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Frederik Nielsen at Roland Garros 2013.
27 August 1983|
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|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||16–25 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws)|
|Highest ranking||No. 190 (15 August 2011)|
|Current ranking||No. 280 (11 May 2015)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2012)|
|French Open||Q2 (2011)|
|US Open||Q1 (2010, 2011)|
|Career record||48–37 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws)|
|Highest ranking||No. 17 (1 April 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 210 (11 May 2015)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2014)|
|French Open||2R (2013)|
|US Open||2R (2012, 2013)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||SF (2012)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2013)|
|French Open||2R (2013)|
|Last updated on: 17 November 2014.|
Frederik Løchte Nielsen (born 27 August 1983 in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark) is a professional male tennis player. He is a former Wimbledon Men's Doubles champion, in 2012, and now competes mainly on the ATP Challenger Tour in both singles and doubles.
In 2012, Nielsen won the Wimbledon Men's Doubles Championship with Britain's Jonathan Marray. He thus became the first Dane ever to win a Wimbledon Championship title, his grandfather, Kurt Nielsen, having won the Wimbledon Junior Championship Boys' Singles title in 1947. Nielsen and Marray, who had only played three tournaments together previously, became also the first wildcard pairing to win the Wimbledon Men's Doubles.
Nielsen decided to end his partnership with Marray following the 2012 season in order to concentrate on his singles career. He partnered Grigor Dimitrov at Wimbledon the following year without success, and as a result dropped out of the world doubles top 50. His singles ranking also failed to rise, and to date he has only made the main draw of a grand slam singles event on one occasion.
- 1 Debut and Early years
- 2 2012: Wimbledon Doubles Champion
- 3 2013
- 4 2014: ATP 250 Doubles Tilte
- 5 Major finals
- 6 ATP career finals
- 7 Challenger finals
- 8 Doubles Performance Timeline
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Debut and Early years
Made ATP singles debut in Copenhagen lost to Magnus Larsson in the first round d 6-1, 6-1. Also made his Davis Cup debut in the tie against Tunisia at Hillerod, Denmark and defeated Malek Jaziri 6-1, 6-4 in the dead rubber. Won singles title at Futures event in Vietnam.
In 2004, teamed with countryman Rasmus Norby to win 5 Futures doubles titles. Reached 1 Futures Singles final.
In 2005, claimed 1 doubles Futures title. Won 2 titles in 4 Futures singles finals.
In 2006, won doubles title at 2 Challengers and 7 Futures. Also won 3 Futures singles titles.
In 2007, won doubles titles at 3 Challengers and Futures. 2-time singles winner at Futures.
In 2008, in doubles, Nielsen won 2 Challengers and 1 Futures, all three with different partners.
In 2009, won titles at 3 Challengers in doubles and 1 Futures in singles.
In 2011, won 5 Challengers doubles titles with 3 partners. Finalist at 3 other events.
2012: Wimbledon Doubles Champion
Nielsen represented Denmark at the 2012 Hopman Cup alongside Caroline Wozniacki, but the pair could get past the Group Stages. Nielsen had a 1–4 Win-Loss record at the event. 1-1 in doubles and 0-3 in singles. He played much higher ranked opponents in Tomáš Berdych , Grigor Dimitrov and Mardy Fish. He managed to win 1 set against Fish but eventually lost 4-6, 7-6, 6-4. Nielsen and Wozniacki still managed to pull out he doubles match against Fish and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 7-5, 6-3 and won their only tie against USA.
He then played at the Australian Open and qualified for the main draw at a Grand Slam for the first time but lost to Kevin Anderson 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the first round. Also played in Davis Cup tie against Slovenia. Started playin doubles with Jonathan Marray of Britain. In June in their first pairing of year, they reached Nottingham Challenger finals losing out to Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot in three tight sets 4-6, 7-6(9), 8-10. They compiled a 10-6 match record in 6 tournaments.
Then Nielsen and Marray received a wild card at the All England Club and began their 2012 Wimbledon Championships with a 5-set win over Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, one of 4 teams they beat en route that qualified for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. In the third-round, they edged out another five set victory this time against Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer 7-5 in 5th set, followed with victory over James Cerretani amd Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the quarters in five sets again. In the Semi-Finals they caused the biggest upset by beating No. 2 seeds Bryans in 4 sets 6-4, 7-6(9), 6-7(4), 7-6(5). In the title clash they defeated the No. 5 seeds Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau in 5-sets 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 6-3. Marray was first British doubles champion at Wimbledon since 1936 and Nielsen was first Dane to win the doubles crown.
Following Wimbledon, they played together in 4 tournaments (2-4 record), losing first round in Winston-Salem, second round at Us Open losing to Jesse Levine and Marinko Matosevic having beaten the Italian duo of Flavio Cipolla and Fabio Fognini in the first round. They had a quarter-final in Basel losing out to Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski.
Nielsen made his debut at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London qualifying for season finale as a result of their Wimbledon crown. and reached the Semi-Finals losing out to eventual champions Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 4-6, 3-6. In the Round-Robin stage the pair defeated top pairs including Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna 6-4, 6-7(1), 12-10 , Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor 7-6(3), 4-6, 12-10 losing only to Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau in the Group Stage.
Nielsen finished the year as top Danish player in doubles a year-end best No. 21 individually and No. 9 in ATP Doubles Team Rankings with Marray. He also earned a career-high $334,901 in 2012 courtesy to his win at Wimbledon.
At the start of 2013, Nielsen partnered Johan Brunstrom for the first time since September 2012 at Metz, they reached the final of 2013 Heineken Open at Auckland losing out to Colin Fleming and Bruno Soares in two tough sets 6-7(1), 6-7(2). Dropped to 1-2 overall in tour-level finals. They lost in the first round of 2013 Australian Open to Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini 3-6, 4-6.
The Dane then partnered Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov for World Tour Masters 1000 Miami and Indian Wells reaching second round of the former and Semi-Finals his first at Masters event losing out to Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski 4-6, 2-6. Played with André Sá in 2013 Power Horse Cup at Dusseldorf and fell in the Semis to Andre Begemann and Martin Emmrich. Alongwith Matkowski, reached Semis of 2013 Aegon International losing to Colin Fleming and Jonathan Marray 11-9 in Match Tie-Break. Played with Eric Butorac at the 2013 Winston-Salem Open, reached Semi-Finals where they lost out to Daniel Nestor-and Leander Paes 3-6, 2-6.
2014: ATP 250 Doubles Tilte
Nielsen partnered Johan Brunstrom and they entered the 2014 Aircel Chennai Open in January, the pair did not lose a single set on their route to the finals and went on to win the title defeating Marin Draganja and Mate Pavic 6-2, 4-6, 10-7. This was Nielsen's first title other than Wimbledon. He then partnered Igor Sijsling for the 2014 Heineken Open and reached the quarters to only go down to the top seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 5-7, 5-7. He played at the Australian Open alongside Brunstrom and reached the second round before going down to Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in a tight three-setter 6-0, 5-7, 3-6.
Next he played at the Davis Cup Denmark vs. Luxembourg tie in April winning both his singles and the doubles alongside Thomas Kromann leading Denmark to the 5-0 victory and to the Final Round in the Europe/Africa Zone Group II. He had also won both his singles and doubles match against Cyprus in January at Copenhagen during the First Round : Denmark vs. Cyprus tie.
Partnering Brunstrom, he reached the semis at the 2014 Düsseldorf Open losing out to Martin Emmrich and Christopher Kas 0-6, 5-7. At the 2014 French Open the pair lost in the first round to Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 5-7, 2-6. They next participated in the Wimbledon Championships falling in the second round.
In September, he played Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II Denmark vs. Moldova tie and won the first singles rubber and the doubles match but lost the reverse singles, but helped Denmark promote to the 2015 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I.
He also won 3 ITF $15000 doubles titles at Switzerland, Dublin, Great Britain in March, July and October respectively with different and 1 ATP Challenger doubles title at Charlottesville Men's Pro Challenger in 2014.
Grand Slam: 1 (1–0)
|Winner||2012||Wimbledon||Grass||23x15px Jonathan Marray||23x15px Robert Lindstedt
23x15px Horia Tecău
|4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5), 6–7(5–7), 6–3|
ATP career finals
Doubles: 4 (2–2)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||1.||7 July 2012||Wimbledon Championships, London, United Kingdom||Grass||23x15px Jonathan Marray|| 23x15px Robert Lindstedt
23x15px Horia Tecău
|4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5), 6–7(5–7), 6–3|
|Runner-up||1.||23 September 2012||Moselle Open, Metz, France||Hard (i)||23x15px Johan Brunström|| 23x15px Nicolas Mahut
23x15px Édouard Roger-Vasselin
|Runner-up||2.||12 January 2013||Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||23x15px Johan Brunström|| 23x15px Colin Fleming
23x15px Bruno Soares
|Winner||2.||5 January 2014||Aircel Chennai Open, Chennai, India||Hard||23x15px Johan Brunström|| 23x15px Marin Draganja
23x15px Mate Pavić
|6–2, 4–6, [10–7]|
Singles: 3 (0–3)
|ATP Challenger Tour (0–3)|
|Outcome||No.||Date (Final)||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Runner-up||1.||6 July 2008||Dublin, Ireland||Carpet (i)||23x15px Robert Smeets||6–7(5–7), 2–6|
|Runner-up||2.||14 November 2010||Loughborough, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||23x15px Matthias Bachinger||3–6, 6–3, 1–6|
|Runner-up||3.||15 November 2014||Champaign, United States||Hard (i)||23x15px Adrian Mannarino||2–6, 2–6|
Doubles: 31 (18–13)
|ATP Challenger Tour (18–13)|
Doubles Performance Timeline
This table is current through the 2014 US Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|23x15px Australian Open||A||1R||1R||2R||1–3|
|23x15px French Open||A||A||2R||1R||1–2|
|23x15px US Open||A||2R||2R||A||2–2|
- "Wimbledon champions Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen secure ATP world tour finals' berth". The Daily Telegraph (London). 15 October 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
- Wimbledon 2013: Champion Jonathan Marray ready for defence
- Frederik Nielsen at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Frederik Nielsen at the International Tennis Federation