Eric Jelen

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Eric Jelen Tennis player
Nation: GermanyGermany Germany
Birthday: March 11, 1965
Size: 180 cm
Weight: 77 kg
1st professional season: 1982
Resignation: 1992
Playing hand: Right
Prize money: $ 1,100,059
Career record: 135: 136
Career title: 1
Highest ranking: 23 (July 7 1986)
Grand Slam record
Career record: 112: 82
Career title: 5
Highest ranking: 18 (June 12 1989)
Grand Slam record
Sources: official player profiles at the ATP / WTA and ITF (see web links )

Eric Jelen (born March 11, 1965 in Trier ) is a former German tennis player .


Eric Jelen was German indoor champion in 1985, 1986, 1987 and German team champion in 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988. The right-handed took in 1988 at the Olympics in Seoul , where he in the first round in the individual against eventual Olympic champion Miloslav Mečíř retired . Even in doubles, he did not get past the first lap with Carl-Uwe Steeb. On the professional tour in 1989 he won his only solo title in the Bristol singles competition , while he achieved five titles in doubles. His best placement in the individual world rankings was 23rd in July 1986; in the double ranking he finished 18th.

Jelen's greatest successes were the two Davis Cup victories in 1988 and 1989 , which he achieved with Boris Becker , Carl-Uwe Steeb and Patrik Kühnen . Jelen's role in the team was that of Boris Becker's double partner. Between 1986 and 1992 he played 16 games for the German Davis Cup team .

After the end of his career in 1992, Jelen was initially sports director at a sports marketing agency in Essen for many years. He then moved to the sports marketing agency Boris Becker & Co as a freelancer , where he was responsible for tennis. In addition to other consulting activities, he has been a coach and consultant for the Niederrhein Tennis Association since 2010. In 2010 he was part of the organization team for the World Team Cup in Düsseldorf.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Eric Jelen helps with the World Team Cup ,, April 21, 2010.