Alexander Mronz

Alexander Mronz (born 7 April 1965) is a former tennis player from Germany, who turned professional in 1987.

Alexander Mronz
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceCologne, Germany
Born (1965-04-07) 7 April 1965 (age 55)
Cologne, Germany
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1987
Prize money$830,234
Career record61–105
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 73 (8 April 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1994)
French Open1R (1989, 1991)
Wimbledon4R (1995)
US Open2R (1992)
Career record49–81
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 74 (3 October 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994)
French Open2R (1989, 1990)
Wimbledon1R (1994, 1995)
US Open1R (1994)

Mronz played right-handed, and won one doubles title (1988, Schenectady) in his career. Mronz reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour on April 8, 1991, when he became the World No. 73.

Mronz is famous for being the opponent of Jeff Tarango in a third round match at 1995 Wimbledon, having already knocked out Sjeng Schalken and Kenneth Carlsen to get to that stage. Mronz was leading by a set and a break, when Tarango was defaulted after losing his temper with the umpire, Bruno Rebeuh, following a couple of code violations. Tarango walked off the court in anger. Tarango's wife, Benedict, later slapped Rebeuh across the face.[1] Mronz then lost to the World No. 1, Andre Agassi, in the fourth round.

Mronz also reached the third round of the 1994 Australian Open, losing from 2 sets up against former World No. 1 and three-time Australian Open champion Mats Wilander (who was currently in the process of coming back to the sport), 6–4, 7–5, 3–6, 4–6, 3–6.[2]

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (1 title, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Jul 1988 Schenectady, U.S. Hard   Greg Van Emburgh   Paul Annacone
  Patrick McEnroe
6–3, 6–7, 7–5
Loss 1. Oct 1988 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard   Patrick Baur   Roger Smith
  Paul Wekesa
3–6, 3–6
Loss 2. Jan 1990 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Michiel Schapers   Andrew Castle
  Nduka Odizor
6–7, 2–6
Loss 3. Sep 1991 Bordeaux Hard (i)   Patrik Kühnen   Arnaud Boetsch
  Guy Forget
2–6, 2–6
Loss 4. Oct 1993 Sydney, Australia Hard   Lars Rehmann   Patrick McEnroe
  Richey Reneberg
3–6, 5–7


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