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Richard Krajicek

Former Wimbledon Champion and Professional Tennis Player

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 Richard Krajicek Biography

Richard Krajicek was born in Rotterdam as the son of Czech refugees. At age 4, as he started playing tennis, he got his Dutch Passport . As a youngster he won the Dutch 12-under and 14-under National Championships, twice each. He turned professional in 1989, and in 1991 won his first top-level singles title at Hong Kong, and his first tour doubles title in Hilversum. In 1992, Krajicek reached his first Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open, but then had to withdraw from his semi-final match due to a shoulder injury. The following year, he reached the semi-finals at the French Open where he lost in four sets to the defending champion Jim Courier. He stood among the world's top ten tennis players all through the nineties.

Wimbledon 1996: Krajicek shocked the tennis world by defeating Sampras in straight sets, becoming the only player to beat Sampras in a Wimbledon singles match in the eight-year period from 1993-2000. He then beat Australia's Jason Stoltenberg in the semi-finals, and went on to face American MaliVai Washington in the final. He won the final in straight sets to become the first Dutchman to win Wimbledon. Two years later Krajicek was in the Wimbledon semi-finals again, where he lost to Goran Ivaniševi. His final attempt at winning a second Wimbledon title was in 2002, when he lost in the quarter-finals to Xavier Malisse. Krajicek had to retire from the professional tour in 2003. During his career, he won 17 singles titles and 3 doubles titles. His highest world ranking was in 1999 when he was the world's number 4.

Since retiring from the ATP circuit, Krajicek runs The Richard Krajicek Foundation which builds sports facilities for children in Holland's inner-city areas. In 2004 Krajicek became the tournament director of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. His first tournament was a success with 105,000 spectators. ABN AMRO bank's Sports Desk ambassador, Richard Krajicek advises the bank how to optimise its service to athletes.

In 2005, he published a book on tennis called 'Fast Balls' (Dutch: 'Harde Ballen'). Krajicek was named Sportsman of the year 1996 and the most popular athlete a year later.

Richard Krajicek gives lectures about ambition and motivation. Ambition is a good thing, but blind ambition needs a pair of glasses. Glasses of reason, patience and intelligence. Know your own limits! He tries to take the audience by the hand into the world of tennis and the emotions attached to it. He speaks about the difference between his life as a professional tennis player and after and about taking risks and the consequences.

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  • Motivational

  • Ambition

  • Know you limits!

  • Taking risks!

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Richard Krajicek

Former Wimbledon Champion and Professional Tennis Player

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Richard Krajicek Biography

Richard Krajicek was born in Rotterdam as the son of Czech refugees. At age 4, as he started playing tennis, he got his Dutch Passport . As a youngster he won the Dutch 12-under and 14-under National Championships, twice each. He turned professional in 1989, and in 1991 won his first top-level singles title at Hong Kong, and his first tour doubles title in Hilversum. In 1992, Krajicek reached his first Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open, but then had to withdraw from his semi-final match due to a shoulder injury. The following year, he reached the semi-finals at the French Open where he lost in four sets to the defending champion Jim Courier. He stood among the world's top ten tennis players all through the nineties.

Wimbledon 1996: Krajicek shocked the tennis world by defeating Sampras in straight sets, becoming the only player to beat Sampras in a Wimbledon singles match in the eight-year period from 1993-2000. He then beat Australia's Jason Stoltenberg in the semi-finals, and went on to face American MaliVai Washington in the final. He won the final in straight sets to become the first Dutchman to win Wimbledon. Two years later Krajicek was in the Wimbledon semi-finals again, where he lost to Goran Ivaniševi. His final attempt at winning a second Wimbledon title was in 2002, when he lost in the quarter-finals to Xavier Malisse. Krajicek had to retire from the professional tour in 2003. During his career, he won 17 singles titles and 3 doubles titles. His highest world ranking was in 1999 when he was the world's number 4.

Since retiring from the ATP circuit, Krajicek runs The Richard Krajicek Foundation which builds sports facilities for children in Holland's inner-city areas. In 2004 Krajicek became the tournament director of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. His first tournament was a success with 105,000 spectators. ABN AMRO bank's Sports Desk ambassador, Richard Krajicek advises the bank how to optimise its service to athletes.

In 2005, he published a book on tennis called 'Fast Balls' (Dutch: 'Harde Ballen'). Krajicek was named Sportsman of the year 1996 and the most popular athlete a year later.

Richard Krajicek gives lectures about ambition and motivation. Ambition is a good thing, but blind ambition needs a pair of glasses. Glasses of reason, patience and intelligence. Know your own limits! He tries to take the audience by the hand into the world of tennis and the emotions attached to it. He speaks about the difference between his life as a professional tennis player and after and about taking risks and the consequences.

Topics

  • Motivational

  • Ambition

  • Know you limits!

  • Taking risks!

Richard Krajicek Videos

  • Richard Krajicek Relives Rotterdam Memories - YouTube

Richard Krajicek Books

FAQs on booking Richard Krajicek

  • How to book Richard Krajicek?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Richard Krajicek for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Richard Krajicek, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Richard Krajicek or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Richard Krajicek?

    Booking fees for Richard Krajicek, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Richard Krajicek, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Richard Krajicek?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Richard Krajicek for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richard Krajicek for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Richard Krajicek or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Richard Krajicek or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Richard Krajicek is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Richard Krajicek for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Richard Krajicek generally travels from Netherlands and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, Roger Federer and Jim Courier. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Richard Krajicek for an upcoming event.

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  • Richard Krajicek Relives Rotterdam Memories - YouTube

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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