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Jurgen began playing tennis at just aged 9. His father, Rudolf, is a businessman and is also mayor of his hometown Deutsch-Wagram. His childhood idols were Stefan Edberg, Michael Stich and Patrick Rafter. An early career highlight was winning the boy's single event at Wimbledon in 1999.
In 2002 he broke into the Top 100 for the first time and in 2004 he took the Austrian No.1 ranking. In 2005 Jurgen clinched his first career ATP singles title in St. Petersburg. That same year he reached a career best third round at Roland Garros and Wimbledon respectively. Arguably his greatest career highlight to date came at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he advanced to the quarter-finals before eventually losing to Rafael Nadal, who went on to win the gold medal.
In May 2009 he reached a career-high doubles ranking of No.26 and has a current singles ranking of No. 39. Jurgen uses the Aerogel 4D 3Hundred Tour racket. Jurgen's favourite shot is his backhand drop shot and away from the game of tennis he likes to watch his two favourite football teams, Bayern Munich and Austria Wien.
Highest ATP ranking - 15