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Kolding 17.10.2007 (Challenger): Phau def. Carlsen 7-6 6-4

The last match in Carlsen's career.
Another left-handed veteran has gone this year :eek: Carlsen like two other left-handers who retired this season (Arthurs & Rusedski) has been playing on ATP through 19 years (including 20 months injury break between Oct 1999 and Jun 2001). In the early 90s he was a very promising young gun. Between March 1992 and March 1993 jumped 850 places (!) on the ATP ranking. Unfortunately for him that was a peak of his ranking progress, just under 20 years of age. In 1998 become a first Dane to win anATP title in Open Era. His most famous win - defeating two-time Wimbledon champion Stefan Edberg at Wimbledon's Centre Court in 1994 after losing two first sets 6-7(6) 6-7(6). He played 46 Grand Slam events but reached 4th round only once... in the 1st GS attempt (Australian Open 1993).

Carlsen with Memphis '05 title



Win/loss
Career Singles (Tour Level Only) 267 - 288 (.481)
Career Doubles (Tour Level Only) 41 - 62 (.398)

Career Singles (Incl. Futures, Challengers and Satellites) 402 - 377 (.503)
Career Doubles (Incl. Futures, Challengers and Satellites) 66 - 86 (.434)

Number of tournaments he has played:
- Main Tour (Grand Slams and ATP Tour): 278
- Challengers: 86
- Satellites: 3 *
- Futures: 0

* Played a little bit more tourneys but results before 1991 don't exist on the ITF website.

CAREER TITLES in singles: (3 ATP, 3 Challengers)
92 - Koln & Tampere (Challengers)
96 - Hamburg
98 - Hong Kong (135)
02 - Tokyo Outdoor (190)
05 - Memphis (238)

Finalist: 4 ATP + 5 Challengers

In doubles 7 finals: 3 ATP + 4 Challengers.

Career High ATP Singles: 41 (07 Jun 1993)
Career High ATP Doubles: 134 (05 Apr 2004)

Singles ranking history at the end of the year (1989-2006):
943 - 692 - 835 - 69 - 92 - 108 - 71 - 74 - 76 - 83 - 84 - X - 115 - 65 - 95 - 84 - 66 - 137.
* No. 305 at the end of career.

Prize Money: $2,990,460.

* Detailed singles statistic (including Challengers and Satellites):
5-setters: 7-13 (.350)
Tie-breaks: 194-175 (.525)
TB's in the deciding set: 28-25 (.528)
The longest winning match: 4 hours 17 minutes; F.Saretta 7-6 4-6 6-4 5-7 7-6 (US Open 2002)
The longest losing match: 4 hours 14 minutes; G.Canas 5-7 6-4 7-6 6-7 4-6 (Wimbledon 2001)
The longest winning tie-break: F.Ferreiro 4-6 6-4 7-6(11) (Costa Do Sauipe 2003)
The longest losing tie-break: G.Raoux 4-6 6-7(10) (Brisbane 1992)
The most served aces: 27 - lost to Marcelo Rios (US Open 1997)

The other tributes:

Rusedski
Schalken
Arthurs
Henman

Kenneth :wavey:
 

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Great work - it's always nice to note the retirement of some of the lesser lights without whom the tour would be much less interesting.
 

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Great Work Voo :yeah:
 

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I'll remember him as the first player I saw live at RG (vs Pescosolido 92)
 

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I'll remember him as the first player I saw live at RG (vs Pescosolido 92)
This is his second longest defeat - 4 hours 10 minutes.
 

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This is his second longest defeat - 4 hours 10 minutes.
funny stat, thanks for sharing. Btw it was a nice match to watch given the opposition of styles.
 

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Some other notable victories saw him beat Chang at New Haven in 1995, thrash Rafter in straight sets at the US Open in 1996, and beat Al Costa on Spanish clay in the Davis Cup 1996 (even though the match was a dead rubber, it was still a good win for him).
It was a shame that he couldn't win his home city tournament in Copenhagen, finishing as the runner-up there in 1996.
 

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Some interesting fact about Carlsen...
According to my stats only 5 players (Moya - 33, Karlovic - 32, Rusedski - 31 & Rosset - 29) have won so far more matches after deciding tie-break set in the Open Era (considering all levels). All these Carlsen matches with TB in the deciding set, year by year:

1992
1:0 Wuyts 4-6 7-6 7-6

1993
2:0 Damm 6-7 6-3 7-6

1994
3:0 Knowles 6-7 6-4 7-6
3:1 Vacek 6-2 6-7(4) 6-7(5)

1995
3:2 Haarhuis 7-6(8) 6-7(5) 6-7(4)
4:2 Siemerink 6-4 2-6 7-6(4)
5:2 Pozzi 6-4 3-6 7-6(2)
5:3 Wilander 7-6(6) 3-6 6-7(2)
5:4 Radulescu 6-4 3-6 6-7


1996
6:4 Burgsmuller 4-6 7-6 7-6
7:4 Gustafsson 6-3 4-6 7-6(3)
8:4 Gaudenzi 4-6 6-3 7-6(8)
8:5 MacPhie 6-4 4-6 6-7(2)

1997
8:6 Damm 7-6(6) 6-7(7) 6-7(3)
8:7 Rios 4-6 7-5 6-3 1-6 6-7(3)

9:7 O'Brien 7-5 5-7 7-6(4)
10:7 O'Brien 7-6(8) 6-7(6) 7-6(9)
10:8 Kucera 3-6 7-6(4) 6-7(5)
11:8 Safin 7-5 6-7(4) 7-6(4)

1998
11:9 Sinner 7-5 3-6 6-7(0)
12:9 Ulihrach 4-6 7-6(6) 7-6(4)
12:10 Johansson 3-6 7-6(5) 6-7(8)
12:11 Raoux 6-7(7) 7-6(1) 6-7(3)


1999
13:11 B.Bryan 3-6 6-3 7-6(0)
13:12 van Lottum 4-6 6-1 6-7(5)

2001
13:13 Godwin 3-6 7-6(2) 6-7(6)
13:14 Phau 3-6 6-4 6-7(4)


2002
13:15 Sanguinetti 4-6 7-6(5) 6-7(9)
14:15 Niemeyer 6-4 5-7 7-6(3)
14:16 Pretzsch 6-7(2) 6-3 6-7(5)
14:17 B.Bryan 2-6 6-3 6-7(4)
14:18 Chang 6-7(5) 6-1 6-7(5)

15:18 Saretta 7-6(2) 4-6 6-4 5-7 7-6(4)
16:18 Chela 6-7(3) 7-6(5) 7-6(4)

2003
17:18 Norman 7-5 3-6 7-6(3)
17:19 Carraz 4-6 6-3 6-7(5)
18:19 Reynolds 6-2 4-6 7-6(3)
19:19 Ferreiro 4-6 6-4 7-6(11)
20:19 Ram 3-6 6-3 7-6(5)
21:19 Hanescu 3-6 7-5 7-6(5)
21:20 Rosset 6-7(5) 7-6(4) 6-7(5)

2004
21:21 Fish 3-6 6-3 6-7(2)
21:22 Wawrinka 7-6(4) 2-6 6-7(4)
22:22 Reid 6-1 2-6 7-6(4)
22:23 Rusedski 6-4 6-7(5) 6-7(6)
23:23 Arthurs 1-6 6-3 7-6(4)

2005
24:23 Carraz 6-4 3-6 7-6(0)
25:23 Mankad 7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(5)
26:23 Stakhovsky 6-7(5) 7-6(2) 7-6(6)

2006
27:23 Srichaphan 6-2 5-7 7-6(3)
27:24 Moodie 3-6 7-6(5) 6-7(6)
28:24 Reister 6-4 3-6 7-6(9)

2007
28:25 Peya 6-2 2-6 6-7(3)
 

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Surely the alltime record of most 1st round losses at Grand Slams ought to be mentioned in this tribute?
 

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Surely the alltime record of most 1st round losses at Grand Slams ought to be mentioned in this tribute?
Sorry, I didn't know that he's a record holder in this stats :D
 
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