Oliver Gross

Oliver Gross (born 17 June 1973) is a former professional tennis player from Germany.

Oliver Gross
Country (sports)Germany Germany
ResidenceMunich, Germany
Born (1973-06-17) 17 June 1973 (age 47)
Hanau, West Germany
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1993
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$876,416
Singles
Career record49–76
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 60 (15 May 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1998)
French Open1R (1997, 1998, 1999)
Wimbledon1R (1998, 1999)
US Open4R (1998)
Doubles
Career record0-1

CareerEdit

Gross, the 1991 German Youth Champion, turned professional in 1993. The following year reached his first and only ATP Tour final, in San Marino, where he was defeated in straight sets by Carlos Costa.

He reached his highest career ranking of 60 in 1995, after reaching the quarterfinals in Munich and defeating number two Peter Sampras in Barcelona 1–6, 6–2, 6–3.[1]

His best performance in a Grand Slam came at the 1998 US Open when he reached the round of 16. Gross came from two sets down in the opening round to beat 16th seed Albert Costa 2–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–2, 6–4. He then accounted for dual French Open winner Sergi Bruguera 6–1, 6–3, 6–4 and in the third round had another five setter, defeating American wildcard Geoff Grant, 7–5, 6–7, 5–7, 6–3, 7–5. Playing for a spot in the quarter final, Gross was defeated by Swede Magnus Larsson 4–6, 5–7, 7–5, 2–6.[2]

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 1994 San Marino Clay   Carlos Costa 1–6, 3–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (10)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1994 Belém, Brazil Hard   Mario Rincon 6–4, 6–4
2. 1997 Salinas, Ecuador Hard   Gilbert Schaller 6–1, 3–6, 6–2
3. 1997 Santiago, Chile Clay   Francisco Cabello 6–2, 6–2
4. 2000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Clay   Juan Balcells 4–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
5. 2000 Skopje, Macedonia Clay   Yuri Schukin 7–5, 6–4
6. 2001 Eisenach, Germany Clay   Martin Verkerk 5–7, 6–2, 6–1
7. 2001 Montauban, France Clay   Julian Alonso 6–0, 4–1 (ret.)
8. 2001 Oberstaufen, Germany Clay   Oliver Marach 6–0, 6–1
9. 2002 Sanremo, Italy Clay   Renzo Furlan 6–4, 6–3
10. 2002 Ulm, Germany Clay   Martin Verkerk 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 6–3

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