Heiner Moraing

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Heiner Moraing
Country (sports) West Germany West Germany
Residence Mülheim
Born (1964-08-03) 3 August 1964 (age 52)
Essen, West Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $36,539
Career record 4–7
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 135 (4 July 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1989)
Wimbledon 2R (1988)
Career record 2–4
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 193 (2 May 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1989)
Wimbledon 1R (1988)

Heiner Moraing (born 3 August 1964) is a former professional tennis player from West Germany.


To qualify for the 1988 Wimbledon Championships, Moraing managed to defeat former quarter-finalist Vijay Amritraj in his final qualification match, which went for five sets, including two tiebreaks, before being won by West German 8-6 in the fifth.[1] He defeated British wildcard Mark Petchey in the first round of the main draw, but lost in the second round, to fellow qualifier Barry Moir, in four sets.[2] With his elder brother Peter as his partner, Moraing competed in the men's doubles as well.[2] The pair were eliminated in the opening round by Sergio Casal and Emilio Sánchez.[2]

He also took part in both the singles and doubles draws of the 1989 Australian Open.[2] In the singles he had a win in the opening round, over Thierry Tulasne, who retired in the third set with sickness, after losing the first two sets.[3] He was unable to progress past fourth seed Stefan Edberg in his next match, losing in straight sets.[2] The West German didn't do as well in the doubles, with he and partner Torben Theine losing in the first round.[2]

Outside of Grand Slams, Moraing had his best performance on tour at the 1988 German Open, where he beat the 42nd ranked player in the world Eric Jelen.[2] The previous year he was a semi-finalist at a Challenger event in Vancouver and made the doubles final at another Challenger tournament, in Bossonnens, partnering Alexander Mronz.[2]

Moraing is now a tennis coach and runs a tennis center with his brother in Mülheim.


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