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Johan Kriek

Johan Kriek
Country South Africa
 United States
Residence Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Born (1958-04-05) April 5, 1958
Pongola, South Africa
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 1978
Retired 1994
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,383,794
Singles
Career record 373–220
Career titles 14
Highest ranking No. 7 (September 10, 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1981, 1982)
French Open SF (1986)
Wimbledon QF (1981, 1982)
US Open SF (1980)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals QF (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985)
WCT Finals F (1981)
Doubles
Career record 206–173
Career titles 8
Highest ranking No. 12 (August 15, 1988)
Last updated on: October 23, 2012.

Johan Kriek (born April 5, 1958) is a Björn Borg.

He attended Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Afrikaans High School for Boys, also known as Affies), a popular and renowned public school located in Pretoria.

Kriek became a naturalized American citizen in August 1982.[1]

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 2 (2 titles)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1981 Australian Open Grass Steve Denton 6–2, 7–6(1), 6–7(1), 6–4
Winner 1982 Australian Open (2) Grass Steve Denton 6–3, 6–3, 6–2

Singles titles (14)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1978 Hartford, U.S. Carpet John McEnroe 2–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1979 Sarasota, U.S. Carpet Richard Meyer 7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 1979 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Brian Gottfried 5–7, 1–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 1980 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet Stan Smith 6–2, 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 1980 Stowe, U.S. Hard Robert Lutz 3–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 1981 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet Vitas Gerulaitis 7–6, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 5. 1981 Dallas WCT, U.S. – WCT Finals Carpet John McEnroe 1–6, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1981 Newport, U.S. Grass Hank Pfister 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 4. 1981 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Steve Denton 6–2, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Winner 5. 1982 Memphis, U.S. Carpet John McEnroe 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 1982 Monterrey, Mexico Carpet Jimmy Connors 2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 6. 1982 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard Roscoe Tanner 6–0, 4–6, 6–0, 6–4
Winner 7. 1982 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Steve Denton 6–3, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 1983 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Gene Mayer 6–7, 1–6
Winner 8. 1983 Tampa, U.S. Carpet Robert Lutz 6–2, 6–4
Winner 9. 1983 Bristol, England Grass Tom Gullikson 7–6, 7–5
Winner 10. 1983 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Colin Dowdeswell 6–4, 4–6, 1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 1984 Boca West, U.S. Hard Jimmy Connors 5–7, 4–6
Winner 11. 1984 Bristol, England Grass Brian Teacher 6–7, 7–6, 6–4
Winner 12. 1984 Livingston, U.S. Hard Michael Westphal 6–2, 6–4
Winner 13. 1985 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard Jimmy Arias 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 1985 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Boris Becker 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 10. 1985 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet Stefan Edberg 4–6, 2–6
Winner 14. 1987 Livingston, U.S. Hard Christian Saceanu 7–6, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 11. 1988 Schenectady, U.S. Hard Tim Mayotte 7–5, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 12. 1988 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet Michael Chang 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 13. 1989 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) Brad Gilbert 2–6, 2–6, ret.

Doubles titles (8)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1980 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet Fritz Buehning Brian Gottfried
Frew McMillan
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 1. 1980 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Tim Gullikson Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
6–4, 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 1981 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet Russell Simpson Kevin Curren
Steve Denton
6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 1981 Bristol, England Grass John Austin Billy Martin
Russell Simpson
6–3, 3–6, 10–12
Winner 2. 1981 Stowe, U.S. Hard Larry Stefanki Brian Gottfried
Robert Lutz
2–6, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 3. 1982 Forest Hills WCT, U.S. Clay Tracy Delatte Dick Stockton
Erik Van Dillen
6–3, 7–6
Winner 4. 1982 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard Fritz Buehning Robert Lutz
Raúl Ramírez
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 1983 Delray Beach WCT, U.S. Clay Anand Amritraj Pavel Složil
Tomáš Šmíd
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1983 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard Tracy Delatte Kevin Curren
Steve Denton
3–6, 5–7
Winner 5. 1983 Forest Hills WCT, U.S. Clay Tracy Delatte Kevin Curren
Steve Denton
7–6, 1–6, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 1983 Bristol, England Grass Tom Gullikson John Alexander
John Fitzgerald
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 1983 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Peter Fleming Anders Järryd
Hans Simonsson
6–7, 5–7
Winner 6. 1985 Chicago, U.S. Carpet Yannick Noah Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
3–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 7. 1988 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Kelly Evernden Kevin Curren
Danie Visser
7–6, 6–3
Winner 8. 1988 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard John Fitzgerald Steve Denton
David Pate
6–4, 6–4

Singles Performance timeline

Tournament 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A W W QF SF QF A 2R 2R 3R A A A A A 2 / 8 25–6
French Open A A 1R A A A A A A SF 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 3 4–3
Wimbledon A 2R 3R 3R QF QF 3R 4R 3R 2R 4R 1R 1R A 1R A A A 0 / 13 24–13
US Open A QF QF SF 3R 3R 4R 3R 2R 3R 3R 3R 1R A A A A A 0 / 12 29–12
Win–Loss 0–0 5–2 6–3 7–2 12–2 12–2 8–3 9–3 6–3 7–3 5–4 3–3 2–3 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2 / 36 82–34
Year End Ranking 278 27 35 18 13 12 15 13 14 23 48 39 52 413 274 1097 1178 861

References

  1. ^ "Kriek Tops Gullikson". The New York Times. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 

External links

  • ATP Profile
  • Global Water Foundation
  • bio - file interview with John Kriek
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