Alexander Popp

Alexander Popp ( * November 4, 1976 in Sandhausen ) is a former German tennis player. With a height of 2.01 meters and a weight of 85 kg, he has long been the longest professional tennis player in the world.


Popp won in his career, which began in 1997, 45 matches with 65 defeats. He reached in each case a single and double finals each of Newport in the grass tournament of his career. His greatest success Popp at Wimbledon, where he in 2000 and 2003 reached the quarter- finals and defeated, among others, Michael Chang and Gustavo Kuerten. In his career, he won prizes in the amount of 976 038 U.S. dollars.

At the end of 2005, Popp moved due to many back injuries from active professional tennis. He then took on to study pharmacy in Berlin.


Popp is right-handed and plays his two-handed backhand. Alexander Popp thanks to its body size has a strong serve. His backhand is stronger than his forehand.