Philipp Marx

Philipp Marx ( born February 3, 1982 in Biedenkopf ) is a German tennis player.

Life and career

As a junior Philipp Marx was already worldwide in tournaments on the road and stayed for a year in the Top 100 in the junior world rankings. He defeated among others, the then 17 -year-old Andy Roddick.

Marx's career in the adult area began in 1999 with the participation of Futures tournaments. In 2002, he was able to celebrate his first single title in Montego Bay at a tournament this category. It was not until 2006 that he won a Futures tournament in Oberentfelden for the second time. Then he reached in the tennis world rankings rank 300, his highest ever placing. He has now attracted still no item on the ATP Challenger Tour, and never reached the qualifying for an ATP tournament.

Successful was his double career: After he won two Futures tournaments in 2005 and reached two other finals, he won in November 2006 in Shrewsbury for the first time a Challenger Tournament and also reached two other finals at tournaments this category. He also won two Futures titles and finished the year in the top 300 in the world rankings.

2007 was followed by another Challenger win in Dusseldorf and four more titles in future tournaments. The year 2008 was even more successful: A total of four Challenger titles in Fürth, Lugano, Scheveningen and Alphen and several reached finals led to a high of rank 107 in the double tennis world rankings.

At the beginning of 2009, finally succeeded in entering the Top 100 in June 2009, the largest ever success followed: On the side of the Australian Rameez Junaid, with whom he had many tournaments successfully denied Philipp Marx managed to qualify for the main draw of Wimbledon. After a smooth first round victory over Guillermo García López and Iván Navarro they failed in the second round in five sets of Prakash Amritraj fought and Aisam -ul- Haq Qureshi. Since October 2009, Marx played the most tournaments on the side of Slovaks Igor Zelenay, with whom he now fully focused on the double. The first common objective was to reach the top 50 in the double World Ranking, the long-term dream to participate in the ATP World Tour Finals.

After two Challenger titles at the end of 2009 Marx and Zelenay were qualified directly to the end of the year both in the top 80 and thus for the 2010 Australian Open. There they lost after two wins in the second round against the eventual finalists Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic. A month later moved Marx and Zelenay at the ATP tournament in Delray Beach to the finals in front of where they were, however, inferior to the Bryan brothers. At the French Open, the two failed already in the first round to Yves Allegro and Andreas Beck. At Wimbledon, Marx lost with Zelenay like last year in the second round against Aisam -ul- Haq Qureshi, who played this time on the side of Rohan Bopanna. Again, it was a very tight match that was decided in the fifth set to 13:11. In this tournament, Marx also played for the first time in mixed doubles at the side of Andrea Petkovic, but the two lost in a tight match in the first round. In the following months Marx and Zelenay could each reach ATP semi-finals in Stuttgart and Bucharest. In addition, Marx stood with his old partner Rameez Junaid in two Challenger finals. At the U.S. Open was for Marx and Zelenay as in Wimbledon in the second round last stop.

At the Australian Open 2011 Philipp Marx came along with Santiago González, with whom he had played a few tournaments already in the previous year. However, they failed in the second round by the set at position 2 Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor.