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Christoph Zipf
German tennis player

Christoph Zipf

Christoph Zipf
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Intro German tennis player
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Birth 5 December 1962, Frankfurt
Age 60 years
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Christoph Zipf (born 5 December 1962) is a former professional tennis player from Germany.


A Munich-based right-hander, Zipf was the European Under 18s singles and doubles champion in 1979. He was also a member of the West German team which won the 1981 Galea Cup.

During his professional career he was unable to qualify for the main draw at a Grand Slam tournament, but made two finals on the Grand Prix circuit. He partnered with countryman Hans-Dieter Beutel to finish runner-up at Cologne in 1982. The following year, Zipf reached the singles finals of the 1983 Tel Aviv Open, as an unseeded player. He lost in the final to American Aaron Krickstein.

Zipf represented the West Germany Davis Cup team in three ties, all doubles matches. He helped the West Germans win a World Group Relegation Play-off in the 1981 Davis Cup tournament, over Brazil in São Paulo. He teamed up with Beutel to win the doubles rubber over Marcos Hocevar and Carlos Kirmayr, in a tie which was ultimately won 3–2 in the last reverse singles.

He later worked as a chiropractor and in 1998 treated a back injury for Pete Sampras.

Grand Prix career finals

Singles: 1 (0–1)

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1983 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard United States Aaron Krickstein 6–7, 3–6

Doubles: 1 (0–1)

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1982 Cologne, West Germany Hard West Germany Hans-Dieter Beutel Uruguay José Luis Damiani
Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
2–6, 6–3, 5–7

Challenger titles

Doubles: (2)

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1982 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Sergio Casal Australia Broderick Dyke
Austria Hans-Peter Kandler
5–7, 6–1, 6–2
2. 1984 Neunkirchen, West Germany Clay West Germany Hans-Dieter Beutel West Germany Ulf Fischer
West Germany Eric Jelen
7–6, 7–5

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