Jarkko Nieminen Bio


  • Began playing tennis at age four with his parents
  • Father, Kauko, and mother, Leena, are retired chemists
  • Has one older sister, Anna-Riikka, who is an editor at a publishing company
  • Speaks Finnish, Swedish and English
  • Enjoys hockey, badminton, soccer and listening to various types of music
  • Won 1999 Junior US Open title over Denmark's Kristian Pless
  • No. 9 in junior world rankings that year
  • Former No. 1 Bjorn Borg watched his 2001 Stockholm final and said, “‘I think he could become a great personality”
  • Wife, Anu Weckstrom is No. 1 badminton player in Finland (married June 11, 2005) and reached a career-high No. 13 in world
  • Both members of Finland's 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic team
  • In November 2007, served a short stint in Finnish army
  • Member of ATP Player Council from June 2010-June 2014.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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