Johan Kriek

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Johan Kriek
Country South Africa South Africa
 United States
Residence Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Born (1958-04-05) April 5, 1958 (age 56)
Pongola, South Africa
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 1978
Retired 1994
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,383,794
Singles
Career record 373–220
Career titles 14
Highest ranking No. 7 (September 10, 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1981, 1982)
French Open SF (1986)
Wimbledon QF (1981, 1982)
US Open SF (1980)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals QF (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985)
WCT Finals F (1981)
Doubles
Career record 206–173
Career titles 8
Highest ranking No. 12 (August 15, 1988)
Last updated on: October 23, 2012.

Johan Kriek (born April 5, 1958) is a South African-American professional male tennis player and founder of the Global Water Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering clean water to the world's neediest communities. Kriek won two Australian Opens and reached the semifinals at the French Open and US Open, as well as the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. He won 14 professional singles and 8 doubles titles, reaching a career-high singles ranking of World No. 7. Kriek's most memorable wins include victories over Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Guillermo Vilas, Stefan Edberg, Michael Chang, Vitas Gerulaitis and Björn Borg.

Currently Kriek and his wife Daga Mrozek Kriek run the The Johan Kriek Tennis Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they reside with their daughter Karolina and their son Kristian.

He attended Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Afrikaans High School for Boys, also known as Affies), a popular and renowned public school located in Pretoria.

Kriek became a naturalized American citizen in August 1982.[1]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1981 Australian Open Grass United States Steve Denton 6–2, 7–6(1), 6–7(1), 6–4
Winner 1982 Australian Open (2) Grass United States Steve Denton 6–3, 6–3, 6–2

Singles titles (14)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1978 Hartford, U.S. Carpet United States John McEnroe 2–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1979 Sarasota, U.S. Carpet United States Richard Meyer 7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 1979 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) United States Brian Gottfried 5–7, 1–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 1980 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet United States Stan Smith 6–2, 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 1980 Stowe, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz 3–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 1981 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet United States Vitas Gerulaitis 7–6, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 5. 1981 Dallas WCT, U.S. – WCT Finals Carpet United States John McEnroe 1–6, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1981 Newport, U.S. Grass United States Hank Pfister 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 4. 1981 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass United States Steve Denton 6–2, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Winner 5. 1982 Memphis, U.S. Carpet United States John McEnroe 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 1982 Monterrey, Mexico Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 6. 1982 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard United States Roscoe Tanner 6–0, 4–6, 6–0, 6–4
Winner 7. 1982 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass United States Steve Denton 6–3, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 1983 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Gene Mayer 6–7, 1–6
Winner 8. 1983 Tampa, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz 6–2, 6–4
Winner 9. 1983 Bristol, England Grass United States Tom Gullikson 7–6, 7–5
Winner 10. 1983 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United Kingdom Colin Dowdeswell 6–4, 4–6, 1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 1984 Boca West, U.S. Hard United States Jimmy Connors 5–7, 4–6
Winner 11. 1984 Bristol, England Grass United States Brian Teacher 6–7, 7–6, 6–4
Winner 12. 1984 Livingston, U.S. Hard West Germany Michael Westphal 6–2, 6–4
Winner 13. 1985 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Jimmy Arias 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 1985 London/Queen's Club, England Grass West Germany Boris Becker 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 10. 1985 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet Sweden Stefan Edberg 4–6, 2–6
Winner 14. 1987 Livingston, U.S. Hard West Germany Christian Saceanu 7–6, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 11. 1988 Schenectady, U.S. Hard United States Tim Mayotte 7–5, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 12. 1988 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Michael Chang 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 13. 1989 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) United States Brad Gilbert 2–6, 2–6, ret.

Doubles titles (8)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1980 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Fritz Buehning United States Brian Gottfried
South Africa Frew McMillan
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 1. 1980 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) United States Tim Gullikson United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6–4, 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 1981 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet New Zealand Russell Simpson South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 1981 Bristol, England Grass United States John Austin United States Billy Martin
New Zealand Russell Simpson
6–3, 3–6, 10–12
Winner 2. 1981 Stowe, U.S. Hard United States Larry Stefanki United States Brian Gottfried
United States Robert Lutz
2–6, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 3. 1982 Forest Hills WCT, U.S. Clay United States Tracy Delatte United States Dick Stockton
United States Erik Van Dillen
6–3, 7–6
Winner 4. 1982 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard United States Fritz Buehning United States Robert Lutz
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 1983 Delray Beach WCT, U.S. Clay India Anand Amritraj Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1983 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Tracy Delatte South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
3–6, 5–7
Winner 5. 1983 Forest Hills WCT, U.S. Clay United States Tracy Delatte South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
7–6, 1–6, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 1983 Bristol, England Grass United States Tom Gullikson Australia John Alexander
Australia John Fitzgerald
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 1983 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Peter Fleming Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Hans Simonsson
6–7, 5–7
Winner 6. 1985 Chicago, U.S. Carpet France Yannick Noah United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
3–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 7. 1988 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet New Zealand Kelly Evernden South Africa Kevin Curren
South Africa Danie Visser
7–6, 6–3
Winner 8. 1988 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard Australia John Fitzgerald United States Steve Denton
United States David Pate
6–4, 6–4

Singles Performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A W W QF SF QF A 2R 2R 3R A A A A A 2 / 8 25–6
French Open A A 1R A A A A A A SF 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 3 4–3
Wimbledon A 2R 3R 3R QF QF 3R 4R 3R 2R 4R 1R 1R A 1R A A A 0 / 13 24–13
US Open A QF QF SF 3R 3R 4R 3R 2R 3R 3R 3R 1R A A A A A 0 / 12 29–12
Win–Loss 0–0 5–2 6–3 7–2 12–2 12–2 8–3 9–3 6–3 7–3 5–4 3–3 2–3 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2 / 36 82–34
Year End Ranking 278 27 35 18 13 12 15 13 14 23 48 39 52 413 274 1097 1178 861

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kriek Tops Gullikson". The New York Times. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 

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