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Andres Võsand (born 10 March 1966 in Rakvere)[1] is a former professional tennis player from Estonia.[2] He represented the Soviet Union for most of his career, but was based in West Germany, then in 1995 took up German citizenship.[3][note 1]

Andres Võsand
Country (sports)Soviet Union Soviet Union
Estonia Estonia
ResidenceKornwestheim,
Germany
Born (1966-03-10) 10 March 1966 (age 53)
Rakvere, Estonia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$188,934
Singles
Career record9-29
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 81 (20 Mar 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1988, 1990)
French Open3R (1988)
Wimbledon1R (1989)
Doubles
Career record1-3
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 292 (6 Jul 1992)

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CareerEdit

Võsand won the mixed doubles title at the 1987 USSR tennis championship and was also a singles semi-finalist.[4]

The Estonian appeared in the main draw of five Grand Slam tournaments during his career.[4] He twice made it past the first round, both times in the French Open.[4] In 1988 he beat both Menno Oosting and Jorge Lozano en route to a third round exit, at the hands of Andre Agassi. He was the only qualifier in the draw to make the final 32 and had gone into the tournament ranked 256th in the world.[5] At the French Open the following year he reached the second round, defeating Alexander Mronz.[4] He also competed in the mixed doubles at the 1988 French Open, with Natalia Egorova, but the pair didn't register a win.[4]

On the Grand Prix/ATP circuit, Võsand reached just one quarter-final, which was at Saint-Vincent in 1989.[4] He had his career best win at the 1991 Florence Open, over world number 40 Mark Koevermans.[4]

In 1993, with Estonia no longer under Soviet control, Võsand began representing his country in Davis Cup competition. He played in a total of six ties and won nine of his 13 rubbers, with a 5-3 record in singles and 4-1 record in doubles.[6]

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (2)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1988   Tampere, Finland Clay   Christer Allgårdh 6-1, 6-1
2. 1989   Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Mark Koevermans 3-6, 7-6, 6-0

Doubles: (1)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1991   Warsaw, Poland Clay   Girts Dzelde   Martin Damm
  David Rikl
6-4, 2-6, 6-3

NotesEdit

  1. ^ All draw sheets on the ATF website give his nationality as German or West German, but he didn't become a German citizen until after he retired from the ATP Tour

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Võsand, Andres". ESBL. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  2. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  3. ^ Tennisclub Weissenhof Stuttgart Archived July 5, 2015, at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g ATP World Tour Profile
  5. ^ USA Today,"Evert has plenty of company", 26 May 1988
  6. ^ Davis Cup Profile