Jarkko Kalervo Nieminen (born 23 July 1981) is a Finnish former professional tennis player. His highest ranking of world No. 13, achieved in July 2006, is a Finnish record. He has won two ATP singles titles and five doubles titles in his career. His best performances in Grand Slam tournaments have been reaching the quarterfinals of the 2005 US Open, the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2008 Australian Open.

Jarkko Nieminen
Country (sports) Finland
ResidenceMasku, Finland
Born (1981-07-23) 23 July 1981 (age 42)
Masku, Finland
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2000
Retired9 November 2015 (last match played in July 2016)
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$7,743,345
Singles
Career record408–348
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 13 (10 July 2006)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQF (2008)
French Open4R (2003)
WimbledonQF (2006)
US OpenQF (2005)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2004, 2012)
Doubles
Career record151–193
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 42 (28 January 2008)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2010)
French Open2R (2003, 2008, 2014)
Wimbledon2R (2007)
US OpenQF (2008)
Mixed doubles
Career record1–1
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Wimbledon2R (2007)
Team competitions
Davis CupPO (1999, 2002)

Statistically Finland's best player to date, Nieminen is also the first and so far only Finnish player to have won an ATP singles title and to have reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam singles event. He is also notable for winning the shortest recorded Masters Tour tennis match in Open Era history, defeating Bernard Tomic in just 28 minutes and 20 seconds in the first round of the 2014 Sony Open Tennis.[1] He was ranked inside the Top 75 11 times in 14 years (2001 to 2014).[2]

On 23 June 2015, he announced his retirement from professional tennis at the end of the season, playing 2015 Stockholm Open as his last event.

His wife, Anu Nieminen, is Finland's top-ranked badminton women's single player.[2]

In April 2016, it was announced that Nieminen will compete in floorball in season 2016–2017 at Finnish Salibandyliiga representing SC Classic.[3]

Junior career

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As a junior Nieminen reached as high as No. 9 in the world in 1999 (and No. 20 in doubles), and won the 1999 Jr US Open.[2]

Career highlights

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1999

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2000

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2001: Breaking the top 100

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2002: Breaking the top 50

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2003

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2004

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  • Represented Finland at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, losing to Max Mirnyi in the second round.
  • Finished in the top 100 for the fourth consecutive year, despite missing nearly three months due to injury.

2005

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  • Defeated world no. 7 Andre Agassi in a first round five-setter at the 2005 French Open.
  • Was defeated in five sets by Lleyton Hewitt in the quarterfinals of the 2005 U.S. Open, having become the first Finn to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal.

2006: First ATP title

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2007: 200 wins

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2008

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2009

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  • Defeated top seed Novak Djokovic in the 2009 Medibank International semifinal, 6–4, 7–6. He lost to David Nalbandian in the final, 4–6, 7–6, 2–6.
  • Withdrew from the 2009 Australian Open halfway through his first-round clash with 28th seed Paul-Henri Mathieu.
  • Underwent surgery for a wrist injury and sidelined for three months, thus missing Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
  • Returned to professional tennis at the New Haven tournament in the US in August.
  • Defeated Frenchman Stéphane Robert in the ATP Challenger tournament final in Jersey, United Kingdom in November.

2010

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2011: 300 wins

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  • Reached his 11th career ATP final in Stockholm, losing to Gaël Monfils.

2012: 2nd ATP Title

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2013

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2014

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2015: 400 wins and retirement

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At Wimbledon, Nieminen, who had already announced his retirement at the end of the season, played Lleyton Hewitt in the first round, with Hewitt also stating his intention to retire before the 2016 event. Nieminen earned his first win over Hewitt in five gruelling sets. At the US Open, Nieminen faced Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first round, with Tsonga prevailing in straight sets despite Jarkko's best efforts. Afterwards, he confirmed that this was his last match at a grand slam.

Nieminen played his final ATP match on 20 October at the 2015 Stockholm Open, losing 6–3, 6–7, 4–6 to Nicolás Almagro. Jarkko had match points in the second-set tiebreaker but narrowly missed one and was very unlucky to lose the other. Fellow Scandinavian tennis player Robin Söderling was in attendance to pay tribute to Jarkko and the Finn was visibly moved as he gave his farewell speech.[7] His final official match was against his old friend and rival Roger Federer at the Hartwall Arena, Helsinki on the ninth of November.

2016: Comeback at the Davis Cup

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Nieminen came out of retirement in order to play for his country at the Davis Cup against Zimbabwe. He won his singles tie with a so-called triple bagel with a victory over Courtney John Lock, making him the first player to win by such a scoreline at any tournament since 2011, and one of two players to accomplish the feat on that day (Emilio Gómez of Ecuador earned a triple-bagel victory over Adam Hornby of Barbados at Davis Cup competition elsewhere).[8]

ATP career finals

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Singles: 13 (2 titles, 11 runner-ups)

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Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
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 (2–11)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–7)
Clay (0–4)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (2–6)
Indoor (0–5)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2001 Stockholm Open, Sweden International Hard (i)   Sjeng Schalken 6–3, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Apr 2002 Estoril Open, Portugal International Clay   David Nalbandian 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 0–3 May 2002 Majorca Open, Spain International Clay   Gastón Gaudio 2–6, 3–6
Loss 0–4 May 2003 Bavarian Championships, Germany International Clay   Roger Federer 1–6, 4–6
Win 1–4 Jan 2006 Auckland Open, New Zealand International Hard   Mario Ančić 6–2, 6–2
Loss 1–5 Oct 2006 Stockholm Open, Sweden International Hard (i)   James Blake 4–6, 2–6
Loss 1–6 Oct 2007 Swiss Indoors, Switzerland International Hard (i)   Roger Federer 3–6, 4–6
Loss 1–7 Jan 2008 Adelaide International, Australia International Hard   Michaël Llodra 3–6, 4–6
Loss 1–8 Jan 2009 Sydney International, Australia 250 Series Hard   David Nalbandian 3–6, 7–6(11–9), 2–6
Loss 1–9 Oct 2010 Thailand Open, Thailand 250 Series Hard (i)   Guillermo García López 4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 1–10 Oct 2011 Stockholm Open, Sweden 250 Series Hard (i)   Gaël Monfils 5–7, 6–3, 2–6
Win 2–10 Jan 2012 Sydney International, Australia 250 Series Hard   Julien Benneteau 6–2, 7–5
Loss 2–11 May 2013 Düsseldorf Open, Germany 250 Series Clay   Juan Mónaco 4–6, 3–6

Doubles: 9 (5 titles, 4 runner-ups)

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Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
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 (5–4)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–4)
Clay (4–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (5–1)
Indoor (0–3)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2003 Thailand Open, Thailand International Hard (i)   Andrew Kratzmann   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 1–1 Sep 2007 Mumbai Open, India International Hard   Robert Lindstedt   Rohan Bopanna
  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–5)
Loss 1–2 Feb 2009 Pacific Coast Championships, US 250 Series Hard (i)   Rohan Bopanna   Tommy Haas
  Radek Štěpánek
2–6, 3–6
Win 2–2 Aug 2010 Swiss Open, Switzerland 250 Series Clay   Johan Brunström   Marcelo Melo
  Bruno Soares
6–3, 6–7(4–7), [11–9]
Loss 2–3 Oct 2010 Stockholm Open, Sweden 250 Series Hard (i)   Johan Brunström   Eric Butorac
  Jean-Julien Rojer
3–6, 4–6
Loss 2–4 Jan 2012 Sydney International, Australia 250 Series Hard   Matthew Ebden   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
1–6, 4–6
Win 3–4 May 2013 Bavarian Championships, Germany 250 Series Clay   Dmitry Tursunov   Marcos Baghdatis
  Eric Butorac
6–1, 6–4
Win 4–4 Aug 2014 Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria 250 Series Clay   Henri Kontinen   Daniele Bracciali
  Andrey Golubev
6–1, 6–4
Win 5–4 Mar 2015 Argentina Open, Argentina 250 Series Clay   André Sá   Pablo Andújar
  Oliver Marach
4–6, 6–4, [10–7]

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

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Singles: 15 (10–5)

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Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (10–4)
ITF Futures Tour (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (4–2)
Clay (5–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2001 Wolfsburg, Germany Challenger Carpet   Andy Fahlke 3–6, 6–2, 7–5
Loss 1–1 May 2001 Great Britain F5, Newcastle Futures Clay   Sébastien de Chaunac 4–6, 2–6
Loss 1–2 May 2001 Budapest, Hungary Challenger Clay   Giorgio Galimberti 4–6, 7–5, 1–6
Win 2–2 Jul 2001 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay   Mattias Hellstrom 6–1, 6-0
Win 3–2 Aug 2001 Córdoba, Spain Challenger Hard   Paul-Henri Mathieu 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Win 4–2 Sep 2001 Maia, Portugsl Challenger Clay   Feliciano López 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Win 5–2 Jul 2002 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay   Richard Gasquet 7–5, 7-6(7–2)
Win 6–2 Nov 2002 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard   Lovro Zovko 7–5, 4–6, 7–5
Win 7–2 Jun 2005 Prostějov, Czech Republic Challenger Clay   Ivo Minář 6–1, 6-3
Win 8–2 Nov 2009 Jersey, Great Britain Challenger Hard   Stéphane Robert 4–6, 6–1, 7–5
Loss 8–3 Dec 2009 Salzburg, Austria Challenger Hard   Michael Berrer 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 4-6
Win 9–3 Mar 2010 Marrakesh, Morocco Challenger Clay   Alexandr Dolgopolov 6–3, 6-2
Loss 9–4 Nov 2012 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard   Lukáš Lacko 3-6, 4-6
Win 10–4 Nov 2013 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard   Ričardas Berankis 6-3, 6-1
Loss 10–5 Jul 2014 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay   David Goffin 6–7(3–7), 3–6

Doubles: 14 (6–8)

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Legend (doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (4–6)
ITF Futures Tour (2–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–3)
Clay (3–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–2)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 1999 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay   Timo Nieminen   Petr Dezort
  Radomír Vašek
1–6, 1–6
Win 1–1 Mar 2000 Japan F2, Shirako Futures Carpet   Scott Barron   Mitsura Takada
  Akira Matsushita
6–3, 6–3
Win 2–1 May 2000 Austria F2, Telfs Futures Clay   Scott Barron   Stefan Leiner
  Patrick Sommer
7–6(7–2), 6–1
Loss 2–2 Jun 2000 Ireland F1, Dublin Futures Carpet   Kristian Pless   Gilles Elseneer
  Jean-Michel Pequery
6–7(2–7), 6–4, 3-6
Win 3–2 Jul 2000 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay   Ville Liukko   Steven Randjelovic
  Dušan Vemić
6–0, 4–6, 6–3
Loss 3–3 Oct 2000 Finland F2, Helsinki Futures Carpet   Tero Vilen   Karol Beck
  Igor Zelenay
2–6, 4–6
Loss 3–4 Jul 2001 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay   Tuomas Ketola   Stephen Huss
  Lee Pearson
5–7, 7–6(7–5), 4-6
Win 4–4 Sep 2001 Budapest, Hungary Challenger Clay   Oliver Marach   Yuriy Schukin
  Orest Tereshchuk
6–2, 6-2
Loss 4–5 Jul 2002 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay   Tuomas Ketola   Doug Bohaboy
  Nick Rainey
4–6, 2–6
Loss 4–6 Nov 2009 Jersey, United Kingdom Challenger Hard   Henri Kontinen   Frederik Nielsen
  Joseph Sirianni
5–7, 6–3, [2–10]
Loss 4–7 Nov 2009 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard   Henri Kontinen   Rohan Bopanna
  Aisam Qureshi
2–6, 6–7(7–9)
Loss 4–8 Nov 2010 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard   Henri Kontinen   Dustin Brown
  Martin Emmrich
6–7(17–19), 6–0, [7–10]
Win 5–8 Nov 2013 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard   Henri Kontinen   Dustin Brown
  Philipp Marx
7–5, 5–7, [10–5]
Win 6–8 Nov 2014 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard   Henri Kontinen   Jonathan Marray
  Philipp Petzschner
7–6(7–2), 6–4

Junior Grand Slam finals

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Singles: 1 (1 title)

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Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1999 US Open Hard   Kristian Pless 6–7, 6–3, 6–4

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

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Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1999 Wimbledon Grass   Todor Enev   Guillermo Coria
  David Nalbandian
5–7, 4–6

Performance timelines

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Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.

Singles

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Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 3R 2R 3R 3R 2R QF 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R 17–14 54.84
French Open A 3R 4R A 2R 1R 3R 3R A 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 13–12 52.00
Wimbledon A 2R 3R A 1R QF 3R 2R A 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 14–12 53.85
US Open Q3 1R 2R 1R QF 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 10–14 41.67
Win–loss 0–0 3–4 8–4 1–2 7–4 6–4 5–4 9–4 1–2 2–4 0–4 3–4 3–4 3–4 3–4 54–52 50.94
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A 1R 2R 2R QF 3R 2R 2R A 2R 1R 3R 3R 2R 12–12 50.00
Miami Masters A 2R 3R 2R 2R 3R 4R 2R 2R A 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 11–13 45.83
Monte Carlo Masters A A 3R 2R A 1R 1R 2R Q2 1R 2R 2R QF 1R Q1 9–9 50.00
Rome Masters A A 3R A A 2R 1R 1R A Q2 3R 1R 1R A A 5–7 41.67
Madrid Masters A 2R 1R Q1 A 1R 1R 2R A A A A A 3R A 4–6 40.00
Canada Masters A 2R 1R A A QF 2R 1R A 1R 1R A 1R A A 5–8 38.46
Cincinnati Masters A 3R 2R A A 1R 3R 1R A Q2 Q1 1R 2R A A 6–7 46.15
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series A A A 1R 1R A A 0–2 00.00
Paris Masters A 2R 1R A 1R QF 2R 1R A 2R Q2 A 1R Q2 A 5–8 38.46
Hamburg Masters A A 2R A A 3R 3R 2R Not Masters Series 6–4 60.00
Win–loss 0–0 6–5 7–9 1–2 2–3 12–9 9–9 3–9 2–2 1–3 4–5 1–6 8–8 5–4 2–2 63–76 45.32
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–13 15.38
Year End Ranking 61 40 36 77 28 15 27 37 88 39 77 41 39 73 153 $7,743,345

Doubles

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Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R A 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R SF 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 11–11 50.00
French Open 2R A A 1R 1R 2R A 1R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 3–9 25.00
Wimbledon 1R A A 1R 2R A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 1–8 11.11
US Open A A 1R 3R 2R QF 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 8–10 44.44
Win–loss 1–3 0–0 1–1 3–4 2–4 5–3 2–2 5–4 1–4 0–4 1–3 2–4 0–2 23–38 37.70

Best Grand Slam results details

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Record against top 10 players

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Nieminen's record against those who have been ranked in the top 10, with active players in boldface.

Player Years MP Record Win% Hard Grass Clay Carpet Last Match
Number 1 ranked players
  Andre Agassi 2003–05 2 1–1 50% 0–1 1–0 Won (7–5, 4–6, 6–7(6–8), 6–1, 6–0) at 2005 French Open 1R
  Novak Djokovic 2006–15 7 1–6 14% 1–2 0–1 0–3 Lost (4–6, 2–6, 3–6) at 2015 Wimbledon 2R
  Roger Federer 2002–15 15 0–15 0% 0–10 0–1 0–3 0–1 Lost (2–6, 5–7) at 2015 Istanbul 2R
  Juan Carlos Ferrero 2002–10 5 1–4 20% 0–1 1–3 Lost (2–6, 6–3, 4–6) at 2010 Hamburg 3R
  Lleyton Hewitt 2002–15 6 1–5 17% 0–3 1–0 0–1 0–1 Won (3–6, 6–3, 4–6, 6–0, 11–9) at 2015 Wimbledon 1R
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov 2003 4 3–1 75% 1–0 2–0 0–1 Won (6–4, 0–1 ret.) at 2003 Munich SF
  Carlos Moyá 2003–05 2 1–1 50% 1–0 0–1 Lost (5–7, 7–5, 2–6) at 2005 Barcelona 2R
  Andy Murray 2006–12 5 0–5 0% 0–2 0–2 0–1 Lost (2–6, 4–6) at 2012 Summer Olympics 2R
  Rafael Nadal 2005–14 8 0–8 0% 0–1 0–1 0–6 Lost (1–6, 4–6) at 2014 Madrid 3R
  Marcelo Ríos 2002 1 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (7–6(7–5), 3–6, 7–6(7–4)) at 2002 Moscow 1R
  Andy Roddick 2010 2 0–2 0% 0–2 Lost (1–6, 4–6) at 2010 Paris 2R
  Marat Safin 2002–07 8 2–6 25% 1–4 1–2 Lost (7–5, 3–6, 2–6) at 2007 Monte Carlo 1R
  Pete Sampras 2002 2 0–2 0% 0–2 Lost (6–4, 3–6, 2–6) at 2002 Miami 2R
Number 2 ranked players
  Àlex Corretja 2003 1 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–4, 6–0) at 2003 Rotterdam 1R
  Tommy Haas 2002–13 4 1–3 25% 1–2 0–1 Won (7–6(7–3), 4–6, 6–3, 4–6, 8–6) at 2013 Australian Open 1R
  Goran Ivanišević 2002 1 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (6–7(5–7), 3–6) at 2002 Auckland 1R
  Magnus Norman 2002 1 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (7–5, 6–2) at 2002 Amersfoort 2R
Number 3 ranked players
  Marin Čilić 2008–12 2 1–1 50% 1–0 0–1 Won (6–3, 3–6, 6–2) at 2012 Delray Beach 1R
  Guillermo Coria 2003 2 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 Lost (3–6, 4–6) at 2003 Hamburg 2R
  Nikolay Davydenko 2003–13 7 3–4 43% 2–2 1–2 Won (6–3, 7–6(10–8)) at 2013 Montpellier 2R
  Juan Martín del Potro 2008–13 5 1–4 20% 0–4 1–0 Won (6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)) at 2013 Monte Carlo 3R
  Grigor Dimitrov 2009 1 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–0, 6–2) at 2009 Stockholm 1R
  David Ferrer 2011 3 1–2 33% 1–1 0–1 Lost (3–6, 3–6, 1–6) at 2011 French Open 1R
  Ivan Ljubičić 2007–10 2 0–2 0% 0–2 Lost (6–4, 3–6, 6–7(6–8)) at 2010 Montpellier QF
  David Nalbandian 2002–13 13 5–8 38% 5–6 0–2 Won (2–6, 6–4, 6–3) at 2013 Miami 1R
  Milos Raonic 2012–13 2 2–0 100% 1–0 1–0 Won (6–3, 1–6, 7–6(7–3)) at 2013 Monte Carlo 2R
  Dominic Thiem 2011–14 2 1–1 50% 1–1 Lost (4–6, 6–4, 4–6) at 2014 Rotterdam 1R
  Stan Wawrinka 2009–15 3 1–2 33% 1–2 Lost (4–6, 2–6, 4–6) at 2015 Australian Open 3R
  Alexander Zverev 2015 1 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (4–6, 4–6) at 2015 Halle 1R
Number 4 ranked players
  Tomáš Berdych 2007–13 8 1–7 13% 1–4 0–1 0–2 Lost (3–6, 2–6) at 2013 Cincinnati 2R
  Jonas Björkman 2000 1 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (4–6, 7–5, 3–6) at 2000 Stockholm 1R
  James Blake 2003–11 8 2–6 25% 2–6 Won (7–6(7–5), 5–7, 6–2) at 2011 Stockholm SF
  Thomas Enqvist 2001 1 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (7–6(7–4), 6–3) at 2001 Stockholm SF
  Sébastien Grosjean 2002–06 2 1–1 50% 0–1 1–0 Won (6–2, 6–1) at 2006 Rome 1R
  Tim Henman 2005 1 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (6–3, 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 5–7, 2–6) at 2005 Wimbledon 1R
  Kei Nishikori 2014 1 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (3–6, 6–4, 2–6) at 2014 Kuala Lumpur SF
  Nicolas Kiefer 2008 1 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (3–6, 2–6) at 2008 Miami 2R
  Richard Krajicek 2002–03 2 2–0 100% 1–0 1–0 Won (7–6(9–7), 7–5) at 2003 Milan QF
  Todd Martin 2002–04 2 0–2 0% 0–2 Lost (3–6, 7–5, 5–7) at 2004 Miami 2R
  Greg Rusedski 2003–06 2 1–1 50% 1–0 0–1 Won (7–6(7–2), 6–4) at 2006 New Haven 2R
  Robin Söderling 2008 1 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (3–6, 7–5, 5–7) at 2008 Marseille 1R
Number 5 ranked players
  Kevin Anderson 2008–13 4 0–4 0% 0–4 Lost (3–6, 1–6) at 2013 Indian Wells 3R
  Gastón Gaudio 2002–03 3 0–3 0% 0–1 0–2 Lost (6–3, 5–7, 2–6) at 2003 Madrid 1R
  Fernando González 2003–08 6 1–5 17% 1–2 0–3 Lost (5–7, 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 1–6) at 2008 US Open 3R
  Jiří Novák 2005 1 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (2–6, 6–2, 7–6(10–8)) at 2005 Stuttgart 3R
  Tommy Robredo 2002–12 8 1–7 13% 1–4 0–2 0–1 Lost (2–6, 4–6) at 2012 Tokyo 1R
  Andrey Rublev 2015 1 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7)) at 2015 Geneva 1R
  Rainer Schüttler 2002–09 9 5–4 56% 3–4 2–0 Lost (6–4, 2–6, 3–6) at 2009 Miami 2R
  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2008–15 8 2–6 25% 2–5 0–1 Lost (3–6, 1–6, 1–6) at 2015 US Open 1R
Number 6 ranked players
  Albert Costa 2004 1 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–2, 6–1) at 2004 Rotterdam 2R
  Karol Kučera 2003–05 2 2–0 100% 2–0 Won (6–1, 3–1 ret.) at 2005 Bangkok 1R
  Nicolás Lapentti 2002 1 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)) at 2002 French Open 1R
  Gaël Monfils 2011–14 4 0–4 0% 0–4 Lost (2–6, 6–3, 1–6) at 2014 Montpellier SF
  Gilles Simon 2006–13 5 2–3 40% 1–1 1–2 Lost (6–4, 4–6, 4–6) at 2013 Bucharest 2R
Number 7 ranked players
  Mario Ančić 2005–06 3 3–0 100% 2–0 1–0 Won (7–5, 7–6(7–5)) at 2006 Rotterdam 1R
  Mardy Fish 2008–13 2 2–0 100% 2–0 Won (7–5, 6–7(3–7), 3–2 ret.) at 2013 Winston-Salem 2R
  Richard Gasquet 2006–13 6 1–5 17% 1–5 Lost (3–6, 6–3, 2–6) at 2013 Montpellier SF
  David Goffin 2013–14 2 1–1 50% 1–1 Lost (4–6, 6–4, 4–6) at 2014 Winston-Salem 3R
  Thomas Johansson 2001–08 3 1–2 33% 1–2 Lost (6–4, 4–6, 4–6) at 2008 Summer Olympics 1R
  Fernando Verdasco 2003–14 8 3–5 38% 2–5 1–0 Lost (3–6, 4–6) at 2014 Stockholm 2R
Number 8 ranked players
  Marcos Baghdatis 2006–09 6 3–3 50% 3–2 0–1 Lost (5–7, 3–6, 6–3, 4–6) at 2009 Davis Cup 3R
  Guillermo Cañas 2007 1 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–4, 3–6, 7–5) at 2007 Basel 2R
  John Isner 2007–14 5 0–5 0% 0–4 0–1 Lost (6–7(17–19), 6–7(3–7), 5–7) at 2014 Wimbledon 2R
  Jürgen Melzer 2003–10 4 4–0 100% 2–0 1–0 1–0 Won (6–3, 7–6(7–4)) at 2010 Bangkok QF
  Mark Philippoussis 2006 1 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–4, 7–6(7–3)) at 2006 Miami 2R
  Radek Štěpánek 2003–12 8 4–4 50% 2–2 2–2 Won (6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)) at 2012 Monte Carlo 1R
  Janko Tipsarević 2006 1 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (7–5, 6–2) at 2006 St. Petersburg 1R
  Mikhail Youzhny 2006–13 5 1–4 20% 1–2 0–1 0–1 Lost (5–7, 7–6(7–4), 4–6) at 2013 Valencia QF
Number 9 ranked players
  Nicolás Almagro 2005–15 6 1–5 17% 0–2 0–1 1–2 Lost (6–3, 6–7(6–8), 4–6) at 2015 Stockholm 1R
  Roberto Bautista Agut 2013–14 2 1–1 50% 0–1 1–0 Lost (2–6, 6–4, 6–7(6–8)) at 2014 Indian Wells 3R
  Fabio Fognini 2009–14 2 1–1 50% 1–1 Lost (5–7, 4–6, 6–3, 2–6) at 2014 Australian Open 2R
  Joachim Johansson 2006 1 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (7–6(10–8), 6–7(5–7), 6–3) at 2006 Stockholm SF
  Nicolás Massú 2004–06 4 3–1 75% 3–1 Lost (3–6, 4–6) at 2006 New Haven 3R
  Mariano Puerta 2005 1 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–4, 7–6(7–1)) at 2005 Sopot 1R
  Marc Rosset 2003 1 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (5–7, 5–7) at 2003 London 2R
  Paradorn Srichaphan 2002–06 5 3–2 60% 2–2 1–0 Lost (6–7(3–7), 6–3, 5–7) at 2006 Indian Wells QF
Number 10 ranked players
  Arnaud Clément 2003–08 2 2–0 100% 2–0 Won (6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–2) at 2008 Stockholm 2R
  Ernests Gulbis 2008–13 5 0–5 0% 0–3 0–2 Lost (2–6, 6–7(6–8)) at 2013 Rome 1R
  Juan Mónaco 2006–15 7 3–4 43% 3–0 0–4 Lost (1–6, 6–7(4–7)) at 2015 Rio de Janeiro 2R
Total 2000–15 291 96–195 33% 67–125
(35%)
2–14
(13%)
23–51
(31%)
4–5
(44%)
* Statistics correct as of 2 May 2022.

Top 10 wins

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Singles

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  • He has a 11–77 record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
Wins 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 11
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score JNR
2002
1.   Marat Safin 7 Estoril, Portugal Clay QF 4–6, 7–5, 6–3 66
2003
2.   Paradorn Srichaphan 10 Rome, Italy Clay 1R 6–1, 6–2 35
3.   Carlos Moyá 6 Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) QF 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–4 37
2004
4.   David Nalbandian 8 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard 1R 6–3, 6–4 34
2005
5.   Andre Agassi 7 French Open, Paris, France Clay 1R 7–5, 4–6, 6–7(6–8), 6–1, 6–0 95
2007
6.   Tommy Robredo 7 Cincinnati, United States Hard 2R 6–4, 6–1 28
7.   Fernando González 8 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) QF 6–3, 7–5 29
2009
-   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6 Sydney, Australia Hard QF Walkover 40
8.   Novak Djokovic 3 Sydney, Australia Hard SF 6–4, 7–6(7–3) 40
2010
9.   Tomáš Berdych 6 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) 2R 6–1, 6–4 45
2011
10.   David Ferrer 6 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) 1R 6–3, 6–4 43
2013
11.   Juan Martín del Potro 7 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 3R 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–4) 49

Doubles

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  • He has a 12–41 record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Wins 1 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 12
# Opponents Rank Event Surface Rd Score Partner JNR
2003
1.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  David Prinosil
9
41
Munich, Germany Clay QF 6–1 ret.   Paradorn Srichaphan 120
2007
2.   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
3
3
Indian Wells, United States Hard 1R 6–4, 6–4   Robert Lindstedt 73
3.   Fabrice Santoro
  Nenad Zimonjić
11
9
Monte-Carlo, Monaco Clay 2R 3–6, 6–0, [10–8]   Andrei Pavel 66
4.   Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi
4
3
Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass 1R 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–5, 6–3   Robert Lindstedt 54
2008
5.   Simon Aspelin
  Julian Knowle
8
6
Australian Open, Australia Hard 1R 6–4, 4–6, 6–2   Robert Lindstedt 46
6.   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
6
6
Rome, Italy Clay 2R 7–6(8–6), 6–3   Jordan Kerr 61
7.   Daniel Nestor
  Nenad Zimonjić
1
4
US Open, New York, United States Hard 3R 6–4, 6–7(11–13), 6–2   Robert Lindstedt 77
2009
8.   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
1
1
San Jose, United States Hard (i) QF 6–4, 4–6, [10–5]   Rohan Bopanna 80
2010
9.   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Max Mirnyi
7
11
Australian Open, Australia Hard 1R 6–4, 6–4   Michael Kohlmann 128
2011
10.   Michaël Llodra
  Nenad Zimonjić
18
4
Rome, Italy Clay QF 6–4, 6–3   Carlos Berlocq 112
2012
11.   Max Mirnyi
  Daniel Nestor
3
3
Sydney, Australia Hard QF 0–6, 6–4, [10–4]   Matthew Ebden 156
2013
12.   Marcel Granollers
  Marc López
7
6
Valencia, Spain Hard (i) 1R 6–2, 3–6, [10–6]   Dmitry Tursunov 116

Records

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  • These records were attained in the Open Era of tennis.
Tournament Year Record accomplished Player tied
Sony Open Tennis 2014 Won the shortest recorded tennis match in Open Era history (28m20s)[5][6] Stands alone

References

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  1. ^ "Bernard Tomic thrashed by Jarkko Nieminen in shortest-ever ATP match at Miami Masters". ABC. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Jarkko Nieminen Bio". ATP World Tour. ATP. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Jarkko Nieminen pelaamaan salibandya Tampereen Classiciin!". floorball.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  4. ^ Parsons, John (2003). The Official Wimbledon Annual 2003. 2 Puddle Dock London: Hazelton Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-903135-29-X.
  5. ^ a b Courtney Nguyen (21 March 2014). "Better ways for Bernard Tomic to spend 28 minutes and 20 seconds of his time". Sports Illustrated.
  6. ^ a b "Bernard Tomic KO'd quickly in return". ESPN. 21 March 2014.
  7. ^ James Buddell (21 October 2015). "Emotional Nieminen Calls It A Career In Stockholm". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  8. ^ Tandon, Kamakshi (5 March 2016). "Nieminen comes out of retirement for Davis Cup to score triple bagel win". Tennis.com. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
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