2001 IN REVIEW
The German finished in Top 100 in ATP Champions Race and won one doubles title to finish in Top 20...Reached 3rd RD at Australian Open, recording back-to-back five-set wins over Bruguera in 1st RD and Mamiit in 2nd RD before retiring against eventual champion Agassi with heat exhaustion...Went 0-4 in next two months before advancing to 3rd RD in Miami (d. Rusedski, l. to Agassi)...In April, lost both singles matches in Davis Cup tie in The Netherlands...Enjoyed success on grass with 2nd RD showing in Halle (d. Moya, l. to Federer) and 3rd RD at Wimbledon (d. H. Lee, d. Sanguinetti in five sets, l. to Safin in five sets)...Finished season in Challengers, reaching QF in Aachen...In doubles, reached second Grand Slam final of career at Australian Open (w/B. Black)...Went 2-1 in doubles in ATP World Team Championship (w/Haas)...In August, reached final at TMS Cincinnati and following week won ninth career title in Washington (both w/Damm)...Finished No. 18 in doubles.
1992-Reached ATP QF in Vienna...Won first ATP doubles titles in Rotterdam (w/Goellner) and Umag (w/Vogel)...1993-Won Challenger titles in Heilbronn and Neu Ulm...Won ATP doubles title in Long Island (w/Goellner)...Reached final at Roland Garros (w/Goellner)...1994-Won Dublin Challenger (d. Vasek)...In doubles, reached final in Copenhagen (w/Riglewski)...1995-Won titles at the Wolfsburg and Hamburg Challengers... Captured first ATP singles title in Newport...1996-Won second ATP singles title in Ostrava (d. Korda)...Made Davis Cup singles debut, going 2-2...1997-Reached SF in Milan...Won doubles title in Long Island (w/Ondruska) and reached two other finals...1998-Reached Copenhagan singles final and won Ostrava doubles (w/Kiefer) for fifth career title...1999-Reached ATP singles final in St. Petersburg (l. to Rosset) and Aachen Challenger (l. to Sluiter)... Reached his first TMS QF in Rome (d. Rios, l. to Mantilla)...In doubles, won a career-high 32 matches, and won title in Vienna (w/Stolle)...2000-Returned after surgery on Dec. 21 1999 to remove cyst underneath his right Achilles tendon...Won third career ATP title in Halle as a wild card (d. Kafelnikov in SF and Krajicek in F)...Reached first Grand Slam 4th RD Wimbledon as a qualifier (l. to Agassi)...Advanced to final in St. Petersburg (d. Safin in SF, l. to Kafelnikov in F)...In doubles, won titles in Copenhagen (w/Damm) and Moscow (w/Bjorkman)...Earned a career-high $625,811.
Began playing tennis at age seven with his father, Jiri, who played first division tennis and second division hockey in former Czechoslovakia...Born in Czech Republic and moved to Germany at age 14 and shortly after became a citizen...Played in Atlanta Olympics in 1996, capturing bronze medal in doubles (w/Goellner) and in Sydney Olympics in 2000, reaching QF (w/Haas)...Has a 10-9 career record in Davis Cup play (6-4 in doubles) in 11 ties since 1996.