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Nicola Kuhn (Spanish: [kun]; German: [kuːn]; born 20 March 2000) is an Austrian-born Spanish tennis player. He has a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 184, achieved in August 2019.

Nicola Kuhn
Nicola Kuhn en la final del Challenger de El Espinar 2019.jpg
Kuhn in 2019
Country (sports) Spain (2016–current)
 Germany (2014–2016)
ResidenceTorrevieja, Spain
Born (2000-03-20) 20 March 2000 (age 19)
Innsbruck, Austria
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2017
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$191,218
Singles
Career record2–4 (at ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 184 (12 August 2019)
Current rankingNo. 184 (12 August 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2019)
US OpenQ2 (2019)
Doubles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 287 (28 January 2019)
Current rankingNo. 694 (12 August 2019)
Last updated on: 12 August 2019.

Kuhn has a German father and a Russian mother.[1] From 2014 to 2016, he had represented Germany in ITF Junior and Pro tournaments before switching allegiances to Spain.

Junior careerEdit

Kuhn won the 2017 French Open – Boys' Doubles title and reached the singles final of the same tournament.

Professional careerEdit

2017Edit

Kuhn won his first ATP Challenger Tour title as a qualifier at the Sparkassen Open in Braunschweig.[2]

He made his ATP main draw debut at the Shenzhen Open as a wildcard.

2018Edit

Kuhn got to the finals of the Budapest Indoor Challenger Open in February 2018, but lost to ATP Tour veteran Vasek Pospisil in three sets. But he teamed up with Felix Auger-Aliassime to win the same tournament's doubles title.[3] Next month Kuhn was awarded a wildcard for the 2018 Miami Open. He defeated Darian King to win his maiden ATP main draw match. He became the youngest Spaniard since Rafael Nadal to win a match on the ATP World Tour. [4]. In the second round he lost in straight sets to 15th seed Fabio Fognini.

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2017 French Open Clay   Alexei Popyrin 6–7(5–7), 3–6

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2017 French Open Clay   Zsombor Piros   Vasil Kirkov
  Danny Thomas
6–4, 6–4

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 5 (3–2)Edit

ATP Challenger (2–2)
ITF Futures (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 2017 Zamardi, Hungary Clay   Attila Balázs 6–4, 6–0
Win 2–0 Jul 2017 Braunschweig, Germany Clay   Viktor Galović 2–6, 7–5, 4–2 ret.
Loss 2–1 Feb 2018 Budapest, Hungary Hard (i)   Vasek Pospisil 6–7(3–7), 6–3, 3–6
Loss 2–2 Nov 2018 Canberra, Australia Hard   Jordan Thompson 1–6, 7–5, 4–6
Win 3–2 Aug 2019 Segovia, Spain Hard   Pavel Kotov 6–2, 7–6(7–4)

Doubles: 1 (1–0)Edit

ATP Challenger (1–0)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2018 Budapest, Hungary Hard   Félix Auger-Aliassime   Marin Draganja
  Tomislav Draganja
2–6, 6–2, [11–9]

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q2 0–0
French Open A A A A 0–0
Wimbledon A A A A 0–0
US Open A A A Q2 0–0
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Miami Open A Q1 2R 1R 1–2
Madrid Open A Q2 A Q1 0–0
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 1 1 2 4
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–4
Year-end ranking 785 242 245

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gee, Donna (27 October 2015). "A NEW BAWL GAME: Tennis sensation Nicola Kuhn is 15, blond, superfit - and simply the best".
  2. ^ "Challenger #NextGenATP First-Time Winner: Nicola Kuhn". ATP World Tour. 17 July 2017.
  3. ^ Meiseles, Josh. "Pospisil Goes Back-To-Back With Budapest Title". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Kuhn Announces Arrival in Style". ATP World Tour. 23 March 2018.

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