Michael Lammer

Michael Lammer ( born March 25, 1982 in Zurich ) is a Swiss tennis player.

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Life and career

Michael Lammer began at the age of six years, to play tennis. He quickly achieved great success in tennis: In 1994, he became Swiss Champion in the U12 age group, both in single as well as double (on the side of Roger Federer ), in subsequent years, three Swiss runners-up. At the age of 15 years he moved to Biel in the power center of Swiss tennis. There he took on a new project in part, the tennis Etudes Swiss tennis so he also was able to visit the school next to the training. In 1999 he became Swiss champion and vice - champion of Europe in the age group U18, and reached the quarterfinals of the World Junior Championship in Miami U18. His best finish in the junior world rankings was ranked 7 in May 2000. Having completed the Matura in Biel in 2002, he sat fully on the map tennis.

Among the highlights of his career include two Grand Slam Qualifiers for the 2005 U.S. Open and the Australian Open 2006. At the U.S. Open he beat in the first round of the top 100 players Kevin Kim and then lost to the set at position 15 Dominik Hrbatý. At the Australian Open he was subject, however, in the first round Andy Roddick, then number 2 in the world rankings. Thanks to these good performances, he was also appointed to the Swiss Davis Cup team, where he made his debut against Australia. But he lost his match against Peter Luczak, and could not therefore prevent the 2:3 defeat.

His greatest successes as a single player, two Challenger titles in Montauban in 2007 and Puebla in 2008. Lammer In November 2009, failed to qualify for the main draw at the ATP tournament in Basel and defeated in the first round Daniel Köllerer. Then he climbed in the world rankings to rank 150th The best result so far at an ATP tournament was reaching the quarter- finals of Auckland in January 2010. Here he defeated, among others, the former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero, who at the registry of 3:1 had to retire due to injury for Lammer.

In a double Michael Lammer could win the ATP tournament in Gstaad in August 2009 on the side of his compatriot Marco Chiudinelli. They defeated during the tournament, the number 1, 2 and 3 of the seedings.

Michael Lammer is playing in the tennis team of Grasshopper Club Zurich, with whom he six times Swiss champion in the National League A was previously.