Henri Kontinen

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Henri Kontinen
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Country (sports)  Finland
Residence Tallinn, Estonia
Born (1990-06-19) 19 June 1990 (age 28)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach Chris Eaton
Prize money $2,459,103
Official website henrikontinen.com
Singles
Career record 7–6
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 220 (18 October 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q1 (2010)
Doubles
Career record 159–83 (65.7%)
Career titles 21
Highest ranking No. 1 (3 April 2017)
Current ranking No. 8 (30 April 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2017)
French Open QF (2018)
Wimbledon SF (2017)
US Open SF (2017)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (2016, 2017)
Mixed doubles
Career record 15–7 (68.18%)
Career titles 1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2018)
French Open SF (2015)
Wimbledon W (2016)
US Open QF (2015)
Last updated on: 30 April 2018.

Henri Kontinen (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈhenri ˈkontinen]; born 19 June 1990) is a Finnish tennis player.

Kontinen has won 16 doubles titles on the ATP Tour in his career. He was formerly ranked as world No. 1 in doubles after winning the 2017 Australian Open men's doubles championship. He reached his best singles rankings of world No. 220 in October 2010. His brother Micke is a retired tennis player.

After ending his singles career due to injuries he started focusing on doubles. He reached the quarterfinals of the men's doubles 2016 Wimbledon Championships with John Peers and won the mixed doubles at the same tournament with Heather Watson. His win in the 2017 Australian Open men's doubles with Peers was his first Grand Slam title in men's doubles.

Junior career[edit]

Kontinen won the 2008 French Open boys' doubles title with Christopher Rungkat.[1] He reached the final of the 2008 Wimbledon boys' singles which he lost to Grigor Dimitrov having beaten Bernard Tomic in the semi final. He also reached the final of the 2008 US Open boys' doubles with Rungkat. Subsequently, Kontinen's singles development was hampered by knee injuries, and in 2013 he decided to concentrate on doubles.

Senior career[edit]

In 2014 Kontinen won his first ATP title at the Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel with Jarkko Nieminen, he also played two more finals partnering Marin Draganja.

2015 was a breakthrough year for him as he won five titles[2][3] including title at the Barcelona Open BancSabadell, his first ATP World Tour 500 series title. Together with Zheng Jie he reached semifinals of mixed doubles at the 2015 French Open.

His good results continued in 2016 as he won the title at the Brisbane International in January with John Peers.[4] On April–May they won the BMW Open together.[5] At the 2016 Wimbledon Championships he reached quarterfinals of the men's doubles tournament together with Peers and the final of the mixed doubles with Heather Watson, which they won in straight sets.[6] On July Kontinen and Peers won the German Open Tennis Championships.[7] On August Kontinen won the Winstom-Salem Open playing with Guillermo García-López. It was Kontinen's 10th doubles title in his career.[8] He took the victory of St. Petersburg Open with Dominic Inglot.[9] Kontinen and Peers had a successful end for the year as they won their first Masters title at Paris Masters[10] and the season ending ATP World Tour Finals title.[11] Kontinen reached the top 10 in rankings as a first Finnish tennis player ever.[12]

Kontinen and Peers won the 2017 Australian Open men's doubles championship in January 2017, and on 3 April 2017 Kontinen became world no. 1 doubles player—the first Finnish player, male or female, to do so. At Wimbledon in 2017, Kontinen and Peers lost in the semi-final to Łukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo, the eventual champions; Kontinen also lost his no. 1 ranking to Melo.[13] In the mixed doubles, Kontinen and Watson reached the final for the second successive year, but lost to Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis.

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam tournament finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2017 Australian Open Hard Australia John Peers United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–5, 7–5

Mixed doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2016 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Heather Watson Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Colombia Robert Farah
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Loss 2017 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Heather Watson Switzerland Martina Hingis
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
4–6, 4–6

Year-End Championships[edit]

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2016 ATP World Tour Finals, London Hard (i) Australia John Peers South Africa Raven Klaasen
United States Rajeev Ram
2–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Win 2017 ATP Finals, London (2) Hard (i) Australia John Peers Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6–4, 6–2

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2016 Shanghai Masters Hard Australia John Peers United States John Isner
United States Jack Sock
4–6, 4–6
Win 2016 Paris Masters Hard (i) Australia John Peers France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
Win 2017 Shanghai Masters Hard Australia John Peers Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6–4, 6–2
Win 2018 Canadian Open Hard Australia John Peers South Africa Raven Klaasen
New Zealand Michael Venus
6–2, 6–7(7–9), [10–6]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 25 (21 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (1–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (2–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (3–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (4–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (10–2)
Finals by Surface
Hard (16–3)
Clay (4–1)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Aug 2014 Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria 250 Series Clay Finland Jarkko Nieminen Italy Daniele Bracciali
Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev
6–1, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Sep 2014 Moselle Open, France 250 Series Hard (i) Croatia Marin Draganja Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
7–6(7–3), 3–6, [8–10]
Loss 1–2 Nov 2014 Swiss Indoors, Switzerland 500 Series Hard (i) Croatia Marin Draganja Canada Vasek Pospisil
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(13–15), 6–1, [5–10]
Win 2–2 Feb 2015 Zagreb Indoors, Croatia 250 Series Hard (i) Croatia Marin Draganja France Fabrice Martin
India Purav Raja
6–4, 6–4
Win 3–2 Feb 2015 Open 13, France 250 Series Hard (i) Croatia Marin Draganja United Kingdom Colin Fleming
United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
6–4, 3–6, [10–8]
Win 4–2 Apr 2015 Barcelona Open, Spain 500 Series Clay Croatia Marin Draganja United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers
6–3, 6–7(6–8), [11–9]
Loss 4–3 Aug 2015 Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria 250 Series Clay Netherlands Robin Haase Spain Nicolás Almagro
Argentina Carlos Berlocq
7–5, 3–6, [9–11]
Win 5–3 Sep 2015 St. Petersburg Open, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) Philippines Treat Huey Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Alexander Peya
7–5, 6–3
Win 6–3 Oct 2015 Malaysia Open, Malaysia 250 Series Hard (i) Philippines Treat Huey South Africa Raven Klaasen
United States Rajeev Ram
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Win 7–3 Jan 2016 Brisbane International, Australia 250 Series Hard Australia John Peers Australia James Duckworth
Australia Chris Guccione
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Win 8–3 May 2016 Bavarian International, Germany 250 Series Clay Australia John Peers Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Win 9–3 Jul 2016 German Open, Germany 500 Series Clay Australia John Peers Canada Daniel Nestor
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–5, 6–3
Win 10–3 Aug 2016 Winston-Salem Open, United States 250 Series Hard Spain Guillermo García López Germany Andre Begemann
India Leander Paes
4–6, 7–6(8–6), [10–8]
Win 11–3 Sep 2016 St. Petersburg Open, Russia (2) 250 Series Hard (i) United Kingdom Dominic Inglot Germany Andre Begemann
India Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Loss 11–4 Oct 2016 Shanghai Masters, China Masters 1000 Hard Australia John Peers United States Jack Sock
United States John Isner
4–6, 4–6
Win 12–4 Nov 2016 Paris Masters, France Masters 1000 Hard (i) Australia John Peers France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
Win 13–4 Nov 2016 ATP World Tour Finals, United Kingdom Tour Finals Hard (i) Australia John Peers South Africa Raven Klaasen
United States Rajeev Ram
2–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Win 14–4 Jan 2017 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard Australia John Peers United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–5, 7–5
Win 15–4 Aug 2017 Washington Open, United States 500 Series Hard Australia John Peers Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Win 16–4 Oct 2017 China Open, China 500 Series Hard Australia John Peers United States John Isner
United States Jack Sock
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Win 17–4 Oct 2017 Shanghai Masters, China Masters 1000 Hard Australia John Peers Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6–4, 6–2
Win 18–4 Nov 2017 ATP Finals, United Kingdom (2) Tour Finals Hard (i) Australia John Peers Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6–4, 6–2
Win 19–4 Jan 2018 Brisbane International, Australia (2) 250 Series Hard Australia John Peers Argentina Leonardo Mayer
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
3–6, 6–3, [10–2]
Win 20–4 Jun 2018 Queen's Club Championships, United Kingdom 500 Series Grass Australia John Peers United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
6-4, 6-3
Win 21–4 Aug 2018 Canadian Open, Canada Masters 1000 Hard Australia John Peers South Africa Raven Klaasen
New Zealand Michael Venus
6–2, 6–7(7–9), [10–6]

Challengers and Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 6 (5 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Challengers (0)
Futures (5–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Aug 2009 Lithuania F1, Vilnius Futures Clay Finland Timo Nieminen 6–1, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Oct 2009 Germany F19, Leimen Futures Hard (i) Poland Michał Przysiężny 6–3, 2–6, 5–7
Win 2–1 Oct 2009 Great Britain F16, Cardiff Futures Hard (i) Belgium Yannick Mertens 7–6(7–4), 7–5
Win 3–1 Feb 2010 Bosnia & Herzegovina F2, Sarajevo Futures Carpet (i) Austria Alexander Peya 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Win 4–1 Sep 2010 Sweden F1, Danderyd Futures Hard (i) Finland Timo Nieminen 6–3, 6–4
Win 5–1 Sep 2010 Sweden F2, Falun Futures Hard (i) Finland Timo Nieminen 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)

Doubles: 28 (18 titles, 10 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend (Doubles)
Challengers (8–8)
Futures (10–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2007 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard (i) Finland Harri Heliövaara Russia Mikhail Elgin
Russia Alexander Kudryavtsev
6–4, 5–7, [11–13]
Win 1–1 Apr 2008 Great Britain F6, Exmouth Futures Carpet (i) Finland Harri Heliövaara Germany Ralph Grambow
United Kingdom Ken Skupski
6–2, 6–2
Loss 1–2 Aug 2008 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay Finland Harri Heliövaara Sweden Ervin Eleskovic
Sweden Michael Ryderstedt
3–6, 4–6
Win 2–2 Sep 2008 Sweden F2, Falun Futures Hard (i) Finland Timo Nieminen Sweden Carl Bergman
Sweden Tim Goransson
6–4, 6–2
Win 3–2 Mar 2009 Great Britain F3, Tipton Futures Hard (i) United Kingdom Dan Evans United States Scott Oudsema
United States Phillip Simmonds
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–4), [10–4]
Win 4–2 May 2009 Kuwait F1, Mishref Futures Hard Germany Sebastian Rieschick India Vivek Shokeen
India Navdeep Singh
6–4, 6–2
Win 5–2 May 2009 Kuwait F2, Mishref Futures Hard Germany Sebastian Rieschick Czech Republic Jiří Krkoška
France Pierrick Ysern
6–4, 6–4
Win 6–2 Jun 2009 Norway F1, Svingvoll Futures Hard Finland Timo Nieminen France Fabrice Martin
United States Michael McClune
6–3, 6–3
Win 7–2 Jul 2009 Estonia F2, Kuressaare Futures Clay (i) Finland Harri Heliövaara Estonia Mait Künnap
Finland Juho Paukku
6–3, 6–3
Loss 7–3 Nov 2009 Jersey, Channel Islands Challenger Hard (i) Finland Jarkko Nieminen Denmark Frederik Nielsen
Australia Joseph Sirianni
5–7, 6–3, [2–10]
Loss 7–4 Nov 2009 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard (i) Finland Jarkko Nieminen India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
2–6, 6–7(7–9)
Loss 7–5 Oct 2010 Great Britain F17, Cardiff Futures Hard (i) Finland Timo Nieminen United Kingdom Josh Goodall
United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
1–6, 2–6
Win 8–5 Nov 2010 Loughborough, United Kingdom Challenger Hard (i) Denmark Frederik Nielsen Australia Jordan Kerr
United Kingdom Ken Skupski
6–2, 6–4
Loss 8–6 Nov 2010 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard (i) Finland Jarkko Nieminen Germany Dustin Brown
Germany Martin Emmrich
6–7(17–19), 6–0, [7–10]
Win 9–6 Jun 2013 Netherlands F1, Amstelveen Futures Clay Indonesia Christopher Rungkat Netherlands Niels Lootsma
Netherlands Jelle Sels
6–1, 7–5
Win 10–6 Jun 2013 Netherlands F2, Alkmaar Futures Clay Indonesia Christopher Rungkat Czech Republic David Škoch
Czech Republic Jan Zednik
7–5, 7–6(9–7)
Win 11–6 Jun 2013 Netherlands F3, Breda Futures Clay Indonesia Christopher Rungkat United States Bjorn Fratangelo
United States Mitchell Krueger
6–4, 7–5
Loss 11–7 Jul 2013 Poznań, Poland Challenger Clay Poland Mateusz Kowalczyk Germany Gero Kretschmer
Germany Alexander Satschko
3–6, 3–6
Win 12–7 Jul 2013 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay Serbia Goran Tošić Philippines Ruben Gonzales
Australia Chris Letcher
6–4, 6–4
Loss 12–8 Sep 2013 Sweden F6, Falun Futures Hard (i) Sweden Jesper Brunström Sweden Milos Sekulic
Sweden Fred Simonsson
6–3, 3–6, [5–10]
Loss 12–9 Oct 2013 Mouilleron-le-Captif, France Challenger Hard (i) Spain Adrián Menéndez-Maceiras France Fabrice Martin
France Hugo Nys
6–3, 3–6, [8–10]
Win 13–9 Nov 2013 Bratislava, Slovakia Challenger Hard (i) Sweden Andreas Siljeström Germany Gero Kretschmer
Germany Jan-Lennard Struff
7–6(8–6), 6–2
Win 14–9 Nov 2013 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard (i) Finland Jarkko Nieminen Germany Dustin Brown
Germany Philipp Marx
7–5, 5–7, [10–5]
Win 15–9 Jan 2014 Talheim, Germany Challenger Hard (i) Poland Tomasz Bednarek United Kingdom Ken Skupski
United Kingdom Neal Skupski
3–6, 7–6 (7–3), [12–10]
Win 16–9 Mar 2014 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard (i) Russia Konstantin Kravchuk France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Albano Olivetti
6–4, 6–7 (3–7), [10–7]
Win 17–9 Apr 2014 Sarasota, United States Challenger Clay Croatia Marin Draganja Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
Croatia Franko Škugor
7–5, 5–7, [10–6]
Loss 17–10 Jul 2014 Poznań, Poland Challenger Clay Poland Tomasz Bednarek Moldova Radu Albot
Czech Republic Adam Pavlásek
7–5, 2–6, [10–8]
Win 18–10 Nov 2014 Helsinki, Finland (2) Challenger Hard (i) Finland Jarkko Nieminen United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
Germany Philipp Petzschner
7–6(7–2), 6–4

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current till 2018 US Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A 1R 2R W 2R 1 / 4 8–3
French Open A A A A A A 2R 2R 2R 1R QF 0 / 5 6–5
Wimbledon A A A A A A 1R 1R QF SF 1R 0 / 5 7–5
US Open A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R SF 2R 0 / 5 6–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–4 6–4 14–3 5–4 1 / 19 27–18
Year-end championship
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify W W 2 / 2 9–1
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A 1R 1R QF 1R 0 / 4 2–4
Miami Open A A A A A A A QF 1R 2R 2R 0 / 4 4–4
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A 1R QF QF 2R 0 / 4 3–4
Madrid Open A A A A A A A 1R QF QF 2R 0 / 4 3–4
Italian Open A A A A A A A 1R 1R SF QF 0 / 4 3–4
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A QF QF W 1 / 3 6–2
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A 1R QF QF 0 / 3 1–3
Shanghai Masters NH A A A A A A A F W 1 / 2 7–1
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A W QF 1 / 2 6–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–5 14–8 12–8 7–6 3 / 30 35–27
National representation
Davis Cup Z2 Z2 Z1 Z1 A Z2 Z2 Z2 Z2 Z2 Z2 0 / 0 13–5
Career statistics
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 7 5 3 21
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 8 5 3 25
Overall Win–Loss 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 19–13 31–21 52–20 43–17 21–13 173–90
Year-end ranking 585 248 280 769 1358 128 46 31 7 3 66%

References[edit]

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