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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)
Prize money$1,120,084
Singles
Career record27-39 (40.9%)
Career titles0
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 record6-4 (60.0%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 218 (11 July 2016)
Grand Slam doubles results
US Open1R (2012)
Team competitions
Davis Cup42-19
Last updated on: 19 March 2021.

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.

Zopp played his last match at an ITF event in Estonia against K?rlis Ozoli on November 4, 2020. On December 18, 2020, Zopp announced his retirement from tennis.[8]

Career finals

Singles (17-6)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP World Tour 500 series (0-0)
ATP World Tour 250 series (0-0)
ATP Challengers (3-3)
ITF Futures (14-3)
Titles by surface
Hard (6-5)
Clay (10-1)
Carpet (1-0)
Titles by setting
Outdoors (11-3)
Indoors (6-3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 18 August 2008 Finland Finland F1, Vierumäki, Finland Hard Finland Timo Nieminen 6-4, 6-2
Winner 2. 9 March 2009 Switzerland Switzerland F2, Greifensee, Switzerland Carpet (i) Austria Philipp Oswald 6-3, 6-7(5-7), 6-3
Winner 3. 13 July 2009 Estonia Estonia F1, Tallinn, Estonia Clay Estonia Jaak Põldma 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Winner 4. 12 April 2010 Turkey Turkey F7, Adana, Turkey Clay France Augustin Gensse 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Winner 5. 19 April 2010 Turkey Turkey F8, Tarsus, Turkey Clay Belgium Alexandre Folie 6-3, 6-1
Winner 6. 3 May 2010 Czech Republic Czech Republic F1, Teplice, Czech Republic Clay Germany Alexander Flock 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Winner 7. 19 July 2010 Estonia Estonia F2, Tallinn, Estonia Clay Finland Timo Nieminen 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Winner 8. 25 October 2010 United Kingdom Great Britain F17, Cardiff, United Kingdom Hard (i) United Kingdom Daniel Evans 6-4, 7-5
Winner 9. 18 July 2011 Estonia Estonia F1, Tallinn, Estonia Clay Chile Hans Podlipnik 6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 1. 12 September 2011 China Ningbo, China Hard Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun 2-6, 6-3, 1-6
Runner-up 2. 19 September 2011 Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Uzbekistan Denis Istomin 4-6, 3-6
Winner 10. 30 January 2012 Russia Kazan, Russia Hard (i) Romania Marius Copil 7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-4)
Winner 11. 20 September 2014 Sweden Sweden F4, Danderyd, Sweden Hard (i) United States Peter Kobelt 7-6(8-6), 6-4
Runner-up 3. 4 October 2014 Sweden Sweden F6, Jönköping, Sweden Hard (i) United Kingdom Edward Corrie 6-3, 3-6, 3-6
Winner 12. 8 November 2014 Estonia Estonia F4, Tallinn, Estonia Hard (i) Russia Evgeny Elistratov 6-1, 6-4
Winner 13. 16 November 2014 Finland Helsinki, Finland Hard (i) Israel Dudi Sela 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(8-6)
Runner-up 4. 25 October 2015 China Ningbo, China Hard (i) Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-Hsun 6-7(3-7), 1-6
Winner 14. 23 July 2017 Germany Germany F8, Kassel, Germany Clay Germany Jan Choinski 6-3, 6-2
Winner 15. 29 July 2017 Estonia Estonia F1, Pärnu, Estonia Clay Germany George Von Massow 6-1, 6-3
Runner-up 5. 12 August 2017 Finland Finland F2, Hyvinkaa, Finland Clay Belgium Julien Cagnina 6-0, 5-7, 0-6
Winner 16. 19 August 2017 Finland Finland F3, Helsinki, Finland Clay Italy Filippo Baldi 6-4, 6-0
Winner 17. 10 September 2017 Netherlands Alphen, Netherlands Clay Spain Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 6. 7 October 2017 Sweden Sweden F4, Falun, Sweden Hard (i) Netherlands Tallon Griekspoor 4-6, 1-6
Jürgen Zopp at the 2018 French Open

Doubles (4-7)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP World Tour 500 series (0-0)
ATP World Tour 250 series (0-0)
ATP Challengers (2-1)
ITF Futures (2-6)
Titles by surface
Hard (1-3)
Clay (3-3)
Carpet (0-1)
Titles by setting
Outdoors (3-6)
Indoors (1-1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 30 July 2007 Latvia F1, J?rmala, Latvia Clay Estonia Mait Künnap Czech Republic Du?an Karol
Russia Mikhail Vasiliev
3-6, 6-7(3-7)
Runner-up 2. 24 March 2008 Italy F6, Monterotondo, Italy Clay Russia Mikhail Vasiliev North Macedonia Lazar Magdin?ev
North Macedonia Predrag Rusevski
6-3, 4-6, [5-10]
Winner 1. 2 June 2008 Poland F4, Koszalin, Poland Clay Poland Artur Romanowski Poland Marek Mrozek
Poland Mateusz Szmigiel
7-5, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 26 January 2009 Israel F2, Eilat, Israel Hard Netherlands Tim van Terheijden Israel Harel Levy
Israel Noam Okun
3-6, 0-6
Runner-up 4. 13 April 2009 Turkey F6, Antalya, Turkey Hard Estonia Mait Künnap Germany Martin Emmrich
Finland Juho Paukku
3-6, 4-6
Winner 2. 13 July 2009 Estonia F1, Tallinn, Estonia Clay Estonia Mait Künnap Estonia Mikk Irdoja
Estonia Jaak Põldma
6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 5. 15 March 2010 Switzerland F2, Wetzikon, Switzerland Carpet (i) Italy Walter Trusendi Germany Kevin Krawietz
Germany Marcel Zimmermann
2-6, 6-3, [5-10]
Runner-up 6. 3 May 2010 Czech Republic F1, Teplice, Czech Republic Clay Chile Ricardo Urzúa Rivera Czech Republic Jan Mertl
Poland Grzegorz Panfil
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 7. 12 September 2011 Ningbo, China Hard Czech Republic Jan Hernych India Karan Rastogi
India Divij Sharan
6-3, 6-7(3-7), [11-13]
Winner 3. 30 April 2012 Tunis, Tunisia Clay Poland Jerzy Janowicz United States Nicholas Monroe
Germany Simon Stadler
7-6(7-1), 6-3
Winner 4. 20 September 2015 Nanchang, China Hard France Jonathan Eysseric Chinese Taipei Lee Hsin-han
Israel Amir Weintraub
6-4, 6-2

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%

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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