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Richard Krajicek
Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 190
Plays: Right-handed
Career Titles: 12
Birthplace: Rotterdam
Birthdate: Dec. 6, 1971


Career Highlights

1997

  • The 1996 Wimbledon Champion was dethroned by Britain's Tim Henman in the fourth round at the All England Club.

  • Captured titles in Rotterdam and Tokyo in the first four months of the year.

    1996

  • Finished as the Netherlands No. 1 player for the fifth consecutive year.

  • Became the first Dutchman to win a Grand Slam title when he dethroned three-time defending champion Pete Sampras in the quarterfinals on his way to the Wimbledon crown.

  • Routed American MaliVai Washington in straight sets in the final.

  • Suffered first-round loss to Stefan Edberg at the U.S. Open.

  • Earned a career-high $1,861,761 on the year.

    1994

  • Sat out until late March with tendinitis in both knees.

  • Won his first career grass-court title in Rosmalen and captured the Sydney-indoor over Boris Becker.

  • Advanced to the semifinal round of the French Open, his best Grand Slam performance to date.

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