- Horst Skoff
Horst Skoff (
August 22, 1968– June 7, 2008) was a former professional tennisplayer from Austria.
He was born in
Klagenfurt, Austriaand died in Hamburg, Germany.
Skoff turned professional in 1985. He won his first top-level singles title in 1989 at
Athens. Over the course of his career he won four top-level singles titles and two tour doubles titles. His career-high rankings were World Number 18 in singles and World Number 70 in doubles. His career prize-money totalled US$1,651,858.
Skoff played on Austria's
Davis Cupteam for nine years, compiling a 22-17 record. He helped the team reach the World Group semi-finals in 1990. Memorable Davis Cup rubbers which Skoff was involved in include a 6–7, 7–6, 1–6, 6–4, 9–7 win over Mats Wilanderin the 1989 quarter-final; and a 6–3, 7–6, 4–6, 4–6, 3–6 loss to Michael Changin the 1990 semi-final.
Skoff retired from the professional tour in 1995. He died on June 7, 2008 in Hamburg following a heart attack.
* [http://www.daviscup.com/teams/player.asp?player=10001288 Davis Cup record]
* [http://www.kurier.at/sportundmotor/166094.php Kurier.at]
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