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July 28, 1996 | WENDY WITHERSPOON
In his first appearance in the spotlight since winning Wimbledon, Richard Krajicek did not disappoint at a draw party for the Infiniti Open at the House of Blues on Saturday. Krajicek, seeded second behind Michael Chang for the tournament, which begins Monday at UCLA's Los Angeles Tennis Center, poked fun at Stefan Edberg, who is retiring this year.
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June 20, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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. The 31-year-old Dutchman left the sport two days after losing in the first round at a tournament in his home country. He said he had "lost the fight for my health." Krajicek said he had received extensive medical treatment and cortisone shots but that the pain in his right elbow made it difficult for him to function in daily life.
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August 2, 1992 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until about a month ago, 20-year-old Dutch tennis player Richard Krajicek was known for just one thing--his big serve. All that changed at Wimbledon when he became quite famous for something else. And what was that, Richard? "My big mouth." What Krajicek said--and now wishes he hadn't--was that 80% of the women tennis players were, ahem, "fat, lazy pigs." That was bad enough, but then he made it worse when he was challenged about his comment. Krajicek said he had exaggerated.
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March 28, 1999 | Associated Press
Richard Krajicek won his first U.S. tournament title since 1993 Saturday, dealing 24 aces to beat unseeded Sebastien Grosjean, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 7-5, in the final of the Lipton Championships. Krajicek struggled in the opening set, losing his serve for only the third and fourth times in the tournament, then found the groove. Reaching a top speed of 130 mph, he lost only nine of 61 points on his first serve.
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February 12, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Fourth-seeded Ivan Lendl and seventh-seeded Richard Krajicek were eliminated in the second round at the $800,000 Milan Indoor tournament at Milan, Italy. Lendl lost to unseeded Wally Masur of Australia, 7-6 (7-1), 4-6, 6-4, and Krajicek lost to Sergi Bruguera of Spain, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7).
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April 11, 1992 | From Associated Press
Jim Courier regained the men's No. 1 world ranking when Stefan Edberg was beaten in the semifinals of the Japan Open Saturday at Tokyo. Richard Krajicek had 12 aces in beating the former No. 1 from Sweden, 6-3, 7-5. Courier was to play Michael Chang later Saturday, but the outcome would have no bearing on his new ranking, according to ATP officials. In Friday's quarterfinals, Edberg, seeded No. 1, beat seventh-seeded Brad Gilbert, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3; Courier, seeded No. 2, beat No.
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August 17, 1996 | From Associated Press
Yevgeny Kafelnikov, the top-seeded player and French Open champion, and Richard Krajicek, seeded second and the Wimbledon winner, were shockingly beaten in straight sets in the quarterfinals of the Pilot Pen International on Friday at New Haven, Conn. Wild card Alex O'Brien ousted Kafelnikov, of Russia, 6-4, 6-4, and 10th-seeded Jan Siemerink upset fellow Dutchman Krajicek, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2. Their departures came a day after third-seeded Jim Courier lost. No.
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August 9, 1998
MEN No. Player: Comment 1. Pete Sampras: Sampras-Agassi, Part II? 2. Marcelo Rios: Will be ATP's No. 1, not ours. 3. Richard Krajicek: Survives rainy Toronto. 4. Andre Agassi: Streak stopped by Krajicek. 5. Patrick Rafter: Rebounds after L.A. loss. 6. Tim Henman: Prospering away from England. 7. Goran Ivanisevic: Loses close one to Agassi. 8. Carlos Moya: French Open seems long ago. 9. Gustavo Kuerten: Set to play in Cincinnati. 10. Yevgeny Kafelnikov: Falls to Krajicek in Toronto. WOMEN No.
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March 28, 1999 | Associated Press
Richard Krajicek won his first U.S. tournament title since 1993 Saturday, dealing 24 aces to beat unseeded Sebastien Grosjean, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 7-5, in the final of the Lipton Championships. Krajicek struggled in the opening set, losing his serve for only the third and fourth times in the tournament, then found the groove. Reaching a top speed of 130 mph, he lost only nine of 61 points on his first serve.
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August 8, 1993 | From Associated Press
Richard Krajicek upset Pete Sampras, the world's top-ranked player, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), in a battle of big servers Saturday to advance to the final of the Volvo Los Angeles tournament at UCLA. Krajicek, ranked No. 10 in the world, needed nearly two hours to complete his first career victory over Sampras. Krajicek lost in straight sets to Sampras in March in their only other meeting.
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March 24, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Give Pete Sampras an asterisk when he returns to No. 1, because against Richard Krajicek he still ranks No. 2. Sampras headed home from Key Biscayne, Fla., Tuesday assured of the top ranking despite another loss to Krajicek, who won their quarterfinal slugfest in the Lipton Championships, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6). The victory was Krajicek's fourth in a row over Sampras. The big Dutchman, the last player to beat Sampras at Wimbledon, holds a 6-2 advantage in their rivalry.
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November 2, 1998 | From Associated Press
With only three weeks remaining until the world championship, Richard Krajicek picked a nice time to win his second Eurocard Open on Sunday at Stuttgart, Germany. Krajicek used an overpowering serve to defeat Yevgeny Kafelnikov, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, and move into the eighth and final position for the world championship at Hanover, Germany. The seventh and eighth positions are still up for grabs.
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August 10, 1998 | From Associated Press
Patrick Rafter became the first player in 10 years to win the du Maurier Open without losing a set when he beat Richard Krajicek, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, Sunday at Toronto. The 25-year-old Australian had a clean slate in five matches, matching Ivan Lendl's feat accomplished in 1988. 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.
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August 9, 1998
MEN No. Player: Comment 1. Pete Sampras: Sampras-Agassi, Part II? 2. Marcelo Rios: Will be ATP's No. 1, not ours. 3. Richard Krajicek: Survives rainy Toronto. 4. Andre Agassi: Streak stopped by Krajicek. 5. Patrick Rafter: Rebounds after L.A. loss. 6. Tim Henman: Prospering away from England. 7. Goran Ivanisevic: Loses close one to Agassi. 8. Carlos Moya: French Open seems long ago. 9. Gustavo Kuerten: Set to play in Cincinnati. 10. Yevgeny Kafelnikov: Falls to Krajicek in Toronto. WOMEN No.
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September 4, 1997 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The anticipated match bringing together two of the ATP Tour's biggest servers fizzled rather than sizzled Wednesday. A persistent wind at the U.S. Open saw to that. Greg Rusedski of Great Britain and Richard Krajicek of the Netherlands chose the conservative path on a day when the ball went where it was blown, rather than where it was hit. In a performance that hardly rated dragging out the speed guns, Rusedski had two aces and Krajicek served 10.
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July 26, 1997 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Courier has been called a grinder, which is meant to refer to his insistence on chasing down every ball. He has been called one of the most fit players on the men's tennis tour, which is to say his work ethic will compensate for lack of natural ability. In fact, now in his tennis mid-life, the 26-year-old Courier is a cagey opportunist. Play him like a baseliner and he'll be at the net putting away an unexpected volley. Disregard his serve and he'll fire an ace.
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June 1, 1997 | JULIE CART
Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek understandably lingered on court during his third-round match against Patrick Rafter on Saturday--the tournament's sixth-seeded player was trying not to get knocked out of the French Open by a player ranked only 25th in the world. Once Rafter had won, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, Krajicek wasted no time in fleeing the court and Roland Garros. Krajicek left immediately after his match, refused to speak to the media, and was fined $2,000.
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June 1, 1997 | JULIE CART
Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek understandably lingered on court during his third-round match against Patrick Rafter on Saturday--the tournament's sixth-seeded player was trying not to get knocked out of the French Open by a player ranked only 25th in the world. Once Rafter had won, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, Krajicek wasted no time in fleeing the court and Roland Garros. Krajicek left immediately after his match, refused to speak to the media, and was fined $2,000.
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August 17, 1996 | From Associated Press
Yevgeny Kafelnikov, the top-seeded player and French Open champion, and Richard Krajicek, seeded second and the Wimbledon winner, were shockingly beaten in straight sets in the quarterfinals of the Pilot Pen International on Friday at New Haven, Conn. Wild card Alex O'Brien ousted Kafelnikov, of Russia, 6-4, 6-4, and 10th-seeded Jan Siemerink upset fellow Dutchman Krajicek, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2. Their departures came a day after third-seeded Jim Courier lost. No.
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