- Age: 32 (25.08.1981)
- Birthplace: Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
- Residence: Miami, FL, USA
- Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
- Weight: 180 lbs (82 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2003
As of 03.03.2014
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Nickname is "Juls"...Started playing tennis aged six, because he wanted to follow his older brother, Jamil... Father's Randall, is a dentist; mother, Nazira, is a pre-school teacher; one brother, Jean-Jamil, is an Oral and Maxilofacial surgeon...Left Curacao at 13 and moved to Miami where he used to practice at Crandon Park...Attended UCLA for three years and is 4-times NCAA All-American in singles and doubles...Favourite surface is clay...Favourite tennis memory is reaching the Australian Open semi-finals (w/Butorac) in January 2011...First represented Netherlands Antilles in Davis Cup in 1998...Idol growing up was Jonas Bjorkman...Hobbies include watching and playing all kinds of sports - loves to play football, baseball, basket ball and is a big supporter of the Miami Heat...Likes to listen to hip hop before matches to get 'pumped up'...Big fan of TV shows Entourage, Californication & Modern Family.
2013 -- The Dutchman teamed with Pakistani Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi to compile a 29-28 record (2-2 in finals) and finish No. 6 in ATP team rankings, No. 15 individually…Captured 1st career ATP Masters 1000 title with Qureshi at Miami (d. Fyrstenberg-Matkowski). Also won at Stockholm (d. Bjorkman-Lindstedt). Best Grand Slam result was QF for 2nd straight year at US Open (l. to eventual champions Paes-Stepanek)…Qualified for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London for 2nd year in a row (w/Qureshi, went 0-3) and dropped to 0-6 lifetime…
2012 -- The Curaçao native compiled an 0-3 record in Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (w/Qureshi). In Grand Slam play had an 11-4 match record and 2 SF results (41-31 overall record). Finished No. 7 in ATP Doubles Team Rankings and No. 13 individually...After a slow start (5-9) in first 4 months, won 1st title on clay in Estoril in May (d. Knowle-Marrero) and continued consistent play with SF in Nice and Roland Garros (l. to Bryans in both)...On grass, captured title in Halle (d. Huey-Lipsky) and lost in 3R...Lost at Wimbledon to eventual champions Marray-Nielsen 7-5 in 5th set (after losing 1st 2 sets)...During summer hard court circuit, lost in QF in match TB in Toronto and Cincinnati before putting together SF run at US Open (l. to eventual champs Bryans)...Finished season strong with SF in Stockholm and runner-up at ATP Masters 1000 Paris (l. to Bhupathi-Bopanna). In 2R win vs. F. Lopez-Zimonjic, saved 2 MPs and won 17-15 in match TB...
2011 -- Compiled his best season (w/Butorac), winning 3 ATP World Tour titles in 4 finals and a Grand Slam-best SF at Australian Open (l. to eventual champs Bryan brothers)…Finished No. 9 and served as alternates for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London after narrowly missing out of Top 8 by 120 points...Jumped off to 12-6 start in 1st 2 months with final in Memphis (l. to Mirnyi-Nestor) and 3 SF - Auckland, Australian Open and Delray Beach...On May 1, captured clay court title in Estoril (d. M. Lopez-Marrero) and 3 weeks later, added another title in Nice (d. S. Gonzalez-Marrero)...Struggled in next 8 tournaments with 6-8 mark and did not win back-to-back matches again until Asian circuit in fall…On Oct. 2, earned 3rd title of season in Kuala Lumpur (d. Cermak-Polasek)...During final 4 weeks of European indoor circuit, reached SF in Stockholm, lost in 1R in Vienna, finalists in Valencia (l. to Bryan brothers) and 2R at ATP Masters 1000 Paris (l. to Llodra-Zimonjic 14-12 in Match TB)...Finished No. 20 in doubles and earned a career-high $272,433...
2010 -- Won two ATP World Tour doubles titles (w/Butorac) at Tokyo (d. Seppi-Tursunov) and Stockholm (d. Brunstrom-Nieminen)...Also finalists at Los Angeles (l. to Bryans) on their team debut...
2009 -- Finalist in four ATP World Tour doubles finals (w/Brunstrom) and Belgrade (l. to Kubot-Marach), 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Moodie-Norman), Umag (l. to Cermak-Mertinak) and Bucharest (l. to Cermak-Mertinak)...
2008 -- Runner-up in Bastad doubles final (w/Brunstrom), losing to Bjorkman-Soderling 62 62...
2006 -- Won 3 titles, all with different partners, in 5 Challenger finals appearances
2004 -- Won Challenger title in Fergana (w/Klaasen)…Was 4-3 in Futures finals
2003 -- Reached Challenger finals in Bukhara and Mexico City…Also runner up at a Futures event in Jamaica
2002 -- Won Futures titles in Barbados and Jamaica (w/R. Russell)
2001 -- Played 2 Davis Cup ties, winning against Costa Rica but falling against Uruguay (w/Gerth)
2000 -- Was 7-4 in Futures, winning first title in Domincan Republic (w/Manrique)
1999 -- Earned 1st points with SF at Futures event in Bolivia
Partnering Tecau, the duo fell in the Australian Open 2R (l. to Bhambri-Venus)…Won first ATP World Tour team title with Tecau, in their fourth tournament as a team at Zagreb (d. Marx-Mertinak)…Now 10-11 in ATP World Tour finals…The following week, finished runners up at Rotterdam (l. to Llodra-Mahut)…
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