Horst Skoff

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Horst Skoff (August 22, 1968 – June 7, 2008) was a professional tennis player from Austria.

Skoff was born in Klagenfurt, Austria, and turned professional in 1985. He won his first top-level singles title in 1988 at Athens. Over the course of his career he won four top-level singles titles and two tour doubles titles. His career-high rankings were World Number 18 in singles and World Number 70 in doubles. His career prize money totalled US$1,651,858.

Skoff played on Austria's Davis Cup team for nine years, compiling a 22-17 record. He helped the team reach the World Group semi-finals in 1990. Memorable Davis Cup rubbers which Skoff was involved in include a 6–7(5), 7–6(7), 1–6, 6–4, 9–7 win over Mats Wilander in the 1989 quarter-final; and a 6–3, 7–6(4), 4–6, 4–6, 3–6 loss to Michael Chang in the 1990 semi-final.

Skoff retired from the professional tour in 1995. He died on June 7, 2008 in Hamburg, Germany, following a heart attack. He was 39.

Singles titles[edit]

No. Date Tournament Opponent in the final Score
1. 1988 Greece Athens Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bruno Orešar 6–3, 2–6, 6–2
2. 1988 Austria Vienna Austria Thomas Muster 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
3. 1990 Switzerland Geneva Spain Sergi Bruguera 7–6(8), 7–6(4)
4. 1993 Sweden Båstad Haiti Ronald Agénor 7–5, 1–6, 6–0

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