Daniel Elsner
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Daniel Elsner
Daniel Elsner
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceMemmingerberg,
Germany
Born (1979-01-04) 4 January 1979 (age 42)
Memmingerberg,
West Germany
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Turned pro1997
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$369,334
Singles
Career record8-27
Career titles0
6 Challenger, 8 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 92 (23 October 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2001)
French Open2R (2004)
Wimbledon1R (2001)
US Open1R (2004)
Doubles
Career record1-3
Career titles0
0 Challenger, 1 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 505 (19 June 2000)
Last updated on: 19 September 2021.

Daniel Elsner (born 4 January 1979) is a former professional German tennis player.

Juniors

Elsner was an outstanding juniors player. He won 3 consecutive juniors grand slam singles titles: the 1996 Juniors U.S. Open, the 1997 Juniors Australian Open, and 1997 Juniors French Open; as well as making the finals of the subsequent 1997 Juniors Wimbledon. [1] He is one of only 12 male players (as of May 2017) to win at least 3 junior grand slam singles titles, and one of only 4 to do so consecutively. He was a World No. 1 junior player in singles.[]

ATP Tour

Elsner turned professional in 1997 and won several futures tournaments, but had limited success on the ATP tour. His professional highlight was making the semi-finals of the Stuttgart Open in 2000, beating then ATP world No. 2 ranked Magnus Norman en route 46 76 64. [2] He obtained a career high rank of 92 during that year. His best grand slam result was the 2nd round of the French Open in 2004. He last played on the ATP World Tour in October, 2008.

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1996 US Open Hard Austria Markus Hipfl 6-3, 6-2
Win 1997 Australian Open Hard South Africa Wesley Whitehouse 7-6, 6-2
Win 1997 French Open Clay Peru Luis Horna 6-4, 6-4
Loss 1997 Wimbledon Grass South Africa Wesley Whitehouse 3-6, 6-7

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partnet Opponents Score
Loss 1996 French Open Clay Germany Jan-Ralph Brandt France Olivier Mutis
France Sebastien Grosjean
2-6, 3-6

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 19 (14-5)

Legend
ATP Challenger (6-3)
ITF Futures (8-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (3-1)
Clay (10-4)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-0)


Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Apr 1998 Germany F3, Riemerling Futures Clay France Jerome Haehnel 6-0, 6-3
Win 2-0 Jun 1998 Germany F10, Albstadt Futures Clay Germany Carsten Arriens 6-3, 6-2
Win 3-0 Jun 1998 Germany F11, Trier Futures Clay Italy Igor Gaudi 6-3, 6-7, 6-3
Win 4-0 Apr 2000 France F9, Clermont-Ferrand Futures Carpet France Olivier Mutis 6-3, 6-4
Win 5-0 Apr 2000 France F10, Saint-Brieuc Futures Clay Germany Tobias Clemens 6-2, 6-1
Win 6-0 Apr 2000 Germany F1, Berlin Futures Hard Czech Republic Jan Vacek 6-2, 7-5
Loss 6-1 Jun 2000 Furth, Germany Challenger Clay Georgia (country) Irakli Labadze 4-6, 4-6
Win 7-1 Jun 2000 Weiden, Germany Challenger Clay Belgium Filip Dewulf 6-1, 7-6(7-5)
Loss 7-2 Jun 2002 Germany F6, Oberweiler Futures Clay Belgium Kristof Vliegen 1-6, 0-1 ret.
Win 8-2 Apr 2003 Australia F2, Devonport Futures Hard Australia Todd Larkham 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Win 9-2 Aug 2003 Mönchengladbach, Germany Challenger Clay Georgia (country) Irakli Labadze 6-1, 2-6, 6-3
Win 10-2 Sep 2003 Brasov, Romania Challenger Clay Romania Razvan Sabau 6-2, 6-1
Loss 10-3 Sep 2003 Sofia, Bulgaria Challenger Clay France Stephane Robert 1-6, 6-4, 6-7(4-7)
Loss 10-4 Jun 2004 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay Czech Republic Tomas Berdych 6-4, 1-6, 4-6
Win 11-4 Jul 2004 Zell, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Dieter Kindlmann 6-3, 6-1
Win 12-4 Sep 2005 Brasov, Romania Challenger Clay Spain Daniel Gimeno Traver 7-5, 6-2
Win 13-4 May 2006 Zagreb, Croatia Challenger Clay Romania Victor Crivoi 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Win 14-4 Apr 2007 Sweden F2, Linköping Futures Hard Sweden Mikael Ekman 6-3, 6-1
Loss 14-5 Oct 2007 Germany F20, Isernhagen Futures Hard Germany Andre Wiesler 4-6, ret.


Doubles: 4 (1-3)

Legend
ATP Challenger (0-1)
ITF Futures (1-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-2)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 1999 Germany F10, Oberhaching Futures Carpet Germany Tomas Zivnicek Czech Republic Petr Kovacka
Czech Republic Pavel Kudrnac
4-6, 7-6, 6-7
Loss 0-2 Jun 2000 Weiden, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Andy Fahlke New Zealand Mark Nielsen
Russia Andrei Stoliarov
5-7, 3-6
Win 1-2 Jan 2003 Germany F1B, Biberach Futures Hard Germany Philipp Petzschner Italy Alberto Brizzi
Sweden Michael Ryderstedt
6-4, 6-4
Loss 1-3 Jan 2003 Germany F1C, Munich Futures Carpet Germany Philipp Petzschner Slovakia Michal Mertinak
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
6-4, 6-7(18-20), 6-7(5-7)

Performance timeline

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 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R A A Q2 A Q1 0 / 1 0-1 0%
French Open A A A A A 1R A A 2R Q2 A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
US Open A A A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-3 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 / 5 1-5 17%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Monte Carlo A Q1 A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Rome A A A A A Q1 A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Hamburg Q2 Q1 A A A Q1 A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Stuttgart A 1R A A Q1 A Not Held 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 1 0-1 0%


See also

List of Grand Slam boys' singles champions

References

External links



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