Meet the Olympians: Robert Lindstedt
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Robert Lindstedt ('98), who is currently 10th in the world in doubles ranking, is making his first Olympic appearance this year competing in men’s doubles and mixed doubles for his home country of Sweden.
He has reached the Wimbledon finals in men’s doubles for three consecutive years with his Romanian partner Horia Tecău and recently won the ATP World Tour 250 Series in Båstad, Sweden with Tecău.
In his only season at Pepperdine after transferring from Fresno State, Lindstedt and partner Kelly Gullett reached the championship match of the 1998 NCAA men's doubles tournament. He was named an ITA All-American for the Waves in 1998.
Lindstedt went professional upon graduation in 1998 and made waves in the international tennis circuit throughout the 2000’s. He won two double titles in 2007, the first with partner Jarkko Nieminen in Mumbai and the second with Jordan Kerr in Tokyo. In 2008, he was a semi-finalist at the ATP Master Series with partners Kerr, Richard Gasquet, and Jurgen Melzer. The same year, his team won the ARAG World Team Cup in Düsseldorf.
Follow Lindstedt’s Olympic progress from his first match Saturday, July 28, and second match Sunday, July 29.