Jan Siemerink

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

Jan Siemerink
Jan Siemerink.jpg
Country (sports) Netherlands
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1970-04-14) 14 April 1970 (age 50)
Rijnsburg, Netherlands
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1989
Retired2002
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$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)

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 2006 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 wins, 8 losses)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 W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Apr 1991 Singapore Hard   Gilad Bloom 6–4, 6–3
Loss 1. Oct 1991 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i)   Michael Stich 4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 2. Feb 1993 Marseille, France Carpet (i)   Marc Rosset 2–6, 6–7(1–7)
Loss 3. Jul 1995 Amsterdam, Netherlands Clay   Marcelo Ríos 4–6, 5–7, 4–6
Loss 4. Aug 1995 Long Island, USA Hard   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–7(0–7), 2–6
Loss 5. Oct 1995 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Jim Courier 7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 2–6, 5–7
Win 2. Jun 1996 Nottingham, UK Grass   Sandon Stolle 6–3, 7–6(7–0)
Loss 6. Aug 1996 New Haven, USA Hard   Alex O'Brien 6–7(6–8), 4–6
Loss 7. Oct 1996 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i)   Boris Becker 4–6, 7–6(9–7), 2–6, 3–6
Loss 8. Nov 1997 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Jonas Björkman 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 2–6, 4–6
Win 3. Mar 1998 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Thomas Johansson 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Win 4. Sep 1998 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Greg Rusedski 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 18 (10–7)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Jun 1991 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass   Richard Krajicek   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Paul Haarhuis
3–6, 6–7
Win 1. Jul 1991 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Richard Krajicek   Francisco Clavet
  Magnus Gustafsson
7–5, 6–4
Loss 2. Oct 1991 Berlin, Germany Carpet (i)   Daniel Vacek   Petr Korda
  Karel Nováček
6–3, 5–7, 5–7
Win 2. Mar 1993 Miami, USA Hard   Richard Krajicek   Patrick McEnroe
  Jonathan Stark
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
Win 3. Feb 1994 Marseille, France Carpet (i)   Daniel Vacek   Martin Damm
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
6–7, 6–4, 6–1
Win 4. Jul 1994 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Daniel Orsanic   David Adams
  Andrei Olhovskiy
6–4, 6–2
Loss 3. Jan 1995 Doha, Qatar Hard   Andrei Olhovskiy   Stefan Edberg
  Magnus Larsson
6–7, 2–6
Win 5. Jun 1995 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass   Richard Krajicek   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Andrei Olhovskiy
7–5, 6–3
Loss 4. Jul 1995 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Ellis Ferreira   Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Win 6. Oct 1995 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i)   Ellis Ferreira   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–4, 7–5
Win 7. Jan 1996 Sydney, Australia Hard   Ellis Ferreira   Patrick McEnroe
  Sandon Stolle
5–7, 6–4, 6–1
Win 8. Apr 1996 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Ellis Ferreira   Jonas Björkman
  Nicklas Kulti
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
Loss 5. Jan 1997 Sydney, Australia Hard   Paul Haarhuis   Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
4–6, 7–6, 3–6
Loss 6. Mar 1998 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet (i)   Brett Steven   Tom Kempers
  Menno Oosting
4–6, 6–7
Win 9. Jun 1998 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass   Guillaume Raoux   Joshua Eagle
  Andrew Florent
7–6, 6–2
Loss 7. Oct 1998 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Paul Haarhuis   Olivier Delaître
  Fabrice Santoro
2–6, 4–6
Win - Jun 1999 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass   Leander Paes   Ellis Ferreira
  David Rikl
cancelled (rain)
Win 10. 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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