Hans Schwaier

Hans Schwaier (born 24 March 1964) is a former professional tennis player from West Germany.

Hans Schwaier
Country (sports)West Germany West Germany
Born (1964-03-24) 24 March 1964 (age 56)
Mindelheim, West Germany
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1983
Prize money$295,886
Career record62–89
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 38 (9 September 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1984)
Wimbledon2R (1984, 1985, 1986)
US Open3R (1985)
Career record10-26
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 158 (4 July 1988)


Schwaier was runner-up to Thomas Högstedt in the boys' singles at the 1981 US Open, the same year he also reached the Wimbledon semi-finals and made it to number three in the world junior rankings.

The West German turned professional in 1983 and was semi-finalist at Kitzbühel that year. He reached the semi-finals at Barcelona in 1984 and en route defeated world number 14 Tomáš Šmíd, for the second time in the space of two months. His best year was 1985, when he made his only Grand Prix final, at the 1985 BMW Open and also reached the semi-finals in Bari and Nice, as well as making it to the quarter-final stage in Basel and Indianapolis. He defeated the 11th ranked player in the world, Andrés Gómez, at Rome in 1986.[1]

From 1984 to 1986 he participated in the main draw of every Grand Slam event, except Australian Opens. His other appearances came in the 1987 French Open and 1990 French Open. He had his best result in the 1985 US Open, where he reached the third round, with wins over Balázs Taróczy and Tony Mmoh. On four occasions during his career, Schwaier was eliminated from a Grand Slam tournament after losing a five set match.[2]

He made his Davis Cup debut for West Germany in their 1984 World Group relegation play-off against Romania. He won both of his singles rubbers, against Adrian Marcu and Andrei Dîrzu. In 1985 he helped the West Germans overcome the United States with a five set win over Aaron Krickstein, won 8–6 in the final set. In his second rubber, Schwaier lost to Eliot Teltscher, but Boris Becker would secure the tie for West Germany.[3] He also played World Team Cup tennis for his country and has a win over Pat Cash to his credit, when the Australian was ranked in the top ten.

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1985 Munich, West Germany Clay   Joakim Nyström 1–6, 0–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (3)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1985 Tunis, Tunisia Clay   Wolfgang Popp 6–4, 6–2
2. 1986 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Jörgen Windahl 6–3, 6–3
3. 1987 Messina, Italy Clay   Markus Rackl 6–3, 4–6, 6–4