Tom Nijssen

Tom Nijssen (born October 1, 1964) is a former professional tennis player from the Netherlands. He went pro in 1984[1] and played at the ATP World Tour for 15 years[2]. Nijssen's highest ATP singles ranking was No. 87 on April 17, 1989. He reached his best doubles ranking on May 11, 1992 when he became world No. 10[1]. A doubles specialist, he won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles with Manon Bollegraf, the French Open in 1989 and the US Open in 1991. They were runner-up at the Wimbledon mixed doubles tournament in 1993. In 1992 Nijssen and Helena Suková were the US Open mixed-doubles finalists.

Tom Nijssen
Country (sports) Netherlands
ResidenceRotterdam, Netherlands
Born (1964-10-01) 1 October 1964 (age 56)
Maastricht, Netherlands
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1984
Retired1995
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$1,474,432
Singles
Career record45–84
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 87 (17 April 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1989)
French Open1R (1986, 1987, 1989)
Wimbledon2R (1989)
US Open1R (1989)
Doubles
Career record261–268
Career titles11
Highest rankingNo. 10 (11 May 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1992, 1994)
French OpenQF (1991)
WimbledonQF (1994)
US OpenQF (1994)
Mixed doubles
Career titles4
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenW (1989)
US OpenW (1991)

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (11 titles, 14 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1986 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Johan Vekemans   Miloslav Mečíř
  Tomáš Šmíd
4–6, 2–6
Loss 2. 1987 Athens, Greece Clay   Jaroslav Navrátil   Tore Meinecke
  Ricki Osterthun
2–6, 6–3, 2–6
Loss 3. 1987 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Johan Vekemans   Wojtek Fibak
  Miloslav Mečíř
6–7, 7–5, 2–6
Win 1. 1987 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i)   Broderick Dyke   Sammy Giammalva, Jr.
  Jim Grabb
6–3, 6–2
Win 2. 1988 Metz, France Carpet (i)   Jaroslav Navrátil   Rill Baxter
  Nduka Odizor
6–2, 6–7, 7–6
Win 3. 1988 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Ricki Osterthun   Mansour Bahrami
  Guy Forget
6–3, 6–4
Loss 4. 1988 Frankfurt, West Germany Carpet (i)   Jeremy Bates   Rüdiger Haas
  Goran Ivanišević
6–1, 5–7, 3–6
Win 4. 1988 Brussels, Belgium Carpet (i)   Wally Masur   John Fitzgerald
  Tomáš Šmíd
7–5, 7–6
Loss 5. 1990 Milan, Italy Carpet (i)   Udo Riglewski   Omar Camporese
  Diego Nargiso
4–6, 4–6
Loss 6. 1990 Stuttgart Indoor, West Germany Carpet (i)   Michael Mortensen   Jakob Hlasek
  Guy Forget
3–6, 2–6
Loss 7. 1991 Milan, Italy Carpet (i)   Cyril Suk   Omar Camporese
  Goran Ivanišević
4–6, 6–7
Loss 8. 1991 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Cyril Suk   Paul Haarhuis
  Mark Koevermans
3–6, 3–6
Win 5. 1991 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Cyril Suk   Jeremy Bates
  Kevin Curren
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Win 6. 1991 Lyon, France Carpet (i)   Cyril Suk   Steve DeVries
  David Macpherson
7–6, 6–3
Loss 9. 1991 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i)   Cyril Suk   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
5–7, 2–6
Win 7. 1992 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet (i)   Cyril Suk   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Win 8. 1992 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Cyril Suk   Karel Nováček
  David Rikl
6–3, 6–4
Loss 10. 1992 Bolzano, Italy Carpet (i)   Cyril Suk   Anders Järryd
  Bent-Ove Pedersen
1–6, 7–6, 3–6
Loss 11. 1993 Milan, Italy Carpet (i)   Cyril Suk   Mark Kratzmann
  Wally Masur
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Win 9. 1993 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Cyril Suk   Gary Muller
  Piet Norval
7–6, 6–3
Loss 12. 1993 Paris Indoor, France Carpet (i)   Cyril Suk   Byron Black
  Jonathan Stark
6–4, 5–7, 2–6
Win 10. 1994 Oahu, U.S. Hard   Cyril Suk   Alex O'Brien
  Jonathan Stark
6–4, 6–4
Win 11. 1994 Milan, Italy Carpet (i)   Cyril Suk   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Piet Norval
4–6, 7–6, 7–6
Loss 13. 1996 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Greg Van Emburgh   Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
3–6, 2–6
Loss 14. 1998 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Jeff Tarango   Patrick Galbraith
  Brett Steven
4–6, 2–6

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A 2R 3R 1R 1R QF 2R QF 1R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 11 12–11
French Open A A 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R QF 2R 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R A 0 / 12 13–12
Wimbledon A A A A 3R 2R 2R 3R 1R 1R QF 1R 3R 2R 1R 0 / 11 12–11
US Open A A A A A 1R A 1R 3R 3R QF 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 8 9–8
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 42 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 4–3 5–4 2–3 5–4 6–4 4–4 11–4 1–4 3–4 4–4 0–2 N/A 46–42
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
A A 1R A A A 1R A A 0 / 2 0–2
Miami 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 9 2–9
Monte Carlo A 1R SF 1R 1R SF 1R A A 0 / 6 5–6
Rome 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 8 0–8
Hamburg 1R QF SF 1R QF 1R 2R A A 0 / 7 5–7
Canada A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Stuttgart (Stockholm) 1R F QF QF 2R A A A A 0 / 5 6–5
Paris A 1R QF F 2R A A A A 0 / 4 6–4
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 4 0 / 6 0 / 7 0 / 6 0 / 6 0 / 4 0 / 5 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 41 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0–4 5–6 8–7 5–6 1–6 4–4 1–5 0–2 0–1 N/A 24–41
Year-end ranking 430 82 97 44 34 84 53 23 18 25 28 74 79 96 313 N/A

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tom Nijssen". Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  2. ^ "ATP Tour - Tom Nijssen". Retrieved 15 October 2020.

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