Axel Pretzsch

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Axel Pretzsch
Country (sports) Germany Germany
Born (1976-06-16) 16 June 1976 (age 40)
Hamburg, West Germany
Height 6'1" (185 cm)
Turned pro 1996
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $336,815
Career record 11–25
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 99 (14 January 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2000)
French Open 1R (1999)
US Open 2R (1999)
Career record 0–0
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 318 (7 April 2003)

Axel Pretzsch (born 16 June 1976) is a former professional tennis player from Germany.


Pretzsch, who was Germany's junior champion in 1990 and 1994, played in the main draw of four Grand Slams during his career. He twice made it into the second round, the first time at the 1999 US Open, where he beat Cyril Saulnier, before losing to eventual champion Andre Agassi. The German also reached the second round in the 2000 Australian Open, beating Alex O'Brien.[1]

His best result on the ATP Tour came at the 1999 President's Cup in Tashkent, where he had to best win of his career, defeating world number 60 Sargis Sargsian en route to the quarter-finals.[2]

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (6)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1999 Wolfsburg, Germany Carpet Italy Diego Nargiso W/O
2. 1999 Lübeck, Germany Carpet Germany Michael Kohlmann 7–6(7–2), 6–4
3. 2001 Wroclaw, Poland Hard France Antony Dupuis 7–5, 7–6(7–1)
4. 2001 Magdeburg, Germany Carpet Austria Clemens Trimmel 6–4, 6–4
5. 2001 Granby, Canada Hard United States Jeff Morrison 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4
6. 2003 Wolfsburg, Germany Carpet United Kingdom Arvind Parmar 6–7(1–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–4

Doubles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 2003 Wolfsburg, Germany Carpet Germany Karsten Braasch Austria Alexander Peya
Pakistan Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi
6–4, 6–2