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Björn Phau (born 4 October 1979) is a retired German tennis player. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 59 in June 2006. Career highlights include reaching five ATP tour semifinals (Tokyo in 2005, Casablanca in 2006, Beijing in 2008, Houston in 2009 and Zagreb in 2014) and finishing runner-up in doubles at Munich in 2006 (partnering Alexander Peya).

Björn Phau
Bjorn Phau at the 2011 Australian Open1.jpg
Björn Phau at the 2011 Australian Open
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceWeilerswist, Germany
Born (1979-10-04) 4 October 1979 (age 39)
Darmstadt, West Germany
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2014
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$1,983,070
Singles
Career record79–136
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 59 (19 June 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2005, 2006)
French Open1R (2000, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012)
Wimbledon2R (2012)
US Open2R (2001, 2005, 2006, 2012)
Doubles
Career record23–32
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 55 (23 April 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2011)
French OpenQF (2006)
Wimbledon2R (2006)
US Open2R (2006)
Last updated on: 28 August 2015.

Phau defeated Andre Agassi 7–5, 7–5 at the 2006 Dubai Tennis Championships. In an interview, Agassi cited Phau as one of the quickest tennis players he has ever faced.[1] His main strengths are his movement, foot speed and fitness. He is sponsored by Nike and Wilson.

Personal lifeEdit

Phau was born in Darmstadt. He is the son of a German mother and an Indonesian father.

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP International Series Gold (0–0)
ATP Tour (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1 May 2006 Munich, Germany Clay   Alexander Peya   Andrei Pavel
  Alexander Waske
4–6, 2–6

Challenger & Futures singles titlesEdit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (7)
ITF Futures (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 2 August 1999 Decatur, US Hard   Tom Chicoine 6–0, 6–3
2. 13 August 2001 Bronx, US Hard   Andy Ram 6–2, 6–4
3. 31 October 2005 Busan, South Korea Hard   Simon Greul 6–1, 6–2
4. 16 May 2010 Biella, Italy Clay   Simone Bolelli 6–4, 6–2
5. 30 May 2010 Alessandria, Italy Clay   Carlos Berlocq 7–6(8–6), 2–6, 6–2
6. 26 June 2011 Marburg, Germany Hard   Jan Hájek 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
7. 29 January 2012 Heilbronn, Germany Hard   Ruben Bemelmans 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–4
8. 19 February 2012 Bergamo, Italy Hard   Alexander Kudryavtsev 6–4, 6–4

Doubles finals (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
1. July 31, 2011 Dortmund Clay   Dominik Meffert   Teymuraz Gabashvili
  Andrey Kuznetsov
6–4, 6–3

Singles Performance TimelineEdit

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Australian Open Q1 Q3 Q1 1R Q1 2R 2R 1R Q1 1R Q2 1R 1R 1R 2–8
French Open 1R A Q2 Q3 Q3 1R 1R A Q3 A Q1 1R 1R A 0–5
Wimbledon Q2 Q1 A Q1 A 1R 1R A A 1R Q2 Q1 2R A 1–4
US Open Q2 2R Q2 Q2 Q1 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 2R A 4–8
Win–Loss 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–4 2–4 0–2 0–1 0–3 0–1 0–2 2–4 0–1 7–25
Career Statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Year-End Ranking 208 183 148 158 136 87 77 183 120 111 102 156 75 316

Doubles Performance TimelineEdit

Current through the 2012 US Open (tennis).

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 3R 2–3
French Open QF 1R 2R 4–3
Wimbledon 2R 1R 1–2
US Open 2R 1R 1R 1–3
Win–Loss 5–4 0–2 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 8–11

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Through the Eyes of a Champion". Tennis-Warehouse.com. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007.

External linksEdit