Florian Mayer

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Florian Mayer
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Mayer at the 2013 French Open
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceBayreuth, Germany
Born (1983-10-05) 5 October 1983 (age 35)
Bayreuth, West Germany
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro2001
Retired2018
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachTobias Summerer (2009–2018)
Prize moneyUS$7,278,992
Singles
Career record243–261 (48.21%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 18 (6 June 2011)
Current rankingNo. 225 (10 September 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2014)
French Open2R (2004, 2011, 2012)
WimbledonQF (2004, 2012)
US Open3R (2011, 2013)
Doubles
Career record51–111 (31.48%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 47 (18 June 2012)
Current rankingNo. 1028 (10 September 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2008, 2011)
French Open2R (2015, 2016, 2017)
Wimbledon2R (2005, 2007)
US Open3R (2004, 2010)
Team competitions
Davis CupQF (2008, 2011, 2014)

Florian Mayer (German pronunciation: [ˈfloːʁi̯aːn ˈmaɪ̯ɐ]; born 5 October 1983) is a German retired professional tennis player. He played on both the ATP Tour and the Challenger Tour.

Mayer reached his career-high singles ranking of world No. 18 in June 2011. Also in 2011, Mayer won his first ATP title after four previous defeats in ATP finals.

At the 2004 Wimbledon Championships, Mayer reached the quarter-finals, which is his best Grand Slam result to date. He received the ATP Newcomer of the Year award in 2004. Eight years later, Mayer made his second Grand Slam quarter-final, once again at Wimbledon.

The biggest win of his career came at the 2011 Shanghai Rolex Masters when he upset eleven-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the round of 16.

Mayer was known for his unorthodox style of play. He had a long backswing on his forehand and backhand and used a lot of different slices and spin on his backhand side. He was also known for his jumping backhand dropshots which caught many of his opponents on the backfoot.

Mayer retired from professional tennis after the 2018 US Open.[1]

Career[edit]

2009[edit]

Florian made a return from injury reaching the final of the Nouméa Challenger but losing to Brendan Evans. Mayer then qualified for the main draw of the Australian Open by beating Sergei Bubka, Blaž Kavčič and Amer Delic. There he beat Lamine Ouahab in the first round, and then lost to Juan Martín del Potro in the second round.

2010[edit]

Mayer reached the third round at the 2010 Australian Open, defeating Philipp Petzschner and Viktor Troicki. He then lost to Juan Martín del Potro in four sets. At Wimbledon in 2010, Mayer beat 11th seed Marin Čilić in straight sets to reach the second round, where he defeated Mardy Fish in four sets. He then lost to Lu Yen-hsun in the third round. He also reached the quarterfinals at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, losing to Gaël Monfils, and the semifinal in Hamburg, losing to eventual champion Andrey Golubev. At the Shanghai Rolex Masters, he lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the third round, after defeating Kevin Anderson and Mikhail Youzhny in the first two rounds. Mayer reached the final at the If Stockholm Open, after beating Jarkko Nieminen in a tight semifinal, saving a match point. Mayer also beat world No. 5 Robin Söderling and two-time Wimbledon quarterfinalist Feliciano López en route to the final, where he lost 4–6, 3–6, to the 16-Grand Slam titles holder Roger Federer.

He went 23–18 on the season and earned $513,955.

Mayer at 2011 Wimbledon.

2011[edit]

Mayer started the new season in style. In preparation for the Australian Open. he reached the quarterfinals of the Brisbane International and the semifinals of the Medibank International in Sydney. At the first Grand Slam tournament of the season in Melbourne, Mayer surprisingly defeated Doha finalist Nikolay Davydenko in four sets, only to lose against Japanese Kei Nishikori in the second round. Two weeks later, he came through to his second semifinals of the year in Zagreb. On his way to this stage, he defeated top seed Marin Čilić, 6–3, 6–4. He lost the semifinal against countryman Michael Berrer. With this result, he was the new German no. 1 in the ATP Ranking. At the 2011 BMW Open in Munich, Mayer reached his fourth career final. He was again not able to capture his maiden ATP World Tour title, after losing to Nikolay Davydenko in three sets. Two days after this loss, he managed to beat Viktor Troicki in three sets in the first round of the Mutua Madrid Open. He had to retire in the second round against Thomaz Bellucci. He rose to a new career-high rank of no. 28.

Mayer reached the quarterfinals of the Italian Open in Rome. After three straight-set wins, Mayer could not keep up the momentum against Andy Murray, after having won the first set. He went on to lose, 6–1, 1–6, 1–6.

Again he rose to a new career-high rank of no. 21.

By winning three out of three matches at the World Team Cup in Düsseldorf, Mayer was the key player in the German team to capture the trophy for the fifth time. He improved to no. 19. The German, however, could not overcome the second round of Roland Garros and Wimbledon, losing in fourth sets in both cases against Alejandro Falla and Xavier Malisse, as he did in the Australian Open. In addition, he lost his Davis Cup quarterfinal match against Richard Gasquet, despite serving for the match in the third set.

Two weeks later, he reached the Hamburg ATP 500 quarterfinals, losing in straight tiebreaks to third seed Nicolás Almagro. However, in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 of Montreal and Cincinnati, he lost in first round to Richard Gasquet and Ivo Karlović, respectively. Mayer then reached the third round in the US Open (won to Mannarino and Lisnard, but lost in the round of 32 to fifth seed Ferrer), to achieve his best Grand Slam result of the year. He won his first title in Bucharest, defeating Pablo Andújar in the final 6–3, 6–1. On 13 October 2011, Mayer defeated world No. 2 Rafael Nadal in a brilliant display of tennis 7–6, 6–3.

2012[edit]

Mayer withdrew from the Australian Open due to injury. He couldn't win consecutively until the Miami Masters, where he defeated Ivan Dodig and Indian Wells finalist John Isner. He then lost in the fourth round to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Mayer reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time since 2004 Wimbledon. In the quarter finals, he lost to top seed Novak Djokovic.[2]

2013[edit]

Mayer reached quarter-final of Shanghai Masters and defeated French Open finalist David Ferrer.

2014[edit]

Mayer first played in Doha. He defeated Michał Przysiężny, then third seeded Andy Murray who returned from injury layoff, then Victor Hanescu who upset Fernando Verdasco. He then lost to Gaël Monfils in the semi-finals. He reached the fourth round for the first time at the Australian Open. He defeated 14th seed Mikhail Youzhny in the second round, then 20th seed Jerzy Janowicz in straight sets in the third round. In the fourth round, he was defeated by 3rd seed David Ferrer in 4 sets.

Mayer at the 2016 US Open.

2016[edit]

Mayer won the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, defeating Andreas Seppi in the quarter final, world No. 7 Dominic Thiem in the semifinal and Alexander Zverev in the final, for his first victory in his career on German soil and his first victory at an ATP 500 tournament. Mayer won the final 6–2, 5–7, 6–3. As a result of this victory, Mayer's ranking rose 112 places from 192 to 80.

2017[edit]

Mayer got to the final at the 2017 German Open in Hamburg where he lost to namesake Leonardo Mayer in three sets.

2018[edit]

Mayer played his last match on the ATP tour at the 2018 US Open, losing to Borna Ćorić in four sets in the first round.

Playing style[edit]

Mayer is an all-court player known for his unique and creative style of play. He has an unusually long take-back on both his forehand and two-handed backhand and generally hits more top-spin than flat on both wings. Despite his height, his groundstrokes and serve lack power, but are consistent and unpredictable. He uses a variety of spins on both wings to mix his shots up and hit drop-shots. He is well known for his double-handed backhand slice, similar to that of Fabrice Santoro and Jimmy Connors, and often pulls off jumping backhands and jumping slice drop-shots which catch his opponents off guard. His drop-shots are particularly effective on clay and grass, where he has had most success. Despite having a weaker, top-spin serve, Mayer occasionally serve and volleys and is also known for his two-handed backhand cutting volley. He also often uses a Chip and charge tactic during points to finish points off. This makes him unpredictable and tricky to play against.

Mayer's biggest weaknesses are his lack of match consistency and fitness, having had inconsistent results throughout his career and a relatively small build. He has also suffered from numerous injuries throughout his career, most notably his groin injury in 2015 that prevented him from playing for more than a year. However, he has since made a comeback, winning his second title at the 2016 Halle Open.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (2 titles, 5 runner-ups)[edit]

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 International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–4)
Grass (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2005 Orange Warsaw Open, Poland International Clay France Gaël Monfils 6–7(6–8), 6–4, 5–7
Loss 0–2 Aug 2006 Orange Warsaw Open, Poland International Clay Russia Nikolay Davydenko 6–7(6–8), 7–5, 4–6
Loss 0–3 Oct 2010 Stockholm Open, Sweden 250 Series Hard (i) Switzerland Roger Federer 4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–4 May 2011 Bavarian Championships, Germany 250 Series Clay Russia Nikolay Davydenko 3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Win 1–4 Sep 2011 Romanian Open, Romania 250 Series Clay Spain Pablo Andújar 6–3, 6–1
Win 2–4 Jun 2016 Halle Open, Germany 500 Series Grass Germany Alexander Zverev 6–2, 5–7, 6–3
Loss 2–5 Jul 2017 German Open, Germany 500 Series Clay Argentina Leonardo Mayer 4–6, 6–4, 3–6

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 2005 Bavarian Championships, Germany International Clay Germany Alexander Waske Croatia Mario Ančić
Austria Julian Knowle
3–6, 6–1, 3–6

Team competition: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Result W–L Year Tournament Surface Partners Opponents Score
Win 1–0 2005 World Team Cup, Germany Clay Germany Tommy Haas
Germany Nicolas Kiefer
Germany Alexander Waske
Argentina Guillermo Cañas
Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela
Argentina Guillermo Coria
Argentina Gastón Gaudio
2–1
Win 2–0 2011 World Team Cup, Germany Clay Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
Germany Philipp Petzschner
Germany Christopher Kas
Argentina Juan Mónaco
Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela
Argentina Máximo González
2–1

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 25 (14–11)[edit]

ATP Challenger (13–9)
ITF Futures (1–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Dec 2002 Gran Canaria, Spain Futures Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 6–7(3–7), 4–6
Loss 0–2 Feb 2003 Lisboa, Portugal Futures Clay Argentina Juan Pablo Brzezicki 3–6, 2–6
Win 1–0 Jul 2003 St. Petersburg, Russia Challenger Clay Slovakia Michal Mertiňák 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–1
Win 1–2 Nov 2003 Gran Canaria, Spain Futures Clay Spain Iván Navarro 6–4, 6–2
Loss 1–1 Feb 2004 Wolfsburg, Germany Challenger Clay Czech Republic Michal Tabara 4–6, 3–6
Win 2–1 Mar 2004 Mexico City, Mexico Challenger Clay Chile Adrián García 6–4, 6–3
Win 3–1 Jun 2006 Fürth, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Torsten Popp 6–3, 6–1
Win 4–1 Jul 2006 Tampere, Finland Challenger Clay Latvia Ernests Gulbis 7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–3
Win 5–1 Aug 2006 Graz, Austria Challenger Hard Germany Rainer Schüttler 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
Loss 5–2 May 2007 Dresden, Germany Challenger Clay Kazakhstan Yuri Schukin 6–7(5–7), 6–7(3–7)
Loss 5–3 Jun 2007 Prostějov, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Argentina Sergio Roitman 6–7(1–7), 4–6
Loss 5–4 Jun 2007 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay Spain Óscar Hernández 2–6, 6–1, 1–6
Loss 5–5 Jan 2009 Nouméa, New Caledonia Challenger Hard United States Brendan Evans 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Win 6–5 Mar 2009 Bangkok, Thailand Challenger Hard Thailand Danai Udomchoke 7–5, 6–2
Loss 6–6 Apr 2009 Sofia, Bulgaria Challenger Clay Czech Republic Ivo Minář 4–6, 3–6
Win 7–6 Jun 2009 Karlsruhe, Germany Challenger Clay Jamaica Dustin Brown 6–2, 6–4
Loss 7–7 Aug 2009 Istanbul, Turkey Challenger Hard Ukraine Illya Marchenko 4–6, 4–6
Win 8–7 Jan 2010 Nouméa, New Caledonia Challenger Hard Italy Flavio Cipolla 6–3, 6–0
Win 9–7 Mar 2010 Sunrise, United States Challenger Hard France Gilles Simon 6–4, 6–4
Loss 9–8 Apr 2010 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay Argentina Federico Delbonis 4–6, 3–6
Win 10–8 Jun 2012 Prostějov, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Czech Republic Jan Hájek 7–6(7–1), 3–6, 7–6(7–3)
Win 11–8 Jul 2013 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay Czech Republic Jiří Veselý 4–6, 6–2, 6–1
Win 12–8 Aug 2016 Portorož, Slovenia Challenger Hard Russia Daniil Medvedev 6–1, 6–2
Win 13–8 Aug 2016 Meerbusch, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Maximilian Marterer 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Loss 13–9 Sep 2017 Szczecin, Poland Challenger Clay France Richard Gasquet 6–7(3–7), 6–7(4–7)

Performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 3R 2R A 2R 4R A A 1R 1R 0 / 12 12–12 50%
French Open A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A 2R 2R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 11 3–11 21%
Wimbledon A A A QF 3R 2R 2R A A 3R 2R QF 1R A 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 12 16–12 57%
US Open A A A 2R 1R 2R 1R A A 1R 3R 1R 3R A 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 12 7–12 37%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 7–4 2–4 3–4 4–4 0–1 1–1 3–3 5–4 5–3 3–4 3–1 0–3 0–3 2–4 0–4 0 / 47 38–47 45%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A Q1 1R 2R 2R 1R A 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R A A A A 0 / 9 3–9 25%
Miami Open A A A Q2 4R 1R 3R 1R A 2R 4R 4R 2R 3R A A 1R A 0 / 10 12–9 57%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A 2R Q1 1R Q1 A A 2R 1R 3R A 2R A 1R 1R 0 / 8 5–8 38%
Madrid Open NH A A 1R A A A A A A 2R 1R 2R A A A 2R Q2 0 / 5 3–5 38%
Italian Open A A A 1R 1R A A A A A QF 2R A A 1R A 2R Q1 0 / 6 5–6 45%
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A A A 1R 2R 2R A A A A A 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A 1R A A 1R 1R 2R 1R A A A A A 0 / 5 1–5 17%
Shanghai Masters Not Held 2R 3R QF 2R QF A A 1R Q1 A 0 / 6 10–5 67%
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A A A 2R 1R A A A A A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
German Open A A A 3R 1R 1R 2R A Not Masters Series 0 / 4 3–4 43%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 4–5 1–3 4–5 0–2 1–1 3–4 12–9 5–8 8–7 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–4 0–1 0 / 58 44–56 44%
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held 1R Not Held A Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Davis Cup A A A PO A PO A QF A PO QF 1R 1R QF A PO A A 0 / 5 10–9 53%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 6 10–10 50%
Career statistics
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Career
Tournaments 0 0 0 17 24 21 23 9 6 19 25 24 25 7 9 12 17 15 253
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Finals 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 7
Hard Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–8 5–8 9–10 10–12 2–7 2–5 13–13 23–16 9–12 15–15 8–6 0–1 2–5 1–8 0–5 102–131 44%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 12–8 11–13 13–8 5–11 0–3 1–1 8–4 19–8 9–12 12–9 0–0 2–6 2–5 6–6 0–6 100–100 50%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–2 3–2 3–2 3–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–2 5–2 2–2 0–0 2–2 6–2 3–3 2–4 38–26 59%
Carpet Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 Discontinued 3–4 43%
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 19–19 21–25 26–21 18–25 2–10 3–6 23–18 45–26 23–26 29–26 8–6 4–9 10–12 10–17 2–15 243–261
Win % 50% 43% 55% 42% 17% 33% 56% 64% 47% 53% 57% 31% 45% 37% 12% 48.21%
Year-end ranking 873 393 250 35 72 56 55 409 61 37 23 28 40 147 217 50 69

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 2R A 1R 2R A A 1R A A 1R 1R 0 / 8 2–7
French Open A 1R A 1R A A A 1R A 1R A 2R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 8 3–8
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 2R A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 4 2–4
US Open 3R 1R 2R 1R A A 3R 2R A 1R A 1R 1R 2R A 0 / 10 6–10
Win–Loss 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–4 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–3 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 0–2 0 / 30 13–29
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A A 2R 2R 1R A A A A 0 / 3 2–3
Miami Open A 1R A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A A 0 / 5 0–5
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A QF 2R A 2R A A A 0 / 3 4–3
Madrid Open A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Italian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Canadian Open A A A A A A A SF 2R A A A A A A 0 / 2 4–2
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A SF 1R A A A A A A 0 / 2 3–2
Shanghai Masters Not Held A 1R A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 2 0–2
Paris Masters A A A A A A A 1R 1R A A A A A A 0 / 2 0–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 6–4 4–6 2–5 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 20 13–20
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1
Overall Win–Loss 2–7 5–10 2–5 2–7 5–2 0–0 3–10 12–16 7–13 3–13 1–6 3–6 2–5 4–7 0–4 51–111
Year-end ranking 234 171 382 267 272 773 181 63 137 239 348 303 382 205 31%

Record against other players[edit]

Record against top 10 players[edit]

Mayer's record against players who have been ranked world No. 10 or higher. Statistics correct as of 13 August 2018.
Only ATP Tour, Grand Slam and Davis Cup matches are considered.

Player Years Matches Record Win % Hard Clay Grass Carpet
Number 1 ranked players
Australia Lleyton Hewitt 2006–2012 2 1–1 50% 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0
Spain Rafael Nadal 2011–2017 3 1–2 33% 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0
United Kingdom Andy Murray 2011–2014 4 1–3 25% 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–0
Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 2005–2010 5 1–4 20% 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–0
United States Andre Agassi 2004 1 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
United States Andy Roddick 2006 1 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0
Russia Marat Safin 2004 1 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Serbia Novak Djokovic 2010–2014 5 0–5 0% 0–3 0–0 0–2 0–0
Switzerland Roger Federer 2005–2017 8 0–8 0% 0–2 0–1 0–5 0–0
Number 2 ranked players
Germany Tommy Haas 2004–2013 5 0–5 0% 0–2 0–3 0–0 0–0
Number 3 ranked players
Germany Alexander Zverev 2016 1 1–0 100% 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
Argentina Guillermo Coria 2004–2005 3 2–1 67% 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0
Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 2011–2013 2 1–1 50% 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0
Canada Milos Raonic 2012–2016 2 1–1 50% 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0
Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 2006–2012 5 2–3 40% 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0
Russia Nikolay Davydenko 2006–2013 8 3–5 38% 1–3 1–2 1–0 0–0
Spain David Ferrer 2004–2014 8 3–5 38% 1–3 2–2 0–0 0–0
Croatia Marin Čilić 2010–2017 7 2–5 29% 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–0
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 2006–2011 4 1–3 25% 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–0
Argentina David Nalbandian 2004–2012 4 1–3 25% 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1
Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 2006–2011 2 0–2 0% 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0
Number 4 ranked players
Sweden Robin Söderling 2004–2010 4 2–2 50% 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–0
Germany Nicolas Kiefer 2005 2 1–1 50% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1
Austria Dominic Thiem 2016 2 1–1 50% 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0
United States James Blake 2005–2013 5 1–4 20% 1–4 0–0 0–0 0–0
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 2004–2013 6 1–5 17% 1–4 0–1 0–0 0–0
Sweden Thomas Enqvist 2005 1 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
United Kingdom Tim Henman 2004 1 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Japan Kei Nishikori 2008–2011 2 0–2 0% 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0
France Sébastien Grosjean 2004–2010 3 0–3 0% 0–2 0–0 0–1 0–0
Number 5 ranked players
Chile Fernando González 2004–2005 2 2–0 100% 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
Spain Tommy Robredo 2006–2016 6 3–3 50% 2–3 1–0 0–0 0–0
South Africa Kevin Anderson 2010–2015 2 1–1 50% 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Argentina Gastón Gaudio 2004–2006 2 1–1 50% 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0
Czech Republic Jiří Novák 2004 2 1–1 50% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1
Germany Rainer Schüttler 2004–2009 3 1–2 33% 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2010–2016 6 0–6 0% 0–6 0–0 0–0 0–0
Number 6 ranked players
South Africa Wayne Ferreira 2004 1 1–0 100% 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
France Gilles Simon 2006 1 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
Slovakia Karol Kučera 2004 1 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
France Gaël Monfils 2005–2014 5 0–5 0% 0–1 0–3 0–1 0–0
Number 7 ranked players
Spain Fernando Verdasco 2005–2007 4 3–1 75% 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0
Belgium David Goffin 2013–2017 4 2–2 50% 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0
France Richard Gasquet 2004–2018 8 3–5 38% 1–3 0–1 2–1 0–0
United States Mardy Fish 2007–2011 4 1–3 25% 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–0
Croatia Mario Ančić 2005 1 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Sweden Thomas Johansson 2005 1 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Number 8 ranked players
Serbia Janko Tipsarević 2010–2011 2 2–0 100% 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Austria Jürgen Melzer 2011 1 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
Australia Mark Philippoussis 2006 1 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 2004–2011 4 3–1 75% 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0
Russia Mikhail Youzhny 2004–2015 9 6–3 67% 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–0
United States John Isner 2012–2017 3 1–2 33% 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0
Argentina Guillermo Cañas 2004 1 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
United States Jack Sock 2012 1 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 2007–2013 2 0–2 0% 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0
Number 9 ranked players
Sweden Joachim Johansson 2004 1 1–0 100% 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan 2004 1 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
Spain Nicolás Almagro 2006–2011 5 1–4 20% 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–1
Argentina Mariano Puerta 2005 1 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Number 10 ranked players
France Lucas Pouille 2017 1 1–0 100% 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
Argentina Juan Mónaco 2004–2015 9 6–3 67% 2–0 4–2 0–1 0–0
Latvia Ernests Gulbis 2009 1 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 2017–2018 2 0–2 0% 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0
Total 2004–2018 205 71–134 35% 31–72 27–41 13–17 0–4

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

Season 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Wins 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 12
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score FM Rank
2004
1. Argentina Guillermo Coria 3 Wimbledon, London, Great Britain Grass 2R 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 6–4 66
2005
2. Argentina Guillermo Coria 9 Sopot, Poland Clay SF 6–4, 5–7, 6–3 95
2006
3. Spain Tommy Robredo 7 Sopot, Poland Clay 2R 6–2, 6–4 60
2007
4. Russia Nikolay Davydenko 3 Halle, Germany Grass 2R 6–4, 6–4 37
2010
5. Russia Mikhail Youzhny 8 Shanghai, China Hard 2R 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–1 48
6. Sweden Robin Söderling 5 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) QF 7–6(10–8), 6–1 47
2011
7. Austria Jürgen Melzer 8 Rome, Italy Clay 2R 6–4, retired 28
8. Spain Rafael Nadal 2 Shanghai, China Hard 3R 7–6(7–5), 6–3 23
2012
9. United States John Isner 10 Miami, United States Hard 3R 6–4, 6–2 19
2013
10. Spain David Ferrer 4 Shanghai, China Hard 3R 6–4, 6–3 50
2014
11. United Kingdom Andy Murray 4 Doha, Qatar Hard 2R 3–6, 6–4, 6–2 40
2016
12. Austria Dominic Thiem 7 Halle, Germany Grass SF 6–3, 6–4 192

German tournaments[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Hamburg 3R 1R 1R 2R A 2R SF QF QF QF A 2R 1R F 1R 0 / 13 20–13
Halle 1R 2R QF QF A A A QF 2R QF A QF W QF 2R 1 / 11 19–10
Stuttgart 2R 1R QF 1R A A QF 1R A 2R A A QF 1R 2R 0 / 10 9–10
Munich A 1R 1R 1R A A A F A QF A 1R 2R A 1R 0 / 8 7–8

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.ubitennis.net/2018/04/florian-mayer-retire-tennis-us-open/
  2. ^ Chadband, Ian (4 July 2012). "Wimbledon 2012: Novak Djokovic steamrollers Florian Mayer for a place in the semi-finals". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 1 September 2012.

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Awards
Preceded by
Rafael Nadal
ATP Newcomer of the Year
2004
Succeeded by
Gaël Monfils