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- Age: 33 (01.07.1980)
- Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
- Residence: Stuttgart, Germany
- Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
- Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
- Plays: Left-handed
- Turned Pro: 1999
- Coach: Louk Sorensen
- Website: http://michael-berrer.de
As of 09.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing tennis at age seven...Father, Manfred, is a real state manager and inventor for experimental kits; mother, Barbara, is a housewife; older sister Christine is a school teacher...Parents follow every match on Live Score...Lives together with fiancé, Nadine, a dentist, in his hometown Stuttgart…Studies psychology at University of Phoenix...Since age 15, practices at the Wuerttemberg Federation in Stuttgart...Considers favorite surface indoor hard courts and serve his best shot...Has an interest in IT...Elected to two-year term to ATP Player Council in June 2008.
2011 -- The German finished in Top 100 for 4th time in five years, highlighted by 2nd straight runner-up in Zagreb (l. to Dodig), his best ATP World Tour result…Also QF in Moscow, both indoors...Advanced to a Grand Slam-best 3R at Roland Garros (d. Raonic, Clement, l. to No. 4 Murray)…Lost in 1R in other three Grand Slam tournaments...Went 0-4 vs. Top 10 opponents and highest-ranked win came over No. 15 Almagro on grass in 1R of 's-Hertogenbosch…Had 11-15 mark on hard, 4-3 on clay and 2-4 on grass...
2010 -- The Stuttgart native finished a year-end best No. 58 and won a personal-best 20 matches after reaching a career-high No. 42 during season…Began with QF in Chennai (l. to Wawrinka) and clinched Challenger title at Heilbronn (d. Golubev) a week before reaching his first ATP World Tour final in Zagreb (l. to Cilic) in February…In Dubai, advanced to QF and posted his first Top 10 win over No. 6 Davydenko, who retired in 2nd RD (l. to Baghdatis)…Made Monte-Carlo* 3rd RD (l. to Nadal)…Did not win back-to-back matches until SF in Vienna (l. to Haider-Maurer) in October…Compiled marks of 18-20 on hard and 2-7 on clay…Earned a career-high $508,828...
2009 -- The German finished in Top 100 for second time in three years, highlighted by a 24-14 match record with three titles in Challenger play…Also went 5-8 in ATP World Tour level play…Qualified at Australian Open (d. Ball, l. to Stepanek) and following month, reached SF at Heilbronn, won title at Wroclaw (d. Kudryavtsev) without dropping a set and QF at Besancon Challengers…In March, qualified in Indian Wells* (l. to Nadal in 2nd RD)…Also qualified at US Open, Metz, Stockholm and Vienna…Closed season by winning Challenger titles in Bratislava Challenger (d. Hrbaty) and Salzburg Challenger (d. Nieminen) to return to Top 100 first time since August 2008, finishing at No. 74...
2008 -- Had back-to-back QF showings in Rotterdam and Zagreb in February and later in year on clay in Amersfoort and Bucharest…Won four Challenger titles — Telde (d. Andujar), Karlsruhe (d. Kamke), Milan (d. Hartfield) and Mons (d. Roger-Vasselin)...
2007 -- The German left-hander finished in Top 100 for first time in his career with a combination of successful ATP and Challenger results...Won a career-high 13 ATP level matches, reaching one ATP SF and two ATP QF while compiling a 30-11 Challenger record with one title...In January, captured Heilbronn Challenger title (d. Llodra) in his native country and in April, reached final at Chiasso Challenger (l. to Eschauer) in Switzerland...In next three tournaments, advanced to QF at Rome, SF at Karlsruhe and Furth Challengers...On grass in 's-Hertogenbosch, posted first Top 20 win of his career over No. 17 Canas en route to first ATP QF (l. to Benneteau)...At Wimbledon, defeated Montanes for first Grand Slam match win before losing to Tursunov in 2nd RD...On hard courts in Los Angeles, reached QF with wins over Delic and R. Mello before falling to countryman Kiefer...Followed with 2nd RD in Indianapolis, 3rd RD in Washington and 2nd RD at US Open...In October, advanced to first ATP SF in Moscow, defeating No. 17 Youzhny en route (l. to Mathieu)...Lost to Federer in three sets in 1st RD in Basel...Closed with SF at Bratislava Challenger (l. to Bolelli)...In doubles, reached final at Karlsruhe Challenger (w/Gil)...Compiled records of 9-7 on hard and 4-4 on grass...Earned a career-high $259,095...
2006 -- Put together a 21-12 record in Challengers, winning title in Helsinki (d. Zib), reaching final in Ettlingen (l. to Greul) and advancing to SF in Wolfsburg, Oberstaufen and Eckental...Went 4-11 in ATP level competition, winning a round in Chennai, New Haven, Beijing and Mumbai...
2005 -- Compiled a 33-19 mark in Challenger play, winning titles in Segovia (d. Wang) and Eckental (d. Darcis) while reaching final at Istanbul (l. to Wang)...Also a SF at Luebeck and QF at five other Challengers...Qualified in ATP tournaments in Valencia (l. to Verdasco) and Basel (d. Zib, l. to Gonzalez)....
2004 -- Played mostly on Challenger level, compiling a 19-16 record with SF at Wolfsburg, Tasmania and Zell...Also advanced to QF at Heilbronn, Oberstaufen, Graz and Istanbul Challengers...Qualified for first ATP tournament in Halle and lost to Carlsen in three sets in 1st RD...
2003 -- Advanced to QF at France Futures #17, SF at France Futures #18 and final at France Futures #19 in consecutive weeks in September-October...Reached first Challenger QF in Aachen...
On 5 February, in Zagreb 1R, retired due to fatigue in 3rd set against Devvarman...
On 12 July, retired with left elbow injury at 26 10 versus Bautista Agut in Stuttgart QFs; also forced to withdraw from doubles SFs (w/A. Beck)…Subsequently had an MRI for the injury and underwent surgery on 17 July…
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