Eric Jelen

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Eric Jelen
Country  Germany
Born (1965-03-11) 11 March 1965 (age 49)
Trier, Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1982
Retired 1992
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,100,059
Singles
Career record 135–136
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 23 (7 July 1986)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1984, 1990, 1991)
French Open 3R (1986)
Wimbledon 4R (1986)
US Open 3R (1986)
Doubles
Career record 111–81
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 18 (12 June 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 3R (1989)
Wimbledon 3R (1988)
US Open 2R (1988)
Last updated on: 22 August 2012.

Eric Jelen (born 11 March 1965 in Trier) is a former tennis player from Germany, who won one singles (1989, Bristol) and five doubles titles during his professional career.

The right-hander Jelen reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 7 July 1986, when he became World No. 23.[1] Jelen was a member of two Davis Cup-winning teams. In 1988, he teamed with Boris Becker in doubles to earn the win that guaranteed a West German victory over Sweden in the final.[2] The following year, West Germany successfully defended the title by defeating Sweden in the final, and Becker and Jelen again won the doubles match.[3]

Career finals[edit]

Singles (1 title – 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 11 October 1987 Brisbane, Australia Hard (i) New Zealand Kelly Evernden 6–3, 1–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 25 June 1989 Bristol, UK Grass United Kingdom Nick Brown 6–4, 3–6, 7–5

Doubles (5 titles – 6 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–1)
ATP Tour (5–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 21 September 1986 Hamburg Clay West Germany Boris Becker Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 22 February 1987 Indian Wells Hard West Germany Boris Becker France Guy Forget
France Yannick Noah
4–6, 6–7
Winner 1. 21 February 1988 Milan Carpet (i) West Germany Boris Becker Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. 10 October 1988 Brisbane Hard (i) West GermanyCarl-Uwe Steeb Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 24 October 1988 Tokyo Carpet (i) West Germany Boris Becker Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović
5–7, 7–5, 3–6
Winner 3. 26 February 1989 Lyon Carpet (i) Denmark Michael Mortensen Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
United States John McEnroe
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 14 May 1989 Hamburg Clay West Germany Boris Becker Spain Emilio Sánchez
Spain Javier Sánchez
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 29 October 1989 Frankfurt Carpet (i) United States Kevin Curren South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
6–7, 7–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 14 April 1991 Barcelona Clay Germany Boris Becker Argentina Horacio de la Peña
ItalyDiego Nargiso
6–3, 6–7, 4–6
Winner 4. 25 August 1991 Long Island Hard Germany Carl-Uwe Steeb United States Doug Flach
Italy Diego Nargiso
0–6, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 5. 11 November 1991 Moscow Hard Germany Carl-Uwe Steeb Soviet Union Andrei Cherkasov
Soviet Union Alexander Volkov
6–4, 7–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eric Jelen: Profile". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Davis Cup; West Germans Clinch Title, 3–0". The New York Times. Associated Press. 18 December 1988. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "West Germany Wins Davis Cup". The Dispatch. Associated Press. 18 December 1989. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 

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