Wesley Koolhof is a Dutch tennis player, who mostly plays for the double division. As of November 2020, his ranking advances to World Number 5. His first Grand Slam breakthrough achievement was during the 2020 US Open together with Nikola Mektic. In the same year, they have also won the 2020 ATP Finals in the mixed doubles. Koolhof also competed during the 2019 Davis Cup and 2020 Olympics Games to become his country’s representative.
Koolhof was born and raised in Zevenaar, Netherlands and he is the son of Jurrie Koolhof, a renowned Dutch footballer, and Monique, who played national field hockey. He started being a professional tennis player in 2008, and is a right-handed player, specializing in two-handed backhand.
Koolhof started playing tennis at 4 years old, against the wall at a local club in Zevenaar. Growing up, his main influence as a sportsman was his father and Andre Agassi. Because of his interest in tennis, he practiced for 4 years to enhance his techniques in Germany. Aside from tennis, he enjoys playing football and he would become a football player if he hadn’t decided to play tennis.
Significant Winning Moments
2020 was Koolhof’s best year, as he made successful winnings both in the ATP Finals and US Open in the doubles division. For both tournaments, he was playing alongside Nikola Mektic, who reached World Number 1 in the doubles division. Because of his partnership with Mektic, his rank also advances to World Number 5.
In 2021, he became the Bavarian Championship champion alongside Kevin Krawietz. He also reached another milestone by being able to compete at the 2021 Mutua Madrid Open with Lukasz Kubot and the 2021 Italian Open with Jean-Julien Rojer.
- 2019, 2020, 2021 1R Australian Open
- 2020 Tour Finals Winner