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Stich, Michael

Born: 1968 AD
Currently alive, at 53 years of age.
Nationality: German
Categories: Tennis Player

1968 – Born on the 18th of October in Pinneberg, Germany.

1988-1990 – He turned professional and won his first top-level singles title at Memphis.

1991 – He shocked the tennis world first in the semi-finals, where he defeated the defending champion and World No. 1 Stefan Edberg 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 7-6.

1992 –  Stich notable success in doubles. He teamed up with John McEnroe to win the men’s doubles title at Wimbledon in an epic five-set and five-hour final which stretched into Monday, and ended with a 19-17 final set.

1993 – Stich came at the end-of-year ATP World Championships, where he defeated Pete Sampras 7-6, 2-6, 7-6, 6-2 in the final to claim the title.

1994 – Stich reached his second Grand Slam singles final at the US Open, where he lost in straight sets to Andre Agassi 6-1, 7-6, 7-5.

1996 – Stich’s third and final Grand Slam singles final appearance, when he was defeated in a tight final at the French Open by Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7-6, 7-5, 7-6.

1997 – Stich retired from the professional tour, after a loss to Cedric Pioline in a Wimbledon semifinal match.

2003 – He also works as a tennis commentator for the BBC. Stich was married to the German actress Jessica Stockmann.

2005 – He married Alexandra Rikowski. They live in Hamburg.