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- Pronounced: KOR-da
- Age: 46 (23.01.1968)
- Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
- Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
- Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
- Weight: 160 lbs (73 kg)
- Plays: Left-handed
- Turned Pro: 1987
- Coach: Ivo Werner
As of 20.10.2014
Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Captured 1986 Wimbledon juniors doubles title (w/Carbonell)...The Czech 18s Junior champion in 1984 at age 16...The world 18s doubles champion (w/Suk)...Finished No. 9 in 1985 and No. 10 in 1986 in the world junior rankings...Former ballboy for Ivan Lendl during Davis Cup...A member of the Davis Cup team since 1988 (29-13 overall record, 18-9 in singles)...Big hockey fan and follows the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL...Sent gold medal-winning Czech hockey team, including friend Dominik Hasek, tennis racquets to commemorate achievement...Also fan of NBA's Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan...Father, Petr, coached him until age 18; mother, Jana, is a former bank employee...Wife, Regina Rajchrtova, played on the WTA Tour (married Sept. 19, 1992)...Daughters, Jessica Regina (born Feb. 27, 1993) and Nelly Ann (born July 28, 1998)...Coached by Tomas Petera and fitness trainer is Marek Vseticek.
1987 -- Powered his way into the Top 100 by winning the Budapest Challenger and reaching the QF at his Tour debut in Prague...In doubles, reached final in Palermo (w/Smid)...
1988 -- Won first two doubles titles in Gstaad (w/Srejber) and Prague (w/ Navratil)...
1989 -- Made giant rankings move of 224 spots within a three-month period by reaching first Tour singles final in Frankfurt (l. to Curren)...Doubles titlist in Stuttgart (w/Smid)...
1990 -- Reached QF in Toronto-indoor and SF in Philadelphia in consecutive weeks...Won doubles title in Monte Carlo (w/Smid) and finalist at French Open (w/Ivanisevic)...
1991 -- Won first Tour singles titles in New Haven (d. Ivanisevic) and second in Berlin (d. Boetsch)...Also finalist in Tampa, Washington and Montreal...Finished in the Top 10 for the first time, improving from 38 to No. 9...Won doubles titles in New Haven (w/Masur) and Berlin (w/Novacek)...Surpassed $1 million in career prize money...
1992 -- Reached his first Slam final at the French Open, where he didn't face a seed until falling to Courier in the final...Won titles in Washington, Long Island and Vienna and runner-up in four tournaments...Qualified for first ATP Tour World Championship...
1993 -- Captured Grand Slam Cup title (d. Sampras, Stich in SF-F) in Munich...Reached finals in New Haven (l. to Medvedev) and Sydney-indoor (l. to Yzaga)...Also a SF in five other Tour stops, including Mercedes Super 9 tournaments in Key Biscayne and Montreal...Reached first career QF at the Australian Open...Won a career-high three doubles titles with as many partners - Monte Carlo (w/Edberg), Halle (w/Suk) and Cincinnati (w/Agassi)...
1994 -- Ranked in Top 20 every week...Reached three finals on as many surfaces - Milan (carpet), Indian Wells (hard), Munich (clay)...Finalist in Indian Wells (l. to Sampras)...Posted a 2-1 record at the Peugeot ATP Tour World Team Championship, including a victory over Edberg...In doubles, reached the final in Munich (w/Becker)...
1995 -- Hampered by a nagging groin injury for more than a year and a half...Underwent a hernia operation Oct. 13 in Munich and missed the final four tournaments...Best Grand Slam finish came at U.S. Open where he advanced to QF (l. to Agassi)...In doubles, reached finals in Milan (w/Novacek) and Washington (w/Suk)...
1996 -- Finished in Top 30 in singles and doubles for first time in his career...Opened year by winning his seventh career singles title in Doha (d. El Aynaoui), then teamed with Edberg to win Australian Open doubles title (d. Lareau-O'Brien)...Compiled a 4-0 singles mark in leading his country to the Peugeot ATP Tour World Team Championship final (l. to Switzerland)...On June 17 underwent a right groin operation...Did not return until Aug. 5 in Cincinnati...Had 13-5 record during indoor season, including final in Ostrava (d. Ivanisevic, l. to Prinosil) and SF at Mercedes Super 9 in Paris (d. Rios, l. to Kafelnikov)...In doubles, reached final in Indianapolis and SF in Moscow (both w/Suk)...
1997 -- Captured his first Mercedes Super 9 title in Stuttgart and reached three finals on as many surfaces: Halle (grass), Washington (hard), Moscow (carpet)...Broke Top 10 after Stuttgart title, his first appearance since Aug. 23, 1993...Beat No. 1 Sampras in U.S. Open RD 16...Underwent sinus surgery in November.
1998 -- The top-ranked player from the Czech Republic finished in Top 20 for sixth time in last eight years...Captured two titles for first time since 1992 and ranked in Top 5 for eight consecutive months before slipping out on Oct. 26...Opened season by winning back-to-back titles for first time in his career in Doha (d. Santoro) and Australian Open, becoming oldest (30 years, 1 week) Grand Slam champion since Andres Gomez won Roland Garros in 1990...En route to his first Grand Slam title, defeated Pioline, Bjorkman, Kucera and Rios in succession...Climbed from 13 to No. 2 after both tourneys...Ranked a total of 14 weeks at No. 2...Two weeks after his title, had his career-best 14-match winning streak snapped by Kucera in QF of Antwerp...In March, reached QF at Mercedes Super 9 in Indian Wells (l. to Rios) and followed with a RD 16 showing at Key Biscayne (l. to Henman)...Controlled his own destiny to become No. 1 four different times during season (with a title in Antwerp or Indian Wells or final in Key Biscayne or Monte Carlo), but failed to capitalize...Began European claycourt circuit with a QF in Monte Carlo and led his native country to final of Peugeot World Team Championship in Dnsseldorf with round robin victories over Bjorkman, Chang and Philippoussis before losing to Kiefer in title match...During grasscourt season, made his first QF showing in nine career appearances at Wimbledon (l. to Henman)...One of eight active players to reach QF or better in all four Grand Slam events during career...In August, reached QF at Mercedes Super 9 in Cincinnati (d. Ivanisevic, l. to Rafter), but compiled only a 2-8 record rest of season...Did not get past QF in last 21 tournaments (20-21 record)...Had a 3-3 mark vs. Top 10 opponents...Surpassed $1 million in season for fourth time.
CAREER TITLES (10): 1991-New Haven, Berlin; 1992-Washington, Long Island, Vienna; 1993-Grand Slam Cup-Munich; 1996-Doha; 1997-Stuttgart-indoor; 1998-Doha, Australian Open.
FINALIST (17): 1989-Frankfurt; 1991-Tampa, Washington, Montreal; 1992-Munich, French Open, Basel, Toulouse; 1993-New Haven, Sydney-indoor; 1994-Milan, Indian Wells, Munich; 1996-Ostrava; 1997-Halle, Washington, Moscow.
CAREER DOUBLES TITLES (10).
GRAND SLAM RECORD CAREER AUS. OPEN 15-8; FRENCH OPEN 14-10; WIMBLEDON 17-9; US OPEN * 1996 Australian Open doubles champion (w/Edberg); 1995 semifinalist (w/P. McEnroe). * 1990 French Open doubles finalist (w/Ivanisevic);1993 semifinalist (w/Edberg).
ATP TOUR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD CAREER 0-3 RR
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