Jimmy Wang (tennis)

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Wang Yeu-tzuoo
Jimmy Wang 3, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports) Chinese Taipei
ResidenceTaipei, Taiwan
Born (1985-02-08) February 8, 1985 (age 35)
Saudi Arabia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,143,626
Career record41-48
Career titles0
5 Challengers, 7 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 85 (March 6, 2006)
Current rankingNo. 1017 (16 April 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2006)
French Open1R (2006)
Wimbledon3R (2014)
US Open2R (2012)
Career record7–19
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 190 (July 22, 2013)
Current rankingNo. 814 (16 April 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2013)
US Open1R (2006)
Last updated on: 16 April 2018.
Jimmy Wang
Traditional Chinese王宇佐
Simplified Chinese王宇佐

Wang Yeu-tzuoo (Chinese: 王宇佐; pinyin: Wáng Yǔzuǒ), who also goes by Jimmy Wang, (born February 8, 1985 in Saudi Arabia) is a professional tennis player from Taiwan. Until the emergence of Lu Yen-Hsun, Wang was the highest ranked player from Taiwan. The right-hander stands 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 141 pounds. Wang's trademark look is his wearing a white baseball cap backwards.

Tennis career[edit]


Wang started playing tennis at age seven and quickly emerged as one of Asia's most highly touted junior players. He made the final of the 2001 Australian Open Boys' Singles (losing to Janko Tipsarević) and the final of the US Open Boys' Singles (losing to Gilles Müller).

As a junior, he compiled a 136-52 win/loss record in singles (and 78-57 in doubles), reaching as high as No. 3 in the world junior singles rankings in April 2001 (and No. 8 in doubles).

Junior Slam results - Singles:

Australian Open: F (2001)
French Open: 1R (2000, 2001)
Wimbledon: SF (2001)
US Open: F (2001)

Pro tour[edit]

Wang turned pro in 2003 and has improved his game and ranking year each he has been on the professional circuit. In 2005, Wang broke into the ATP Top 100 for the first time by virtue of three straight Challenger final appearances, winning a title at Istanbul, Turkey. The 21-year-old also reached the quarterfinal round of the ATP event in Bangkok, Thailand, and lost to Rafael Nadal in the 1st round in Beijing, China at the China Open. Wang made his Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon in 2004, losing to Andy Roddick in the first round. In 2006, he reached the second round, bowing out to James Blake 3 sets to 1.

Wang's best Grand Slam performance to date came at Wimbledon in 2014, where he defeated Alejandro González and Mikhail Youzhny to advance to the third round, ultimately losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Yeu-Tzuoo is a member of the Chinese Taipei Davis Cup team, compiling an impressive 17–6 record in Davis Cup action since 2001. His coach is Serb Dejan Petrovic.

Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L
Australian Open Q1 1R 2R Q1 Q1 A A A Q2 Q1 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4
French Open Q1 A 1R A A A A A Q1 Q1 A A 0 / 1 0–1
Wimbledon 1R Q2 2R 2R Q1 A A A 1R 2R 3R Q2 0 / 6 5–6
US Open Q1 Q2 1R Q1 A A A A 2R Q2 Q3 A 0 / 2 1–2
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 2–4 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 0 / 13 7–13
Year End Ranking 184 100 148 148 797 274 156 174 124 310

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