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- Age: 37 (14.11.1976)
- Birthplace: Valtice, Czech Republic
- Residence: Kostice, Czech Republic
- Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
- Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1998
- Coach: Nikola Martin
As of 02.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Nicknamed "Cermis" by his countrymen...Began playing tennis at age seven with father, Frantisek, who is an office manager and also coaches junior players part-time in Kostice...Mother, Ivana, is a bookkeeper in a local hospital...Has one younger brother (15 months), Ivo, who is a policeman in Kostice...Speaks Czech, English and German...Played hockey at age three to 11 before concentrating full-time on tennis...Follows New York Rangers of NHL and enjoys listening to music from 1980s-90s (big fan of U2)...Growing up admired Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg...Favorite surface is clay and slow hard courts and considers serve his best shot...Daughter, Elen, born 27 December 2011.
2010 -- In partnership with Mertinak, the Czech had another solid season reaching two ATP World Tour finals at Doha (l. to Garcia-Lopez) in the first week of the year and Umag (l. to Friedl-Polasek) in early August…The duo also posted SF exits at Rotterdam, Halle and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Toronto and four QF runs at Dubai, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells, Hamburg and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati…In Grand Slam play, as No. 6 seeds, they made an Australian Open 1st RD exit (l. to Gonzalez-Ljubicic)…they reached the Roland Garros 3rd RD (l. to M. Lopez-Riba)…As No. 9 seeds, they reached the Wimbledon 2nd RD (l. to Damm-Polasek) and as No. 6 seeds made a US Open 1st RD exit (l. to Melo-Soares)…
2009 - The Czech Republic native teamed with Mertinak to qualify for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London where they reached SF…They played most tournaments (31) together of teams to appear in season finale and won five of seven ATP World Tour finals…All but two of their finals came on clay…In February they advanced to final in Viña del Mar (l. to Cuevas-Dabul) and three weeks later they rallied for a 10-7 Match Tie-break title win in Acapulco (d. Kubot-Marach)…They struggled in their next 10 tournaments with a 9-10 record, reaching one SF…Turned things around in July with title in Stuttgart (d. Hanescu-Tecau) and two weeks later added another crown in Umag (d. Brunstrom-Rojer)…After a 2nd RD exit at US Open (Went 4-4 in Grand Slams), returned to clay and won title in Bucharest (d. Brunstrom-Rojer)…In October, reached first indoor final together in Moscow (l. to Cuevas-Granollers) and two weeks later earned first indoor title together in Valencia, defeating Spaniards Granollers-Robredo...Following week turned in SF at Paris*, falling in a Match Tie-break to World No. 1 Nestor-Zimonjic…In London they went 2-1 in round robin play and reached SFs (l. to Mirnyi-Ram) Finished a year-end best No. 16 individually and No. 6 in ATP Team Rankings…Earned a career-high $351,508...
2008 -- Won ATP World Tour doubles title on clay at Amersfoort (w/Wassen)…
2007 -- Reached three ATP finals with three different Czech partners…Captured two back-to-back titles on clay, in Gstaad (w/Vizner) and Stuttgart (w/Friedl)…
2006 -- Captured three ATP titles in seven finals...Turned in a successful first half of year (w/countryman Friedl), taking home three clay court titles...Compiled a 24-14 record (w/Friedl), including 19-6 mark on clay courts...The pair started season with two final appearances in Sydney and Vina del Mar...Then earned titles in Buenos Aires and Acapulco...In July, advanced to SF in Gstaad and following month took home Sopot title...Paired with four different partners...Advanced to SF in New Haven and finals in Moscow and Lyon (w/Levinsky)...Finished No. 24 individually in Stanford ATP Doubles Rankings and No. 12 in Stanford ATP Doubles Race (w/Friedl) with a 35-25 record...Earned a career-high $155,100.
2005 -- Won career-high five clay titles w/ countryman Friedl...Captured titles in Buenos Aires, Costa do Sauipe, Casablanca, Estoril and Gstaad...Advanced to SF at Queen's and Metz...Played in Davis Cup World Group playoff tie against Germany and lost to Haas-Waske in five sets...
2004 -- Won titles in Kitzbuhel and Sopot along with SF in Vina del Mar, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Long Island, Palermo, and Lyon (all w/Friedl)...
2003 -- Doubles runner-up in Chennai and Vina del Mar...In April, picked up title in Casablanca and followed with SF at AMS Monte Carlo...Runner-up in Gstaad, Sopot and Palermo (all w/Friedl)...Reached 3rd RD at Roland Garros and US Open...
2002 -- Again reached SF in Chennai (w/Luxa) and followed with runner-up at Heilbronn Challenger (w/Fukarek)...Won titles at Prague and Prostejov Challengers (w/Fukarek) and reached final at Braunschweig Challenger (w/Luxa)...Captured back-to-back ATP titles in Umag (w/Knowle) and Sopot (w/Friedl) and followed with St. Petersburg Challenger title (w/Levinsky)...Advanced to final in Palermo (w/Friedl)...
2001 -- Made his ATP debut in Chennai and advanced to SF (w/Fukarek)...Won back-to-back Challenger titles in Mumbai (w/Fukarek) and Chandigarh (w/R. Stepanek)...Won Ulm Challenger and San Marino Challenger (both w/Skoch), Seoul Challenger winner (w/Levinsky)...Also had runner-up finishes at Barcelona (w/Skoch) and Bratislava (w/Fukarek) Challengers...
2000 -- Captured Challenger titles in Prague and Osaka while reaching finals in Seoul and Brest (all w/Fukarek)...Went 2-1 in Futures finals...
1999 -- Captured doubles titles at two Futures and reached Challenger SF at Eisenach (w/Dezort)...
1998 -- Won two Futures doubles titles and reached on ther final...
Partnering fellow Czech Lucie Hradeska, he finished runner-up in the Australian Open mixed doubles final (l. to Ebden-Gajdosova); they won the Roland Garros mixed doubles title in May, beating Nestor-Kristina Mladenovic 16 64 10-6 in 69 minutes…
On ATP World Tour, partnered Mertinak to Sao Paulo final (l. to Peya-Soares 10-7 in Match TB) to drop to 29-21 in finals…
On 3 August, with Dlouhy, lost in Kitzbuhel final (l. to Emmrich-Kas); had won 2004 (w/Friedl) and 2012 trophies (w/Knowle)…
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