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Igor Sijsling Biofile

Published by on September 24, 2013 filed under BioFiles   ·   Comments (0)
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Status: ATP No. 75.

DOB: August 18, 1987 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tennis Inspiration: “Well, I have to say Richard Krajicek is a big inspiration, probably the best Dutchman to ever play the game, and I watched him a lot.”

Last Book Read: “I’m embarrassed [smiles]…it’s probably Andre Agassi’s biography.”

First Tennis Memory: “My father (Jan) and mother (Jelena) took me to court and I was hitting double-handed homeruns [smiles]. I was three years old.”

Favorite Sport Outside Tennis: “Basketball.”

Current Car: “No car. Bicycle.”

First Famous Tennis Player You Met Or Encountered: “It was probably Richard also, because he was practicing at the club where I was practicing.”

Three Athletes You Like To Watch & Follow: “Dennis Bergkamp before. Michael Jordan before. And I’d have to say LeBron James.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Chocolate fudge.”

Greatest Sports Moment: “Oh, tough question…First time to qualify for Wimbledon (2011) was very special. Because I always had a dream of playing at Wimbledon. And when I qualified it was a big achievement.”

Most Painful Moment: “Losing a couple of tough matches. I can’t remember which ones. But I know there were a couple of painful ones.”

Favorite Tournament: “Wimbledon.”

Funniest Players Encountered: “I only think Freddie Nielsen is funny [smiles].”

Fiercesest Competitor Encountered: “Well, this year and last year I played Tommy Haas four times and I haven’t beaten him so he’s tough.”

Embarrassing Tennis Memory: “If you’re in front and you lose that’s always tough and a little embarrassing.”

Why Do You Love Playing Tennis: “Well, I love playing sports. I’ve always loved playing sports. My family took me to the court and I realized I got better at the game. I just love being out on the court and competing.”

Funny Tennis Memory: “You ask tough questions [chuckles]…I remember at the Australian Open a bird got killed during the match.”

Stangest Match: “In Korea it was very cold, zero degrees and playing outdoors. (How did you do?) I made finals.”

People Qualities Most Admired: “Humble. Interested. And loving.”

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