Popular Tennis Player Richard Krajicek

Richard Krajicek

Born on 6 December 1971, starting professional career in 1989, retiring in 2003 and winning 17 titles in his 15 years career! This right handed Dutch player Richard Krajicek is so far most successful Dutch player. Started tennis at the age of four; played and won under 12 and under 14 national championships for two times is only Dutch player to win Wimbledon.
When starting his career in tennis at the age of 12, he decided to change from two-handed backhand as one-handed. He became professional at the age of 18 and won his first title in 1991. Richard Krajicek won his men’s singles Wimbledon in 1996 after defeating famous player Pete Sampras which was his only defeat during 1993-2000. Bringing Richard Krajicek tennis career in lime light, he played total 26 singles out of winning for 17 times. Playing Grand Slam finals for only once and wining this title in the year 1996, playing Master Series finals for 6 times while winning it twice and four times being the Runner-Up, he played ATP’s Champion series for 5 times while winning it only twice. In his 15 years career he was either the Winner or the Runner-Up which is one of his achievements. His highest ranking was 4 after winning the Wimbledon.
He had this power to impose and inflict his game on the opponent, his classic style of playing tennis, beautiful attacking style made him colossally gifted and successful player. Richard Krajicek is also an author of five books. He not only made tennis his career but also a charity by establishing Richard Krajicek Foundation in 1993 whose goal was to make sports approachable to poor youth. He also opened a ground in Hague where children can play several sports.He is currently the tournament director of ABN ABRO World Tennis Tournament.

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