Oliver Gross

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Oliver Gross
Country Germany Germany
Residence Munich, Germany
Born (1973-06-17) 17 June 1973 (age 41)
Hanau, West Germany
Height 6'1" (185 cm)
Turned pro 1993
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $876,416
Singles
Career record 49-76
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 60 (15 May 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1998)
French Open 1R (1997, 1998, 1999)
Wimbledon 1R (1998, 1999)
US Open 4R (1998)
Career record 0–1

Oliver Gross (born 17 June 1973) is a former professional tennis player from Germany.

Career[edit]

Gross, the 1991 German Youth Champion, turned professional in 1993. The following year reached his first and only ATP Tour final, in San Marino, where he was defeated in straight sets by Carlos Costa.

He reached his highest career ranking of 60 in 1995, after reaching the quarterfinals in Munich and defeating number two Peter Sampras in Barcelona 1-6 6-2 6-3.[1]

His best performance in a Grand Slam came at the 1998 US Open when he reached the round of 16. Gross came from two sets down in the opening round to beat 16th seed Albert Costa 2-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4. He then accounted for dual French Open winner Sergi Bruguera 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 and in the third round had another five setter, defeating American wildcard Geoff Grant, 7-5, 6-7, 5-7, 6-3, 7-5. Playing for a spot in the quarter final, Gross was defeated by Swede Magnus Larsson 4-6, 5-7, 7-5, 2-6.[2]

ATP Career Finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1994 San Marino San Marino Clay Spain Carlos Costa 1-6, 3-6

Challenger Titles[edit]

Singles: (10)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1994 Brazil Belém, Brazil Hard Colombia Mario Rincon 6-4, 6-4
2. 1997 Ecuador Salinas, Ecuador Hard Austria Gilbert Schaller 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
3. 1997 Chile Santiago, Chile Clay Argentina Francisco Cabello 6-2, 6-2
4. 2000 Slovenia Ljubljana, Slovenia Clay Spain Juan Balcells 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(3)
5. 2000 Republic of Macedonia Skopje, Macedonia Clay Kazakhstan Yuri Schukin 7-5, 6-4
6. 2001 Germany Eisenach, Germany Clay Netherlands Martin Verkerk 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
7. 2001 France Montauban, France Clay Spain Julian Alonso 6-0, 4-1 (R)
8. 2001 Germany Oberstaufen, Germany Clay Austria Oliver Marach 6-0, 6-1
9. 2002 Italy Sanremo, Italy Clay Italy Renzo Furlan 6-4, 6-3
10. 2002 Germany Ulm, Germany Clay Netherlands Martin Verkerk 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-3

References[edit]