Werner Eschauer

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Werner Eschauer
Country (sports)  Austria
Residence Hollenstein an der Ybbs, Austria
Born (1974-04-26) 26 April 1974 (age 44)
Hollenstein an der Ybbs, Austria
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1998
Retired 2008 (limited activity 2009-12)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $703,610
Career record 15–41 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 52 (27 August 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2008)
French Open 2R (2000, 2007)
Wimbledon 2R (2007)
US Open 1R (2003, 2007)
Career record 7–10 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 120 (14 April 2008)

Werner Eschauer (born 26 April 1974) is an Austrian former professional tennis player.

Tennis career[edit]

In his first 12 years as a pro, Eschauer found little success, winning just 7 ATP-level matches and cracking the top-100 for just a few weeks in late 2003, peaking at No. 96.

In 2007 however, at the age of 33, Eschauer cracked the top 100 in April and reached World No. 52 in August. He won 7 ATP-level matches in 2007 to match his total from the previous 12 years and won 4 matches at the Dutch Open in July to reach his first ATP final, including a win over Carlos Moyà in the quarters. He lost to Steve Darcis, another first-time finalist.

Eschauer's most notable match likely was playing Rafael Nadal on Centre Court at Wimbledon in the 2nd round in June 2007. ESPN's Chris Fowler reported during coverage of this event that when searching for a left-handed player to practice against as a warm-up for the left-handed Nadal, Eschauer ended up facing off against John McEnroe. Fowler described Eschauer as coming from a modest background, and stated that he had not received much support from the Tennis Federation.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0-1)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0)
ATP World Tour 1000 Series (0)
ATP 500 Series (0/0)
ATP 250 Series (0/1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 16 July 2007 Amersfoort, Netherlands Clay Belgium Steve Darcis 1–6, 6–7(1—7)

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Winner – Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam (0/0)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0/0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0/0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0/0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0/1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0/0)
Clay (0/1)
Grass (0/0)
Carpet (0/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 24 February 2008 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Australia Peter Luczak Argentina Agustín Calleri
Peru Luis Horna
0–6, 7–6(8–6), [2–10]

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