- 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
As of 19.01.2015
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Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
2014 -- The No. 1 Finnish native ranked in Top 75 for 11th time in past 14 years, highlighted by SFs in Montpellier (l. to Monfils) and Kuala Lumpur (l. to Nishikori)...In Grand Slam play, reached 2R at Australian Open (l. to Fognini), Roland Garros (l. to Janowicz) and Wimbledon (l. to Isner). Fell to Karlovic in 1R at US Open...In July, advanced to a Challenger final on home soil in Tampere (l. to Goffin)...Won 4th career doubles title in Kitzbühel with compatriot Kontinen (d. Bracciali-Golubev)...Compiled records of 17-16 on hard, 5-8 on clay and 4-3 on grass...Went 0-3 vs. Top 10 opponents...
2013 -- The No. 1 Finnish player ranked in Top 50 for 9th time in past 12 years, highlighted by runner-up in Düsseldorf (l. to Monaco)…Also SF in Montpellier (l. to Gasquet) and QF in Sydney (l. to Tomic), Rotterdam (l. to del Potro), Monte-Carlo (d. Raonic, No. 7 del Potro, l. to Djokovic), Tokyo (l. to Dodig) and Valencia (l. to Youzhny) with 5 of 6 losses to eventual winner…In Grand Slam play, 2R at Australian Open (l. to Dodig in 5 sets), Roland Garros (l. to No. 8 Tsonga) and US Open (l. to Sousa in 5 sets). Also 1R at Wimbledon (l. to Llodra)…Had 5-1 record in 3rd set TB matches during season and closed year with 10th career Challenger title in Helsinki…Won Helsinki Challenger singles (d. Berankis) and doubles titles…Compiled records of 22-18 on hard, 8-6 on clay and 1-3 on grass and went 1-6 vs. Top 10 opponents…2012 -- The top Finnish player ranked in Top 50 for 8th time in past 11 years, highlighted by his 2nd career ATP World Tour title in Sydney (d. Benneteau). Lone qualifier to win title during season...Also reached SF in Bangkok (l. to Gasquet) and QF in Montpellier and Rotterdam, all indoors, and on clay in Belgrade (l. to Paire)...In Grand Slam play, reached 2R at Roland Garros (l. to Murray), Wimbledon (l. to Baker) and US Open (l. to Isner). Also 2R at London Olympics (l. to eventual champion Murray)...In final week, runner-up at Helsinki Challenger (l. to Lacko)...Compiled records of 19-16 on hard, 5-7 on clay and 2-4 on grass. Went 0-6 vs. Top 10 opponents and his highestranked win came over No. 15 Raonic in Bangkok...
2011 -- The top player from Finland finished in Top 100 for 11th straight year and his best result was a runner-up in Stockholm (l. to Monfils in 3 sets) on Oct. 23…It was 6th year in a row he has reached a final...Went 1-9 vs. Top 10 opponents with his lone win over No. 6 Ferrer in 1R of Rotterdam in February…Compiled marks of 14-16 on hard, 8-6 on clay and 1-3 on grass...Lost in 1R in all 4 Grand Slam tournaments for the 1st time in his career, all to Top 20 Spanish foes -- No. 7 Ferrer (AO, RG), No. 15 Almagro (Wimb.) and No. 19 Verdasco (USO)...
2010 -- The Finn recorded 10th consecutive Top 100 season and finished in Top 40 for fifth time in six years…Reached SF in Delray Beach before title at Marrakech Challenger…Snapped six-match tour event losing streak with 1st RD win at Wimbledon (d. Koubek, l. to Murray)…Finished season with a 15-6 mark after US Open 1st RD loss, reaching QF or better in five straight ATP events – QF in Metz, runner-up in Bangkok (l. to Garcia-Lopez), QF in Tokyo, SF in Stockholm and QF in Montpellier…In doubles, reached SF at Australian Open (w/ Kohlmann), won Gstaad and runner-up in Stockholm (both w/Brunstrom)…Went 24-16 on hard and 5-8 on clay.
2009 -- The Finnish native ranked in Top 100 for ninth straight year…Missed more than three months with wrist injury…Reached his eighth career ATP World Tour final in Sydney (d. Djokovic, l. to Nalbandian)…Underwent right wrist surgery on May 13…Returned Aug. 24 in New Haven…Reached QF in Stockholm (l. to O. Rochus) and fell to No. 122 on Nov. 2 before winning Challenger title in Jersey-2, Great Britain (d. Robert) to move back into Top 100…Had 12-14 record on hard courts, 0-1 on clay.
2008 -- The Finnish left-hander ended in Top 50 for sixth time in last seven years, highlighted by a runner-up result in Adelaide (l. to Llodra) and QF showing at Australian Open (l. to Nadal)...Went 3-11 before reaching 3rd RD at Roland Garros (l. to Nadal)...In July, advanced to QF in Bastad and later went to 3rd RD at US Open (l. to Gonzalez)...His best indoor result came in Stockholm where he reached SF (l. to Nalbandian)...Went 0-6 vs. Top 10 opponents...Compiled marks of 18-19 on hard and 7-7 on clay.
2007 -- Finished in Top 30 for third straight year, highlighted by reaching his seventh ATP final in Basel (l. to Federer)...Also a SF in Marseille and Halle and QF in Mumbai and Stockholm....In doubles, captured first ATP title in Mumbai (w/Lindstedt) and finished a year-end best No. 46 in doubles.
2006 -- Compiled his best season by finishing in Top 20 for first time, winning a career-high 55 matches and capturing his and Finland’s first ATP title...In first month of season, went 9-2 with QF in Adelaide, first ATP title in Auckland (d. Ancic) and 3rd RD at Australian Open...In October, finalist in Stockholm (l. to Blake)...Reached his first AMS QF in Indian Wells (l. to Srichaphan)...Reached QF at Wimbledon (l. to Nadal)...Afterwards, reached a career-high No. 13 on July 10...Also advanced to SF in Rotterdam, Munich, Bsstad and QF in Barcelona, AMS Toronto, Bangkok, Tokyo and AMS Paris...In Barcelona, led Nadal 64 41 in QF before Spaniard rallied to win in three sets...Went 0-9 against Top 10 opponents....Earned a career-high $894,565...
2005 -- Retired with torn stomach muscle (vs. Federer) in Australian Open 3rd RD... Missed one month...Advanced to four SF and posted lone Top 10 win over No. 7 Agassi in 1st RD five-setter at Roland Garros...
2004 -- Reached SF in Adelaide, Dubai and Beijing... Suffered broken right wrist on Apr. 19 during 1st RD win over Uros Vico at AMS Monte Carlo...Slipped and fell towards end of match and had to withdraw prior to 2nd RD against Moya...Had a 12-9 record at time of injury... Missed 11 weeks before returning to action in Bsstad...
2003 -- Finalist in Munich (l. to Federer)...At Roland Garros, became only second Finn to reach Grand Slam 4th RD (l. to Gonzalez)...
2002 -- First Finnish player to end season in Top 50 at No. 40...Finalist in Estoril (l. to Nalbandian) and Mallorca (l. to Gaudio)...Won Challenger titles in Tampere and Helsinki...
2001 -- Became first Finn in year-end Top 100 since Veli Paloheimo in 1991...Qualified and reached final in Stockholm (l. to Schalken), in only second ATP event...First Finn in ATP final since Leo Palin in Sofia in December 1981...Won four Challengers...
2000 -- Advanced to SF at Espinho Challenger...
1999 -- Reached SF at Tampere Challenger...Made Davis Cup debut against Italy (l. to Gaudenzi)...
On 8 January, fails to convert two match points versus Duckworth in three-set loss in Brisbane 2R...