Tallon Griekspoor

Tallon Griekspoor is a Dutch professional tennis player, who has competed on the ATP Tour since 2015.

Date of Birth: 2 July 1996
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Residence: Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2015

Tallon Griekspoor is a professional tennis player from the Netherlands who was born on July 2, 1996, in Haarlem, Netherlands. After starting to play the sport at a young age, he quickly progressed through the junior ranks.

His chance on the pro tour came in 2015 when he was aged 18, as the Dutchman was set on making a living on the ATP Challenger Tour before gradually progressing to the main circuit. He was forced to wait a couple of seasons before his debut on the ATP main tour came at the 2017 Rotterdam Open.

Despite not getting some of the results he would have desired in order to progress through the ranks of the main tour in the first couple of years on the circuit, some highlights did include him beating three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka as well as then-world number 11 Karen Khachanov.

His debut at the Grand Slam level came a long way from home in Melbourne’s 2020 edition of the Australian Open. Still a prevalent figure on the ATP Challenger Tour, Griekspoor was proving his capabilities at that level.

In 2021, he won 8 titles at that level, including five in a row, which made him the first player in history to achieve such a feat. It is hard for one to win so much at the ATP Challenger level and not to make the full transition to the ATP Tour, and that is just what happened with the Dutchman.

The 2022 season was a year of firsts – including his first win at a Grand Slam, beating Fabio Fognini in the first round of the Australian Open, as well as his first ATP quarterfinal. Progress did not stop there, and 2023 was the season he finally achieved his career-long ambition of winning his first ATP title.

That season, he even won two trophies, first at the Tata Open in Pune as well as the Libema Open. 2023 also saw Griekspoor reach his then career-high ranking of number 21 in the world, meaning he got a chance to be among the seeded players at the majors.

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