Henri Kontinen Biography -Early Life, Career & Tennis

Henri Kontinen, AKA H. Kontinen, is the 21 double tiles winner on the ATP Tour in his life. After winning the 2017 Australian Open men’s doubles championship, Kontinen was ranked as world number one in doubles. In 2010, October, Henri reached his best singles rankings of world number 220. He also has a younger brother named Micke Kontinen, who is a retired tennis player.

Henri began to focus on doubles after finishing his singles career due to injuries. He entered the quarter-finals with John Peers of the 2016 men’s doubles Wimbledon Championships and won the mixed doubles with Heather Watson at the same tournament. His victory with Peers in the 2017 Australian Open men’s doubles was his first men’s doubles Grand Slam title.

Here, in this article, we have collected all the data about Henri Kontinen; keep scrolling down to know more about him!

Henri Kontinen
Henri Kontinen

But before directly entering into the life of Henri Kontinen, let’s know some quick facts!

Henri Kontinen: Quick Facts

Country (Sports):  Finland
Residence: Tallinn, Estonia
Born: 19 June 1990 (age 29)
Helsinki, Finland
Height: 6 ft 3 in or 1.91 m
Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach: Chris Eaton
Prize Money: $3,010,353
Singles
Career Record: 7–6
Career Titles: 0
Highest Ranking: No. 220 (18 October 2010)
Grand Slam Singles Results
Australian Open: Q1 (2010)
Doubles
Career Record: 180–98 (64.7%)
Career Titles: 22
Highest Ranking: No. 1 (3 April 2017)
Current Ranking: No. 18 (28 January 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles Results
Australian Open: W (2017)
French Open: QF (2018)
Wimbledon: SF (2017)
US Open: SF (2017)
Other Doubles Tournaments
Tour Finals W (2016, 2017)
Mixed Doubles
Career Record: 15–7 (68.2%)
Career Titles: 1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Results
Australian Open: 2R (2018)
French Open: SF (2015)
Wimbledon: W (2016)
US Open: QF (2015)

Henri Kontinen Early Life, Height, Net Worth

H. Kontinen was born as Henri Kontinen on June 19, 1990, in Helsinki, Finland. According to his date of birth, he is 29 years old. Furthermore, he has not revealed any information about his parents or his educational background. However, we know that he has a younger brother named Micke Kontinen, a retired tennis player.

Kontinen plays as a right-handed (one-handed backhand) player. Also, he has been coached by Chris Eaton. As per wiki, he stands at the height of 6 feet 3 inches or 1.91 m.

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Furthermore, talking about his net worth, according to the wiki, Henri earned a total of $3,010,353 from the competition. However, that’s not all; he also earns from businesses, sponsorships, and promotions.

Henri Kontinen
Henri Kontinen

It is hard to tell his actual net worth; however, he is earning a reasonable sum of money and living a lavish lifestyle.

Career

Before Fame

Kontinen won the double title of the French Open boys with Christopher Rungkat in 2008. He joined the final of the Wimbledon boys’ singles that he lost in the semi-finals to Grigor Dimitrov.

He also finished with Rungkat in the doubles of the 2008 U.S. Open boys. Afterward, Kontinen’s singles’ growth was hampered by knee injuries, and in 2013 he chose to focus on doubles.

After Fame

Kontinen won his first ATP title, in 2014,  with Jarkko Nieminen at the Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel, as well as two more finals with Marin Draganja.

Nevertheless, 2015 was a breakthrough year for Henri, winning five titles, including the title of his first ATP World Tour 500 series title at the Barcelona Open BancSabadell. He entered the semifinals of mixed doubles together with Zheng Jie at the 2015 French Open.

In 2016, his good results continued with John Peers winning the title in January at Brisbane International. They won the BMW Open together on April-May.

Henri Kontinen And John Peers
Henri Kontinen and John Peers

He reached the quarter-finals of the men’s double tournament together with Peers at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships and the finals of the mixed doubles with Heather Watson, won in straight sets.

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Peers and Kontinen won the German open tennis championships in July. Further, in August, Kontinen and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez won the Winston-Salem Open.

It was the 10th double title Kontinen had in his career. With Dominic Inglot, he took the St. Petersburg Open win. Kontinen and Peers won their first Masters title at the Paris Masters and the season-end title of the ATP World Tour Finals.

Henri was the first Finnish tennis player ever to reach the top 10 in the rankings. Peers and Kontinen won the 2017 Australian Open Men’s Double Championship in January 2017, and Kontinen became World No. 1 Double Player on April 3, 2017—the first Finnish male or female player to do that.

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Kontinen and Peers lost the eventual champions Łukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo in the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2017; Kontinen lost his No. 1 ranking to Melo as well.

Moreover, Watson and Kontinen finished in the mixed doubles for the second year in a row but lost to Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray.

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