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- Age: 25 (03.11.1987)
- Birthplace: Piestany, Slovakia
- Residence: Bratislava, Slovakia
- Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
- Weight: 188 lbs (85 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2005
- Coach: Matej Liptak, Ladislav Olasz
- Website: http://www.lukas-lacko.com/index.php?lang=en
As of 20.05.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Parents, Ladislav and Dagmar, are both teachers...Has one younger sister, Dominika...Considers hard courts as favorite surface and forehand and serve as strengths...His best junior result was SF at Roland Garros...Considers winning Seoul Challenger on Nov. 1, 2009 to move into Top 100 (from No. 126 to No. 91) for first time as biggest moment of his career...Goal in near future is to move into Top 50...Fitness trainer is Ladislav Olasz.
2012 -- The No. 2 Slovak (behind No. 30 Klizan) finished a year-end best No. 50 highlighted by 1st ATP World Tour final in Zagreb (l. to Youzhny)...Played well in Grand Slam tournaments with career-best 3R at
Australian Open (d. Ljubicic in 5 sets, Young, l. to Nadal) as a qualifier and Wimbledon (d. Melzer in 5 sets, l. to Tsonga)...Closed season by winning Helsinki Challenger (d. Nieminen) and breaking career-high Top 50 afterwards...Compiled records of 10-14 on hard, 3-3 on grass and 0-4 on clay. Earned a career-high $406,162...
2011 -- Reached 2R at 4 of 1st 5 events of the season. Qualified at both Wimbledon and US Open. Was 24-17 in Challengers with titles in Bratislava and Izmir...In 2010, had 2nd straight Top 100 finish...
2010 -- The top Slovak finished in Top 100 for second year in a row…Advanced to four ATP World Tour QFs in first two months in Chennai (l. to Sela), Zagreb (d. Ljubicic, l. to Petzschner) and Memphis (d. Chardy, l. to Petzschner) and reached a career-high No. 60 on Feb. 22…Later advanced to QFs in Halle (l. to Petzschner) and Atlanta (d. Hewitt, l .to Anderson)…Won first Grand Slam match at Roland Garros (d. Yani, l. to Youznhy) and followed with 2nd RD at Wimbledon (d. Baghdatis, l. to Chardy)…Ended season with Challenger runner-up in Ortiseti (d. Przysiezny) as a qualifier…Went 19-22 in ATP level events and earned a career high $340,675.
2009 -- The top Slovak finished in Top 100 for first time in his career highlighted by an outstanding 32-11 record in Challengers with two titles…Made one of biggest jumps into Top 100 from previous year, climbing 236 positions…In first four months won four Futures titles — in Great Britain #2 in January, Croatia #2 in February and Russia #1 and #2 in April…In May captured Challenger title in Fergana (d. Groth) and following month was lucky loser in Halle after Federer pulled out (d. Levy, l. to A. Beck) and Wimbledon (l. to Karlovic)…In final three months of action, reached SF or better in four of six tournaments, highlighted by title in Seoul (d. Lojda)…Also SF at St. Remy, Tashkent and Bratislava…Earned a career-high $123,186...
2008 -- Advanced to QFs at Cherbourg, Binghampton and Athens Challengers…
2007 -- The Slovak No. 2 (behind Hrbaty) finished in Top 150 for first time in his career... Compiled a 1-3 mark in ATP singles play (0-1 in doubles)...Scored his third career match win in Davis Cup action against Korea (d. W-S. Jun)...Enjoyed a solid season on Challenger circuit (30-21) with one title in Kolding (d. Muller) and two runner-up finishes at Rijeka (l. to Cilic) and Istanbul (l. to Zverev)...Ranked a career-high No. 133 in October, having started season at No. 231.
2006 -- Claimed two Futures titles in four finals, winning Austria #2 in January and Germany #7 in July...Went 2-0 in Davis Cup singles action with both wins coming in dead rubbers, vs. Chile in February (d. Garcia) and vs. Belgium in September (d. D. Norman)...In doubles, won Dharwad Challenger (w/Capkovic).
2005 -- Turned in an impressive year on the Futures circuit, winning three titles in six finals...Beginning in September, won titles in back-to-back weeks at Italy #32 and Ukraine #2, and followed with runner-up finishes in next two events...Also reached finals at Morocco #4 in May and Croatia #3 in August...
On 6 February, retired in Zagreb 1R with lower back injury at 1-1 in 1st set versus Cipolla…
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