14 Facts About Richard Krajicek


Richard Peter Stanislav Krajicek is a Dutch former professional tennis player.

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Since 2004, Krajicek has been the tournament director of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

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Richard Krajicek reached a career-high singles ranking of world No 4 in March 1999.

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Richard Krajicek is a member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy.

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Richard Krajicek turned professional in 1989, and in 1991 won his first top-level singles title in Hong Kong and his first tour doubles title at the Dutch Open.

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Richard Krajicek had to withdraw from this semifinal match due to a shoulder injury.

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At the 1996 Italian Open, Richard Krajicek reached the final, before losing in four sets to the reigning champion, Thomas Muster.

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At the French Open later that year, Richard Krajicek was the only player to take a set off the eventual champion, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, during their quarterfinal match.

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Richard Krajicek was seen as a player with potential, having one of the fastest serves at the time, but was not considered to be a strong contender for the title.

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Richard Krajicek beat former champion Michael Stich in the fourth round and met Sampras in the quarterfinals.

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Richard Krajicek defeated Sampras in straight sets, becoming the only player to beat Sampras in a Wimbledon singles match in the eight-year period from 1993 until Sampras's fourth-round loss to Roger Federer in 2001.

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Richard Krajicek won the final in straight sets to become the first Dutchman to win Wimbledon.

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In 2000, Richard Krajicek was awarded the ATP Arthur Ashe Humanitarian award for his efforts to help youth in his home country.

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In 2004, Richard Krajicek became the tournament director of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

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