Alexander Waske

Alexander Waske (born 31 March 1975) is a retired tennis player from Germany.

Alexander Waske
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Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceFrankfurt
Born (1975-03-31) 31 March 1975 (age 45)
Frankfurt, West Germany
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2000
Retired2012
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,339,987
Singles
Career record28–64
Career titles0
5 Challenger
Highest rankingNo. 89 (12 June 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2003, 2006, 2007)
French Open2R (2006)
Wimbledon2R (2002)
US Open1R (2002, 2006, 2007)
Doubles
Career record111–76
Career titles4
15 Challenger
Highest rankingNo. 16 (30 April 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2005)
French OpenSF (2006)
WimbledonQF (2005)
US Open3R (2006)

Waske was ranked as high as world No. 16 in doubles, winning four titles. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 89 in June 2006.[1] In 2010, Waske and his former Davis Cup companion Rainer Schüttler founded the Schüttler Waske Tennis-University, a tennis academy for professional players.

Waske twice beat players in the final qualifying rounds of tournaments who later got into the main draw as lucky losers and caused big historical upsets. In the 2002 Wimbledon final qualifying round at Roehampton, Waske beat George Bastl, before lucky loser Bastl later beat Pete Sampras in the second round of the 2002 Wimbledon tournament, in one of the greatest upsets in tennis history. In the final qualifying round for Indian Wells in 2007, Waske beat Guillermo Cañas, before lucky loser Cañas later beat Roger Federer in the second round of the 2007 Indian Wells tournament, ending Federer's 41–match unbeaten run.

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 8 (4–4)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (3–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. May 2005 Munich, Germany Clay   Florian Mayer   Mario Ančić
  Julian Knowle
3–6, 6–1, 3–6
Win 1. Apr 2006 Houston, United States Clay   Michael Kohlmann   Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer
5–7, 6–4, [10–5]
Loss 2. Apr 2006 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Michael Kohlmann   Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer
3–6, 4–6
Win 2. May 2006 Munich, Germany Clay   Andrei Pavel   Alexander Peya
  Björn Phau
6–4, 6–2
Win 3. Jan 2007 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet (i)   Michael Kohlmann   František Čermák
  Jaroslav Levinský
7–6(7–5), 4–6, [10–5]
Loss 3. Feb 2007 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i)   Andrei Pavel   Martin Damm
  Leander Paes
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [8–10]
Win 4. Apr 2007 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Andrei Pavel   Rafael Nadal
  Bartolomé Salvá-Vidal
6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Loss 4. Oct 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i)   Michael Kohlmann   Oliver Marach
  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–7(4–7), 6–7(5–7)

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2002 2003 2006 2007 SR W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3
French Open 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2
Wimbledon 2R 1R 1R 0 / 3 1–3
US Open 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3
Win–Loss 1–2 0–3 1–4 0–2 0 / 11 2–11

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2002 2005 2006 2007 2009 2011 2012 SR W–L
Australian Open SF 1R 3R 0 / 3 6–3
French Open 3R SF 3R 3R 2R 1R 0 / 6 11–6
Wimbledon 2R QF 1R 1R 0 / 4 4–4
US Open 1R 3R 2R 2R 0 / 4 4–4
Win–Loss 1–1 9–4 6–4 5–3 2–1 2–3 0–1 0 / 17 25–17

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Tournament Surface Rd Score
2002
1.   Carlos Moyá 10 Japan Open, Japan Hard 2R 6–4, 7–5
2005
2.   Rafael Nadal 3 Halle Open, Germany Grass 1R 4–6, 7–5, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alexander Waske: South African Airways ATP Rankings History". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 13 May 2010.

External linksEdit