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Jan Siemerink

Jan Siemerink
Country (sports)  Netherlands
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1970-04-14) 14 April 1970
Rijnsburg, Netherlands
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 1989
Retired 2002
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money US$4,347,693
Singles
Career record 273–272 (ATP, Grand Prix and Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 14 (12 October 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1991)
French Open 3R (1997)
Wimbledon QF (1998)
US Open 4R (1998)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (1992, 1996)
Doubles
Career record 203–185 (ATP, Grand Prix and Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 10
Highest ranking No. 16 (14 October 1996)

Johannes Martinus ("Jan") Siemerink (born 14 April 1970 in Rijnsburg, Zuid-Holland) is a former professional tennis player from the Netherlands.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Career finals 2
    • Singles: 12 (4 titles – 8 runner-ups) 2.1
    • Doubles: 18 (11–7) 2.2
  • Retirement 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Career

As a junior player, Siemerink was the Dutch 18-under champion in 1988. He also won the doubles title at the 1988 Orange Bowl junior championship in Florida.

Siemerink turned professional in 1989. Over the course of his career he won four top-level singles titles (at Singapore in 1991, Nottingham in 1996, and at Rotterdam and Toulouse in 1998). He also won ten tour doubles titles, the most significant of which were the Miami Masters in 1993 and the Monte Carlo Masters in 1996.

Siemerink's best performance at a Grand Slam event came at Wimbledon in 1998, where he reached the quarterfinals before being knocked-out by Goran Ivanišević. Siemerink is also known for winning a fourth set tiebreak against compatriot Richard Krajicek from 6-0 down in the 1994 US Open, though Krajicek eventually won the match.[1]

Siemerink played for the Netherlands in the Davis Cup between 1991 and 2001, compiling a 17–10 record. He helped the Netherlands reach the World Group semifinals in 2001.

Siemerink's career-high rankings were World No. 14 in singles (in 1998) and World No. 16 in doubles (in 1996). His career prize-money totaled $4,347,693.

Career finals

Singles: 12 (4 titles – 8 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Championship Series (0)
ATP Tour (4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2)
Grass (1)
Clay (0)
Carpet (1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 22 April 1991 Singapore, Singapore Hard Gilad Bloom 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 20 October 1991 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) Michael Stich 4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 7 February 1993 Marseille, France Carpet (i) Marc Rosset 2–6, 6–7(1–7)
Runner-up 3. 30 July 1995 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Clay Marcelo Ríos 4–6, 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 27 August 1995 Long Island, USA Hard Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–7(0–7), 2–6
Runner-up 5. 1 October 1995 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Jim Courier 7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 2–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 17 June 1996 Nottingham, UK Grass Sandon Stolle 6–3, 7–6(7–0)
Runner-up 6. 18 August 1996 New Haven, USA Hard Alex O'Brien 6–7(6–8), 4–6
Runner-up 7. 13 October 1996 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) Boris Becker 4–6, 7–6(9–7), 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 9 November 1997 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Jonas Björkman 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 2–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 2 March 1998 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) Thomas Johansson 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Winner 4. 28 September 1998 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Greg Rusedski 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 18 (11–7)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 16 June 1991 Rosmalen, The Netherlands Grass Richard Krajicek Hendrik Jan Davids
Paul Haarhuis
3–6, 6–7
Winner 1. 28 July 1991 Hilversum, The Netherlands Clay Richard Krajicek Francisco Clavet
Magnus Gustafsson
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 13 October 1991 Berlin, Germany Carpet (i) Daniel Vacek Petr Korda
Karel Nováček
6–3, 5–7, 5–7
Winner 2. 21 March 1993 Miami, USA Hard Richard Krajicek Patrick McEnroe
Jonathan Stark
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 3. 6 February 1994 Marseille, France Carpet (i) Daniel Vacek Martin Damm
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
6–7, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 4. 31 July 1994 Hilversum, The Netherlands Clay Daniel Orsanic David Adams
Andrei Olhovskiy
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 8 January 1995 Doha, Qatar Hard Andrei Olhovskiy Stefan Edberg
Magnus Larsson
6–7, 2–6
Winner 5. 18 June 1995 Rosmalen, The Netherlands Grass Richard Krajicek Hendrik Jan Davids
Andrei Olhovskiy
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 24 July 1995 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Ellis Ferreira Tomás Carbonell
Francisco Roig
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 6. 22 October 1995 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) Ellis Ferreira Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
6–4, 7–5
Winner 7. 14 January 1996 Sydney, Australia Hard Ellis Ferreira Patrick McEnroe
Sandon Stolle
5–7, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 8. 28 April 1996 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Ellis Ferreira Jonas Björkman
Nicklas Kulti
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 12 January 1997 Sydney, Australia Hard Paul Haarhuis Luis Lobo
Javier Sánchez
4–6, 7–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 15 March 1998 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet (i) Brett Steven Tom Kempers
Menno Oosting
4–6, 6–7
Winner 9. 21 June 1998 Rosmalen, The Netherlands Grass Guillaume Raoux Joshua Eagle
Andrew Florent
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 4 October 1998 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Paul Haarhuis Olivier Delaître
Fabrice Santoro
2–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 20 June 1999 Rosmalen, The Netherlands Grass Leander Paes Ellis Ferreira
David Rikl
cancelled (rain)
Winner 11. 7 May 2000 Orlando, USA Clay Leander Paes Justin Gimelstob
Sébastien Lareau
6–3, 6–4

Retirement

Siemerink retired from the professional tour in 2002. Afterwards, he became a tennis analyst and commentator for TV channel RTL 5 in the Netherlands, until he was appointed Davis Cup Captain of the Dutch Team in December 2006.

References

  1. ^ http://tennisbios.com/view/tennis-atp-records

External links

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