Alexander Waske
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Alexander Waske

Alexander Waske
Alexander Waske.jpg
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceFrankfurt
Born (1975-03-31) 31 March 1975 (age 46)
Frankfurt, West Germany
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2000
Retired2012
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,339,987
Singles
Career record28-64
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 89 (12 June 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2003, 2006, 2007)
French Open2R (2006)
Wimbledon2R (2002)
US Open1R (2002, 2006, 2007)
Doubles
Career record111-76
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 16 (30 April 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2005)
French OpenSF (2006)
WimbledonQF (2005)
US Open3R (2006)

Alexander Waske (born 31 March 1975) is a retired tennis player from Germany.

Waske was ranked as high as world No. 16 in doubles, winning four titles. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 89 in June 2006.[1] In 2010, Waske and his former Davis Cup companion Rainer Schüttler founded the Schüttler Waske Tennis-University, a tennis academy for professional players.

Waske twice beat players in the final qualifying rounds of tournaments who later got into the main draw as lucky losers and caused big historical upsets. In the 2002 Wimbledon final qualifying round at Roehampton, Waske beat George Bastl, before lucky loser Bastl later beat Pete Sampras in the second round of the 2002 Wimbledon tournament, in one of the greatest upsets in tennis history. In the final qualifying round for Indian Wells in 2007, Waske beat Guillermo Cañas, before lucky loser Cañas later beat Roger Federer in the second round of the 2007 Indian Wells tournament, ending Federer's 41-match unbeaten run.

ATP career finals

Doubles: 8 (4-4)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1-1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3-3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-2)
Clay (3-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-0)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. May 2005 Munich, Germany Clay Germany Florian Mayer Croatia Mario An?i?
Austria Julian Knowle
3-6, 6-1, 3-6
Win 1. Apr 2006 Houston, United States Clay Germany Michael Kohlmann Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer
5-7, 6-4, [10-5]
Loss 2. Apr 2006 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Germany Michael Kohlmann Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer
3-6, 4-6
Win 2. May 2006 Munich, Germany Clay Romania Andrei Pavel Austria Alexander Peya
Germany Björn Phau
6-4, 6-2
Win 3. Jan 2007 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet (i) Germany Michael Kohlmann Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
7-6(7-5), 4-6, [10-5]
Loss 3. Feb 2007 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Romania Andrei Pavel Czech Republic Martin Damm
India Leander Paes
3-6, 7-6(7-5), [8-10]
Win 4. Apr 2007 Barcelona, Spain Clay Romania Andrei Pavel Spain Rafael Nadal
Spain Bartolomé Salvá-Vidal
6-3, 7-6(7-1)
Loss 4. Oct 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) Germany Michael Kohlmann Austria Oliver Marach
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6-7(4-7), 6-7(5-7)

Grand Slam performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Singles

Tournament 2002 2003 2006 2007 SR W-L
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0-3
French Open 1R 2R 0 / 2 1-2
Wimbledon 2R 1R 1R 0 / 3 1-3
US Open 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0-3
Win-Loss 1-2 0-3 1-4 0-2 0 / 11 2-11

Doubles

Tournament 2002 2005 2006 2007 2009 2011 2012 SR W-L
Australian Open SF 1R 3R 0 / 3 6-3
French Open 3R SF 3R 3R 2R 1R 0 / 6 11-6
Wimbledon 2R QF 1R 1R 0 / 4 4-4
US Open 1R 3R 2R 2R 0 / 4 4-4
Win-Loss 1-1 9-4 6-4 5-3 2-1 2-3 0-1 0 / 17 25-17

Wins over top 10 players

# Player Rank Tournament Surface Rd Score
2002
1. Spain Carlos Moyá 10 Japan Open, Japan Hard 2R 6-4, 7-5
2005
2. Spain Rafael Nadal 3 Halle Open, Germany Grass 1R 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

References

  1. ^ "Alexander Waske: South African Airways ATP Rankings History". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 2010.

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