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Axel Pretzsch (born 16 June 1976) is a former professional tennis player from Germany.

Axel Pretzsch
Country (sports)Germany Germany
Born (1976-06-16) 16 June 1976 (age 43)
Hamburg, West Germany
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Turned pro1996
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$336,815
Career record11–25
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 99 (14 January 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2000)
French Open1R (1999)
US Open2R (1999)
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 318 (7 April 2003)



Pretzsch, who was Germany's junior champion in 1990 and 1994, played in the main draw of four Grand Slams during his career. He twice made it into the second round, the first time at the 1999 US Open, where he beat Cyril Saulnier, before losing to eventual champion Andre Agassi. The German also reached the second round in the 2000 Australian Open, beating Alex O'Brien.[1]

His best result on the ATP Tour came at the 1999 President's Cup in Tashkent, where he had to best win of his career, defeating world number 60 Sargis Sargsian en route to the quarter-finals.[2]

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (6)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1999 Wolfsburg, Germany Carpet   Diego Nargiso W/O
2. 1999 Lübeck, Germany Carpet   Michael Kohlmann 7–6(7–2), 6–4
3. 2001 Wroclaw, Poland Hard   Antony Dupuis 7–5, 7–6(7–1)
4. 2001 Magdeburg, Germany Carpet   Clemens Trimmel 6–4, 6–4
5. 2001 Granby, Canada Hard   Jeff Morrison 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4
6. 2003 Wolfsburg, Germany Carpet   Arvind Parmar 6–7(1–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–4

Doubles: (1)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 2003 Wolfsburg, Germany Carpet   Karsten Braasch   Alexander Peya
  Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi
6–4, 6–2