Mark Kratzmann

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Mark Kratzmann
Full name Mark Edward Kratzmann
Country  Australia
Residence Windera, Australia
Born (1966-05-17) 17 May 1966 (age 48)
Murgon, Australia
Height 5'10" (178 cm)
Turned pro 1984
Retired 1992
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,378,936
Singles
Career record 59–97
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 50 (26 March 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1987)
French Open 1R (1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990)
Wimbledon 3R (1986, 1990)
US Open 2R (1990)
Doubles
Career record 267–203
Career titles 18
Highest ranking No. 5 (16 April 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1989)
French Open SF (1992)
Wimbledon QF (1987, 1989, 1992)
US Open QF (1989)
Last updated on: 13 November 2012.

Mark Edward Kratzmann (born 17 May 1966 in Murgon, Queensland, Australia) is a former Australian professional tennis player.

Tennis career[edit]

Kratzmann was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder in 1983.[1]

Juniors[edit]

As the world's No. 1 ranked junior player in 1984, Kratzmann won the Boys' Singles tournaments at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open that year.

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: W (1982, 1984)
French Open: F (1984)
Wimbledon: W (1984)
US Open: W (1984)

Pro tour[edit]

As a professional player, Kratzmann won 18 doubles titles, including the Cincinnati Masters in 1990 (also reaching the Australian Open Men's Doubles final in 1989).

His best slam performance in singles was reaching the 4th round of the 1987 Australian Open. Kratzmann achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 50 in March 1990.

After retirement[edit]

Kratzmann began to play cricket after moving to Hong Kong in 2003, where he originally worked as a tennis coach. He won the Hong Kong Cricket Association's Player of the Year award for 2005–06. In May 2007, he was selected in the national squad to participate in the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament. He was also in the 20-man list for the Asia Cup but was not included in the final 14. He has made three international appearances for Hong Kong.

Doubles finals 30 (18-12)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1986 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Australia Darren Cahill United States Kevin Curren
France Guy Forget
2–6, 6–7
Winner 1. 1986 Cincinnati, USA Hard Australia Kim Warwick South Africa Christo Steyn
South Africa Danie Visser
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1986 Hong Kong Hard Australia Pat Cash United States Mike De Palmer
United States Gary Donnelly
6–7, 7–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 1987 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Australia Darren Cahill West Germany Boris Becker
United States Robert Seguso
6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. 1987 Hong Kong Hard United States Jim Pugh United States Martin Davis
Australia Brad Drewett
6–7, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 1988 Adelaide, Australia Hard Australia Darren Cahill Australia Carl Limberger
Australia Mark Woodforde
4–6, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 5. 1988 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard Australia Darren Cahill United States Joey Rive
United States Bud Schultz
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1989 Adelaide, Australia Hard United States Glenn Layendecker United Kingdom Neil Broad
South Africa Stefan Kruger
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 4. 1989 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Australia Darren Cahill United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 1989 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Australia Darren Cahill United States Tim Pawsat
Australia Laurie Warder
7–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 1989 Stratton Mountain, USA Hard Australia Wally Masur South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
6–3, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 8. 1989 Brisbane, Australia Hard Australia Darren Cahill Australia Broderick Dyke
Australia Simon Youl
6–4, 5–7, 6–0
Runner-up 5. 1989 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Australia Darren Cahill United States David Pate
United States Scott Warner
3–6, 7–6, 5–7
Winner 9. 1990 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard Australia Pat Cash South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
6–4, 7–5
Winner 10. 1990 Memphis, USA Hard (i) Australia Darren Cahill West Germany Udo Riglewski
West Germany Michael Stich
7–5, 6–2
Winner 11. 1990 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard Australia Wally Masur United States Kent Kinnear
United States Brad Pearce
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 12. 1990 Singapore Hard Australia Jason Stoltenberg Australia Brad Drewett
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–1, 6–0
Winner 13. 1990 Manchester, England Grass Australia Jason Stoltenberg United Kingdom Nick Brown
United States Kelly Jones
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 14. 1990 Newport, USA Grass Australia Darren Cahill United States Todd Nelson
United States Bryan Shelton
7–6, 6–2
Winner 15. 1990 Cincinnati, USA Hard Australia Darren Cahill United Kingdom Neil Broad
South Africa Gary Muller
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 1990 Paris Indoor, France Carpet Australia Darren Cahill United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 1991 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard Australia Darren Cahill United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. 1992 Adelaide, Australia Hard Australia Jason Stoltenberg Croatia Goran Ivanišević
Switzerland Marc Rosset
6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 9. 1992 Rome, Italy Clay South Africa Wayne Ferreira Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
Switzerland Marc Rosset
4–6, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 16. 1993 Milan, Italy Carpet Australia Wally Masur Netherlands Tom Nijssen
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 17. 1993 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet Australia Wally Masur United States Steve DeVries
Australia David Macpherson
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 10. 1993 Rome, Italy Clay South Africa Wayne Ferreira Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
4–6, 6–7
Winner 18. 1994 Adelaide, Australia Hard Australia Andrew Kratzmann South Africa David Adams
Zimbabwe Byron Black
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 1994 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard Australia Laurie Warder Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Sandon Stolle
1–6, 6–7
Runner-up 12. 1994 Cincinnati, USA Hard South Africa Wayne Ferreira United States Alex O'Brien
Australia Sandon Stolle
7–6, 3–6, 2–6

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open 1R 2R 2R 1R NH QF 3R F QF 3R 2R SF 3R 2R A 0 / 13 23–13
French Open A A 2R 2R 2R 3R A 1R 1R 2R SF QF 2R A A 0 / 10 14–10
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R 2R QF A QF 1R 3R QF 2R 1R A 1R 0 / 11 13–11
U.S. Open A A 1R A 1R 1R A QF 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R A A 0 / 9 5–9
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 43 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–1 1–1 2–4 1–3 2–3 7–4 2–1 11–4 3–4 5–4 9–4 8–4 3–4 1–1 0–1 N/A 55–43
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
2R 2R 1R SF 2R A A 0 / 5 4–5
Miami SF 3R QF 3R A A A 0 / 4 8–4
Monte Carlo A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0–1
Rome A A F F A A A 0 / 2 8–2
Hamburg A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Canada 1R A SF QF A A A 0 / 3 4–3
Cincinnati W 2R 1R 2R F A A 1 / 5 10–4
Stuttgart (Stockholm) QF 2R QF 2R QF A A 0 / 5 5–5
Paris F 1R QF 2R 1R A A 0 / 5 4–5
Masters Series SR N/A 1 / 6 0 / 5 0 / 7 0 / 8 0 / 5 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 31 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 13–5 3–5 11–7 9–8 7–5 0–0 0–0 N/A 43–30
Year End Ranking 409 289 130 164 35 43 124 13 7 62 14 13 43 721 N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Excellence : the Australian Institute of Sport. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. 2002. ISBN 174013060X. 

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