Raemon Sluiter

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Raemon Sluiter
Raemon Sluiter.jpg
Country  Netherlands
Residence Rotterdam, Netherlands
Born (1978-04-13) 13 April 1978 (age 36)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1996
Retired 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize money $1,716,082
Singles
Career record 90–131 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 46 (24 February 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2000, 2006)
French Open 3R (2004, 2006)
Wimbledon 3R (2001)
US Open 2R (2002, 2006)
Doubles
Career record 25–41 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 97 (8 September 2003)
Last updated on: July 19, 2013.

Raemon Sluiter (born 13 April 1978 in Rotterdam, Netherlands; RAY-mon SLIGHT-er) is a former professional male tennis player from the Netherlands. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 46 in February 2003. Sluiter's career highlights have been mostly on home soil: ATP finals in Amsterdam (2000), Rotterdam (2003), Amersfoort (2003) and in s'Hertogenbosch (2009). He also reached the semifinals with the Dutch Davis Cup team in 2001.

He announced his retirement in February 2008, which took effect after he played his home event in Rotterdam. In April 2009 he returned to professional tennis, battling from the qualifying rounds to the final of a Futures tournament in Albufeira, Portugal. In June 2009 he reached the final of the ATP event in Rosmalen, becoming the lowest ranked professional player (866th) in history to reach an ATP final, losing to Benjamin Becker.

Sluiter's best performance in a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the third round of Wimbledon in 2001. Arguably, his biggest individual win came in the first round of the following year's tournament, when he beat 20th seed and former World #1 Yevgeny Kafelnikov in five sets.

Singles titles (10)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP World Tour 500 (0)
ATP World Tour 250 (0)
ATP Challenger Tour (10)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 5 July 1999 United Kingdom Bristol Grass United Kingdom Chris Wilkinson 6–3, 6–7, 7–6
2. 1 November 1999 Germany Aachen Carpet Germany David Prinosil 2–6, 6–4, 7–6
3. 9 July 2001 Netherlands Scheveningen Clay France Paul-Henri Mathieu 6–3, 6–4
4. 28 January 2002 Germany Lübeck Carpet Germany Alexander Popp 6–2, 3–0 ret.
5. 25 February 2002 Germany Hamburg Carpet South Africa Neville Godwin 6–1, 6–3
6. 1 April 2002 Tunisia Tunis Clay Croatia Mario Radic 6–2, 7–5
7. 8 July 2002 Netherlands Scheveningen Clay Spain Salvador Navarro 7–6, 6–7, 7–6
8. 21 February 2005 Germany Lübeck Carpet Germany Alexander Waske 7–6, 7–6
9. 21 November 2005 Czech Republic Prague Carpet France Nicholas Thomann 6–3, 7–5
10. 23 July 2007 Poland Poznań Clay Brazil Júlio Silva 6–4, 6–3

Miscellaneous[edit]

Sluiter is a football fan and supports his local team, Feyenoord; during the 2003/04 season he was their official ambassador. He is also known to be a big fan of the band Pearl Jam. His girlfriend is field hockey player Fatima Moreira de Melo.

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Awards
Preceded by
Robert Eenhoorn
Rotterdam Sportsman of the Year
2000–2002
Succeeded by
Francisco Elson