French Open, Muster won his second round match against Andre Agassi in five sets, 6–3, 6–7, 7–5, 2–6, 7–5, but Muster was then defeated by the serve-and-volley play of Patrick Rafter in the next round, with Rafter's four set victory denying Muster a match against the reigning French Open champion, Sergi Bruguera.
In 1995, Muster had the best year of his tennis career, winning 12 tournaments, with 11 of those tournaments won on clay-courts.
In February 1996, Muster attained the world no. 1 ranking for the first time.
In 1997, Muster achieved the best results of his career on hardcourt.


Muster reached his last top-level tournament final in Estoril (on clay) in 1998, losing to Alberto Berasategui.
Muster opened 1999 with a semifinal showing in Sydney, but he then struggled mightily over the next few months, winning just 2 of his 12 matches after Sydney.
2000 - 2002 2 More Events
2003 35 Years Old In 2003, Muster moved back to Austria, and has since been a coach and captain of the Austrian Davis Cup team, played tennis on the ATP Champions Tour, and established a brand named Toms, which has included apparel, wine, and bottled water.


In April 2010, Muster married Caroline Ofner, and they have a daughter, Maxim, who was born in 2009.
Subsequently, Austrian tennis experts discussed whether Muster's mental fortitude would be sufficient to bring him back into the top 100 in 2011, at the age of 43.
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