There has been no player even close who resembles Braasch’s service action nor his attitude to fitness.
Legend has it, his fitness regime consisted of “a pack of cigarettes and a couple of bottles of ice cold lager” He even smoked during change overs! What a Champ!
He was a decent player despite all this and reached a career high of 38, so no slouch. He looked like a Chemistry teacher and coupled with that serve he was a sight to behold. In his own words: “When I see my serve on TV, I have to laugh at myself. As long as it’s effective, I don’t have to change anything”
What are they doing now?: Last known to have been elected as vice president of 1995-96 ATP Tour Player Council (and smoking and drinking)
Career titles: 0
Win/Loss Record: 68/96
Career High Ranking: 38 (1994)
Finest moment: Beating Venus and Serena Williams in a Battle of the Sexes in 1998 at the Aussie Open
Famous For: Smoking during changeovers
Watch: vs. Lionel Roux