10 Facts About Jarkko Nieminen

1.

Jarkko Kalervo Nieminen was born on 23 July 1981 and is a Finnish former professional tennis player.

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2.

Jarkko Nieminen's highest ranking of world No 13, achieved in July 2006, is a Finnish record.

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3.

Jarkko Nieminen has won two ATP singles titles and five doubles titles in his career.

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4.

Statistically Finland's best player to date, Nieminen is the first and so far only Finnish player to have won an ATP singles title and to have reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam singles event.

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5.

Jarkko Nieminen is notable for winning the shortest recorded Masters Tour tennis match in Open Era history, defeating Bernard Tomic in just 28 minutes and 20 seconds in the first round of the 2014 Sony Open Tennis.

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6.

At Wimbledon, Jarkko Nieminen, who had already announced his retirement at the end of the season, played Lleyton Hewitt in the first round, with Hewitt stating his intention to retire before the 2016 event.

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7.

Jarkko Nieminen earned his first win over Hewitt in five gruelling sets.

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8.

At the US Open, Nieminen faced Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first round, with Tsonga prevailing in straight sets despite Jarkko's best efforts.

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9.

Jarkko Nieminen had match points in the second-set tiebreaker but narrowly missed one and was very unlucky to lose the other.

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10.

Jarkko Nieminen came out of retirement in order to play for his country at the Davis Cup against Zimbabwe.

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