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- Age: 27 (24.07.1985)
- Birthplace: Brno, Czech Republic
- Residence: Prerov, Czech Republic
- Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
- Weight: 178 lbs (81 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2004
- Coach: Slava Dosedel
- Website: http://www.lukasrosoltennis.com/
As of 20.05.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
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Started playing ice-hockey aged four and tennis with his parents aged six…Father, Emil, owns a car parts shop…Mother Diana is an ice-skating teacher and also works in the shop. Has one older sister Nicole and one older brother David…Hobbies include skiing (skies since five years old), playing football and hanging out with friends…Follows ice-hockey and is a fan of HC Lev Prague… Best tennis memories were defeating “Rafa” on Wimbledon Centre Court and winning the Davis Cup in 2012…Likes the mountains and favourite holiday spots are the Swiss and Austrian Alps…Likes Italian food and Argentinean meat.
2012 -- The Czech Republic native finished in Top 75 for 2nd year in a row and biggest moment of year came at Wimbledon where he upset No. 2 Nadal in 5 sets on Centre Court in 2R before losing in next round to Kohlschreiber (was 0-5 in Wimbledon qualifying)...After a slow start (5-9 through March), from April to rest of season compiled a 14-9 match record with QF in Belgrade (l. to Andujar) in May, Kitzbühel (l. to Kohlschreiber) in July and Moscow (l. to Jaziri) in October...In Grand Slam play, besides 3R at Wimbledon, reached 2R at Roland Garros (d. Berlocq, l. to No. 15 Monaco)...Member of winning Davis Cup team. Played in 1R tie vs. Italy and beat Seppi in dead rubber and in QF tie defeated Troicki in another dead rubber...Compiled records of 7-10 on hard, 8-6 on clay and 4-2 on grass. Went 1-3 vs. Top 10 opponents with win over Nadal at Wimbledon. Earned a career-high $402,106...
28 June, 2012 -- Lukas Rosol not only caused one of the biggest upsets in recent Wimbledon memory by beating Rafael Nadal in the second round Thursday, he produced one of the most astonishing and fearless finishes to a five-setter ever seen at the All England Club...Sticking with his high-risk, high-reward game plan to overpower Nadal and not let the Spaniard work his way into points, Rosol kept swinging for the fences during the dramatic final set. In his final three service games Rosol did not surrender a point and finished with 10 clean winners, including seven aces, three of which came in the final game alone...Serving at 3-2, Rosol began with a rare serve/volley point, hitting a clean backhand volley winner. He then hit a huge forehand down the line, which Nadal managed to get a racquet on, to go up 30/0. The 26-year-old Czech then coolly closed out the game with back-to-back aces as his streak of 10 consecutive winners to close out the match began...At 4-3, fans under the Wimbledon roof were waiting for the familiar plot to kick in: Little-known World No. 100 loses his nerve within reach of a major upset against an 11-time Grand Slam champion and gets broken. Rosol would not follow the script. He served an ace, struck a forehand winner and then repeated the sequence to again hold to love...Serving for the match at 5-3 Rosol served an ace up the T, hit a forehand winner up the line, another ace up the T and then an ace out wide, never giving the World No. 2 a look in...Rosol, who is appearing in the Wimbledon main draw for the first time, clubbed 65 winners – including 22 aces – during the match and made just 29 unforced errors. He won 6-7(9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4...
2011 -- The Czech Republic No. 3 (behind No. 7 Berdych, No. 28 Stepanek) finished in Top 100 for 1st time with success in Challengers (29-12 match record) winning titles in Prague (d. Bogomolov Jr.) in May and Braunschweig (d. Donskoy) in June…Also runner-up in Singapore (l. to Tursunov) in January...Reached a career-high No. 65 on Aug. 15...His best result was 3R at Roland Garros where he qualified into main draw and defeated Roger-Vasselin and No. 8-ranked Melzer in 5 sets for 1st career Top 10 win before losing to Chela in 4 sets...Compiled marks of 4-5 on clay and 2-8 on hard and earned a career-high $282,360...
2010 -- Made Grand Slam debut, as a qualifier, at US Open (l. to No. 41 Robredo)...Also qualified at Hamburg (l. to Istomin)...Failed to qualify at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Vienna...Won one ATP Challenger Tour title at Ostrava (d. Dodig)...In doubles, won two Challenger titles at Oberstaufen (w/Moser) and Trnava (w/K. Beck) from three finals...Finished the year at World No. 164...
2009 -- Won one ATP Challenger Tour title at Bergamo (d. Dorsch)...Won one ITF Futures title at Germany F4 (d. S. Robert)...Failed to qualify for Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open...In doubles, won one Futures title at Germany F1 (w/Andis) and runner-up at three Challenger finals...Finished the year at World No. 148..
2008 -- Qualified for Auckland for second straight year, losing to World No. 70 Roitman in 1st RD...Qualified for Stuttgart in July, beating M. Fisher in 1st RD before losing to World No. 15 Gasquet...Failed to qualify for Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open, Kitzbuhel and Vienna...Playing predominantly on ATP Challenger Tour, won first singles title at Kosice (d. Lopez Jaen)...In doubles, won one Challenger title at Wroclaw (w/Cerretani) from two finals...Finished the year at World No. 182...
2007 -- Qualified for Auckland, for ATP debut, losing to World No. 9 Ancic...Failed to qualify for Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open...Won back-to-back ITF Futures titles at Czech Republic F1 (d. Vacek) and Uzbekistan F2 (d. Wang)...In October won third Futures titles at France F18 (d. Mannarino) and finished year with runner-up finish at Czech Republic F6 (d. K. Beck)...In doubles, won four ITF Futures and three ATP Challenger Tour titles...Finished the year at World No. 271...
2006 -- Won three ITF Futures titles, at Poland F3 (d. Krasnoroutsky), at France F18 (d. Jeanpierre) and Czech Republic F5 (d. Goodall), from seven finals...Won six ITF Futures doubles titles...Finished the year at World No. 288...
2005 -- Runner-up at one ITF Futures in Hungary F5 (l. to Bardoczky)...Won two ITF Futures doubles titles at Serbia F4 (w/Miklusicak) and Hungary F4 (w/Da Col)...
Helped Czech Republic beat Switzerland 3-2 in Davis Cup 1R, winning doubles rubber…Partnering Berdych, the duo overcame Chiudinelli/Wawrinka 24-22 in fifth set, match lasted 7 hours, 1 minute and is the longest Davis Cup match on record (in terms of duration). The previous longest was the fifth rubber of the 1982 World Group QF between McEnroe (USA) and Wilander (SWE), which lasted 6 hours, 22 minutes…Won two singles rubbers (d. Golubev, Korolev) versus Kazakhstan to help Czech Republic reach Davis Cup SFs…
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