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Marc-Kevin Goellner

Marc-Kevin Peter Goellner (born 22 September 1970) is a former professional tennis player from Germany. He won two singles titles, achieved a Bronze medal in doubles at the 1996 Summer Olympics and attained a career-high singles ranking of World No. 26 in April 1994. Goellner reached the quarterfinals of the 1997 Rome Masters, defeating top tenners Richard Krajicek and Albert Costa en route.

Marc-Kevin Goellner
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Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceGermany
Born (1970-09-22) 22 September 1970 (age 49)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1991
Retired2004
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,700,665
Singles
Career record160–194
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 26 (4 April 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1993, 1997)
French Open4R (1993)
Wimbledon2R (1995, 1998)
US Open3R (1993, 1994)
Doubles
Career record188–173
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 25 (20 July 1998)
Other doubles tournaments

Personal lifeEdit

The son of a German diplomat, Goellner lived in Rio de Janeiro, Tel Aviv, Sydney as a youngster before moving to Germany in 1986. The surname of his Family is Göllner, but since most languages don´t use Umlaut (linguistics), the brazil authorities wrote Goellner in his birth certificate.

Tennis careerEdit

In 1990, he suffered two torn ligaments in his left foot, which almost ended his tennis career before it had begun. He turned professional in 1991.

1993 provided some of the most significant highlights of Goellner's career. He captured his first top-level singles title at Nice, defeating Ivan Lendl in the final. He also won his first tour doubles title in Rotterdam, partnering David Prinosil. Goellner and Prinosil were also the men's doubles runners-up at the French Open that year. And Goellner was a member of the German team which won the 1993 Davis Cup, winning important singles rubbers in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final.

In 1996, Goellner won a second top-level singles title at Marbella. He represented Germany at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was defeated in the first round of the singles competition by Sweden's Thomas Enqvist, and won a Bronze Medal in the doubles competition at Stone Mountain Park, partnering Prinosil.

During his career, Goellner won a total of two top-level singles titles and four tour doubles titles. His career-high rankings were World No. 26 in singles (in 1994), and World No. 25 in doubles (in 1998). His best singles performance at a Grand Slam event came at the French Open in 1993, where he reached the fourth round before losing to Andrei Medvedev. His career prize money earnings totalled US$2,700,215. He was one of the first players to wear baseball caps reversed. Goellner retired from the professional tour in 2004.

Career finalsEdit

Singles (2)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (2)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Apr 1993 Nice, France Clay   Ivan Lendl 1–6, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 1–1 Sep 1996 Bournemouth, U.K. Clay   Albert Costa 7–6(7–4), 2–6, 2–6
Win 2–1 Sep 1996 Marbella, Spain Clay   Àlex Corretja 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)

Doubles (4)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Championship Series (0)
ATP Tour (4)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Feb 1992 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   David Prinosil   Paul Haarhuis
  Mark Koevermans
6–2, 6–7, 7–6
Loss 1–1 May 1993 French Open, Paris Clay   David Prinosil   Luke Jensen
  Murphy Jensen
4–6, 7–6, 4–6
Loss 1–2 Jun 1993 Halle, Germany Grass   Mike Bauer   Petr Korda
  Cyril Suk
6–7, 7–5, 3–6
Win 2–2 Aug 1993 Long Island, U.S. Hard   David Prinosil   Arnaud Boetsch
  Olivier Delaître
6–7, 7–5, 6–2
Loss 2–3 Feb 1995 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   Diego Nargiso   Javier Frana
  Leonardo Lavalle
5–7, 3–6
Loss 2–4 Apr 1995 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Diego Nargiso   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Andrei Olhovskiy
7–5, 5–7, 2–6
Win 3–4 Sep 1996 Bournemouth, U.K. Clay   Greg Rusedski   Rodolphe Gilbert
  Nuno Marques
6–3, 7–6
Loss 3–5 Oct 1997 Vienna, Austria Carpet   David Prinosil   Ellis Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
3–6, 4–6
Win 4–5 Nov 1997 Stockholm, Sweden Hard   Richey Reneberg   Ellis Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Loss 4–6 Jun 1998 Halle, Germany Grass   John-Laffnie de Jager   Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
6–4, 4–6, 6–7
Loss 4–7 Mar 1999 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet   David Prinosil   Max Mirnyi
  Andrei Olhovskiy
7–6, 6–7, 1–6
Loss 4–8 Jun 1999 Merano, Italy Clay   Eric Taino   Lucas Arnold Ker
  Jaime Oncins
4–6, 6–7
Loss 4–9 Sep 1999 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Francisco Montana   Lucas Arnold Ker
  Martín García
3–6, 6–2, 3–6
Loss 4–10 Sep 2000 Palermo, Italy Clay   Pablo Albano   Tomás Carbonell
  Martín García
W/O
Loss 4–11 Sep 2001 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Pablo Albano   Aleksandar Kitinov
  Johan Landsberg
4–6, 7–6, [6–10]

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