Henri Kontinen is a professional tennis player from Finland. In April 2017, he was ranked World No.1 for Men’s Doubles. In 2016 and 2017, he had back-to-back win at the ATP Tour Finals doubles events. In 2017, he also won the Men’s Doubles event the Australian Open. For mixed doubles, he won the Wimbledon mixed doubles in 2016.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Kontinen was born on June 16, 1990, in Helsinki, Finland. He currently resides in Estonia. He stands 191 cm tall and his last listed weight is 82 kilograms. He is a right-handed player with a one-handed backhand.

Height / weight 1.91 m / 82 kg
Born 16 Jun 1990
Nationality Finland Finland
Nickname Henkka

Nicknamed Henkka, he started playing tennis at age 3. He has a sibling who played professional tennis until 2015. He has said that if he wasn’t playing tennis, he would do something related to music.

Professional Career

As a junior player in 2008, he won the boy’s doubles at the French Open. He was paired with Christopher Rungkat. He was also paired with Rungkat when he made it to the finals of the US Open boy’s doubles.

As a singles player, he peaked at No.220 in October 2010. He does not have any tour titles but he made it to the Q1 of the Australian Open in 2010.

He has had a stellar double career. Often paired with Australian tennis player John Peers, he has won the 2017 Australian Open doubles tennis title. He was also paired with Peers when he won the ATP Finals back-to-back in 2016 and 2017. In 2017, he became the 50th doubles player from Finland to be listed as World No.1 in doubles.

He also has had success in mixed doubles including winning the 2016 Wimbledon. He also made it to the mixed doubles quarter-finals of the US Open in 2015 and again in 2019.

Career Highlights

Singles

  • Career Record: 7–6
  • Career Titles: 0
  • Highest Ranking: No. 220 (18 October2010)

Notable Grand Slam Singles Performances

  • Australian Open: Q1 (2010)

Doubles

  • Career Record: 228–137
  • Career Titles: 24
  • Highest Ranking: No. 1 (3 April2017)
  • Current ranking: No. 55 (15 January2022)

Notable Grand Slam Doubles Performances

  • Australian Open: W (2017)
  • French Open: QF (2018)
  • Wimbledon: SF (2017)
  • US Open: SF (2017)

Other Doubles Tournaments

ATPO Tour Finals: W (2016, 2017)

Mixed Doubles

  • Career Record: 23–15 (60.5%)
  • Career Titles: 1

Notable Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performance

  • Australian Open: SF (2020)
  • French Open: SF (2015)
  • Wimbledon: W (2016)
  • US Open: QF (2015, 2019)

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