Next to Wojciech Fibak and Tadeusz Nowicki, the leading Polish tennis player of the seventies. In 1975 he was a rival of Fibak in the final of the Polish championship, when he won his only singles title, winning 7: 5, 6: 1, 4: 6, 6: 4 at the MKT courts in Łódź. In the same season, Niedźwiedzki won the European Championship in doubles together with Tadeusz Nowicki. In doubles he also appeared, among others with tennis players such as: Björn Borg, Raúl Ramírez, Yannick Noah, Josè Higueras, Vijay and Anand Amritrajowie, Ivan Lendl, Wojciech Fibak, Balázs Taróczy, Heinz Günthardt ... At the age of 26 he moved to Austria permanently ??? and since then he has not competed in Poland anymore, so he won "only" 10 national championships (including singles and doubles, on open courts and in the hall).
After his career, he remained in tennis as a coach. He has a coaching license from the German Tennis Association (DTB) and PZT in the field of competitive sports. He dealt with players of various age categories, including players from the top ten of the WTA and ATP (Sylvia Hanika, Johan Kriek). He has trained Austrian Daviscup and Fed Cup teams as well as Bahrain's men's team. He runs (ran ???) a tennis academy in Sopot under his own name.
Clubs: SKT Sopot, Legia Warsaw.
Coaches: Stefan / Jan ??? Korneluk, ???
He played in professional tournaments in the period: 1975–1982. The highest position in the ATP ranking in career - single: 172 (07/02/1977; ninth among Poles of all time); Doubles: 854. (1983-01-03). Balance sheet in ATP / WCT / DC - single: 11/13; Doubles: 11/11.
Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open: He didn't play.
Roland Garros - single: 1/64 finals (1975).
ATP (Grand Prix) and WCT tournaments - single: final (1977 Zurich); doubles: title (1976 Barcelona with Wojciech Fibak).
Davis Cup: 1971–1977; 9 matches, 6 wins / 9 defeats - single 4/5, doubles 2/4.
PZT classification: 10th (1969), 6th (1970), 4th (1971), 5th (1972), 3rd (1973), 1st (1974), 2nd (1975), 6th (1976) .
Polish champion titles (excluding MMP): 10.
National MP - single: finalist twice (1975 and 1976); doubles: winner 4 times (with Tadeusz Nowicki 1971–1973 and 1976) and finalist twice (with Nowicki 1974 and 1975); mix: finalist (with Krystyna Pilżycówna 1968).
Halowe MP - single: 3 times winner (1972, 1975 and 1976) and finalist (1969); doubles: winner 3 times (with Nowicki 1972, 1973 and 1976).
International MP - doubles: winner twice (with Nowicki 1972 and 1973) and finalist twice (with Nowicki 1974 and Wiesław Gąsiorek 1975).
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