Nicolas Kiefer

Country Germany
Residence Sievershausen, Germany
Date of birth 5 July 1977 (1977-07-05) (age 33)
Place of birth Holzminden, West Germany
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Turned pro 1995
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money US$7,438,796
Singles
Career record 365–271
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 4 (10 January 2000)
Current ranking No. 379 (30 August 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open SF (2006)
French Open 4R (2005)
Wimbledon QF (1997)
US Open QF (2000)
Doubles
Career record 92–121
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 56 (17 February 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2004)
French Open 1R (2001, 2003, 2004)
Wimbledon 2R (2003)
US Open 1R (2002)
Olympic Games Silver medal (2004)
Last updated on: August 3, 2009.

Nicolas Kiefer is a brilliant tennis player from Germany.

Nicolas Kiefer present ranking is the second-highest as German player just behind Tommy Haas.

At 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens Nicolas Kiefer won a silver medal in men's doubles with partner Rainer Schüttler.

Nicolas Kiefer turned professional in the year 1995. His coach was Sascha Nensel.

Nicolas Kiefer won prize money which amounts to be 6,466,048 US dollar.

Nicolas Kiefer is quite popular for some of his superstitions like he used to tap his racquet on the corners of the court after a point and often asks for the ball with which Nicolas Kiefer has just won a point to use again it in the next one.

 

Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Germany
Men's tennis
Silver 2004 Athens Doubles

Olympic finals

Doubles: 1 (1 silver medal)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Silver medal 2004 Athens Olympics Hard Rainer Schüttler Fernando González
Nicolás Massú
6–2, 4–6, 3–6, 7–6(7), 6–4

Masters Series finals

Singles: 1 (0 titles, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2008 Toronto (Canada) Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2

Career finals

Singles (19)

Wins (6)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP International Series Gold (1)
ATP Tour (5)

 

No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 22 September 1997 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Mark Philippoussis 7–5, 5–7, 6–4
2. 12 April 1999 Tokyo, Japan Hard Wayne Ferreira 7–6(5), 7–5
3. 7 June 1999 Halle, Germany Grass Nicklas Kulti 6–3, 6–2
4. 13 September 1999 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard George Bastl 6–4, 6–2
5. 7 February 2000 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Juan Carlos Ferrero 7–5, 4–6, 6–3
6. 2 October 2000 Hong Kong, China Hard Mark Philippoussis 7–6(4), 2–6, 6–2

Runner-ups (13)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (1)
ATP International Series Gold (3)
ATP Tour (9)

 

No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 13 October 1997 Singapore, Singapore Carpet Magnus Gustafsson 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
2. 15 February 1999 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Jérôme Golmard 6-4, 6-2
3. 19 October 1999 Vienna, Austria Carpet Greg Rusedski 6–7, 2–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
4. 8 October 2001 Moscow, Russia (1) Carpet (i) Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–4, 7–5
5. 17 June 2002 Halle, Germany (1) Grass Yevgeny Kafelnikov 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
6. 16 June 2003 Halle, Germany (2) Grass Roger Federer 6-1, 6-3
7. 16 February 2004 Memphis, United States Hard Joachim Johansson 7–6, 6–3
8. 1 March 2004 Scottsdale, United States Hard Vince Spadea 7–5 6–7 6–3
9. 19 July 2004 Indianapolis, United States Hard Andy Roddick 6–2, 6–3
10. 12 July 2004 Los Angeles, United States Hard Tommy Haas 7–6(6), 6–4
11. 10 October 2005 Moscow, Russia (2) Carpet (i) Igor Andreev 5–7, 7–6, 6–2
12. 24 October 2005 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet (i) Thomas Johansson 6–4 6–2
13. 27 July 2008 Toronto, Canada Hard Rafael Nadal 6–3, 6–2

Doubles (4)

Wins (3)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Olympics Gold (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP International Series Gold (1)
ATP Tour (3)

 

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 19 October 1998 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet David Prinosil David Adams
Pavel Vízner
6-4, 6-3
2. 22 July 2002 Los Angeles, United States Hard Sébastien Grosjean Justin Gimelstob
Michaël Llodra
6–4, 6–4
3. 29 September 2003 Tokyo, Japan Hard Justin Gimelstob Mark Merklein
Scott Humphries
6-7, 6-3, 7-6

Runner-ups (1)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Olympics Silver (1)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP International Series Gold (0)
ATP Tour (0)

 

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 21 August 2004 Summer Olympics, Athens, Greece Hard Rainer Schüttler Fernando González
Nicolás Massú
6–2, 4–6, 3–6, 7–6(7), 6–4

Performance timeline

Singles

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career WR Career win–loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open 1R A QF 3R QF 2R 1R A 1R 1R SF A 1R A A 0 / 10 16–10
French Open A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 4R 3R A A 2R A 0 / 11 9–10
Wimbledon A QF 3R 2R 1R 4R 3R 1R 1R 3R A 3R 3R 1R 1R 0 / 13 18–13
US Open A A 3R 3R QF 1R 1R 2R 4R 4R A 2R 1R 2R A 0 / 11 17–11
Year-End Championship
Tennis Masters Cup A A A SF A A A A A A A A A A   0 / 1 2–2
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A 3R 3R 1R 3R 2R 2R 1R QF 2R A 1R 3R A 0 / 11 12–11
Miami Masters A 2R 3R QF 2R 2R 1R 1R QF 2R 4R A 3R 3R A 0 / 12 16–12
Monte Carlo Masters A A 2R A A 1R 1R A 2R 2R 3R A 2R 1R A 0 / 8 6–8
Rome Masters A A A 3R A 3R 1R A 1R 2R 2R A 1R 1R A 0 / 8 6–8
Madrid Masters A A A A A A A A A 1R A SF 1R 1R A 0 / 4 4–4
Canada Masters A A 3R SF 2R 2R 1R A SF 3R A 2R F 1R A 0 / 10 20–10
Cincinnati Masters A A 1R 3R 1R 3R 2R A 2R 2R A 2R A 1R A 0 / 9 8–9
Shanghai Masters Not ATP Masters Series A   0 / 0 0–0
Paris Masters A A 2R A A 1R A A A 1R A 1R 2R A   0 / 5 2–5
Hamburg Masters 1R 2R 1R A A 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R A QF NM1 0 / 10 8–10
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics A Not Held 1R Not Held 3R Not Held 3R NH 0 / 3 5–3

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