General Johan C.
Kriek
Male
South Africa
1958-04-05
Pongola , South Africa


About

South African-born Johan Kriek turned pro in 1978, he went onto win the Australian Open in 1981 and 1982 (d. Denton both times) and was a quarter-finalist (or better) at all four Grand Slam championships.

Kriek won 14 singles and eight doubles titles during his career, reaching a career-high World No. 7 in singles (on 10 September 1984) and No. 12 in doubles (on 15 August 1988). His most memorable victories came over Andre Agassi, Borg Borg, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg, John McEnroe and Guillermo Vilas. He finished in the year-end Top 20 six consecutive years (1980-85) and qualified for four consecutive Masters tournaments (1983-86).

At the major championships, he compiled a 25-6 record at the Australian Open, which he first visited as a 12-year-old spectator. He reached the 1986 Roland Garros semi-finals (l. to Lendl); the 1981 and 1982 Wimbledon quarter-finals (l. to McEnroe both times) and, at the US Open, his best result was advancing to the 1980 semi-finals (l. to Borg) after quarter-final exits the previous two years.

From 1993 to 2000, Kriek played on the ATP Champions Tour, reaching the number one senior tour ranking in both singles and doubles. Kriek and his doubles partner, Kevin Curren, won the Wimbledon senior doubles title four times in the row, from 2003 to 2006.

Kriek is currently the owner and operator of the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy,



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Archive statistics 1976 - 1991
11
415
264


Tournament wins 1982 - US International Indoor Championships (Amateur)
1982 - Australian Open (Grandslam)
1981 - Hall of Fame Championships (ATP)
1981 - Monterrey Open (Grand Prix Circuit)
1981 - Australian Open (Grandslam)
1980 - Sarasota Open (Open)
1979 - Sarasota Open (Open)
1978 - AMEX - Wall, New Jersey (Open)
1978 - City of Hialeah (Open)
1977 - Rümikon International (Open)
1976 - Chippis International (Open)


Tournaments Wimbledon - 1991 Australian Open - 1989 Wimbledon - 1989 US Open - 1989 Australian Open - 1988 Wimbledon - 1988 US Open - 1988 Australian Open - 1987 Wimbledon - 1987 Roland Garros - 1987 US Open - 1987 Wimbledon - 1986 Roland Garros - 1986 US Open - 1986 Kiva Tennis Classic - 1986 Australian Open - 1985 Wimbledon - 1985 US Open - 1985 Queens Club Tournament - 1985 Challenge of Champions - 1985 Australian Open - 1984 Wimbledon - 1984 US Open - 1984 Australian Open - 1983 Wimbledon - 1983 US Open - 1983 Bophuthatswana Tennis Challenge - 1983 Australian Open - 1982 Wimbledon - 1982 US Open - 1982 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1982 US International Indoor Championships - 1982 Philadelphia Indoors - 1982 Las Vegas - 1982 WCT - Munich - 1982 Monterrey Open - 1982 WCT - Strasbourg - 1982 Australian Open - 1981 Wimbledon - 1981 US Open - 1981 New South Wales Championships - 1981 Pacific Coast Championship - 1981 River Oaks Tournament - 1981 West of England Championships - 1981 Indian Wells - 1981 Hall of Fame Championships - 1981 Philadelphia Indoors - 1981 Paris Indoor - 1981 WCT Finals - 1981 Toronto Indoor - 1981 Las Vegas - 1981 North Conway - 1981 Stockholm Open - 1981 Monterrey Open - 1981 WCT - Forest Hills - 1981 Stowe - 1981 World Star - 1981 Challenge of Champions - 1981 Australia Super Challenge - 1981 Genoa Invitational Indoor - 1981 Turin Invitational Indoor - 1981 Wimbledon - 1980 US Open - 1980 Pacific Coast Championship - 1980 Cincinnati - 1980 Queens Club Tournament - 1980 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1980 US International Indoor Championships - 1980 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 1980 Richmond Indoor Championships - 1980 Indian Wells - 1980 Philadelphia Indoors - 1980 Milano Indoors - 1980 WCT Finals - 1980 Columbus Open - 1980 Denver - 1980 Las Vegas - 1980 Birmingham International Indoor - 1980 Australian Indoors - 1980 Maui Island Holidays Classic - 1980 North Conway - 1980 Wembley Indoor - 1980 Sarasota Open - 1980 Stowe - 1980 Frankfurt Open - 1980 Bitti Bergamo Memorial - 1980 Melbourne Indoor - 1980 Wimbledon - 1979 Monte Carlo - 1979 Roland Garros - 1979 US Open - 1979 Queens Club Tournament - 1979 US International Indoor Championships - 1979 US Pro Championships - 1979 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1979 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 1979 Philadelphia Indoors - 1979 Atlanta Open - 1979 New Orleans International - 1979 Milano Indoors - 1979 Denver - 1979 Las Vegas - 1979 Vienna International Indoor - 1979 Bahamas International - 1979 WCT - New Orleans - 1979 North Conway - 1979 WCT Challenge Cup - 1979 Cologne Indoor Open - 1979 Little Rock - 1979 Sarasota Open - 1979 Stowe - 1979 Wimbledon - 1978 US Open - 1978 Pacific Coast Championship - 1978 US Clay Courts - 1978 South African Championships - 1978 Pensacola - 1978 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1978 Hartford - 1978 Charleston Invitation - 1978 Azalea Open - 1978 City of Hialeah - 1978 Vienna International Indoor - 1978 Sweetwater Oaks - 1978 Citrus Classic - 1978 Ormond Beach - 1978 North Conway - 1978 Stockholm Open - 1978 Championships of Berlin - Qualifying - 1978 Cologne Indoor Open - 1978 Virginia Beach International - 1978 AMEX - Wall, New Jersey - 1978 Bonita Beach Classic - 1978 South African Sugar Circuit Masters - 1978 Fayetteville Cloverfield Open - 1978 Rocky Mount Masters Invitational - 1978 Hilton Head Open - 1978 Stowe - 1978 Vienna International Indoor - 1977 Cologne Indoor Open - 1977 Austria Satellite - Leg 1 - 1977 Austria Satellite - Leg 3 - 1977 Switzerland Satellite Leg 4 - 1977 Rümikon International - 1977 Bad Ragaz - 1976 Paddington - 1976 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1976 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1976 Norwich - 1976 Lee-on-Solent - 1976 Sutton Hard Courts - 1976 Ascona International - 1976 Chippis International - 1976

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