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Rojer to Participate in Third-Career Olympics

Jul 1, 2021
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LONDON – Former UCLA men's tennis star Jean-Julien Rojer will make his third appearance in an Olympic Games, as the International Tennis Federation announced his inclusion to the roster of the Netherlands for Tokyo 2020.

The Netherlands will field the men's doubles pair of Rojer and Wesley Koolhof, women's singles player Kiki Bertens and the women's doubles tandem of Bertens and Demi Schuurs.

Tennis at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will consist of men's and women's singles and men's, women's and mixed doubles tournaments. Play begins Saturday, July 24 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 1 at Ariake Tennis Park.

Rojer previously participated in the 2012 London and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. A regular participant in Grand Slam events since 2009, Rojer won the 2015 Wimbledon and 2017 US Open doubles crowns with partner Horia Tecău. He also teamed with Anna-Lena Grönefeld to capture the 2014 French Open mixed doubles championship. Rojer has made 13 men's doubles quarterfinal rounds and eight men's doubles semifinals at Grand Slam tournaments. He is currently the No. 27 doubles player according to Associated Tennis Professionals and climbed as high as No. 3 in 2015.

Rojer, who played for head coach Billy Martin from 2000-02, garnered All-America acclaim for each of his final two seasons. Alongside Marcin Matkowski, who also went on to a lengthy professional career, Rojer captured doubles titles at the 2001 ITA All-American Championships and the 2002 Pac-10 Championships. The pair spent most of that season ranked No. 1 in the nation. Rojer also collected the 2000 Freshman of the Year 2002 Doubles Team of the Year (with Matkowski) awards from the Pac-10 and made the All-Conference list to conclude each of his campaigns.