Tim van Rijthoven

Last updated
Tim van Rijthoven
Van Rijthoven RGQ22 (24) (52129540083).jpg
Van Rijthoven at the 2022 French Open
Country (sports)Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Residence Amstelveen, Netherlands
Born (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 26)
Roosendaal, Netherlands
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2015
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
CoachJean-Baptiste Blanc (2007–15)
Richard Krajicek (2017–18)
Paul Haarhuis
Igor Sijsling (2022–)
Prize moneyUS $736,961
Career record12–10 (54.5% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 101 (18 July 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2022)
French Open Q3 (2022)
Wimbledon 4R (2022)
US Open 2R (2022)
Career record1–2 (33.3% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 225 (9 May 2022)
Team competitions
Davis Cup 2–1
Last updated on: 12 March 2024.

Tim van Rijthoven [1] (born 24 April 1997) is a Dutch inactive professional tennis player.


Van Rijthoven has a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 101, which he first achieved on 18 July 2022, and a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 225, attained in May 2022. [2] As a junior, he reached a high of world No. 13 in 2015 and reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships boys' singles tournament and semifinals of the boys' doubles. [3] In June 2022, he claimed his first five ATP Tour wins (including over world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev) en route to his maiden Rosmalen Grass Court Championships title. [4]

Van Rijthoven has represented Netherlands at the Davis Cup where he has a W/L record of 2–1. He has won 13 Futures tournaments on the ITF World Tennis Tour, including eight singles titles and five doubles titles.

Professional career

2016: ATP debut and top 300

In 2016 he made his debut on the ATP World Tour by qualifying as a lucky loser for the Winston-Salem Open after Thanasi Kokkinakis withdrew due to a recurring shoulder injury, where he lost to Jiří Veselý in the first round. [5] Van Rijthoven described the match as "a great experience". [6]

2022: Maiden ATP title with win over World No. 2, Major debut and fourth round, top 105

He made his top 250 debut in doubles on 17 January 2022 after a quarterfinal in Challenger in Traralgon, Australia partnering with Nino Serdarušić. He made his top 200 debut in singles on 21 February 2022 after reaching his second singles Challenger final as a qualifier in Forli, Italy. At the same tournament, seeded third, he reached the quarterfinals in doubles with Robin Haase and improved his doubles ranking to No. 235.

Ranked No. 205 on his debut at the 2022 Libéma Open as a wildcard, he defeated Matthew Ebden and world No. 14 and third seed Taylor Fritz to reach the quarterfinals for the first time in his career. [7] Next, he beat Hugo Gaston in straight sets to reach his first semifinal. [8] [9] There, he won against a top 10 player for the first time in his career by upsetting world No. 9 and second seed Félix Auger-Aliassime in the semifinals. [10] Van Rijthoven pulled off another upset by defeating world no. 2 and top seed Daniil Medvedev in straight sets in the final, becoming the lowest ranked player to win an ATP title in 2022, the lowest-ranked player to win a title since the 335th-ranked Juan Manuel Cerúndolo in 2021 Córdoba and the first Dutchman to win the ATP 250 event since Sjeng Schalken in 2003. [11] He moved to just outside the top 100 at World No. 106 on 13 June 2022 climbing 99 positions up in the rankings. [12] [13]

As a result of his title run, van Rijthoven received a wildcard into Wimbledon where he made his Grand Slam debut. [14] On his Major debut he won his first Grand Slam match at Wimbledon in three straight sets defeating Federico Delbonis. In the second round he defeated 15th seed Reilly Opelka, [15] then in the third round, he defeated 22nd seed Nikoloz Basilashvili to advance to the fourth round of a major on his debut, becoming the seventh ATP player to achieve that feat since 2000 [16] [17] [18] and only the third player in the past two years to do so after Aslan Karatsev and Lorenzo Musetti, as well as the first wildcard since Nick Kyrgios to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon.[ citation needed ] In the round of 16, he lost to the top seed and eventual champion, Novak Djokovic in four sets. [19] [20]

Due to a back injury sustained in Indianapolis, van Rijthoven did not play any tournaments until his debut at the US Open. He beat qualifier Zhang Zhizhen in the first round, saving 7 match points in the third set. [21] He was beaten by 5th seed and eventual runner up, Casper Ruud, in the second round.

2023: Loss of form, hiatus

He reached the second round at the 2023 Maharashtra Open. [22]

He played his last match of the season in February at his home tournament the 2023 ABN AMRO Open as a wildcard where he lost to Maxime Cressy. [23] Due to not being able to defend his title at the 2023 Libéma Open he fell out of the top 350 to No. 390 on 12 June 2023.

Singles performance timeline

(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current through the 2022 Hall of Fame Open.

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 SRW–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open AAAAAAA Q2 Q1 0 / 00–0
French Open AAAAAAA Q3 A0 / 00–0
Wimbledon AAAAANHA 4R A0 / 13–1
US Open AAAAAAA 2R A0 / 11–1
Win–loss0–00–00–00–00–00–00–04–20–00 / 24–2
National representation
Davis Cup PO Z1 AAAAAA0 / 02–1
Career statistics
Overall win–loss0–11–10–00–00–00–00–08–22–211–6
Year-end ranking591381412291344261115

ATP career finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP Tour 250 Series (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (1–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (1–0)
Indoor (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Win1–0 Jun 2022 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands250 SeriesGrassFlag placeholder.svg Daniil Medvedev 6–4, 6–1

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures/World Tennis Tour finals

Singles: 15 (8–7)

ATP Challenger Tour (0–2)
ITF Futures Tour/World Tennis Tour (8–5)
Finals by surface
Hard (6–6)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Win1–0Oct 2015Turkey F40, Antalya FuturesHard Flag of India.svg Ramkumar Ramanathan 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Loss1–1Nov 2015Greece F10, Heraklion FuturesHard Flag of the United States.svg Eric James Johnson4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Win2–1Nov 2015Greece F11, HeraklionFuturesHard Flag of the United States.svg Gonzales Austin4–6, 6–3, 7–5
Loss2–2Mar 2016Canada F1, Gatineau FuturesHard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Alex Kuznetsov 5–7, 3–6
Loss2–3Apr 2016Italy F7, Pula FuturesClay Flag of France.svg Laurent Lokoli 3–6, 2–6
Loss2–4Sep 2016Canada F6, Calgary FuturesHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Brayden Schnur 3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win3–4Feb 2018Usa F6, Palm Coast FuturesClay Flag of France.svg Maxime Chazal 6–4, 6–4
Win4–4Jul 2018Netherlands F3, Amstelveen FuturesClay Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sidane Pontjodikromo6–2, 6–4
Win5–4Feb 2019M25 Barnstaple, UKWorld Tennis TourHard (i) Flag of Ukraine.svg Danylo Kalenichenko 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–1
Loss5–5Mar 2019M15 Manama, BahreinWorld Tennis TourHard Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Macháč 3–6, 3–6
Win6–5Apr 2019M25 Andijan, UzbekistanWorld Tennis TourHard Flag of Russia.svg Konstantin Kravchuk 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
Win7–5May 2019M25 Namangan, UzbekistanWorld Tennis TourHard Flag of Russia.svg Roman Safiullin 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 6–4
Win8–5Apr 2021M25 Biel World Tennis TourHard (i) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Lehečka 6–2, 6–1
Loss8–6 Aug 2021 Segovia, SpainChallengerHard Flag of France.svg Benjamin Bonzi 6–7(10–12), 6–3, 4–6
Loss8–7 Feb 2022 Forlí, ItalyChallengerHard (i) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jack Draper 1–6, 2–6

Record against other players

Record against top-10 players

Van Rijthoven's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who are active in boldface. Only ATP Tour main draw matches are considered:

PlayerRecordWin %HardClayGrassLast Match
Number 1 ranked players
Flag of Russia.svg Daniil Medvedev 1–0100%1–0Won (6–4, 6–1) at 2022 's-Hertogenbosch
Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic 0–10%0–1Lost (2–6, 6–4, 1–6, 2–6) at 2022 Wimbledon Championships
Number 2 ranked players
Flag of Norway.svg Casper Ruud 0–10%0–1Lost (7–6(7–4), 4–6, 4–6, 4–6) at 2022 US Open
Number 5 ranked players
Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Fritz 1–0100%1–0Won (6–7(9–11), 7–5, 6–4) at 2022 's-Hertogenbosch
Number 6 ranked players
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Félix Auger-Aliassime 1–0100%1–0Won (6–3, 1–6, 7–6(7–5)) at 2022 's-Hertogenbosch
Flag of Denmark.svg Holger Rune 0–10%0–1Lost (6–7(2–7), 6–7(6–8)) at 2022 Sofia
(  )
* Statistics correct as of 10 October 2022

Record against players ranked No. 11–20

Active players are in boldface.

*As of 11 July 2022

Wins over top-10 players

1. Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Félix Auger-Aliassime 9 's-Hertogenbosch, NetherlandsGrassSF6–3, 1–6, 7–6(7–5)205
2.Flag placeholder.svg Daniil Medvedev 2's-Hertogenbosch, NetherlandsGrassF6–4, 6–1205
*As of 3 July 2022

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Dušan Lajović</span> Serbian tennis player (born 1990)

Dušan Lajović is a Serbian professional tennis player. Lajović has won two singles and two doubles titles on the ATP Tour. On 29 April 2019, Lajović reached his career-high singles ranking of world No. 23. On 21 September 2020, he peaked at No. 82 in the doubles rankings. He is best known for his clay-court game, kick serve and strong flowing groundstrokes, especially his one-handed backhand. Lajović regularly represents Serbia in team competitions, after playing in the now defunct World Team Cup in 2010 and 2011, he is a member of the Serbian Davis Cup team since 2012 and he contributed greatly to Serbia winning the inaugural ATP Cup in 2020, as he won four of six matches. He won his first singles tournament at the 2019 Croatia Open and reached his first Masters 1000 final at the 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Mackenzie McDonald</span> American tennis player (born 1995)

Michael Mackenzie Lowe McDonald is an American professional tennis player. He reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 37 in singles and No. 49 in doubles in October 2023. He won the 2016 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships in both singles and doubles.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Andrey Rublev</span> Russian tennis player (born 1997)

Andrey Andreyevich Rublev is a Russian professional tennis player. He has been ranked as high as world No. 5 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), which he first achieved in September 2021. Rublev has won 15 ATP Tour singles titles, including a Masters 1000 title at the 2023 Monte-Carlo Masters. He has reached the quarterfinals of all four majors, but is the male player of the Open Era to have done so the most times without progressing to the semifinals. Rublev broke into the top 10 of the ATP Tour in October 2020. He has won four ATP doubles titles, including a Masters 1000 title at the 2023 Madrid Open with Karen Khachanov, and in addition a gold medal in mixed doubles at the 2020 Summer Olympics with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Karen Khachanov</span> Russian tennis player (born 1996)

Karen Abgarovich Khachanov is a Russian-Armenian professional tennis player. Khachanov has won six ATP Tour singles titles, including a Masters 1000 title at the 2018 Paris Masters, has claimed an Olympic silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and has reached two Major semifinals at the 2022 US Open and 2023 Australian Open. He has also won one doubles Masters 1000 title at the 2023 Madrid Open partnering Andrey Rublev. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 8 on 15 July 2019. He also has a career high ranking of No. 53 in doubles achieved on 29 January 2024.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Taylor Fritz</span> American tennis player (born 1997)

Taylor Harry Fritz is an American professional tennis player. He has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 5 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), achieved on February 27, 2023, and a doubles ranking of world No. 104, achieved on July 26, 2021. Fritz has won seven ATP Tour singles titles, including a Masters 1000 title at the 2022 Indian Wells Masters. His best results at the majors are reaching the quarterfinals of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, the 2023 US Open and the 2024 Australian Open.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Aslan Karatsev</span> Russian tennis player

Aslan Kazbekovich Karatsev is a Russian professional tennis player. He reached a career-high singles ATP ranking of world No. 14 on 7 February 2022, and peaked at No. 76 in the doubles rankings on 16 May 2022.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Benjamin Bonzi</span> French tennis player (born 1996)

Benjamin Bonzi is a French professional tennis player. Bonzi has a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 42 achieved on 6 February 2023. He also has a career high doubles ranking of world No. 121 achieved on 19 September 2022.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Daniil Medvedev</span> Russian tennis player (born 1996)

Daniil Sergeyevich Medvedev is a Russian professional tennis player. He has been ranked as high as world No. 1 in men's singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), and is the current world No. 4. Medvedev has won 20 ATP Tour singles titles, including the 2021 US Open and 2020 ATP Finals. Medvedev defeated world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the final to deny him the Grand Slam. In the latter, he became the only player to defeat the top three ranked players in the world en route to the year-end championship title. He has also won six Masters titles and contested six major finals. His six Masters titles all came in different venues, making him only the sixth player to win Masters titles at six different venues.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Alex de Minaur</span> Australian tennis player (born 1999)

Alex de Minaur is an Australian professional tennis player. He achieved a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 9 on 19 February 2024 and a doubles ranking of No. 58 on 12 October 2020. He has won eight ATP Tour singles titles and one in doubles.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Tallon Griekspoor</span> Dutch tennis player (born 1996)

Tallon Griekspoor is a Dutch professional tennis player. He has a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 21, achieved on 6 November 2023. He also has a career high ATP doubles ranking of World No. 86 achieved on 18 September 2023. Griekspoor is the current Dutch No. 1 singles player. He has won a record eight Challenger titles in one season (2021), and became also the first player in history to win five consecutive such titles.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Botic van de Zandschulp</span> Dutch tennis player (born 1995)

Botic van de Zandschulp is a Dutch professional tennis player. Van de Zandschulp has a career high ranking of world No. 22 in singles by the ATP, achieved on 29 August 2022. He is the current Dutch No. 2 men's singles player. He also has a career high doubles ranking of world No. 60, achieved on 22 May 2023. Van de Zandschulp has won one ATP Challenger singles title in Hamburg and one ATP Challenger doubles title in Alphen.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Bart Stevens</span> Dutch tennis player (born 1998)

Bart Stevens is a Dutch tennis player who specializes in doubles. He reached his career-high ATP doubles ranking of world No. 69 on 20 November 2023. Stevens also has a career high singles ranking of No. 736 achieved on 14 October 2019.

The 2022 Novak Djokovic tennis season officially began on 21 February 2022, with the start of the Dubai Tennis Championships. During this season, Djokovic:

Carlos Alcaraz defeated Casper Ruud in the final, 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–3 to win the men's singles tennis title at the 2022 US Open. It was his first major title. He claimed the world No. 1 singles ranking with the win; Ruud, Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, and Stefanos Tsitsipas were also in contention for the top position. Alcaraz saved a match point en route to the title, in the quarterfinals against Jannik Sinner. Alcaraz became the youngest major champion since Nadal at the 2005 French Open, the youngest US Open champion since Pete Sampras in 1990, the first man born in the 2000s to win a major singles title, and the youngest man to be ranked world No. 1, surpassing Lleyton Hewitt's record. Alcaraz also became the third player to reach a major final having won three consecutive five-set matches, after Stefan Edberg at the 1992 US Open and Andre Agassi at the 2005 US Open. At 23 hours and 39 minutes of play duration across his seven matches, Alcaraz spent the longest time on court in major history until then, a record that was later broken by Daniil Medvedev at the 2024 Australian Open. Ruud became the first Norwegian to reach the final.

The 2022 Daniil Medvedev tennis season officially began on 3 January 2022, with the start of the ATP Cup.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Matteo Arnaldi</span> Italian tennis player (born 2001)

Matteo Arnaldi is an Italian professional tennis player. He has a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 35, achieved on 1 April 2024, and a career high doubles ranking of world No. 286, achieved on 8 August 2022.

The 2022 Libéma Open was a professional tennis tournament played on the outdoor grass courts at Autotron Rosmalen in Rosmalen, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands from 6 June to 12 June 2022. It was the 31st edition of the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships and was classified as an ATP 250 event on the men's 2022 ATP Tour and a WTA 250 event on the women's 2022 WTA Tour. The tournament was previously held in 2019 after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the double postponement of the event.

Tim van Rijthoven defeated Daniil Medvedev in the final, 6–4, 6–1 to win the men's singles tennis title at the 2022 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships. It was his maiden ATP Tour title, and he became the first Dutchman to win an ATP Tour singles title since Robin Haase in 2012. Van Rijthoven entered the tournament as a wildcard, and he won the title by earning his first five ATP Tour wins at the tournament.

The 2023 Daniil Medvedev tennis season officially began on 1 January 2023, with the start of the Adelaide International, and ended 18 November 2023 after defeat by Jannik Sinner in the semifinals of the ATP Finals.

Tallon Griekspoor defeated Jordan Thompson in the final, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–3 to win the men's singles tennis title at the 2023 Libéma Open. It was his second ATP Tour title.


  1. Dutch pronunciation: [ˈtɪɱvɑnˈrɛitɦoːvə(n)]
  2. "Tim van Rijthoven". ATP Tour.
  3. "Tim van Rijthoven". Itftennis.com. Retrieved 5 July 2022.
  4. "Home Wild Card Van Rijthoven Stuns Medvedev For Dream 's-Hertogenbosch Title". ATP Tour. 12 June 2022.
  5. "Tim van Rijthoven maakt sterk ATP-debuut, maar verliest toch van Jiri Vesely". Omroep Brabant. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  6. "Tim van Rijthoven". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  7. "Daniil Medvedev Begins Grass Swing with Win in 's-Hertogenbosch". ATP Tour.
  8. "Tennis: Local wild card Tim van Rijthoven continues dream week to reach semis". Tennismajors.com. 10 June 2022.
  9. "Felix Advances in 's-Hertogenbosch, Faces Wild Card van Rijthoven in SFS". ATP Tour.
  10. "Van Rijthoven Pulls Off Felix Upset To Reach 's-Hertogenbosch Final". ATP Tour.
  11. "Tim van RIjthoven Stuns Daniil Medvedev for Dream Title at Libema Open". ATP Tour.
  12. "Den Bosch Dream: World No. 205 Tim van Rijthoven defeats Daniil Medvedev for first ATP title". Tennis.com.
  13. "First-Time Winner Spotlight: Tim van Rijthoven". ATP Tour.
  14. "Stan Wawrinka Headlines Wimbledon Wild Cards". ATP Tour.
  15. "Tim van Rijthoven Keeps Rattling off Grass-Court Wins". Lastwordonsports.com. 29 June 2022.
  16. "C'mon, Tim! Wildcard van Rijthoven 'rides wave' into Wimbledon's last 16". TheGuardian.com . July 2022.
  17. Futterman, Matthew (July 2022). "Tennis Gets Another Fairy Tale, Maybe the Craziest One Yet". The New York Times.
  18. "Tim van Rijthoven Rolls into Round 4 at Wimbledon: Dream Debut! | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  19. "Tim Van Rijthoven Sees 'Big Win' In Novak Djokovic Defeat | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 5 July 2022.
  20. "5 Things to Know About Novak Djokovic's Next Opponent: Tim van Rijthoven".
  21. "Tennis 101 & Why 7 Match Points Didn't Phase Tim van Rijthoven".
  22. https://www.atptour.com/en/news/van-rijthoven-pune-2023-tuesday
  23. "Rotterdam: Cressy knocks out van Rijthoven". 15 February 2023.