Tom Okker is a former Dutch professional tennis player who was one of the top players in the world during the 1960s and 1970s. Make now profitable Nigeria betting with 1xBet, and use this platform to wager on other fantastic tennis players from all over the world
Okker was born on February 22, 1944, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He started playing tennis at a young age and quickly showed great talent in the sport. He turned professional in 1964, at the age of 20. There were many aspects that made him an exceptional player, including:
- having a versatile playing style;
- being capable of playing in a defensive or offensive manner without issues;
- and also, being able to play in serve and volley mode or in baseline rallies.
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Success inside the court
In 1968, Okker reached the semifinals of the French Open, where he lost to the eventual champion, Ken Rosewall. He also reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon and the US Open that year. In 1973, he reached the final of the US Open, where he lost to John Newcombe. Punters can watch 1xBet live streaming to enjoy the best tennis competitions too.
Okker had a successful career in doubles as well, winning a total of 78 doubles titles, including four Grand Slam doubles titles. He won the Australian Open doubles title in 1973 with John Newcombe, and the French Open doubles title in 1973 with Marty Riessen. He also won the US Open doubles title in 1976 with Marty Riessen and in 1978 with John McEnroe. When watching the live streamings on 1xBet, you can also enjoy the best tennis competitions.
Success inside the court
Okker was ranked among the top 10 players in the world for seven consecutive years, from 1968 to 1974. He was known for his sportsmanship and was well-respected by his fellow players. He was also a member of the Dutch Davis Cup team for many years, helping his country reach the semifinals of the competition in 1967 and 1973. If you want to wager on virtual sports visit 1xbet.ng/en/virtualsports – all virtual games betting are available in addition to tennis.
After retiring from professional tennis, Okker became a successful businessman and remained involved in the sport as a coach and commentator. In recognition of his achievements, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005. At 1xBet you can make all virtual games betting and also excellent wagers on tennis matches too.