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 $796,307
Career record 7–6
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 220 (18 October 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q1 (2010)
Career record 95–58 (62.09% in Grand Slam and ATP World Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 11
Highest ranking No. 25 (12 September 2016)
Current ranking No. 26 (10 October 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2016)
French Open 2R (2014, 2015, 2016)
Wimbledon QF (2016)
US Open 2R (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: 10 October 2016.

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

Kontinen has won 11 doubles titles on the ATP Tour in his career. On 18 October 2010, Kontinen reached his best singles rankings of world number 220. On 12 September 2016, he peaked at world number 25 in the doubles rankings. His brother Micke is also a tennis player.

His greatest success has come in doubles, having reached the quarterfinals of the men's doubles 2016 Wimbledon Championships with John Peers and winning the mixed doubles at the same tournament with Heather Watson.

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[4] with John Peers. 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.[5]

Grand Slam tournament finals[edit]

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

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 14 (11 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (2–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (9–2)
Finals by Surface
Hard (7–2)
Clay (4–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
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 Hard (i) United Kingdom Dominic Inglot Germany Andre Begemann
India Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, [12–10]

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)

Challengers men's doubles titles (6)[edit]

Challengers (6)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. 28 July 2013 Tampere Clay Serbia Goran Tošić Philippines Ruben Gonzales
Australia Chris Letcher
6–4, 6–4
2. 9 November 2013 Bratislava Hard (i) Sweden Andreas Siljeström Germany Gero Kretschmer
Germany Jan-Lennard Struff
7–6 (8–6), 6–2
3. 16 November 2013 Helsinki Hard (i) Finland Jarkko Nieminen Germany Dustin Brown
Germany Philipp Marx
7–5, 5–7, [10–5]
4. 26 January 2014 Heilbronn Hard (i) Poland Tomasz Bednarek United Kingdom Ken Skupski
United Kingdom Neal Skupski
3–6, 7–6 (7–3), [12–10]
5. 24 February 2014 Cherbourg Hard (i) Russia Konstantin Kravchuk France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Albano Olivetti
6–4, 6–7 (3–7), [10–7]
6. 14 April 2014 Sarasota Clay, Green Croatia Marin Draganja Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
Croatia Franko Škugor
7–5, 5–7, [10–6]

Doubles career summary[edit]

Men's doubles[edit]

(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 from tournament; 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.
Tournament 2014 2015 2016 Career
Grand Slams
Australian Open A 1R 2R 1–2
French Open 2R 2R 2R 3–3
Wimbledon 1R 1R QF 3–2
US Open 1R 1R 2R 1–3
Win-Loss 1–3 1–4 6–4 8–11
ATP World Tour Finals
ATP World Tour Finals A A 0–0
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A 1R 1R 0–2
Miami Masters A QF 1R 2–2
Monte-Carlo Masters A 1R QF 0–2
Madrid Masters A 1R QF 2–2
Rome Masters A 1R 1R 0–2
Canada Masters A A QF 1–1
Cincinnati Masters A A 1R 0–1
Shanghai Masters A A 0–0
Paris Masters A A 0–0
Win-Loss 0–0 2–5 5–7 7–12
ATP Final Appearances 3 6 5 14
ATP Titles 1 5 5 11
Year End Ranking 46 31


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