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- Age: 40 (26.04.1974)
- Birthplace: Hollenstein, Austria
- Residence: Hollenstein, Austria
- Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
- Weight: 167 lbs (76 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1998
- Coach: Roland Berger
As of 25.08.2014
Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing tennis at age 10 by hitting against a wall with plastic racket and soft balls...Father, Willibald, is retired and used to work for a train company; mother, Marianne; has one older brother, Erwin and one older sister Ingeborg...Enjoys alpine skiing, cars and motorbikes and says if he wasn't a tennis player he would be a skier (admires Austrian skiing stars)...Often skis in states of Lower Austria and Salzburger Land in Austria when back home…Interested in clothing and fashion...Followed Andre Agassi while growing up...Considers clay his favorite surface and forehand favorite shot…Fitness trainer is Manfred Kogler and coached by Roland Berger (since 2000).
1996 -- Advanced to his first Challenger QF in Seoul...
1997 -- Reached QF at Santa Cruz Challenger...Qualified for first ATP tournament in Kitzbuhel (l. to Sinner)...
1998 -- Best results came in Futures events with three SF and two QF...
1999 -- Advanced to QF or better in six Futures events...Reached first Challenger final at Budapest-2 (l. to Huet) and SF at Freudenstadt...Took a WC into Kitzbuhel and lost in 1st RD to Dosedel...
2000 -- Qualified into his first Grand Slam at Roland Garros (d. Saulnier, l. to Krajicek) and lost in 1st RD to A. Martin at Wimbledon...Captured first Challenger title at Tangier (d. Thomann) and QF in five other Challengers...
2001 -- Reached final at Budaors Challenger (l. to Chela) and SF at Barcelona Challenger..
2002 -- Winner at Seoul Challenger (d. Kunitsyn) and back-to-back finalist at Sofia (l. to Behrend) and Banja Luka (postponed due to weather) Challengers...
2003 -- Compiled a 19-18 record in Challengers, capturing title at Braunschweig (d. Andreev) and reaching final at San Remo (l. to Behrend)...Best ATP result was 3rd RD in Kitzbuhel (d. Waske, Corretja, l. to Gaudio)...
2004 -- Put together best results in Challengers, reaching final at Banja Luka (l. to Schukin) and reached three other QF...
2005 -- Captured Geneva Challenger title (d. Patriarca) and advanced to SF at Canberra Challenger...
2006 -- Finished in Top 150 for second time (at No. 144) with success in Challenger level play, compiling a 31-16 record...Won two Futures (Italy #5 & #6) and two Challengers (Chiasso, Kranj) while reaching two other finals (Bergamo, Rimini)...
2007 --The Austrian No. 3 (behind No. 47 Koubek, No. 60 Melzer) finished in Top 100 for first time and compiled his best pro season by reaching his first ATP final and compiling a 30-7 record in Challengers with four titles...In first three months of season, played on Challenger level, winning titles in Wroclaw, Poland (d. Zib) in February and back-to-back in Monza, Italy (d. Hajek) and Chiasso, Switzerland (d. Berrer) on clay in April...Two months later in Lugano, won another title (d. Vanek)...In Grand Slam play, reached 2nd RD at Roland Garros (l. to No. 4 Davydenko) and Wimbledon (l. to No. 2 Nadal)...In July, advanced to his first ATP final in Amersfoort, defeating Spaniards Almagro in 1st RD and No. 20 Moya in QF before losing to Belgian qualifier Steve Darcis...Did not win another ATP match rest of season, losing in nine straight matches...Compiled marks of 6-7 on clay, 0-4 on hard and 1-1 on grass...Earned a career-high $238,580.
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