Tom Nijssen

Tom Nijssen ( born October 1, 1964 in Maastricht ) is a former Dutch tennis player who was particularly successful in doubles and in mixed doubles.


Nijssen 1984 was a professional tennis player and reached the following year the quarter-finals of the Challenger tournament in Agadir. In 1986, he stood at the side of Johan Vekemans the final of the ATP tournament in Hilversum. His first doubles title he won in 1987 in Tokyo. Until 1990, he played with changing partners, then he played for several years successfully with Cyril Suk. Together they won seven doubles titles, including three tournaments of the ATP Championship Series. Another six times they stood in a final, including the Masters Tournament in Stockholm as well as the Paris Masters. From 1991 to 1994 both ended the year each in the top 10 and qualified by the fact for the ATP World Tour Finals. In 1998 he was in Auckland at the side of Jeff Tarango last time in a final. Overall Nijssen won during his career 16 doubles titles, he was 14 more times in a double finals. Its highest listing in the tennis world ranking he reached in 1989 with position 78 in the singles and in 1992 with ten position in the doubles.

His best individual result at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the third round of the Australian Open. His best result in the doubles competition were quarterfinals at the Australian Open, the French Open and at Wimbledon. He was more successful in the mixed doubles. On the side of Manon Bollegraf he won the 1989 French Open and 1991 U.S. Open. In addition, both were in the Wimbledon final in 1993. Together with Helena Suková he reached the final of the U.S. Open 1992.

Nijjsen played between 1986 and 1990 14 singles and three doubles matches for the Dutch Davis Cup team. In the 2-3 loss against Germany in the first round of the World Group in 1990 he won his singles match against Michael Stich, but the Netherlands were based on the double been uncatchable back with 0-3. Nijssen defeated previously against Carl -Uwe Steeb, as well as on the side of Michiel Schaper against stab and Eric Jelen.

Tournament Win

Double (16 )