Dirk Dier

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Dirk Dier
Country (sports) Germany Germany
Residence Blieskastel, Germany
Born 16 February 1972
Sankt Ingbert, West Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1990
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $388,546
Singles
Career record 6–18
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 118 (22 Apr 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 1R (1996)
Wimbledon 1R (1990)
US Open 2R (1996)
Doubles
Career record 3–12
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 158 (17 Apr 2000)

Dirk Dier (born 16 February 1972) is a former professional tennis player from Germany.

Career[edit]

Dier, an under 12s and 14s national champion, was a semi finalist in the Orange Bowl.[1] In 1990 he defeated Leander Paes to win the boy's singles event in the Australian Open and also finished runner-up in the juniors at Queen's that year. He appeared in the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time at the 1990 Wimbledon Championships, where he lost in the opening round to countryman Michael Stich.

His other two Grand Slam appearances came in 1996. The German exited in the first round of the 1996 French Open, to Felix Mantilla in four sets, but reached the second round in the US Open, with a win over Chuck Adams. He then faced second seed Thomas Muster, who beat him in straight sets.[2]

Dier made just one quarter-final during his career on the ATP Tour, which was in the 1996 Bermuda Open. En route he defeated two top 100 players, Michael Joyce and Nicolas Lapentti.

He is now the coach of Anna-Lena Grönefeld.

Challenger Titles[edit]

Singles: (5)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1993 Seville, Spain Clay Mexico Oliver Fernandez 6–3, 6–3
2. 1995 Seville, Spain Clay Spain Juan-Luis Rascon-Lope 7–5, 6–2
3. 1997 Weiden, Germany Clay Egypt Tamer El Sawy 7–6, 6–3
4. 1998 Lippstadt, Germany Carpet Italy Marzio Martelli 7–6, 4–3 RET
5. 1998 Dresden, Germany Clay Germany Markus Hantschk 0–6, 6–1, 6–4

Doubles: (6)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1995 Jerusalem, Israel Hard Germany Christian Saceanu France Lionel Barthez
Germany Patrick Baur
7–6, 7–6
2. 1995 Weiden, Germany Clay Germany Lars Koslowski Spain Emilio Benfele Álvarez
Australia Brent Larkham
6–3, 6–3
3. 1995 Eisenach, Germany Clay Germany Lars Koslowski Canada Sebastien Leblanc
United States Chris Woodruff
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
4. 1996 Wolfsburg, Germany Carpet Germany Arne Thoms United States Jim Pugh
Netherlands Joost Winnink
6–4, 6–4
5. 1999 Nuembrecht, Germany Carpet Germany Jens Knippschild Germany Andreas Tattermusch
Germany Andreas Weber
6–3, 7–5
6. 2000 Magdeburg, Germany Carpet Germany Karsten Braasch Germany Tomas Behrend
Germany Michael Kohlmann
7–5, 7–6(8–6)

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