Hewitt has tough draw in Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- If Leyton Hewitt thought chicken pox were bad, he should see his draw at the Australian Open.

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Top seeds advance in Heineken Open

AUKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Top seeds Marat Safin and Goran Ivanisevic advanced to the second round of the $357,000 Heineken Open on Tuesday.

Wimbledon champ win to start year

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic needed three sets Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Qatar Open.

Kuerten ousted in Paris

PARIS, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Gustavo Kuerten's season-ending skid continued Thursday as the world's No. 1 player suffered a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 defeat at the hand of Sjeng Schalken of the Netherl

Schalken wins Stockholm Open

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Nieminen upsets Enqvist

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Qualifier Jarkko Nieminen became the first player from Finland to reach an ATP Tour final Saturday since Leo Palin in 1981 with a victory over No. 5 Thomas Enqv

Vacek enjoys success in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Jan Vacek, a lucky loser from the Czech Republic, ousted David Sanchez of Spain, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), in the first round Wednesday at the Stockholm Open.
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Jarkko Nieminen
NYP99090709 - 07 SEPTEMBER 1999 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Jarkko Nieminen (Finland) returns a serve during his Junior Boys doubles match with Todor Enev (Bulgaria) during their September 7 match at the 1999 U. S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. Nieminen/Enev defeated Chvets/Nijaki 6-2, 5-7, 6-4. jr/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

Jarkko Kalervo Nieminen (born July 23, 1981 in Masku, Finland) is a professional tennis player from Finland.

His highest ranking is 13th which was archived on July 10, 2006. He has won one ATP singles title and two doubles titles in his career so far. His best performances in Grand Slam tournaments have been reaching the quarter-finals of the 2005 U.S. Open, 2006 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2008 Australian Open.

Arguably Finland's best ever player, Nieminen is the highest ranked Finn ever, and is also the first and so far only Finnish player to have won an ATP singles title and to have reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam event.

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