Aaron Krickstein

Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan


Krickstein was one of the most highly decorated junior champions in the history of U.S. tennis. He turned his amazing junior career into a remarkable pro career highlighted by five years in the world’s Top 10 over the course of his 13 years on Tour. He is best known for being one of the most tenacious players ever, winning 28 times in five-set matches (11 times from two sets down). He still holds two records on the ATP Tour: He is the youngest player to win on Tour at age 16 and the youngest to reach the world Top 10 … at age 17.

Career Highlights

-Krickstein was a semifinalist at the 1989 U.S. Open; a semifinalist at the 1995 Australian Open; and a quarterfinalist at the 1990 U.S. Open, losing to Boris Becker after defeating Patrick Rafter.

-He played on the U.S. Davis Cup team for six years and was instrumental in the 1990 U.S. victory.

-Aaron achieved this highest rank in singles – No. 6 – in 1990.

-During the course of his career, Krickstein had wins over Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Mats Wilander, Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl and Stefan Edberg.

-9 career titles: all in singles.

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