Alexander Waske

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Alexander Waske
Alexander Waske.jpg
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceFrankfurt, Germany = (1975-03-31) 31 March 1975 (age 43)
BornFrankfurt, Germany
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Turned pro2000
Retired2012
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,339,987
Singles
Career record28–64
Career titles0
5 Challenger
Highest rankingNo. 89 (12 June 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2003, 2006, 2007)
French Open2R (2006)
Wimbledon2R (2002)
US Open1R (2002, 2006, 2007)
Doubles
Career record111–76
Career titles4
15 Challenger
Highest rankingNo. 16 (30 April 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2005)
French OpenSF (2006)
WimbledonQF (2005)
US Open3R (2006)

Alexander Waske (born 31 March 1975) is a retired professional tennis player from Germany.

Waske was ranked as high as World No. 16 in doubles, winning 4 titles. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of World No. 89 in June 2006.[1] In 2010 Waske and his former Davis Cup companion Rainer Schüttler founded the Schüttler Waske Tennis-University, a tennis academy for professional tennis players.

Waske twice beat players in the final qualifying rounds of tournaments who later got into the main draw as lucky losers and caused big historical upsets. In the 2002 Wimbledon final qualifying round at Roehampton, Waske beat George Bastl, before lucky loser Bastl later beat Pete Sampras in the second round of the 2002 Wimbledon tournament, in one of the greatest upsets in tennis history. In the final qualifying round for 2007 Indian Wells, Waske beat Guillermo Cañas, before lucky loser Cañas later beat Roger Federer in the second round of the 2007 Indian Wells tournament, ending Federer's 41–match unbeaten run.

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 8 (4–4)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (3–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 2 May 2005 BMW Open, Munich, Germany Clay Germany Florian Mayer Croatia Mario Ančić
Austria Julian Knowle
3–6, 6–1, 3–6
Winner 1. 16 April 2006 Houston, United States Clay Germany Michael Kohlmann Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer
5–7, 6–4, [10–5]
Runner-up 2. 30 April 2006 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Germany Michael Kohlmann Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 1 May 2006 Munich, Germany Clay Romania Andrei Pavel Austria Alexander Peya
Germany Björn Phau
6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 29 January 2007 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet (i) Germany Michael Kohlmann Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
7–6(7–5), 4–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 3. 26 February 2007 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Romania Andrei Pavel Czech Republic Martin Damm
India Leander Paes
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [8–10]
Winner 4. 23 April 2007 Barcelona, Spain Clay Romania Andrei Pavel Spain Rafael Nadal
Spain Bartolomé Salvá-Vidal
6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 4. 2 October 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) Germany Michael Kohlmann Austria Oliver Marach
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–7(4–7), 6–7(5–7)

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2002 2003 2006 2007 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3
French Open 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2
Wimbledon 2R 1R 1R 0 / 3 1–3
US Open 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3
Win–Loss 1–2 1–3 1–4 0–2 0 / 11 3–11

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2002 2005 2006 2007 2009 2011 2012 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open SF 1R 3R 0 / 3 6–3
French Open 3R SF 3R 3R 2R 1R 0 / 6 11–6
Wimbledon 2R QF 1R 1R 0 / 4 4–4
US Open 1R 3R 2R 2R 0 / 4 4–4
Win–Loss 1–1 9–4 6–4 5–3 2–1 2–3 0–1 0 / 17 25–17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexander Waske: South African Airways ATP Rankings History". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 13 May 2010.

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