Bastian Knittel Bio

  • Plays with one-handed backhand
  • Nickname is "Basti" or "Knaitel"
  • Speaks German, English and French
  • Started playing tennis aged six
  • Father, Hans-Joachim, is a pensions advisor and got him started playing tennis; mother, Waltraud, is a secretary; brother, Jorg
  • Favourite surface is clay
  • Favourite shot is backhand
  • Idol growing up was Marcelo Rios
  • Hobbies include soccer (supports VfB Stuttgart), music and going to the cinema
  • Wants to break into the Top 100, "everything after that is a bonus"
  • Has trained since 1989 at the First-Line Tennis Academy in Murr, near Stuttgart
  • Physical trainer is Frieder Schomezler (since 2008)
  • Coached by Robert Lopez (since 1989)
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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