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- Pronounced: fur-nin vee-bee-ay
- Age: 42 (25.02.1971)
- Birthplace: Dedemsvaart, Netherlands
- Residence: Dedemsvaart, Netherlands
- Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
- Weight: 167 lbs (76 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1989
As of 09.12.2013
*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Prize money: $182,810
Matches won-lost: Tour: 6-10 (singles), 21-28 (doubles) Challenger: 1-4 (singles), 5-4 (doubles)
Singles Quarterfinalist: Rosmalen.
Doubles Finalist: Washington(w/GODWIN). Semifinalist: Zagreb, Rosmalen(w/NOTEBOOM), Basel(w/VIZNER).
1997 IN REVIEW
Compiled his best season in doubles on the ATP Tour, reaching SF or better in four tournaments...In February, advanced to SF in Zagreb and, during grasscourt circuit, reached SF in Rosmalen...Also turned in RD 16 effort at Wimbledon (all w/Noteboom)...In July, reached only Tour final of season in Washington with first-time partner Godwin (l. to Jensens)...In Challenger play, advanced to final in Ljubljana (w/Skoch)...In singles, advanced to his first career QF in Rosmalen (l. to Bjorkman)...Played in most Tour singles matches (16) of career...Finished a year-end best No. 49 in doubles from 103 previous season...Earned a career-high $182,810.
1991 - Reached consecutive finals at the Tasmania and Christchurch Challengers...In the two-week run, won seven of his eight matches in the final set...Finished second in doubles at Spain #1 and Australia #3 Satellites...1992 - Advanced to SF at Nagoya and Kuala Lumpur-1 Challengers...In doubles, reached SF at Newcastle (w/Vacek) and Bucharest (w/Gabrichidze) Challengers...1993 - SF at Nagoya and Ostend Challengers...Reached doubles final in Nagoya (w/Rafter)...1994 - A finalist at Lippstadt Challenger and SF at Garmisch Challenger...Won first ATP Tour doubles title in Rosmalen (w/Noteboom) and runner-up at Rome (w/Kempers) and Dublin (w/Thoms) Challengers...1995 - Singles QF at Aachen Challenger and doubles winner at Lexingon Challenger (w/Woodruff), finalist at Beijing Tour event (w/D. Norman) and Andorra Challenger (w/Woodruff)...1996 - Best singles results came in Challenger play with final in Manchester, SF in Puerta Vallarta and three other tournaments...Best Tour result was RD 16 in Paris-indoor (d. Clavet, A. Costa)...In doubles, won Szczecin (w/Vanhoudt) and Neumunster (w/Noteboom) Challengers and advanced to SF in three other events.
CAREER DOUBLES TITLES (1). FINALIST (2).
GRAND SLAM RECORD
AUS. OPEN 0-1 1ST--
WIMBLEDON 0-1 -- 1ST
Began playing tennis at age 9...Ranked No. 1 in his city district in table tennis at age 11 and, a year later, went to the Dutch Tennis Training Institute where he attended for six years...The institute, supported by the Dutch Tennis Federation, included young future stars Jacco Eltingh, Hendrik-Jan Davids and Menno Oosting...Won the 12-under European Championship in doubles (w/Krajicek) in 1983 and four years later played on the Dutch World Youth Cup team, which finished runner-up to Australia...In 1989, won the 18-under Dutch Indoor Championship...In 1992, lost to Sander Groen in the Dutch Masters final...Father, Jan, works for the Dutch government; mother, Hetty, is a pre-school teacher.
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