Oscar Otte – Chick-fil-A and Tennis!

Oscar Otte, born 16 July 1993 (age 28 years), in Cologne, Germany. He has a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 74, achieved on 21 March 2022 and a career high doubles ranking of world No. 161, achieved on 15 May 2017. 

His sister and her husband love Chick-fil-A and Taco Bell. Hey, who doesn’t? In his words, they “force” him to partake when he’s near one. “At night,” he clarified after his Seppi win, “not before a match.”

During the 2021 US open he suffered a stomach bug. Yet after getting ill during his first two qualifying matches at the US Open.

“In the moment when it happened, I was just thinking, ‘Okay, doesn’t matter what the score is, how the match is going to end,’” Otte told ATPTour.com during a press conference. “I just wanted to be off court [and] out of the sun because it was so humid and hot. “It’s a crazy ride. Just unbelievable. I didn’t expect that I could come so far.”

Otte qualified for Wimbledon, where he won his opener before losing against Andy Murray in five sets.

“Qualies are always tough, especially the first two rounds. I wasn’t in very good physical shape,” Otte said. “I know if I play well and my game works really well, I can do a lot of damage no matter who my opponent is. “It’s tough. It was a long way, but I think it’s still not the end.”

Mies was 13 when he first met Otte, who was 10 at the time. They first played at Marienburger SC in Germany for eight years, before shifting to Rot-Weiss Köln for 10 years. Their first club match together they crushed two opponents in doubles.

Mies describes Otte as being really small. “He’s always been really skinny and small, and he was wearing a hat. His hat was so big, you couldn’t see his face!” Mies said. “He was 10 years old and his racquet was bigger than he was. You could already see that he was feeling the ball and he was hitting the ball clean.”

At the time, Mies remembered Otte being more of a scrappy player, “He’s always been pretty small until he was 16, 17 and all of a sudden he grew so fast in a short period of time, which I think helped his game,” Mies said. “All of a sudden he made this huge jump in height and all of a sudden he has this huge serve, so he can actually serve big and still play from the baseline.”

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Age 28
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Nationality Germany
Coach Peter Moraing
Turned professional 2011
Prize money $1,268,586
Highest ranking 74
Current ranking 74
Social media profile Instagram: oosmarin

Twitter: @OscarOtte

Personal Information and Relationships

Otte grew up in the German suburbs, and his father’s name is Rold Otte.

Career 

In 2017, Otte reached the final both in the singles and in the doubles tournament at the Qingdao Challenger.

He won his first ATP Challenger Tour doubles title at the Garden Open in Rome, partnering Andreas Mies. Later, he won his first Challenger singles title in Lisbon.

Otte made his Grand Slam main draw debut at the 2018 French Open as a lucky loser. He won his first singles match on the ATP Tour at the Stockholm Open, defeating Jürgen Zopp in the first round.

Otte qualified for the main draw at the 2019 French Open as a lucky loser and reached the second round by defeating Malek Jaziri. 

In 2021 Otte qualified for the main draw at the 2021 French Open for a third time in his career. He won the first two sets.

He also qualified for the 2021 Wimbledon Championships main draw for the first time in his career. 

He qualified for his third consecutive Grand Slam main draw in 2021 at the 2021 US Open.

He is the third of a trio of qualifiers who reached the fourth round for the first time since the tournament began keeping qualifying records in 1982. 

It was also the first time at any Grand Slam tournament that three male qualifiers reached the second week since the 1995 French Open.

At the 2022 Australian Open he recorded his first victory defeating wildcard Tseng Chun-hsin. 

Prize Money Earnings 

  • Otte has earned prize money amounting to USD$1,268,586.

Net Worth

  • His net worth is approximately USD$1.5 million.

Endorsements and Sponsors

  • Otte has a racquet, clothing, and shoe sponsorship contract with Babolat. He uses the Babolat Pure Aero racquet.

Trivia

  • Otte clocked the fastest serve at 151 mph at the 2021 US open.
  • He played Roger Federer at Roland Garros two years ago as a lucky loser.