Michael Berrer

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Michael Berrer
Michael Berrer 1, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports)  Germany
Residence Stuttgart, Germany
Born (1980-07-01) 1 July 1980 (age 35)
Stuttgart, West Germany
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 1999
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,335,688
Career record 73-118
Career titles 0
8 Challengers
Highest ranking No. 42 (24 May 2010)
Current ranking No. 109 (28 September 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2008, 2009, 2010, 2014)
French Open 3R (2011)
Wimbledon 2R (2007)
US Open 2R (2007)
Career record 19–25
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 134 (2 March 2009)
Current ranking No. 397 (4 August 2014)
Last updated on: August 7, 2014.

Michael Berrer (born 1 July 1980) is a German professional tennis player. He reached his career-high singles ranking of world no. 42 in May 2010.



He reached the quarterfinal at the Aircel Chennai Open in January, losing to Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarterfinals. At the 2010 Australian Open he was defeated by Denis Istomin in the second round after beating Kristof Vliegen in straight sets. In the second week of the Australian Open, he played at Heilbronn Challenger. He won the tournament after defeating Andrey Golubev in two sets. The following week he reached his first ATP World Tour final at the PBZ Zagreb Indoors, which he lost to Marin Čilić 4–6, 7–6(5), 3–6.

At the Dubai Tennis Championships in February, he defeated Sergiy Stakhovsky and Nikolay Davydenko to reach the third round, where he lost to Marcos Baghdatis, 6–7(5), 1–6. He lost the opener at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells to Mardy Fish in three sets. He won the first round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, before falling to Feliciano López in the second round. At his first clay court tournament of the year in Monte-Carlo, he beat Evgeny Korolev and Juan Mónaco en route to a third-round showdown against Rafael Nadal, which he lost, 0–6, 1–6. After this, he lost his next three opening matches.

At the French Open, he was again knocked out in the first round by Mardy Fish in five sets. He then suffered from an ankle injury. He made his next appearance in Wimbledon one month later, where he had to retire during his first-round match against Illya Marchenko. He then experienced two more first-round exits in Stuttgart and Hamburg in July.

In August, he reached the second round at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, losing to Fernando Verdasco. Two weeks later he defeated Tommy Robredo at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 in Cincinnati, before losing to Richard Gasquet in two sets. At the 2010 US Open, Berrer fell to countryman Andreas Beck in the first round, 6–7(3), 3–6, 1–6.

In September, he reached the second round of the Open de Moselle in Metz, after beating Rainer Schüttler in two sets. He lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber, 4–6, 2–6. As no. 51, he qualified for the China Open in Beijing. In the first round of the main draw he defeated world no. 7 Tomáš Berdych in three sets, before losing to Gilles Simon, 7–6, 4–6, 6–7, in over three hours. Berrer beat Guillermo García-López, Pablo Cuevas, and Marcos Baghdatis en route to the semifinal in Vienna, where he lost to Austrian Lucky Loser Andreas Haider-Maurer.


At the start of 2011, he again reached the Zagreb final, where he was defeated by Ivan Dodig in straight sets. He won his first Grand Slam match at the 2011 French Open against 26th seed Milos Raonic, before beating Arnaud Clément in the second round. In the third round, he was defeated 6–2, 6–3, 6–2 by Britain's Andy Murray.


At the start of 2015, Berrer confirmed that it would be his last year as a pro. At the 2015 Qatar Open, he beat world number 3 Rafael Nadal in the first round, after coming from a set down.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (0–2)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 7 February 2010 Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Croatia Marin Čilić 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6
Runner-up 2. 6 February 2011 Zagreb, Croatia (2) Hard (i) Croatia Ivan Dodig 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 3 (1–2)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 18 September 2006 Beijing, China Hard Denmark Kenneth Carlsen Croatia Mario Ančić
India Mahesh Bhupathi
6–4, 6–3
Winner 1. 4 May 2008 Munich, Germany Clay Germany Rainer Schüttler United States Scott Lipsky
United States David Martin
7–5, 3–6, [10–8]
Runner-up 2. 13 July 2008 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Germany Rainer Schüttler Germany Christopher Kas
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
6–3, 6–4

Singles Performance Timeline[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R A Q3 2R Q2 4–6
French Open A Q2 1R Q1 1R 3R 2R Q2 Q2 1R 3–5
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R A 1R 1R Q1 Q3 Q1 1R 1–6
US Open 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A 1R 1–7
Win–Loss 0–2 2–3 1–4 1–2 1–4 2–4 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–3 9–24
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A 1R 2R 1R 2R A Q2 A 3R 4–5
Miami Masters A A 2R Q2 2R 1R A Q1 A 1R 2–4
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A 3R Q1 Q2 A Q1 A 2–1
Rome Masters A A A A 1R A A A Q1 A 0–1
Madrid Masters A A A A A A Q1 A Q1 Q1 0–0
Canada Masters A A A Q1 1R A 1R A A A 0–2
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 2R A A A A A 1–1
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series A 1R A 1R A A Q2 0–2
Paris Masters A Q1 A Q1 1R A A A A 0–1
Hamburg Masters A Q1 1R Not Masters Series 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 4–8 1–2 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 9–18
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2
Year End Ranking 152 57 131 74 58 100 138 143 128

Top 10 wins per season[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
1. Russia Nikolay Davydenko No. 6 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard 2nd Round 6–3, retired
2. Czech Republic Tomas Berdych No. 7 Beijing, China Hard 1st Round 4–6, 7–5, 6–4
3. Spain Rafael Nadal No. 3 Doha, Qatar Hard 1st Round 1–6, 6–3, 6–4

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