General Thomas Jozef (Tom)
Nijssen
Male
Netherlands
1964-10-10
Maastricht, Netherlands


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He is a former professional tennis player from the Netherlands.

A doubles specialist, he won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles with Manon Bollegraf, the French Open in 1989 and the US Open in 1991. They were runner-up at the Wimbledon mixed doubles tournament in 1993. In 1992 Nijssen and Helena Suková were the US Open mixed doubles finalists.

Nijssen's highest ATP singles ranking was World No. 87 on April 17, 1989. He reached his best ATP doubles ranking on May 11, 1992 when he became No. 10.

Nijssen became a professional tennis player in 1984 and reached the quarter-finals of the Agadir Challenger tournament the following year. In 1986 he was on the side of Johan Vekemans in the final of the ATP tournament of Hilversum. His first double title, he won in 1987 in Tokyo. Until 1990, he played with changing partners, then he played successfully for several years with Cyril Suk. Together, they won seven doubles titles, including three tournaments of the ATP Championship Series. They also reached a final six times, including the Masters tournament in Stockholm and the Paris Masters. From 1991 to 1994, both finished in the top 10 each year and thus qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals. In 1998 he was in Auckland on the side of Jeff Tarango last time in a final. Overall, Nijssen won 16 doubles titles over the course of his career, 14 more times in a double final. His highest record in the tennis world rankings he reached in 1989 with 78th position in singles and 1992 with position ten in the doubles.

His best single result in a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the third round of the Australian Open. His best result in the doubles was the quarter-finals at the Australian Open, the French Open and at Wimbledon. He was more successful in mixed. On the side of Manon Bollegraf he won the French Open in 1989 and the US Open in 1991. In addition, both stood in the Wimbledon final in 1993. Together with Helena Suková he was in the final of the US Open in 1992.

Nijjsen played between 1986 and 1990 14 singles and three doubles games for the Dutch Davis Cup team. In the 2-3 defeat against Germany in the first round of the World Group in 1990, he could win his singles against Michael Stich, however, the Netherlands were already unrecoverable after the doubles 0-3 back. Nijssen lost to Carl-Uwe Steeb and Michiel Schapers to Stich and Eric Jelen.



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Archive statistics 1981 - 1990
1
55
27


Tournament wins 1984 - Netherlands 1 Satellite - Masters (Open)


Tournaments Australian Open - 1990 Wimbledon - 1990 Australian Open - 1989 Wimbledon - 1989 Roland Garros - 1989 US Open - 1989 Australian Open - 1988 Wimbledon - 1988 Roland Garros - 1987 Dortmund International - 1987 Roland Garros - 1986 France 1 Indoor Satellite - Leg 2 - 1984 France 1 Indoor Satellite - Leg 4 - 1984 Netherlands 1 Satellite - Leg 1 - 1984 Netherlands 1 Satellite - Leg 2 - 1984 Netherlands 1 Satellite - Leg 3 - 1984 Netherlands 1 Satellite - Leg 4 - 1984 Netherlands 1 Satellite - Masters - 1984 Breuilh - 1984 Netherlands 1 Satellite - Leg 4 - 1983 Netherlands 2 Satellite - Leg 1 - 1983 Netherlands 2 Satellite - Leg 2 - 1983 Netherlands 2 Satellite - Leg 3 - 1983 Netherlands 2 Satellite - Leg 4 - 1983 Netherlands 2 Satellite - Masters - 1983 United States 6 Satellite - Leg 1 - Qualifying - 1983 United States 6 Satellite - Leg 2 - Qualifying - 1983 Netherlands 2 Satellite - Leg 3 - 1982 Netherlands National Covered Court Championships - 1981

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