Jörgen Windahl

Jörgen Windahl (born 12 March 1963) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.[1][2][3][4]

Jörgen Windahl
Country (sports) Sweden
ResidenceHelsingborg
Born (1963-03-12) 12 March 1963 (age 58)
Danderyd, Sweden
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$152,785
Singles
Career record13–29
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 108 (10 August 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon1R (1981, 1986)
Doubles
Career record26–38
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 69 (26 June 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (1981)

CareerEdit

Windahl was the Boys' Singles Champion at the 1981 Australian Open, the first Swede to win the junior title. He defeated Pat Cash in the final. In Wimbledon later that year, he played in both the Men's Doubles and Singles, but wasn't able to make it past the first round in either. He lost to Ángel Giménez in the singles and with his partner Robert Booth was defeated in five set by Scott McCain and Steve Meister in the doubles.[5]

As a singles player he reached the quarter-finals at Metz in 1986 and was a semi-finalist in Madrid the following year. He again competed at Wimbledon in 1987 but lost in the opening round to American qualifier Ken Flach.

He was more successful on the doubles circuit, winning his first career title in the 1986 Geneva Open. The Swede was also a doubles finalist at Bologna in 1989 and doubles semi-finals at both Boston and Tel Aviv in 1986 and again in the 1989 Madrid Tennis Grand Prix.[6]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (1–1)Edit

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 1986 Geneva, Switzerland Clay   Andreas Maurer   Gustavo Luza
  Gustavo Tiberti
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Jun 1989 Bologna, Italy Clay   Tomas Nydahl   Sergio Casal
  Javier Sánchez
2–6, 3–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (2)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 1986 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Jaroslav Navrátil 6–1, 7–5
2. 1988 Nyon, Switzerland Clay   Francisco Clavet 2–6, 6–2, 6–1

Doubles: (5)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. 1982 Tampere, Finland Clay   Magnus Tideman   Stanislav Birner
  Francisco González
6–4, 7–6
2. 1986 Helsinki, Finland Carpet   Peter Carlsson   Kelly Jones
  David Livingston
6–2, 4–6, 7–6
3. 1988 Clermont Ferrand, France Clay   Rill Baxter   Jean-Philippe Fleurian
  Andreas Maurer
7–6, 6–4
4. 1988 Tarbes, France Clay   Joao Cunha-Silva   Eduardo Furusho
  César Kist
6–2, 6–1
5. 1989 Hossegor, France Clay   Peter Svensson   David Engel
  Barry Moir
6–4, 7–5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Omtyckt besök av Jörgen och Daniel Windahl 7 January 2010 "De ca 30 medlemmar som dök upp den 3 januari i hallen fick vara med om ett mycket inspirerande, givande och trevligt tennismöte med Jörgen och Daniel Windahl (13 år)."
  2. ^ Svensk Tennis » Skåne » Helsingborgs TK "Jörgen Windahl Född: 1963"
  3. ^ "Itf bio". Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  4. ^ "ATP bio". Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  5. ^ ITF Tennis Profile
  6. ^ ATP World Tour Profile