Tobias Kamke life and biography

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Tobias Kamke biography

Date of birth : 1986-05-21
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Lübeck, Germany
Nationality : German
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-24
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, ATP tour,

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Tobias Kamke is a German tennis player.

CAREER:

2008:
In June, Kamke made the main draw in singles for the 2008 Wimbledon Championships as a Lucky Loser after losing to #134 Jan Hernych in the final qualifying round. He lost in the first round to world No. 30 Andreas Seppi.

2010:
He made the main draw at Wimbledon where he progressed through to the first and second round and then lost in the third round to 10th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1–6, 4–6, 6–7(1). In July, he won the 2010 Challenger Banque Nationale de Granby by beating Milos Raonic in final 6–3 7–6(4). At the 2010 Tiburon Challenger he secured his second career challenger title by defeating Ryan Harrison in the final. He reached back-to-back second rounds on ATP World Tour Level at Stockholm, Vienna and Basel. As Kamke started the year as World No. 254 and finished it as World No. 66 he was awarded "Newcomer of the Year" by the ATP.

PERSONAL:

Plays with a two-handed backhand
Started playing tennis aged five, following in the footsteps of his older brother
Nicknames are : Tobi, Toppi and Klaus
Speaks German, English and French
Parents, Lutz and Margit, are teachers; brother, Phillip, works for a TV channel; his girlfriend (since 2003) is Vera-Katharina
Likes playing on all surfaces
Favourite shots are serve and volley
Favourite tournament in Wimbledon
Idol growing up was Michael Stich,
Someday I hope to help with the
Michael-Stich-Stiftung
Hobbies include football (supports Hamburger SV), playing cards and hanging out with friends
Trains in Wahlstedt, Germany
Supported by Schleswig-Holstein
Physical trainer is Soeren Kuhn
Coached by Maik Schuerbrsmann (in 2008) and Ralph Grambow (since 2009)

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