STUTTGART, October 18, 2016
Former German Davis Cup player Andreas Beck has announced to end his professional tennis career. The 30-year-old from Weingarten struggled with injuries in the past and will start working as a tennis coach at the Top Tennis Centre in Stuttgart.
Beck has been part of the professional tennis tour for 13 years, clinched five ATP Challenger titles and lifted nine ITF Pro Circuit trophies, the latest in Poitiers in March 2016. He finished runner-up at the 2009 Swiss Open Gstaad and played four Davis Cup matches for Germany, three in singles and one doubles rubber. His first match took place in Spain in 2009, which he lost to Fernando Verdasco in five sets. The leftie captured two National Championships in 2007 and 2014 and advanced at least to the second round at all four majors.
“Every day on the tour was hard work,” Beck told in an interview with German online tennis magazine tennisnet. “After all of the injuries in the past, my body told me that I am not fit enough anymore to compete at highest level. I have received an exciting offer from Kevin and Louk Sorensen to start working as a coach at Top Tennis, which sounds very attractive to me.”
According to the facebook page of the tennis center in Stuttgart, Beck started with his new task on Monday, October 17.