March 19, 2000 |
Thomas Enqvist landed in the men's final of the Indian Wells tennis tournament here Saturday much like that airplane at Burbank a few weeks ago. He belly-flopped. The Swede, whose game is nowhere near as bland as his personality, defeated Australia's Mark Philippoussis in a semifinal match of the Tennis Masters Series event that was as exciting as it was flawed, as dramatic as it was frustrating.
July 26, 1999
* What--Mercedes-Benz Cup. * Where--UCLA's Los Angeles Tennis Center. * When--Today through Sunday. * Who--Top-seeded players: Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Tim Henman, Marcelo Rios, Thomas Enqvist, Goran Ivanisevic, Lleyton Hewitt and Wayne Ferreira. Singles draw is 32 players. Doubles field has 16 teams. * Tickets--UCLA's central ticket office at 310-825-2101 or TicketMaster locations.
January 31, 1999 |
Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia knew it would be this way, making two predictions before the Australian Open men's final. 1. It would be a long match. 2. His opponent, Thomas Enqvist of Sweden, had a tendency to get nervous in the key moments, not choking, but perhaps misfiring on his shots in the latter stages. Two for two. And now, the 10th-seeded Kafelnikov is two for two in Grand Slam finals, as he defeated Enqvist, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1), in 2 hours 26 minutes here today.
January 30, 1999 |
The scenery was different on their way to the Australian Open men's final: Thomas Enqvist of Sweden cut through the heart of Australia, taking out local icons Patrick Rafter and Mark Philippoussis in consecutive rounds. Tenth-seeded Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia sliced up last year's Davis Cup team from the United States, Jim Courier and Todd Martin. But their routes had some similarities. Enqvist, 24, needed 21 sets to reach his first Grand Slam final.
July 27, 1997
TODAY'S FINAL L.A. Tennis Center, UCLA, 4 p.m. Fox Sports West Thomas Enqvist (2) vs. Jim Courier (6) SEMIFINAL RESULTS * Enqvist beat Guillaume Raoux, 6-4, 6-1. * Courier beat Goran Ivanisevic (1) 6-3, 6-4.
July 27, 1997 |
Son of Bjorn, Mats or Stefan, he is not. Sure, Thomas Enqvist is Swedish and, like his tennis-playing countrymen before him, the guy is decidedly low-key. But by design, and necessity, he is his own kind of player. You won't see him serving and volleying, a la Edberg. Or parked well beyond the baseline, creating chaos with topspin. His personal mixture of attacking tennis is overwhelming enough to land him at No. 8 in the world.