Eric Jelen
Eric Jelen is a former tennis player from Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

, who won one singles (1989, Bristol
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) and five doubles titles during his professional career.

The right-hander Jelen reached his highest singles ATP
Association of Tennis Professionals
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-ranking on July 7, 1986, when he became the number 23 player in the world. Jelen was a member of two Davis Cup
Davis Cup
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-winning teams. In 1988
1988 Davis Cup
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, he teamed with Boris Becker
Boris Becker
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 in doubles to earn the win that guaranteed a West German
Germany Davis Cup team
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 victory over Sweden
Sweden Davis Cup team
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 in the final. The following year
1989 Davis Cup
The 1989 Davis Cup was the 78th edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. Beginning with this year, teams advanced from Group I to the World Group Qualifying Round, where they played alongside first round losing teams from the World Group, rather than receive...

, West Germany successfully defended the title by defeating Sweden in the final, and Becker and Jelen again won the doubles match.

Doubles (5)

  • 1988 (2) Milan
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    , Brisbane
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  • 1989 (1) Lyon
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  • 1991 (2) Long Island
    Long Island
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    , Moscow
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