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

Alexander Waske
Alexander Waske.jpg
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceFrankfurt, Germany = (1975-03-31) 31 March 1975 (age 44)
BornFrankfurt, Germany
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Turned pro2000
Retired2012
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 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 4 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 tennis 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 2007 Indian Wells, 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

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (3–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 2 May 2005 BMW Open, Munich, Germany Clay   Florian Mayer   Mario Ančić
  Julian Knowle
3–6, 6–1, 3–6
Winner 1. 16 April 2006 Houston, United States Clay   Michael Kohlmann   Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer
5–7, 6–4, [10–5]
Runner-up 2. 30 April 2006 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Michael Kohlmann   Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 1 May 2006 Munich, Germany Clay   Andrei Pavel   Alexander Peya
  Björn Phau
6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 29 January 2007 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet (i)   Michael Kohlmann   František Čermák
  Jaroslav Levinský
7–6(7–5), 4–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 3. 26 February 2007 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i)   Andrei Pavel   Martin Damm
  Leander Paes
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [8–10]
Winner 4. 23 April 2007 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Andrei Pavel   Rafael Nadal
  Bartolomé Salvá-Vidal
6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 4. 2 October 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i)   Michael Kohlmann   Oliver Marach
  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–7(4–7), 6–7(5–7)

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2002 2003 2006 2007 SR W–L
Grand Slams
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 1–3 1–4 0–2 0 / 11 3–11

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2002 2005 2006 2007 2009 2011 2012 SR W–L
Grand Slams
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

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit