Nicola Kuhn

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Nicola Kuhn
Ferrero con Kuhn.jpg
Kuhn (left) with Juan Carlos Ferrero in 2015
Country (sports)  Spain (2016–current)
 Germany (2014–2016)
Residence Torrevieja, Spain
Born (2000-03-20) 20 March 2000 (age 18)
Innsbruck, Austria
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2017
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $89,598
Singles
Career record 1–2 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 196 (16 April 2018)
Current ranking No. 199 (7 May 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Junior 1R (2016)
French Open Junior F (2017)
Wimbledon Junior 2R (2016)
US Open Junior QF (2016)
Doubles
Career record 0–0
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 604 (12 February 2018)
Current ranking No. 604 (12 February 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open Junior QF (2016)
French Open Junior W (2017)
Wimbledon Junior 1R (2016)
Last updated on: 12 February 2018.

Nicola Kuhn (Spanish: [kun]; German: [kuːn]; born 20 March 2000) is an Austrian born Spanish tennis player. He has a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 196 achieved on 16 April 2018.

Kuhn has a German father and a Russian mother.[1] From 2014 to 2016, he had represented Germany in ITF Junior and Pro tournaments before switching allegiances to Spain.

Junior career[edit]

Kuhn won the 2017 French Open – Boys' Doubles title and reached the singles final of the same tournament.

Professional career[edit]

2017[edit]

Kuhn won his first ATP Challenger Tour title as a qualifier at the Sparkassen Open in Braunschweig.[2]

He made his ATP main draw debut at the Shenzhen Open as a wildcard.

2018[edit]

Kuhn got to the finals of the Budapest Indoor Challenger Open in February 2017, but lost to ATP Tour veteran Vasek Pospisil in three sets. But he teamed up with Felix Auger-Aliassime to win the same tournament's doubles title.[3] Next month Kuhn was awarded a wildcard for the 2018 Miami Open. He defeated Darian King to win his maiden ATP main draw match. He became the youngest Spaniard since Rafael Nadal to win a match on the ATP World Tour. [4]. In the second round he lost in straight sets to 15th seed Fabio Fognini.

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2017 French Open Clay Australia Alexei Popyrin 6–7(5–7), 3–6

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2017 French Open Clay Hungary Zsombor Piros United States Vasil Kirkov
United States Danny Thomas
6–4, 6–4

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (2–1)[edit]

ATP Challenger (1–1)
ITF Futures (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 2017 Zamardi, Hungary Clay Hungary Attila Balázs 6–4, 6–0
Win 2–0 Jul 2017 Braunschweig, Germany Clay Croatia Viktor Galović 2–6, 7–5, 4–2 ret.
Loss 2–1 Feb 2018 Budapest, Hungary Hard (i) Canada Vasek Pospisil 6–7(3–7), 6–3, 3–6.

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

ATP Challenger (1–0)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2018 Budapest, Hungary Hard Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime Croatia Marin Draganja
Croatia Tomislav Draganja
2–6, 6–2, [11–9]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 0–0
French Open A A 0–0
Wimbledon A A 0–0
US Open A A 0–0
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Miami Open A Q1 2R 1–1
Madrid Open A Q2 A 0–0
Career statistics
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–2
Year-end ranking 785 242

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gee, Donna (27 October 2015). "A NEW BAWL GAME: Tennis sensation Nicola Kuhn is 15, blond, superfit - and simply the best". 
  2. ^ "Challenger #NextGenATP First-Time Winner: Nicola Kuhn". ATP World Tour. 17 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Meiseles, Josh. "Pospisil Goes Back-To-Back With Budapest Title". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 15 August 2018. 
  4. ^ "Kuhn Announces Arrival in Style". ATP World Tour. 23 March 2018. 

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