Tore Meinecke

Tore Meinecke (born 21 July 1967) is a former professional tennis player from West Germany.

Tore Meinecke
Country (sports) West Germany
ResidenceReith bei Kitzbühel, Austria
Born (1967-07-21) 21 July 1967 (age 53)
Hamburg, West Germany
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1983
Retired1989
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$242,301
Singles
Career record40–51
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 46 (9 May 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1989)
French Open2R (1988)
Wimbledon2R (1988)
Doubles
Career record47–52
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 46 (13 July 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1989)
French Open3R (1987, 1988)
Wimbledon1R (1985, 1988)

CareerEdit

As a junior, Meinecke won the Orange Bowl doubles champion 16-under in 1982 (partnering Boris Becker) and was runner-up at the European Junior Championships (w/Becker).[1] He turned pro in 1983. During his professional career, Meinecke won two doubles titles. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 46 in May 1988 and a career-high doubles ranking of No. 46 in July 1987.

In June 1989, Meinecke suffered a car crash in Clermont-Ferrand, France which put him in a coma for more than a month and forced him to retire from professional tennis at the age of 22.[2]

He currently runs a tennis school near Geneva, Switzerland together with Jonas Svensson.

Career finalsEdit

Singles (1 win)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 1987 Athens, Greece Clay   Guillermo Pérez Roldán 2–6, 3–6

Doubles (2 wins, 1 loss)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 1987 Guarujá, Brazil Hard   Martin Hipp   Luiz Mattar
  Cássio Motta
6–7, 1–6
Win 1–1 1987 Athens, Greece Clay   Ricki Osterthun   Jaroslav Navrátil
  Tom Nijssen
6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Win 2–1 1988 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Patrik Kühnen   Magnus Gustafsson
  Diego Nargiso
7–6, 7–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ATP Player Profile". ATP. Retrieved 30 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Gerald Eskenazi (September 28, 1992). "Approaching Life As a 'Five-Setter'". NY Times. Retrieved 30 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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