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- Age: 35 (31.08.1979)
- Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
- Residence: Melbourne, Australia
- Height: 6' (183 cm)
- Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2000
- Coach: Josh Eagle, Todd Woodbridge
As of 15.09.2014
Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing tennis at age six after introduced by his father, Kris, and uncle...Father is a mechanical engineer...Mother, Eva, is now retired and looks after the household...Has an older sister, Agi, and younger sister, Ola, who played tennis at University of Central Florida...During his junior tennis days, reached 2nd RD of 1997 Australian Open juniors...Hobbies include golf, fishing, reading, Australian Rules football, horse racing and spending time with his wife Katty and son Sebastian.
Favorite playing surface is clay and favorite shot is forehand...Admired Mats Wilander and Ivan Lendl while growing up...Member of Australian Davis Cup team and has a 2-5 singles record in five ties...Played college tennis at Fresno State University from 1998-2001...Went 27-0 in senior season at Fresno State before being upset in first round of NCAA Tournament...Named 2001 Ted A. Farnsworth/ITA National Senior Player of the Year...Holds Fresno State record for most career singles wins....In June 2008, elected to two-year term on ATP Player Council...Wife, Katarina (married July 7, 2007)...Son, Sebastian (born June 4, 2006) and daughter, Millie (born March 12, 2009)...Coached by Tennis Australia and working with Josh Eagle and Todd Woodbridge.
2008 -- Compiled a 14-11 record in Challengers and went 6-12 in ATP World Tour level play…Best result was title at Montevideo and SFs in Florianopolis and Bermuda…Played in two Davis Cup ties (vs. Thailand and Chile), going 1-1…
2007 -- The No. 2 Aussie (behind No. 21 Hewitt) finished in Top 100 for first time at No. 82, highlighted by a successful Challenger campaign...Compiled a 45-14 record with circuit-best four titles in six finals, all on his favorite clay court surface...Played sparingly on ATP circuit with 3-9 mark...In April, won Fes Challenger title in Morocco (d. Schukin) and three weeks later reached final in Marrakech (l. to El Aynaoui)...Continued strong play in May-June with SF in Ostrava and titles at Mas Palomas (d. Ventura), Furth (d. Fognini) and Bytom (d. Vagnozzi)...In between, lost in five sets in 1st RD to Bjorkman at Roland Garros...In August, advanced to final at Tampere Challenger (l. to Prodon) and lost in 1st RD to Horna at US Open...Followed with Davis Cup appearance in Serbia, losing opening match to No. 3 Djokovic and dead rubber to Pashanski...In October, reached final at Tarragona (l. to A. Martin)...In doubles, advanced to final at Rabat Challenger (w/Pashanski)...Earned a career-high $140,855.
2006 -- Advanced to 3rd RD at Australian Open for second time with wins over I. Minar and O. Rochus before losing to Haas in four sets...In Davis Cup tie vs. Switzerland, defeated Lammer in opening rubber and lost to Wawrinka in reverse rubber in four sets...Reached final at Caloundra Challenger (l. to Lu) and QF at Joplin Challenger...
2005 -- Played a combination of ATP level (5-10) and Challenger (8-6) tournaments to finish in Top 150...Advanced to his first ATP SF in Costa do Sauipe with best win over No. 17 Gonzalez followed by Sa and Massa (l. to A. Martin)...Made Davis Cup debut vs. Argentina's Coria and lost dead rubber...Won title at Caloundra Challenger (d. A. Jones) and reached SF at Prostejov Challenger...
2004 -- Compiled a 24-15 mark in Challengers, highlighted by titles at Canberra (d. Brzezicki) and Kosice (d. Tipsarevic) and final at Ostrava (l. to Tipsarevic)...Best ATP result was 2nd RD at Barcelona, Amersfoort and Kitzbuhel (all on clay)...
2003 -- Reached final at Australia Futures #4 at end of season...Made Grand Slam debut at Australian Open and advanced to 3rd RD with wins over Savolt and Furlan (l. to Ancic)...Followed with SF at Joplin Challenger and in July at Granby Challenger...
2002 -- Played entire season on Challenger level (21-18 record), earning his first title in Granby, Canada (d. Bogomolov Jr.) and reaching final at Binghamton, N.Y. (l. to S. Draper)...Also a SF at Hull and QF at Rocky Mountain Challengers...
2001 -- Captured four Futures titles in Redding, Calif., Kansas City, Godfrey, Ill., and Barmera, Australia...
2000 -- Advanced to first career Futures final at USTA #20 event in Clearwater (l. to Tursunov)...Also a QF in two other Futures stops...
1999 -- Reached QF at Turkey Futures #1 event...
The No. 2 Aussie (behind No. 22 Hewitt) finished in Top 100 for second time in three years highlighted by a 40-17 match record in Challengers with three titles in four finals…Played limited ATP World Tour tournaments (2-6)…In June, qualified in Furth and captured title without dropping a set (d. Brzezicki) and followed with SF in Lugano (l. to Wawrinka)…In a four tournament stretch from late July-mid August, won title in Poznan (d. Schukin), runner-up in Tampere (l. to De Bakker), QF in San Marino and won title in Cordenons (d. C. & O. Rochus brothers in SF & F)…In lone Grand Slam appearance at US Open, qualified and lost to Troicki in five sets in 1st RD…In doubles, went 2-4 in Challenger finals.
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