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.[2] Wolf began playing semi-pro tennis in 2016 and three years later, in July 2019, signed with Topnotch Management to play professionally.[3]

Jeffrey John Wolf
JJ Wolf Tennis Photo.jpg
Wolf's Ohio State University Tennis Photo
Full nameJeffrey John Wolf
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceCincinnati, Ohio
Born (1998-12-21) December 21, 1998 (age 21)
Indian Hill, Ohio
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
PlaysRight-handed (two handed-backhand)
CollegeOhio State University
Prize money$134,556 [1]
Singles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 144 (2 March 2020)
Current rankingNo. 144 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2020)
US OpenQ1 (2019)
Doubles
Career record0–1
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 606 (16 March 2020)
Current rankingsingles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open1R (2016)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

Early yearsEdit

Wolf was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended Cincinnati Country Day School in Indian Hill, Ohio.[4] In 2016, as the nation's third ranked recruit, he committed to playing collegiate tennis for the Ohio State Buckeyes.[5]

On the junior tour, Wolf has a career high ranking of 18 achieved on 16 May 2016.

CollegeEdit

In his first season, at Ohio State University, Wolf was named 2017 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and First-Team All Big Ten. [6]

As of April 23, 2019 Wolf is the #1 ranked college player in the U.S.[7]

In 2019, Wolf had a combined record of 45-3 between singles and doubles matchplay.[8] On April 25, 2019, Wolf was named Big Ten Men's Tennis Athlete of the Year.[9]

Professional CareerEdit

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.[10]

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.[11] 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. [12]

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. [13]

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.[14][15] 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

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (4–1)
ITF Futures Tour (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jeffrey John Wolf". ATP Tour, Inc. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  2. ^ "JJ Wolf - Player Profile". Ohio State Buckeyes. The Ohio State University. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "JJ Wolf Signs With Topnotch Management". Cracked Racquets. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  4. ^ "JJ Wolf - Player Information". Tennis Recruiting Network. Tennis Recruiting Network.
  5. ^ Jones, Ali (April 25, 2016). "JJ Wolf Stays Home at Ohio State". tennisrecruiting.net. Tennis Recruiting Network. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "Big Ten Men's Tennis All-Conference Teams and Individual Awards Announced". BIG TEN Men's Tennis. BIG TEN. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
  7. ^ "ITA Men's Singles Rankings". Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Men's Tennis Season Statistics". Ohio State Buckeyes. The Ohio State University. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Big Ten Men's Tennis All-Conference Teams and Individual Awards Announced". BIGTen. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Kypson Digs Deep For Second Kalamazoo Title". Tennis Recruiting Network. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "JJ Wolf Signs With Topnotch Management". Cracked Racquets. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Polansky Takes Columbus Challenger Title". Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  14. ^ "ATP Singles Rankings". Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  15. ^ "JJ Wolf Wins Champaign Challenger". Ohio State University. Retrieved 17 November 2019.

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