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Igor Sijsling (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈiɡɔr ˈsɛi̯slɪŋ]; born 18 August 1987) is a Dutch professional tennis player.[1] He is coached by Dennis Schenk. Sijsling reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 52 on 17 February 2014.[2] His biggest accomplishment is reaching the final of Australian Open Doubles with countryman Robin Haase in 2013, where they lost to the Bryan Brothers.[3] In singles, he reached the third round of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships and has victories over top players including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Milos Raonic and Mikhail Youzhny.[4]

Igor Sijsling
Igor Sijsling 2, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports) Netherlands
ResidenceAmsterdam, Netherlands
Born (1987-08-18) 18 August 1987 (age 31)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro2005
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,163,775
Singles
Career record50–90
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 52 (17 February 2014)
Current rankingNo. 363 (28 May 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2013, 2014, 2015)
French Open2R (2013, 2016)
Wimbledon3R (2013)
US Open2R (2012)
Doubles
Career record27–44
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 37 (6 January 2014)
Current rankingNo. 542 (28 May 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (2013)
French Open2R (2014)
Wimbledon2R (2014)
US Open1R (2012, 2013)
Last updated on: 6 June 2018.

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Personal lifeEdit

Sijsling grew up in Amsterdam, where his Serbian mother tried to instill her love of sports in her son. He played all kinds of sports as a young child, street football, basketball, and tennis. He even studied ballet.[citation needed]

He started playing tennis at the age of five with his parents, studying at the Amstelpark tennis school. By the time he was 12, tennis was clearly his sport. He was chosen for the Dutch national youth team. He won the Dutch under-18 championship twice and was runner-up at the European under-18 championships in Switzerland.[citation needed]

He received his diploma from the Vossius Gymnasium and began to play on the Futures and Challenger tours in 2006.[5]

Professional careerEdit

2012Edit

 
Igor Sijsling at the Nice Open 2012.

Sijsling's first success on the ATP tour came in 2011, when he reached the quarterfinals in Metz, losing to Ivan Ljubičić.

In 2012, he again reached the quarterfinals in s-Hertogenbosch, after beating Jarkko Nieminen and Olivier Rochus in the first two rounds. He was beaten by David Ferrer. He qualified for the US Open that year and reached the second round of the main draw, where he again lost to Ferrer. In Kuala Lumpur, he again reached the quarterfinals, falling yet again to Ferrer. He reached the second round in Moscow and Paris-Bercy, falling to Andreas Seppi and Janko Tipsarević, respectively. In doubles, he reached the quarterfinals in Rotterdam, partnering Thomas Schoorel. He also reached the quarterfinals in Moscow, partnered with Roberto Bautista Agut.

2013Edit

 
Igor Sijsling in 2013.

In 2013, he qualified in Auckland and beat Dutch no. 1 Robin Haase in the first round, only to fall to Tommy Haas in the second. He also reached the second round in Zagreb. At the Australian Open, he teamed with Robin Haase to reach the doubles final, losing to the Bryan brothers. In Rotterdam, Sijsling beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first round for his first top-10 victory. At Wimbledon, Sijsling had his best showing in the singles tournament of a Grand Slam event by reaching the third round, beating seeded player Grigor Dimitrov in the process.

2014Edit

Igor prepared for the first Grand Slam tournament of the season with two warm-up tournaments, in Brisbane, where he lost in the first round to Nicolas Mahut, followed by the Heineken Open, where he again lost in the first round, this time to eventual finalist Lu Yen-hsun. At the Australian Open, he lost to Australian wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis in the first round. The following week he played in a Challenger event in Heilbronn, where he made the final, losing to home favourite Peter Gojowczyk in straight sets. In Zagreb he entered the tournament as the eighth seed. He beat Kavčič in the first round, but lost to Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov in the second. Sijsling played his first ATP World Tour 500 series event of the year in Rotterdam, beating seventh seed and world no. 15 Mikhail Youzhny in the first round, losing just four games in the process.[6]

Career finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2013 Australian Open Hard   Robin Haase   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6

ATP Tour finalsEdit

Doubles: 4 (1–3)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
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 (1–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1–3)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2008 Dutch Open, Netherlands International Clay   Jesse Huta Galung   František Čermák
  Rogier Wassen
5–7, 5–7
Loss 0–2 Jan 2013 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard   Robin Haase   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Loss 0–3 Jul 2013 Colombia Open, Colombia 250 Series Hard   Édouard Roger-Vasselin   Purav Raja
  Divij Sharan
6–7(4–7), 6–7(3–7)
Win 1–3 Jul 2013 Atlanta Open, US 250 Series Hard   Édouard Roger-Vasselin   Colin Fleming
  Jonathan Marray
7–6(8–6), 6–3

ATP Challenger finalsEdit

Singles: 17 (7–10)Edit

Legend
ATP Challengers (7-10)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 31 June 2006 Saransk, Russia Clay   Farrukh Dustov 7-6(10-8) 6–4
Runner-up 2. 19 November 2007 Shrewsbury, UK Hard(i)   Igor Kunitsyn 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 13 July 2009 Manchester, UK Grass   Olivier Rochus 3-6, 6-4, 2-6
Runner-up 4. 2 November 2009 Chuncheon, South Korea Hard   Lu Yen-hsun 2-6, 3-6
Winner 5. 1 November 2010 Eckental, Germany Carpet(i)   Ruben Bemelmans 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 8 November 2010 Aachen, Germany Carpet(i)   Dustin Brown 3–6, 6-7(3-7)
Winner 7. 11 September 2011 Alphen, Netherlands Clay   Jan-Lennard Struff 7–6(7–2), 6–3
Winner 8. 12 February 2012 Quimper, France Hard(i)   Malek Jaziri 6–3, 6–4
Winner 9. 26 February 2012 Wolfsburg, Germany Carpet(i)   Jerzy Janowicz 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(11–9)
Runner-up 10. 30 July 2012 Granby, Canada Hard   Vasek Pospisil 6–7(2–7), 4–6
Winner 11. 5 August 2012 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Sergei Bubka 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 12. 30 September 2013 Mons, Belgium Hard(i)   Radek Štěpánek 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 13. 20 January 2014 Heilbronn, Germany Hard(i)   Peter Gojowczyk 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 14. 13 September 2015 Alphen, Netherlands Clay   Damir Džumhur 1–6, 6–2, 1–6
Runner-up 15. 18 October 2015 Rennes, France Hard (i)   Malek Jaziri 7–5, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 16. 21 November 2015 Brescia, Italy Hard (i)   Mirza Bašić 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 3 April 2016 Saint Brieuc, France Hard (i)   Alexandre Sidorenko 6–2, 3–6, 6–7(3–7)

Doubles: 6 (3–3)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (3–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. 30 November 2006 Louisville, United States Hard (i)   Robin Haase   Amer Delic
  Robert Kendrick
w/o
Runner-up 2. 11 August 2007 Vigo, Spain Clay   Pablo Santos   Leonardo Azzaro
  Lamine Ouahab
6–2, 4–6, [7–10]
Runner-up 3. 25 April 2010 Athens, Greece Hard   Robin Haase   Rik de Voest
  Lu Yen-hsun
3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 14 November 2010 Aachen, Germany Carpet   Ruben Bemelmans   Jamie Delgado
  Jonathan Marray
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
Runner-up 5. 11 September 2011 Alphen, Netherlands Clay   Matwé Middelkoop   Thiemo de Bakker
  Antal van der Duim
4–6, 7–6(7–4), [6–10]
Winner 6. 6 October 2013 Mons, Belgium Hard (i)   Jesse Huta Galung   Eric Butorac
  Raven Klaasen
4–6, 7–6(7–2), [10–7]

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

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.
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q2 Q1 Q3 1R 1R 1R Q2 0 / 3 0–3 0.00
French Open Q1 Q1 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 5 2–5 28.57
Wimbledon A 1R A 3R 1R 1R 0 / 4 2–4 33.33
US Open Q3 Q2 2R 1R 1R Q1 0 / 3 1–3 25.00
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–2 3–4 0–4 0–3 1–1 0 / 15 5–15 25.00

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A F 1R 0 / 2 5–2 71.43
French Open A A A 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2 33.33
Wimbledon A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0.00
US Open A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0.00
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 5–4 1–2 0 / 7 6–7 46.15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official Website" (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  2. ^ "ATP Player Profile Igor Sijsling". ATP. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Australian Open 2013: Bryan brothers capture title in straight sets". SBNation. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Wild card Igor Sijsling advances". ESPN. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  5. ^ Biography on his personal website
  6. ^ "Wild card Igor Sijsling advances". ESPN. Retrieved 11 February 2014.

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