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#tbt we are now less than 3 weeks from the official beginning of the US Open. Johan Kriek reached the semi-finals of the US Open in 1980 losing to Bjoern Borg in 5 sets after leading Bjorn 2 sets to 0. Bjorn and Johan went on to competing together on the senior tour for 9 years after they were finished with the regular professional tour. They remained great friends until today. #JohanKriek #BjornBorg #USOpen #tennislegends #friends #tennis #usopencountdown #throwbackthursday

   For today's Throwback Thursday we chose a picture of 4 former tennis greats as a celebration of having nearly 4,000 Facebook Page followers. Thank you and welcome to all new followers! #JohanKriek #JimmyConnors #BjörnBorg #JohnMcEnroe #tennislegends #tennis #JohanKriekTennisAcademy #JKTA #elitetennisacademy #trainingwithrealchampions #tbt

   #tbt Inspired by Shiho Akita's continuing strong run at the 100K ITF in Tokyo, here are funny player profiles including Johan Kriek's profile from the Suntory Cup that was played in Tokyo back in the 80's. #SuntoryCup #JohanKriek #MartinaNavratilona #StefanEdberg #BjörnBorg #GabrielaSabatini #tennis #tennislegends #Tokyo #Japan

#tbt Picture of Johan Kriek from the 1984 US Open. As the caption under the picture describes, Johan has reached twice the quarterfinals as well as a semi-final of the US Open. Johan reached the US Open semi-final in 1980 after beating Poland's top player, Wojtek Fibak, to face Bjorn Borg in the semis. Johan won the first two sets against Bjorn before losing in 5 sets. Last year the two friends, Johan & Bjorn, reunited on Sir. Richard Branson's private Island at the Necker [...]

#tbt It's time for the US hard court season to begin. Here is a trip down memory lane to one of the most star-studded pre-US Open events, the Huggy Bears. The event was played in the Hamptons for over 25 years. Nearly all of tennis biggest names as well as other celebrities took part in the event over the years. Johan Kriek was a regular guest of the Huggy Bears. #HuggyBears #JohanKriek #BjornBorg #BorisBecker #BorisKodjoe #MartinaNavratilova #NenadZimonjic #MansourBahrami #JustinGimelstob #RicheyReneberg #PietAldrich #DanielNestor #DanieVisser #JeffCortzee #JaredPalmer [...]

2014 Necker Cup was once again a huge success. Thank you to Sir Richard Branson and his family for their incredible hospitality as always. Thank you to all Necker Cup organizers, Necker staff, players, entertainers and their families for making this year's Necker Cup yet again a magnificent experience. Enjoy the sneak peek into this year's Necker Cup with a picture of Johan Kriek, the Necker Cup MC, sitting next to Sir Richard Branson, players' group picture, the Necker group selfie as well as a [...]

#flashbackfriday Johan Kriek and Bjorn Borg's friendship goes way back. The two tennis greats met for the first time when they were just teenagers. A lot of people remember their epic 1980 US Open semi-final, which Johan led 2 sets to 0 before losing to Bjorn in 5 sets. This week Johan and Bjorn are reunited at the 2014 Necker Cup. Pictures on the bottom are from this weeks Necker Cup. Picture on bottom left: Bjorn & Patricia Borg with Johan & Daga Kriek taken [...]

The 2014 Necker Cup has officially begun with last night's party on Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island. The guest list included Sir Richard Branson and his family, as well a number of tennis greats and their families featuring the following players: Johan Kriek and his longtime friend Bjorn Borg, Brad Gilbert, Kim Clijsters, Mike Bryan, Eugenie Bouchard, Vasek Pospisil, Michael Russell, Dominic Inglot, Jamie Murray, Marion Bartoli and others. The event is known for raising money for various charities and whether you are here on [...]

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