Harri Heliovaara Bio


  • Plays with a double-handed backhand
  • Started playing tennis aged six, hitting balls against his living room wall
  • Speaks Finnish, Swedish and English
  • Father, Kari, is a professor of forest zoology; Mother, Arja, is an orthodontist; Brother, Lauri, is a student
  • Studied at Aalto University, Helsinki University of Technology, as a student of Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
  • During junior career, won the 2007 Australian Open boys' doubles title
  • Goal is to reach "Top 10 and play at an Olympic Games"
  • Favourite surface is hard courts
  • Favourite shot is backhand
  • Hobbies include aviation, reading and writing a blog in Finnish
  • Physical trainer is Erik Piispa (since 2005) and coach is Johan Landsberg (since 2011).
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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