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Country (sports)  Finland
Role  Tennis player
Residence  Helsinki, Finland
Name  Henri Kontinen
Turned pro  2007

Career titles  0
Weight  82 kg
Prize money  $481,939
Height  1.89 m
Handed  Right-handed
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Born  19 June 1990 (age 25) Helsinki, Finland (1990-06-19)
Plays  Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record  7–6 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Highest ranking  No. 220 (18 October 2010)
Similar People  Treat Huey, Marin Draganja, Jarkko Nieminen, Raven Klaasen, Feliciano Lopez

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Henri Kontinen ([ˈhenri ˈkontinen]; born 19 June 1990) is a Finnish tennis player.


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Kontinen has won 15 doubles titles on the ATP Tour in his career. He is currently ranked as world No. 1 in doubles after winning the 2017 Australian Open men's doubles championship. He reached his best singles rankings of world No. 220 in October 2010. His brother Micke is a retired tennis player.

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After ending his singles career due to injuries he started focusing on doubles. He reached the quarterfinals of the men's doubles 2016 Wimbledon Championships with John Peers and won the mixed doubles at the same tournament with Heather Watson. His win in the 2017 Australian Open men's doubles with Peers was his first Grand Slam title in men's doubles.

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Junior career

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Kontinen won the 2008 French Open boys' doubles title with Christopher Rungkat. He reached the final of the 2008 Wimbledon boys' singles which he lost to Grigor Dimitrov having beaten Bernard Tomic in the semi final. He also reached the final of the 2008 US Open boys' doubles with Rungkat. Subsequently, Kontinen's singles development was hampered by knee injuries, and in 2013 he decided to concentrate on doubles.

Senior career

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In 2014 Kontinen won his first ATP title at the Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel with Jarkko Nieminen, he also played two more finals partnering Marin Draganja.

2015 was a breakthrough year for him as he won five titles including title at the Barcelona Open BancSabadell, his first ATP World Tour 500 series title. Together with Zheng Jie he reached semifinals of mixed doubles at the 2015 French Open.

His good results continued in 2016 as he won the title at the Brisbane International in January with John Peers. On April–May they won the BMW Open together. At the 2016 Wimbledon Championships he reached quarterfinals of the men's doubles tournament together with Peers and the final of the mixed doubles with Heather Watson, which they won in straight sets. On July Kontinen and Peers won the German Open Tennis Championships. On August Kontinen won the Winstom-Salem Open playing with Guillermo García-López. It was Kontinen's 10th doubles title in his career. He took the victory of St. Petersburg Open with Dominic Inglot. Kontinen and Peers had a successful end for the year as they won their first Masters title at Paris Masters and the season ending ATP World Tour Finals title. Kontinen reached the top 10 in rankings as a first Finnish tennis player ever.

Kontinen and Peers won the 2017 Australian Open men's doubles championship in January 2017, and on 3 April 2017 Kontinen became world no. 1 doubles player—the first Finnish player, male or female, to do so. At Wimbledon in 2017, Kontinen and Peers lost in the semi-final to Łukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo, the eventual champions; Kontinen also lost his no. 1 ranking to Melo. In the mixed doubles, Kontinen and Watson reached the final for the second successive year, but lost to Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis.

Doubles performance timeline

Current till 2017 US Open.


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