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.
|Born||25 March 1982|
Kilchberg, Zürich, Switzerland
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US$ 533,475|
|Highest ranking||No. 150 (9 November 2009)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2006)|
|French Open||Q2 (2007, 2010)|
|US Open||2R (2005)|
|Highest ranking||No. 213 (2 November 2009)|
|Davis Cup||W (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.
As a junior, he was ranked as high as No. 7 in the world singles rankings in May 2000 (and No. 12 in doubles).
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.
Lammer represented Switzerland in the 2014 Davis Cup World Group 1R, partnering with Marco Chiudinelli to win 3-2 over Serbia. 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.
Lammer is right-handed and plays with a single-handed backhand. 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.
ATP career finalsEdit
Doubles: 1 (1–0)Edit
|Win||1–0||Aug 2009||Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Marco Chiudinelli|| Jaroslav Levinský
Davis Cup (4 wins, 9 losses)Edit
- indicates the result of the Davis Cup match followed by the score, date, place of event, the zonal classification and its phase, and the court surface.
|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|
|2014 Davis Cup||Roger Federer
|1R: SUI 3–2 SRB |
QF: SUI 3–2 KAZ
SF: SUI 3–2 ITA
F: SUI 3–1 FRA
- Swiss Wild Cards Succeed In Gstaad. ATP World Tour. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
- Roger Federer shares Michael Lammer's final match
- Interview: Michael Lammer (deutsch)