Peter Wessels
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Peter Wessels
Peter Wessels
Country (sports) Netherlands
ResidenceAmsterdam, Netherlands
Born (1978-05-07) 7 May 1978 (age 44)
Zwolle, Netherlands
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1996
Retired2009
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$928,863
Singles
Career record45-60
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 72 (7 February 2005)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2005)
French Open2R (2005)
Wimbledon1R (1999, 2001, 2005)
US Open3R (1999)
Doubles
Career record12-21
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 111 (26 October 1998)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (1999)
Last updated on: 10 June 2022.

Peter Wessels (born 7 May 1978) is a presently inactive tour professional male tennis player from the Netherlands. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 72 in February 2005.

Biography

Wessels had an excellent junior career, finishing No. 5 in singles and No. 18 in doubles in the 1995 world junior rankings. In that year he reached the singles semifinals at Wimbledon and U.S. Open juniors and captured Roland Garros junior doubles title with fellow countryman Raemon Sluiter.

His best result on the professional tour was winning the 2000 ATP tournament in Newport beating German Jens Knippschild in the final 7-6, 6-3.

He started 2006 by qualifying for the Hopman Cup tournament in Perth with Michaëlla Krajicek where the Dutch went all the way to the final only to be beaten in a very close mixed doubles by the American team of Taylor Dent and Lisa Raymond. Despite this, Wessels and Krajicek proved that they were a force to be reckoned with. At the Hopman Cup, he won 4 out of his 5 singles matches (def. Peng Sun, Gastón Gaudio, Todd Reid and Nicolas Kiefer; lost to Taylor Dent). In Mixed Doubles, they had a 3-2 record (def. Reid/Stosur, Peng/Sun, Grönefeld/Kiefer; lost to Raymond/Dent, Dulko/Gaudio).

In June 2007 Wessels qualified for the Ordina Open grass tournament in 's-Hertogenbosch. Ranked 488 he caused an upset in the quarterfinals by beating the number one seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo, in two sets: 6-3, 6-3. He subsequently reached the final but narrowly lost against Croat Ivan Ljubi?i? 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-7(4).

ATP career finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-0)
ATP World Series (1-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (1-1)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (1-1)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Jul 2000 Newport, United States International Series Grass Germany Jens Knippschild 7-6(7-3), 6-3
Loss 1-1 Jun 2007 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands International Series Grass Croatia Ivan Ljubi?i? 6-7(5-7), 6-4, 6-7(4-7)


ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 17 (8-9)

Legend
ATP Challenger (6-9)
ITF Futures (2-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (5-4)
Clay (1-3)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (2-2)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Feb 1998 Lübeck, Germany Challenger Carpet Germany Michael Kohlmann 7-6, 6-3
Loss 1-1 Oct 1998 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay Argentina Sebastian Prieto 5-7, 4-6
Loss 1-2 Nov 1998 Portoro?, Slovenia Challenger Hard Germany Rainer Schuettler 3-6, 2-6
Loss 1-3 Dec 1998 Nümbrecht, Germany Challenger Carpet Germany Christian Vinck 7-6, 4-6, 4-6
Loss 1-4 May 2001 Antwerp, Belgium Challenger Clay Belgium Dick Norman 3-5 ret.
Loss 1-5 Nov 2001 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet Germany Alexander Popp 4-6, 7-5, 2-6
Win 2-5 Mar 2003 France F8, Melun Futures Carpet France Thierry Ascione walkover
Win 3-5 Oct 2003 Réunion Island, Réunion Challenger Hard Netherlands Fred Hemmes 6-0, 6-2
Loss 3-6 Mar 2004 Sanremo, Italy Challenger Clay Italy Potito Starace 4-6, 4-6
Win 4-6 Jul 2004 Scheveningen, Netherlands Challenger Clay Netherlands Raemon Sluiter 7-5, 7-6(9-7)
Loss 4-7 Aug 2004 Bronx, United States Challenger Hard France Julien Jeanpierre 6-7(4-7), 6-3, 3-6
Win 5-7 Sep 2004 Istanbul, Turkey Challenger Hard Italy Daniele Bracciali 6-3, 6-2
Loss 5-8 Oct 2004 Bolton, United Kingdom Challenger Hard Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 1-6, 6-3, 2-6
Win 6-8 Nov 2004 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard Czech Republic Lukas Dlouhy 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Win 7-8 Nov 2004 Groningen, Netherlands Challenger Hard Czech Republic Ivo Minar 6-3, 6-2
Loss 7-9 Apr 2006 Saint Brieuc, France Challenger Hard France Marc Gicquel 3-6, 1-6
Win 8-9 Mar 2007 Portugal F2, Lagos Futures Hard France Clement Morel 6-3, 6-2

Doubles: 12 (5-7)

Legend
ATP Challenger (4-7)
ITF Futures (1-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-3)
Clay (4-3)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-1)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 1997 Scheveningen, Netherlands Challenger Clay Netherlands Raemon Sluiter Spain Alex Calatrava
Belgium Tom Vanhoudt
7-6, 2-6, 6-7
Loss 0-2 Feb 1998 Lippstadt, Germany Challenger Carpet Netherlands Raemon Sluiter United Kingdom Andrew Richardson
South Africa Myles Wakefield
6-4, 6-7, 4-6
Win 1-2 Apr 1998 San Luis Potosi, Mexico Challenger Clay Netherlands Edwin Kempes Puerto Rico Jose Frontera
Canada Bobby Kokavec
7-6, 4-6, 7-5
Win 2-2 Jun 1998 Prostejov, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Netherlands Edwin Kempes Czech Republic Tomas Cibulec
Czech Republic Tomas Krupa
6-4, 7-5
Win 3-2 Sep 1998 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Challenger Clay Netherlands Edwin Kempes South Africa Marcos Ondruska
United Kingdom Chris Wilkinson
6-7, 6-3, 6-2
Loss 3-3 Oct 1998 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay Netherlands Edwin Kempes Czech Republic Ota Fukarek
Hungary Attila Savolt
6-7, 4-6
Loss 3-4 Oct 1998 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Clay Netherlands Edwin Kempes Argentina Diego del Rio
Argentina Martin Rodriguez
6-7, 3-6
Win 4-4 Jan 2003 Great Britain F1, Glasgow Futures Carpet Netherlands Edwin Kempes Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli
South Africa Wesley Moodie
2-6, 7-6(11-9), 7-6(7-5)
Loss 4-5 Oct 2003 Réunion Island, Réunion Challenger Hard Netherlands Fred Hemmes Argentina Federico Browne
Netherlands Rogier Wassen
1-6, 7-6(7-4), 3-6
Loss 4-6 Oct 2004 Bolton, United Kingdom Challenger Hard Netherlands Melle Van Gemerden South Africa Jeff Coetzee
United States Jim Thomas
5-7, 3-6
Win 5-6 Jul 2007 Scheveningen, Netherlands Challenger Clay Netherlands Raemon Sluiter India Rohan Bopanna
Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
7-6(8-6), 7-5
Loss 5-7 Mar 2008 Sunrise, United States Challenger Hard Belgium Kristof Vliegen Serbia Janko Tipsarevic
Serbia Dusan Vemic
2-6, 6-7(5-7)


Junior Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1995 French Open Clay Netherlands Raemon Sluiter United States Justin Gimelstob
United States Ryan Wolters
7-6, 7-5
Loss 1995 US Open Hard Netherlands Raemon Sluiter South Korea Lee Jong-Min
Canada Jocelyn Robichaud
6-7, 2-6

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 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 SR W-L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 1R 1R Q1 A Q1 2R Q1 A A 0 / 4 1-4 20%
French Open A A Q2 Q1 Q1 Q1 A A Q2 2R Q1 A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Wimbledon Q3 A A 1R A 1R A A A 1R Q2 A A 0 / 3 0-3 0%
US Open A 1R Q1 3R 1R Q1 Q1 A Q3 2R Q3 Q1 A 0 / 4 3-4 43%
Win-loss 0-0 0-1 0-0 2-3 0-2 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 12 5-12 29%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Miami A A A Q2 A Q1 Q2 A A 1R A A Q1 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Rome A A A A A A A A A Q2 A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Cincinnati A A A A Q1 A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 1 0-1 0%

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