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Karel Novacek

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Karel Novacek
  • Pronounced: no-VA-chek
  • Age: 50 (30.03.1965)
  • Birthplace: Prostejov, Czech Republic
  • Residence: Boca Raton, FL, USA
  • Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
  • Weight: 180 lbs (82 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1984
Czech Republic

Czech Republic

As of 25.05.2015
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money




299-246 13 $3,729,540

Singles & Doubles combined





168-179 6 $3,729,540

Singles & Doubles combined

Residence: Prague, Czechoslovakia Wife, Maya (July 5, 1990)
Singles titles: 13, as follows: Daughter, Anika (Aug. 5, '92)
1994--(1) Hilversum Doubles titles: 6, as follows:
1993--(2) Dubai, Zaragoza 1994--(3) Prague, Santiago
1992--(3) Hilversum, San Marino, Prague (w/Wilander),Ostrava
1991--(4) Auckland, Hamburg, Kitzbuhel, Prague (w/Damm)
1990--(1) Munich 1993--(1) Zaragoza (w/Damm)
1989--(1) Hilversum 1992--(1) Prague (w/Stankovic)
1986--(1) Washington 1991--(1) Berlin (w/Korda)
Year-by-Year Highlights:
1992- QF at Brussels.
1991- R-up at Estoril; SF at Nice, Madrid, Gstaad, Hilversum; QF at Stuttgart
indoor, Rotterdam, Copenhagen, Paris-indoor; Doubles SF at Milan, Rotterdam
(w/Smid), Gstaad (w/Prpic).
1990- R-up at Kitzbuhel; SF at Wellington; Doubles SF at Estoril (w/Carbonell
Hilversum (w/Smid).
1989- QF, Doubles R-up at at Bastad (w/Cihak); Doubles SF at Nice (w/Kroon),
Bordeaux (w/Vajda); Dobles QF at Barcelona (w/Vajda).
1988- QF at Nice, Bastad, Prague; Doubles R-up at Athens (w/Arraya); Doubles
SF at Munich, Prague (w/Cihak), Vienna (w/Birner).
1987- R-up at Palermo (l. to Jaite); QF at Philadelphia, French Open, Prague.
1986- R-up at Vienna (l. to Gilbert), Vienna Ch.; SF at Cologne; Doubles Win-
ner at Vienna Ch. (w/Vogel).
1985- SF at Madrid.
He took up tennis at age six, two years after he began playing ice
hockey. In fact, hockey seemed to be his sport because his father, Karel Sr.
played and coached hockey in Czechoslovakia and no one in the family (Karel
is the only child) played tennis.
His father is a businessman and his mother, Bozema, is a doctor.
Hobbies include watching soccer and ice hockey.
Compiled a 57-31 match record in 30 tournaments and earned a career-high
$650,350 in 1991. Finished a career-high No. 8 on the ATP Tour that year and
won a personal best four titles.
Surpassed $1 million in career prize money by winning his fifth career
singles title at Hamburg on May 12, 1991, defeating Magnus Gustafsson in five
Qualified for his first year-end ATP Tour Championship in 1991.

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