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Karl Meiler

Karl Meiler West German tennis player

West German tennis player
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Intro West German tennis player
A.K.A. Карл Майлер
Was Athlete Tennis player
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 30 April 1949, Erlangen, Germany
Death 17 April 2014, Augsburg, Germany (aged 65 years)
Star sign TaurusTaurus
Residence Munich, Germany
Stats
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 75 kg
The details
Biography

Karl Meiler (30 April 1949 – 17 April 2014) was a tennis player from West Germany who was active in the 1970s and 1980s.

Meiler won four singles (1972, Buenos Aires; 1974, Omaha and Calgary; 1977, Manila) and 17 doubles titles during his professional career. He notably beat top seed Ken Rosewall in the 1973 Australian Open, where he went on to reach the semifinals. Meiler reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 23 August 1973 when he became world No. 20. He died aged 64 on 17 April 2014 of complications from a head injury sustained in a domestic accident in November 2013.

ATP career finals

Singles: 18 (4 titles, 14 runner-ups)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Nov 1972 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Guillermo Vilas 6–7, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Feb 1973 Salisbury, U.S. Hard (i) Jimmy Connors 6–7, 6–7, 3–6
Loss 1–2 Jun 1973 West Berlin Hard Hans-Jürgen Pohmann 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Loss 1–3 Jun 1973 Hamburg, West Germany Clay Eddie Dibbs 1–6, 6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Loss 1–4 Jan 1974 Roanoke, U.S. Indoor Jimmy Connors 4–6, 3–6
Win 2–4 Jan 1974 Omaha, U.S. Jimmy Connors 6–3, 1–6, 6–1
Loss 2–5 Feb 1974 Little Rock, U.S. Carpet Jimmy Connors 2–6, 1–6
Win 3–5 Mar 1974 Calgary, Canada Indoor Byron Bertram 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 3–6 Mar 1974 Jackson, U.S. Carpet Sandy Mayer 6–7, 5–7
Loss 3–7 Apr 1974 Washington, D.C. Vijay Amritraj 4–6, 3–6
Loss 3–8 Nov 1974 Oslo, Norway Indoor Jeff Borowiak 3–6, 2–6
Loss 3–9 1975 Nassau, Bahamas Outdoor Jimmy Connors 0–6, 2–6
Loss 3–10 1975 Munich, West Germany Clay Guillermo Vilas 6–2, 0–6, 2–6, 3–6
Loss 3–11 1975 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Ken Rosewall 4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 3–12 1976 Munich, West Germany Clay Manuel Orantes 1–6, 4–6, 1–6
Loss 3–13 1977 Brussels, Belgium Clay Harold Solomon 5–7, 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Win 4–13 1977 Manila, Philippines Clay Manuel Orantes DEF
Loss 4–14 1979 Florence, Italy Clay Raúl Ramírez 4–6, 6–1, 6–3, 5–7, 0–6

Doubles: 25 (17 titles, 8 runner-ups)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1972 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Jürgen Fassbender Jim McManus
Jim Osborne
6–4, 3–6, 5–7
Win 1. 1974 Omaha, U.S. Hard Jürgen Fassbender Ian Fletcher
Kim Warwick
6–2, 6–4
Win 2. 1974 Baltimore, U.S. Carpet Jürgen Fassbender Owen Davidson
Clark Graebner
7–6, 7–5
Win 3. 1974 Little Rock, U.S. Carpet Jürgen Fassbender Vitas Gerulaitis
Bob Hewitt
6–0, 6–2
Win 4. 1974 Calgary, Canada Indoor Jürgen Fassbender Iván Molina
Jairo Velasco, Sr.
6–4, 6–4
Win 5. 1974 Tempe, U.S. Hard Jürgen Fassbender Ian Fletcher
Kim Warwick
4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Win 6. 1974 Oslo, Norway Indoor Haroon Rahim Jeff Borowiak
Vitas Gerulaitis
6–3, 6–2
Win 7. 1975 Birmingham, U.S. Carpet Jürgen Fassbender Colin Dowdeswell
John Yuill
6–1, 3–6, 7–6
Loss 2. 1975 Hampton, U.S. Carpet Jan Písecký Ian Crookenden
Ian Fletcher
2–6, 7–6, 4–6
Loss 3. 1975 Munich, West Germany Clay Milan Holeček Wojtek Fibak
Jan Kodeš
5–7, 3–6
Loss 4. 1975 Barcelona, Spain Clay Wojtek Fibak Björn Borg
Guillermo Vilas
6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Win 8. 1975 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) Wojtek Fibak Ilie Năstase
Tom Okker
6–4, 7–6
Win 9. 1975 London, England Carpet Wojtek Fibak Jimmy Connors
Ilie Năstase
6–1, 7–5
Loss 5. 1976 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Carpet Wojtek Fibak John Alexander
Phil Dent
3–6, 4–6
Loss 6. 1976 Barcelona WCT, Spain Clay Wojtek Fibak Robert Lutz
Ramsey Smith
3–6, 3–6
Win 10. 1976 Nuremberg, West Germany Carpet Frew McMillan Colin Dowdeswell
Paul Kronk
7–6, 6–4
Loss 7. 1976 Nice, France Clay Wojtek Fibak Patrice Dominguez
François Jauffret
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win 11. 1976 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco Clay Wojtek Fibak Björn Borg
Guillermo Vilas
7–6, 6–1
Win 12. 1976 World Doubles WCT, Kansas City Carpet Wojtek Fibak Robert Lutz
Ramsey Smith
6–3, 2–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 13. 1976 Düsseldorf, West Germany Clay Wojtek Fibak Bob Carmichael
Raymond Moore
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Win 14. 1977 Hamburg, West Germany Clay Bob Hewitt Phil Dent
Kim Warwick
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Win 15. 1977 Düsseldorf, West Germany Clay Jürgen Fassbender Paul Kronk
Cliff Letcher
6–3, 6–3
Win 16. 1977 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Jürgen Fassbender Colin Dowdeswell
Bob Hewitt
6–4, 7–6
Loss 8. 1978 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Rod Frawley Chris Lewis
Russell Simpson
1–6, 6–7
Win 17. 1979 Nancy, France Hard (i) Klaus Eberhard Robin Drysdale
Andrew Jarrett
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
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https://www.spiegel.de/sport/sonst/tennis-karl-meiler-ist-tot-a-965315.html
https://www.atpworldtour.com/en/players/-/M055/overview
https://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=10002334
https://www.daviscup.com/en/players/player.aspx?id=800174696
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