Thomas Strengberger

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Thomas Strengberger
Country (sports) Flag of Austria.svg Austria
Born (1975-10-05) 5 October 1975 (age 43)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$62,659
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 447 (5 Aug 1996)
Doubles
Career record8-10
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 135 (13 Sep 1999)

Thomas Strengberger (born 5 October 1975) is a former professional tennis player from Austria. [1]

Tennis ball sport with racket and net

Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to maneuver the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.

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Career

A doubles specialist, Strengberger had the best performance of his career at the 1997 Austrian Open, where he and partner Thomas Buchmayer were surprise finalists, having entered the tournament as wildcards. [2] They upset the top seeded pairing of Luis Lobo and Andrei Olhovskiy in the semi-final, but were unable to defeat Wayne Arthurs and Richard Fromberg in the decider. [2] The Austrian did well at his home event again in 2001, making the quarter-finals, this time with Wolfgang Schranz as his partner. [2]

The Austrian Open Kitzbühel and originally known as the Austrian International Championships from (1894–1969). is an annual tennis tournament held in Kitzbühel, Austria. The event was part of the ATP World Series from the creation of ATP World Tour till 1998, International Series Gold from 1999–2008 and ATP World Tour 250 series in 2009. It was downgraded to the ATP Challenger Tour in 2010, replaced by the Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, before regaining top tour status in 2011. It is once again part of the 250 series. The tournament has been held, since 1894, on clay courts.

Thomas Buchmayer is a former professional tennis player from Austria.

Luis Lobo is a retired professional male tennis player from Argentina, who won the gold medal in the men's doubles competition at the 1995 Pan American Games.

Strengberger appeared in two Davis Cup ties for Austria during his career. In 1998, he and Schranz won a doubles rubber over Kenneth Carlsen and Frederik Fetterlein. Two years later, with Austria now in the World Group, Strengberger teamed up with Julian Knowle for their doubles rubber against France. The French duo, Olivier Delaître and Nicolas Escudé, proved too strong. [3]

Davis Cup annual international team competition in mens tennis

The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis. It is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is contested annually between teams from competing countries in a knock-out format. It is described by the organisers as the "World Cup of Tennis", and the winners are referred to as the World Champion team. The competition began in 1900 as a challenge between Great Britain and the United States. By 2016, 135 nations entered teams into the competition. The most successful countries over the history of the tournament are the United States and Australia. The present champions are Croatia, who beat France to win their second title in 2018.

The Austria Davis Cup team represents Austria in Davis Cup tennis competition and are governed by Tennis Austria. In 2010 Austria was re-promoted to the World Group after being relegated to the Europa/Africa Zone Group I only one year earlier. In 2012, Austria advanced to the World Group quarterfinals for the first time since 1995, eventually losing against Spain.

Kenneth Carlsen Danish tennis player

Kenneth Carlsen is a Danish former professional tennis player, who was active between 1992 and 2007. Carlsen played left-handed with a one-handed backhand. His greatest asset was his powerful serve, and his game was therefore best suited to fast surfaces. For most of his long career Carlsen was Denmark's best tennis player, and consistently among the few Danish players playing at the highest international level. He was awarded as best Danish "Tennis Player of the Year" seven times by the Danish Tennis Federation. Two times the award went to the Danish Davis Cup team, of which Kenneth Carlsen until 2003 was a central part.

ATP career finals

Doubles: 1 (0–1)

OutcomeNo.YearTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponents in the finalScore in the final
Runner-up1.1997 Kitzbühel, AustriaClay Flag of Austria.svg Thomas Buchmayer Flag of Australia (converted).svg Wayne Arthurs
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Richard Fromberg
4–6, 3–6

Challenger titles

Doubles: (8)

No.YearTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponents in the finalScore in the final
1.1997 Skopje, Macedonia Clay Flag of Austria.svg Thomas Buchmayer Flag of Yugoslavia (1992-2003).svg Nebojsa Djordjevic
Flag of Yugoslavia (1992-2003).svg Dušan Vemić
6–4, 7–6
2.1998 Kiev, Ukraine Clay Flag of Austria.svg Thomas Buchmayer Flag of South Africa.svg Jeff Coetzee
Flag of the United States.svg Jim Thomas
6–4, 7–6
3.1998 Budapest, HungaryClay Flag of Hungary.svg Gábor Köves Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Leoš Friedl
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Štěpánek
6–4, 6–4
4.1999 Vienna, AustriaClay Flag of Austria.svg Julian Knowle Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Kralert
Flag of Switzerland.svg Michel Kratochvil
6–3, 6–2
5.1999 Manerbio, ItalyClay Flag of Italy.svg Massimo Valeri Flag of Argentina.svg Federico Browne
Flag of Argentina.svg Francisco Cabello
6–3, 6–3
6.1999 Freudenstadt, GermanyClay Flag of Spain.svg Juan Balcells Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Michal Tabara
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Robin Vik
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
7.2000 Linz, AustriaClay Flag of Austria.svg Julian Knowle Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Luxa
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg David Škoch
6–3, 7–5
8.2001 Manerbio, ItalyClay Flag of Hungary.svg Attila Sávolt Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Da Col
Flag of Italy.svg Andrea Stoppini
7–5, 7–5

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References

  1. ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  2. 1 2 3 ATP World Tour Profile
  3. Davis Cup Profile
Association of Tennis Professionals organization of professional male tennis players

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) is a main men's tennis governing body.

International Tennis Federation governing body of world tennis

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, wheelchair tennis, and beach tennis. It was founded in 1913 as the International Lawn Tennis Federation by twelve national associations, and as of 2016, is affiliated with 211 national tennis associations and six regional associations.