Jens Knippschild

Jens Knippschild (born 15 February 1975) is a former tennis player from Germany, who turned professional in 1992. He has won two doubles titles (2001, Båstad and 2002, Bucharest) during his career. The right-hander reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 9 August 1999, when he became the number 76 of the world.

Jens Knippschild
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceArolsen, Germany
Born (1975-02-15) 15 February 1975 (age 47)
Bad Arolsen, West Germany
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1992
Retired2004
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,017,972
Singles
Career record48–69
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 76 (9 August 1999)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (1997)
French Open4R (1998)
Wimbledon3R (1999)
US Open3R (1997)
Doubles
Career record46–53
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 53 (9 June 1997)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open3R (2001)
French OpenQF (1997)
Wimbledon3R (1997)
US Open3R (2000)
Last updated on: 10 June 2022.

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Championship Series (0–0)
ATP World Series (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (0–1)
Indoors (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2000 Newport, United States International Series Grass   Peter Wessels 6–7(3–7), 3–6

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Championship Series (0–0)
ATP World Series (2–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (2–1)
Indoors (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 1997 Munich, Germany World Series Clay   Karsten Braasch   Pablo Albano
  Alex Corretja
6–3, 5–7, 2–6
Win 1–1 Jul 2001 Bastad, Sweden International Series Clay   Karsten Braasch   Simon Aspelin
  Andrew Kratzmann
7–6(7–3), 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
Win 2–1 Sep 2002 Bucharest, Romania International Series Clay   Peter Nyborg   Emilio Benfele-Alvarez
  Andres Schneiter
6–3, 6–3

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 10 (5–5)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (5–4)
ITF Futures (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (2–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (3–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 1994 Weiden, Germany Challenger Clay   Mikael Tillstrom 2–6, 4–6
Win 1–1 Feb 1996 Lübeck, Germany Challenger Carpet   Nicolas Kiefer 7–6, 6–1
Win 2–1 Jul 1996 Oberstaufen, Germany Challenger Clay   Gabriel Silberstein 6–3, 5–7, 7–6
Loss 2–2 Sep 1996 Bad Saarow, Germany Challenger Clay   Magnus Norman 2–6, 2–6
Win 3–2 Feb 1997 Wolfsburg, Germany Challenger Carpet   Arne Thoms 6–4, 6–3
Loss 3–3 Sep 1998 Szczecin, Poland Challenger Clay   Younes El Aynaoui 3–6, 4–6
Win 4–3 Jun 1999 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay   Franco Squillari 7–5, 7–6(8–6)
Win 5–3 Oct 2000 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet   Olivier Mutis 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–4), 7–5
Loss 5–4 Aug 2001 Mönchengladbach, Germany Challenger Clay   Jurgen Melzer 6–4, 1–6, 3–6
Loss 5–5 Oct 2002 France F20, Saint Dizier Futures Hard   Martin Stepanek walkover

Doubles: 20 (15–5)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (14–5)
ITF Futures (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (12–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–2)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 1996 Eisenach, Germany Challenger Clay   Karsten Braasch   Donald Johnson
  Francisco Montana
3–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Jun 1996 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay   Karsten Braasch   Cristian Brandi
  Filippo Messori
6–3, 6–4
Win 2–1 Jul 1996 Ulm, Germany Challenger Clay   Karsten Braasch   Girts Dzelde
  Aleksandar Kitinov
7–5, 6–3
Win 3–1 Jul 1996 Oberstaufen, Germany Challenger Clay   Karsten Braasch   Maxime Huard
  Guillaume Marx
6–2, 6–4
Win 4–1 Aug 1996 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger Clay   Patrick Baur   George Bastl
  Michel Kratochvil
6–1, 6–1
Win 5–1 Sep 1996 Alpirsbach, Germany Challenger Clay   Karsten Braasch   Girts Dzelde
  Tomas Nydahl
1–6, 6–3, 7–5
Win 6–1 Sep 1996 Bad Saarow, Germany Challenger Clay   Marcos Ondruska   Paul Rosner
  Joost Winnink
6–3, 6–3
Loss 6–2 Nov 1996 Neumünster, Germany Challenger Carpet   Patrick Baur   Stephen Noteboom
  Fernon Wibier
3–6, 4–6
Win 7–2 Apr 1998 Espinho, Portugal Challenger Clay   Stephen Noteboom   Alberto Martin
  Tomas Anzari
7–6, 7–5
Win 8–2 Aug 1998 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger Clay   Rikard Bergh   Michal Tabara
  Radomír Vašek
6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 8–3 Jul 1999 Oberstaufen, Germany Challenger Clay   Karsten Braasch   Edwin Kempes
  Petr Luxa
5–7, 4–6
Win 9–3 Dec 1999 Numbrecht, Germany Challenger Carpet   Dirk Dier   Andreas Tattermusch
  Andreas Weber
6–3, 7–5
Win 10–3 Jun 2000 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay   Jeff Tarango   Alex Lopez-Moron
  Albert Portas
6–2, 6–2
Loss 10–4 Oct 2000 Barcelona, Spain Challenger Clay   Marcus Hilpert   Tomas Carbonell
  Albert Portas
7–5, 1–6, 4–6
Win 11–4 Oct 2000 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet   Karsten Braasch   Ivo Heuberger
  Michael Kohlmann
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Loss 11–5 Feb 2001 Hamburg, Germany Challenger Carpet   Karsten Braasch   Julian Knowle
  Lorenzo Manta
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 12–5 Jun 2001 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay   Karsten Braasch   Feliciano Lopez
  Francisco Roig
6–1, 6–1
Win 13–5 Aug 2001 Mönchengladbach, Germany Challenger Clay   Jairo Velasco   Wim Neefs
  Djalmar Sistermans
6–3, 6–3
Win 14–5 Jun 2002 Weiden, Germany Challenger Clay   Dusan Vemic   Sergio Roitman
  Andres Schneiter
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Win 15–5 Jan 2004 Germany F2, Stuttgart Futures Hard   Robert Lindstedt   Dmitri Vlasov
  Lovro Zovko
6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–3

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 5 3–5 38%
French Open A A Q2 A 2R 4R 2R A 2R 2R 0 / 5 7–5 58%
Wimbledon A A A A 2R 1R 3R A 1R A 0 / 4 3–4 43%
US Open A A A A 3R A 1R 2R A A 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 6–4 3–3 4–4 1–2 1–3 1–1 0 / 17 16–17 48%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Miami A A A A A A A Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Monte Carlo A A A A Q1 A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Hamburg Q1 Q2 Q1 A 1R 3R Q2 Q1 1R Q1 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Stuttgart A A A A A A A 1R A NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0 / 4 2–4 33%

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 1R A 3R A 0 / 4 2–4 33%
French Open A A QF 3R A A 2R 1R 0 / 4 6–4 60%
Wimbledon A A 3R 2R A A 1R A 0 / 3 3–3 50%
US Open A A 2R A A 3R A A 0 / 2 3–2 60%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 6–4 3–3 0–1 2–1 3–3 0–1 0 / 13 14–13 52%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Monte Carlo A A Q1 A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Hamburg 1R A 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 7 4–7 36%
Stuttgart A A A A A 1R A NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–loss 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 0 / 8 4–8 33%

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