Alexander Mronz

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Alexander Mronz
Country  Germany
Residence Cologne, Germany
Born (1965-04-07) 7 April 1965 (age 49)
Cologne, Germany
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1987
Retired 1996
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $830,234
Singles
Career record 61-105
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 73 (8 April 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1994)
French Open 1R (1989, 1991)
Wimbledon 4R (1995)
US Open 2R (1992)
Doubles
Career record 49-81
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 74 (3 October 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994)
French Open 2R (1989, 1990)
Wimbledon 1R (1994, 1995)
US Open 1R (1994)

Alexander Mronz (born 7 April 1965 in Cologne) is a former tennis player from Germany, who turned professional in 1987.

Mronz played right-handed, and won one doubles title (1988, Schenectady) in his career. Mronz reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour on April 8, 1991, when he became the World No. 73.

Mronz is famous for being the opponent of Jeff Tarango in a third round match at 1995 Wimbledon, having already knocked out Sjeng Schalken and Kenneth Carlsen to get to that stage. Mronz was leading by a set and a break, when Tarango was defaulted after losing his temper with the umpire, Bruno Rebeuh, following a couple of code violations. Tarango walked off the court in anger. Tarango's wife, Benedict, later slapped Rebeuh across the face.[1] Mronz then lost to the World No. 1, Andre Agassi, in the fourth round.

He also reached the third round of the 1994 Australian Open, losing from 2 sets up against former World No. 1 and three-time Australian Open champion Mats Wilander (who was currently in the process of coming back to the sport), 6-4, 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 3-6.[2]

Mronz dated Steffi Graf from 1989 to 1992.[3] His younger brother, Michael Mronz, is the civil partner of liberatarian politician, Guido Westerwelle, former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor.

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