22 August 1968|
7 June 2008 (aged 39)|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Career record||228-203 (ATP, Grand Prix tour and Grand Slams, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 18 (1 January 1990)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995)|
|French Open||2R (1987, 1989, 1991)|
|US Open||2R (1991)|
|Olympic Games||1R (1988, 1992)|
|Career record||48-57 (ATP, Grand Prix tour and Grand Slams, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 70 (18 September 1989)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||2R (1988)|
|Davis Cup||SF (1990)|
Horst Skoff (22 August 1968 - 7 June 2008) was a professional tennis player from Austria, who won four tournaments at the top-level.
Skoff was born in Klagenfurt, Austria, and turned professional in 1985. He won his first top-level singles title in 1988 at Athens. Over the course of his career he won four top-level singles titles and two tour doubles titles. His career-high rankings were World Number 18 in singles and World Number 70 in doubles. His career prize money totalled US$1,651,858.
Skoff played on Austria's Davis Cup team for nine years, compiling a 22-17 win-loss record. He helped the team reach the World Group semi-finals in 1990. Memorable Davis Cup rubbers which Skoff was involved in include a five-set win over Mats Wilander in the 1989 quarterfinal; and a five-set loss to Michael Chang in the 1990 semifinal.
Despite Skoff's relative success during his career of winning four top-level tournaments, his memorable Davis Cup moments, and reaching a career high world ranking of 18 in singles competition, he never managed to progress beyond the second round at any Grand Slam event.
Skoff played in his last top-level tournament in August 1995, at the San Marino Open. From 1996-1999, with his world ranking having gone well down, Skoff played in challenger and futures tournaments. He retired in August 1999, after playing his last match in Sylt, Germany.
|No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in final||Score in final|
|1.||1988||Athens||Clay||Bruno Ore?ar||6-3, 2-6, 6-2|
|2.||1988||Vienna||Carpet (i)||Thomas Muster||4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2|
|3.||1990||Geneva||Clay||Sergi Bruguera||7-6(10-8), 7-6(7-4)|
|4.||1993||Båstad||Clay||Ronald Agénor||7-5, 1-6, 6-0|