12 Facts About Igor Sijsling

1.

Igor Sijsling is a Dutch former professional tennis player.

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Igor Sijsling grew up in Amsterdam, where his Serbian mother tried to instill her love of sports in her son.

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3.

Igor Sijsling played all kinds of sports as a young child, street football, basketball, and tennis.

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4.

Igor Sijsling started playing tennis at the age of five with his parents, studying at the Amstelpark tennis school.

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5.

Igor Sijsling won the Dutch under-18 championship twice and was runner-up at the European under-18 championships in Switzerland.

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6.

Igor Sijsling received his diploma from the Vossius Gymnasium and began to play on the Futures and Challenger tours in 2006.

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7.

Igor Sijsling reached the second round in Moscow and Paris-Bercy, falling to Andreas Seppi and Janko Tipsarevic, respectively.

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8.

Igor Sijsling reached the quarterfinals in Moscow, partnered with Roberto Bautista Agut.

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9.

In Rotterdam, Igor Sijsling beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first round for his first top-10 victory.

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10.

At Wimbledon, Sijsling had his best showing in the singles tournament of a Grand Slam event by reaching the third round, beating seeded player Grigor Dimitrov in the process.

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11.

Igor Sijsling prepared for the first Grand Slam tournament of the season with two warm-up tournaments, in Brisbane, where he lost in the first round to Nicolas Mahut, followed by the Heineken Open, where he again lost in the first round, this time to eventual finalist Lu Yen-hsun.

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12.

Igor Sijsling beat Kavcic in the first round, but lost to Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov in the second.

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