Tom Nijssen

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Tom Nijssen (born 1 October 1964 in Maastricht) is a former professional tennis player from the Netherlands.

A doubles specialist, he won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles with Manon Bollegraf, the French Open in 1989 and the US Open in 1991. They were runner-up at the Wimbledon mixed doubles tournament in 1993. In 1992 Nijssen and Helena Suková were the US Open mixed doubles finalists.

Nijssen's highest ATP singles ranking was World No. 87 on 17 April 1989. He reached his best ATP doubles ranking on 11 May 1992 when he became No. 10.

Doubles titles (11)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1986 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Johan Vekemans Czech Republic Miloslav Mečíř
Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 1987 Athens, Greece Clay Czech Republic Jaroslav Navrátil Germany Tore Meinecke
Germany Ricki Osterthun
2–6, 6–3, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 1987 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Johan Vekemans Poland Wojtek Fibak
Czech Republic Miloslav Mečíř
6–7, 7–5, 2–6
Winner 1. 1987 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Australia Broderick Dyke United States Sammy Giammalva, Jr.
United States Jim Grabb
6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 1988 Metz, France Carpet Czech Republic Jaroslav Navrátil United States Rill Baxter
Nigeria Nduka Odizor
6–2, 6–7, 7–6
Winner 3. 1988 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Germany Ricki Osterthun Iran Mansour Bahrami
France Guy Forget
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1988 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet United Kingdom Jeremy Bates Germany Rudiger Haas
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Ivanišević
6–1, 5–7, 3–6
Winner 4. 1988 Brussels, Belgium Carpet Australia Wally Masur Australia John Fitzgerald
Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd
7–5, 7–6
Runner-up 5. 1990 Milan, Italy Carpet Germany Udo Riglewski Italy Omar Camporese
Italy Diego Nargiso
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 1990 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet Denmark Michael Mortensen Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
France Guy Forget
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 1991 Milan, Italy Carpet Czech Republic Cyril Suk Italy Omar Camporese
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 8. 1991 Estoril, Portugal Clay Czech Republic Cyril Suk Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Netherlands Mark Koevermans
3–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 1991 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Cyril Suk United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
United States Kevin Curren
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Winner 6. 1991 Lyon, France Carpet Czech Republic Cyril Suk United States Steve DeVries
Australia David Macpherson
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 1991 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet Czech Republic Cyril Suk Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
5–7, 2–6
Winner 7. 1992 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet Czech Republic Cyril Suk Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 8. 1992 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Czech Republic Cyril Suk Czech Republic Karel Nováček
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 1992 Bolzano, Italy Carpet Czech Republic Cyril Suk Sweden Anders Järryd
Norway Bent-Ove Pedersen
1–6, 7–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 1993 Milan, Italy Carpet Czech Republic Cyril Suk Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Wally Masur
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 1993 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Czech Republic Cyril Suk South Africa Gary Muller
South Africa Piet Norval
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 12. 1993 Paris Indoor, France Carpet Czech Republic Cyril Suk Zimbabwe Byron Black
United States Jonathan Stark
6–4, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 10. 1994 Oahu, U.S. Hard Czech Republic Cyril Suk United States Alex O'Brien
United States Jonathan Stark
6–4, 6–4
Winner 11. 1994 Milan, Italy Carpet Czech Republic Cyril Suk Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
South Africa Piet Norval
4–6, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 13. 1996 Estoril, Portugal Clay United States Greg Van Emburgh Spain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Francisco Roig
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 14. 1998 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Jeff Tarango United States Patrick Galbraith
New Zealand Brett Steven
4–6, 2–6

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A 2R 3R 1R 1R QF 2R QF 1R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 11 12–11
French Open A A 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R QF 2R 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R A 0 / 12 13–12
Wimbledon A A A A 3R 2R 2R 3R 1R 1R QF 1R 3R 2R 1R 0 / 11 12–11
U.S. Open A A A A A 1R A 1R 3R 3R QF 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 8 9–8
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 42 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 4–3 5–4 2–3 5–4 6–4 4–4 11–4 1–4 3–4 4–4 0–2 N/A 46–42
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
A A 1R A A A 1R A A 0 / 2 0–2
Miami 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 9 2–9
Monte Carlo A 1R SF 1R 1R SF 1R A A 0 / 6 5–6
Rome 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 8 0–8
Hamburg 1R QF SF 1R QF 1R 2R A A 0 / 7 5–7
Canada A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Stuttgart (Stockholm) 1R F QF QF 2R A A A A 0 / 5 6–5
Paris A 1R QF F 2R A A A A 0 / 4 6–4
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 4 0 / 6 0 / 7 0 / 6 0 / 6 0 / 4 0 / 5 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 41 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0–4 5–6 8–7 5–6 1–6 4–4 1–5 0–2 0–1 N/A 24–41
Year End Ranking 430 82 97 44 34 84 53 23 18 25 28 74 79 96 313 N/A

A = did not attend tournament

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