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Peter Gojowczyk
Peter Gojowczyk
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Full namePeter Gojowczyk
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceEisenhofen, Germany
Born (1989-07-15) 15 July 1989 (age 32)
Dachau, West Germany
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$3,445,801
Singles
Career record73-93 (44.0% in ATP Tour events)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 39 (25 June 2018)
Current rankingNo. 94 (23 May 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2018, 2020)
French Open1R (2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
Wimbledon2R (2017)
US Open4R (2021)
Doubles
Career record6-16 (27.3% in ATP Tour events)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 348 (1 April 2019)
Current rankingNo. 770 (23 May 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (2015, 2018, 2019)
Wimbledon1R (2018)
US Open1R (2018)
Team competitions
Davis CupSF (2021)
Last updated on: 24 May 2022.

Peter Gojowczyk ( goh-YOHV-chik;[1] born 15 July 1989) is a German professional tennis player. He achieved a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 39 in June 2018.

Tennis career

2014: Cracking the top 100

Gojowczyk began the year by reaching his first tour-level semifinal at Doha as a qualifier, defeating sixth seed and countryman Philipp Kohlschreiber en route, before losing to Rafael Nadal in three sets (taking the first).

After qualifying at the Australian Open, he broke into the top 100 for the first time in his career.[2]

In April, he defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in five sets in a Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal tie.[3]

In June, Gojowczyk reached the quarterfinals of Halle, defeating world No. 9 Milos Raonic in straight sets in the second round. In August at the US Open, he defeated Benjamin Becker in straight sets in the first round. He ended the year ranked as world No. 79.

2015-2016: Struggles with form, out of top 100

2017: Maiden ATP 250 title

Gojowczyk qualified for and then reached the second round of Wimbledon for the first time in his career at the Wimbledon Championships, defeating Marius Copil in the first round. He then lost to 18th seed Roberto Bautista Agut. Carrying his good form into the following week, Gojowczyk reached the semifinals in Newport.

In September, he won his maiden ATP title at the Moselle Open in Metz as a qualifier, defeating Benoît Paire in straight sets in the final.[4]

2018: Two ATP 250 finals and top 40 career-high ranking

Gojowczyk was runner-up at the Delray Beach Open. As a result he reached the top 50 on 5 March 2018. He was also a finalist at the Geneva Open and reached a career-high ranking of world No. 39 on 25 June 2018.

2019-2020: Struggles with form, out of Top 100

Gojowczyk's results during the 2019 and 2020 did not match the highs of the 2018 season. He reached the semifinals of the 2019 Washington Open as a lucky loser.[5]

At the 2020 Australian Open, he qualified and reached the second round for the second time at this Major defeating Christopher Eubanks. He lost to 27th seed Pablo Carreño Busta.

2021: US Open fourth round, return to Top 100

Ranked world No. 141, Gojowczyk qualified for the main draw at the US Open to make his fifth appearance in the main draw.[6] He reached beyond the second round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career defeating 23rd seed Ugo Humbert and Du?an Lajovi? both matches in five sets.[7] He went on to reach the fourth round of a Major for the first time in his career defeating fellow qualifier Henri Laaksonen in four sets. He lost in the round of 16 to Carlos Alcaraz in a five-set match 7-5, 1-6, 7-5, 2-6, 0-6. As a result he climbed 40 spots in the rankings to No. 101 on 13 September 2021.

At the 2021 Moselle Open in Metz, he made the quarterfinals and semifinals again as a qualifier, defeating seventh seed Karen Khachanov and Marcos Giron to reach his third tour-level quarterfinal and second semifinal of the season respectively after Montpellier and Newport.[8] With this run he returned to the Top 100 at World No. 88 on 27 September 2021.

2022: Second ATP 500-level quarterfinal

As a lucky loser, Gojowcyk made the quarterfinals in Acapulco, defeating Brandon Nakashima in the first round and advancing after his second round opponent, defending champion Alexander Zverev was defaulted from the tournament due to unsportsmanlike conduct in his doubles match.[9]

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; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (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 French Open.

ATP Tour finals

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP Tour 250 Series (1-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-1)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (0-2)
Indoor (1-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Sep 2017 Moselle Open, France 250 Series Hard (i) France Benoît Paire 7-5, 6-2
Loss 1-1 Feb 2018 Delray Beach Open, United States 250 Series Hard United States Frances Tiafoe 1-6, 4-6
Loss 1-2 May 2018 Geneva Open, Switzerland 250 Series Clay Hungary Márton Fucsovics 2-6, 2-6

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 21 (13-8)

ATP Challenger (5-4)
ITF Futures (8-4)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2007 Germany F6, Marburg Futures Clay Hungary Kornél Bardóczky 6-7(1-7), 6-2, 5-7
Win 1-1 Sep 2007 Mexico F6, Monterrey Futures Hard Mexico Luis-Manuel Flores 6-3, 6-4
Win 2-1 Oct 2007 Mexico F8, Los Cabos Futures Hard Poland Marcin Gawron 6-4, 7-6(7-3)
Win 3-1 Jan 2008 Austria F2, Bergheim Futures Carpet (i) France Ludovic Walter 4-6, 7-6(7-4), 6-0
Win 4-1 Feb 2008 Austria F3, Bergheim Futures Carpet (i) Italy Uros Vico 6-4, 6-4
Win 5-1 Sep 2008 India F6, Chennai Futures Hard Kazakhstan Alexey Kedryuk 7-6(8-6), 6-1
Win 6-1 Sep 2008 India F7, New Delhi Futures Hard Pakistan Aqeel Khan 6-1, 7-6(7-1)
Win 7-1 Sep 2008 Thailand F6, Nonthaburi Futures Hard South Korea Lim Yong-kyu 6-4, 6-2
Loss 7-2 Aug 2009 Germany F16, Überlingen Futures Clay Germany Dennis Bloemke 2-6, 0-6
Win 8-2 Oct 2009 Germany F18, Hambach Futures Carpet (i) France Benoît Paire 6-4, 6-4
Loss 8-3 Apr 2011 Turkey F13, Antalya Futures Hard Moldova Radu Albot 3-6, 2-6
Loss 8-4 Jun 2011 Germany F6, Trier Futures Clay Germany Marc Sieber 2-6, 6-4, 4-6
Loss 0-1 Aug 2011 Manerbio, Italy Challenger Clay Romania Adrian Ungur 6-4, 6-7(4-7), 2-6
Loss 0-2 Sep 2012 Shanghai, China Challenger Hard Taiwan Yen-Hsun Lu 5-7, 0-6
Win 1-2 Sep 2012 Ningbo, China Challenger Hard South Korea Jeong Suk-young 6-3, 6-1
Loss 1-3 Jul 2013 Oberstaufen, Germany Challenger Clay France Guillaume Rufin 3-6, 4-6
Win 2-3 Jan 2014 Heilbronn, Germany Challenger Hard (i) Netherlands Igor Sijsling 6-4, 7-5
Win 3-3 Nov 2014 Bratislava, Slovakia Challenger Hard (i) Uzbekistan Farrukh Dustov 7-6(7-2), 6-3
Win 4-3 Sep 2015 Nanchang, China Challenger Hard Israel Amir Weintraub 6-2, 6-1
Win 5-3 Jan 2017 Happy Valley, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Omar Jasika 6-3, 6-1
Loss 5-4 Feb 2017 Quimper, France Challenger Hard France Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 4-6

Doubles: 8 (1-7)

ATP Challenger (0-3)
ITF Futures (1-4)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2007 Oberstaufen, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Marc Sieber Slovakia Filip Polá?ek
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
5-7, 5-7
Loss 0-1 Sep 2007 Monterrey, Mexico Futures Hard Germany Marc Sieber Iceland Arnar Sigurdsson
New Zealand Adam Thompson
2-6, 1-6
Loss 0-2 Oct 2007 Los Cabos, Mexico Futures Hard Germany Marc Sieber Mexico Adrian Contreras
Mexico Luis-Manuel Flores
3-6, 6-1, [7-10]
Loss 0-3 Feb 2008 Bergheim, Austria Futures Carpet (i) Germany Marc Sieber Croatia Antonio ?an?i?
Croatia Vilim Vi?ak
7-6(7-5), 1-6, [8-10]
Win 1-3 Sep 2008 Nonthaburi, Thailand Futures Hard Chinese Taipei Lee Hsin-han Switzerland Patrick Eichenberger
Sri Lanka Harshana Godamanna
4-6, 7-6(7-1), [11-9]
Loss 1-4 Jun 2011 Trier, Germany Futures Clay Germany Marc Sieber Sweden Carl Bergman
Finland Juho Paukku
4-6, 1-6
Loss 0-2 Mar 2013 San Luis, Mexico Challenger Clay Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli Croatia Marin Draganja
4-6, 3-6
Loss 0-3 Jun 2015 Todi, Italy Challenger Clay Germany Andreas Beck Italy Flavio Cipolla
Argentina Máximo González
4-6, 1-6

Playing style

Gojowczyk possesses a fast, accurate first serve and great finishing power off both wings. He has a hard-hit, "clubbed" forehand with a long takeback, similar in some ways to Xavier Malisse. His backhand is particularly solid in terms of relative groundstroke quality, opting for frequent injections of pace, whilst not shying away from the down-the-line shot.

Record against top-10 players

Gojowczyk's match record against players who have been ranked world No. 10 or higher, with those who are active in boldface.
Only ATP Tour main draw and Davis Cup matches are considered.

  • Statistics correct as of 24 May 2022.

Top 10 wins

  • Gojowczyk has a 2-14 (12.5%) record against players who were ranked in the top 10 at the time the match was played.
Season 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Total
Wins 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score PG Rank
2014
1. Canada Milos Raonic 9 Halle Open, Germany Grass 2R 6-4, 6-4 120
2018
2. United States Jack Sock 8 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard 2R 6-3, 6-3 65

National participation

Davis Cup (1-2)

Group membership
World Group / Finals (1-2)
WG Play-off (0-0)
Matches by surface
Hard (1-2)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Matches by type
Singles (1-2)
Doubles (0-0)
Matches by venue
Germany (0-0)
Away (1-1)
Neutral (0-1)
Group Rd Date Opponent nation Score Venue Surface Match Opponent player W/L Rubber score
2014
WG QF Apr 2014  France 2-3 Nancy Hard (i) Singles 2 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Win 5-7, 7-6(7-3), 3-6, 7-6(10-8), 8-6
Singles 5 (decider) Gaël Monfils Loss 1-6, 6-7(0-7), 2-6
2020-21
Finals QF Nov 2021  Great Britain 2-1 Innsbruck Hard (i) Singles 1 Dan Evans Loss 2-6, 1-6

References

  1. ^ Wallace, Ava. "Peter Gojowczyk, the Citi Open's luckiest loser, is through to the semifinals," The Washington Post, Friday, August 2, 2019. Retrieved September 5, 2021
  2. ^ "Peter Gojowczyk - Bio". ATP World.
  3. ^ "Davis Cup - France v Germany 2014". Daviscup.com.
  4. ^ "Peter Gojowczyk wins first career ATP title at Moselle Open". Tennis.com. 24 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Peter Gojowczyk, the Citi Open's luckiest loser, is through to the semifinals". The Washington Post. 2 August 2019.
  6. ^ "US Open Qualifying Oscar Otte Leads Germans into Main Draw | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  7. ^ "Qualifiers Make Huge Impact at the 2021 US Open". 2 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Hubert Hurkacz Races into Metz QF | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  9. ^ "'Appalling': Alex Zverev kicked out of Acapulco tournament after violently 'intimidating' umpire". Fox Sports. 2022-02-23. Retrieved .

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