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Jan Siemerink : biography

14 April 1970 -

Johannes Martinus ("Jan") Siemerink (born 14 April 1970 in Rijnsburg, Zuid-Holland) is a former professional tennis player from the Netherlands.

Career

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.

Career finals

Singles: 12 (4 titles – 8 runner-ups)

Wins (4)
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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
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)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
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

Retirement

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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