Nick Lindahl
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Nick Lindahl

Nick Lindahl
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Country (sports) Australia (2006-2010)
 Sweden (2010-2011)
 Australia (2011-2013)
ResidenceEleebana, New South Wales, Australia
Born (1988-07-31) 31 July 1988 (age 34)
Malmö, Sweden
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$217,220
Singles
Career record1-8 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 187 (17 May 2010)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (2008, 2010)
French OpenQ1 (2010)
WimbledonQ1 (2007)
US OpenQ1 (2007, 2009, 2010)
Doubles
Career record0-2 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 585 (29 July 2013)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (2008, 2010)
Last updated on: 20 May 2021.

Nick Lindahl (born 31 July 1988 in Malmö, Sweden) is a former Australian tennis player. As a junior, he reached the final of the Boys' Singles at the 2006 Australian Open. He struggled to transition onto the men's circuit, and was later found guilty of match-fixing, for which he was given a seven-year ban.[1]

Lindahl reached a career high ATP singles ranking of World No. 187, achieved on 17 May 2010. He also reached a career high ATP doubles ranking of World No. 585, achieved on 29 July 2013.

Personal life

Lindahl was born in Sweden to Swedish parents but they emigrated to Australia when he was only 3 months old.[2]

Tennis career

Early career

Lindahl first gained recognition as a tennis player when he made the Australian Open Boy's Final in 2006. He lost to French teenager Alexandre Sidorenko 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

In August 2006, Lindahl won his first official tournament, winning the Futures event in Australia F6. He beat fellow Aussie Sadik Kadir 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.

He won his second Futures event in Indonesia F4 defeating Colin Ebelthite to retirement in the final.

Playing in his first official ATP match in the 2007 Thailand Open after qualifying and a ranking of 308 in the world, the Australian player caused a major upset defeating Sam Querrey of the United States, 59 in the world at the time, in the first round 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. Unfornately he couldn't replicate his form in the second round, losing to fellow qualifier Wang Yeu-Tzuoo 3-6, 3-6. The event earned him $6,450 and 15 ATP points.[3]

He has won two more Futures events on the Australian Kia Pro Circuit.

Lindahl won a wildcard into the 2008 Australian Open. His first round match was against Richard Gasquet on 14 January 2008, he lost the match 0-6, 1-6, 6-3, 2-6.

After a successful 2009 campaign that had varied results on both the challenger and futures circuit, Lindahl was able to raise his ranking to a career high of 229 but finished the year at 251. After the conclusion of the 2009 season, Lindahl competed in an Australian Open Wildcard playoff tournament where he remained undefeated through the entire tournament, and beat young gun Bernard Tomic in the final in five sets to claim a place in the main draw of the 2010 Australian Open.

2010

He entered the qualifying draw for the 2010 Brisbane International. He was seeded eighth for the qualifiers and defeated Tobias Kamke 7-6(6), 7-6(6), Joel Lindner 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 and no. 1 seed Xavier Malisse 6-1, 7-6(2) to qualify. In the main draw, he lost to eventual semifinalist and fourth seed Tomá? Berdych 2-6, 4-6 in the first round.

He was given a wildcard to the 2010 Medibank International Sydney and was defeated by Marcos Baghdatis 2-6, 5-7. He also fell in the first round of the 2010 Australian Open to Jarkko Nieminen 6-2, 7-5, 6-4.

Lindahl's American spring of 2010 was fairly successful including two ATP qualifications in Del Ray Beach and Houston, however he fell in the opening round to Florian Mayer and Xavier Malisse respectively. In November 2010 he decided to play under the Swedish flag. In July 2011 he decided to play under the Australian flag again.

Match-fixing scandal

In December 2014, Lindahl's friend, Matthew Fox was convicted of using improper information to bet on matches. Fox alleged that Lindahl told him that he would throw a match in Toowoomba in September 2013. Lindahl retired from the sport shortly after the incident. It was also alleged that Lindahl asked Adam Feeney to lose in the first round of the Traralgon Challenger.[4]

In January 2017, Lindahl was found guilty of charges of contriving or attempting to contrive the outcome of an event, and failing to cooperate with a Tennis Integrity Unit's investigation. He was given a seven-year ban and fined $49,000 for involvement that date back to an ITF Futures tournament in Toowoomba in September 2013.[1]

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 16 (6-10)

Legend
ATP Challenger (0-1)
ITF Futures (6-9)
Finals by surface
Hard (5-9)
Clay (1-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2006 USA F18, Joplin Futures Hard Australia Shannon Nettle 7-6(7-4), 6-7(1-7), 2-6
Loss 0-2 Aug 2006 Thailand F5, Nonthaburi Futures Hard South Korea Chung Hee-Seok 1-6, 1-6
Win 1-2 Sep 2006 Australia F6, Mackay Futures Hard Australia Sadik Kadir 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Loss 1-3 Mar 2007 New Zealand F1, Wellington Futures Hard South Korea Im Kyu-Tae 4-6, 1-6
Loss 1-4 Mar 2007 New Zealand F2, Hamilton Futures Hard New Zealand Simon Rea 5-7, 6-3, 4-6
Loss 1-5 Jul 2007 USA F17, Peoria Futures Clay United States Michael Yani 7-6(7-5), 3-6, 2-6
Win 2-5 Sep 2007 Indonesia F4, Manado Futures Hard Australia Colin Ebelthite 6-4, ret.
Win 3-5 Oct 2007 Australia F8, Traralgon Futures Hard Croatia Vjekoslav Skenderovic 6-1, 7-5
Win 4-5 Sep 2008 Australia F5, Rockhampton Futures Hard Australia Brendan McKenzie 6-1, 6-2
Loss 4-6 Sep 2008 Australia F7, Gympie Futures Hard Australia Andrew Coelho 3-6, 4-6
Win 5-6 Oct 2008 Australia F9, Sale Futures Clay Australia Marinko Matosevic 6-4, 6-0
Loss 5-7 Jul 2009 Aptos, United States Challenger Hard Australia Chris Guccione 3-6, 4-6
Loss 5-8 Oct 2010 Australia F8, Port Pirie Futures Hard Australia Colin Ebelthite 6-3, 5-7, 3-6
Win 6-8 Oct 2010 Australia F9, Happy Valley Futures Hard Australia Brydan Klein 7-6(7-5), 6-3
Loss 6-9 Sep 2011 Australia F7, Darwin Futures Hard Australia Isaac Frost 1-6, 6-4, 4-6
Loss 6-10 Apr 2012 Vietnam F1, Ho Chi Minh City Futures Hard New Zealand Jose Statham 2-5 ret.

Doubles: 5 (3-2)

Legend
ATP Challenger (0-0)
ITF Futures (3-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (3-1)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Mar 2007 New Zealand F1, Wellington Futures Hard Australia Colin Ebelthite Australia Carsten Ball
Australia Adam Feeney
6-4, 2-6, 6-7(5-7)
Loss 0-2 Oct 2007 Australia F6, Sawtell Futures Clay Australia Marinko Matosevic Australia Miles Armstrong
Australia Strahinja Bobusic
walkover
Win 1-2 Sep 2012 Australia F5, Cairns Futures Hard Australia Adam Feeney Australia Jay Andrijic
Australia Andrew Whittington
6-3, 7-5
Win 2-2 Sep 2012 Australia F6, Alice Springs Futures Hard Australia Adam Feeney Australia Sam Groth
New Zealand Michael Venus
4-6, 6-2, [10-8]
Win 3-2 May 2013 Greece F8, Athens Futures Hard Australia Colin Ebelthite United Kingdom Joseph Gill
United Kingdom Bruce Strachan
4-6, 6-2, [10-5]

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.

Singles

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 Q1 1R Q1 1R Q1 0 / 2 0-2 0%
French Open A A A A Q1 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Wimbledon A Q1 A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
US Open A Q1 A Q1 Q1 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 / 2 0-2 0%

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2006 Australian Open Hard France Alexandre Sidorenko 3-6, 6-7(4-7)

References

  1. ^ a b "Australian tennis player Nick Lindahl handed seven-year ban for involvement in match fixing". Herald Sun. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Pearce, Linda (25 January 2010). "Stockholm syndrome: Swede talkers eye off our Davis Cup orange boy". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ "Results Archive | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "Former top-200 tennis player Nick Lindahl allegedly threw a match that others won money betting on". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2021.

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