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Jurgen Zopp

Jürgen Zopp
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Country (sports) Estonia
ResidenceTallinn, Estonia
Born (1988-03-29) 29 March 1988 (age 34)
Tallinn, Estonia
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Turned pro2008
Retired2020
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachKim Tiilikainen
Prize money$1,120,622
Singles
Career record27-39 (40.9%)
Career titles0
3 Challenger, 15 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 71 (10 September 2012)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (2012)
French Open3R (2018)
Wimbledon1R (2012, 2013, 2014)
US Open2R (2012)
Doubles
Career record7-4 (63.6%)
Career titles0
2 Challenger, 2 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 218 (11 July 2016)
Grand Slam doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2012)
US Open1R (2012)
Team competitions
Davis Cup42-19
Last updated on: 23 January 2023.

Jürgen Zopp (born 29 March 1988) is a retired professional Estonian tennis player. He is Estonia's all-time highest ranked male tennis player with a career-high singles ranking of World No. 71 in 2012.

Career

Zopp started playing tennis at the age of 6 and grew up idolizing Pete Sampras, Marat Safin, and Roger Federer. Zopp had a somewhat successful junior career, reaching the second round of the Australian and US Open Boys' tournaments in 2006. In 2008, he would officially turn pro.

Zopp made a breakthrough on the ATP tour in 2012, qualifying for the main draws of the Australian Open, Roland-Garros and Wimbledon boosting his ranking to the point where he didn't have to go through qualifying by the time the US Open came around. and achieving his first main draw ATP tournament win at the 2012 Bucharest Open establishing himself as a top-100 player in the ATP rankings at world No. 71.

2013-2014 would see a huge dip in form and rankings as his ranking plummeted all the way down to the 300s in 2014. Early 2017 would be the lowest of his career as his ranking dropped to 500 on June 12, 2017. Late 2017 would see a steady increase of form and rankings grabbing a handful of challenger and ITF finals. However still struggling to even qualify for an ATP event.

In qualifying for the 2018 French Open he defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis.[2] Although he lost in the final round of qualifying to Denis Kudla[3] it was enough for him to make the main draw as a lucky loser.[4] In the first round he defeated American seed Jack Sock for his sixth tour level win on clay.[5] He then defeated fellow lucky loser Ruben Bemelmans despite losing the first two sets, therefore reaching a career-best third round at Grand Slam events. He was the first Estonian player to reach the third round of a Grand Slam.[6] His run ended in the third round following a defeat to Maximilian Marterer.[7]

At the 2018 Swiss Open Gstaad, he defeated the 1st seed Fabio Fognini and made it all the way to the semifinals before losing to Matteo Berrettini. 2018 is considered by some to be the best year of his career as he returned to the top 100 for the first time since 2012 and started consistently qualifying for ATP events again.

2019 would see a dip in form and rankings again. He failed to make an ATP event or a challenger final the entire year and his ranking dropped back down to the 400s again by the end of the year.

On December 18, 2020, Zopp announced his retirement from tennis.[8]

Grand Slam performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 1R A A Q1 Q2 A Q1 A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
French Open Q1 1R 1R 2R Q2 Q1 A 3R Q1 0 / 4 3-4 43%
Wimbledon Q3 1R 1R 1R Q2 Q1 A Q2 Q1 0 / 3 0-3 0%
US Open Q1 2R 1R A Q2 Q1 A Q1 A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Win-loss 0-0 1-4 0-3 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 0 / 9 4-10 28.57%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A Q2 A A A A A A Q1 0 / 0 0-0 N/A
Miami Masters A Q1 A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0 N/A
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A Q1 A A A A 0 / 0 0-0 N/A
Madrid Masters A A A A A A A Q1 A 0 / 0 0-0 N/A
Canada Masters A 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 1 0-1 0%

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 24 (18-6)

Legend
ATP Challenger (3-3)
ITF Futures (15-3)
Finals by surface
Hard (5-5)
Clay (12-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-0)


Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Aug 2008 Finland F1, Vierumaki Futures Clay Finland Timo Nieminen 6-4, 6-2
Win 2-0 Mar 2009 Switzerland F2, Greifensee Futures Carpet Austria Philipp Oswald 6-3, 6-7(5-7), 6-3
Win 3-0 Jul 2009 Estonia F1, Tallinn Futures Clay Estonia Jaak Poldma 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Win 4-0 Apr 2010 Turkey F7, Adana Futures Clay France Augustin Gensse 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Win 5-0 Apr 2010 Turkey F8, Tarsus Futures Clay Belgium Alexandre Folie 6-3, 6-1
Win 6-0 May 2010 Czech Republic F1, Teplice Futures Clay Germany Alexander Flock 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Win 7-0 Jul 2010 Estonia F2, Tallinn Futures Clay Finland Timo Nieminen 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Win 8-0 Oct 2010 Great Britain F17, Cardiff Futures Hard United Kingdom Dan Evans 6-4, 7-5
Win 9-0 Jul 2011 Estonia F1, Tallinn Futures Clay Chile Hans Podlipnik-Castillo 6-3, 6-3
Loss 9-1 Sep 2011 Ningbo, China Challenger Hard Chinese Taipei Yen-Hsun Lu 2-6, 6-3, 1-6
Loss 9-2 Sep 2011 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Uzbekistan Denis Istomin 4-6, 3-6
Win 10-2 Feb 2012 Kazan, Russia Challenger Hard Romania Marius Copil 7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-4)
Win 11-2 Sep 2014 Sweden F4, Danderyd Futures Hard United States Peter Kobelt 7-6(8-6), 6-4
Loss 11-3 Oct 2014 Sweden F6, Jonkoping Futures Hard United Kingdom Edward Corrie 6-3, 3-6, 3-6
Win 12-3 Nov 2014 Estonia F4, Tallinn Futures Hard Russia Evgeny Elistratov 6-1, 6-4
Win 13-3 Nov 2014 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard Israel Dudi Sela 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(8-6)
Loss 13-4 Oct 2015 Ningbo, China Challenger Hard Chinese Taipei Yen-Hsun Lu 6-7(3-7), 1-6
Win 14-4 Jul 2017 Germany F8, Kassel Futures Clay United Kingdom Jan Choinski 6-3, 6-2
Win 15-4 Jul 2017 Estonia F1, Parnu Futures Clay Germany George Von Massow 6-1, 6-3
Loss 15-5 Aug 2017 Finland F2, Hyvinkaa Futures Clay Belgium Julien Cagnina 6-0, 5-7, 0-6
Win 16-5 Aug 2017 Finland F3, Helsinki Futures Clay Italy Filippo Baldi 6-4, 6-0
Win 17-5 Sep 2017 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Challenger Clay Spain Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-2
Loss 17-6 Oct 2017 Sweden F4, Falun Futures Hard Netherlands Tallon Griekspoor 4-6, 1-6
Win 18-6 Jul 2019 M15 Parnu, Funland World Tennis Tour Clay Russia Bogdan Bobrov 6-4, 6-3

Doubles: 13 (4-9)

Legend
ATP Challenger (2-2)
ITF Futures (2-7)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-4)
Clay (3-4)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-1)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 2007 Latvia F1, J?rmala Futures Clay Estonia Mait Kunnap Czech Republic Dusan Karol
Russia Mikhail Vasiliev
3-6, 6-7(3-7)
Loss 0-2 Mar 2008 Italy F6, Monterotondo Futures Clay Russia Mikhail Vasiliev North Macedonia L Magdinchev
North Macedonia P Rusevski
6-3, 4-6, [5-10]
Win 1-2 Jun 2008 Poland F4, Koszalin Futures Clay Poland Artur Romanowski Poland Marek Mrozek
Poland Mateusz Szmigiel
7-5, 6-3
Loss 1-3 Feb 2009 Israel F2, Eilat Futures Hard Netherlands Tim Van Terheijden Israel Harel Levy
Israel Noam Okun
3-6, 0-6
Loss 1-4 Apr 2009 Turkey F6, Antalya Futures Hard Estonia Mait Kunnap Germany Martin Emmrich
Finland Juho Paukku
3-6, 4-6
Win 2-4 Jul 2009 Estonia F1, Tallinn Futures Clay Estonia Mait Kunnap Estonia Mikk Irdoja
Estonia Jaak Poldma
6-4, 6-4
Loss 2-5 Mar 2010 Switzerland F2, Wetzikon Futures Carpet Italy Walter Trusendi Germany Kevin Krawietz
Germany Marcel Zimmermann
2-6, 6-3, [5-10]
Loss 2-6 May 2010 Czech Republic F1, Teplice Futures Clay Chile Ricardo Urzua-Rivera Czech Republic Jan Mertl
Poland Grzegorz Panfil
3-6, 4-6
Loss 2-7 Sep 2011 Ningbo, China Challenger Hard Czech Republic Jan Hernych Hong Kong Karan Rastogi
India Divij Sharan
6-3, 6-7(3-7), [11-13]
Win 3-7 May 2012 Tunis, Tunisia Challenger Clay Poland Jerzy Janowicz United States Nicholas Monroe
Germany Simon Stadler
7-6(7-1), 6-3
Loss 3-8 Aug 2013 Kazan, Russia Challenger Hard Slovakia Ivo Klec Russia Victor Baluda
Russia K Kravchuk
3-6, 4-6
Win 4-8 Sep 2015 Nanchang, China Challenger Hard France Jonathan Eysseric Chinese Taipei Lee Hsin-Han
Israel Amir Weintraub
6-4, 6-2
Loss 4-9 Jul 2019 M15 Parnu, Funland World Tennis Tour Clay Estonia Kenneth Raisma Estonia Vladimir Ivanov
Russia Maxim Ratniuk
6-3, 4-6, [5-10]


References

  1. ^ Jürine, Jaan (15 December 2008). "Jürgen Zopp: kas peaksin olema suurem maksimalist?". Eesti Päevaleht (in Estonian). Archived from the original on 16 January 2009. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ Fjeldstad, Jesper (23 May 2018). "Underdone Kokkinakis switches focus to Wimbledon". News.com.au -- Australia's Leading News Site. news.com.au.
  3. ^ "Kahju! Jürgen Zopp Prantsusmaa lahtistel põhiturniirile murda ei suutnud". Delfi Sport.
  4. ^ "Why The Surge In Lucky Losers At The French Open Is A Good Thing - UBITENNIS". ubitennis.net. 27 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Twitter". mobile.twitter.com.
  6. ^ "Lucky loser Zopp battles into third round in Paris".
  7. ^ "Nadal wary of 'dangerous' Marterer - AOL". www.aol.co.uk.
  8. ^ "Estonia's all-time best tennis player Jürgen Zopp retires". news.err.ee. 18 December 2020.

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