Michael Lammer

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Michael Lammer
Country (sports)   Switzerland
Residence Dübendorf, Switzerland
Born (1982-03-25) 25 March 1982 (age 34)
Kilchberg, Zürich, Switzerland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2002
Retired 2015
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 533,475
Career record 7–24
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 150 (9 November 2009)
Current ranking No. 892 (22 June 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2006)
French Open Q2 (2007, 2010)
Wimbledon Q3 (2007)
US Open 2R (2005)
Career record 10–15
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 213 (2 November 2009)
Current ranking No. 807 (22 June 2014)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2014)

Michael Lammer (born 25 March 1982) is a retired Swiss professional tennis player. At the 2009 Allianz Suisse Open in Gstaad, he won the doubles tournament with compatriot Marco Chiudinelli. It was his first ATP tour title.[1] From September 2015, he works as a coach for the Swiss Tennis Under-14 team.[2]

Early life and junior career[edit]

Lammer was born on 25 March 1982 to parents Ernst and Susi, and started playing tennis at the age of six.[3]

As a junior, he was ranked as high as No. 7 in the world singles rankings in May 2000 (and No. 12 in doubles).

Professional career[edit]



In 2009 in Gstaad, Lammer won his first ATP tour title with fellow Swiss player Marco Chiudinelli. Having been granted a wildcard into the doubles draw, they managed to reach the final. There, they defeated the No. 1 seeds Jaroslav Levinský and Filip Polášek 7-5, 6-3. It was Lammer's first ATP final, and his first title.[1]

Lammer represented Switzerland in the 2014 Davis Cup World Group 1R, partnering with Marco Chiudinelli to win 3-2 over Serbia.[4] His doubles victory with Chiudinelli clinched the first round victory over Serbia, allowing Switzerland to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2004. Switzerland went on to win its first Davis Cup in history.


Lammer retired in March 2015, after playing a doubles match with Roger Federer in Indian Wells.[5] Subsequently he became a coach of the Swiss Under 14s tennis team.[6]

Playing style[edit]

Lammer is right-handed and plays with a single-handed backhand.[3] He prefers to run around his backhand in favour of a forehand, especially on clay when given more time.

Lammer cites Stefan Edberg, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer as his tennis idols.[7]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Grand Slam Tournaments (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 (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in final Score
Winner 1. 2 August 2009 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Slovakia Filip Polášek
7–5, 6–3

National Participation[edit]

Davis Cup (4 wins, 7 losses)[edit]

Group membership
World Group (1–4)
WG Play-off (2–2)
Group I (1–1)
Group II (0–0)
Group III (0)
Group IV (0)
Matches by Surface
Hard (4–4)
Clay (0–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Matches by Type
Singles (1–7)
Doubles (3–0)
Matches by Setting
Indoors (4–6)
Outdoors (0–1)
Matches by Venue
Switzerland (3–4)
Away (1–3)
Rubber result No. Rubber Match type (partner if any) Opponent nation Opponent player(s) Score
Decrease2–3; 10–12 February 2006; SEG Geneva Arena, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group First Round; Clay(i) surface
Defeat 1 I Singles Australia Australia Peter Luczak 6–1, 3–6, 0–6, 3–6
Increase4–1; 8–10 February 2008; Bodensee-Arena, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland; Europe/Africa Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Victory 2 III Doubles (with Yves Allegro) Poland Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski 6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Defeat 3 IV Singles (dead rubber) Dawid Olejniczak 6–3, 2–2 retired
Increase3–2; 18–20 September 2009; Centro Sportivo "Valletta Cambiaso", Genoa, Italy; World Group Play-offs; Clay surface
Defeat 4 V Singles (dead rubber) Italy Italy Fabio Fognini 5–7, 6–7(4–7)
Decrease0–5; 17–19 September 2010; National Tennis Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan; World Group Play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 5 IV Singles (dead rubber) Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev 3–6, 2–6
Decrease0–5; 10–12 February 2012; Forum Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland; World Group First Round; Clay(i) surface
Defeat 6 IV Singles (dead rubber) United States United States Ryan Harrison 6–7(0–7), 6–7(4–7)
Increase4–1; 13–15 September 2013; Patinoire du Littoral, Neuchatel, Switzerland; World Group Play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Victory 7 III Doubles (with Stan Wawrinka) Ecuador Ecuador Emilio Gomez / Roberto Quiroz 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7–9), 6–4
Victory 8 IV Singles (dead rubber) Roberto Quiroz 6–3, 2–6, 6–2
Increase3–2; 31 January – 2 February 2014; SPENS, Novi Sad, Serbia; World Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Victory 9 III Doubles (with Marco Chiudinelli) Serbia Serbia Filip Krajinovic / Nenad Zimonjic 7–6(9–7), 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Defeat 10 IV Singles (dead rubber) Dusan Lajovic 3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Increase3–2; 12–14 September 2014; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group Semifinal; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 11 V Singles (dead rubber) Italy Italy Andreas Seppi 4–6, 6–1, 4–6

Wins: 1[edit]

Edition Switzerland Swiss Team Rounds/Opponents
2014 Davis Cup Roger Federer
Stanislas Wawrinka
Michael Lammer
Marco Chiudinelli
1R: SUI 3–2 SRB
F: SUI 3–1 FRA


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