One of the biggest surprises of 1993. The 22-year-old Goellner  before entering the French tournament in April ’93 as a qualifier, hadn’t played an ATP semfinal in his 17 main-level events. And all of a sudden when he got his first semifinal, he stunned two legends of men’s tennis in back-to-back matches. Admittedly both Edberg & Lendl were behind their primes, nevertheless they were still in the Top 10 with aspirations to win another major title. The tall German (195 cm) had powerful serve & efficient modern forehand, he was good to watch with his mixed game-style… Soon afterwards he joined the Davis Cup team, signed a lucrative contract with Adidas & became one of future stars of the game. He enjoyed successful 1993 season contributing to the Davis Cup triumph for Germany, but in the following years never returned to his ’93 form.
Goellner’s route to the title: qualies [ Sansoni 6-2 6-4; Noszaly 6-1 6-2; Bastie 6-3 6-2 ]
1 Tomas Carbonell 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
2 Arnaud Boetsch 6-2, 6-4
Q Guillermo Perez-Roldan 6-0, 6-2
S Stefan Edberg 6-2, 7-5
W Ivan Lendl 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
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