Dominik Koepfer
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Dominik Koepfer
Dominik Koepfer
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Koepfer at the 2021 French Open
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceTampa, United States
Born (1994-04-29) 29 April 1994 (age 28)
Furtwangen, Germany
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2016
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeTulane
Prize moneyUS$2,248,930
Singles
Career record37-48 (43.5% in ATP Tour events)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 50 (10 May 2021)
Current rankingNo. 141 (1 August 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2021, 2022)
French Open3R (2021)
Wimbledon3R (2021)
US Open4R (2019)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games3R (2021)
Doubles
Career record18-14 (56.3% in ATP Tour events)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 92 (14 February 2022)
Current rankingNo. 151 (25 July 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2021, 2022)
French Open2R (2021)
Wimbledon2R (2021)
US Open3R (2021)
Team competitions
Davis CupSF (2021)
Last updated on: 25 July 2022.

Dominik Koepfer (born 29 April 1994) is a German professional tennis player. He has achieved a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 50 on 10 May 2021, and a doubles ranking of No. 92 on 14 February 2022.

He played college tennis at Tulane University.[1]

Professional Career

2017: ATP debut

Koepfer made his ATP main draw debut at the Winston-Salem Open as a lucky loser. He won his first ATP Challenger Tour title in doubles at the 2017 Columbus Challenger, partnering Denis Kudla.

2018: First ATP win

Koepfer won his first match on the ATP Tour, again as a lucky loser at the Winston-Salem Open, defeating Tennys Sandgren.

2019: First Challenger title, Grand Slam debut, US Open fourth round

By winning his first Challenger in singles at the Ilkley Trophy Koepfer gained a wildcard for the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.[2] There, he won his first Grand Slam main draw match by defeating Filip Krajinovi? in the first round before losing to Diego Schwartzman in straight sets.

He reached for the first time the fourth round of the 2019 US Open as a qualifier, where he lost to Daniil Medvedev in four sets.[3]

2020: First Masters 1000 quarterfinal

Koepfer reached his first ATP Tour Masters 1000 quarterfinal at the Italian Open.

He reached the second round of the 2020 French Open for the first time where he lost to Stan Wawrinka in four sets.

2021: Top 50 debut, two Grand Slams third rounds

Koepfer started his season at the first edition of the Great Ocean Road Open. He lost in the first round to Australian Christopher O'Connell.[4] At the Australian Open, he was defeated in the second round by third seed and last year finalist, Dominic Thiem.[5]

Seeded sixth at the Córdoba Open, Koepfer was eliminated in the first round by Federico Coria.[6] In Buenos Aires, he fell in the second round to fifth seed Albert Ramos Viñolas.[7] At the Mexican Open, he reached his first ATP tour semifinal beating Mexican wildcard Gerardo López Villaseñor,[8] fourth seed Milos Raonic,[9] and Cameron Norrie.[10] He ended up losing to second seed, compatriot, and eventual champion, Alexander Zverev.[11] With this result, Koepfer climbed into the top 60 in the rankings to a career-high of No. 54 in singles. At the Miami Open, he was beaten in the first round by Hugo Gaston.[12]

Koepfer began the clay-court season at the Monte-Carlo Masters. Getting past qualifying, he lost in the first round to fellow qualifier Marco Cecchinato.[13] Next, he competed at the Barcelona Open. He was defeated in the first round by fellow leftie Corentin Moutet.[14] Playing in Munich, he was eliminated in the second round by seventh seed, compatriot, and eventual finalist Jan-Lennard Struff.[15] At the Madrid Open, he was beaten in his second-round match by 16th seed Cristian Garín.[16] His final tournament before the second Grand slam of the year was the Geneva Open. He upset seventh seed Benoît Paire in a three-set first round victory.[17] He ended up losing in the quarterfinals to third seed and eventual champion, Casper Ruud.[18] At the French Open, he reached the third round for the first time and was defeated by eighth seed, former world number one, and 2009 champion Roger Federer.[19]

Koepfer opened his grass-court season at the Stuttgart Open. He lost in the first round to Jurij Rodionov.[20] In Halle, he faced third seed Alexander Zverev in the first round. He pushed Zverev to three sets but ended up losing the match.[21] At Wimbledon, he made it to the third round for the first time where he fell to eighth seed Roberto Bautista Agut.[22]

After Wimbledon, Koepfer played at the Hamburg Open. He was eliminated in the second round by top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.[23] Representing Germany at the Summer Olympics, he reached the third round and lost to sixth seed and eventual bronze medalist, Pablo Carreño Busta.[24]

Starting his US Open preparation at the Canadian Open, Koepfer was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Canadian wildcard Peter Polansky.[25] In Cincinnati, he fell in the final round of qualifying to Marcos Giron. However, he earned a spot into the main draw. He was eliminated in the second round by seventh seed Pablo Carreño Busta.[26] Seeded 16th at the Winston-Salem Open, he made it to the third round where he was beaten by top seed Pablo Carreño Busta.[27] At the US Open, he lost in the second round to second seed and eventual champion, Daniil Medvedev.[28]

Competing at the first edition of the San Diego Open, Koepfer was defeated in the first round by Cameron Norrie.[29] At the Indian Wells Masters, he fell in the first round to Emil Ruusuvuori in three sets.[30] In Vienna, he was eliminated in the final round of qualifying by Gianluca Mager. Entering the main draw as a lucky loser, he lost in the first round to Lorenzo Sonego.[31] At the Paris Masters, he lost in the final round of qualifying to Miomir Kecmanovi?. Due to the withdrawal of Jenson Brooksby, he entered the tournament's main draw as a lucky loser.[32] He defeated Andy Murray in the first round; he had to save seven match points to get the victory.[33] In the second round, he upset ninth seed Félix Auger-Aliassime. With that win, he ended the Canadian's hopes for the ATP finals.[34] In the third round, he lost to seventh seed Hubert Hurkacz.[35]

2022: Loss of form, out of clay season and of top 125

At the 2022 Australian Open he reached the second round defeating Carlos Taberner. He skipped the entire clay season and his ranking plummeted down to No. 149 on 18 July 2022.

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P NH
(W) winner; (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); (W-L) win-loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles

Current through the 2022 Citi Open.

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q2 1R 2R 2R 0 / 3 2-3 40%
French Open A A A Q2 2R 3R A 0 / 2 3-2 60%
Wimbledon A A Q3 2R NH 3R 1R 0 / 3 3-3 50%
US Open A A A 4R 1R 2R 0 / 3 4-3 57%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-2 1-3 6-4 1-2 0 / 11 12-11 52%
National representation
Summer Olympics A NH 3R NH 0 / 1 2-1 67%
Davis Cup A A A A QR SF 0 / 1 2-2 50%
ATP Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A NH 1R 2R 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Miami Open A A A A NH 1R 1R 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A NH 1R A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Madrid Open A A A A NH 2R A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Italian Open A A A A QF A A 0 / 1 3-1 75%
Canadian Open A A A A NH Q1 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Cincinnati Masters A A A A Q2 2R 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Shanghai Masters A A A Q2 NH 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Paris Masters A A A A A 3R 0 / 1 2-1 67%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-1 4-6 1-2 0 / 9 8-9 47%
Career statistics
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Career
Tournaments 0 1 2 4 6 24 9 Career total: 46
Hard win-loss 0-0 0-1 1-1 3-3 2-3 12-14 3-6 0 / 26 21-28 43%
Clay win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 5-3 8-9 0-0 0 / 13 13-13 50%
Grass win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 2-3 0-3 0 / 7 3-7 30%
Overall win-loss 0-0 0-1 1-2 4-4 7-6 22-26 3-9 0 / 46 37-48 44%
Win %  -  0% 33% 50% 54% 46% 20% Career total: 44%
Year-end ranking 514 305 161 94 66 54

Doubles

Tournament 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R 2R 0 / 2 2-2
French Open A A 2R A 0 / 1 1-1
Wimbledon A NH 2R A 0 / 1 1-1
US Open A A 3R 0 / 1 1-1
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 4-4 1-1 0 / 5 5-5
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 0 13 3 17
Overall win-loss 2-1 0-0 14-11 2-3 18-15
Year-end ranking 314 412 104 55%

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 8 (5-3)

Legend
ATP Challenger (1-2)
ITF Futures Tour (4-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (3-2)
Clay (1-1)
Grass (1-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Oct 2016 USA F32, Harlingen Futures Hard United Kingdom Luke Bambridge 6-4, 6-4
Loss 1-1 Jan 2017 USA F5, Weston Futures Clay Bolivia Hugo Dellien 2-6, 5-7
Win 2-1 Mar 2017 USA F5, Orlando Futures Clay United States Tommy Paul 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Win 3-1 Jul 2017 USA F24, Champaign Futures Hard New Zealand Jose Statham 6-7(5-7), 6-2, 7-5
Loss 0-1 Feb 2018 San Francisco, USA Challenger Hard (i) Chinese Taipei Jason Jung 4-6, 6-2, 6-7(5-7)
Win 4-1 Mar 2018 Canada F2, Sherbrooke Futures Hard (i) United States Michael Redlicki 6-7(3-7), 7-5, 6-2
Win 1-1 Jun 2019 Ilkley, Great Britain Challenger Grass Austria Dennis Novak 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(7-5)
Loss 1-2 Aug 2019 Aptos, USA Challenger Hard United States Steve Johnson 4-6, 6-7(4-7)

Doubles: 5 (2-3)

Legend
ATP Challenger (1-0)
ITF Futures (1-3)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-2)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Aug 2016 USA F27, Champaign Futures Hard United States Jared Hiltzik United States Tim Kopinski
United States Alex Lawson
3-6, 6-3, [11-9]
Loss 1-1 Feb 2017 USA F7, Orlando Futures Clay Bolivia Boris Arias United States Connor Smith
United States Rhyne Williams
6-3, 3-6, [8-10]
Loss 1-2 Mar 2017 USA F10, Bakersfield Futures Hard United States Jared Hiltzik United States Patrick Kawka
United States Keegan Smith
3-6, 6-3, [6-10]
Loss 1-3 Jun 2017 USA F19, Winston-Salem Futures Hard Venezuela Luis David Martínez United States Christopher Eubanks
United States Kevin King
3-6, 4-6
Win 1-0 Sep 2017 Columbus, USA Challenger Hard (i) United States Denis Kudla United Kingdom Luke Bambridge
Republic of Ireland David O'Hare
7-6(8-6), 7-6(7-3)

Record against top 10 players

Koepfer's match record against players who have been ranked in the top 10. Only ATP Tour main draw matches are considered. Players who have been No. 1 are in boldface.

* As of 3 August 2022.

Wins over top 10 players

  • Koepfer has a 1-12 (7.7%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season 2020 2021 2022 Total
Wins 1 0 0 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score DKR
2020
1. France Gaël Monfils 9 Italian Open, Italy Clay 2R 6-2, 6-4 97

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