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Gilbert Schaller

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  • Pronounced: SHA-ler
  • Age: 45 (17.03.1969)
  • Birthplace: Bruck, Stiria, Austria
  • Residence: Graz, Austria
  • Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1987
  • Coach: Peter Platzer
Inactive
Austria

Austria

As of 24.11.2014
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Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

17

16.10.1995

115-132 1 $1,317,163

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

245

21.03.1994

3-13 0 $1,317,163

Singles & Doubles combined

1997 HIGHLIGHTS
Prize money: $140,245
Matches won-lost: Tour: 14-18 (singles), 0-0 (doubles) Challenger: 12-10 (singles), 2-2 (doubles)
Singles Semifinalist: Casablanca. Quarterfinalist: Estoril, Atlanta.

1997 IN REVIEW


Played well during first four months of the year, compiling a 13-8 record, reaching QF in the Singapore Challenger, defeating Corretja en route to 3rd RD at the Australian Open (l. to Rios), reaching final at the Salinas Challenger (l. to Gross) and SF in Casablanca (l. to Arazi)...In April, posted victories over No. 5 Ivanisevic and Hirszon to help lead Austria over Croatia in Davis Cup play...The next week, defeated No. 4 Kafelnikov in 1st RD en route to QF in Estoril...Closed out April with a QF effort in Atlanta...Struggled after reaching the SF at the Venice Challenger in June, losing eight consecutive matches until reaching a QF at the Cairo Challenger in October...11 of 14 victories came on claycourts.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


Played all but two tournaments on the Challenger and Satellite levels from 1986-91, playing in '86 and 89 at Kitzbuehel...1992 - Broke into Top 100 with Challenger titles in Belo Horizonte, Lins and Casablanca...1993 - Singles SF in Casablanca...Won Liege, Prague and Curitiba Challengers, finalist in Venice...Doubles finalist at Venice (w/O. Fernandez) and Curitiba (w/Montana) Challengers...1994 - Reached SF at three Tour events...Won the Braunschweig Challenger (d. J. Sanchez) and Porto Challenger (d. Filippini)...1995 - Won first career ATP Tour title and finished in the Top 20...In Casablanca, defeated A. Costa in the final...Beat Stich en route to QF in Monte Carlo (l. to Ivanisevic)...At the French Open, rallied from 1-2 sets deficit to beat No. 2 Sampras in five-set 1st RD match...Reached final in Bucharest (l. to Muster) and Valencia (l. Schalken)...1996 - Reached final in Casablanca (l. to Carbonell)...Reached QF of Mercedes Super 9 in Hamburg, defeating Becker in his only Top 10 match of the year before losing to Carretero...Has one of the best return of serves in the game, finishing No. 4 on Tour in points won returning first serves (34 percent) and No. 9 in return games won (32 percent)...Surpassed $1 million in career prize money.

CAREER TITLES: 1995 - Casablanca. FINALIST (3): 1995 - Bucharest, Valencia; 1996 - Casablanca.

GRAND SLAM RECORD
CAREER979695949392
AUS. OPEN2-4 3RD1ST1ST-- 1ST--
FRENCH OPEN3-6 1ST2ND2ND1ST1ST2ND
WIMBLEDON 0-1 ------ -- 1ST--
US OPEN 0-4 1ST1ST1ST1ST-- --

PERSONAL


Began playing tennis at age 7...Mother, Hannelore; father, Helmut...Ranked as the No. 8 junior in the world in 1986, winning the Banana Bowl and four junior tournaments in South America...Member of the Sunshine, Borotra and Valerio Cup teams and played in the Orange Bowl...Has a 3-6 career Davis Cup record in seven ties...Enjoys reading Stephen King, watching science fiction and comedy movies...Wife, Christine (married Feb. 14, 1995)...Coached by Austrian Peter Platzer (since July 1996).


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