11 April 1969 |
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Highest ranking||No. 109 (26 Jul 1993)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||2R (1993)|
|US Open||2R (1995)|
Carsten Arriens (born 11 April 1969) is a former professional tennis player from Germany.
He had a quiet year in 1994, with his best result being a quarter-final appearance in the Athens International.
In 1995, while playing New Zealander Brett Steven in the opening round of the French Open, Arriens became the first ever player in the tournament's history to be disqualifed. Upon losing the second, to level the match at 1-1, the German threw his racquet into the net in frustration, from the baseline. He received a warning from Andreas Egli, the chair umpire, but after retrieving his racquet again hurled it away, this time at his chair. It however struck a linesman on his lower leg and the tournament referee was called, which culminated in Arrien's disqualification.
Also that year, Arriens made the second round of the US Open, with a win over Karol Kučera and then came up against fourth seed Boris Becker, who beat him in straight sets. He made three quarter-finals in the 1995 ATP Tour, at Dubai, Oporto and Scottsdale. In Dubai he defeated world number seven Alberto Berasategui.
He was Team captain of the Germany Davis Cup team from 2013 to 2014.
ATP Career Finals
Singles: 1 (1–0)
|Outcome||No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||1.||1992||Guarujá, Brazil||Hard||Àlex Corretja||7–6(7–5), 6–3|
|No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|1.||1997||Kyoto, Japan||Carpet||Mahesh Bhupathi||3–6, 6–2, 7–6|