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Henri Kontinen

Ilovetheblues_86
02-10-2009, 03:54 PM
Let´s follow this young gun in his way to pro tour.

FINLAND
Born: 19/06/1990 (AGE:18)
Started playing tennis at age 3.
Likes hard court and can serve and volley too.
Best JR rkg: 4
Runner up in Wimbledon 2008 JR
QF in US OPEN 2008 JR
Runner up in European 2008 Juniors
Runner up in US OPEN 2008 doubles JR

Ranking: 1808sgl/dbl 572

Already played DC for Finland.
Won 1 future in doubles and was 2x runner up.

JMG
02-11-2009, 10:55 AM
We also have the other Finnish players thread, but I guess it's okay to give him an own thread. ;)

His comeback this weekend in Croatia:

w7 Croatia F2
w8 Wolfsburg Challenger
w9 Denmark vs Finland
w10 Great Britain F3
w11 Great Britain F4

www.henrikontinen.com

zeli
02-11-2009, 11:07 PM
I hope, this thread will be one of the most popular))
Anyway, Good luck for Henry...This season will show his really ability.
I saw only his Wimbledon's final. The game was quite equal, but Dimitrov already is about 500. This fact gives me hope for bright future.

P.S. It will be great to see finnish doubles (Kontinen - Nieminen) in Tour. Do you know any similar examples at high level?

Ilovetheblues_86
02-17-2009, 11:37 PM
Yes, I started this thread because he was a very good jr player and also because I believe he canm bring Finland to better DC appearances.
He losty on third round qualies on Futures Croatia, but he can improve after the injury. ;)

Ilovetheblues_86
08-01-2009, 10:17 AM
Tampere CH 2009

r32:KONTINEN def. REISTER 7-6 (6) 7-5 (6)
r16:KONTINEN def. VAGNOZZI 6-4 6-3

Henri is doing great and now faces Florian Mayer for a place at SF.

Ilovetheblues_86
08-10-2009, 06:06 AM
KONTINEN won Lithuania futures! Good job.

Springer89
05-12-2010, 09:49 PM
No posts since August :confused:

Rather :sad: the latest news

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Henri-Kontinen/224663793729?ref=ts

jmf07
05-17-2010, 10:52 AM
That's a shame. Not a great time for it to happen to him either.

Springer89
06-13-2010, 11:52 AM
Henkka in 's-Hertogenbosch

[8] Benjamin BECKER (GER) vs. Jarkko NIEMINEN (FIN)
QUALIFIER vs. [WC] Henri KONTINEN (FIN)
Simon GREUL (GER) vs. [WC] Robin HAASE (NED)
BYE / [3] Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)

First tournament after the injury. Good luck!

asl
06-14-2010, 05:15 PM
First victory for Kontinen at ATP tour over Dustin Brown!
Congrats!

Sombrerero loco
07-05-2010, 08:10 PM
henkka playing again this week :)

Sombrerero loco
08-13-2010, 11:07 AM
withdrew =(

Sombrerero loco
11-23-2010, 07:21 PM
defeated harrison 76 62 in helsinki challenger, well done henkka!

Springer89
11-28-2010, 11:06 AM
Well done indeed :D
Followed by a win against fourth seed Dustin Brown 63 61 :D

Lost in QF vs Mannarino 67(4) 75 36 :sad:

6nxSOeuZcGk


Good luck in today's doubles final :D

Sombrerero loco
11-28-2010, 11:19 PM
qf in singles and ru in doubles, so well done henkka!

GasquetGulbis
11-29-2010, 03:49 AM
He's going to drop points after making a semi-final run in the tournament last year unfortunately

Sombrerero loco
11-29-2010, 08:11 AM
yeah, but not a bad week at all

locyka19
01-22-2011, 03:49 PM
Whatup with Kontinen? Is he done with tennis carrier? players at his age are around top100, or lets see Tomic 2 years younger and better ranking. I think Kontinen has talent but nowhere on rankings...

GasquetGulbis
01-22-2011, 04:49 PM
Whatup with Kontinen? Is he done with tennis carrier? players at his age are around top100, or lets see Tomic 2 years younger and better ranking. I think Kontinen has talent but nowhere on rankings...

He's playing in Russia in 2 weeks, and age has nothing to do with ranking. There's been a bunch of players that have been to Junior Grand Slam finals and gotten no where in the tennis world. He's probably going to crack the top 200 this year, and maybe aim for top 100 next year.

locyka19
01-22-2011, 05:04 PM
you're right but I mean a guy like Berankis is top 100 already, so he automatically gets main draw entries,so it's a lot tougher for Henri to break into the top. Djokovic who is not a super talented player at 20 he played us open final. I really hope Kontinen breaks into top 100 by the end of this year.

Sombrerero loco
01-22-2011, 05:18 PM
he´s having some problems with injuries.this year, he should play the qualies in wimbledon, he can do some damage there :)

GasquetGulbis
01-25-2011, 03:00 PM
Kontinen is the top seed in a Futures in Germany this week. It's a top futures, and actually has a live stream.

http://www.atp-kaarst.de/#spobox=/24-01-live-atp-wta-future-kaarst

Sombrerero loco
01-25-2011, 04:14 PM
good luck henkka, win the title :)

GasquetGulbis
01-25-2011, 05:34 PM
He's on court now.

Sombrerero loco
01-25-2011, 06:31 PM
oh yeah, win it all henkka :hearts:

jmf07
01-26-2011, 12:44 AM
Henkka won 61 62 against Dupuis. Nice win against a decent opponent. Next up the winner of Slabinsky vs Trinker.

Xam'd
01-26-2011, 01:29 AM
Henkka won 61 62 against Dupuis. Nice win against a decent opponent. Next up the winner of Slabinsky vs Trinker.

It will be Trinker, he already won, but for some reason they don't have it result ITFsite nor tournamentsite.

Sombrerero loco
01-26-2011, 09:25 AM
next match will be easier i think :)

Xam'd
01-26-2011, 11:48 PM
There should be another Stream from Henkka's match, since he is again playing court 1 :bounce:. Match is scheduled start not before 18:30 (German time, GMT+1)

Sombrerero loco
01-27-2011, 10:13 AM
great, i´ll be watching it :)

Xam'd
01-30-2011, 12:22 PM
Disappointing lose this week, hopefully he'll do better next week in Kazan, though it's going to be challenging first round against Zopp.

Sombrerero loco
01-30-2011, 12:29 PM
tough draw, but hopefully he can do some good here =)

Xam'd
02-08-2011, 02:03 AM
Henkka playing Quimper challenger this week, pretty good draw for first round so I'd be really dissapointed if he looses this one too.

locyka19
02-08-2011, 09:15 AM
Altough I really wish him to reach top 100, I start thinkin he's not goin there soon. I guess he'll lose his first match there Quimper.

Sombrerero loco
02-08-2011, 01:13 PM
he´s quite on a slump right now, yeah =(

Ilovetheblues_86
02-08-2011, 01:16 PM
You have the score of his match?

Sombrerero loco
02-08-2011, 01:32 PM
lost 7-5 the first set, they are playing the second right now

Xam'd
02-08-2011, 03:19 PM
-.- ... Well, maybe better times will eventually come.

Sombrerero loco
02-08-2011, 04:14 PM
75 43 down T_T come on henkka, please.... herbert is so winnable =S

Xam'd
02-08-2011, 04:33 PM
75 43 down T_T come on henkka, please.... herbert is so winnable =S

Henkka actually already lost, livescore just wasn't working then which is why there is no info to be found.

Sombrerero loco
02-08-2011, 08:10 PM
ouch.what was the score?quite dissapointing this loss, honestly =(

jmf07
02-10-2011, 02:24 AM
His results so far in 2011 haven't been overly impressive. Hopefully he can turn it around soon.

GasquetGulbis
02-10-2011, 02:34 AM
In my opinion he should go play a few Futures tournaments, get a lot of match experience, some confidence, and then head back for the Challengers. I'd say his goal for this year should be to qualify for Wimbledon.

Sombrerero loco
02-10-2011, 07:14 AM
yeah.maybe his goal should be playing the qualies of wimbledon, maybe he wont have enough ranking =S

Xam'd
02-25-2011, 01:00 PM
Henri is injured yet once again, it's his wrist and he has had similiar problem before, He will be out at least 2 months before he can start playing Tennis again... With both his knee and Wrist having problems I must say things don't surely look too bright for his future :/.
Source (in finnish) (http://yle.fi/urheilu/lajit/tennis/2011/02/davis_cup_-joukkueelle_takaisku_2390583.html)

Sombrerero loco
02-25-2011, 08:45 PM
OMG T_T henkka please recover soon

Springer89
03-01-2011, 07:39 PM
Nooo :crying2:... Not again

Sombrerero loco
03-01-2011, 07:57 PM
i suppose he wont be playing wimbledon qualies, what a shame =(

Smasher
03-01-2011, 08:36 PM
Henkka is in Slovenia anyway with the Finnish DC team and is doing a video blog every day :) It's in Finnish but still

http://www.youtube.com/user/henkon2

Springer89
05-03-2011, 05:28 PM
What's going on with Henkka? :confused:

His last tweet (http://twitter.com/#!/henrikontinen/status/59982712550850561) from two weeks ago ... :unsure:

Sombrerero loco
05-04-2011, 08:09 AM
=( henkka please recover soon

Xam'd
05-04-2011, 07:21 PM
His brother Micke wrote in twitter that Henri have new MRI later, so I'd guess his wrist has not healed as well as they've hoped :/.

Sombrerero loco
05-04-2011, 08:27 PM
=( henkka....

Smasher
05-26-2011, 09:00 AM
"promised myself i wouldn't tweet until i hit a tennis ball again.today a 98 day misery came to an end! tell u more tomorrow.happy dreams ppl" from Twitter 11h ago.

Lets hope things go well :)

Sombrerero loco
05-26-2011, 04:41 PM
:hearts:

Xam'd
06-08-2011, 08:00 PM
Henkka has added two 10k events to his calendar 27.06 and 04.07, don't think it's sure that he'll play on those yet but it's at least his target to play in those :).

Sombrerero loco
06-08-2011, 08:16 PM
really good news, come on henkka =)

Sombrerero loco
06-20-2011, 08:47 PM
only 1 week to his comeback.come on henkka

Xam'd
06-25-2011, 11:55 PM
Honestly expecting him doing pretty well right away, just too good.

Sombrerero loco
06-26-2011, 09:03 AM
right now, im so happy that he is back and i dont care much about his results.but of course, i want him to win both tournaments haha :)

Xam'd
07-04-2011, 10:15 PM
Again having problems and quitting match last week semi's, things not looking much better really :/. Well, I just hope it isn't anything too serious this time, which might be the case based on his tweets, but even still :sad:.

Sombrerero loco
07-05-2011, 08:46 AM
he said on his official webpage that he is ok.he will be playing on clay next 2 weeks come on henkka!

Xam'd
08-02-2011, 06:55 PM
Henri after making Tampere challenger semi-final last week in clay continuing good run in hard courts beating Kenny De Schepper in Segovia challenger first round. First challenger title soon ;)?

LawrenceOfTennis
08-02-2011, 07:04 PM
Although I had faith in him, especially in 2008, I thought he will be top 50 in 2 years. Well a lot happened since, and it looks like he won't ever be a top 30 player. :( Fu*king injuries.

Sombrerero loco
08-03-2011, 12:11 AM
he defeated today de schepper at segovia challenger :D

Sombrerero loco
08-03-2011, 10:43 AM
some pics of Henkka practising at segovia challenger :)
forehand:
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Sombrerero loco
08-03-2011, 10:54 AM
backhand
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Sombrerero loco
08-03-2011, 10:57 AM
at the net:
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Sombrerero loco
08-04-2011, 10:13 AM
more pics of Henkka practising in segovia
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/hakudaradriel/Challenger%20El%20Espinar%202011/IMG_5703.jpg
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Sombrerero loco
08-06-2011, 01:18 PM
more pics from segovia challenger
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Sombrerero loco
08-06-2011, 01:19 PM
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/hakudaradriel/Challenger%20El%20Espinar%202011/IMG_5737.jpg
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Sombrerero loco
08-06-2011, 01:38 PM
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http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/hakudaradriel/Challenger%20El%20Espinar%202011/IMG_5768.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/hakudaradriel/Challenger%20El%20Espinar%202011/IMG_5772.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/hakudaradriel/Challenger%20El%20Espinar%202011/IMG_5775.jpg

Sombrerero loco
08-07-2011, 11:43 AM
last pics in spain
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/hakudaradriel/Challenger%20El%20Espinar%202011/IMG_5777.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/hakudaradriel/Challenger%20El%20Espinar%202011/IMG_5778.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/hakudaradriel/Challenger%20El%20Espinar%202011/IMG_5780.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/hakudaradriel/Challenger%20El%20Espinar%202011/IMG_5788.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/hakudaradriel/Challenger%20El%20Espinar%202011/IMG_5787.jpg
escaping from a bug :lol:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/hakudaradriel/Challenger%20El%20Espinar%202011/IMG_5784.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/hakudaradriel/Challenger%20El%20Espinar%202011/IMG_5783.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/hakudaradriel/Challenger%20El%20Espinar%202011/IMG_5782.jpg

Xam'd
09-19-2011, 05:10 PM
Saw Henri playing this weekend against Janowicz in daviscup relegation, play seemed a bit better than in Segovia, didn't see problem with movement either :). Still I think he has some work to do and now some good result is needed because he has 102 points to defend till the end of the season. Also it seems he will be playing at least some ATPqualies so I'm a bit worried if he is able to defend points well enough, since that means he has not so many Challenger tournaments left this year then. I just hope he gets enought points to make it AO qualies, since I think he has always chance making it through to AO there.

Sombrerero loco
09-19-2011, 08:00 PM
what was the result against janowicz?i know finland won against poland but still....
henri wont play in spain again for this 2011.so looking forward to see him on the internet!!

Xam'd
09-19-2011, 08:48 PM
what was the result against janowicz?i know finland won against poland but still....
henri wont play in spain again for this 2011.so looking forward to see him on the internet!!

Henri won 6-4, 6-3, 6-7(10), 6-3, I must say Janowicz was out of rhythm in first two sets though. There was not much rallies, which probably made it hard to him get in match. Also Henri and Jarkko Nieminen beat day later Polish Pairing Fyrstenberg/Matkowski, who were just in US open final. So really good result from doubles too.

Sombrerero loco
09-19-2011, 08:58 PM
i thought the doubles players were henkka-micke, cool!and yeah grat victory over janowicz, he is not playing so good right now but he was top 150 player until just a week so... :hug: henkka please play more challengers in october and november

Xam'd
09-24-2011, 04:28 AM
From what I've read wrist is Ok now but Henri has still some problems with his Knee, which is why it seems he won't be playing for now... It's not like he could not play but obviously some problems since he isn't playing... I Hope he still plays some tournaments this year since his ranking is just gonna die otherwise for sure. But anyway things still seem kinda bad really if this is true, so much problems always...

Sombrerero loco
09-24-2011, 01:05 PM
Always injured.even more than krajicek....im really sad for him :(

Xam'd
09-27-2011, 11:07 AM
http://www.henrikontinen.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=72&cntnt01origid=51&cntnt01returnid=61 Not very surprising I must say, wonder how long will it take from him to be back this time :sad:.

Sombrerero loco
09-27-2011, 05:36 PM
henkka :hug: i am really really worried about him...please send him cheerings on twitter :)

Sombrerero loco
12-12-2011, 04:48 PM
he started practicing some days ago as we read it on his twitter :hearts:

Sombrerero loco
12-12-2011, 07:51 PM
i made a music video about henkka
enjoy :)
eE4zya1iv4Q

Sombrerero loco
02-01-2012, 06:30 PM
HE-IS-BACK
http://svenska.yle.fi/nyheter/artikel.php?id=236970
:woohoo:

jmf07
02-02-2012, 01:52 AM
Great news although for the Davis Cup I am guessing he is in there as a hit up partner and he is not one of the four nominations?

Sombrerero loco
02-02-2012, 09:33 AM
he is one of the four: both nieminen, heliovaara and himself

Xam'd
02-10-2012, 08:10 AM
He has felt some pain in his knee and is out again... I hear it's at least 6 weeks.

nadejda
02-10-2012, 09:14 AM
oh no, nooooo, this is just too much :sad:

Henkka :hug:

Sombrerero loco
02-10-2012, 09:34 AM
no way.this is so cruel T_T

Springer89
04-25-2012, 10:36 PM
Henkka on the EL for Busan challenger :)

Sombrerero loco
04-25-2012, 10:40 PM
OH YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. ive been waiting this too much

Sombrerero loco
05-28-2012, 03:10 PM
he is FINALLY coming back in 2 weeks
he is playing 3 consecutive 15k futures in the netherlands :)

Hian-GOAT
09-20-2012, 07:38 PM
Good luck Henkka!!! :)

Sombrerero loco
10-03-2012, 11:16 AM
i hope he can comeback before 2012 ends...im starting to get worried about him! please play some tournaments soon

The Prince
10-11-2012, 04:58 PM
He had another operation today.

Sombrerero loco
10-28-2012, 03:43 PM
from his website:

Dispite all the setbacks during the past year, I am feeling very positive at the moment.
I had a second operation on my left knee last Thursday (11th of October). The operation was this time done by a well known knee specialist Hĺkan Alfredson from Sweden. He has had great results with many famous footballers and other athletes. He estimated that the operation would take approximately 45 minutes, but during the operation he found something that hadn't been found in the MRI or Ultra. In the end it took him nearly two hours to finish his job with my knee, but afterwards he was very happy with the result. He said it was one of the toughest knees they have had to operate, but he was very positive about my recovery. He estimated that it will take approximately three months before I can play tennis fully, but already after the first week I am allowed to start working with the rehabilitation.
All in all, I'm feeling very optimistic and I wish everyone a nice autumn!
- Henkka

Sombrerero loco
05-10-2013, 04:16 PM
tried to comeback, but played only 1 future and davis cup. and later withdraw of more tournaments. im really really worried at this point

Sombrerero loco
06-16-2013, 10:21 PM
finally he is back, playing doubles

teamed up with christopher rungkat again, his junior doubles partner. they won f1 netherlands future last week, a 15k tournament on clay, beating easily all their opponents. playing doubles with rungkat netherlands f2, another 15k future on clay :)

JMG
06-21-2013, 02:51 PM
He didn't really tell anywhere what his exact plans are right?

Looks like for the first time in his career, he has the desire to build up a decent ranking in doubles? If that is his plan, he is basically forced to play futures in the beginning, because his ranking is just too bad to enter challengers. Another title would move him back to the top 700 at least. I hope Jarkko plays with him in Tampere, would certainly make them the title favourites there.

Sombrerero loco
06-21-2013, 02:57 PM
he is just playing doubles right now to test his body and see how the knee feels. he doesnt have on mind becoming a doubles specialist right now. as soon as he feels ok, he will play singles tournaments too, instead of the doubles. imo, its a great decition from him to team up with christo now again, 5 years later, they were a really good team in doubles, and so far they are impressive together these 2 weeks...

Xam'd
06-22-2013, 07:26 PM
But he seems awfully serious with doubles though? I mean Rungkat even came to Finland etc, I think they might really try to go for ATP tour in doubles or something. Not like that really rules out one playing singles either though ;), I don't really think he is done with singles yet either though and I don't think he would give up on it too easily but maybe he sees doubles as possibility too still, not like one makes it so easily to ATP tour anyway and given his injury history etc doubles seems way safer bet for sure, he has really high potential as doubles player anyway IMO (not saying it will be easy for sure still but I think he is likely to succeed in doubles if he stays healthy at all.)

Sombrerero loco
06-23-2013, 10:28 AM
he can succeed in both doubles in singles if stays healthy. no doubts about it
christo and henkka are good friends, not a big surprise he went to finland to spend a few days together ;)

Sombrerero loco
06-24-2013, 07:11 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BNcuDFaCAAEcbo0.jpg:large
second doubles title in a row =D

Xam'd
07-01-2013, 05:37 AM
So third doubles title now in row without dropping a set, seems it is time for break, wonder if he will train for Tampere open challenger (it will start in three weeks.) I guess he might play Tallinn 15k future doubles with Micke or someone else before that as it is conveniently clay tournament before Tampere.

Sombrerero loco
07-03-2013, 08:30 PM
he will play tampere yeah :)

Lopez
08-26-2013, 12:47 PM
If anyone's interested (I know Sombrerero will like this :)) here's a vid of Henkka playing a challenge match against two professional Finnish snowboarders, Henkka is playing with a frying pan though :). Henkka won the match, 6-4 6-2. http://vimeo.com/72457691

After the match, they ask Henkka about his plans. He says he's focusing on doubles for now and will start playing singles when/if the knee can handle it. If he can't handle it physically, he'll focus on doubles. He says his dream is to win a GS one day, either in singles or in doubles.

Sombrerero loco
08-26-2013, 12:50 PM
yeah i saw it already on his twitter :hysteric:

but thanks for the translation :bowdown:

he uis only 10 spots away from his high career ranking in doubles. he will improve it pretty soon probably =D (maybe even with the 10 points he got this week from 15k+H semifinals in italy)

playing with siljestrom this week in como, good luck

Sombrerero loco
09-12-2013, 04:16 PM
playing singles vs latvia this week in davis cup =D

http://distilleryimage4.ak.instagram.com/3494e7301bb011e3bd9722000ae80ebd_7.jpg

http://distilleryimage1.ak.instagram.com/da507d1a1b1511e3b11222000ae81452_7.jpg

Sombrerero loco
09-13-2013, 09:21 PM
with micke winning today, the doubles match tomorrow will be so important

come on henkka and micke!!!

http://distilleryimage6.ak.instagram.com/ff5ff796f42f11e2914122000a9f1439_7.jpg

Sombrerero loco
10-18-2013, 07:54 PM
oh yeah :bowdown:
http://distilleryimage4.ak.instagram.com/e70ffc30380511e3a84022000aa8048a_7.jpg

Sombrerero loco
10-24-2013, 04:12 PM
henri ranked into top 200 in doubles for the first time of his career :bowdown: 195th this week :)

Lopez
10-24-2013, 04:57 PM
henri ranked into top 200 in doubles for the first time of his career :bowdown: 195th this week :)

Great :yeah:. Hope he'll be able to enter into ATP tournaments with a decent partner soon


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The Prince
10-28-2013, 12:34 PM
So is it safe to assume he's given up with singles? :(

Lopez
10-28-2013, 01:56 PM
So is it safe to assume he's given up with singles? :(

He hasn't, but currently his knee can't take singles. We'll see if it ever will...


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Sombrerero loco
10-28-2013, 03:17 PM
he is still testing but he doesnt have a date where he can play singles again, yeah, maybe he wont be able to play again(but lets just not think about it please...), but at least he is playing doubles...i just hope he can keep playing tennis, its amazing watching him on the tour week after week again... :)

Sombrerero loco
11-03-2013, 02:17 PM
schedule for 2014 available on his website! :)
http://www.henrikontinen.com/index.php?page=schedule

Sombrerero loco
11-07-2013, 11:00 AM
maybe a singles comeback finally pretty "soon"?
http://distilleryimage10.ak.instagram.com/c799d4a01bbf11e39ee022000aa80163_7.jpg

Lopez
11-07-2013, 11:23 AM
If he's playing futures, seems like it :). Let's hope!


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Sombrerero loco
11-09-2013, 06:33 PM
7-6(6) 6-2 and henkka wins his second challenger title this season, bratislava challenger :bowdown:

around top 150 next week in the rankings, new high career ranking for sure!!!!!

Sombrerero loco
11-09-2013, 06:38 PM
next week, helsinki challenger :bowdown:

Sombrerero loco
11-09-2013, 09:38 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=272233&d=1384024049

Sombrerero loco
11-09-2013, 09:43 PM
http://distilleryimage6.ak.instagram.com/1b415fa6496f11e3ba74128f0696eb74_7.jpg

second challenger title this year =)

Sombrerero loco
11-16-2013, 12:09 AM
http://distilleryimage2.ak.instagram.com/03fa8b5c4d6511e3a33e1264bd1e5b12_7.jpg

Sombrerero loco
11-16-2013, 08:28 PM
wins helsinki challenger with style :bowdown: see you in 2014, henkka :) :hug:
http://distilleryimage0.ak.instagram.com/3e3398920fb511e393d522000a1fab54_7.jpg

Sombrerero loco
11-16-2013, 09:53 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BZOQ3YvIcAAwH4p.jpg

:) helsinki challenger winner!

Pablo23
11-16-2013, 10:30 PM
:worship:

Yes! I had such a good feeling about this week... Ranking estimate, Sombrerero? :)

Sombrerero loco
11-16-2013, 11:07 PM
+20, around 127 in the rankings next week!! very good ranking, new high career ranking again :bowdown:

Sombrerero loco
11-21-2013, 10:45 AM
omg :hearts:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v694/mypixforum/cr/Henri_Kontinen.gif

Sombrerero loco
01-02-2014, 11:38 PM
2014 season is here and henkka already playing :bowdown:

http://distilleryimage0.ak.instagram.com/41042b88700c11e3b5bb12dcee79a560_7.jpg

http://distilleryimage11.ak.instagram.com/2ce1a618716911e3aba81226014e1ecb_7.jpg

Sombrerero loco
01-02-2014, 11:41 PM
http://distilleryimage9.ak.instagram.com/d2710bcc661611e3ab9712deb6b81b29_7.jpg
http://distilleryimage8.ak.instagram.com/95cbb4986dd611e39408122af78613a0_7.jpg

Pablo23
01-11-2014, 10:50 PM
Well, okayish Season start from Henri... (surprised not to see Sombrerero post this), in Sao Paulo Challenger (doubles only).
played with the Swede Siljestrom, won R1 match against Bagnis/Trungelliti, but lost QF against Estrella/Barrientos :(

What's next for Henri?

Sombrerero loco
01-11-2014, 11:09 PM
yeah posted it on challenger subforum :P this thread doesnt get many messages besides mine sadly, so i dont really post here too much =(

JMG
01-27-2014, 06:37 PM
Finally we see Kontinen/Nieminen at ATP level in Montpellier! Also, their current combined ranking is better than the last years cutoff for RG and Wimbledon, so their chances for direct entries look good if they want to play together.

Sombrerero loco
01-27-2014, 06:57 PM
he won heilbronn challenger last week and is up to a new career high ranking of 103 :) come on, so close to top 100!!!

Lopez
01-27-2014, 07:35 PM
Awesome news :yeah:. DC this weekend also


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Sombrerero loco
01-27-2014, 08:08 PM
its amazing he can finally play. sad its only doubles up to now, but its more than wonderful, really

Sombrerero loco
01-27-2014, 08:10 PM
http://distilleryimage4.ak.instagram.com/297e5832869911e38d3b12c6ba81c438_8.jpg

Sombrerero loco
01-29-2014, 10:26 PM
davis cup this week!
http://distilleryimage6.ak.instagram.com/0eeb18fe87f011e3ba760e239e53382e_8.jpg

Lopez
02-01-2014, 10:42 AM
davis cup this week!
http://distilleryimage6.ak.instagram.com/0eeb18fe87f011e3ba760e239e53382e_8.jpg

That interview was horrible, it was obvious that the interviewer didn't know anything about tennis :D. For example she wished the guys luck for the upcoming "Bulgarian tournament" :p


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Sombrerero loco
02-01-2014, 11:05 AM
:spit: and its even played in helsinki :lol:

1-1, doubles today, come on henkka!!!

Sombrerero loco
02-04-2014, 11:49 PM
after winning 3-1 in davis cup(henkka won in doubles), playing now with jarkko in montpellier atp 250, won 1st round by wo!
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BfpHb07IMAEiN5Z.jpg

Sombrerero loco
02-04-2014, 11:50 PM
:lol:
http://distilleryimage1.ak.instagram.com/be5a18008b1d11e39d7812ff38e342a5_8.jpg

Sombrerero loco
02-09-2014, 11:16 AM
semis in doubles with nieminen =) good luck next week henkka!!
http://distilleryimage8.ak.instagram.com/48981f60912411e3b2fb0e54063a798c_8.jpg

Sombrerero loco
02-23-2014, 09:51 PM
after quarterfinals in another atp 250 tournament this week, playing cherbourg challenger next week!!
http://distilleryimage6.ak.instagram.com/d6a5ae3e973311e38add1240bd2c384e_8.jpg

Sombrerero loco
02-24-2014, 12:04 AM
:haha:
http://distilleryimage5.ak.instagram.com/661abdf69c0d11e38b130ebea9ec15ad_8.jpg

Sombrerero loco
03-02-2014, 02:56 PM
another title!! won cherbourg challenger with kravchuk, 64 67(3) 10-7 over herbert-olivetti

very good stuff and a new high career ranking tomorrow :bowdown: go henkka!!!!


http://distilleryimage6.ak.instagram.com/ded96792674c11e3859712a851556c4a_7.jpg

Sombrerero loco
03-02-2014, 09:10 PM
sososososo happy, one more! :)
http://distilleryimage8.ak.instagram.com/7810c052a22311e39e220ead1321f70c_8.jpg

Sombrerero loco
04-15-2014, 02:48 PM
playing sarasota challenger(100K) with draganja this week, after winning doubles match in fed cup last week
also, new sponsor, new balance!!
http://photos-b.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-ash/926709_660429850689361_1858953718_n.jpg

Sombrerero loco
04-16-2014, 04:38 PM
new sponsor again!! thank you new balance!
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t1.0-9/10014607_10203295504125728_2071372065144537433_n.j pg

Sombrerero loco
04-17-2014, 06:45 PM
draganja/kontinen into sarasota challenger semifinals =DDD
https://scontent-a-mxp.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/10153776_10203301443834217_6214734488170813134_n.j pg

Sombrerero loco
04-20-2014, 11:25 PM
henkka won sarasota challenger with draganja!!! its a 100k challenger so its a big step for henkka :bowdown:
well done, amazing season so far!! good for the new sponsor, new balance!!!

Sombrerero loco
04-21-2014, 06:43 PM
henkka gets a new career high ranking this week, #66!! congrats =)))
http://distilleryimage4.ak.instagram.com/2f374332c92011e39fd60002c9dcf054_8.jpg

Sombrerero loco
07-07-2014, 11:09 PM
r1 loss in wimbledon. playing bastad 250 this week with bednarek! currently ranked 65th in doubles =)
http://photos-c.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xap1/10326597_235761359957018_893722283_n.jpg

http://photos-d.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xpa1/925871_715603598477931_512841151_n.jpg

Sombrerero loco
07-19-2014, 05:18 PM
finally got into the semifinals in bastad 250 last week!

Sombrerero loco
07-19-2014, 05:28 PM
after those semifinals, next week top seeds in poznan challenger with bednarek, but just lost the final 75 26 10-8 after serving badly in the supertiebreak...too bad, should have won this title henkka!!

still a couple of nice weeks

tennis2018
07-20-2014, 01:55 PM
Nice new pic from his instagram

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=282402&stc=1&d=1405860882

Sombrerero loco
07-20-2014, 08:57 PM
:lol: classy

Sombrerero loco
08-02-2014, 10:54 PM
first atp title in kitzbuhel!! congrats henkka, impressive!!!

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BuCJ4OACQAAAkzN.jpg

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bt0b2xGIQAAQfm6.jpg