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Rudolf Molleker (born 26 October 2000) is a German tennis player. He was born in Sieverodonetsk in Ukraine to Roman and Tanja Molleker and moved to Oranienburg in Germany when he was three years old. He is of Russian–German descent.[1][2]

Rudolf Molleker
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Molleker at the 2019 French Open Qualifying
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceOranienburg, Germany
Born (2000-10-26) 26 October 2000 (age 18)
Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2017
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$322,818
Singles
Career record4–9 (30.8% at ATP Tour level)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 146 (29 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 161 (19 August 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2019)
French Open1R (2019)
Wimbledon
US OpenQ1 (2019)
Doubles
Career record0–4
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 398 (15 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 548 (19 August 2019)
Last updated on: 19 August 2019.

Molleker achieved a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 146 in July 2019.

Tennis careerEdit

2017Edit

Molleker made his ATP main draw debut at the German Open after defeating Casper Ruud and Leonardo Mayer (who later won the tournament as a lucky loser) in the qualifying rounds.

2018Edit

Molleker won his first ATP Challenger Tour title as a wild card at the Heilbronner Neckarcup, defeating Jiří Veselý in the final.[3]

He won his first match at ATP-level at the Stuttgart Open, defeating compatriot Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round.[4]

At the German Open he beat former world No. 3 David Ferrer in the first round.[5]

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (1–3)Edit

ATP Challenger (1–1)
ITF Futures (0–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia Futures Clay   Elliot Benchetrit 4–6, 0–2 ret.
Loss 0–2 Apr 2018 Antalya, Turkey Futures Clay   Nino Serdarušić 5–7, 2–6
Win 1–0 May 2018 Heilbronn, Germany Challenger Clay   Jiří Veselý 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Loss 1–3 Jun 2019 Poznan, Poland Challenger Clay   Tommy Robredo 7–5, 4–6, 1–6

Doubles: 1 (1–0)Edit

ATP Challenger (0–0)
ITF Futures (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia Futures Clay   Elliot Benchetrit   Aziz Dougaz
  Anis Ghorbel
7–5, 6–3

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Loss 2018 Australian Open Hard   Henri Squire   Hugo Gaston
  Clément Tabur
2–6, 2–6

Singles performance timelineEdit

Current through the 2019 US Open Qualifying.

Tournament 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 0–1
French Open A A 1R 0–1
Wimbledon A A A 0–0
US Open A A Q1 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–2
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 3 4 9
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 2–3 2–5 4–9
Year-end ranking 566 207

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rudi Molleker (16) erfüllt sich in Wimbledon seinen Kindheitstraum" (in German). B.Z.
  2. ^ Reich, Anja. "Tennistalent Rudolf Molleker aus Oranienburg: Ist das der neue Boris Becker?" (in German). Berliner Zeitung.
  3. ^ "At 17, Molleker Joins Exclusive Club With Maiden Title". ATP World Tour. 21 May 2018.
  4. ^ "ATP Stuttgart: Zverev sets Federer clash. First ATP win for Rudolf Molleker". Tennis World USA. 12 June 2018.
  5. ^ "17-Year-Old Molleker Stuns Ferrer In Hamburg". ATP World Tour. 2018-07-23.

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