Alexander "Alex" Antonitsch ( born February 8, 1966 in Villach ) is a former Austrian tennis player.
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At the age of 16 years Antonitsch decided to pursue a professional career in tennis. In addition to the roughly the same as Thomas Muster, Horst Skoff and Gilbert Schaller, he was one of four successful Austrian participants of the ATP Tour in the 1980s and 1990s. Here he reached a tournament victory in the individual (Seoul 1990) and five wins in double (Cologne, 1986, Basel, 1987, Vienna 1988, Seoul 1991, Newport 1994). As previously the first Austrian in 1990 he reached the second round at Wimbledon. For the Austrian Davis Cup team, he joined 1983-1996 to 27 times, as the team reached its greatest success in 1990, the semi-finals, where they retired in Vienna against the eventual winner Davis Cup USA. He also took part in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul in singles and doubles.
From the early 1990s Antonitsch had to take multiple breaks caused by injury, and ended his career finally in October 1996.
Since then Antonitsch uses for youth development, among other things, he founded in Vienna school sports action " Tennis4Kids ". In Anne home ( community Treffen ), he runs the " Tennis Center Antonitsch ". In addition, he worked until 2013 as a co- commentator on Austrian television (ORF ) and occurs occasionally in exhibition battles. In 2008 he published as an author along with Mark Eggetsberger the book " The mental training of the winner and how to use it successfully in your life ." In May 2010 Antonitsch has established together with the German former world class players Carl -Uwe Steeb website tennisnet.com to life.
Since the U.S. Open in 2013 Antonitsch has worked for Euro Sports as a commentator at the Grand Slam tournaments.
Alexander Antonitsch is married and has two children, he lives with his family in Gaaden in Vienna.