Men’s tennis alum Tim Puetz makes German Olympic Team

Former Auburn men’s tennis standout Tim Puetz has earned a spot on the German Olympic Team for men’s tennis doubles in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the German Tennis Federation announced on Monday.

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AUBURN, Ala. – Former Auburn men’s tennis standout Tim Puetz has earned a spot on the German Olympic Team for men’s tennis doubles in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the German Tennis Federation announced on Monday. This will be the second appearance in the Olympics for Puetz, as he also represented Germany in the same event Tokyo in 2021. 

At Auburn, Puetz was a two-time ITA Doubles All-American in 2009 and 2010 as well as an ITA Singles All-American in 2010. The Usingen, Germany native was also a three-time All-SEC selection during his time on the Plains. Puetz ranks third in career combined victories (182) and career doubles victories (89) in program history. He also finished his career with 93 career singles victories, which is fourth most all-time in Auburn history.

Puetz was also an NCAA doubles semifinalist in 2009 alongside partner Alexey Tsyrenov and was an NCAA singles semifinalist in 2010.

Puetz captured the mixed doubles championship at the French Open in 2023 with partner Miyu Kato to become the fourth Auburn alumnus to win a grand slam title. He is currently ranked No. 24 in the world in doubles and has won eight ATP doubles titles in his career.

Puetz will be paired with Kevin Krawietz for the men’s doubles event, which is scheduled to begin on July 27 at the Roland-Garros Stadium in Paris.