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Johannes Martinus ("Jan") Siemerink (born 14 April 1970) is a retired professional tennis player from the Netherlands. The former Dutch Davis Cup captain reached a career high ATP world ranking of 14.

Jan Siemerink
Jan Siemerink.jpg
Country (sports) Netherlands
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1970-04-14) 14 April 1970 (age 49)
Rijnsburg, Netherlands
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1989
Retired2002
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 4,347,693
Singles
Career record273–272 (ATP, Grand Prix and Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 14 (12 October 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1991)
French Open3R (1997)
WimbledonQF (1998)
US Open4R (1998)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1992, 1996)
Doubles
Career record203–185 (ATP, Grand Prix and Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles10
Highest rankingNo. 16 (14 October 1996)

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CareerEdit

TennisEdit

As a junior player, Siemerink was the Dutch 18-under champion in 1988. He also won the doubles title at the 1988 Orange Bowl junior championship in Florida.

Siemerink turned professional in 1989. Over the course of his career he won four top-level singles titles (at Singapore in 1991, Nottingham in 1996, and at Rotterdam and Toulouse in 1998).[1] He also won ten tour doubles titles, the most significant of which were the Miami Masters in 1993 and the Monte Carlo Masters in 1996.

Siemerink's best performance at a Grand Slam event came at Wimbledon in 1998, where he reached the quarterfinals by defeating Ctislav Doseděl, David Prinosil, Jonas Björkman and Magnus Larsson before being knocked-out by Goran Ivanišević. Siemerink is also known for winning a fourth set tiebreak against compatriot Richard Krajicek from 6-0 down in the 1994 US Open, though Krajicek eventually won the match.

Siemerink played for the Netherlands in the Davis Cup between 1991 and 2001, compiling a 17–10 record. He helped the Netherlands reach the World Group semifinals in 2001.

Siemerink's career-high rankings were World No. 14 in singles (in 1998) and World No. 16 in doubles (in 1996). His career prize-money totaled $4,347,693.

After his playing career Siemerink was captain of the Dutch Davis Cup team from 2016 until 2016.[2][3]

OtherEdit

In February 2018, Siemerink became team manager of the Amsterdam professional football club AFC Ajax.[4]

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 12 (4 titles – 8 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Championship Series (0)
ATP Tour (4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2)
Grass (1)
Clay (0)
Carpet (1)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. April 1991 Singapore, Singapore Hard   Gilad Bloom 6–4, 6–3
Loss 1. October 1991 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i)   Michael Stich 4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 2. February 1993 Marseille, France Carpet (i)   Marc Rosset 2–6, 6–7(1–7)
Loss 3. July 1995 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Clay   Marcelo Ríos 4–6, 5–7, 4–6
Loss 4. August 1995 Long Island, USA Hard   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–7(0–7), 2–6
Loss 5. October 1995 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Jim Courier 7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 2–6, 5–7
Win 2. June 1996 Nottingham, UK Grass   Sandon Stolle 6–3, 7–6(7–0)
Loss 6. August 1996 New Haven, USA Hard   Alex O'Brien 6–7(6–8), 4–6
Loss 7. 13 October 1996 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i)   Boris Becker 4–6, 7–6(9–7), 2–6, 3–6
Loss 8. November 1997 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Jonas Björkman 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 2–6, 4–6
Win 3. March 1998 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Thomas Johansson 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Win 4. September 1998 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Greg Rusedski 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 18 (11–7)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. June 1991 Rosmalen, The Netherlands Grass   Richard Krajicek   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Paul Haarhuis
3–6, 6–7
Win 1. July 1991 Hilversum, The Netherlands Clay   Richard Krajicek   Francisco Clavet
  Magnus Gustafsson
7–5, 6–4
Loss 2. October 1991 Berlin, Germany Carpet (i)   Daniel Vacek   Petr Korda
  Karel Nováček
6–3, 5–7, 5–7
Win 2. March 1993 Miami, USA Hard   Richard Krajicek  Patrick McEnroe
  Jonathan Stark
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
Win 3. February 1994 Marseille, France Carpet (i)   Daniel Vacek   Martin Damm
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
6–7, 6–4, 6–1
Win 4. July 1994 Hilversum, The Netherlands Clay   Daniel Orsanic   David Adams
  Andrei Olhovskiy
6–4, 6–2
Loss 3. January 1995 Doha, Qatar Hard   Andrei Olhovskiy   Stefan Edberg
  Magnus Larsson
6–7, 2–6
Win 5. June 1995 Rosmalen, The Netherlands Grass   Richard Krajicek   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Andrei Olhovskiy
7–5, 6–3
Loss 4. July 1995 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Ellis Ferreira   Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Win 6. October 1995 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i)   Ellis Ferreira   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–4, 7–5
Win 7. January 1996 Sydney, Australia Hard   Ellis Ferreira   Patrick McEnroe
  Sandon Stolle
5–7, 6–4, 6–1
Win 8. April 1996 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Ellis Ferreira   Jonas Björkman
  Nicklas Kulti
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
Loss 5. January 1997 Sydney, Australia Hard   Paul Haarhuis   Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
4–6, 7–6, 3–6
Loss 6. March 1998 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet (i)   Brett Steven   Tom Kempers
  Menno Oosting
4–6, 6–7
Win 9. June 1998 Rosmalen, The Netherlands Grass   Guillaume Raoux   Joshua Eagle
  Andrew Florent
7–6, 6–2
Loss 7. October 1998 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Paul Haarhuis   Olivier Delaître
  Fabrice Santoro
2–6, 4–6
Win 10. June 1999 Rosmalen, The Netherlands Grass  Leander Paes   Ellis Ferreira
  David Rikl
cancelled (rain)
Win 11. May 2000 Orlando, USA Clay   Leander Paes   Justin Gimelstob
  Sébastien Lareau
6–3, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ABN-AMRO; Siemerink wins for home crowd". The New York Times. 9 March 1998.
  2. ^ Fred Buddenberg (11 December 2006). "Siemerink coach Davis Cup-team". Trouw (in Dutch).
  3. ^ "Haarhuis vervangt Siemerink na tien jaar als Davis Cup-captain". NU.nl (in Dutch). 16 December 2016.
  4. ^ Luigi Gatto (10 February 2018). "Former ATP top-15 Jan Siemerink becomes Ajax' team manager". Tennis World.

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