Julian Knowle

Julian Knowle ( born April 29, 1974 in Lauterach, Vorarlberg) is an Austrian tennis player. His greatest successes came with different partners in doubles. There Knowle won previously in 2007, among others, the U.S. Open, the year 2004 was in the finals of Wimbledon and also in 2007 that of the Masters in Shanghai.

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Knowle grew up in Vorarlberg. Its name comes from its originating from India grandfather, his grandmother was Italian. At 14, he was already one of the best tennis players in its class.



Julian Knowle is one of the few players on the circuit, playing the forehand and backhand with both hands. His best ranking in singles he made in 2002 with number 86, this year, he was both at the Australian Open as well as at the French Open in round two. From the year 2004, however, the crash came in the rankings in the individual: he had at almost every tournament in the qualification that he still often stood at the beginning, but since Chennai 2005, he was never again in a main field of an ATP tournament. Only in 2012 he tried his hand at the Malaysian Open again at an ATP tournament since the qualification was occupied very weak for this tournament and he had already played the double event. After he survived the qualification, he failed, however, in round one the Spaniard Albert Ramos. Nevertheless Knowle presented thus on the then-current record of the oldest participant who has ever qualified for the main draw of an ATP Tournament.


Knowle specialized more and more on the double. Already parallel to his solo career, he had great success as the Wimbledon finals in 2004 with his former partner Nenad Zimonjic. From 2005 he began to play with his Austrian compatriot Jürgen Melzer double. With it he won two titles (St. Petersburg and Casablanca) and managed many Finaleinzüge at the end of 2006. Yet when Melzer in 2007 wanted more focus on the individual, Knowle played together since then with the Swede Simon Aspelin, he with the surprisingly large successes celebrated. In the summer of 2007, he won with the Scandinavians three tournaments ( Pörtschach, Båstad and Hall ).

His career to peak it reached on 7 September 2007, when he won again at the side of Aspelin, the doubles title at the U.S. Open. In the quarterfinals, the 10 -seeded Austrian- Swedish duo beating out the top-seeded pair Mike Bryan / Bob Bryan. In the final Aspelin / Knowle sat against the Czechs Lukáš Dlouhy and Pavel Vízner 7:5 and 6:4. Knowle is the second Austrian according to Thomas Muster, who won a Grand Slam tournament in the general class. In the autumn of the same year, the team was also able to even reach the final of the Tennis Masters Cup, where they had to give, however, clearly beaten Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor 6-2 and 6-3.

In 2009 he won at the side of the double Jurgen Melzer competitions at the ATP Turniern in New Haven and Tokyo.

For the 2010 season Knowle planned cooperation with the Swede Robert Lindstedt, an attempt which was, however, terminated in view of four defeats already start in February. His best result achieved by the team at the Open 13 in Marseille, where it advanced all the way to the final. Then Knowle played with Andy Ram. At the French Open he reached the final in mixed competition and the HF in men's doubles. At Wimbledon, he reached the quarterfinals in mixed competition.

At the start of the 2011 season played with Simon Aspelin Knowle, then again with different partners.