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post #1 of 574 (permalink) Old 01-14-2005, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Björn Phau

Hello,
i just want to know
who is this guy?
is it true that he beat Pavel and Gambil some weeks ago?
thx

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Re: Björn Phau?

Bjorn is ranked somewhere in the late 200’s (almost 300) if I recall.

I know he's a regular on The Challenger circuit and plays for TK Grün-Weiss Mannheim in Bundesliga.

Seems to be doing well in the AUS Open qualifying:
Phau d. Juan Pablo Brzezicki 6-1 : 7(7)-6(5)
Phau d. Ivo Klec 6-2 : 7(7)-6(4)

Other than that I don’t know a great deal about him, Martijn and Neely will possibly know more.

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Re: Björn Phau?

Yes to your original question. (sorry!!!)
He beat Pavel 6-2 : 6-1 at The Tokyo Outdoor in October last season and then d. Gambill 7-6(1) : 2-6 : 6-2 making it thro to the QF’s of the tournie.
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Re: Björn Phau?

I observe his career intensively the last few months. I think in May 2004, he was around no.240 and because of the good results in challengers, he improved a lot and is now no.123. Last week he started the season with a final in Noumea. His career highest ranking is 113 from 2002 and I'm sure he will improve it soon. Maybe with a 2nd round in Melbourne.
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Re: Björn Phau?

Phau faces Albert Costa in Round 1. He was 2nd lucky loser.
He'll play Heilbronn and Wroclaw after AusOpen.

Years ago, he was part of Boris Becker's Mercedes Junior Team. I think he did well in the junior events, but I'm mnot so sure about it. He was not seen as such a big talent as Daniel Elsner was. Now he's 25 years old. I don't know much about his game, I have only seen a bit of his match against Hewitt years ago. Maybe his serve is a little problem. He is not very tall and has more a kind of "percentage serve". Today, he made only 5? % of the points when his 1st serve came in.

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Re: Björn Phau?

JMG thanks for that info, you are a gem!
I saw he was playing The Heilbronn Challenger so I'll keep an eye on him
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Re: Björn Phau?

Yes, thanx athie and JMG for this informations
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No probs.... even tho JMG owns me when it comes to info
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Re: Björn Phau?

Albert Costa, very hard to play
i hope he will have a good day
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Phau def Costa 6-3 7-6(4) 6-3

Obviously a great game from Phau. He broke Costa 8 times. Maybe he can surprise Ancic in the next round.
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wow, very well done
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What's his ethnicity? He doesn't look very German to me.
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born in darmstadt, germany; his mother is of germany, his father is from indonesia
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Re: Björn Phau?

I watched him play in the qualies in Rotterdam today... too bad he lost against Olivier Rochus... But he didn't play bad, IMO.
What was funny: when he lost his serve he shouted something like 'Wursten'! I was laughing my ass off!!

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Re: Björn Phau?

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Originally Posted by SuperFurryAnimal
I watched him play in the qualies in Rotterdam today... too bad he lost against Olivier Rochus... But he didn't play bad, IMO.
What was funny: when he lost his serve he shouted something like 'Wursten'! I was laughing my ass off!!
unbelievable it only speaks for the strength of the main field of this Rotterdam tournament if somebody like Rochus, ranked around 40, has to qualify

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