- Augsburg, Germany
- Altstaetten, Switzerland
- 5’10” (178 cm)
- 154 lbs (70 kg)
- Turned Pro
Born on the 16th of October, 1983, this German tennis player reached the Top 100 in the ranking at 21 years of age. He steadily grew and progressed and ended 2007, his most successful year in terms of matches won, having moved 28 positions up the list at 32nd in the world, notching up 33 victories in the process.
In 2008 he became the German No.1 and on the 28th of September of 2009 he reached the highest point in his career when he played in the final in Metz and the semi-finals in Halle and Vienna, moving him up into the No. 22 spot in the ATP rankings.
In 2010 he finished up among the 35 best in the world for the fourth consecutive year and had become a regular on the men’s circuit.
He has won three singles titles in his career (Munich in 2007, Auckland in 2008 and Halle in 2011), but his true expertise is in doubles, a category in which he has won six tournaments, despite the fact that he’s never had a permanent partner.
He has played alongside Burgsmuller, Koubek, Youzhny and Kas and between 2005 and 2009 has always come away with a men’s doubles trophy.
His best result in a Grand Slam tournament has been getting through to the last sixteen, which he has achieved on three occasions: twice at the Australian Open (2005 and 2008) and once at the Roland Garros (2009).