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- Age: 29 (24.03.1984)
- Birthplace: Bayreuth, Germany
- Residence: Pulheim, Germany
- Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
- Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2001
- Coach: Stefan Eriksson
- Website: http://www.philipp-petzschner.de
As of 09.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing at age four or five with his father who had his own tennis school and one day handed him a racquet (at 12 or 13 he practiced more and turned pro at 18...Nicknamed "Petzsche"...Comes from Bavarian city of Bayreuth, same as countryman Florian Mayer...Captured German national championship in 2004 (d. Behrend in final)...Idols growing up were Goran Ivanisevic "because I enjoyed his craziness and you never knew what was going to happen on court" and Stefan Edberg "because of the way he played; he was so smooth and great to watch"...Considers hard courts his best surface, especially indoors, and best shots are his serve and forehand from baseline...Enjoys playing golf and has a 14 handicap along with playing soccer...Sidelined for two and-half months with a shoulder injury from April-June in 2007...Practices at the TennisBase Oberhaching in Munich...Wife, Dewi (married Dec. 11, 2009); son, Aziz, and daughter, Natami Aminah (born 6 January 2013).
2012 -- The German finished out of Top 100 for 1st time since 2007 and best result was finalist as a qualifier on grass in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (l. to No. 6 Ferrer)...In Grand Slam play, reached 2R at Australian Open (d. Rosol, l. to Raonic), Wimbledon (d. Kavcic, l. to F. Mayer) and US Open (d. Mahut, l. to Almagro in 5 sets). Also competed at London Olympics (d. Lacko, l. to Tipsarevic)...Compiled records of 5-10 on hard, 5-4 on grass and 0-3 on clay. Went 0-2 vs. Top 10 opponents and highest-ranked win came over No. 29 Benneteau in Memphis...
2011 -- The German compiled consistent singles and doubles results throughout season, reaching his second career ATP World Tour final on home soil in Halle (l. to countryman Kohlschreiber)…Also qualified for second straight year at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London (w/Melzer), winning 3 doubles titles, including US Open...Other singles highlights were SF in Munich (l. to F Mayer) and QF in Dubai (l. to Berdych)...Went 2-2 vs. Top 10 opponents (d. No. 10 Melzer, Miami, No. 7 Berdych, Halle) and won a personal-high 24 matches, compiling marks of 14-16 on hard, 6-4 on clay and 4-2 on grass...
2010 -- The German finished a year-end best No. 57 in singles and No. 20 in doubles…Reached four singles SFs on three different surfaces, in Zagreb and Memphis (hard), Munich (clay) and Halle (grass)…Reached 3rd RD at Wimbledon for second straight year and at ATP Masters 1000 events in Miami* and Monte Carlo*…In doubles, won Zagreb and first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon (w/Melzer)…Suffered right ankle injury on Sept. 12 in Austrian league match and came back two months later for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London where they went 1-2 in round robin play…Went 22-16 in doubles, playing 13 events w/Melzer…Finished No. 10 in ATP Team Rankings and earned a career-high $702,058.
2009 -- The German finished in Top 100 for second straight year and won a personal-best 15 matches…Missed two months with a left wrist stress fracture before returning in late April to reach SF at Tenerife Challenger in Spain…His best result was QF in Metz in September (l. to Gasquet)…Also reached 3rd RD at Wimbledon (l. to Hewitt), Washington (l. to Berdych), Montreal* (d. No. 16 Robredo, l. to Nadal)…Went 1-4 vs. Top 10 opponents with lone win over No. 8 Verdasco in Halle…Compiled marks of 9-16 on hard, 4-4 on grass and 2-5 on clay while putting together a 16-8 tie-break record.
2008 -- The German compiled a career-best season by winning his maiden ATP title and finishing in Top 100 for first time...One of two Germans (Kohlschreiber) to win an ATP title during year...Breakthrough came in October when he qualified in Vienna and posted his first Top 10 win over Wawrinka in opening round and continued with victories over Hernych, Moya, Lopez and Monfils...Became third qualifier to win an ATP title during season and afterwards climbed from No. 125 to No. 72, his first Top 100 appearance...Two weeks prior, reached QF in Bangkok (l. to Monfils)...Earlier in season, reached Challenger finals in Heilbronn (ret. vs. Golubev) and Belgrade (l. to Karanusic)...Made his Wimbledon debut as a qualifier and reached 2nd RD (d. Lee, l. to Ancic)...In doubles, reached first ATP final in Vienna (w/Peya) and advanced to QF at Wimbledon (w/Peya) and US Open (w/Kas)... Finished a year-end best No. 41 in doubles and earned a career-high $470,036.
2007 -- Finished in Top 200 for first time at No. 184...Reached final at Oberstaufen Challenger (l. to Trujillo-Soler) in July and captured first Challenger title in Rennes (d. Muller) in October...Qualified for first Grand Slam tournament at US Open and rallied from two sets down beat No. 50 Benjamin Becker before falling to countryman and No. 10 Tommy Haas in four sets in 2nd RD...Made Davis Cup debut in SF vs. Russia and lost to No. 17 Youzhny in four sets in fourth rubber...In doubles, won four-set match over Tursunov-Youzhny (w/Waske)...Also won four of six Challenger finals during year.
2006 -- Reached three Futures finals, winning title at Dubai #1, and reaching final at Germany #5 and Dubai #2; Advanced to first Challenger final at Eckental (l. to Gulbis) to close out season; In doubles, won three of five Challenger finals...
2005 -- Opened season by reaching three straight SF in German Futures events and then advanced to SF at Heilbronn Challenger; Fell in his first ATP Masters Series match in Hamburg to Rusedski in three sets; In doubles, won four Challenger titles and reached five other finals...
2004 -- Reached final at Portugal #1 Futures (l. to Garcia-Lopez) and SF at Dubai #1 Futures; Qualified for lone ATP tournament in 's-Hertogenbosch (d. A. Popp, l. to Sluiter)...Also QF at Eckental Challenger...In doubles, won three Futures and two German Challenger titles (w/Kas)...
2003 -- Followed up success of Futures win at end of '02 by reaching SF at German Futures #1 event to start year; Received wild card into Stuttgart and lost in 1st RD to Nadal...Qualified and reached first ATP QF in Metz with wins over Dupuis and Ascione (ret. vs. Clement)...In doubles, reached two Challenger finals...
2002 -- Reached QF in two Futures events, SF in another and closed season with title at Czech Republic #10 Futures (d. Scherrer)...In doubles, reached final at Eckental Challenger (w/Stadler)...
2001 -- Reached Futures event final in Switzerland (l. to Bohli);
On 28 May, in tandem with Becker, retired with right shoulder pain at 26 12 versus Cermak-Mertinak in Roland Garros 1R…On 13 June, withdrew from Halle singles and doubles (w/Melzer) due to right shoulder injury...On 27 August, retired due to right shoulder injury at 25 in third set versus Sock in US Open 1R…
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