|Residence||Hailey, Idaho, United States|
|Date of birth||22 August 1964 (1964-08-22) (age 46)|
|Place of birth||Växjö, Sweden|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career prize money||US$7,976,256|
|Int. Tennis HOF||2002 (member page)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (12 September 1988)|
|Grand Slam results|
|Australian Open||W (1983, 1984, 1988)|
|French Open||W (1982, 1985, 1988)|
|Wimbledon||QF (1987, 1988, 1989)|
|US Open||W (1988)|
|Highest ranking||No. 3 (21 October 1985)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (1984)|
|French Open||SF (1985)|
|US Open||F (1986)|
Wilander is predominantly recollected for winning 1988 three Grand Slam single events and thus fans coined the neologism "Wilanders" as an amusing synonym for "balls," symbolizing a gung ho spirit and stubbornness to win.
Mats Wilander the ex - world top most tennis player from Sweden who achieved total seven Grand Slam singles titles and one Grand Slam doubles title.
Wilander was introduced as the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2002.
Wilander stepped in to his professional tour at the clay court tournament in Båstad, Sweden in 1980.
In July 2007 he started coaching Tatiana Golovin.
During his career Wilander achieved a total of seven doubles titles and 33 singles titles.
In 1985 he achieved three tournaments and finished the year after being rated as the third in the world.
In 1986 Wilander captured three Australian Open singles titles, three French Open singles titles, and one U.S. Open singles title. However he also won the men's doubles title at Wimbledon in same year.
On April 28, 1986 Wilander also rose to the ranking of World No. 2
|Grand Slam||Years||Record accomplished||Player tied|
|Australian Open - French Open - US Open||1982-88||At least two Grand Slams on grass, clay, and hard courts||Stands alone|
|Australian Open - French Open - U.S. Open||1982-88||Most Grand slam titles prior to becoming #1 in the world (7)||Stands alone|
|Australian Open||1983-85||3 consecutive finals||Ivan Lendl|
|Australian Open||1983-84||2 consecutive wins||Ken Rosewall, Guillermo Vilas
Johan Kriek, Ivan Lendl
Stefan Edberg, Jim Courier
Andre Agassi, Roger Federer