Profile - About me

 

I have been an enthusiastic athlete myself from a young age. Therefore, it was a logical progression to start a professional career in this area. As such, I started working in the field of physiotherapy in 2001. On one hand, I focus on therapies such as rehabilitation from and the prevention of injuries; on the other, I offer individual support for professional athletes and amateurs. In the course of this, I establish training plans with regards to medical aspects for competitive athletes and other interested people.

Numerous further training contributes to the range of therapy methods I offer. In 2005, I started focusing on sports-physiotherapy (specializing in the treatment of sports injuries). Initially I gained experience from amateur football (TSV Lengfeld-Würzburg) before getting the opportunity to work with professional tennis players during the 2007 ATP World Tour. Since then, my focus has increasingly shifted towards providing support during international competitions. This encompasses providing support for various professional tennis players during all four Grand Slam tournaments (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open), during Worldchampionships, during the Olympic Games, at the Davis Cup competition and at the International Premier Tennis League. These achievements rank amongst the highlights of my physiotherapy career so far.

Especially worth mentioning is:

The specialist support to the Davis Cup team (national tennis team) of Serbia since 2012.

The specialist support to the Serbian national team in winning the Power Horse World Team Cup 2012 in Düsseldorf/Germany (Tennis World Team Championships) and runner up at 2013 Davis Cup.

The specialist support to Novak Djokovic (2015-2016), as Physiotherapist together with Miljan Amanovic. Individual support of Novak at the ATP tournament wins in Doha/Qatar at the Qatar Exxon Mobil Open (ATP 250, January 2016) and in Toronto/Canada at the Rogers Cup (ATP Masters 1000, July 2016).

The individual support to Marcelo Melo / Lukasz Kubot (World No. 1 Doubles Team 2017) at their Wimbledon title 2017, at the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals 2017 where they finished runner-up, at the Masters 1000 Series tournaments BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells 2017 and Shanghai Rolex Masters 2017 where they finished runner-up and at the Masters 1000 Series tournaments Miami Open 2017, Mutua Madrid Open 2017 and Paris Rolex Masters 2017 where they won, at their win at the ATP 500 Series tournament Gerry Weber Open in Halle 2017 and 2018, as well as at the ATP 250 Series tournaments Ricoh Open in s´Hertogenbosch 2017 and Sydney International in Sydney 2018, where they won also.

The individual support to Oliver Marach at the Australian Open title 2018, at the French Open 2018 where he finished runner-up and at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam 2018 as well as at the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters tournament in Monte Carlo 2018 where he finished runner-up.

The individual support to Alexander Zverev at the BNP Paribas Open 2016 in Indian Wells/California/USA, at the Shanghai Rolex Masters 2016 (ATP Masters 1000 Series) where he reached the round of "last 16" and at the Gerry Weber Open 2016 in Halle/Germany (ATP 500 Series) where he reached the finals.

The individual support to Janko Tipsarevic during the 2011 and 2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London/England (considered the unofficial tennis world championships where only the top 8 tennisplayers of the world ranking taking part) and at his winning of the ATP tournaments MercedesCup 2012 in Stuttgart/Germany and Aircel Chennai Open 2013 in Chennai/India and at the tournaments Aegon International 2011 in Eastbourne/England and Aircel Chennai Open 2012 in Chennai/India where he finished runner-up. Especially worth mentioning is that I started working with Janko Tipsarevic in the beginning of 2011, who at that time ranked 49 in the world. For the first time in his career Janko managed to reach the Top 10 at the end of 2011, finishing the year with his best rank No. 9 and participating in the tennis world championships in the O2 Arena in London (Barclays ATP World Tour Finals). The success continued in 2012 as he finished the year again as number 9 in the world and further qualification for the tennis world championships. He achieved his until now best rank number 8 in the world on 2nd April 2012.

The individual support to Mikhail Youzhny at his winning of the ATP tournament Credit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad 2013 in Gstaad/Switzerland and at the Gerry Weber Open 2013 in Halle/Germany, where he finished runner-up.

The individual support to Yen-Hsun Lu during the 2012 Olympic Games in London/England, at his win of the ATP tournament Thailand Open 2012 in Bangkok/Thailand Doubles competition (with Danai Udomchoke), at his win of the ATP tournament Aircel Chennai Open 2015 in Chennai/India Doubles competition (with Jonathan Marray), at the ATP tournament Geneva Open 2015 in Geneva/Switzerland where he finished runner-up in Doubles competition (with Raven Klaasen) and at the ATP tournament NZ Festival of Tennis/Heineken Open 2014 in Auckland/New Zealand where he finished runner-up in Singles competition, additional at the Asian Hopman Cup 2007 in Bangkok/Thailand which he, together with Su-Wei Hsieh, won (Qualification-Tournament for the Hopman Cup 2008, where i gave individual support to both as well) and at the win of numerous ATP Challenger titles (Kaohsiung/Taiwan 2007, New Delhi/India 2008, Athens/Greece 2010, Seoul/South Korea 2011).

The individual support to Dusan Lajovic during the French Open 2014 in Paris/France where he reached his career highlight round of last 16.

The individual support to Angelique Kerber at the Aegon International 2012 in Eastbourne/England where she finished runner-up and during the 2012 Wimbledon tournament in London/England where she reached the semifinals.

The individual support to Su-Wei Hsieh during the Australian Open 2008 in Melbourne/Australia where she reached her singles career highlight round of "last 16".

The specialist support to the Davis Cup team (national tennis team) of Taiwan (2008 - 2011).

Since 2014 official physiotherapist for the International Premier Tennis League: A tennis league, which will be held during the off-season (November/December) in five countries (Japan, Philippines, Singapore, India and United Arab Emirates). Five top-class teams, represented by the best tennis players of the world, such as Roger FedererNovak DjokovicAndy MurrayTomas BerdychJo-Wilfried TsongaMarin CilicAndre AgassiPete SamprasSerena Williams and Maria Sharapova are going to compete against each other.

Since July 2010 I am the member of the  Bundesverband Osteopathie e.V. icon_pdf.gif

Scholarship holder of gifted people department, a support program of the federal ministry for education and research in germany (01.01.2004-31.12.2006).icon_pdf.gif

 

 

Professional qualifications:

  • Certified masseur and icon_pdf.gif
    medical bath attendant (2001)
  • Certified physiotherapist icon_pdf.gif
    (2005)
  • Certified manual therapist (2009)icon_pdf.gif
  • Licensed sports-physiotherapist of icon_pdf.gif
    the German Olympic Sports Confederation
    (2009)

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Interview for a Chinese tennis magazine (TENNIS MASTER CLUB magazine), December 2012
Interview for a Chinese tennis magazine (TENNIS MASTER CLUB magazine), December 2012