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Andreas Beck (tennis)

Andreas Beck (German pronunciation: [ʔanˈdʁeːas ˈbɛk];[1][2] born 5 February 1986) is a retired German professional male tennis player. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 33 in November 2009. As a qualifier, Beck reached the quarterfinals of the 2009 Monte Carlo Masters.

Andreas Beck
Andreas Beck 2, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceRavensburg, Germany
Born (1986-02-05) 5 February 1986 (age 33)
Weingarten, Germany
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro2003
Retired2016
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$ 1,564,600
Singles
Career record41–65
Career titles0
5 Challengers, 9 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 33 (2 November 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2009, 2012)
French Open2R (2009, 2010)
Wimbledon2R (2010)
US Open2R (2008, 2009, 2010)
Doubles
Career record22–27
Career titles0
4 Challengers, 4 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 116 (30 January 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (2010)
US Open1R (2009)

Professional careerEdit

2008Edit

In June, Beck qualified for the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, beating No. 218 Paolo Lorenzi, No. 194 Brendan Evans, and No. 280 Jaroslav Pospíšil. In his first round match he played World No. 2 Rafael Nadal on Centre Court, losing in straight sets.

2009Edit

In the Monte-Carlo Masters, Beck entered as a qualifier and reached the quarterfinals, defeating sixth seed Gilles Simon and Juan Mónaco along the way. He was defeated by Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets, the Swiss having beaten countryman and World No. 2 Roger Federer in the previous round. As a result of his performance in this tournament, Beck's ranking climbed 29 places in the ATP rankings to No. 60, while he reached his career-high of World No. 33 later in the year.

Beck reached his first ATP final at the Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad. He was defeated by qualifier Thomaz Bellucci.

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
ATP World Tour Finals
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
ATP World Tour 500 Series
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 3 August 2009 Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Thomaz Bellucci 4–6, 6–7(2–7)

Doubles: 2 (0–2)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
ATP World Tour Finals
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
ATP World Tour 500 Series
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 13 July 2009 Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany Grass   Michael Lammer   Christopher Kas
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1 May 2011 BMW Open, München, Germany Clay   Christopher Kas   Horacio Zeballos
  Simone Bolelli
6–7(3–7), 4–6

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 2R A A 2R[a] A Q1 Q3 A 2–1
French Open Q1 2R 2R 1R A 1R 1R Q1 A 2–5
Wimbledon 1R 1R 2R 1R A A Q2 Q3 A 1–4
US Open 2R 2R 2R Q2 A Q1 1R Q1 A 3–4
Win–Loss 1–2 3–4 3–3 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 8–14
Career Statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1
Year-end Ranking 109 39 154 98 449 186 116 387 364

a 2012 Australian Open counts as 1 win, 0 loss. (Round 2 Roger Federer walkover after Beck withdrew because of lower back injury[3] does not count as a Beck loss, nor a Federer win.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dudenredaktion; Kleiner, Stefan; Knöbl, Ralf (2015) [First published 1962]. Das Aussprachewörterbuch [The Pronunciation Dictionary] (in German) (7th ed.). Berlin: Dudenverlag. pp. 187, 223. ISBN 978-3-411-04067-4.
  2. ^ Krech, Eva-Maria; Stock, Eberhard; Hirschfeld, Ursula; Anders, Lutz Christian (2009). Deutsches Aussprachewörterbuch [German Pronunciation Dictionary] (in German). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. pp. 314, 358. ISBN 978-3-11-018202-6.
  3. ^ Walton, Darren (January 18, 2012). "Open irony as Federer gets walkover". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved July 23, 2012.

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