Professional table tennis star who plays with a shake hand grip; formerly played for the famous club Borussia Dusseldorf.
He began playing table tennis at four years old, and joined TSV Hochst at the age of six.
He was ranked as a top-ten player worldwide for the first time in 2002.
He married Rodelia Jacobi on December 31, 2002.
Along with Oka Nikolov, he is considered one of the most famous athletes from the city of Erbach, Germany.