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Michael Berrer (born 1 July 1980) is a German retired professional tennis player. He reached his career-high singles ranking of world No. 42 in May 2010.

Michael Berrer
Michael Berrer 1, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceStuttgart, Germany
Born (1980-07-01) 1 July 1980 (age 39)
Stuttgart, West Germany
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2016
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,766,701
Singles
Career record88–145
Career titles0
11 Challengers
Highest rankingNo. 42 (24 May 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2008, 2009, 2010, 2014)
French Open3R (2011)
Wimbledon2R (2007)
US Open2R (2007)
Doubles
Career record24–30
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 134 (2 March 2009)

CareerEdit

2010Edit

He reached the quarterfinal at the Aircel Chennai Open in January, losing to Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarterfinals. At the 2010 Australian Open he was defeated by Denis Istomin in the second round after beating Kristof Vliegen in straight sets. In the second week of the Australian Open, he played at Heilbronn Challenger. He won the tournament after defeating Andrey Golubev in two sets. The following week he reached his first ATP World Tour final at the PBZ Zagreb Indoors, which he lost to Marin Čilić 4–6, 7–6(5), 3–6.

At the Dubai Tennis Championships in February, he defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky and Nikolay Davydenko to reach the third round, where he lost to Marcos Baghdatis, 6–7(5), 1–6. He lost the opener at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells to Mardy Fish in three sets. He won the first round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, before falling to Feliciano López in the second round. At his first clay court tournament of the year in Monte-Carlo, he beat Evgeny Korolev and Juan Mónaco en route to a third-round showdown against Rafael Nadal, which he lost, 0–6, 1–6. After this, he lost his next three opening matches.

At the French Open, he was again knocked out in the first round by Mardy Fish in five sets. He then suffered from an ankle injury. He made his next appearance in Wimbledon one month later, where he had to retire during his first-round match against Illya Marchenko. He then experienced two more first-round exits in Stuttgart and Hamburg in July.

In August, he reached the second round at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, losing to Fernando Verdasco. Two weeks later he defeated Tommy Robredo at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 in Cincinnati, before losing to Richard Gasquet in two sets. At the 2010 US Open, Berrer fell to countryman Andreas Beck in the first round, 6–7(3), 3–6, 1–6.

In September, he reached the second round of the Open de Moselle in Metz, after beating Rainer Schüttler in two sets. He lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber, 4–6, 2–6. As no. 51, he qualified for the China Open in Beijing. In the first round of the main draw he defeated world no. 7 Tomáš Berdych in three sets, before losing to Gilles Simon, 7–6, 4–6, 6–7, in over three hours. Berrer beat Guillermo García-López, Pablo Cuevas, and Marcos Baghdatis en route to the semifinal in Vienna, where he lost to Austrian Lucky Loser Andreas Haider-Maurer.

2011Edit

At the start of 2011, he again reached the Zagreb final, where he was defeated by Ivan Dodig in straight sets. He won his first Grand Slam match at the 2011 French Open against 26th seed Milos Raonic, before beating Arnaud Clément in the second round. In the third round, he was defeated 6–2, 6–3, 6–2 by Britain's Andy Murray.

2015Edit

At the start of 2015, Berrer confirmed that it would be his last year as a pro. At the 2015 Qatar Open, he beat world number 3 Rafael Nadal 1–6, 6–3, 6–4 in the first round, after coming from a set down.

2016Edit

At the start of 2016, Michael changed his mind and started his 17th season on tour.

At the 2016 Open Sud de France, he beat world number 38 Borna Ćorić 7–6, 6–2 and Kenny de Schepper 6–3, 6–4 to reach a quarterfinal, where he lost to another young gun a countryman Alexander Zverev 7–6, 2–6, 5–7.

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (0–2)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 7 February 2010 Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i)   Marin Čilić 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6
Runner-up 2. 6 February 2011 Zagreb, Croatia (2) Hard (i)   Ivan Dodig 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 3 (1–2)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 18 September 2006 Beijing, China Hard   Kenneth Carlsen   Mario Ančić
  Mahesh Bhupathi
6–4, 6–3
Winner 1. 4 May 2008 Munich, Germany Clay   Rainer Schüttler   Scott Lipsky
  David Martin
7–5, 3–6, [10–8]
Runner-up 2. 13 July 2008 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Mischa Zverev   Christopher Kas
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
6–3, 6–4

ATP Challenger Tour titlesEdit

Singles (11)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 7 August 2005 Segovia, Spain Hard   Jimmy Wang 7–5, 6–76, 6–1
2. 13 November 2005 Eckental, Germany Carpet (i)   Steve Darcis 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
3. 19 November 2006 Helsinki, Finland Hard (i)   Tomáš Zíb 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
4. 28 January 2007 Heilbronn, Germany (1) Hard (i)   Michaël Llodra 6–5, ret.
5. 8 February 2009 Wrocław, Poland Hard (i)   Alexander Kudryavtsev 6–3, 6–4
6. 22 November 2009 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i)   Dominik Hrbatý 6–76, 6–4, 7–63
7. 6 December 2009 Salzburg, Austria Hard (i)   Jarkko Nieminen 6–74, 6–4, 6–4
8. 31 January 2010 Heilbronn, Germany (2) Hard (i)   Andrey Golubev 6–3, 7–64
9. 27 January 2013 Heilbronn, Germany (3) Hard (i)   Jan-Lennard Struff 7–5, 6–3
10. 20 October 2013 Mouilleron-le-Captif, France Hard (i)   Nicolas Mahut 1–6, 6–4, 6–3
11. 3 April 2016 León, Mexico Hard   João Souza 6–3, 6–2

Singles Performance TimelineEdit

Current till 2016 Antwerp

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A Q2 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R A Q3 2R Q2 Q2 4–6
French Open Q1 Q2 Q1 Q2 1R Q1 1R 3R 2R Q2 Q2 1R Q1 3–5
Wimbledon Q2 Q2 1R 2R 1R A 1R 1R Q1 Q3 Q1 1R Q2 1–6
US Open Q3 Q3 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R Q2 A A 1R Q2 1–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–3 1–4 1–2 1–4 2–4 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–3 0–0 9–24
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters Absent 1R 2R 1R 2R A Q2 A 3R 2R 5–6
Miami Masters Absent Q2 A 2R Q2 2R 1R A Q1 A 1R A 2–4
Monte Carlo Masters Absent Q1 Absent 3R Q1 Q2 A Q1 Absent 2–1
Madrid Masters Absent Q1 A Q1 Q1 A 0–0
Rome Masters Absent 1R Absent Q1 Absent 0–1
Canada Masters Absent Q1 1R A 1R Absent 0–2
Cincinnati Masters Absent 2R Absent 1–1
Shanghai Masters Not Held A 1R A 1R Absent Q2 Q2 0–2
Paris Masters Absent Q1 A Q1 1R Absent Q1 A 0–1
Hamburg Masters Absent Q2 Q1 1R Not Masters Series 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 4–8 1–2 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 10–19
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 1–2 4–11 13–12 8–22 5–8 20–28 17–22 5–11 2–3 3–6 6–10 4–9 88–145
Win % 0% 33% 27% 52% 27% 38% 42% 44% 31% 40% 33% 38% 31% 38%
Year-end Ranking 235 126 152 57 131 74 58 100 138 143 128 115 182

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score MB Rank
2010
1.   Nikolay Davydenko No. 6 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard 2nd Round 6–3, ret. 56
2.   Tomas Berdych No. 7 Beijing, China Hard 1st Round 4–6, 7–5, 6–4 51
2015
3.   Rafael Nadal No. 3 Doha, Qatar Hard 1st Round 1–6, 6–3, 6–4 127

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