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- Pronounced: yan ER-neech
- Age: 35 (07.07.1979)
- Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
- Residence: Prague, Czech Republic
- Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
- Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1998
- Coach: Jiri Hrebec
As of 20.10.2014
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Began playing tennis at age nine and played hockey until he was 16...Father, Emil is a lawyer and mother, Maria works in his father’s law office...Has one older brother, Emil, who is a salesman...Likes all ball sports in addition to hockey...He enjoys Czech music and Czech and French comedies...Has an 0-4 career Davis Cup record in three ties (0-3 in singles)...Finished high school and spent four years studying at a business academy...Coached by Jiri Hrebec since 2002.
2000 -- Reached final at Czech Futures #2 and SF at Prague Challenger.
2001 -- Won first Challenger title at Tulsa (d. Spadea). Reached finals at Challengers in Andrezieux (l. to Zimonjic) and Prague (l. to Dosedel) and SF at Magdeburg Challenger. Went 21-14 in Challengers.
2002 -- Opened year by reaching QF at Lubeck Challenger and SF at Wolfsburg. In second ATP appearance in Stuttgart (l. to Popp). Finalist at Waco Challenger (l. to Gamonal). Compiled a 17-19 mark in Challengers. Won doubles title at Wolfsburg Challenger (w/Rudman).
2003 -- Finalist at Mandeville Challenger (l. to Tursunov) and reached SF at Atlantic City and Fresno Challengers. Went 17-12 in Challengers. Won doubles title at Aptos Challenger (w/Vico).
2004 -- Finished in Top 100 for first time, jumping over 150 positions from previous year... Won nine ATP level matches and went 10-6 in Challenger play. His first ATP event was also his Masters Series debut, as he reached 2nd RD at Indian Wells (d. Davydenko, l. to Safin). Followed with 3rd RD at AMS Miami with wins over Santoro and Philippoussis (l. to Robredo). Made Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon (l. to Bracciali in five sets). Reached QF at AMS Toronto (l. to Roddick). Captured first Challenger title in Prague (d. Minar) and runner-up at Wroclaw (l. to Beck)... In doubles, reached final at Kosice Challenger (w/ Kralert).
2005 -- Opened season by advancing to SF in Auckland (l. to O. Rochus)...Reached 2nd RD in Australian Open debut (l. to Stepanek in five sets)... Made Davis Cup debut in World Group tie vs. Argentina, losing to Coria in singles and with Zib in doubles in 5-0 defeat... In lone Challenger of year, won title in native Prague (d. Vanek)... Reached SF in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. At Wimbledon, defeated Blake in 1st RD in before losing to former champion Hewitt in four sets.. Earned a career-high $311,557.
2006 -- Finished in Top 100 of ATP Rankings for third straight season... Broke through for first career Top 10 win in 11 tries to defeat No. 6 Davydenko in Valencia 1st RD (l. to Garcia-Lopez). Also reached 2nd RD at AMS Monte-Carlo and Munich. In June, reached first ATP final at 's-Hertogenbosch, losing in three sets to Ancic...Played five events in second half of the year, reaching at least 2nd RD in each, including US Open (l. to Hewitt). Best result late in season was QF in St. Petersburg with wins over Korolev and Arthurs (l. to Gulbis)...Paired with Karlovic to reach doubles QF at Australian Open.
2007 -- Posted a 7-15 match record with best result QF in Las Vegas (l. to Melzer)...Reached 3rd RD at AMS Indian Wells (l. to Davydenko) and 2nd RD at Wimbledon (l. to Ljubicic). In Challenger play, won title at Trnava in Slovak Republic (d. Zib).
2008 -- The Czech Republic native finished in Top 100 for fourth time in five years, highlighted by a 25-11 record in Challenger tournaments and two titles...Co-leader (w/Granollers) for qualifying into six ATP level events during season...In February, qualified in Rotterdam (l. to Davydenko) and two weeks later in Dubai (d. Wawrinka, l. to Davydenko)...In May, won his hometown Prague Challenger title (d. Dlouhy) and following week, reached final in Ostrava (l. to Vanek)...On grass, qualified in Halle (l. to Baghdatis) and Wimbledon (l. to Stepanek)...As a lucky loser in Stuttgart, turned in his best ATP result with QF (l. to Schwank)...Qualified at US Open and lost in five-set opener (l. to Cipolla)...Late in season claimed title at Bratislava Challenger (d. Bohli) to break into Top 100 from No. 120 to No. 96 before closing year at No. 86.
2009The Czech Republic native reached a career-high No. 59 in late April before finishing outside the Top 100…His best result was a SF in Zagreb in February (l. to Ancic in third set TB)…Qualified in three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments (Rome, Montreal, Cincinnati) with lone win over Benneteau in Montreal…Had a 1-4 mark in Grand Slam play with only victory coming over Schuettler in five sets at US Open (l. to Davydenko)…Closed season with 2nd RD in Basel (d. Luczak, l. to eventual champ Djokovic)…Went 0-5 vs. Top 10 opponents.
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