Jan Siemerink

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Jan Siemerink
Jan Siemerink.jpg
Country (sports) Netherlands
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1970-04-14) 14 April 1970 (age 49)
Rijnsburg, Netherlands
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1989
Retired2002
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 4,347,693
Singles
Career record273–272 (ATP, Grand Prix and Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 14 (12 October 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1991)
French Open3R (1997)
WimbledonQF (1998)
US Open4R (1998)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1992, 1996)
Doubles
Career record203–185 (ATP, Grand Prix and Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles10
Highest rankingNo. 16 (14 October 1996)

Johannes Martinus ("Jan") Siemerink (born 14 April 1970) is a retired professional tennis player from the Netherlands. The former Dutch Davis Cup captain reached a career high ATP world ranking of 14.

Career[edit]

Tennis[edit]

As a junior player, Siemerink was the Dutch 18-under champion in 1988. He also won the doubles title at the 1988 Orange Bowl junior championship in Florida.

Siemerink turned professional in 1989. Over the course of his career he won four top-level singles titles (at Singapore in 1991, Nottingham in 1996, and at Rotterdam and Toulouse in 1998).[1] He also won ten tour doubles titles, the most significant of which were the Miami Masters in 1993 and the Monte Carlo Masters in 1996.

Siemerink's best performance at a Grand Slam event came at Wimbledon in 1998, where he reached the quarterfinals by defeating Ctislav Doseděl, David Prinosil, Jonas Björkman and Magnus Larsson before being knocked-out by Goran Ivanišević. Siemerink is also known for winning a fourth set tiebreak against compatriot Richard Krajicek from 6-0 down in the 1994 US Open, though Krajicek eventually won the match.

Siemerink played for the Netherlands in the Davis Cup between 1991 and 2001, compiling a 17–10 record. He helped the Netherlands reach the World Group semifinals in 2001.

Siemerink's career-high rankings were World No. 14 in singles (in 1998) and World No. 16 in doubles (in 1996). His career prize-money totaled $4,347,693.

After his playing career Siemerink was captain of the Dutch Davis Cup team from 2016 until 2016.[2][3]

Other[edit]

In February 2018, Siemerink became team manager of the Amsterdam professional football club AFC Ajax.[4]

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 12 (4 titles – 8 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Championship Series (0)
ATP Tour (4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2)
Grass (1)
Clay (0)
Carpet (1)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. April 1991 Singapore, Singapore Hard Israel Gilad Bloom 6–4, 6–3
Loss 1. October 1991 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) Germany Michael Stich 4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 2. February 1993 Marseille, France Carpet (i) Switzerland Marc Rosset 2–6, 6–7(1–7)
Loss 3. July 1995 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Clay Chile Marcelo Ríos 4–6, 5–7, 4–6
Loss 4. August 1995 Long Island, USA Hard Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–7(0–7), 2–6
Loss 5. October 1995 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) United States Jim Courier 7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 2–6, 5–7
Win 2. June 1996 Nottingham, UK Grass Australia Sandon Stolle 6–3, 7–6(7–0)
Loss 6. August 1996 New Haven, USA Hard United States Alex O'Brien 6–7(6–8), 4–6
Loss 7. 13 October 1996 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) Germany Boris Becker 4–6, 7–6(9–7), 2–6, 3–6
Loss 8. November 1997 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Sweden Jonas Björkman 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 2–6, 4–6
Win 3. March 1998 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) Sweden Thomas Johansson 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Win 4. September 1998 Toulouse, France Hard (i) United Kingdom Greg Rusedski 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 18 (11–7)[edit]

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. June 1991 Rosmalen, The Netherlands Grass Netherlands Richard Krajicek Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
3–6, 6–7
Win 1. July 1991 Hilversum, The Netherlands Clay Netherlands Richard Krajicek Spain Francisco Clavet
Sweden Magnus Gustafsson
7–5, 6–4
Loss 2. October 1991 Berlin, Germany Carpet (i) Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Czech Republic Petr Korda
Czech Republic Karel Nováček
6–3, 5–7, 5–7
Win 2. March 1993 Miami, USA Hard Netherlands Richard Krajicek United StatesPatrick McEnroe
United States Jonathan Stark
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
Win 3. February 1994 Marseille, France Carpet (i) Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Czech Republic Martin Damm
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
6–7, 6–4, 6–1
Win 4. July 1994 Hilversum, The Netherlands Clay Argentina Daniel Orsanic South Africa David Adams
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
6–4, 6–2
Loss 3. January 1995 Doha, Qatar Hard Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Magnus Larsson
6–7, 2–6
Win 5. June 1995 Rosmalen, The Netherlands Grass Netherlands Richard Krajicek Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
7–5, 6–3
Loss 4. July 1995 Stuttgart, Germany Clay South Africa Ellis Ferreira Spain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Francisco Roig
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Win 6. October 1995 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) South Africa Ellis Ferreira Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
6–4, 7–5
Win 7. January 1996 Sydney, Australia Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira United States Patrick McEnroe
Australia Sandon Stolle
5–7, 6–4, 6–1
Win 8. April 1996 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay South Africa Ellis Ferreira Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
Loss 5. January 1997 Sydney, Australia Hard Netherlands Paul Haarhuis Argentina Luis Lobo
Spain Javier Sánchez
4–6, 7–6, 3–6
Loss 6. March 1998 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet (i) New Zealand Brett Steven Netherlands Tom Kempers
Netherlands Menno Oosting
4–6, 6–7
Win 9. June 1998 Rosmalen, The Netherlands Grass France Guillaume Raoux Australia Joshua Eagle
Australia Andrew Florent
7–6, 6–2
Loss 7. October 1998 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Netherlands Paul Haarhuis France Olivier Delaître
France Fabrice Santoro
2–6, 4–6
Win 10. June 1999 Rosmalen, The Netherlands Grass IndiaLeander Paes South Africa Ellis Ferreira
Czech Republic David Rikl
cancelled (rain)
Win 11. May 2000 Orlando, USA Clay India Leander Paes United States Justin Gimelstob
Canada Sébastien Lareau
6–3, 6–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ABN-AMRO; Siemerink wins for home crowd". The New York Times. 9 March 1998.
  2. ^ Fred Buddenberg (11 December 2006). "Siemerink coach Davis Cup-team". Trouw (in Dutch).
  3. ^ "Haarhuis vervangt Siemerink na tien jaar als Davis Cup-captain". NU.nl (in Dutch). 16 December 2016.
  4. ^ Luigi Gatto (10 February 2018). "Former ATP top-15 Jan Siemerink becomes Ajax' team manager". Tennis World.

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