Alexander Popp

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Alexander Popp
Country  Germany
Residence Mannheim, Germany
Born (1976-11-04) November 4, 1976 (age 38)
Heidelberg, West Germany
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Turned pro 1997
Retired 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $976,038
Singles
Career record 45–65
Career titles 0
6 Challengers, 7 Futures
Highest ranking No. 74 (July 10, 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2001)
French Open 1R (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
Wimbledon QF (2000, 2003)
US Open 2R (2000, 2002)
Doubles
Career record 5–6
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 266 (July 15, 2002)
Last updated on: September 8, 2012.

Alexander Popp (born November 4, 1976) is a former German professional tennis player.[1] He reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon in 2000 and 2003.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Popp was born in Heidelberg to parents Rainer and Jennifer, and started playing tennis at the age of 8. He was coached by Helmut Luthy, from 1994 until retirement.[1]

Tennis career[edit]

Popp turned professional in 1997 at the age of 21.[1]

Popp's career highlights are making the quarterfinals of Wimbledon (by far his most successful tournament) in 2000 (defeating Gustavo Kuerten and Michael Chang en route), and in 2003 (defeating Jiří Novák). He also reached the fourth round in 2004, losing to the eventual runner-up in each of these three runs (Patrick Rafter, Mark Philippoussis and Andy Roddick respectively), and the third round in 2005. Popp also reached the final of Newport in 2004 and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 74.

In doubles, Popp made the final of Newport in 2002 (partnering Jürgen Melzer) and the semifinals of the Ho Chi Minh City championships in 2005 (partnering Jiří Vaněk).

Singles titles (6)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (6)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 1999 Germany Oberstaufen Clay Brazil Francisco Costa 7–6, 6–3
2. 1999 United States Bronx Hard France Sébastien de Chaunac 6–7, 7–6, 6–0
3. 2000 Germany Hamburg Carpet Germany Andy Fahlke 6–3, 6–2
4. 2001 Germany Aachen Carpet Germany Axel Pretzsch 6–3, 1–6, 6–2
5. 2001 Germany Eckental Carpet Netherlands Peter Wessels 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
6. 2002 Germany Heilbronn Carpet Austria Jürgen Melzer 3–6, 6–3, 6–4

Top 10 wins per season[edit]

Season 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Total
Wins 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2

Wins over top 10 players per season[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2000
1. Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 4 Wimbledon, England Grass 3R 7–6(8–6), 6–2, 6–1
2003
2. Czech Republic Jiří Novák 10 Wimbledon, England Grass 3R 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)

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