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Simon Aspelin

Simon Aspelin
File:Simon Aspelin at the 2009 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open 01.jpg
Country 23x15px Sweden
Residence London, England
Born (1974-05-11) 11 May 1974 (age 46)
Saltsjöbaden, Sweden
Height Script error: No such module "convert".
Turned pro 1998
Retired 17 July 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,121,037
Singles
Career record 0–2
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 436 (17 August 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon Q1 (1998, 1999)
Doubles
Career record 348–303 (53%)
Career titles 12
Highest ranking No. 7 (3 March 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2006)
French Open 3R (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
Wimbledon QF (2004, 2006, 2009)
US Open W (2007)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals F (2007)
Olympic Games 20px Silver Medal (2008)
Mixed doubles
Career record 14–20
Career titles 0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2006, 2008, 2009)
French Open QF (2000)
Wimbledon 3R (2008)
US Open 2R (2007)
Last updated on: 15 November 2012.
Olympic medal record
Competitor for 23x15px Sweden
Men's Tennis
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Doubles

Simon Aspelin (born 11 May 1974 in Saltsjöbaden) is a former professional tennis doubles player from Sweden who turned professional in 1998. His success mainly came in doubles, winning 12 titles and reaching World No. 7 in March 2008. In men's doubles, Aspelin won the 2007 US Open and the Silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

A memorable part of Aspelin's career was when he and doubles partner Todd Perry were playing in the 2006 Wimbledon Championships men's doubles quarterfinals as the eighth-seeded doubles team against third-seeded Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor. Knowles and Nestor won the match by winning the final set 23–21.

At the 2007 U.S. Open, seeded tenth with his partner Julian Knowle, Aspelin achieved the greatest triumph of his career by winning the U.S. Open, his first Grand Slam. In the first two rounds, they won over Kubot/Skoch 6–2 6–2 and got a walkover over Calleri/Horna. They went on to upset the eighth seeds Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram in the third round. In the quarterfinals, they shocked the top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan 7–5 6–4, having lost to them only weeks before. In the semi-finals, they held off unseeded Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut 7–6(2) 1–6 6–3, before winning the final 7–5 6–4 over the ninth seeds, Pavel Vízner and Lukáš Dlouhý. He had never before reached a Grand Slam semifinal. This win put them into the No. 5 position in the ATP Doubles Race, and also gave Aspelin his career-high ranking of No. 13. His Davis cup record in March 2009 is 3–5 in doubles.

Another notable performance in 2007 was the final against Knowles/Nestor in Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, which he lost with Julian Knowle.

In the 2008 Summer Olympics, he and fellow Swede Thomas Johansson defeated French pair Michaël Llodra and Arnaud Clément 7–6 (6), 4–6, 19–17 in the semi-finals. The match that lasted 4 hours and 46 minutes. They went on to win the Silver medal.

Prior to his pro career, Aspelin competed for four seasons at Pepperdine University, in Malibu, Calif. He was one of just two Waves to earn All-American status all four seasons,[1] and was inducted into the Pepperdine Hall of Fame in the fall of 2010.

In May 2011, he was inducted into the ITA Hall of Fame.[2]

In July 2011, Aspelin announced his retirement from professional tennis. He played his last tournament in Båstad, where he reached the final but failed to claim his thirteenth ATP title.[3][4]

Grand Slam men's doubles finals (1)

Wins (1)

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
2007 U.S. Open 23x15px Julian Knowle 23x15px Lukáš Dlouhý
23x15px Pavel Vízner
7–5, 6–4

Runners-up (0)

Career titles

Doubles (12)

Legend
Grand Slam (1)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP International Series Gold (3)
ATP Tour (8)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5)
Clay (5)
Grass (1)
Carpet (1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 7 February 2000 Marseille Hard 23x15px Johan Landsberg 23x15px Juan Ignacio Carrasco
23x15px Jairo Velasco, Jr.
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Runner-up 1. 15 July 2001 Båstad Clay 23x15px Andrew Kratzmann 23x15px Karsten Braasch
23x15px Jens Knippschild
6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 2. 29 July 2001 Kitzbühel Clay 23x15px Andrew Kratzmann 23x15px Àlex Corretja
23x15px Luis Lobo
3–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 24 February 2002 Buenos Aires Clay 23x15px Andrew Kratzmann 23x15px Gastón Etlis
23x15px Martín Rodríguez
6–3, 3–6, [4–10]
Runner-up 4. 14 April 2002 Estoril Clay 23x15px Andrew Kratzmann 23x15px Karsten Braasch
23x15px Andrei Olhovskiy
3–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 19 May 2003 St. Pölten Clay 23x15px Massimo Bertolini 23x15px Sargis Sargsian
23x15px Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–7(8–10), 6–3
Winner 3. 7 July 2003 Båstad Clay 23x15px Massimo Bertolini 23x15px Lucas Arnold
23x15px Mariano Hood
6–7(3–7), 6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 14 September 2003 Bucharest Clay 23x15px Jeff Coetzee 23x15px Karsten Braasch
23x15px Sargis Sargsian
6–7(7–9), 2–6
Runner-up 6. 11 July 2004 Båstad Clay 23x15px Todd Perry Template:Country data IND Mahesh Bhupathi
23x15px Jonas Björkman
6–4, 6–7(2–7), 6–7(6–8)
Runner-up 7. 17 July 2004 Stuttgart Clay 23x15px Todd Perry 23x15px Jiří Novák
23x15px Radek Štěpánek
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 9 January 2005 Adelaide Hard 23x15px Todd Perry 23x15px Xavier Malisse
23x15px Olivier Rochus
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Runner-up 9. 17 January 2005 Auckland Hard 23x15px Todd Perry 23x16px Yves Allegro
23x15px Michael Kohlmann
4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 4. 31 January 2005 Delray Beach Hard 23x15px Todd Perry 23x15px Jordan Kerr
23x15px Jim Thomas
6–3, 6–3
Winner 5. 14 February 2005 Memphis Hard (i) 23x15px Todd Perry 23x15px Bob Bryan
23x15px Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 20 June 2005 Nottingham Grass 23x15px Todd Perry Template:Country data ISR Jonathan Erlich
Template:Country data ISR Andy Ram
6–4, 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 11. 25 July 2005 Indianapolis Hard 23x15px Todd Perry 23x15px Paul Hanley
23x15px Graydon Oliver
2–6, 1–3 ret.
Runner-up 12. 10 October 2005 Tokyo Hard 23x15px Todd Perry Template:Country data JPN Satoshi Iwabuchi
Template:Country data JPN Takao Suzuki
4–5(3–7), 4–5(13–15)
Runner-up 13. 14 January 2006 Auckland Hard 23x15px Todd Perry 23x15px Andrei Pavel
23x15px Rogier Wassen
2–6, 7–5, [4–10]
Winner 6. 23 October 2006 St. Petersburg Carpet 23x15px Todd Perry 23x15px Julian Knowle
23x15px Jürgen Melzer
6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 14. 14 January 2007 Auckland Hard 23x15px Chris Haggard 23x15px Jeff Coetzee
23x15px Rogier Wassen
7–6(11–9), 3–6, [2–10]
Winner 7. 26 May 2007 Pörtschach Clay 23x15px Julian Knowle 23x15px Leoš Friedl
23x15px David Škoch
7–6(8–6), 5–7, [10–5]
Winner 8. 17 June 2007 Halle Grass 23x15px Julian Knowle 23x15px Fabrice Santoro
23x15px Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 9. 15 July 2007 Båstad Clay 23x15px Julian Knowle 23x15px Martin García
23x15px Sebastián Prieto
6–2, 6–4
Winner 10. 7 September 2007 U.S. Open Hard 23x15px Julian Knowle 23x15px Lukáš Dlouhý
23x15px Pavel Vízner
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 17 November 2007 Tennis Masters Cup, Shanghai Hard (i) 23x15px Julian Knowle 23x15px Mark Knowles
23x15px Daniel Nestor
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 16. 16 August 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing Hard 23x15px Thomas Johansson 23x16px Roger Federer
23x16px Stanislas Wawrinka
4–6, 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 3–6
Runner-up 17. 11 April 2009 Casablanca Clay 23x15px Paul Hanley 23x15px Łukasz Kubot
23x15px Oliver Marach
6–7(4–7), 6–3, [6–10]
Runner-up 18. 17 May 2009 Madrid Clay 23x15px Wesley Moodie 23x15px Daniel Nestor
23x15px Nenad Zimonjić
4–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 26 July 2009 Hamburg Clay 23x15px Paul Hanley 23x15px Marcelo Melo
23x15px Filip Polášek
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 19. 25 October 2009 Stockholm Hard (i) 23x15px Paul Hanley 23x15px Bruno Soares
23x15px Kevin Ullyett
4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 20. 14 February 2010 Rotterdam Hard (i) 23x15px Paul Hanley 23x15px Daniel Nestor
23x15px Nenad Zimonjić
4–6, 6–4, [7–10]
Winner 12. 27 February 2010 Dubai Hard 23x15px Paul Hanley 23x15px Lukáš Dlouhý
Template:Country data IND Leander Paes
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 21. 17 July 2011 Båstad Clay 23x15px Andreas Siljeström 23x15px Robert Lindstedt
23x15px Horia Tecău
3–6, 3–6

Doubles Performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 3R 1R 2R 2R 2R 3R QF 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 12 13–12 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
French Open A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 3R 3R 1R 3R 0 / 12 11–12 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Wimbledon A A A 1R 2R 1R 2R QF 1R QF 1R 1R QF 2R 3R 0 / 12 14–12 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
US Open A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R QF 2R W 2R 1R QF A 1 / 11 16–10 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–4 2–4 2–4 2–4 6–4 7–4 8–4 8–3 3–4 5–4 6–4 3–3 1 / 47 54–46 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
ATP World Tour Finals
Tour Doubles Finals A A A SF A NH A A A A F A A A A 0 / 2 6–3 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Davis Cup
Davis Cup Doubles A A A A SF A A A PO PO SF QF PO PO QF 0 / 8 6–6 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held A Not Held F Not Held 0 / 1 4–1 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A 1R A 1R 1R SF 1R 1R 1R SF 1R 0 / 9 6–9 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Miami A A A 2R 2R 2R A 1R 1R 1R 2R QF 1R 2R 1R 0 / 11 6–11 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Monte Carlo A A A A 1R 1R A A 2R QF SF QF 2R SF A 0 / 8 7–8 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Hamburg A A A 1R QF 1R A A 1R QF SF QF Madrid (C) 0 / 7 5–7 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Madrid (Clay) Held as Hamburg F 2R A 0 / 2 4–2 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Rome A A A QF 2R 2R A A 2R QF 2R 2R 1R 2R A 0 / 9 6–9 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Canada A A A A A A A A 1R QF 2R 2R 1R 2R A 0 / 6 3–6 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Cincinnati A A A A A A A A 2R QF QF QF A 1R A 0 / 5 5–5 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Stuttgart A A A A A Held as Madrid (Hard) Shanghai 0 / 0 0–0
Madrid (Hard) Held as Stuttgart A A A 1R 1R QF QF Shanghai 0 / 4 2–4 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Shanghai Held as Stuttgart Held as Madrid (Hard) 2R 2R A 0 / 2 2–2 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Paris A A A A A A A A 1R 1R SF QF QF 1R A 0 / 6 5–6 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Career statistics
Tournaments Played 0 0 3 22 26 31 22 23 30 25 31 27 30 24 15 309
Titles 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 4 0 1 1 0 12
Finals Reached 0 0 0 1 2 2 3 2 7 2 6 1 4 2 1 33
Hard Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–2 11–9 9–10 12–14 3–8 9–11 30–15 23–15 22–19 24–20 10–18 22–14 5–6 5 / 164 180–161 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–3 1–2 1–1 3–2 5–4 3–2 4–1 0–2 5–2 3–3 2–3 1 / 26 30–26 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 13–10 15–12 9–14 13–8 7–8 8–8 5–7 17–8 7–6 19–9 3–6 9–7 5 / 107 126–104 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Carpet Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 4–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1 / 12 12–12 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–3 25–21 28–26 22–31 19–19 20–23 44–29 35–25 44–30 31–28 35–29 28–23 16–16 12 / 309 348–303 Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).
Win % Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).% Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).% Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).% Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).% Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).% Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).% Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).% Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).% Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).% Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).% Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).% Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).% Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).% Lua error in Module:Decimals at line 27: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).%
Year End Ranking 355 322 111 51 50 55 40 45 17 19 8 22 23 26 74 $2,121,037

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