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Jarkko Nieminen

Jarkko Nieminen
Country  Finland
Residence Masku, Finland
Born (1981-07-23) July 23, 1981
Masku, Finland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2000
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $7,360,523
Singles
Career record 393–330
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 13 (July 10, 2006)
Current ranking No. 73 (November 17, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (2008)
French Open 4R (2003)
Wimbledon QF (2006)
US Open QF (2005)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (2004, 2012)
Doubles
Career record 145–187
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 42 (January 28, 2008)
Current ranking No. 83 (November 17, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2010)
French Open 2R (2003, 2008, 2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2007)
US Open QF (2008)
Last updated on: 22 November, 2014.

Jarkko Kalervo Nieminen (born July 23, 1981) is a Finnish professional tennis player and, as of June 2014, he is the highest ranked Finnish tennis player.

His highest ranking is World No. 13, achieved in July 2006. He has won two ATP singles titles and three doubles titles in his career. His best performances in Grand Slam tournaments have been reaching the quarterfinals of the 2005 US Open, the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2008 Australian Open.

Arguably Finland's best player ever, Nieminen is the highest-ranked Finn in rankings history, and is also the first and so far only Finnish player to have won an ATP singles title and to have reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event. He is also notable for winning the shortest recorded professional tennis match in Open Era history, defeating Bernard Tomic in just 28 minutes and 20 seconds in the first round of the 2014 Sony Open Tennis.[1]

His wife, Anu Nieminen, is currently Finland's top-ranked badminton women's single player.

Contents

  • Junior career 1
  • Career highlights 2
    • 1999 2.1
    • 2000 2.2
    • 2001 2.3
    • 2002 2.4
    • 2003 2.5
    • 2004 2.6
    • 2005 2.7
    • 2006 2.8
    • 2007 2.9
    • 2008 2.10
    • 2009 2.11
    • 2010 2.12
    • 2011 2.13
    • 2012 2.14
    • 2013 2.15
    • 2014 2.16
  • ATP career finals 3
    • Singles: 13 (2–11) 3.1
    • Doubles: 8 (4–4) 3.2
  • Singles performance timeline 4
  • Doubles performance timeline 5
  • Records 6
  • References 7
  • External links and sources 8

Junior career

As a junior Nieminen reached as high as No. 11 in the world in 1999 (and No. 20 in doubles).

Tournament 1998 1999
Junior Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 3R
French Open Q2 3R
Wimbledon A 1R
US Open 3R W

Career highlights

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

  • Represented Finland at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, losing to Max Mirnyi in the second round.
  • Finished in the top 100 for the fourth consecutive year, despite missing nearly three months due to injury.

2005

  • Defeated World No. 7 Andre Agassi in a first round five-setter at the 2005 French Open.
  • Was defeated in five sets by Lleyton Hewitt in the quarterfinals of the 2005 U.S. Open, having become the first Finn to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal.

2006

2007

2008

2009

  • Defeated top seed Novak Djokovic in the 2009 Medibank International semifinal, 6–4, 7–6. He lost to David Nalbandian in the final, 4–6, 7–6, 2–6.
  • Withdrew from the 2009 Australian Open half-way through his first-round clash with 28th seed Paul-Henri Mathieu.
  • Underwent surgery for a wrist injury and sidelined for three months, thus missing Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
  • Returned to professional tennis at the New Haven tournament in the US in August.
  • Defeated Frenchman Stéphane Robert in the ATP Challenger tournament final in Jersey, United Kingdom in November.

2010

2011

  • Reached his 11th career ATP final in Stockholm, losing to Gaël Monfils.

2012

2013

2014

  • Nieminen started the year 13th time in a row among ATP TOP 100.

ATP career finals

Singles: 13 (2–11)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (2–11)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. October 29, 2001 Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden Hard Sjeng Schalken 6–3, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 2. April 15, 2002 Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay David Nalbandian 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 3. May 6, 2002 Open de Tenis Comunidad Valenciana, Majorca, Spain Clay Gastón Gaudio 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. May 5, 2003 BMW Open, Munich, Germany Clay Roger Federer 1–6, 4–6
Winner 1. January 9, 2006 Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Mario Ančić 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 5. October 16, 2006 Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden (2) Hard James Blake 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. October 29, 2007 Davidoff Swiss Indoors, Basel, Switzerland Hard Roger Federer 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. January 6, 2008 Next Generation Adelaide International, Adelaide, Australia Hard Michaël Llodra 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. January 17, 2009 Medibank International, Sydney, Australia Hard David Nalbandian 3–6, 7–6(11–9), 2–6
Runner-up 9. October 3, 2010 PTT Thailand Open, Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) Guillermo García-López 4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 10. October 23, 2011 Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden (3) Hard (i) Gaël Monfils 5–7, 6–3, 2–6
Winner 2. January 15, 2012 Medibank International, Sydney, Australia Hard Julien Benneteau 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 11. May 25, 2013 Power Horse Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay Juan Mónaco 4–6, 3–6

Doubles: 8 (4–4)

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (4–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. September 29, 2003 Thailand Open, Bangkok, Thailand Hard Andrew Kratzmann Jonathan Erlich
Andy Ram
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 1. September 24, 2007 Chennai Open, Bombay, India Hard Robert Lindstedt Rohan Bopanna
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 2. February 15, 2009 SAP Open, San Jose, United States Hard (i) Rohan Bopanna Tommy Haas
Radek Štěpánek
2–6, 3–6
Winner 2. August 1, 2010 Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Johan Brunström Marcelo Melo
Bruno Soares
6–3, 6–7(4–7), [11–9]
Runner-up 3. October 24, 2010 If Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Johan Brunström Eric Butorac
Jean-Julien Rojer
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. January 15, 2012 Apia International Sydney, Sydney, Australia Hard Matthew Ebden Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
1–6, 4–6
Winner 3. May 5, 2013 BMW Open, Munich, Germany Clay Dmitry Tursunov Marcos Baghdatis
Eric Butorac
6–1, 6–4
Winner 4. August 2, 2014 Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Henri Kontinen Daniele Bracciali
Andrey Golubev
6-1, 6-4

Singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.
Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 3R 2R 3R 3R 2R QF 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 15–13 53.57
French Open A 3R 4R A 2R 1R 3R 3R A 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 13–11 54.17
Wimbledon A 2R 3R A 1R QF 3R 2R A 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 13–11 54.17
US Open Q3 1R 2R 1R QF 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 10–13 43.48
Win–Loss 0–0 3–4 8–4 1–2 7–4 6–4 5–4 9–4 1–2 2–4 0–4 3–4 3–4 3–4 51–48 51.52
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A 1R 2R 2R QF 3R 2R 2R A 2R 1R 3R 3R 11–11 50.00
Miami Masters A 2R 3R 2R 2R 3R 4R 2R 2R A 1R 1R 3R 2R 10–12 45.45
Monte Carlo Masters A A 3R 2R A 1R 1R 2R Q2 1R 2R 2R QF 1R 9–9 50.00
Rome Masters A A 3R A A 2R 1R 1R A Q2 3R 1R 1R A 5–7 41.67
Madrid Masters A 2R 1R Q1 A 1R 1R 2R A A A A A 3R 4–6 40.00
Canada Masters A 2R 1R A A QF 2R 1R A 1R 1R A 1R A 5–8 38.46
Cincinnati Masters A 3R 2R A A 1R 3R 1R A Q2 Q1 1R 2R A 6–7 46.15
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series A A A 1R 1R A 0–2 00.00
Paris Masters A 2R 1R A 1R QF 2R 1R A 2R Q2 A 1R Q2 5–8 38.46
Hamburg Masters A A 2R A A 3R 3R 2R Not Masters Series 6–4 60.00
Win–Loss 0–0 6–5 7–9 1–2 2–3 12–9 9–9 3–9 2–2 1–3 4–5 1–6 8–8 5–4 61–74 45.19
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–13 13.33
Year End Ranking 61 40 36 77 28 15 27 37 88 39 77 41 39 73 $7,360,523

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R SF 2R 1R 2R 2R 11–11 50.00
French Open 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3–8 27.27
Wimbledon 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1–7 14.28
US Open 1R 3R 2R QF 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 8–9 50.00
Win–Loss 1–3 0–0 1–2 3–4 2–4 5–3 2–2 5–4 1–4 0–4 1–3 2–2 23–35 39.66

Records

  • These records were attained in the Open Era of tennis.
Tournament Year Record accomplished Player tied Reference
Sony Open Tennis 2014 Won the shortest recorded tennis match in Open Era history Stands alone [1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Hewitt takes 600th career victory, Super Sport, 21 March 2014

External links and sources

  • Jarkko Nieminen's official website
  • Jarkko Nieminen at the Association of Tennis Professionals
  • Davis Cup profile
  • Nieminen Recent Match Results
  • Nieminen World Ranking History
  • Finnish Men Recent Match Results
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