Sander Groen

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Sander Groen
Country (sports)  Netherlands
Born (1968-06-16) 16 June 1968 (age 49)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1989
Plays Left-handed
Prize money $ 503,164
Singles
Career record 3–9
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 177 (4 March 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open Q3 (1991)
Wimbledon Q3 (1990)
Doubles
Career record 47–98
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 61 (20 October 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1998, 1999, 2001)
French Open 3R (1997)
Wimbledon 3R (1997)
US Open 1R (1993, 1997)
Mixed doubles
Career record 0–2
Career titles 0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open 1R (1997)
Wimbledon 1R (1997)

Sander Groen (born 16 June 1968) is a professional tennis player from the Netherlands.

Groen enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won 1 ATP doubles title and 12 Challenger doubles titles. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 61 in 1997 and a career-high singles ranking of World No. 177 in 1996.

Groen is known for being the doubles partner of many top-5 singles players like Pat Cash, Goran Ivanišević, Gustavo Kuerten, Marcelo Ríos, Marat Safin, Magnus Norman, Greg Rusedski, Alex Corretja, Marc Rosset and Roger Federer. Federer won his first-ever professional title on the tour playing together with Groen in Segovia 1999. Groen recorded doubles wins over Federer, Safin, Rios, Patrick Rafter and world number 1 teams Eltingh/ Haarhuis (with Fredrik Bergh), Bhupathi/ Paes (with Jan Siemerink and with Andrei Pavel) and Knowles/ Nestor (with Laurence Tieleman) In singles Groen qualified for 9 ATP Tour events reaching the second round in 3 events and he recorded wins over Tim Henman, Richard Krajicek Felix Mantilla and Andrei Chesnokov. He won the dutch national masters in 1992 beating Fernon Wibier in the finals and was runner-up to Jan Siemerink in 1994.

In 2004 Sander Groen made his mark on the ITF senior tour by winning the men's singles over 35 world championships followed by finishing runner-up in 2005 and 2006. He also won the men's singles over 35 European championships in 2005. Up to 2016 Groen won 11 medals at ITF seniors world championships.

Groen is still active on the professional tour, and was ranked 1556 in doubles in February 2017.

Doubles titles (13)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
Challengers (12)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 1991 Cherbourg, France Hard (i) South Africa Byron Talbot Israel Michael Daniel
United States Brian Devening
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
2. 1992 Meran, Italy Clay Germany David Prinosil France Lionel Barthez
France Alois Beust
6–4, 6–4
3. 1992 Dublin, Ireland Hard Germany Arne Thoms Sweden Douglas Geiwald
South Africa Robbie Koenig
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
4. 1992 Munich, Germany Carpet Germany Arne Thoms South Africa Marcos Ondruska
South Africa Grant Stafford
6–4, 7–6
5. 1993 Munich, Germany Carpet Germany Arne Thoms Australia Jon Ireland
United States John Yancey
6–3, 6–3
6. 1994 Singapore Hard United States Brian Devening Mexico Leonardo Lavalle
Brazil Danilo Marcelino
6–2, 7–6
7. 1997 Dubai, UAE Hard Croatia Goran Ivanišević Australia Sandon Stolle
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
7–6, 6–3
8. 1998 Dresden, Germany Clay Argentina Pablo Albano Australia Jamie Holmes
Australia Andrew Painter
6–4, 6–3
9. 1998 Guadalajara, Mexico Clay Lebanon Ali Hamadeh Argentina Martín García
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
6–4, 6–2
10. 1999 Segovia, Spain Clay Switzerland Roger Federer Czech Republic Ota Fukárek
Mexico Alejandro Hernández
6–4, 7–6
11. 2000 Aachen, Germany Carpet Netherlands Jan Siemerink Germany Michael Kohlmann
Germany Franz Stauder
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
12. 2001 Heilbronn, Germany Carpet United States Jack Waite Czech Republic Petr Luxa
Czech Republic David Škoch
1–6, 6–3, 7–6
13. 2001 Prostějov, Czech Republic Clay Italy Andrea Gaudenzi United States Devin Bowen
Argentina Mariano Hood
7–6, 6–4

Runners-up (15)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 1992 Heilbronn, Germany Carpet Sweden Tomas Nydahl United States Doug Eisenman
Norway Bent-Ove Pedersen
1–6, 3–6
2. 1992 Umag, Croatia Clay Germany Lars Koslowski Germany David Prinosil
Czech Republic Richard Vogel
3–6, 7–6, 6–7
3. 1992 Singapore Hard Germany Patrick Baur United States Martin Blackman
Italy Laurence Tieleman
4–6, 6–1, 6–7
4. 1993 Bergamo, Italy Hard (i) Germany Arne Thoms Italy Cristian Brandi
Italy Cristiano Caratti
6–4, 4–6, 1–6
5. 1993 Riemerling, Germany Clay Germany Arne Thoms Venezuela Maurice Ruah
Cuba Mario Tabares
3–6, 3–6
6. 1993 Singapore Hard South Africa Grant Stafford United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
3–6, 4–6
7. 1995 Bristol, England Grass Germany Arne Thoms France Lionel Barthez
France Stephane Simian
5–7, 5–7
8. 1996 Madras, India Hard Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
5–7, 1–6
9. 1996 Mauritius Island Grass Romania Andrei Pavel Germany Patrick Baur
Netherlands Joost Winnink
1–0, RET.
10. 1997 Eilat, Israel Hard (i) Netherlands Rogier Wassen Germany Patrick Baur
Russia Andrei Cherkasov
3–6, 6–7
11. 1998 Venice, Italy Clay Italy Massimo Bertolini Serbia and Montenegro Nebojsa Djordjevic
South Africa Marcos Ondruska
6–1, 1–6, 2–6
12. 2001 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Germany Michael Kohlmann Israel Jonathan Erlich
France Michaël Llodra
W/O
13. 2002 Segovia, Spain Hard Slovakia Karol Beck Australia Tim Crichton
Australia Todd Perry
7–5, 6–7, 4–6
14. 2006 Eckental, Germany Carpet Germany Torsten Popp United Kingdom Joshua Goodall
United Kingdom Ross Hutchins
5–7, 3–6
15. 2007 Heilbronn, Germany Hard (i) France Michaël Llodra Germany Michael Kohlmann
Germany Rainer Schüttler
W/O

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