2005 IN REVIEW
The German veteran finished a year-end best No. 79 and reached his first career ATP semifinal... Opened year playing mainly Challengers... In late January, won title in Santiago (d. Garcia)... Played first ATP event of the year in Milan and reached QF with wins over Andreev and Pavel before falling to Mirnyi... In March, reached final of Ho Chi Minh City Challenger (l. to Wang)... In the next month, won title at Olbia Challenger (d. Di Mauro) and reached SF in Tunis (l. to Santoro)... Reached 2nd RD at Roland Garros (d. C. Rochus, l. to Gonzalez)... Reached SF at Furth Challenger (l. to Kohlschreiber)... Played at Wimbledon (l. to Coria) and US Open (l. to Bjorkman)... Played consecutive ATP clay court events in July, reaching 2nd RD in Kitzbuehel... Reached first career ATP SF in last September in Palermo... Posted wins over Bracciali, Verdasco and Ferrero before falling to Volandri... Saved three match points as Ferrero served at 5-3 in second set of their QF... Ended year with 26-14 record in Challengers... Was 5-7 on clay, 2-1 on carpet and a combined 0-6 on hard and grass in ATP events... In doubles, reached back-to-back Challenger finals in January (w/Daniel)... Won title at Tunis Challenger (w/Lindstedt).
1994 - Finished fourth at Portugal #3 Satellite (21 points)...1995 - Played in four Satellites and his best finish was sixth place at Netherlands circuit (15 points)...1996 - Placed fifth at Germany #2 Satellite (27 points)...1997 - Finished runner-up at Portugal #4 Satellite (44 points) and fifth at Germany #2 Satellite (22 points)...In first ATP event in Bucharest, defeated Pavel in 1st RD before losing to Clavet...1998 - Won Germany #13 Futures title and captured first Challenger title in Budva (d. F. Jonsson) followed by a runner-up in Skopje (l. to Mas)...Also QF in Puerta Vallarta and San Luis Potosi Challengers...Compiled a 20-12 record in Challengers...1999 - Played almost entirely on Challenger circuit, compiling a 33-21 record, with all but eight matches coming on clay...His best run came in late May when he advanced to SF or better in six of seven Challenger tournaments (19-7)...Advanced to SF in Sofia and Furth, reached third career final in Eisenach and reached consecutive SF in Ulm, Ostend and Contrexeville...In lone ATP outing in Bournemouth, defeated Ruud for first tour victory in two years...In doubles, won first Challenger title in Sofia (w/Braash)...2000 - Made his Grand Slam debut at Australian Open and defeated Meligeni in five sets before losing in next round to countryman Kiefer...Advanced to his first ATP QF in Amsterdam (l. to Davydenko) and reached Challenger final in Sao Paulo-2 (l. to Coria)...In doubles, reached four Challenger finals -- Magdeburg (w/Kohlmann), Ulm, Oberstaufen (w/Braasch) and Sao Paulo-2 (w/Puentes)...2001 - His best ATP results were QF in Munich and Bucharest (l. to El Aynaoui both times) and SF at Edinburgh, Eisenach, Brasilia-2 and Caracas Challengers...In doubles, reached three finals -- Barletta (w/Youzhny), Eisenach (w/Stauder) and Caracas (w/Melo)...2002 - Compiled a 24-10 match record in Challengers, winning title in Sofia (d. Eschauer) and reaching final in Banja Luka (weather)...Also advanced to SF in Weiden and Scheveningen...In doubles, won his second career Challenger title in Cairo (w/Braasch)…2003 - Compiled his best season, which included reaching Top 100 for first time and a personal best 12 match wins on ATP circuit…Reached a career-high No. 79 in August…Compiled 12-15 record on ATP circuit and 22-11 mark in Challengers including two titles…Reached QF three times during season, including first week of year in Chennai…Defeated Pavel and Portas before losing to Chela in Chennai…Returned to QF in next ATP event, defeating Ancic and Vanek in Copenhagen (l. to O. Rochus)…Won three matches in Stuttgart to reach QF, defeating Boutter, Moya and Mirnyi en route to defeat by Gonzalez…Enjoyed successful March and April on Challenger circuit, reaching QF in Tasmania and Cagliari, along with SF in Barletta before winning title in San Remo (d. Eschauer)…Also won Challenger title in June at Weiden (d. Phau)…Defeated Rios in World Team Championship play in Dusseldorf…Had a 5-4 record on hard courts, 6-9 on clay, 1-1 on carpet and earned a career-high $181,797…2004 – Recorded second career win vs. Top 10 in Costa do Sauipe by defeating Moya…Then defeated Ramirez Hidalgo to reach QF (l. to Acasuso)…Defeated Montanes and Portas to reach Amersfoort QF (l. to Massu)…Challenger winner in Kish Island (d. Moncourt)…Finalist at Challengers in Barletta (l. to Almagro) and Dubrovnik (l. to Massa)…Compiled a 28-19 Challenger record…In only ATP doubles event, reached final at Costa do Sauipe w/ Friedl (l. to Fyrstenberg-Matkowski)…Won six Challenger doubles titles with a 28-8 record.
Full name is Tomas Ugo Behrend... Born and raised in Brazil where he began playing tennis at age five... Father, Claudio, was an outstanding volleyball player, and he now owns a graphics and printer company in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil, with his wife, Miriam... Has dual citizenship since his grandparents are German... In April 1992 he moved to Germany to play tournaments so he decided to sign up as German... Participated in several sports (soccer, handball, volleyball, swimming) as a youngster... A big soccer fan and favorite teams are Gremio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and Borussia Dortmund, Germany... Favorite surface is clay and considers his forehand as best shot... Wife, Kerstin (married Aug. 16, 2004)... Coached by countryman Marko Seidensticker (since April 1994).\x0d