When Henri Laaksonen first broke onto the scene, he was immediately able to make an impression. Already, he’s achieved as high as 93rd on the ATP World Rankings, with his qualities on the court including a very impressive play style – yet also being a fiery, tempestuous performer who holds nothing back – even when it might put him in trouble, such as his controversial 2013 Davis Cup experience.
Controversy aside, the Swiss-Finnish tennis player has become a very impressive member of the ATP circuit. So far, he has won three of his four ATP Challenger Tour Finals, with wins coming in November 2015 and in Septermber/November 2016, defeating the likes of Ruben Bemelmans and Jason Jung along the way.
His best performance at a Grand Slam tournament arrived in early 2019, when he reached the Second Round of the Australian Open. His best previous to this was in 2017, when he reached the First Round of both Wimbledon and the US Open.
Though major trophy wins are yet to come, there is ample time for Laaksonen to make good on his incredible power and potential. If he can manage his controversial temper better, there’s no reason he can’t go even further in the sport.