Igor Sijsling

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Igor Sijsling
Igor Sijsling 2, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports)  Netherlands
Residence Amsterdam, Netherlands
Born (1987-08-18) 18 August 1987 (age 27)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 2005
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,248,033
Career record 40–65 (38.09%)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 52 (17 February 2014)
Current ranking No. 168 (22 June 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2013, 2014, 2015)
French Open 2R (2013)
Wimbledon 3R (2013)
US Open 2R (2012)
Career record 22–35
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 37 (6 January 2014)
Current ranking No. 106 (10 February 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (2013)
French Open 2R (2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2014)
US Open 1R (2012, 2013)
Last updated on: 28 June 2014.

Igor Sijsling (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈiɡɔr ˈsɛi̯slɪŋ]; born 18 August 1987 in Amsterdam, Netherlands) is a Dutch professional tennis player.[1] He is coached by Dennis Schenk. Sijsling reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 52 on 17 February 2014, and is the No. 2 ranked Dutch player on the ATP Tour.[2] His biggest accomplishment is reaching the final of Australian Open with countryman Robin Haase in 2013, where they lost to the Bryan Brothers.[3] In singles, he reached the third round of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships and has victories over top players including Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Milos Raonic and Mikhail Youzhny.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Sijsling grew up in Amsterdam, where his Serbian mother tried to instill her love of sports in her son. He played all kinds of sports as a young child, street football, basketball, and tennis. He even studied ballet.[citation needed]

He started playing tennis at the age of five with his parents, studying at the Amstelpark tennis school. By the time he was 12, tennis was clearly his sport. He was chosen for the Dutch national youth team. He won the Dutch under-18 championship twice and was runner-up at the European under-18 championships in Switzerland.[citation needed]

He received his diploma from the Vossius Gymnasium and began to play on the Futures and Challenger tours in 2006.[5]

Professional career[edit]


Igor Sijsling at the Nice Open 2012.

Sijsling's first success on the ATP tour came in 2011, when he reached the quarterfinals in Metz, losing to Ivan Ljubičić.

In 2012, he again reached the quarterfinals in s-Hertogenbosch, after beating Jarkko Nieminen and Olivier Rochus in the first two rounds. He was beaten by David Ferrer. He qualified for the US Open that year and reached the second round of the main draw, where he again lost to Ferrer. In Kuala Lumpur, he again reached the quarterfinals, falling yet again to Ferrer. He reached the second round in Moscow and Paris-Bercy, falling to Andreas Seppi and Janko Tipsarević, respectively. In doubles, he reached the quarterfinals in Rotterdam, partnering Thomas Schoorel. He also reached the quarterfinals in Moscow, partnered with Roberto Bautista Agut.


Igor Sijsling in 2013.

In 2013, he qualified in Auckland and beat Dutch no. 1 Robin Haase in the first round, only to fall to Tommy Haas in the second. He also reached the second round in Zagreb. At the Australian Open, he teamed with Robin Haase to reach the doubles final, losing to the Bryan brothers. In Rotterdam, Sijsling beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first round for his first top-10 victory. At Wimbledon, Sijsling had his best showing in the singles tournament of a Grand Slam event by reaching the third round, beating seeded player Grigor Dimitrov in the process.


Igor prepared for the first Grand Slam tournament of the season with two warm-up tournaments, in Brisbane, where he lost in the first round to Nicolas Mahut, followed by the Heineken Open, where he again lost in the first round, this time to eventual finalist Lu Yen-hsun. At the Australian Open, he lost to Australian wildcard Thanasi Kokkinakis in the first round. The following week he played in a Challenger event in Heilbronn, where he made the final, losing to home favourite Peter Gojowczyk in straight sets. In Zagreb he entered the tournament as the eighth seed. He beat Kavčič in the first round, but lost to Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov in the second. Sijsling played his first ATP World Tour 500 series event of the year in Rotterdam, beating seventh seed and world no. 15 Mikhail Youzhny in the first round, losing just four games in the progress.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Career finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals (0–1)[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 2013 Australian Open Hard Netherlands Robin Haase United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6

ATP Tour finals[edit]

Doubles: 4 (1–3)[edit]

Grand Slam (0–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 20 July 2008 Dutch Open, Amersfoort, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Jesse Huta Galung Czech Republic František Čermák
Netherlands Rogier Wassen
5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 26 January 2013 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard Netherlands Robin Haase United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 20 July 2013 Claro Open Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia Hard France Édouard Roger-Vasselin India Purav Raja
India Divij Sharan
6–7(4–7), 6–7(3–7)
Winner 1. 29 July 2013 BB&T Atlanta Open, Atlanta, United States Hard France Édouard Roger-Vasselin United Kingdom Colin Fleming
United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
7–6(8–6), 6–3

ATP Challenger finals[edit]

Singles: 6 (6–7)[edit]

ATP Challenger Tour (6-7)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 31 June, 2006 Russia Saransk, Russia Clay Uzbekistan Farrukh Dustov 7-6(10-8) 6-4
Runner-up 2. 19 November, 2007 United Kingdom Shrewsbury, UK Hard(i) Russia Igor Kunitsyn 2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 3. 13 July, 2009 United Kingdom Manchester, UK Grass Belgium Olivier Rochus 3-6, 6-4, 2-6
Runner-up 4. 2 November, 2009 South Korea Chuncheon, South Korea Hard Taiwan Lu Yen-hsun 2-6, 3-6
Winner 5. 1 November, 2010 Germany Eckental, Germany Carpet(i) Belgium Ruben Bemelmans 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 8 November, 2010 Germany Aachen, Germany Carpet(i) Germany Dustin Brown 3–6, 6-7(3-7)
Winner 7. 11 September, 2011 Netherlands Alphen, Netherlands Clay Germany Jan-Lennard Struff 7–6(7–2), 6–3
Winner 8. 12 February, 2012 Netherlands Quimper, France Hard(i) Tunisia Malek Jaziri 6–3, 6–4
Winner 9. 26 February, 2012 Germany Wolfsburg, Germany Carpet(i) Poland Jerzy Janowicz 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(11–9)
Runner-up 10. 30 July, 2012 Canada Granby, Canada Hard Canada Vasek Pospisil 6-7(2-7), 4-6
Winner 11. 5 August, 2012 Canada Vancouver, Canada Hard Ukraine Sergei Bubka 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 12. 30 September, 2013 Belgium Mons, Belgium Hard(i) Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 3-6, 5-7
Runner-up 13. 20 January, 2014 Germany Heilbronn, Germany Hard(i) Germany Peter Gojowczyk 4-6, 5-7

Doubles: 2 (2–0)[edit]

ATP Challenger Tour (2–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. 30 November, 2006 Louisville, USA Hard (i) Netherlands Robin Haase United States Amer Delic
United States Robert Kendrick
Winner 2. 14 November, 2010 Aachen, Germany Carpet Belgium Ruben Bemelmans United Kingdom Jamie Delgado
United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
6–4, 3–6, 11–9

Grand Slam tournament singles performance timeline[edit]


Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup - / Fed Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

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.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q2 Q1 Q3 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3 0.00
French Open Q1 Q1 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4 20.00
Wimbledon A 1R A 3R 1R 1R 0 / 4 2–4 33.33
US Open Q3 Q2 2R 1R 1R 0 / 3 1–3 25.00
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–2 3–4 0–4 0–3 0 / 14 4–14 22.22

Grand Slam tournament doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A F 1R 0 / 2 5–2 71.43
French Open A A A 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2 33.33
Wimbledon A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0.00
US Open A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0.00
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 5–4 1–2 0 / 7 6–7 46.15


  1. ^ "Official Website" (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "ATP Player Profile Igor Sijsling". ATP. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Australian Open 2013: Bryan brothers capture title in straight sets". SBNation. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Wild card Igor Sijsling advances". ESPN. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Biography on his personal website
  6. ^ "Wild card Igor Sijsling advances". ESPN. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 

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