Eric Jelen
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Eric Jelen

Eric Jelen
Country (sports) Germany
Born (1965-03-11) 11 March 1965 (age 54)
Trier, West Germany
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1982
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,100,059
Career record135-136
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 23 (7 July 1986)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1984, 1990, 1991)
French Open3R (1986)
Wimbledon4R (1986)
US Open3R (1986)
Career record111-81
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 18 (12 June 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open3R (1989)
Wimbledon3R (1988)
US Open2R (1988)

Eric Jelen (born 11 March 1965) is a former tennis player from Germany, who won one singles (1989, Bristol) and five doubles titles during his professional career.

The right-hander Jelen reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 7 July 1986, when he became World No. 23.[1] Jelen was a member of two Davis Cup-winning teams. In 1988, he teamed with Boris Becker in doubles to earn the win that guaranteed a West German victory over Sweden in the final.[2]The following year, West Germany successfully defended the title by defeating Sweden in the final, and Becker and Jelen again won the doubles match.[3]

Career finals

Singles (1 title - 1 runner-up)

Grand Slam (0-0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Tour (1-1)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Oct 1987 Brisbane, Australia Hard (i) New Zealand Kelly Evernden 6-3, 1-6, 1-6
Win 1. Jun 1989 Bristol, UK Grass United Kingdom Nick Brown 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

Doubles (5 titles - 6 runners-up)

Grand Slam (0-0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-1)
ATP Tour (5-5)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Sep 1986 Hamburg, West Germany Clay West Germany Boris Becker Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
4-6, 1-6
Loss 2. Feb 1987 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard West Germany Boris Becker France Guy Forget
France Yannick Noah
4-6, 6-7
Win 1. Feb 1988 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) West Germany Boris Becker Czechoslovakia Miloslav Me?í?
Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd
6-3, 6-3
Win 2. Oct 1988 Brisbane, Australia Hard (i) West GermanyCarl-Uwe Steeb Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
6-4, 6-1
Loss 3. Oct 1988 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (i) West Germany Boris Becker Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan ?ivojinovi?
5-7, 7-5, 3-6
Win 3. Feb 1989 Lyon, France Carpet (i) Denmark Michael Mortensen Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
United States John McEnroe
6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 4. May 1989 Hamburg, West Germany Clay West Germany Boris Becker Spain Emilio Sánchez
Spain Javier Sánchez
4-6, 1-6
Loss 5. Oct 1989 Frankfurt, West Germany Carpet (i) United States Kevin Curren South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
6-7, 7-6, 3-6
Loss 6. Apr 1991 Barcelona, Spain Clay Germany Boris Becker Argentina Horacio de la Peña
Italy Diego Nargiso
6-3, 6-7, 4-6
Win 4. Aug 1991 Long Island, U.S. Hard Germany Carl-Uwe Steeb United States Doug Flach
Italy Diego Nargiso
0-6, 6-4, 7-6
Win 5. Nov 1991 Moscow, Russia Hard Germany Carl-Uwe Steeb Soviet Union Andrei Cherkasov
Soviet Union Alexander Volkov
6-4, 7-6


  1. ^ "Eric Jelen: Profile". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ "Davis Cup; West Germans Clinch Title, 3-0". The New York Times. Associated Press. 18 December 1988. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ "West Germany Wins Davis Cup". The Dispatch. Associated Press. 18 December 1989. Retrieved 2010.

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