Igor Sijsling Bio

  • Plays with a one-handed backhand
  • Started playing tennis aged five and participated in a number of different activities beginning at age 3; playing soccer on streets, basketball and taking ballet lessons
  • .Speaks Dutch and English
  • Father, Han, is a lawyer; mother, Jelena, "who kicked me onto a tennis court", is an investor; brother, Edward, is an electronical engineer
  • At 12 concentrated on tennis and played on Dutch youth teamsand won Dutch championships and Masters in 2007
  • As a junior, had a career-high combined ranking of No. 10 and was a runner -up at European Junior Championship
  • .Favourite surfaces are grass and clay
  • Favourite shot is the volley
  • Favourite tournament is Wimbledon
  • Idols growing up were Michael Jordan and Dennis Bergkamp
  • Hobbies include basketball and watching movies
  • If he wasn't a tennis player he'd be a lawyer
  • Obtained his diploma at Vossius Gymnasium in Amsterdam
  • First represented The Netherlands in Davis Cup in 2007
  • Trains at the Dutch Federation in Almere
  • Physical trainer is Miguel Janssen (since 1999).
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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