Wesley Koolhof
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Wesley Koolhof

Wesley Koolhof
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Koolhof at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports) Netherlands
ResidenceDuiven, Netherlands
Born (1989-04-17) 17 April 1989 (age 32)
Zevenaar, Netherlands
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachMarco Kroes
Prize moneyUS$1,719,240
Singles
Career record0-0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 462 (5 August 2013)
Doubles
Career record156-127 (55.1%)
Career titles7
Highest rankingNo. 5 (23 November 2020)
Current rankingNo. 21 (8 November 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2021)
French OpenSF (2020)
WimbledonQF (2019)
US OpenF (2020)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsW (2020)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2019, 2020, 2021)
French OpenSF (2021)
WimbledonSF (2019)
US OpenQF (2018, 2019)
Last updated on: 8 November 2021.

Wesley Koolhof (Dutch pronunciation: ['sli 'ko:lf];[1] born 17 April 1989) is a Dutch professional tennis player who specialises in doubles. He has a career-high ATP doubles ranking of world No. 5 achieved on 23 November 2020.

Koolhof reached his first Grand Slam final at the 2020 US Open alongside Nikola Mekti?, and the pair also won the 2020 ATP Finals. In mixed doubles, Koolhof is a two-time Grand Slam semifinalist.

He has won seven doubles titles on the ATP Tour, also finishing runner-up at three Masters 1000 tournaments. Koolhof made his Davis Cup debut for the Netherlands in 2019, and also competed at the 2020 Olympic Games, partnering Jean-Julien Rojer. He is the son of the late Dutch international footballer Jurrie Koolhof.

Career

2019: First Grand Slam doubles quarterfinal and mixed doubles semifinal, Three Masters 1000 finals

2020: ATP Finals title and US Open doubles final, top 5 year-end doubles ranking

2020 was the most successful year for Koolhof in his career thus far. He won the 2020 ATP Finals in doubles partnering Nikola Mekti?. He also reached the doubles semifinal of the 2020 French Open and the final at the 2020 US Open partnering again with Nikola Mekti?. As a result he finished the year at No. 5 in the top 10 rankings in doubles and No. 3 in the doubles race with his partner Nikola Mekti?.

2021: Seventh ATP doubles title, Second mixed doubles semifinal

In May, Koolhof won his seventh title at the 2021 Bavarian Championships with Kevin Krawietz. He also reached his 7th and 8th consecutive Masters 1000 quarterfinals at the 2021 Mutua Madrid Open with ?ukasz Kubot and at the 2021 Italian Open (tennis) with compatriot Jean-Julien Rojer.[2]

Significant finals

Grand Slam tournament finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2020 US Open Hard Croatia Nikola Mekti? Croatia Mate Pavi?
Brazil Bruno Soares
5-7, 3-6

Year-end championships

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2020 ATP Finals, London Hard (i) Croatia Nikola Mekti? Austria Jürgen Melzer
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
2-6, 6-3, [10-5]

Masters 1000

Doubles: 3 (3 runners-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2019 Miami Open Hard Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
5-7, 6-7(8-10)
Loss 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters Clay Netherlands Robin Haase Croatia Nikola Mekti?
Croatia Franko ?kugor
7-6(7-3), 6-7(3-7), [9-11]
Loss 2019 Canadian Open Hard Netherlands Robin Haase Spain Marcel Granollers
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
5-7, 5-7

ATP career finals

Doubles: 23 (7 titles, 16 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-1)
ATP World Tour Finals (1-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-3)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-2)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (6-10)
Finals by surface
Hard (5-10)
Clay (2-5)
Grass (0-1)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (4-9)
Indoor (3-7)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Feb 2016 Sofia Open,
Bulgaria
250 Series Hard (i) Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop Austria Philipp Oswald
Canada Adil Shamasdin
5-7, 7-6(11-9), [10-6]
Win 2-0 Jul 2016 Austrian Open,
Austria
250 Series Clay Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop Austria Dennis Novak
Austria Dominic Thiem
2-6, 6-3, [11-9]
Win 3-0 Jan 2017 Sydney International,
Australia
250 Series Hard Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
6-3, 7-5
Loss 3-1 Feb 2017 Rotterdam Open,
Netherlands
500 Series Hard (i) Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop Croatia Ivan Dodig
Spain Marcel Granollers
6-7(5-7), 3-6
Loss 3-2 Jul 2017 Atlanta Open,
United States
250 Series Hard New Zealand Artem Sitak United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3-6, 4-6
Loss 3-3 Sep 2017 Moselle Open,
France
250 Series Hard (i) New Zealand Artem Sitak France Julien Benneteau
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
5-7, 3-6
Loss 3-4 Feb 2018 New York Open,
United States
250 Series Hard (i) New Zealand Artem Sitak Belarus Max Mirnyi
Austria Philipp Oswald
4-6, 6-4, [6-10]
Loss 3-5 Mar 2018 Brasil Open,
Brazil
250 Series Clay (i) New Zealand Artem Sitak Argentina Federico Delbonis
Argentina Máximo González
4-6, 2-6
Loss 3-6 May 2018 Estoril Open,
Portugal
250 Series Clay New Zealand Artem Sitak United Kingdom Kyle Edmund
United Kingdom Cameron Norrie
4-6, 2-6
Loss 3-7 Oct 2018 Stockholm Open,
Sweden
250 Series Hard (i) New Zealand Marcus Daniell United Kingdom Luke Bambridge
United Kingdom Jonny O'Mara
5-7, 6-7(8-10)
Win 4-7 Jan 2019 Brisbane International,
Australia
250 Series Hard New Zealand Marcus Daniell United States Rajeev Ram
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
6-4, 7-6(8-6)
Loss 4-8 Mar 2019 Miami Open,
United States
Masters 1000 Hard Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
5-7, 6-7(8-10)
Loss 4-9 Apr 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters,
Monaco
Masters 1000 Clay Netherlands Robin Haase Croatia Nikola Mekti?
Croatia Franko ?kugor
7-6(7-3), 6-7(3-7), [9-11]
Loss 4-10 Apr 2019 Hungarian Open,
Hungary
250 Series Clay New Zealand Marcus Daniell United Kingdom Ken Skupski
United Kingdom Neal Skupski
3-6, 4-6
Loss 4-11 May 2019 Rosmalen Championships,
Netherlands
250 Series Grass New Zealand Marcus Daniell United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
United States Austin Krajicek
4-6, 6-4, [4-10]
Loss 4-12 Jul 2019 German Open,
Germany
500 Series Clay Netherlands Robin Haase Austria Oliver Marach
Austria Jürgen Melzer
2-6, 6-7(3-7)
Loss 4-13 Aug 2019 Canadian Open,
Canada
Masters 1000 Hard Netherlands Robin Haase Spain Marcel Granollers
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
5-7, 5-7
Win 5-13 Jan 2020 Qatar Open,
Qatar
250 Series Hard India Rohan Bopanna United Kingdom Luke Bambridge
Mexico Santiago González
3-6, 6-2, [10-6]
Loss 5-14 Feb 2020 Open 13,
France
250 Series Hard (i) Croatia Nikola Mekti? France Nicolas Mahut
Canada Vasek Pospisil
3-6, 4-6
Loss 5-15 Sep 2020 US Open,
United States
Grand Slam Hard Croatia Nikola Mekti? Croatia Mate Pavi?
Brazil Bruno Soares
5-7, 3-6
Win 6-15 Nov 2020 ATP Finals,
United Kingdom
Tour Finals Hard (i) Croatia Nikola Mekti? Austria Jürgen Melzer
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
2-6, 6-3, [10-5]
Win 7-15 May 2021 Bavarian Championships,
Germany
250 Series Clay Germany Kevin Krawietz Belgium Sander Gillé
Belgium Joran Vliegen
4-6, 6-4, [10-5]
Loss 7-16 Oct 2021 European Open,
Belgium
250 Series Hard (i) Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer France Nicolas Mahut
France Fabrice Martin
0-6, 1-6

ATP Challenger Tour titles

Doubles: 14

Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
17 November 2013 Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay Netherlands Stephan Fransen Moldova Roman Borvanov
Germany Alexander Satschko
1-6, 6-2, [10-5]
27 July 2014 Oberstaufen, Germany Clay Italy Alessandro Motti Moldova Radu Albot
Poland Mateusz Kowalczyk
7-6(9-7), 6-3
6 February 2015 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard (i) Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop Ukraine Sergei Bubka
Kazakhstan Aleksandr Nedovyesov
6-1, 6-4
2 May 2015 Turin, Italy Clay Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop Croatia Dino Marcan
Croatia Antonio ?an?i?
4-6, 6-3, [10-5]
4. July 2015 Marburg, Germany Clay Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop Germany Tobias Kamke
Germany Simon Stadler
6-1, 7-5
15 August 2015 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop Belarus Sergey Betov
Russia Mikhail Elgin
6-4, 3-6, [10-7]
11 September 2015 Seville, Spain Clay Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop Italy Marco Bortolotti
Poland Kamil Majchrzak
7-6(7-5), 6-4
26 September 2015 Trnava, Slovakia Clay Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop Poland Kamil Majchrzak
France Stéphane Robert
6-4, 6-2
25 October 2015 Brest, France Hard (i) Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop United Kingdom Ken Skupski
United Kingdom Neal Skupski
3-6, 6-4, [10-6]
16 January 2016 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop Germany Gero Kretschmer
Germany Alexander Satschko
6-3, 7-6(7-1)
19 June 2016 Ilkley, United Kingdom Grass Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop Brazil Marcelo Demoliner
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7-6(7-5), 0-6, [10-8]
31 July 2016 Scheveningen, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop Netherlands Tallon Griekspoor
Netherlands Tim van Rijthoven
6-1, 3-6, [13-11]
26 November 2016 Andria, Italy Carpet (i) Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop Czech Republic Roman Jebavý
Czech Republic Zden?k Kolá?
6-3, 6-3
13 May 2017 Aix-en-Provence, France Clay Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop Germany Andre Begemann
France Jérémy Chardy
2-6, 6-4, [16-14]

Doubles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current after the 2021 Paris Masters.

References

  1. ^ "The pronunciation by Wesley Koolhof himself". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Splitsville: Why Doubles Break Ups Can be Smart to do | ATP Tour | Tennis".

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