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Werner Eschauer (born 26 April 1974) is an Austrian former professional tennis player.

Werner Eschauer
Country (sports) Austria
ResidenceHollenstein an der Ybbs, Austria
Born (1974-04-26) 26 April 1974 (age 45)
Hollenstein an der Ybbs, Austria
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1998
Retired2008 (limited activity 2009-12)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$703,610
Singles
Career record15–41 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 52 (27 August 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2008)
French Open2R (2000, 2007)
Wimbledon2R (2007)
US Open1R (2003, 2007)
Doubles
Career record7–10 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 120 (14 April 2008)

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Tennis careerEdit

In his first 12 years as a pro, Eschauer found little success, winning just 7 ATP-level matches and cracking the top-100 for just a few weeks in late 2003, peaking at No. 96.

In 2007 however, at the age of 33, Eschauer cracked the top 100 in April and reached World No. 52 in August. He won 7 ATP-level matches in 2007 to match his total from the previous 12 years and won 4 matches at the Dutch Open in July to reach his first ATP final, including a win over Carlos Moyà in the quarters. He lost to Steve Darcis, another first-time finalist.

Eschauer's most notable match likely was playing Rafael Nadal on Centre Court at Wimbledon in the 2nd round in June 2007. ESPN's Chris Fowler reported during coverage of this event that when searching for a left-handed player to practice against as a warm-up for the left-handed Nadal, Eschauer ended up facing off against John McEnroe. Fowler described Eschauer as coming from a modest background, and stated that he had not received much support from the Tennis Federation.

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0-1)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0)
ATP World Tour 1000 Series (0)
ATP 500 Series (0/0)
ATP 250 Series (0/1)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Jul 2007 Amersfoort, Netherlands Clay   Steve Darcis 1–6, 6–7(1—7)

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Winner – Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam (0/0)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0/0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0/0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0/0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0/1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0/0)
Clay (0/1)
Grass (0/0)
Carpet (0/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 24 February 2008 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Peter Luczak   Agustín Calleri
  Luis Horna
0–6, 7–6(8–6), [2–10]

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