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Henri Kontinen (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈhenri ˈkontinen]; born 19 June 1990) is a Finnish tennis player.

Henri Kontinen
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Country (sports) Finland
ResidenceTallinn, Estonia
Born (1990-06-19) 19 June 1990 (age 28)
Helsinki, Finland
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
CoachChris Eaton
Prize money$3,010,353
Official websitehenrikontinen.com
Singles
Career record7–6
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 220 (18 October 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2010)
Doubles
Career record180–98 (64.75%)
Career titles22
Highest rankingNo. 1 (3 April 2017)
Current rankingNo. 18 (28 January 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2017)
French OpenQF (2018)
WimbledonSF (2017)
US OpenSF (2017)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsW (2016, 2017)
Mixed doubles
Career record15–7 (68.18%)
Career titles1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2018)
French OpenSF (2015)
WimbledonW (2016)
US OpenQF (2015)
Last updated on: 28 January 2019.

Kontinen has won 21 doubles titles on the ATP Tour in his career. He was formerly ranked as world No. 1 in doubles after winning the 2017 Australian Open men's doubles championship. He reached his best singles rankings of world No. 220 in October 2010. His brother Micke is a retired tennis player.

After ending his singles career due to injuries he started focusing on doubles. He reached the quarterfinals of the men's doubles 2016 Wimbledon Championships with John Peers and won the mixed doubles at the same tournament with Heather Watson. His win in the 2017 Australian Open men's doubles with Peers was his first Grand Slam title in men's doubles.

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Junior careerEdit

Kontinen won the 2008 French Open boys' doubles title with Christopher Rungkat.[1] He reached the final of the 2008 Wimbledon boys' singles which he lost to Grigor Dimitrov having beaten Bernard Tomic in the semi final. He also reached the final of the 2008 US Open boys' doubles with Rungkat. Subsequently, Kontinen's singles development was hampered by knee injuries, and in 2013 he decided to concentrate on doubles.

Senior careerEdit

In 2014 Kontinen won his first ATP title at the Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel with Jarkko Nieminen, he also played two more finals partnering Marin Draganja.

2015 was a breakthrough year for him as he won five titles[2][3] including title at the Barcelona Open BancSabadell, his first ATP World Tour 500 series title. Together with Zheng Jie he reached semifinals of mixed doubles at the 2015 French Open.

His good results continued in 2016 as he won the title at the Brisbane International in January with John Peers.[4] On April–May they won the BMW Open together.[5] At the 2016 Wimbledon Championships he reached quarterfinals of the men's doubles tournament together with Peers and the final of the mixed doubles with Heather Watson, which they won in straight sets.[6] On July Kontinen and Peers won the German Open Tennis Championships.[7] On August Kontinen won the Winstom-Salem Open playing with Guillermo García-López. It was Kontinen's 10th doubles title in his career.[8] He took the victory of St. Petersburg Open with Dominic Inglot.[9] Kontinen and Peers had a successful end for the year as they won their first Masters title at Paris Masters[10] and the season ending ATP World Tour Finals title.[11] Kontinen reached the top 10 in rankings as a first Finnish tennis player ever.[12]

Kontinen and Peers won the 2017 Australian Open men's doubles championship in January 2017, and on 3 April 2017 Kontinen became world no. 1 doubles player—the first Finnish player, male or female, to do so. At Wimbledon in 2017, Kontinen and Peers lost in the semi-final to Łukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo, the eventual champions; Kontinen also lost his no. 1 ranking to Melo.[13] In the mixed doubles, Kontinen and Watson reached the final for the second successive year, but lost to Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis.

Significant finalsEdit

Grand Slam tournament finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2017 Australian Open Hard   John Peers   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
7–5, 7–5
Loss 2019 Australian Open Hard   John Peers   Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  Nicolas Mahut
4–6, 6–7(1–7)

Mixed doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2016 Wimbledon Grass   Heather Watson   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Robert Farah
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Loss 2017 Wimbledon Grass   Heather Watson   Martina Hingis
  Jamie Murray
4–6, 4–6

Year-End ChampionshipsEdit

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2016 ATP World Tour Finals, London Hard (i)   John Peers   Raven Klaasen
  Rajeev Ram
2–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Win 2017 ATP Finals, London (2) Hard (i)   John Peers   Łukasz Kubot
  Marcelo Melo
6–4, 6–2

Masters 1000 finalsEdit

Doubles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2016 Shanghai Masters Hard   John Peers   John Isner
  Jack Sock
4–6, 4–6
Win 2016 Paris Masters Hard (i)   John Peers   Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
Win 2017 Shanghai Masters Hard   John Peers   Łukasz Kubot
  Marcelo Melo
6–4, 6–2
Win 2018 Canadian Open Hard   John Peers   Raven Klaasen
  Michael Venus
6–2, 6–7(7–9), [10–6]

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 27 (22 titles, 5 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (1–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (2–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (3–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (5–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (10–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (17–4)
Clay (4–1)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Aug 2014 Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria 250 Series Clay   Jarkko Nieminen   Daniele Bracciali
  Andrey Golubev
6–1, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Sep 2014 Moselle Open, France 250 Series Hard (i)   Marin Draganja   Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
7–6(7–3), 3–6, [8–10]
Loss 1–2 Nov 2014 Swiss Indoors, Switzerland 500 Series Hard (i)   Marin Draganja   Vasek Pospisil
  Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(13–15), 6–1, [5–10]
Win 2–2 Feb 2015 Zagreb Indoors, Croatia 250 Series Hard (i)   Marin Draganja   Fabrice Martin
  Purav Raja
6–4, 6–4
Win 3–2 Feb 2015 Open 13, France 250 Series Hard (i)   Marin Draganja   Colin Fleming
  Jonathan Marray
6–4, 3–6, [10–8]
Win 4–2 Apr 2015 Barcelona Open, Spain 500 Series Clay   Marin Draganja   Jamie Murray
  John Peers
6–3, 6–7(6–8), [11–9]
Loss 4–3 Aug 2015 Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria 250 Series Clay   Robin Haase   Nicolás Almagro
  Carlos Berlocq
7–5, 3–6, [9–11]
Win 5–3 Sep 2015 St. Petersburg Open, Russia 250 Series Hard (i)   Treat Huey   Julian Knowle
  Alexander Peya
7–5, 6–3
Win 6–3 Oct 2015 Malaysia Open, Malaysia 250 Series Hard (i)   Treat Huey   Raven Klaasen
  Rajeev Ram
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Win 7–3 Jan 2016 Brisbane International, Australia 250 Series Hard   John Peers   James Duckworth
  Chris Guccione
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Win 8–3 May 2016 Bavarian International, Germany 250 Series Clay   John Peers   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Win 9–3 Jul 2016 German Open, Germany 500 Series Clay   John Peers   Daniel Nestor
  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–5, 6–3
Win 10–3 Aug 2016 Winston-Salem Open, United States 250 Series Hard   Guillermo García López   Andre Begemann
  Leander Paes
4–6, 7–6(8–6), [10–8]
Win 11–3 Sep 2016 St. Petersburg Open, Russia (2) 250 Series Hard (i)   Dominic Inglot   Andre Begemann
  Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Loss 11–4 Oct 2016 Shanghai Masters, China Masters 1000 Hard   John Peers   Jack Sock
  John Isner
4–6, 4–6
Win 12–4 Nov 2016 Paris Masters, France Masters 1000 Hard (i)   John Peers   Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
Win 13–4 Nov 2016 ATP Finals, United Kingdom Tour Finals Hard (i)   John Peers   Raven Klaasen
  Rajeev Ram
2–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Win 14–4 Jan 2017 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard   John Peers   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
7–5, 7–5
Win 15–4 Aug 2017 Washington Open, United States 500 Series Hard   John Peers   Łukasz Kubot
  Marcelo Melo
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Win 16–4 Oct 2017 China Open, China 500 Series Hard   John Peers   John Isner
  Jack Sock
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Win 17–4 Oct 2017 Shanghai Masters, China Masters 1000 Hard   John Peers   Łukasz Kubot
  Marcelo Melo
6–4, 6–2
Win 18–4 Nov 2017 ATP Finals, United Kingdom (2) Tour Finals Hard (i)   John Peers   Łukasz Kubot
  Marcelo Melo
6–4, 6–2
Win 19–4 Jan 2018 Brisbane International, Australia (2) 250 Series Hard   John Peers   Leonardo Mayer
  Horacio Zeballos
3–6, 6–3, [10–2]
Win 20–4 Jun 2018 Queen's Club Championships, United Kingdom 500 Series Grass   John Peers   Jamie Murray
  Bruno Soares
6-4, 6-3
Win 21–4 Aug 2018 Canadian Open, Canada Masters 1000 Hard   John Peers   Raven Klaasen
  Michael Venus
6–2, 6–7(7–9), [10–6]
Loss 21–5 Jan 2019 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard   John Peers   Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  Nicolas Mahut
4–6, 6–7(1–7)
Win 22–5 Feb 2019 Rotterdam Open, Netherlands 500 Series Hard (i)   Jérémy Chardy   Jean-Julien Rojer
  Horia Tecău
7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4)

Challengers and Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 6 (5 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Challengers (0)
Futures (5–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Aug 2009 Lithuania F1, Vilnius Futures Clay   Timo Nieminen 6–1, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Oct 2009 Germany F19, Leimen Futures Hard (i)   Michał Przysiężny 6–3, 2–6, 5–7
Win 2–1 Oct 2009 Great Britain F16, Cardiff Futures Hard (i)   Yannick Mertens 7–6(7–4), 7–5
Win 3–1 Feb 2010 Bosnia & Herzegovina F2, Sarajevo Futures Carpet (i)   Alexander Peya 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Win 4–1 Sep 2010 Sweden F1, Danderyd Futures Hard (i)   Timo Nieminen 6–3, 6–4
Win 5–1 Sep 2010 Sweden F2, Falun Futures Hard (i)   Timo Nieminen 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)

Doubles: 28 (18 titles, 10 runner-ups)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
Challengers (8–8)
Futures (10–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2007 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard (i)   Harri Heliövaara   Mikhail Elgin
  Alexander Kudryavtsev
6–4, 5–7, [11–13]
Win 1–1 Apr 2008 Great Britain F6, Exmouth Futures Carpet (i)   Harri Heliövaara   Ralph Grambow
  Ken Skupski
6–2, 6–2
Loss 1–2 Aug 2008 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay   Harri Heliövaara   Ervin Eleskovic
  Michael Ryderstedt
3–6, 4–6
Win 2–2 Sep 2008 Sweden F2, Falun Futures Hard (i)   Timo Nieminen   Carl Bergman
  Tim Goransson
6–4, 6–2
Win 3–2 Mar 2009 Great Britain F3, Tipton Futures Hard (i)   Dan Evans   Scott Oudsema
  Phillip Simmonds
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–4), [10–4]
Win 4–2 May 2009 Kuwait F1, Mishref Futures Hard   Sebastian Rieschick   Vivek Shokeen
  Navdeep Singh
6–4, 6–2
Win 5–2 May 2009 Kuwait F2, Mishref Futures Hard   Sebastian Rieschick   Jiří Krkoška
  Pierrick Ysern
6–4, 6–4
Win 6–2 Jun 2009 Norway F1, Svingvoll Futures Hard   Timo Nieminen   Fabrice Martin
  Michael McClune
6–3, 6–3
Win 7–2 Jul 2009 Estonia F2, Kuressaare Futures Clay (i)   Harri Heliövaara   Mait Künnap
  Juho Paukku
6–3, 6–3
Loss 7–3 Nov 2009 Jersey, Channel Islands Challenger Hard (i)   Jarkko Nieminen   Frederik Nielsen
  Joseph Sirianni
5–7, 6–3, [2–10]
Loss 7–4 Nov 2009 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard (i)   Jarkko Nieminen   Rohan Bopanna
  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
2–6, 6–7(7–9)
Loss 7–5 Oct 2010 Great Britain F17, Cardiff Futures Hard (i)   Timo Nieminen   Josh Goodall
  Dominic Inglot
1–6, 2–6
Win 8–5 Nov 2010 Loughborough, United Kingdom Challenger Hard (i)   Frederik Nielsen   Jordan Kerr
  Ken Skupski
6–2, 6–4
Loss 8–6 Nov 2010 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard (i)   Jarkko Nieminen   Dustin Brown
  Martin Emmrich
6–7(17–19), 6–0, [7–10]
Win 9–6 Jun 2013 Netherlands F1, Amstelveen Futures Clay   Christopher Rungkat   Niels Lootsma
  Jelle Sels
6–1, 7–5
Win 10–6 Jun 2013 Netherlands F2, Alkmaar Futures Clay   Christopher Rungkat   David Škoch
  Jan Zednik
7–5, 7–6(9–7)
Win 11–6 Jun 2013 Netherlands F3, Breda Futures Clay   Christopher Rungkat   Bjorn Fratangelo
  Mitchell Krueger
6–4, 7–5
Loss 11–7 Jul 2013 Poznań, Poland Challenger Clay   Mateusz Kowalczyk   Gero Kretschmer
  Alexander Satschko
3–6, 3–6
Win 12–7 Jul 2013 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay   Goran Tošić   Ruben Gonzales
  Chris Letcher
6–4, 6–4
Loss 12–8 Sep 2013 Sweden F6, Falun Futures Hard (i)   Jesper Brunström   Milos Sekulic
  Fred Simonsson
6–3, 3–6, [5–10]
Loss 12–9 Oct 2013 Mouilleron-le-Captif, France Challenger Hard (i)   Adrián Menéndez-Maceiras   Fabrice Martin
  Hugo Nys
6–3, 3–6, [8–10]
Win 13–9 Nov 2013 Bratislava, Slovakia Challenger Hard (i)   Andreas Siljeström   Gero Kretschmer
  Jan-Lennard Struff
7–6(8–6), 6–2
Win 14–9 Nov 2013 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard (i)   Jarkko Nieminen   Dustin Brown
  Philipp Marx
7–5, 5–7, [10–5]
Win 15–9 Jan 2014 Talheim, Germany Challenger Hard (i)   Tomasz Bednarek   Ken Skupski
  Neal Skupski
3–6, 7–6 (7–3), [12–10]
Win 16–9 Mar 2014 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard (i)   Konstantin Kravchuk   Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  Albano Olivetti
6–4, 6–7 (3–7), [10–7]
Win 17–9 Apr 2014 Sarasota, United States Challenger Clay   Marin Draganja   Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
  Franko Škugor
7–5, 5–7, [10–6]
Loss 17–10 Jul 2014 Poznań, Poland Challenger Clay   Tomasz Bednarek   Radu Albot
  Adam Pavlásek
7–5, 2–6, [10–8]
Win 18–10 Nov 2014 Helsinki, Finland (2) Challenger Hard (i)   Jarkko Nieminen   Jonathan Marray
  Philipp Petzschner
7–6(7–2), 6–4

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current till 2019 Miami Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A 1R 2R W 2R F 1 / 5 13–4
French Open A A A A A A 2R 2R 2R 1R QF 0 / 5 6–5
Wimbledon A A A A A A 1R 1R QF SF 1R 0 / 5 7–5
US Open A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R SF 2R 0 / 5 6–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–4 6–4 14–3 5–4 5–1 1 / 20 32–19
Year-end championship
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify W W RR 2 / 3 9–2
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A 1R 1R QF 1R 2R 0 / 5 3–5
Miami Open A A A A A A A QF 1R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 5 4–5
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A 1R QF QF 2R 0 / 4 3–4
Madrid Open A A A A A A A 1R QF QF 2R 0 / 4 3–4
Italian Open A A A A A A A 1R 1R SF QF 0 / 4 3–4
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A QF QF W 1 / 3 6–2
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A 1R QF QF 0 / 3 1–3
Shanghai Masters NH A A A A A A A F W 2R 1 / 3 7–2
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A W QF 2R 1 / 3 6–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–5 14–8 12–8 7–8 1–2 3 / 34 36–31
National representation
Davis Cup Z2 Z2 Z1 Z1 A Z2 Z2 Z2 Z2 Z2 Z2 0 / 0 14–5
Career statistics
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 7 5 3 0 21
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 8 5 3 1 26
Overall Win–Loss 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 19–13 31–21 52–20 43–17 22–18 11–6 185–101
Year-end ranking 585 248 280 769 1358 128 46 31 7 3 26 65%

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Huey/Kontinen Triumph In St. Petersburg". ATP World Tour. 27 September 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
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  6. ^ "Wimbledon 2016: Heather Watson left delirious as 'joke' with partner Henri Kontinen leaves her a champion". Independent. 11 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Kontista ei pysäytä mikään - komea turnausvoitto Hampurissa!". yle.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  8. ^ "Kontiselle uran 10:s ATP-voitto: "Pari löytyi tunti ennen deadlinea"". Suomen Tennisliitto (in Finnish). Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  9. ^ "Kontiselle jälleen turnausvoitto - suomalainen nelinpelilegendan painajaisena". yle.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  10. ^ "Tennishistoriaa! Henri Kontinen nelinpelititteliin Pariisissa". mtv.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  11. ^ "Mestaruus Lontoossa - Kontisen ja Peersin uskomaton loppukausi kesti loppuun asti!". yle.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  12. ^ "Kontiselta hurja harppaus maailmanlistalla – nyt jo 10 parhaan joukossa!". yle.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2016-11-21.
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