Joost Winnink

Joost Winnink (born 30 June 1971) is a former professional tennis player from the Netherlands.

Joost Winnink
Country (sports)Netherlands Netherlands
Born (1971-06-30) 30 June 1971 (age 48)
Peize, Netherlands
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$242,379
Singles
Career record8-15
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 152 (27 Nov 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open2R (1995)
Doubles
Career record11-20
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 101 (10 Apr 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1996)
French Open1R (1995)
Wimbledon1R (1995)
US Open2R (1995)

CareerEdit

Winnink, and his partner Filip Dewulf, reached the semi-finals of the 1994 Monte Carlo Open, but his best result on the ATP Tour was when he finished runner-up at the 1995 South African Open, also in the doubles.

In 1994 at the "Melkhuisje" (in his home country) Winnink upset the gravel specialist Àlex Corretja in straight sets.

At the 1995 Eurocard Open, a Masters Series event, Winnink upset countryman and world number 21 Paul Haarhuis in straight sets, dropping just two games. He also reached the quarter-finals of the Czech Indoor tournament that year, en route defeating Javier Frana and David Prinosil, both top 100 players.[1]

He competed in the singles draw of a Grand Slam just once. This was at the 1995 US Open where he reached the second round with a win over Greg Rusedski. With playing partner David Prinosil he demolished the then Davis Cup doubles team of Palmer/Reneburg in the first round. This was one of two occasions he made it past the first round. [2]

ATP Career FinalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1995 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Martin Sinner   Rodolphe Gilbert
  Guillaume Raoux
4–6, 6–3, 3–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (7)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1993 Bochum, Germany Clay   Marten Renström   Jon Ireland
  Andrew Kratzmann
6–3, 2–6, 7–5
2. 1994 Montauban, France Clay   Martin Sinner   Nicola Bruno
  Otavio Della
7–5, 6–3
3. 1994 Reunion Island Hard   Hendrik Jan Davids   Patrick Baur
  Michael Geserer
6–1, 6–2
4. 1995 Wolfsburg, Germany Carpet   Martin Sinner   Dirk Dier
  Lars Koslowski
7–5, 6–3
5. 1996 Hamburen, Germany Carpet   Jim Pugh   Lorenzo Manta
  Lars Rehmann
7–5, 7–5
6. 1996 Mauritius Grass   Patrick Baur   Sander Groen
  Andrei Pavel
0–1 RET
7. 1997 Lübeck, Germany Carpet   Mathias Huning   Trey Phillips
  Chris Wilkinson
7–6, 7–6

ReferencesEdit