Jan Siemerink : biography
Johannes Martinus ("Jan") Siemerink (born 14 April 1970 in Rijnsburg, Zuid-Holland) is a former professional tennis player from the Netherlands.
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). 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 before being knocked-out by Goran Ivanišević.
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.
Singles: 12 (4 titles – 8 runner-ups)
- Wins (4)
|Winner||1.||22 April 1991||Singapore, Singapore||Hard||ISR}} Gilad Bloom||6–4, 6–3|
|Runner-up||1.||20 October 1991||Vienna, Austria||Carpet (i)||GER}} Michael Stich||4–6, 4–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||2.||7 February 1993||Marseille, France||Carpet (i)||SWI}} Marc Rosset||2–6, 6–7(1–7)|
|Runner-up||3.||30 July 1995||Amsterdam, The Netherlands||Gravel||CHI}} Marcelo Ríos||4–6, 5–7, 4–6|
|Runner-up||4.||27 August 1995||Long Island, USA||Hard||RUS}} Yevgeny Kafelnikov||6–7(0–7), 2–6|
|Runner-up||5.||1 October 1995||Basel, Switzerland||Hard (i)||USA}} Jim Courier||7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 2–6, 5–7|
|Winner||2.||17 June 1996||Nottingham, UK||Grass||AUS}} Sandon Stolle||6–3, 7–6(7–0)|
|Runner-up||6.||18 August 1996||New Haven, USA||Hard||USA}} Alex O'Brien||6–7(6–8), 4–6|
|Runner-up||7.||13 October 1996||Vienna, Austria||Carpet||GER}} Boris Becker||4–6, 7–6(9–7), 2–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||8.||9 November 1997||Stockholm, Sweden||Hard||SWE}} Jonas Björkman||6–3, 6–7(2–7), 2–6, 4–6|
|Winner||3.||2 March 1998||Rotterdam, Netherlands||Carpet (i)||SWE}} Thomas Johansson||7–6(7–2), 6–2|
|Winner||4.||28 September 1998||Toulouse, France||Hard (i)||UK}} Greg Rusedski||6–4, 6–4|
Doubles: 18 (11–7)
|Runner-up||1.||16 June 1991||Rosmalen, The Netherlands||Grass||NED}} Richard Krajicek||NED}} Hendrik Jan Davids Paul Haarhuis||3–6, 6–7|
|Winner||1.||28 July 1991||Hilversum, The Netherlands||Gravel||NED}} Richard Krajicek||ESP}} Francisco Clavet Magnus Gustafsson||7–5, 6–4|
|Runner-up||2.||13 October 1991||Berlin, Germany||Carpet (i)||CZE}} Daniel Vacek||CZE}} Petr Korda Karel Nováček||6–3, 5–7, 5–7|
|Winner||2.||21 March 1993||Miami, USA||Hardcourt||NED}} Richard Krajicek||USA}}Patrick McEnroe Jonathan Stark||6–7, 6–4, 7–6|
|Winner||3.||6 February 1994||Marseille, France||Hardcourt||CZE}} Daniel Vacek||CZE}} Martin Damm Yevgeny Kafelnikov||6–7, 6–4, 6–1|
|Winner||4.||31 July 1994||Amersfoort, The Netherlands||Gravel||ARG}} Daniel Orsanic||RSA}} David Adams Andrei Olhovskiy||6–4, 6–2|
|Runner-up||3.||8 January 1995||Doha, Qatar||Hardcourt||RUS}} Andrei Olhovskiy||SWE}} Stefan Edberg Magnus Larsson||6–7, 2–6|
|Winner||5.||18 June 1995||Rosmalen, The Netherlands||Grass||NED}} Richard Krajicek||NED}} Hendrik Jan Davids Andrei Olhovskiy||7–5, 6–3|
|Runner-up||4.||24 July 1995||Stuttgart, Germany||Clay||RSA}} Ellis Ferreira||ESP}} Tomás Carbonell Francisco Roig||6–7, 2–6|
|Winner||6.||22 October 1995||Vienna, Austria||Hardcourt||RSA}} Ellis Ferreira||AUS}} Todd Woodbridge Mark Woodforde||6–4, 7–5|
|Winner||7.||14 January 1996||Sydney, Australia||Hardcourt||RSA}} Ellis Ferreira||USA}} Patrick McEnroe Sandon Stolle||5–7, 6–4, 6–1|
|Winner||8.||28 April 1996||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||RSA}} Ellis Ferreira||SWE}} Jonas Björkman Nicklas Kulti||2–6, 6–3, 6–2|
|Runner-up||5.||12 January 1997||Sydney, Australia||Hardcourt||NED}} Paul Haarhuis||ARG}} Luis Lobo Javier Sánchez||4–6, 7–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||6.||15 March 1998||Copenhagen, Denmark||Carpet (i)||NZL}} Brett Steven||NED}} Tom Kempers Menno Oosting||4–6, 6–7|
|Winner||9.||21 June 1998||Rosmalen, The Netherlands||Grass||FRA}} Guillaume Raoux||AUS}} Joshua Eagle Andrew Florent||7–6, 6–2|
|Runner-up||7.||4 October 1998||Toulouse, France||Hardcourt||NED}} Paul Haarhuis||FRA}} Olivier Delaître Fabrice Santoro||2–6, 4–6|
|Winner||10.||20 June 1999||Rosmalen, The Netherlands||Grass||IND}}Leander Paes||RSA}} Ellis Ferreira David Rikl||cancelled (rain)|
|Winner||11.||7 May 2000||Houston, USA||Clay||IND}} Leander Paes||USA}} Justin Gimelstob Sébastien Lareau||6–3, 6–4|
Siemerink retired from the professional tour in 2002. Afterwards, he became a tennis analyst and commentator for TV channel RTL 5 in the Netherlands, until he was appointed Davis Cup Captain of the Dutch Team in December 2006.
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