Jeffrey John Wolf
Jeffrey John "J. J." Wolf (born December 21, 1998) is an American professional tennis player. Wolf played collegiately at The Ohio State University. Wolf began playing semi-pro tennis in 2016 and three years later, in July 2019, signed with Topnotch Management to play professionally.
Wolf's Ohio State University Tennis Photo
|Full name||Jeffrey John Wolf|
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||December 21, 1998|
Indian Hill, Ohio
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two handed-backhand)|
|College||Ohio State University|
|Prize money||$134,556 |
|Highest ranking||No. 144 (2 March 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 144 (16 March 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q2 (2020)|
|US Open||Q1 (2019)|
|Highest ranking||No. 606 (16 March 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||1R (2016)|
|Last updated on: 22 March 2020.|
Wolf was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended Cincinnati Country Day School in Indian Hill, Ohio. In 2016, as the nation's third ranked recruit, he committed to playing collegiate tennis for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
On the junior tour, Wolf has a career high ranking of 18 achieved on 16 May 2016.
As of April 23, 2019 Wolf is the #1 ranked college player in the U.S.
Wolf made his Grand Slam main draw debut at the 2016 US Open in the doubles event, partnering John McNally. He received a wild card to play in the men's singles qualifying competition for the 2017 U.S. Open, but did not win a set.
On August 12th, 2018, Wolf defeated world No. 85 Jozef Kovalik in the first round of qualifying at the 2018 Western and Southern Open in Mason, Ohio. Wolf won the match 7-6, 7-6. This upset marked Wolf's first win against an ATP top 100 player.
Wolf turned professional in July of 2019 and signed with Topnotch Management. 
On September 22nd Wolf made it to the finals of the Columbus 3 Challenger event losing to Peter Polansky 6-3 7-6. He beat fellow rising American Michael Mmoh in the round of 16 and No. 1 seeded Emilio Gómez in the semi-finals. 
Wolf reached a career high of 189 in the ATP Singles Rankings on November 18th, 2019 after winning the 2019 Champaign Challenger, defeating Sebastian Korda 6-4, 6-7, 7-6 in a tight two-and-a-half hour match. In January 2020 he started the year by winning the ATP Challenger Tour final in Noumea, defeating Yuichi Sugita in the final.
Challenger and Futures finalsEdit
Singles: 5 (5–1)Edit
|Win||1–0||Oct 2017||USA F34, Harlingen||Futures||Hard||Evan Zhu||6–7(1–7), 6–1, 6–2|
|Win||2–0||Jan 2019||Columbus, USA||Challenger||Hard (i)||Mikael Torpegaard||6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–4|
|Loss||2–1||Sep 2019||Columbus, USA||Challenger||Hard (i)||Peter Polansky||3-6, 6–7(4–7)|
|Win||3–1||Nov 2019||Champaign, USA||Challenger||Hard (i)||Sebastian Korda||6–4, 6–7(3–7), 7–6(8–6)|
|Win||4–1||Jan 2020||Noumea, USA||Challenger||Hard||Yūichi Sugita||6–2, 6-2|
|Win||5–1||Mar 2020||Columbus, USA||Challenger||Hard (i)||Denis Istomin||6–4, 6-2|
- "Jeffrey John Wolf". ATP Tour, Inc. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
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- "Big Ten Men's Tennis All-Conference Teams and Individual Awards Announced". BIG TEN Men's Tennis. BIG TEN. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
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- "Kypson Digs Deep For Second Kalamazoo Title". Tennis Recruiting Network. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
- Brennan, Patrick (August 12, 2018). "Cincinnati Country Day's J.J. Wolf Scores Upset at Western & Southern Open". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
- "JJ Wolf Signs With Topnotch Management". Cracked Racquets. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
- "Polansky Takes Columbus Challenger Title". Retrieved 25 September 2019.
- "ATP Singles Rankings". Retrieved 25 September 2019.
- "JJ Wolf Wins Champaign Challenger". Ohio State University. Retrieved 17 November 2019.