Frédéric Niemeyer

Frédéric Niemeyer
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Birthdate April 24, 1976
Birthplace Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada
From Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
Height 6’3” (1,91m)
Style of play Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned pro 1998
Retired 2009
Best ATP singles ranking No. 134 (March 22, 2004)
Best ATP doubles ranking No. 142 (August 5, 2002)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Frédéric Niemeyer (born April 24, 1976 in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 134 on March 22, 2004 and a career-high ATP doubles ranking of No. 142 on August 5, 2002.

Niemeyer played college tennis at Middle Tennessee State University, and lost in the final of the National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships to Michael Russell. He competed in both singles and doubles at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, reaching the second round in doubles with Daniel Nestor. He lost in the first round in singles against Taylor Dent. In 2003, he reached the second round in singles of Wimbledon, the only Grand Slam appearance of his career, but lost to Felix Mantilla. He also reached the second round of Wimbledon twice in doubles, in 2005 partnering Glenn Weiner, and again the following year with Tuomas Ketola. In 2008 in Beijing, he competed in his second Summer Olympic Games, but lost in the first round in both singles (to Guillermo Cañas) and doubles, partnering Nestor again. He was named Tennis Canada male player of the year in 2002. He retired in August 2009 at the Rogers Cup, where he was defeated in the second round by Roger Federer.

Niemeyer was born in New Brunswick but now resides in Sherbrooke, Québec. He was the coach of Milos Raonic from November 2009 to October 2010 and the coach of Vasek Pospisil from December 2010 to October 2012. He is currently coaching Filip Peliwo and Brayden Schnur.

ATP Challenger Tour finals

Singles: 8 (7 titles, 1 runner-up)

Titles by surface
Hard (6–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Dec 1999 Urbana, United States $50,000 Hard Sébastien Lareau (CAN) 7–6(9–7), 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
Win 2–0 Jan 2002 São Paulo, Brazil $25,000 Hard Martín Vassallo Argüello (ARG) 7–6(8–6), 0–1 retired
Win 3–0 Feb 2005 Joplin, United States $50,000 Hard (i) Łukasz Kubot (POL) 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Win 4–0 Jul 2005 Forest Hills, United States $50,000 Grass (i) Prakash Amritraj (IND) 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Win 5–0 Apr 2006 Valencia, United States $50,000 Hard Benjamin Becker (GER) 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Loss 5–1 Feb 2007 Joplin, United States $50,000 Hard (i) Michael Russell (USA) 4–6, 1–6
Win 6–1 Apr 2007 Cardiff, United Kingdom $25,000 Hard (i) Alex Bogdanovic (GBR) 6–4, 7–5
Win 7–1 Aug 2007 Vancouver, Canada $100,000 Hard Sam Querrey (USA) 4–6, 6–4, 6–3

Doubles: 10 (6 titles, 4 runners-up)

Titles by surface
Hard (3–4)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 1998 Granby, Canada $50,000 Hard Bobby Kokavec (CAN) Gouichi Motomura (JPN)
Takao Suzuki (JPN)
6–7(3–7), 1–6
Loss 0–2 Jul 2000 Granby, Canada $50,000 Hard Jerry Turek (CAN) Lee Hyung-taik (KOR)
Yong-il Yoon (KOR)
6–7(3–7), 3–6
Loss 0–3 Mar 2001 Cherbourg, France $37,500 Hard (i) Cédric Kauffmann (FRA) Julian Knowle (AUT)
Lorenzo Manta (SUI)
6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Win 1–3 Mar 2001 Magdeburg, Germany $25,000 Carpet (i) Radek Štěpánek (CZE) Jonathan Erlich (ISR)
Lovro Zovko (CRO)
7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–3)
Win 2–3 Aug 2001 Binghamton, United States $50,000 Hard Bobby Kokavec (CAN) Amir Hadad (ISR)
Andrew Nisker (CAN)
2–6, 6–4, 6–1
Win 3–3 Jan 2002 São Paulo, Brazil $25,000 Hard Brandon Coupe (USA) Federico Browne (ARG)
Luis Horna (PER)
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Win 4–3 Feb 2002 Dallas, United States $50,000 Hard (i) Giorgio Galimberti (ITA) Huntley Montgomery (USA)
Brian Vahaly (USA)
7–6(7–1), 6–4
Win 5–3 Feb 2002 Hull, United Kingdom $25,000 Carpet (i) Gilles Elseneer (BEL) Yves Allegro (SUI)
Wesley Moodie (RSA)
6–4, 6–4
Win 6–3 Apr 2003 San Luis Potosí, Mexico $50,000 Clay Alex Bogomolov Jr. (USA) Markus Hantschk (GER)
Alexander Peya (AUT)
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 6–4 Apr 2004 León, Mexico $25,000 Hard Tripp Phillips (USA) Bruno Echagaray (MEX)
Miguel Gallardo Valles (MEX)
4–6, 6–7(1–7)

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 9 (7 titles, 2 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $15,000 tournaments (2–1)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (5–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (6–2)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2000 USA F9, Mount Pleasant $15,000 Hard Damian Furmanski (ARG) 2–6, 7–5, 4–6
Win 1–1 May 2001 Mexico F4, Guadalajara $10,000 Clay Alejandro Hernández (MEX) 6–1, 6–4
Win 2–1 Sep 2001 France F17, Plaisir $15,000 Hard Julien Benneteau (FRA) 6–2, 6–1
Win 3–1 Oct 2001 France F18, Nevers $15,000 Hard (i) Slimane Saoudi (ALG) 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–2)
Win 4–1 May 2003 Jamaica F5, Montego Bay $10,000 Hard Pavel Ivanov (RUS) 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Loss 4–2 Mar 2007 Canada F1, Hull $10,000 Hard (i) Adriano Biasella (ITA) 6–3, 6–7(7–9), 4–6
Win 5–2 Mar 2007 Canada F2, Montréal $10,000 Hard (i) Vincent Millot (FRA) 6–3, 6–4
Win 6–2 Mar 2007 Canada F3, Rock Forest $10,000 Hard (i) Ludovic Walter (FRA) 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–0)
Win 7–2 Mar 2009 Canada F3, Sherbrooke $10,000 Hard (i) Charles-Antoine Brézac (FRA) 6–1, 6–2

Doubles: 8 (5 titles, 3 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $15,000 tournaments (4–1)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (1–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (5–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Oct 1999 USA F16, Waco $15,000 Hard Jerry Turek (CAN) Matthew Breen (AUS)
Jason Cook (USA)
6–3, 6–4
Win 2–0 Apr 2000 USA F8, Little Rock $15,000 Hard Grant Doyle (AUS) Pieter Calitz (RSA)
Jeff Williams (USA)
6–2, 6–2
Win 3–0 Sep 2000 France F17, Bagnères-de-Bigorre $15,000 Hard Rik de Voest (RSA) David Abelson (CAN)
Jerry Turek (CAN)
6–3, 6–4
Win 4–0 Jan 2001 USA F3, Hallandale Beach $15,000 Hard Jocelyn Robichaud (CAN) Noam Behr (ISR)
Giorgio Galimberti (ITA)
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Win 5–0 May 2001 Mexico F3, Aguascalientes $10,000 Hard Doug Root (USA) Cary Franklin (USA)
Jeff Williams (USA)
6–3, 6–4
Loss 5–1 Sep 2001 France F17, Plaisir $15,000 Hard Andrew Nisker (CAN) Gilles Elseneer (BEL)
Wim Neefs (BEL)
3–6, 7–6(7–3), 4–6
Loss 5–2 May 2003 Jamaica F5, Montego Bay $10,000 Hard Mark Dietrich (USA) Andrew Anderson (RSA)
Willem-Petrus Meyer (RSA)
2–6, 6–1, 3–6
Loss 5–3 Jan 2005 USA F2, Kissimmee $10,000 Hard David McNamara (AUS) Alex Kuznetsov (USA)
Mischa Zverev (GER)
7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–7(6–8)

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q2 A A A Q1 A Q2 A Q1 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A A Q1 A Q1 A A Q2 Q1 Q2 Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon A Q2 Q1 Q2 Q1 2R Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q3 0 / 1 1–1 50%
US Open Q1 Q2 Q2 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 A Q2 Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 1 1–1 50%

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon Q1 A Q2 Q2 Q2 A 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
US Open A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 0 / 2 2–2 50%

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