Mikael Torpegaard

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Mikael Torpegaard
Mikael Torpegaard (Tennis) Profile.jpg
Torpegaard prepares to serve the ball.
Country (sports) Denmark
ResidenceGentofte, Denmark
Born (1994-05-08) 8 May 1994 (age 25)
Gentofte, Denmark
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Turned pro2019
PlaysRight-Handed, Two-Handed Backhand
CollegeOhio State University
Prize moneyUS$ 72,127 [1]
Singles
Career record3–3 (ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
2 Challenger, 2 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 170 (17 June 2019)
Current rankingNo. 173 (19 August 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQ2 (2019)
WimbledonQ2 (2019)
US OpenQ2 (2019)
Doubles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
6 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 360 (17 July 2017)
Last updated on: 20 May 2019.

Mikael Torpegaard (born 8 May 1994) is a Danish professional tennis player, who as of January 2019 is the highest ranked male tennis player from Denmark. Mikael Torpegaard is a member of the Denmark Davis Cup team.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Torpegaard won his first career ATP Challenger $75,000 title at the 2016 Columbus Challenger, which is played at Ohio State, where Mikael went to college and became a five time All-American and a two-time Big Ten Athlete of the Year, an achievement that brings him up between the most successful tennis players in Ohio State history.[3][4][5] On September 22, 2015, Torpegaard, representing host Denmark for the third time in Davis Cup play, played and hung even with Rafael Nadal for much of the match, eventually losing 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to the former Number 1 player.[2]

Challenger and Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 8 (4–4)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (2–2)
ITF Futures Tour (2–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2015 USA F20, Pittsburgh Futures Clay Ecuador Emilio Gómez 4–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Aug 2016 Finland F1, Kaarina Futures Clay Norway Casper Ruud 3–6, 6–4, 0–6
Win 1–2 Aug 2016 Finland F3, Helsinki Futures Clay Austria Peter Goldsteiner 6–0, 7–5
Win 2–2 Sep 2016 Columbus, USA Challenger Hard (i) Germany Benjamin Becker 6–4, 1–6, 6–2
Win 3–2 Jun 2017 USA F20, Rochester Futures Clay Canada Samuel Monette 6–2, 6–4
Loss 3–3 Jan 2019 Columbus, USA Challenger Hard (i) United States Jeffrey John Wolf 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 4–6
Loss 3–4 Feb 2019 Cleveland, USA Challenger Hard (i) United States Maxime Cressy 7–6(7–4), 6–7(6–8), 3–6
Win 4-4 Jun 2019 Columbus, USA Challenger Hard (i) South Korea Nam Ji-sung 6–1, 7-5

Doubles: 7 (6–1)[edit]

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures Tour (6–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (6–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2015 Finland F1, Vierumäki Futures Clay Finland Herkko Pöllänen Netherlands Bobbie De Goeijen
Netherlands Tallon Griekspoor
4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Win 1–1 Aug 2015 Finland F2, Hyvinkää Futures Clay United Kingdom Lloyd Glasspool Monaco Romain Arneodo
France Maxime Janvier
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Win 2–1 Aug 2015 Finland F3, Helsinki Futures Clay Finland Herkko Pöllänen Germany Demian Raab
Netherlands Lennert van der Linden
6–3, 6–0
Win 3–1 Aug 2016 Finland F1, Kaarina Futures Clay Finland Herkko Pöllänen United States Thai-Son Kwiatkowski
United States Jose Statham
6–7(4-7), 6–3, [10–6]
Win 4–1 Aug 2016 Finland F3, Helsinki Futures Clay Finland Herkko Pöllänen Sweden Daniel Appelgren
Sweden Patrik Rosenholm
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Win 5–1 Jun 2017 USA F20, Rochester Futures Clay Canada Hugo Di Feo United States Luca Corinteli
United States Thai-Son Kwiatkowski
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Win 6–1 Jul 2017 USA F22, Pittsburgh Futures Clay Canada Hugo Di Feo United Kingdom Farris Fathi Gosea
United States Nathan Pasha
6–3, 6–4

Davis Cup matches[edit]

Europe/Africa Zone Group II
Round Date Opponent Final match score Location Surface Match Opponent Rubber Score
1R 31 January - 2 February 2014  Cyprus 4–1 Copenhagen Hard (indoor) Singles 4 Sergis Kyratzis 6–0, 6–4 (W)
2R 4–6 April 2014  Luxembourg 5–0 Hillerød Hard (indoor) Singles 5 Christophe Tholl 6–2, 6–3 (W)
2R
15–17 July 2016  Finland 3–2 Kongens Lyngby Hard (indoor) Singles 1 Jarkko Nieminen 6–7(1–7), 5–7, 2–6 (L)
Singles 5 Harri Heliövaara 4–6, 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–1, 7–5 (W)
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
Round Date Opponent Final Match Score Location Surface Match Opponent Rubber Score
1RP
18–20 September 2015  Spain 0–5 Odense Hard (indoor) Singles 1 Rafael Nadal 4–6, 3–6, 2–6 (L)
Singles 5 David Ferrer 1–6, 3–6 (L)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mikael Torpegaard". ATP Tour, Inc. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b Rabinowitz, Bill (22 September 2015). "Tennis: Ohio State's Mikael Torpegaard loses to Rafael Nadal in Davis Cup". CantonRep.com. GateHouse Media. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Torpegaard Triumphs At Columbus Challenger". Tennis TourTalk. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Torpegaard Enjoys Breakthrough On Home Campus". ATP Tour, Inc. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Big Ten Men's Tennis 2018 Tournament Central". CBS Interactive. 28 April 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.

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