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Michael Lammer (born 25 March 1982) is a retired Swiss professional tennis player. At the 2009 Allianz Suisse Open in Gstaad, he won the doubles tournament with compatriot Marco Chiudinelli. It was his only ATP tour title.[1]

Michael Lammer
Country (sports)  Switzerland
ResidenceDübendorf, Switzerland
Born (1982-03-25) 25 March 1982 (age 37)
Kilchberg, Zürich, Switzerland
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2002
Retired2015
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 533,475
Singles
Career record7–24
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 150 (9 November 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2006)
French OpenQ2 (2007, 2010)
WimbledonQ3 (2007)
US Open2R (2005)
Doubles
Career record10–15
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 213 (2 November 2009)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2014)

Early life and junior careerEdit

Lammer was born on 25 March 1982 to parents Ernst and Susi, and started playing tennis at the age of six.[2]

As a junior, he was ranked as high as No. 7 in the world singles rankings in May 2000 (and No. 12 in doubles).

Professional careerEdit

In 2009 in Gstaad, Lammer won his first ATP tour title with fellow Swiss player Marco Chiudinelli. Having been granted a wildcard into the doubles draw, they managed to reach the final. There, they defeated the No. 1 seeds Jaroslav Levinský and Filip Polášek 7-5, 6-3. It was Lammer's first ATP final, and his first title.[1]

Lammer represented Switzerland in the 2014 Davis Cup World Group 1R, partnering with Marco Chiudinelli to win 3-2 over Serbia.[3] His doubles victory with Chiudinelli clinched the first round victory over Serbia, allowing Switzerland to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2004. Switzerland went on to win its first Davis Cup in history.

RetirementEdit

Lammer retired in March 2015, after playing a doubles match with Roger Federer in Indian Wells.[4] Subsequently he became a coach of the Swiss Under 14s tennis team.[5]

Playing styleEdit

Lammer is right-handed and plays with a single-handed backhand.[2] He prefers to run around his backhand in favour of a forehand, especially on clay when given more time.

Lammer cites Stefan Edberg, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer as his tennis idols.[6]

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1–0)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (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 (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in final Score
Winner 1. 2 August 2009 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Marco Chiudinelli   Jaroslav Levinský
  Filip Polášek
7–5, 6–3

National ParticipationEdit

Davis Cup (4 wins, 9 losses)Edit

Group membership
World Group (1–6)
WG Play-off (2–2)
Group I (1–1)
Group II (0–0)
Group III (0)
Group IV (0)
Matches by Surface
Hard (4–6)
Clay (0–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Matches by Type
Singles (1–8)
Doubles (3–1)
Matches by Setting
Indoors (4–8)
Outdoors (0–1)
Matches by Venue
Switzerland (3–4)
Away (1–5)
Rubber result No. Rubber Match type (partner if any) Opponent nation Opponent player(s) Score
 2–3; 10–12 February 2006; SEG Geneva Arena, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group First Round; Clay(i) surface
Defeat 1 I Singles   Australia Peter Luczak 6–1, 3–6, 0–6, 3–6
 4–1; 8–10 February 2008; Bodensee-Arena, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland; Europe/Africa Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Victory 2 III Doubles (with Yves Allegro)   Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski 6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Defeat 3 IV Singles (dead rubber) Dawid Olejniczak 6–3, 2–2 retired
 3–2; 18–20 September 2009; Centro Sportivo "Valletta Cambiaso", Genoa, Italy; World Group Play-offs; Clay surface
Defeat 4 V Singles (dead rubber)   Italy Fabio Fognini 5–7, 6–7(4–7)
 0–5; 17–19 September 2010; National Tennis Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan; World Group Play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 5 IV Singles (dead rubber)   Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev 3–6, 2–6
 0–5; 10–12 February 2012; Forum Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland; World Group First Round; Clay(i) surface
Defeat 6 IV Singles (dead rubber)   United States Ryan Harrison 6–7(0–7), 6–7(4–7)
 4–1; 13–15 September 2013; Patinoire du Littoral, Neuchatel, Switzerland; World Group Play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Victory 7 III Doubles (with Stan Wawrinka)   Ecuador Emilio Gomez / Roberto Quiroz 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7–9), 6–4
Victory 8 IV Singles (dead rubber) Roberto Quiroz 6–3, 2–6, 6–2
 3–2; 31 January – 2 February 2014; SPENS, Novi Sad, Serbia; World Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Victory 9 III Doubles (with Marco Chiudinelli)   Serbia Filip Krajinovic / Nenad Zimonjic 7–6(9–7), 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Defeat 10 IV Singles (dead rubber) Dusan Lajovic 3–6, 6–3, 4–6
 3–2; 12–14 September 2014; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group Semifinal; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 11 V Singles (dead rubber)   Italy Andreas Seppi 4–6, 6–1, 4–6
 2–3; 6–8 March 2015; Country Hall du Sart Tilman, Liège, Belgium; World Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 12 II Singles   Belgium Steve Darcis 3–6, 1–6, 3–6
Defeat 13 III Doubles (with Adrien Bossel) Ruben Bemelmans / Niels Desein 6–1, 3–6, 2–6, 2–6

Wins: 1Edit

Edition   Swiss Team Rounds/Opponents
2014 Davis Cup Roger Federer
Stanislas Wawrinka
Michael Lammer
Marco Chiudinelli
1R: SUI 3–2 SRB
QF: SUI 3–2 KAZ
SF: SUI 3–2 ITA
F: SUI 3–1 FRA

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