Veli Paloheimo (born 13 December 1967) is a former professional tennis player from Finland. The right-hander reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour on 1 October 1990, reaching World number 48. His best performance at a Grand Slam came at the 1990 Australian Open, where he made the fourth round.

Veli Paloheimo
Country (sports)Finland Finland
Born (1967-12-13) 13 December 1967 (age 52)
Tampere, Finland
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$353,661
Singles
Career record46-60
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 48 (1 October 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1990)
French Open2R (1991)
Wimbledon1R (1989, 1990, 1991)
US Open2R (1990)
Doubles
Career record3-8
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 219 (24 July 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1989)

Paloheimo participated in 12 Davis Cup ties for Finland from 1986–1992, posting an 11–11 record in singles and a 4–5 record in doubles.

He decided to finished his sports career early in order to become one of Jehovah's Witnesses.[1]

His father is Finnish and his mother is German. He was born in Finland, Europe.

Challenger finalsEdit

Singles (3-0)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1988 Helsinki Carpet   Nicklas Kulti 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
2. 1989 Cherbourg Hard (i)   Martin Laurendeau 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
3. 1989 Brest Hard (i)   Olivier Delaître 6–2, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Best Prize of My Life jw.org [2018-09-10]

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