Karsten Braasch

Intro German tennis player
A.K.A. Карстен Браш
Is Athlete Tennis player
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 14 July 1967, Marl, Germany
Star sign Cancer
Residence Ratingen, Germany
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Karsten Braasch (born 14 July 1967) is a German former professional tennis player. His highest ATP singles ranking was World No. 38, which he reached in June 1994. His career-high in doubles was World No. 36, achieved in November 1997. He was well-noted for his service motion and his habit of smoking during changeovers. Braasch competed in a "Battle of the Sexes" contest against the Williams sisters (Venus and Serena) at the 1998 Australian Open when he was ranked 203. Braasch was described by one journalist as "a man whose training regime centred around a pack of cigarettes and more than a couple bottles of ice cold lager". He nonetheless defeated both sisters, playing a single set against each, beating Serena 6–1 and Venus 6–2. Braasch was thirty years old at the time, while Venus and Serena were seventeen and sixteen, respectively.

Career finals

Singles: 1 (1 loss)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 1994 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass Richard Krajicek 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 9 (6 wins, 3 losses)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Jun 1997 Gerry Weber Open Grass Michael Stich David Adams Marius Barnard 7–6, 6–3
Win 2. Jul 2001 Catella Swedish Open Clay Jens Knippschild Simon Aspelin Andrew Kratzmann 7–6, 4–6, 7–6
Win 3. Sep 2001 Salem Open Hard André Sá Petr Luxa Radek Štepánek 6–0, 7–5
Win 4. Feb 2002 Milan Indoor Carpet Andrei Olhovskiy Julien Boutter Max Mirnyi 3–6, 7–6, [12–10]
Win 5. Apr 2002 Estoril Open Clay Andrei Olhovskiy Simon Aspelin Andrew Kratzmann 6–3, 6–3
Win 6. Sep 2003 BCR Open Romania Clay Sargis Sargsian Simon Aspelin Jeff Coetzee 7–6, 6–2
Loss 1. Apr 1997 Salem Open Hard Jeff Tarango Martin Damm Daniel Vacek 3–6, 4–6
Loss 2. May 1997 BMW Open Clay Jens Knippschild Pablo Albano Àlex Corretja 6–3, 5–7, 2–6
Loss 3. Oct 1997 Basel Carpet (i) Jim Grabb Tim Henman Marc Rosset 6–7, 7–6, 6–7

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