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Mikael Pernfors

Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors

Profession: Tennis Player

Nationality:
Sweden
Swedish

Why Famous: Reached the men's singles final at the French Open in 1986, and won the 1993 Canada Masters in Montreal.

Born: July 16, 1963
Birthplace: Malmo, Sweden
Age: 57 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1986-06-08 French Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl wins 3rd career Grand Slam title; beats Mikael Pernfors of Sweden 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
  • 1993-09-04 Mats Wilander beats fellow Swede Mikael Pernfors in a US Open marathon 7-6, 3-6, 1-6, 7-6, 6-4 in 4 hours, 1 minute; match ends at 2:26am

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