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Mark Edward Kratzmann (born 17 May 1966) is a former Australian professional tennis player.

Mark Kratzmann
Full nameMark Edward Kratzmann
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceWindera, Australia
Born (1966-05-17) 17 May 1966 (age 53)
Murgon, Australia
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1984
Retired1992
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,378,936
Singles
Career record59–97
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 50 (26 March 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1987)
French Open1R (1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990)
Wimbledon3R (1986, 1990)
US Open2R (1990)
Doubles
Career record267–203
Career titles18
Highest rankingNo. 5 (16 April 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1989)
French OpenSF (1992)
WimbledonQF (1987, 1989, 1992)
US OpenQF (1989)

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Tennis careerEdit

Kratzmann was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder in 1983.[1]

JuniorsEdit

As the world's No. 1 ranked junior player in 1984, Kratzmann won the Boys' Singles tournaments at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open that year.

Pro tourEdit

As a professional player, Kratzmann won 18 doubles titles, including the Cincinnati Masters in 1990 (also reaching the Australian Open Men's Doubles final in 1989).

His best slam performance in singles was reaching the 4th round of the 1987 Australian Open. Kratzmann achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 50 in March 1990.

He sometimes partnered his brother Andrew in doubles matches.

After retirementEdit

Kratzmann began to play cricket after moving to Hong Kong in 2003, where he originally worked as a tennis coach. He won the Hong Kong Cricket Association's Player of the Year award for 2005–06. In May 2007, he was selected in the national squad to participate in the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament. He was also in the 20-man list for the Asia Cup but was not included in the final 14. He has made three international appearances for Hong Kong.

Career finalsEdit

Doubles 30 (18-12)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1986 London/Queen's Club, England Grass   Darren Cahill   Kevin Curren
  Guy Forget
2–6, 6–7
Winner 1. 1986 Cincinnati, USA Hard   Kim Warwick   Christo Steyn
  Danie Visser
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1986 Hong Kong Hard   Pat Cash   Mike De Palmer
  Gary Donnelly
6–7, 7–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 1987 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Darren Cahill   Boris Becker
  Robert Seguso
6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. 1987 Hong Kong Hard   Jim Pugh   Martin Davis
  Brad Drewett
6–7, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 1988 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Darren Cahill   Carl Limberger
  Mark Woodforde
4–6, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 5. 1988 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard   Darren Cahill   Joey Rive
  Bud Schultz
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1989 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Glenn Layendecker   Neil Broad
  Stefan Kruger
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 4. 1989 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard   Darren Cahill   Rick Leach
  Jim Pugh
4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 1989 London/Queen's Club, England Grass   Darren Cahill   Tim Pawsat
  Laurie Warder
7–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 1989 Stratton Mountain, USA Hard   Wally Masur   Pieter Aldrich
  Danie Visser
6–3, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 8. 1989 Brisbane, Australia Hard   Darren Cahill   Broderick Dyke
  Simon Youl
6–4, 5–7, 6–0
Runner-up 5. 1989 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Darren Cahill   David Pate
  Scott Warner
3–6, 7–6, 5–7
Winner 9. 1990 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard   Pat Cash   Pieter Aldrich
  Danie Visser
6–4, 7–5
Winner 10. 1990 Memphis, USA Hard (i)   Darren Cahill   Udo Riglewski
  Michael Stich
7–5, 6–2
Winner 11. 1990 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard   Wally Masur   Kent Kinnear
  Brad Pearce
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 12. 1990 Singapore Hard   Jason Stoltenberg   Brad Drewett
  Todd Woodbridge
6–1, 6–0
Winner 13. 1990 Manchester, England Grass   Jason Stoltenberg   Nick Brown
  Kelly Jones
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 14. 1990 Newport, USA Grass   Darren Cahill   Todd Nelson
  Bryan Shelton
7–6, 6–2
Winner 15. 1990 Cincinnati, USA Hard   Darren Cahill   Neil Broad
  Gary Muller
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 1990 Paris Indoor, France Carpet   Darren Cahill   Scott Davis
  David Pate
7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 1991 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard   Darren Cahill   Scott Davis
  David Pate
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. 1992 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Jason Stoltenberg   Goran Ivanišević
  Marc Rosset
6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 9. 1992 Rome, Italy Clay   Wayne Ferreira   Jakob Hlasek
  Marc Rosset
4–6, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 16. 1993 Milan, Italy Carpet   Wally Masur   Tom Nijssen
  Cyril Suk
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 17. 1993 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet   Wally Masur   Steve DeVries
  David Macpherson
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 10. 1993 Rome, Italy Clay   Wayne Ferreira   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
4–6, 6–7
Winner 18. 1994 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Andrew Kratzmann   David Adams
  Byron Black
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 1994 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard   Laurie Warder   Darren Cahill
  Sandon Stolle
1–6, 6–7
Runner-up 12. 1994 Cincinnati, USA Hard   Wayne Ferreira   Alex O'Brien
  Sandon Stolle
7–6, 3–6, 2–6

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open 1R 2R 2R 1R NH QF 3R F QF 3R 2R SF 3R 2R A 0 / 13 23–13
French Open A A 2R 2R 2R 3R A 1R 1R 2R SF QF 2R A A 0 / 10 14–10
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R 2R QF A QF 1R 3R QF 2R 1R A 1R 0 / 11 13–11
U.S. Open A A 1R A 1R 1R A QF 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R A A 0 / 9 5–9
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 43 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–1 1–1 2–4 1–3 2–3 7–4 2–1 11–4 3–4 5–4 9–4 8–4 3–4 1–1 0–1 N/A 55–43
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
2R 2R 1R SF 2R A A 0 / 5 4–5
Miami SF 3R QF 3R A A A 0 / 4 8–4
Monte Carlo A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0–1
Rome A A F F A A A 0 / 2 8–2
Hamburg A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Canada 1R A SF QF A A A 0 / 3 4–3
Cincinnati W 2R 1R 2R F A A 1 / 5 10–4
Stuttgart (Stockholm) QF 2R QF 2R QF A A 0 / 5 5–5
Paris F 1R QF 2R 1R A A 0 / 5 4–5
Masters Series SR N/A 1 / 6 0 / 5 0 / 7 0 / 8 0 / 5 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 31 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 13–5 3–5 11–7 9–8 7–5 0–0 0–0 N/A 43–30
Year End Ranking 409 289 130 164 35 43 124 13 7 62 14 13 43 721 N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Excellence : the Australian Institute of Sport. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. 2002. ISBN 174013060X.

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