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Del Potro takes first-round match in the Netherlands

Del Potro takes first-round match in the Netherlands

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Defending champion and top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro beat Gael Monfils Wednesday at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in the Netherlands.

Red-hot Gasquet reaches Open Sud de France finals

MONTPELLIER, France, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Frenchmen Richard Gasquet and Gael Monfils advanced to the finals of the Open Sud de France in Montpellier Saturday.
Gasquet through to semifinals on Montpellier

Gasquet through to semifinals on Montpellier

MONTPELLIER, France, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Defending champion Richard Gasquet advanced to the semifinals of the ATP's Open Sud de France with a straight-set win Friday.

Gicquel upset win worth spot in Open Sud de France quarters

MONTPELLIER, France, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Marc Gicquel upset No. 2-ranked Gilles Simon in second-round play Thursday at the Open Sud de France.
Monfils takes first-round win at Open Sud de France

Monfils takes first-round win at Open Sud de France

MONTPELLIER, France, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Two-time finalist Gael Monfils claimed a three-set win Wednesday that put him in the second round of the Open Sud de France.
Djokovic extends Australian Open win streak to 23 matches

Djokovic extends Australian Open win streak to 23 matches

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic ran his Australia Open winning streak to 23 matches Wednesday with a straight-set, second-round victory over Leonardo Mayer.
Federer through to quarterfinals in Brisbane

Federer through to quarterfinals in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Roger Federer rolled by Jarkko Nieminen for a win Wednesday in second-round play of the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
Dimitrov posts quick ATP win at Brisbane

Dimitrov posts quick ATP win at Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- No. 5-seeded Grigor Dimitrov was on the court less than an hour Monday in opening his 2014 season with a first-round win at the Brisbane International.
Tsonga beaten in Paris, will miss out on London

Tsonga beaten in Paris, will miss out on London

PARIS, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga saw his hopes of qualifying for the ATP Tour Finals end Tuesday with an upset loss at the Paris Masters.
Almagro to battle Ferrer in Valencia Open semifinal

Almagro to battle Ferrer in Valencia Open semifinal

VALENCIA, Spain, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Nicolas Almagro won a quarterfinal match Friday at the Valencia Open in Spain that gives him a chance to end a career-long losing streak against David Ferrer.
Ferrer through to ATP's Valencia Open quarterfinals

Ferrer through to ATP's Valencia Open quarterfinals

VALENCIA, Spain, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- World No. 3 David Ferrer raced through a 6-2, 6-1 win over Julien Benneteau in second-round play at the ATP's Valencia Open in Spain.
Kohlschreiber beats No. 2 seed at Valencia Open

Kohlschreiber beats No. 2 seed at Valencia Open

VALENCIA, Spain, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Philipp Kohlschreiber ousted No. 2-seeded Tommy Haas in three sets Wednesday at the ATP's Valencia Open in Spain
Ferrer in come-from-behind win at Stockholm Open

Ferrer in come-from-behind win at Stockholm Open

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- David Ferrer came from behind Thursday and earned a place in the quarterfinals of the If Stockholm Open ATP tennis tournament.
Janowicz drops just 3 games in Stockholm Open win

Janowicz drops just 3 games in Stockholm Open win

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Jerzy Janowicz dropped just three games in claiming a second-round win Wednesday at the Stockholm Open ATP tennis tournament.
Almagro beats Nishikori in Japan Open quarterfinals

Almagro beats Nishikori in Japan Open quarterfinals

TOKYO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Nicolas Almagro defeated defending champion Kei Nishikori in three sets Friday in the quarterfinals of the ATP's Rakuten Japan Open.
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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
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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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jarkko Nieminen."
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