Eric Jelen

Eric Jelen (born 11 March 1965) is a former tennis player from Germany, who won one singles (1989, Bristol) and five doubles titles during his professional career.

Eric Jelen
Country (sports) Germany
Born (1965-03-11) 11 March 1965 (age 55)
Trier, West Germany
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1982
Retired1992
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,100,059
Singles
Career record135–136
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 23 (7 July 1986)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1984, 1990, 1991)
French Open3R (1986)
Wimbledon4R (1986)
US Open3R (1986)
Doubles
Career record111–81
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 18 (12 June 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open3R (1989)
Wimbledon3R (1988)
US Open2R (1988)

The right-hander Jelen reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 7 July 1986, when he became World No. 23.[1] Jelen was a member of two Davis Cup-winning teams. In 1988, he teamed with Boris Becker in doubles to earn the win that guaranteed a West German victory over Sweden in the final.[2] The following year, West Germany successfully defended the title by defeating Sweden in the final, and Becker and Jelen again won the doubles match.[3]

Career finalsEdit

Singles (1 title – 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (1–1)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Oct 1987 Brisbane, Australia Hard (i)   Kelly Evernden 6–3, 1–6, 1–6
Win 1. Jun 1989 Bristol, UK Grass   Nick Brown 6–4, 3–6, 7–5

Doubles (5 titles – 6 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–1)
ATP Tour (5–5)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Sep 1986 Hamburg, West Germany Clay   Boris Becker   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
4–6, 1–6
Loss 2. Feb 1987 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard   Boris Becker   Guy Forget
  Yannick Noah
4–6, 6–7
Win 1. Feb 1988 Milan, Italy Carpet (i)   Boris Becker   Miloslav Mečíř
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 6–3
Win 2. Oct 1988 Brisbane, Australia Hard (i)  Carl-Uwe Steeb   Grant Connell
  Glenn Michibata
6–4, 6–1
Loss 3. Oct 1988 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (i)   Boris Becker   Andrés Gómez
  Slobodan Živojinović
5–7, 7–5, 3–6
Win 3. Feb 1989 Lyon, France Carpet (i)   Michael Mortensen   Jakob Hlasek
  John McEnroe
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 4. May 1989 Hamburg, West Germany Clay   Boris Becker   Emilio Sánchez
  Javier Sánchez
4–6, 1–6
Loss 5. Oct 1989 Frankfurt, West Germany Carpet (i)   Kevin Curren   Pieter Aldrich
  Danie Visser
6–7, 7–6, 3–6
Loss 6. Apr 1991 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Boris Becker   Horacio de la Peña
  Diego Nargiso
6–3, 6–7, 4–6
Win 4. Aug 1991 Long Island, U.S. Hard   Carl-Uwe Steeb   Doug Flach
  Diego Nargiso
0–6, 6–4, 7–6
Win 5. Nov 1991 Moscow, Russia Hard   Carl-Uwe Steeb   Andrei Cherkasov
  Alexander Volkov
6–4, 7–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eric Jelen: Profile". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Davis Cup; West Germans Clinch Title, 3–0". The New York Times. Associated Press. 18 December 1988. Retrieved 11 June 2010.
  3. ^ "West Germany Wins Davis Cup". The Dispatch. Associated Press. 18 December 1989. Retrieved 11 June 2010.

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