13 Facts About Julian Knowle


Julian Knowle was born on 29 April 1974 and is an Austrian former male professional tennis player.


Julian Knowle was a successful player on the ATP Challenger Series, winning the Challenger tournaments in Kyoto, Caracas, Graz, and Andrezieux, and reaching the finals in Yokohama, Bristol, Besancon, and Graz.


Julian Knowle reached his first of two Grand Slam finals at Wimbledon in 2004 with Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia.


In 2005 Julian Knowle teamed up with Czech Petr Pala for several months without being able to continue his successful run with Zimonjic.


At the 2007 US Open, seeded tenth with Aspelin, Julian Knowle achieved the greatest triumph of his career by winning the tournament, his first Grand Slam.


Julian Knowle was the second of so-far four Austrian tennis players to win a Grand Slam tournament.


In 2010, Julian Knowle played the first months of the year with Sweden's Robert Lindstedt.


Julian Knowle's planned return to the tour failed, when a partially torn tendon prevented his participation in the French Open to defend his semifinal success from the previous year.


Julian Knowle reached the doubles final in Estoril with David Marrero and won the Kitzbuhel tournament with Cermak, claiming his first title since Tokyo in 2009.


Julian Knowle reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon with Daniele Bracciali, and did the same at the US Open with Polasek.


At the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur, Julian Knowle made a surprise return to singles competition, surviving three qualifying rounds to become the oldest player to ever qualify for an ATP tournament at age 38.


Julian Knowle lost in the first round to Albert Ramos in straight sets.


In February 2021, Julian Knowle competed in the Australian Open, marking his first Grand Slam appearance since 2017.