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- Age: 39 (11.05.1974)
- Birthplace: Saltsjobaden, Sweden
- Residence: London, England
- Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
- Weight: 175 lbs (79 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1998
- Coach: Chris Haggard
As of 09.12.2013
*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Full name Simon Olof Karl Aspelin...Father, Olof, has been his coach since he was a junior...Mother, Inger, passed away a couple of years ago...Older brothers Daniel, an investment banker, and David, a salesman...Has five nephews and one niece...Played at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California from 1993-97 and was a four-time All-American...Very interested in music, and enjoys seeing best DJs in the world...If not a tennis player, says he would be an investment banker...Considers hard courts his favorite surface...Considers playing for his country and winning US Open doubles title in 2007 as best moments in his career.
2009 -- The veteran Swede compiled a 22-17 match record through mid-June, highlighted by two runner-up showings in Casablanca (w/Hanley) and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (w/Moodie) where he posted a win over top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan en route...Also SF earlier in the season in Zagreb (w/Vizner) and in April in Barcelona (w/Moodie).
2007 -- Won a personal-best four titles, including his first Grand Slam crown (w/Knowle)...Opened season by reaching second straight Auckland final (w/Haggard)...Made team debut with Knowle in January at Zagreb, and reunited to reach SF at AMS Monte Carlo and Hamburg and win their first team title at Poertschach...Followed with Halle and Bastad titles...In their third Grand Slam tournament, claimed US Open title with wins over Erlich-Ram in 3rd RD and Bryans in QF...Became seventh Swede to capture a Grand Slam doubles title in Open Era...Returned to Europe and reached SF at Metz and AMS Paris...Qualified for Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai and lost in final to Knowles-Nestor... Finished at No. 3 in Stanford ATP Doubles Race and a career-best No. 8 individually...Earned a career-high $432,685.
2006 -- Claimed title at St. Petersburg and reached QF or better at seven events (w/Perry)...Opened season with Auckland final and reached four consecutive SF at San Jose, Memphis, Las Vegas and AMS Indian Wells...Advanced to QF at Australian Open and Wimbledon (lost 23-21 in fifth set to Knowles-Nestor)...Teamed with Bjorkman in Davis Cup action, going 1-1...Finished as No. 9 team in Stanford ATP Doubles Race and No. 19 individually...Served as alternates at Tennis Masters Cup...
2005 -- Captured two ATP doubles titles in seven finals...Teamed fulltime with Perry for first year and reached SF or better in 15 events... Opened with back-to-back finals in Adelaide and Auckland...Claimed their first title in February at Delray Beach...Two weeks later, won Memphis title...Also finalists in Nottingham, Indianapolis and Tokyo...Reached QF at US Open...Finished No. 9 in ATP Doubles Race and No. 17 individually in doubles...
2004 -- Reached Wimbledon QF in first-time pairing with Aussie Todd Perry...In next two weeks they were finalists at Bastad and Stuttgart....Also won two Challenger titles in three finals while posting a 13-2 record...
2003 -- Won titles at St. Poelten and Bastad (w/Bertolini) and finalist at Bucharest (w/Coetzee)... Won one Challenger title and reached three other finals...
2002 -- Reached Buenos Aires and Estoril finals (w/Kratzmann)...
2001 -- Made Davis Cup debut against Russia (w/Bjorkman) in 1st RD and defeated Kafelnikov-Olhovskiy in five sets...Also runner-up at Bastad and Kitzbuehel (w/Kratzmann)...
2000 -- Played majority of season with Landsberg, teaming up for a 23-20 record...Qualified for ATP Doubles Chp. in Bangalore...Went 3-0 in round robin play to reach SF (l. to Johnson-Norval)....Won first ATP title in Marseille in second event of year...Reached four other SF...Reached Biella Challenger final (w/Bergh)...
1999 -- Reached one SF and two QF for 10-7 Futures singles mark....Won Challenger titles in Montauban (w/Fukarek) and Kiev (w/Landsberg) and runner-up in three others...Won four Futures titles, including three straight in April...
1998 -- Winner at first two Futures events (w/Tontz)...In third pro event, reached final at Weiden Challenger...Won two other Futures titles and finalist at another for 25-4 record...
Together with Paul Hanley, reached at least the semi-finals in three of his first four events…Opened with semi-final effort at Medibank International Sydney (l. to Hutchins-Kerr), before reaching third round at Australian Open (l. to Gonzalez-Ljubicic)…Reached his 31st tour-level doubles final in Rotterdam, losing out to Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic…Two weeks later won his 12th tour-level doubles title – and second with Hanley – in Dubai, defeating Lukas Dlouhy and Leander Paes in the final.
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