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Jarkko Nieminen

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Nieminen
  • Pronounced: YAR-ko nee-MIN-in
  • Age: 33 (23.07.1981)
  • Birthplace: Masku, Finland
  • Residence: Masku, Finland
  • Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
  • Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
  • Plays: Left-handed
  • Turned Pro: 2000
  • Coach: Jan de Witt
  • Website: http://jarkkonieminen.fi
50 Singles Ranking
Finland

Finland

As of 29.09.2014
S D
Ranking Week Change W-L Titles Prize Money
2014

Current

50
7 25-24 0 $529,918
Career

High

13

10.07.2006

392-327 2 $7,319,405

Singles & Doubles combined

2014

Current

76
- 12-10 1 $72,145
Career

High

42

28.01.2008

144-186 4 $7,319,405

Singles & Doubles combined

Began playing tennis at age four with his parents...Father, Kauko, and mother, Leena, are retired chemists...Has one older sister, Anna-Riikka, who is an editor at a publishing company...Speaks Finnish, Swedish and English...Enjoys hockey, badminton, soccer and listening to various types of music...Won 1999 Junior US Open title over Denmark’s Kristian Pless...No. 9 in junior world rankings that year...Former No. 1 Bjorn Borg watched his 2001 Stockholm final and said, “‘I think he could become a great personality”...Wife, Anu Weckstrom is No. 1 badminton player in Finland (married June 11, 2005) and reached a career-high No. 13 in world...Both members of Finland’s 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic team...In November 2007, served a short stint in Finnish army...Member of ATP Player Council from June 2010-June 2014.

Nieminen DEUCE Feature (May 2008)
Niemien Q&A Feature (May 2012)

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