Dirk Dier

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Dirk Dier
Country (sports)Germany Germany
ResidenceBlieskastel, Germany
Born (1972-02-16) 16 February 1972 (age 48)
Sankt Ingbert, West Germany
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1990
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$388,546
Singles
Career record6–18
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 118 (22 Apr 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1996)
Wimbledon1R (1990)
US Open2R (1996)
Doubles
Career record3–12
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 158 (17 Apr 2000)

Dirk Dier (born 16 February 1972) is a former professional tennis player from Germany.

Career[edit]

Dier, an under 12s and 14s national champion, was a semi finalist in the Orange Bowl.[1] In 1990, he defeated Leander Paes to win the boys' singles event in the Australian Open and also finished runner-up in the juniors at Queen's that year. He appeared in the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time at the 1990 Wimbledon Championships, where he lost in the opening round to countryman Michael Stich.

His other two Grand Slam appearances came in 1996. The German exited in the first round of the 1996 French Open, to Felix Mantilla in four sets, but reached the second round in the US Open, with a win over Chuck Adams. He then faced second seed Thomas Muster, who beat him in straight sets.[2]

Dier made just one quarter-final during his career on the ATP Tour, which was in the 1996 Bermuda Open. En route he defeated two top 100 players, Michael Joyce and Nicolas Lapentti.

As of September 2019, he is the coach of Angelique Kerber.[3]

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (5)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1993 Seville, Spain Clay Mexico Oliver Fernandez 6–3, 6–3
2. 1995 Seville, Spain Clay Spain Tati Rascón 7–5, 6–2
3. 1997 Weiden, Germany Clay Egypt Tamer El Sawy 7–6, 6–3
4. 1998 Lippstadt, Germany Carpet Italy Marzio Martelli 7–6, 4–3 RET
5. 1998 Dresden, Germany Clay Germany Markus Hantschk 0–6, 6–1, 6–4

Doubles: (6)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1995 Jerusalem, Israel Hard Germany Christian Saceanu 7–6, 7–6
2. 1995 Weiden, Germany Clay Germany Lars Koslowski 6–3, 6–3
3. 1995 Eisenach, Germany Clay Germany Lars Koslowski 3–6, 6–3, 7–6
4. 1996 Wolfsburg, Germany Carpet Germany Arne Thoms 6–4, 6–4
5. 1999 Nuembrecht, Germany Carpet Germany Jens Knippschild
  • Germany Andreas Tattermusch
  • Germany Andreas Weber
6–3, 7–5
6. 2000 Magdeburg, Germany Carpet Germany Karsten Braasch 7–5, 7–6(8–6)

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