Henri Kontinen

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Henri Kontinen
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Country (sports)  Finland
Residence Helsinki, Finland
Born (1990-06-19) 19 June 1990 (age 26)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Chris Eaton
Prize money $1,520,672
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 119–63 (65.38% in Grand Slam and ATP World Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 14
Highest ranking No. 2 (20 March 2017)
Current ranking No. 2 (20 March 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2017)
French Open 2R (2014, 2015, 2016)
Wimbledon QF (2016)
US Open 2R (2016)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (2016)
Mixed doubles
Career record 10–6 (62.5%)
Career titles 1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open SF (2015)
Wimbledon W (2016)
US Open QF (2015)
Last updated on: 20 March 2017.

Henri Kontinen (born 19 June 1990) is a Finnish tennis player.

Kontinen has won 14 doubles titles on the ATP Tour in his career. On 18 October 2010, Kontinen reached his best singles rankings of world number 220. He is currently ranked as world number 2 in doubles rankings after winning the Australian Open men's doubles championship, which is his highest ever ranking. 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. He also won the 2017 Australian Open men's doubles title with John Peers, reaching his first Grand Slam title in 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 Christopher Rungkat. Subsequently, Kontinen's singles development was hampered by knee injuries, and 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]

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam tournament finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

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

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 2016 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Heather Watson Colombia Robert Farah
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
7–6(7–5), 6–4

Year-End Championships[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 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]

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

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

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2016 Shanghai Masters Hard Australia John Peers United States Jack Sock
United States John Isner
4–6, 4–6
Winner 2016 Paris Masters Hard (i) Australia John Peers France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 18 (14 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (1–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (1–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (2–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (9–2)
Finals by Surface
Hard (10–3)
Clay (4–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome Num Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 2 August 2014 Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Finland Jarkko Nieminen Italy Daniele Bracciali
Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 21 September 2014 Moselle Open, France Hard (i) Croatia Marin Draganja Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
7–6(7–3), 3–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 2. 26 October 2014 Swiss Indoors, Switzerland Hard (i) Croatia Marin Draganja Canada Vasek Pospisil
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(13–15), 6–1, [5–10]
Winner 2. 8 February 2015 Zagreb Indoors, Croatia Hard (i) Croatia Marin Draganja France Fabrice Martin
India Purav Raja
6–4, 6–4
Winner 3. 22 February 2015 Open 13, France Hard (i) Croatia Marin Draganja United Kingdom Colin Fleming
United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
6–4, 3–6, [10–8]
Winner 4. 26 April 2015 Barcelona Open, Spain Clay Croatia Marin Draganja United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers
6–3, 6–7(6–8), [11–9]
Runner-up 3. 8 August 2015 Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Netherlands Robin Haase Spain Nicolás Almagro
Argentina Carlos Berlocq
7–5, 3–6, [9–11]
Winner 5. 27 September 2015 St. Petersburg Open, Russia Hard (i) Philippines Treat Huey Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Alexander Peya
7–5, 6–3
Winner 6. 4 October 2015 Malaysian Open, Malaysia Hard (i) Philippines Treat Huey South Africa Raven Klaasen
United States Rajeev Ram
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Winner 7. 10 January 2016 Brisbane International, Australia Hard Australia John Peers Australia James Duckworth
Australia Chris Guccione
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Winner 8. 1 May 2016 Bavarian International, Germany Clay Australia John Peers Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Winner 9. 17 July 2016 German Open, Germany Clay Australia John Peers Canada Daniel Nestor
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–5, 6–3
Winner 10. 27 August 2016 Winston-Salem Open, United States Hard Spain Guillermo García-López Germany Andre Begemann
India Leander Paes
4–6, 7–6(8–6), [10–8]
Winner 11. 25 September 2016 St. Petersburg Open, Russia (2) Hard (i) United Kingdom Dominic Inglot Germany Andre Begemann
India Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Runner-up 4. 16 October 2016 Shanghai Masters, China Hard Australia John Peers United States Jack Sock
United States John Isner
4–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 6 November 2016 Paris Masters, France Hard (i) Australia John Peers France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
Winner 13. 20 November 2016 ATP World Tour Finals, United Kingdom Hard (i) Australia John Peers South Africa Raven Klaasen
United States Rajeev Ram
2–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Winner 14. 28 January 2017 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard Australia John Peers United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–5, 7–5

Singles titles[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Challengers (0)
Futures (5)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 2009 Vilnius Clay Finland Timo Nieminen 6–1, 6–3
2. 2009 Cardiff Hard (i) Belgium Yannick Mertens 7–6(4), 7–5
3. 2010 Sarajevo Carpet Austria Alexander Peya 6–3, 7–6(4)
4. 2010 Danderyd Hard (i) Finland Timo Nieminen 6–3, 6–4
5. 2010 Falun Hard (i) Finland Timo Nieminen 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(5)

ATP Challenger finals[edit]

Doubles: 16 (8 titles, 8 runners-up)[edit]

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 18 November 2007 Helsinki Challenger, Finland Hard (i) Finland Harri Heliövaara Russia Mikhail Elgin
Russia Alexander Kudryavtsev
6–4, 5–7, [11–13]
Runner-up 2. 3 August 2008 Tampere Challenger, Estonia Clay Finland Harri Heliövaara Sweden Ervin Eleskovic
Sweden Michael Ryderstedt
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 15 November 2009 Jersey Challenger, Channel Islands Hard (i) Finland Jarkko Nieminen Denmark Frederik Nielsen
Australia Joseph Sirianni
5–7, 6–3, [2–10]
Runner-up 4. 29 November 2009 Helsinki Challenger, Finland Hard (i) Finland Jarkko Nieminen India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
2–6, 6–7(7–9)
Winner 1. 14 November 2010 Loughborough Challenger, United Kingdom Hard (i) Denmark Frederik Nielsen Australia Jordan Kerr
United Kingdom Ken Skupski
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 28 November 2009 Helsinki Challenger, Finland Hard (i) Finland Jarkko Nieminen Germany Dustin Brown
Germany Martin Emmrich
6–7(17–19), 6–0, [7–10]
Runner-up 6. 21 July 2013 Poznań Challenger, Poland Clay Poland Mateusz Kowalczyk Germany Gero Kretschmer
Germany Alexander Satschko
3–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 28 July 2013 Tampere Challenger, Estonia Clay Serbia Goran Tošić Philippines Ruben Gonzales
Australia Chris Letcher
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 20 October 2013 Mouilleron-le-Captif Challenger, France Hard (i) Spain Adrián Menéndez-Maceiras France Fabrice Martin
France Hugo Nys
6–3, 3–6, [8–10]
Winner 3. 9 November 2013 Bratislava Challenger, Slovakia Hard (i) Sweden Andreas Siljeström Germany Gero Kretschmer
Germany Jan-Lennard Struff
7–6(8–6), 6–2
Winner 4. 16 November 2013 Helsinki Challenger, Finland Hard (i) Finland Jarkko Nieminen Germany Dustin Brown
Germany Philipp Marx
7–5, 5–7, [10–5]
Winner 5. 26 January 2014 Talheim Challenger, Germany Hard (i) Poland Tomasz Bednarek United Kingdom Ken Skupski
United Kingdom Neal Skupski
3–6, 7–6 (7–3), [12–10]
Winner 6. 2 March 2014 Cherbourg Challenger, France Hard (i) Russia Konstantin Kravchuk France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Albano Olivetti
6–4, 6–7 (3–7), [10–7]
Winner 7. 20 April 2014 Sarasota Challenger, United States Clay Croatia Marin Draganja Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
Croatia Franko Škugor
7–5, 5–7, [10–6]
Runner-up 8. 20 July 2014 Poznań Challenger, Poland Clay Poland Tomasz Bednarek Moldova Radu Albot
Czech Republic Adam Pavlásek
7–5, 2–6, [10–8]
Winner 8. 16 November 2014 Helsinki Challenger, Finland 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 tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; played in a (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; won a (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; or (NH) tournament not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Current till 2017 Indian Wells.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A 1R 2R W 1 / 3 7–2
French Open A A A A A A 2R 2R 2R 0 / 3 3–3
Wimbledon A A A A A A 1R 1R QF 0 / 3 3–3
US Open A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–4 6–4 6–0 1 / 12 14–11
Year-end Championship
ATP World Tour Finals Did Not Qualify W 1 / 1 5–0
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A 1R 1R QF 0 / 3 2–3
Miami Masters A A A A A A A QF 1R 0 / 2 2–2
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A 1R QF 0 / 2 2–2
Madrid Masters A A A A A A A 1R QF 0 / 2 2–2
Rome Masters A A A A A A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2
Canada Masters A A A A A A A A QF 0 / 1 1–1
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Shanghai Masters NH A A A A A A A F 0 / 1 4–1
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A W 1 / 1 5–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–5 14–8 2–1 1 / 15 18–14
Career statistics
ATP Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 8 1 18
ATP Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 7 1 14
Overall Win–Loss 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 19–13 31–21 52–20 10–3 119–63
Year-end Ranking 585 248 280 769 1358 128 46 31 7 65.36%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "French Open glory for Indonesian junior player". Jakarta Globe. 11 June 2008. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Huey/Kontinen Triumph In St. Petersburg". ATP World Tour. 27 September 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Huey/Kontinen On A Roll in Kuala Lumpur". ATP World Tour. 4 October 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Peers/Kontinen Capture Brisbane Crown". ATP World Tour. 10 January 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Kontinen Peers Doubles Munich 2016 Final". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  6. ^ "Wimbledon 2016: Heather Watson left delirious as 'joke' with partner Henri Kontinen leaves her a champion". Independent. 11 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Kontista ei pysäytä mikään - komea turnausvoitto Hampurissa!". yle.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  8. ^ "Kontiselle uran 10:s ATP-voitto: "Pari löytyi tunti ennen deadlinea"". Suomen Tennisliitto (in Finnish). Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  9. ^ "Kontiselle jälleen turnausvoitto - suomalainen nelinpelilegendan painajaisena". yle.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  10. ^ "Tennishistoriaa! Henri Kontinen nelinpelititteliin Pariisissa". mtv.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  11. ^ "Mestaruus Lontoossa - Kontisen ja Peersin uskomaton loppukausi kesti loppuun asti!". yle.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  12. ^ "Kontiselta hurja harppaus maailmanlistalla – nyt jo 10 parhaan joukossa!". yle.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2016-11-21. 

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