Marc-Kevin Goellner

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Marc-Kevin Goellner
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Country (sports)  Germany
Residence Germany
Born (1970-09-22) 22 September 1970 (age 47)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro 1991
Retired 2004
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,700,665
Career record 160–194
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 26 (4 April 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1993, 1997)
French Open 4R (1993)
Wimbledon 2R (1995, 1998)
US Open 3R (1993, 1994)
Career record 188–173
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 25 (20 July 1998)
Other doubles tournaments

Marc-Kevin Peter Goellner (born 22 September 1970) is a former professional tennis player from Germany. He won two singles titles, achieved a Bronze medal in doubles at the 1996 Summer Olympics and attained a career-high singles ranking of World No. 26 in April 1994. Goellner reached the quarterfinals of the 1997 Rome Masters, defeating top tenners Richard Krajicek and Albert Costa en route.

Personal life[edit]

The son of a German diplomat, Goellner lived in Rio de Janeiro, Tel Aviv, Sydney as a youngster before moving to Germany in 1986. The surname of his Family is Göllner, but since most languages don´t use Umlaut (linguistics), the brazil authorities wrote Goellner in his birth certificate.

Tennis career[edit]

In 1990, he suffered two torn ligaments in his left foot, which almost ended his tennis career before it had begun. He turned professional in 1991.

1993 provided some of the most significant highlights of Goellner's career. He captured his first top-level singles title at Nice, defeating Ivan Lendl in the final. He also won his first tour doubles title in Rotterdam, partnering David Prinosil. Goellner and Prinosil were also the men's doubles runners-up at the French Open that year. And Goellner was a member of the German team which won the 1993 Davis Cup, winning important singles rubbers in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final.

In 1996, Goellner won a second top-level singles title at Marbella. He represented Germany at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was defeated in the first round of the singles competition by Sweden's Thomas Enqvist, and won a Bronze Medal in the doubles competition at Stone Mountain Park, partnering Prinosil.

During his career, Goellner won a total of two top-level singles titles and four tour doubles titles. His career-high rankings were World No. 26 in singles (in 1994), and World No. 25 in doubles (in 1998). His best singles performance at a Grand Slam event came at the French Open in 1993, where he reached the fourth round before losing to Andrei Medvedev. His career prize money earnings totalled US$2,700,215. He was one of the first players to wear baseball caps reversed. Goellner retired from the professional tour in 2004.

Career finals[edit]

Singles (2)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (2)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 12 April 1993 Nice, France Clay United States Ivan Lendl 1–6, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 9 September 1996 Bournemouth, U.K. Clay Spain Albert Costa 7–6(7–4), 2–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 30 September 1996 Marbella, Spain Clay Spain Àlex Corretja 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)

Doubles (4)[edit]

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Championship Series (0)
ATP Tour (4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 24 February 1992 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) Germany David Prinosil Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Netherlands Mark Koevermans
6–2, 6–7, 7–6
Runner-up 1. 24 May 1993 French Open, Paris Clay Germany David Prinosil United States Luke Jensen
United States Murphy Jensen
4–6, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 14 June 1993 Halle, Germany Grass United States Mike Bauer Czech Republic Petr Korda
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
6–7, 7–5, 3–6
Winner 2. 23 August 1993 Long Island, U.S. Hard Germany David Prinosil France Arnaud Boetsch
France Olivier Delaître
6–7, 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 27 February 1995 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Italy Diego Nargiso Argentina Javier Frana
Mexico Leonardo Lavalle
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 3 April 1995 Estoril, Portugal Clay Italy Diego Nargiso Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
7–5, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 3. 9 September 1996 Bournemouth, U.K. Clay United Kingdom Greg Rusedski France Rodolphe Gilbert
Portugal Nuno Marques
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 5. 6 October 1997 Vienna, Austria Carpet Germany David Prinosil South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith
3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 3 November 1997 Stockholm, Sweden Hard United States Richey Reneberg South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 8 June 1998 Halle, Germany Grass South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach
6–4, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 7. 1 March 1999 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet Germany David Prinosil Belarus Max Mirnyi
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
7–6, 6–7, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 7 June 1999 Merano, Italy Clay Philippines Eric Taino Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Brazil Jaime Oncins
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 9. 27 September 1999 Bucharest, Romania Clay United States Francisco Montana Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Martín García
3–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 10. 25 September 2000 Palermo, Italy Clay Argentina Pablo Albano Spain Tomás Carbonell
Argentina Martín García
Runner-up 11. 10 September 2001 Bucharest, Romania Clay Argentina Pablo Albano Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov
Sweden Johan Landsberg
4–6, 7–6, [6–10]

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