Järryd was particularly successful as a doubles player. With different partners he won eight double tournaments at Grand Slam tournaments . In 1985 he was in the individual semi-finals of Wimbledon , where he was defeated by the eventual winner Boris Becker .
Anders Järryd began his tennis career in 1980. In the shadow of tennis greats Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg , he became one of the most successful Swedish tennis players of all time during the 1980s. He celebrated his greatest successes in doubles, where he was one of the world's best. In his career, Järryd won eight singles and 59 doubles titles (eight of them in Grand Slam tournaments ). He was another 16 times in singles and 32 times in doubles in an ATP final. He reached his highest world ranking position in singles with 5th place (1985), in doubles he was number 1 for the first time on August 12, 1985.
Järryd won his first double title in 1983 at the French Open . With Hans Simonsson , he defeated Mark Edmondson and Sherwood Stewart in the final . Järryd also won the tournament in 1987 and 1991, most recently with John Fitzgerald . In 1987 he won the titles at the Australian Open and the US Open together with Stefan Edberg . Järryd also secured the Wimbledon title with Fitzgerald in 1989 and 1991 . He was thus victorious in three of four Grand Slam tournaments in doubles between 1987 and 1991 and he is one of the players who were able to win all Grand Slam tournaments in their career.
Järryd achieved his best result as a single player at a Grand Slam tournament in 1985 when he lost to the eventual winner Boris Becker in the Wimbledon semi- finals.
From 1981 to 1993 Järryd was part of the Swedish Davis Cup team . He played a total of 53 games, 33 of them in doubles with Hans Simonsson, Stefan Edberg, Mats Wilander, Jan Gunnarsson and Hendrik Holm . He won a total of 36 matches. From 1983 to 1989 he took part in six world finals, from which the Swedish team emerged victorious in 1984 and 1987 . In the 1984 final, Sweden faced the USA , who they defeated 4-1. Järryd and Stefan Edberg defeated the then dominating double Peter Fleming and John McEnroe . In 1987 Sweden defeated India 5-0 in the world final . In this encounter Järryd played two singles, in the first he defeated Vijay Amritraj and in the second Ramesh Krishnan . Järryd later became the captain of the Swedish Davis Cup team.
Player and person
Anders Järryd was impatient as a tennis player and had a "hot" temperament. As a result, many initially harbored doubts about his future as a professional tennis player. Under coach John-Anders Sjögren , however, he developed into a great player who was internationally successful in both singles and doubles, especially as a world-class player in doubles. His preference for doubles was a consequence of the statutes drawn up by the Swedish Tennis Federation in 1981, when several young Swedish players received special training from former Australian elite player Roy Emerson . Järryd's game developed considerably in the course of 1981, when he, together with Mats Wilander and Joakim Nyström and the newly formed SIAB team, led by Sjogren, went on a training trip to Australia, among other things.
Anders Järryd ended his professional career in 1996. He lives with his children in Båstad in Sweden and helps out in the tennis high school there; Incidentally, he plays several weeks a year on the senior tour.
In 2005 Järryd was inducted into the Swedish Tennis Hall of Fame in Båstad. On March 1, 2010, he was officially nominated for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame .
Grand Slam (8)
Tennis Masters Cup (4)
Mercedes-Benz Super 9 Tennis Masters Series (2)
ATP Championship Series ATP International Series Gold (1)