Tobias Kamke

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Tobias Kamke
Tobias Kamke 02, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Residence Hamburg, Germany
Born (1986-05-21) 21 May 1986 (age 36)
Lübeck, West Germany
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2004
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$2,572,138
Career record63–103 (38.0%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 64 (31 January 2011)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open 2R (2012, 2013)
French Open 2R (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)
Wimbledon 3R (2010)
US Open 2R (2013)
Career record7–25 (21.9%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 144 (21 September 2015)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2011, 2012, 2014)
French Open 1R (2013)
Wimbledon 1R (2012)
US Open 1R (2013)
Team competitions
Davis Cup QF (2014)

Tobias Kamke (born 21 May 1986) is a German former professional tennis player. He was ranked as high as world No. 64 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), which he first achieved in January 2011. In 2010, Kamke was awarded Newcomer of the Year by the ATP after slashing his singles ranking from No. 254 to No. 67 by year-end following four finals on the ATP Challenger Tour, having beaten emerging players Milos Raonic and Ryan Harrison in two of the finals for the titles, and a third round appearance at the Wimbledon Championships, his career-best performance at a major. Kamke announced his retirement in July 2022 and played his last professional match at the Hamburg European Open.


Professional career


Although losing to No. 134 Jan Hernych in the final qualifying round, Kamke reached the main draw in singles of the Wimbledon Championships as a lucky loser. However, he then lost his first match to world No. 30, Andreas Seppi.


He made the main draw at Wimbledon where he progressed through to the first and second rounds and then lost to 10th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 1–6, 4–6, 6–7. In July, he won the Challenger Banque Nationale de Granby by beating Milos Raonic in the final, 6–3, 7–6. At the Tiburon Challenger, he secured his second career Challenger title by defeating Ryan Harrison in the final. He reached back-to-back second rounds on ATP World Tour-level at Stockholm, Vienna and Basel.

As Kamke started the year as world No. 254 and finished it as world No. 67, he was awarded "Newcomer of the Year" by the ATP.


2011 saw Kamke reach career-high rankings in both singles (world No. 64 in January) and doubles (world No. 419 in October).


Kamke faced Roger Federer in the first round of the French Open. He led Federer by 4–1 in the second set before losing 2–6, 5–7, 3–6. In September, he reached a new career-high in doubles at world No. 256.


Kamke announced his retirement in July 2022 and played his last professional match at the Hamburg European Open in the doubles tournament with Dustin Brown; they lost in the first round. [1]

Singles performance timeline

(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SRW–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open AAAA Q1 Q1 Q2 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R A Q2 Q2 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q3 0 / 52–5
French Open AAAA Q2 Q1 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R A 1R Q2 Q2 A Q1 Q3 A0 / 64–6
Wimbledon AAAA 1R Q2 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R Q2 Q3 Q1 Q2 ANH Q1 A0 / 63–6
US Open AAAA Q3 Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R Q2 Q3 Q2 A 1R A Q1 A0 / 61–6
Win–loss0–00–00–00–00–10–03–32–41–43–41–40–10–10–00–00–10–00–00–00 / 2310–23
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters AAAAAAA 1R 1R Q1 1R Q1 A Q2 AANHAA0 / 30–3
Miami Open AAAAAAA 1R 1R 3R Q2 Q1 A Q2 AANHAA0 / 32–3
Monte-Carlo Masters AAAAAAA Q2 Q1 Q1 AAAAAANHAA0 / 00–0
Madrid Open AAAAAAAAA 1R Q2 Q1 AAAANHAA0 / 10–1
Italian Open AAAAAAAAAA Q1 AAAAAAAA0 / 00–0
Canadian Open AAAAAAA 1R A Q2 1R AAAAANHAA0 / 20–2
Cincinnati Masters AAAAAAAAA Q1 Q1 AAAAAAAA0 / 00–0
Shanghai Masters not heldAAAAAAAAAAANHA0 / 00–0
Paris Masters AAAAAA Q1 AAAAAAAAAAAA0 / 00–0
German Open AA Q1 Q1 Anot Masters series0 / 00–0
Win–loss0–00–00–00–00–00–00–00–30–22–20–20–00–00–00–00–00–00–00–00 / 92–9
National representation
Career statistics
Overall win–loss0–00–00–00–10–10–07–815–236–1817–2210–171–55–52–20–00–10–00–00–063–103
Year-end ranking809716445210243254679698749827711823321324223625567338%

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 20 (11–9)

ATP Challenger (8–8)
ITF Futures (3–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (6–4)
Clay (4–5)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1Jun 2004Germany F8, Leun FuturesClay Flag of Hungary.svg Kornel Bardoczky 2–6, 3–6
Win1–1Jul 2006Austria F4, Anif FuturesClay Flag of Germany.svg Matthias Bachinger 6–1, 7–6(9–7)
Win2–1Aug 2006Germany F11, Essen FuturesClay Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Maxime Authom6–1, 6–4
Win3–1Feb 2007Germany F4, Mettmann FuturesCarpet (i) Flag of Germany.svg Dieter Kindlmann 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Loss0–1Nov 2007 Helsinki, FinlandChallengerHard (i) Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Steve Darcis 3–6, 6–1, 4–6
Loss0–2May 2008 Karlsruhe, GermanyChallengerClay Flag of Russia.svg Teymuraz Gabashvili 1–6, 4–6
Loss0–3 Apr 2010 Baton Rouge, United StatesChallengerHard Flag of South Africa.svg Kevin Anderson 7–6(9–7), 6–7(7–9), 1–6
Loss0–4 May 2010 Fürth, GermanyChallengerClay Flag of the Netherlands.svg Robin Haase 4–6, 2–6
Win1–4 May 2010 Granby, CanadaChallengerHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Milos Raonic 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Win2–4 Oct 2010 Tiburon, United StatesChallengerHard Flag of the United States.svg Ryan Harrison 6–1, 6–1
Win3–4 Nov 2011 Loughborough, Great BritainChallengerHard Flag of Italy.svg Flavio Cipolla 6–2, 7–5
Loss3–5 Jul 2012 Braunschweig, GermanyChallengerClay Flag of Brazil.svg Thomaz Bellucci 6–7(4–7), 3–6
Win4–5 Sep 2012 Pétange, LuxembourgChallengerHard (i) Flag of France.svg Paul-Henri Mathieu 7–6(9–7), 6–4
Win5–5 Sep 2013 Pétange, Luxembourg (2)ChallengerHard (i) Flag of France.svg Paul-Henri Mathieu1–6, 6–3, 7–5
Win6–5 Jun 2014 Fürth, GermanyChallengerClay Flag of Spain.svg Íñigo Cervantes 6–3, 6–2
Win7–5 Aug 2015 Liberec, Czech RepublicChallengerClay Flag of Slovakia.svg Andrej Martin 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Win8–5 Mar 2016 Kazan, RussiaChallengerHard (i) Flag of Russia.svg Aslan Karatsev 6–4, 6–2
Loss8–6 Apr 2017 Saint-Brieuc, FranceChallengerHard (i) Flag of Belarus.svg Egor Gerasimov 6–7(3–7), 6–7(5–7)
Loss8–7 Mar 2018 Lille, FranceChallengerHard (i) Flag of France.svg Grégoire Barrère 1–6, 4–6
Loss8–8 Jul 2019 Braunschweig, GermanyChallengerClay Flag of Brazil.svg Thiago Monteiro 6–7(6–8), 1–6

Doubles: 7 (3–4)

ResultW–L   Date   TournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss0–1 Feb 2010 Kazan, RussiaHard (i) Flag of Germany.svg Julian Reister Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Mertl
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Yuri Schukin
2–6, 4–6
Loss0–2 Sep 2013 Pétange, LuxembourgHard (i) Flag of Germany.svg Benjamin Becker Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ken Skupski
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Neal Skupski
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [7–10]
Win1–2 Oct 2014 Rennes, FranceHard (i) Flag of Germany.svg Philipp Marx Flag of the Czech Republic.svg František Čermák
Flag of Israel.svg Jonathan Erlich
3–6, 6–2, [10–3]
Loss1–3 Nov 2014 Mouilleron-le-Captif, FranceHard (i) Flag of Germany.svg Philipp Marx Flag of France.svg Pierre-Hugues Herbert
Flag of France.svg Nicolas Mahut
3–6, 4–6
Loss1–4 Jul 2015 Marburg, GermanyClay Flag of Germany.svg Simon Stadler Flag of the Netherlands.svg Wesley Koolhof
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Matwé Middelkoop
1–6, 5–7
Win2–4 Sep 2015 Alphen, NetherlandsClay Flag of Germany.svg Jan-Lennard Struff Flag of Romania.svg Victor Hănescu
Flag of Romania.svg Adrian Ungur
7–6(7–1), 3–6, [10–7]
Win3–4 Mar 2018 Yokohama, JapanHard Flag of Germany.svg Tim Pütz Flag of Thailand.svg Sanchai Ratiwatana
Flag of Thailand.svg Sonchat Ratiwatana
3–6, 7–5, [12–10]

Head-to-head record against top 10 players

Kamke's match record against players who have been ranked in the top ten. Only ATP Tour main-draw and Davis Cup matches are considered. Players who have been No. 1 are in boldface.

Top 10 wins

#PlayerRankEventSurfaceRdScoreTK Rank
1. Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Berdych 6 Basel, SwitzerlandHard (i)1R6–4, 6–172
2. Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Martín del Potro 7 Miami, United StatesHard2R7–6(7–5), 6–189

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by ATP Newcomer of the Year
Succeeded by