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- Age: 33 (13.06.1980)
- Birthplace: Trostberg, Germany
- Residence: Schwelm, Germany
- Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
- Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2001
- Coach: Jan de Witt
As of 21.04.2014
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Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Started playing tennis aged five with his father…Played right-handed, with two-handed backhand…Speaks German and English…Father, Karlheinz, is a sports reporter; mother, Elisabeth, is a bank employee…Married Maria on 20 April 2007; daughter Kimi Sophia (born 24 May 2007)and son Rafael Justus (born 28 February 2011)…Favourite surface is grass…Favourite shot is serve…Favourite tournaments are Halle and Munich…Goal in tennis "to win every German tournament"… Best memory is "my first tour match in Marseille in 2006 with Petzschner, a doubles match against Federer or Nadal and also my first ATP World title with Kohlschreiber in Stuttgart"…Idols growing up were three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker and NFL star Wayne Gretsky…Hobbies include skiing, football and ice hockey…If he was a tennis player, he'd be a sports reporter…Supports FC Bayern Munich and Chicago Blackhawks…Managed by NGM…Trains at Breakpoint in Halle with Troicki and Chiudinelli.
2006 -- Runner-up at Amersfoort (w/Arnold Ker) and Bastad (w/Marach)...
2007 -- Runner-up (w/Behrend) at Vienna and Kitzbuhel...
2008 -- Won Stuttgart title (w/Kohlschreiber)...Beat Berrer-Zverev 63 64 in final...Runner-up at Basel (w/Kohlschreiber) and Zagreb (w/Wassen)...
2009 -- Won Halle title (w/Kohlschreiber)...Beat A. Beck-Chiudinelii 63 64 in final...Runner-up at Zagreb (w/Wassen)...
2010 -- The German reached three ATP World Tour doubles SFs in the first five months of the season, partnering Dick Norman in Doha and Dubai and Petzschner in Munich…Teamed with Petzschner again in July to reach his 10th ATP World Tour final in Stuttgart (l. to Berlocq-Schwank)…
2011 - With Peya, the duo reached three ATP World Tour doubles finals at Delray Beach (l. to Lipsky-Ram), Munich (l. to Bolelli-Zeballos) Gstaad (l. to Cermak-Polasek) and Winston-Salem (l. to Erlich-Ram)...They also reached the Wimbledon SFs (l. to Lindstedt-Tecau)...
2013 -- Partnered German compatriot Kohlschreiber to Doha doubles title (d. Knowle-Polasek)…It was their third team title (also 2008 Stuttgart and 2009 Halle)…Contested 18th ATP World Tour final (4-14) at Casablanca (w/Brown), but lost to Knowle-Polasek…On 4 June in Roland Garros 3R, partner Marach retired with right shoulder injury during second game versus Bryans…On 3 August, as a first-time pairing with Emmrich, beat Cermak-Dlouhy for Kitzbuhel title…Now 5-14 in ATP World Tour finals…With Marach, reached Bangkok SFs (l. to Bednarek-Brunstrom)…
With Kohlschreiber fell in Doha SFs (l. to Berdych-Hajek)…