Volkswagen Challenger

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Volkswagen Challenger
 ATP Challenger Tour
Event name Volkswagen Challenger
Location Wolfsburg, Germany
Venue Tennisclub Grün-Gold
Wolfsburg
Category ATP Challenger Tour
Surface Synthetic (indoor)
Draw 32S/29Q/16D
Prize money €30,000+H
Website Website
Finn player Jarkko Nieminen took the singles title in 2001
Russian Marat Safin partnered with Dušan Vemić in 1998 to win the doubles
Former World No. 1 in doubles Leander Paes from India won the first edition of the doubles event, alongside Donald Johnson

The Volkswagen Challenger is a professional tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts. It is currently part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour. It is held annually at the Tennisclub Grün-Gold Wolfsburg in Wolfsburg, Germany, since 1993.

Past finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2012 Netherlands Igor Sijsling Poland Jerzy Janowicz 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(11–9)
2011 Belgium Ruben Bemelmans Germany Dominik Meffert 6–7(8), 6–4, 6–4
2010 Not Held
2009 Belgium Ruben Bemelmans Italy Stefano Galvani 7–6(5), 3–6, 6–3
2008 Republic of Ireland Louk Sorensen Uzbekistan Farrukh Dustov 7–6(7), 4–6, 6–4
2007 Netherlands Robin Haase Germany Daniel Brands 6–2, 3–6, 6–1
2006 Germany Alexander Waske Chinese Taipei Yeu-tzuoo Wang 6–2, 6–4
2005 Germany Dieter Kindlmann Germany Tobias Summerer 7–5, 4–1 retired
2004 Czech Republic Michal Tabara Germany Florian Mayer 6–4, 6–3
2003 Germany Axel Pretzsch United Kingdom Arvind Parmar 6–7(1), 7–6(5), 6–4
2002 Germany Jakub Herm-Zahlava Belgium Dick Norman 6–4, 6–2
2001 Finland Jarkko Nieminen Germany Andy Fahlke 3–6, 6–2, 7–5
2000 Russia Andrei Stoliarov Spain Oscar Burrieza-Lopez 3–6, 6–3, 6–0
1999 Germany Axel Pretzsch Italy Diego Nargiso walkover
1998 Switzerland Ivo Heuberger Germany Dirk Dier 6–7, 6–4, 6–4
1997 Germany Jens Knippschild Germany Arne Thoms 6–4, 6–3
1996 Italy Gianluca Pozzi Sweden Thomas Johansson 4–6, 7–6, 7–6
1995 Germany David Prinosil Germany Martin Sinner 6–4, 7–6
1994 Germany Alexander Mronz Canada Albert Chang 6–3, 7–5
1993 Italy Cristiano Caratti Germany Lars Koslowski 6–7, 6–1, 6–2

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2012 Lithuania Laurynas Grigelis
Belarus Uladzimir Ignatik
Poland Tomasz Bednarek
France Olivier Charroin
7–5, 4–6, [10–5]
2011 Germany Matthias Bachinger
Germany Simon Stadler
Germany Dominik Meffert
Denmark Frederik Nielsen
3–6, 7–6(3), [10–7]
2010 Not Held
2009 United States Travis Rettenmaier
United Kingdom Ken Skupski
Ukraine Sergei Bubka
Russia Alexandre Kudryavtsev
6–3, 6–4
2008 Australia Carsten Ball
South Africa Izak van der Merwe
United Kingdom Richard Bloomfield
United Kingdom Ken Skupski
7–6(5), 6–3
2007 Austria Alexander Peya
Germany Lars Übel
United Kingdom Joshua Goodall
Czech Republic Jan Mertl
6–4, 6–4
2006 Switzerland Jean-Claude Scherrer
Italy Uros Vico
Germany Frank Moser
Germany Sebastian Rieschick
7–6(3), 6–7(5), 10–8
2005 Germany Philipp Petzschner
Austria Alexander Peya
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
Croatia Lovro Zovko
6–2, 6–4
2004 Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Switzerland Jean-Claude Scherrer
Spain Juan-Ignacio Carrasco
Brazil Josh Goffi
6–2, 4–6, 7–6(5)
2003 Germany Karsten Braasch
Germany Axel Pretzsch
Austria Alexander Peya
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–4, 6–2
2002 Czech Republic Jan Hernych
South Africa Shaun Rudman
Italy Filippo Messori
Italy Gianluca Pozzi
7–6(3), 6–7(3), 6–3
2001 Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Sweden Fredrik Loven
Germany Jan Boruszewski
Germany Markus Menzler
7–6(5), 6–7(7), 6–4
2000 Germany Jan-Ralph Brandt
Germany Martin Sinner
Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
7–5, 3–6, 7–6
1999 Brazil Adriano Ferreira
Venezuela Maurice Ruah
Germany Karsten Braasch
Germany Dirk Dier
walkover
1998 Russia Marat Safin
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dušan Vemić
Germany Jan-Ralph Brandt
Germany Thomas Messmer
6–4, 4–6, 6–2
1997 Italy Nicola Bruno
Italy Laurence Tieleman
Sweden Henrik Holm
Sweden Nils Holm
7–6, 6–4
1996 Germany Dirk Dier
Germany Arne Thoms
United States Jim Pugh
Netherlands Joost Winnink
6–4, 6–4
1995 Germany Martin Sinner
Netherlands Joost Winnink
Germany Dirk Dier
Germany Lars Koslowski
7–5, 6–3
1994 United States Rich Benson
Malaysia Adam Malik
Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Simon Youl
7–6, 6–4
1993 United States Donald Johnson
India Leander Paes
Sweden Jan Apell
Denmark Michael Mortensen
7–6, 6–1

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