Alexander Waske

Alexander Waske ( born March 31, 1975 in Frankfurt am Main ) is a former German tennis player.

Tennis career

2005 won the doubles specialist with the German team to World Team Cup in Düsseldorf Rochus Club. He also starred in the same year with his partner Jurgen Melzer in the doubles at the Australian Open in the semifinals, while they defeated in the first round the number one seedings, Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor, and together with his Davis Cup colleague Rainer Schuettler he was also the quarter-finals of Wimbledon. These celebrated Alexander Waske a great success in the Davis Cup promotion match 2005, in which he, the Czech Frantisek Cermak and Leos Friedl double hit with Tommy Haas in five sets. Thus, he contributed a large part to the resurgence of German Davis Cup team.

But also on the ATP Tour, he had great games: For example, the brief from at Wimbledon in 2003, where he was subject to Court 1 Briton Greg Rusedski in 6:7, 5:7, 6:7. In Tokyo 2002 he beat Carlos Moyá, then world ranked sixth in Munich in 2004, Goran Ivanisevic, Wimbledon champion of 2001. 2005 he opened his lawn in hall the French Open champion from 2005, Rafael Nadal, then world ranking second. In doubles Alexander Waske could conquer 2006 together with Rainer Schuettler the ex- Wimbledon champion Pat Cash. In two sentences, the two were victorious against cash and its Indian partner Karan Rastogi.

He played for the first time in 2004 for the German Davis Cup team and could, together with Tommy Haas, the Israeli Double Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram beat. His Davis Cup doubles record is 7-1, 1-0 in singles. Its biggest strength is the premium and the fighting spirit, so he is also a team player. 2003, 2005 and 2006 he was in the single in the top 100, and 2005, 2006 and 2007 in a double in the top 30, 2004, he was with Blue-White Sundern and 2006 Blue White Hall German team champion, 2004 also Mister Bundesliga.

His first ATP title he won on April 16, 2006 in Houston in a double with Michael Kohlmann. They beat in the quarterfinals, the brothers Bob and Mike Bryan, the world number one in doubles. At the BMW Open 2006, he won the second doubles title with Andrei Pavel. He also reached in 2006 by winning with Michael Kohlmann every time decisive double, with the German team at the World Team Cup, the final, which they then but lost to Croatia. Two further double title he won in 2007 in Zagreb with Kohlmann and in Barcelona with Pavel. With Andrei Pavel, he failed at the French Open in 2006 in a double semi-final to the Bryan brothers, in a single in the second round to Tommy Haas. In September 2006, had Waske decisive role in the fate of Germany in the Davis Cup World Group, when he and Michael Kohlmann against the brothers Ratiwatana from Thailand took an important victory in the double and the next day also the clear favorite Paradorn Srichaphan beat in singles and thus the decisive third point for Germany secured.

Alexander Waske also convinced in February 2007 against Croatia, when the German team played with his and Michael Kohl 's and use with Tommy Haas in the quarter-finals. Against Russia in September 2007, he won despite a muscle bundle crack in the elbow with Philipp Petzschner in the quarterfinals 2-1 intermediate level, the encounter still ended with a 2:3 defeat.

In May 2011 Waske returned to nearly two-year break back on the ATP Tour, and has since been able to reach Open 2011 in doubles with various partners, including a finale in Bangkok and in each case the second round at the French Open in 2011 and U.S.. Thus since April 2008, he moved in January 2012 for the first time into the top 100 in the double world rankings.

At the U.S. Open 2012 Waske was eliminated in the first round in doubles. Then he gave on August 29 announced that this was his last Grand Slam appearance. On 20 October 2012, he finally announced his final career end.


In 2010 Waske founded together with Rainer Schuettler the shaker Waske Tennis University in Offenbach, who cares for the promotion of young talent.





Grand Slam singles results

Indicated is always reached the round

Grand Slam doubles results

Indicated is always reached the round