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  Richard Krajicek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Richard Peter Stanislav Krajicek (born December 6, 1971) is a Dutch former professional tennis player.
Krajicek was born in Rotterdam, the son of Czech immigrants in the Netherlands, Krajicek began playing tennis at the age of four.
In 1998, Krajicek was in the Wimbledon semi-finals again, where he lost to Goran Ivanišević in a marathon match 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-7, 15-13.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Richard_Krajicek   (631 words)

 Krajicek, fans swelter at Open - Boston.com
Michaella Krajicek said it was so hot that her eyes were burning and she couldn't see the ball.
Krajicek had icebags around her neck during the match and had her temperature and pulse taken by trainers before telling the umpire: "I can't play."
Krajicek, the half-sister of 1996 Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek, said she had suffered from heat problems at a tournament in the Netherlands two years ago.
www.boston.com /sports/other_sports/tennis/articles/2006/01/21/krajicek_fans_swelter_at_open   (553 words)

 Richard Krajicek at 1996 ATP Championship, Tennis; August 8, 1996; ASAPSports FastScripts; Sports Interviews, Quotes, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-31)
RICHARD KRAJICEK: No, in a way you look more at the rankings because the higher somebody is ranked the more bonus points you get, so I think that is more an incentive you get.
RICHARD KRAJICEK: It is in the case in my house in Monaco and I don't know, I think my mom is bugging me to put it in her house, but.....
RICHARD KRAJICEK: I don't know, there is nothing she can give me, basically, in return, which is -- I think she is going to bug me 'til I finally and so sick that she talks about it that maybe I will finally give it to her.
www.asapsports.com /tennis/1996atp/080896RK.html   (1096 words)

 Richard Krajicek at 1996 ATP Championship, Tennis; August 7, 1996; ASAPSports FastScripts; Sports Interviews, Quotes, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-31)
RICHARD KRAJICEK: Yeah, I think so, yeah, people and the media also; have done a lot of TV interviews last week, and, yeah, signing a couple more autographs than I normally would and more people are watching my practice now also than they did before.
RICHARD KRAJICEK: No. I am going back after U.S. Open and then just going to be a few official invitations from the city where I grew up and they are going to have little things, but I haven't been back in Holland.
RICHARD KRAJICEK: Last week was okay, but this week -- of course, I did an interview here, but I wouldn't go out of my way and the time I spent last week I would not spend this week doing TV interviews and everything.
www.asapsports.com /tennis/1996atp/080796RK.html   (1610 words)

 Newsvine - Krajicek Beats Safina, Wins Ordina Open
Seventeen year old Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands reacts after beating her opponent Russia's Dinara Safina in the the final of the WTA Ordina Open Tennis Tournament in Rosmalen, The Netherlands, Saturday June 24, 2006.
Richard Krajicek, a tournament organizer who won Wimbledon in 1996, kissed his sister on both cheeks at the on-court awards ceremony of this Wimbledon tuneup.
Krajicek won on her fifth match point when Safina was long on a service return.
www.newsvine.com /_news/2006/06/23/266213-krajicek-upsets-top-seeded-dementieva   (349 words)

 Richard Krajicek in fine form
Krajicek, the 1996 Wimbledon winner, came from set points down in the opening set of his match to win it on a tiebreak before easing away from the 14th-seeded Australian in the second set.
Krajicek, with a world ranking of 74, needed a wildcard into the 800,000 Euro ($936,700) tournament.
Krajicek was joined in the second round by compatriot Raemon Sluiter who ousted Romanian Adrian Voinea.
www.rediff.com /sports/2003/jun/10goran1.htm   (589 words)

 Augusta Georgia: sports@ugusta: Rafter cruises in du Maurier 08/10/98
Krajicek, who had victories in six of seven matches against Rafter entering the final, had lived by the serve and volley in his previous matches against Rafter.
Krajicek entered the final leading the entire du Maurier field with 64 aces but was limited to dealing 10 to Rafter, putting only 59 percent of first serves in play.
Krajicek broke Rafter to go up 3-1 in the second set, but he lost his serve the very next game with two consecutive double-faults that gave Rafter a break.
chronicle.augusta.com /stories/081098/spo_124-7462.shtml   (389 words)

 rowztennis.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-31)
Richard Krajicek is one of the most popular players on the ATP Tour.
Krajicek's 1996 victory at the All England Lawn Tennis Club is his only Grand Slam trophy.
Krajicek rifles his serve with ever-increasing velocity, and volleys well.
www.rowztennis.com /gallery/gall19_krajicek.html   (86 words)

 Tennis Week
Krajicek is bidding to capture his first tournament title since he stopped Sebastien Grosjean to claim the 1999 Nasdaq-100 Open (then known as the Ericsson Open) title.
Krajicek owns 17 career titles, while Vahaly, who upended eighth-seeded Vince Spadea 7-6 (7-1), 6-2, will be playing in his first ATP quarterfinal.
After today’s victory, Krajicek admitted his lack of recent match play has taken a toll on his fitness and fatigue could be a factor if he’s forced into a long match.
www.sportsmediainc.net /tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=7509&bannerregion=   (592 words)

 CNN/SI - Television - Richard Krajicek ponders the ATP's future - Friday December 10, 1999 11:06 PM
Posted: Friday December 10, 1999 11:06 PM Richard Krajicek is happy with the changes the ATP tour has made.
Richard Krajicek : I don't think you are going to have scenarios anymore, maybe like this year in Wimbledon, where [Pete] Sampras is No. 1 in the world, and he wins Wimbledon, beats [Andre] Agassi who goes to No. 1 which I think that is very confusing.
Richard Krajicek thinks the new points system will eliminate confusing scenarios.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /thenetwork/news/1999/12/10/krajicek_1_1   (781 words)

 Sportz Tawk: Tennis - KRAJICEK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-31)
Krajicek, whose victory in the 1996 final against MaliVai Washington was his career highlight, was clearly emotional and choked back the tears as he announced his decision.
Krajicek made his decision to retire after defeat at the hands of Olivier Mutis of France at s'Hertogenbosch on Tuesday.
Krajicek wasnt that bad a player i think he never played to his ability and its a shame he has had to retire through injury.I remember when he won wimbledon he look awesome...
www.sportztawk.com /viewthread.php?tid=568   (387 words)

 Brother guiding Krajicek to Open success - Breaking News - Sport - Breaking News
Former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek, who once infamously described 80 per cent of women's tennis players as "fat, lazy pigs" is having his say again at the Australian Open.
Krajicek possessed one of the best serves in men's tennis and used his powerful delivery to break Pete Sampras' long dominance at Wimbledon en route to the title in 1996.
Krajicek said Richard was coaching her daily - "by phone or email" - from the Netherlands and she was looking forward to her champion brother joining her on tour more regularly this year.
www.theage.com.au /news/Sport/Brother-guiding-Krajicek-to-Open-success/2006/01/19/1137553701864.html   (493 words)

 USATODAY.com - Krajicek retires from tennis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-31)
ROSMALEN, Netherlands (AP) — Richard Krajicek retired Thursday because of elbow pain, ending a career in which he won Wimbledon in 1996 and was one of the hardest servers in tennis.
Krajicek hoped to compete there one last time, where he won his greatest victory came in 1996.
Krajicek will spend the next few weeks on vacation with his family, but said it would be hard to adjust to life without tennis.
www.usatoday.com /sports/tennis/2003-06-19-krajicek-retirement_x.htm   (487 words)

Few players could consistently beat former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek on grass, but in the end a nagging elbow injury proved to be the unbeatable foe as the Dutchman called it a career this week at the ATP grasscourt stop in 's-Hertogenbosch, just days before the start of The Championships at the All-England Club.
With Krajicek now retired, Sampras pseudo-retired, Goran Ivanisevic and Todd Martin on the verge, and Wimbledon officials making the grasscourt surface resemble the US Open, the Dutchman sees the end of an era for serve and volley tennis.
With a game that could produce winning results on any surface, Krajicek was a sure bet to challenge Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras for the No. 1 spot throughout the 1990s, were it not for the slew of injuries and the frustration of the stop-start play that prevented any real career momentum.
www.tennis-x.com /story/2003-06-22/c.php   (1335 words)

 Augusta Georgia: sports@ugusta: Krajicek beats Becker, Rafter advances without having to play 10/22/97
Becker, the defending champion, lost 7-6 (12-10), 6-4 to Richard Krajicek, the 1996 Wimbledon champion, who advanced to the third round in a battle of big serves and fierce volleys on the fast indoor surface.
Krajicek blasted an overhead smash to set up his fifth set point and took it when Becker's approach volley went long.
Krajicek, whose next opponent in the dlrs 2.05-million event is top-ranked Pete Sampras, conceded he had a lucky escape in the first set.
chronicle.augusta.com /stories/102397/spo_tennis.html   (766 words)

 Times of Oman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-31)
Krajicek, the only Dutchman to win at the All England club, said tennis in Europe does not enjoy the corporate support it did a few years ago, but the growing economies of Asia, like India and China, could provide the game that support.
Krajicek is in Delhi to promote the $15,000 ‘ABN Amro Tennis Challenge’ men’s event, to be played on December 3-4.
Krajicek, who has 17 singles titles and four in doubles, said he could have won more Grand Slams had his career not been interrupted by injuries.
www.timesofoman.com /print.asp?newsid=22067   (560 words)

 ESPN.com: TENNIS - Sampras rallies past Krajicek to reach U.S. Open semis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-31)
For the four-time champion Sampras, it was a sweet 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-2 defeat Wednesday of Richard Krajicek, who had the best record against him of any active player and was the only man to beat him at Wimbledon in the past eight years.
The 6-foot-5 Krajicek, who beat Sampras en route to winning Wimbledon in 1996 and had held a 6-3 record against him, sought to impose his big serve on Sampras once again.
When he saved number four with an approach shot that Krajicek netted, and followed it up with a service winner and a sizzling return winner to close out the set, Sampras delivered an uppercut to the air that might as well have been straight to Krajicek's jaw.
espn.go.com /tennis/usopen00/news/2000/0906/726117.html   (654 words)

 SLAM! Sports Stats
According to a spokeswoman for Krajicek's representative, Advantage Sports Management, the procedure on the miniscus was both minor and very successful.
Krajicek can begin rehabilitation in the next 10-14 days, and he plans to return to the tour following the Australian Open.
The 26-year-old Krajicek ended the season with a career-high ATP world ranking of eighth in the world following a season that included his Grand Slam tournament win.
www.canoe.ca /StatsTEN/BC-TEN-LGNS-KRAJICEK-R.html   (294 words)

 Tennis - Krajicek upsets Pennetta - Eurosport
Dutch teenager Michaella Krajicek gave the home fans plenty to cheer about when she upset third seed Flavia Pennetta of Italy 7-5 6-3 in the first round of the Ordina Open on Monday.
Krajicek, at 17 the youngest player in the $175,000 women's event, broke Pennetta's serve early only to immediately give up her own service game.
The crowd favourite and younger sister of 1996 Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek recovered to take Pennetta's serveagain and in the second set converted her third match point to advance into the second round.
www.eurosport.com /tennis/wta-s-hertogenbosch/2006/sport_sto909375.shtml   (166 words)

 Krajicek calls it a day
Dutchman Richard Krajicek announced his retirement from tennis on Thursday.
The 31-year-old 1996 Wimbledon champion, who pulled out of this year's Wimbledon championships earlier in the week because of a long-standing elbow injury, made the announcement at the Ordina Open, where he lost in the first round on Tuesday.
Krajicek, who reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals last year after a 20-month spell out of the game, had been drawn to play defending champion Lleyton Hewitt of Australia in the second round at Wimbledon.
www.rediff.com /sports/2003/jun/19krajicek.htm   (130 words)

 Michaela Krajicek - Page 2 - Tennisrulz.com Message Board
Even at her young age, Krajicek has been a winner, rising up the International Tennis Federation junior rankings to where she is now No. 1 in the world and is the No. 2 seed in the year's final Grand Slam tournament.
Krajicek got started in the sport when she was three years old.
Krajicek broke Golovin twice in the first set with sideline winners and a deft overhead that she lobbed past Golovin more than once when the Frenchwoman came to net.
www.tennisrulz.com /forum/showthread.php?p=9906   (940 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: Krajicek Has Disparaging Words for Defending Champ
On a day jam-packed with tennis (and only briefly delayed by rain), Sampras and Krajicek both won their third-round matches and marched another step toward what could be an intriguing men's final between the world's No. 1 player and the only man who regularly gets the best of him.
Krajicek, the No. 9 seed, completed his third-round match with Germany's Nicolas Kiefer with a straight-set victory, and Sampras capped off a 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-3) victory over Thomas Enqvist, as Wimbledon finally finished up third-round play and started the fourth.
None of Krajicek's comments can be considered anything but accurate, but after winning 10 Grand Slams and finishing five straight years as the No. 1 player, Sampras is not used to hearing others do anything but praise him.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/tennis/longterm/1998/wimbledon/articles/wimble30.htm   (1043 words)

Krajicek announced his retirement at the Ordina Open -- a grass-court Wimbledon tune-up in his homeland.
Krajicek lost here against Frenchman Olivier Mutis 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) and promptly pulled out of Wimbledon 2003, which is set to commence Monday at the All England Club.
Krajicek is married to model/actress Daphne Deckers and the couple has a daughter Emma and son Alec.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=8440840&;BRD=1463&;PAG=740&;dept_id=351003&;rfi=6   (382 words)

 Dinara Safina and Michaela Krajicek: Following the Family
Her half-brother Richard, the recently-retired 1996 Wimbledon champion is in constant contact during tournaments.
For the time being Krajicek is content being known as "Richard's sister." "It doesn't matter to me," says Krajicek, who first picked up a racquet at age three.
As Krajicek prepares for the transition from junior to senior ranks, she is also adjusting to some unexpected aspects of public life.
www.misakrajicek.nl /artikelen/follow.php   (1300 words)

 Augusta Georgia: sports@ugusta: Krajicek upsets Sampras in third round 10/23/97
Krajicek broke service in the ninth game when Sampras hit a forehand passing shot long.
Krajicek broke Sampras again in the ninth game of the second, this time when Sampras hit a backhand volley into the net.
Krajicek, who is seeking his fourth title of the year, will play Magnus Larsson in the quarterfinals.
chronicle.augusta.com /stories/102497/spo_tennis.html   (531 words)

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