Robin Ammerlaan

Robin Ammerlaan (born 26 February 1968 in The Hague)[1][2] is a professional, former world number one in singles and doubles, wheelchair tennis player from the Netherlands. Ammerlaan is also champion of many grand slam titles since 2000. The right-handed player's favourite surface is carpet, and he is coached by Gert Bolk. His wheelchair is manufactured by Invacare. Ammerlaan currently resides in Elen, the Belgium. He ended his professional career in 2012 after the London 2012 Paralympics which was his last tournament.[3]

Robin Ammerlaan
Robin Ammerlaan (NED).jpg
Ammerlaan at the 2011 US Open.
Country (sports)Netherlands
ResidenceElen, Belgium
Born (1968-02-26) 26 February 1968 (age 52)
The Hague, The Netherlands
Turned pro1998
Retired2012
PlaysRight Handed
Official websitewww.robinammerlaan.nl
Singles
Career record676–142
Highest rankingNo.1 (29 July 2002)
Current ranking
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenW (2002)
French OpenF (2007, 2008)
US OpenW (2005, 2006)
MastersW (1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007)
Paralympic GamesGold medal Paralympics.svg Gold Medal (2004)
Doubles
Career record547–130
Career titles88
Highest rankingNo.1 (29 March 2004)
Current ranking
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012)
French OpenF (2008, 2009)
WimbledonW (2007, 2008, 2010)
US OpenW (2005, 2006)
Masters DoublesF (2000, 2010)
Paralympic GamesGold medal 1988-94 PG.svg Gold Medal (2000)

Paralympic gamesEdit

Sydney 2000Edit

He won the gold medal for Wheelchair tennis men double[4] with Ricky Molier. In the final they played against David Johnson and David Hall from Australia.

Athens 2004Edit

He won the gold medal for Wheelchair tennis men singles.[5] In the final he played against David Hall from Australia.

Beijing 2008Edit

He won the silver medal for wheelchair tennis men single.[6] He lost in the final from Shingo Kunieda from Japan

Grand Slam TitlesEdit

SinglesEdit

DoublesEdit

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open SF SF QF SF SF 0 / 5 4–5
French Open F F QF QF QF 0 / 5 4–5
Wimbledon 0 / 0 0–0
US Open F SF QF QF 0 / 4 3–4
Win–Loss 5–3 3–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 0 / 14 11–14

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open W F W F F 2 / 5 7–3
French Open F F F F F 0 / 5 5–5
Wimbledon W W F W F 3 / 5 8–2
US Open F F F F 0 / 4 4–4
Win–Loss 6–2 4–2 5–3 5–3 4–4 5 / 19 23–14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ITF profile". Beta.itftennis.com. Archived from the original on 10 June 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  2. ^ Roy van Manen (27 July 2012). "www.robinammerlaan.nl". www.robinammerlaan.nl. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Rolstoeltennisser Robin Ammerlaan stopt" (in Dutch). RTV Utrecht. 9 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
  4. ^ "2000 Paralympic games results Wheelchairtennis double". Paralympic.org. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  5. ^ "2004 Paralympic games results Wheelchairtennis Singles". Paralympic.org. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  6. ^ "2008 Paralympic games results Wheelchairtennis Singles". Paralympic.org. Retrieved 16 February 2014.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Michaël Jeremiasz
ITF Wheelchair Tennis World Champion
2006
Succeeded by
Shingo Kunieda