ATP Tour Tennis tournaments, for Men.
23-10-2010 from 13:00 until 19:00
Day 6 - Semi Finals
ATP World Tour 250 - IF Stockholm Open
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) vs Florian Mayer (GER)
Jarkko 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.His wife, Anu Nieminen, is currently Finland's top ranked badminton women's single player.
Florian Mayer (born 5 October 1983) is a professional male tennis player from Germany. He plays on both the ATP Tour and the Challenger Tour. He has won five Challenger events which has helped him stay in the Top 50 on the rankings.Mayer reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 33 on 27 September 2004.
Mayer has reached two ATP singles finals in his career, both at Sopot. He lost to Gaël Monfils of France in 2005 and to Nikolay Davydenko of Russia in 2006.
At the 2004 Wimbledon Championships, Mayer reached the quarter-finals, which is his best Grand Slam result to date. He received the ATP Newcomer of the Year award in 2004.
Mayer is known for his unorthodox style of play. He has a long backswing on his forehand and backhand and uses a lot of different slices and spin on his backhand side. He is also known for his jumping backhand dropshots which catches many of his opponents on the back foot. thanks to en.wikipedia.org.