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- Age: 33 (08.07.1980)
- Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
- Residence: Warsaw, Poland
- Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
- Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
- Plays: Left-handed
- Turned Pro: 2001
As of 02.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing tennis at age seven…Nickname is Fryta…Mother Ewa; Father, Zdzislaw, and older brother Darek…Speaks Polish, English and Spanish… Enjoys reading and ski jumping… Admires Maryjan Wielki…Favorite surface is grass and considers best shot an overhead drop shot…Wife, Marta (married July 28, 2007 in Warsaw).
2012 -- The Pole teamed with countryman Matkowski to finish in Top 10 for 6th time in past 7 years. They have 13 career titles together, winning at least 1 for 6 years in a row...During European spring clay court circuit, won back-to-back titles on Spanish soil in Barcelona (d. Granollers-M. Lopez) and ATP Masters 1000 Madrid (d. Lindstedt-Tecau)...Reached final in Dubai (l. to Bhupathi-Bopanna) and SF in Indian Wells (l. to M. Lopez-Nadal) in March...In Grand Slam play, best result was QF at Australian Open (l. to Bryans). Lost in 1R at Wimbledon and US Open (as defending finalists)...Finished No. 8 in ATP Team Rankings and compiled record of 31-24 (w/Matkowski)...
2011 -- The Pole teamed with countryman Matkowski to qualify for their 5th season-ending championship in the past 6 years (except ‘07)…Season highlighted by finals at US Open (l. to Melzer-Petzschner) and Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London (l. to Mirnyi-Nestor)...In 1st half of season, struggled with 7-13 match record with best results SF at ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo and QF in 3 other events, including Australian Open in opening month...Entered Flushing Meadows with a 9-19 mark and posted impressive wins over veteran duos Bhupathi-Paes in QF and Bopanna-Qureshi in SF, both in straight sets, before falling to Melzer-Petzschner...Continued consistent play in final month with SF at ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai (d. Bryan brothers, l. to Llodra-Zimonjic) and in Vienna (l. to Bryans)…Finished with QF at ATP Masters 1000 Paris (l. to Benneteau-Mahut)...
2010 -- The Polish doubles specialist teamed with Matkowski to qualify for their fourth season-ending championship in past five years (except ’07)…Reached SFs at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London (l. to Bhupathi-Mirnyi)… They got to a slow start (15-14) through first week of June before capturing their lone ATP World Tour title of season in Eastbourne (d. Fleming-Skupski) prior to Wimbledon…They struggled in their next six tournaments with a 2-6 mark until getting to US Open where they reached QFs (l. to Bryans)…In October they advanced to four straight finals, including three on Asian circuit…They were finalists in Kuala Lumpur (l. to Cermak-Mertinak), Beijing (l. to Bryans) and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai* (l. to Melzer-Paes)…Continued strong play in Europe with runner-up in Vienna (l. to Nestor-Zimonjic)…Their finals streak ended with 1st Rd. loss in Valencia…Finished No. 4 in ATP Doubles Team Ranking and No. 12 individually…Earned a career-high $361,640.
2009 -- Teamed with countryman Marcin Matkowski to qualify for their third year-end championship in past four years…They collected two ATP World Tour titles for third straight year and also extended their title streak to seven consecutive seasons…After a 12-12 start, they captured their first grass-court title at Eastbourne (d. Parrott-Polasek) in mid-June…In August they advanced to final in Washington (l. to Damm-Lindstedt)…Their best month came in October when they captured their first Asian title in Kuala Lumpur (d. Kunitsyn-Levinsky) and two weeks later beat the Bryans in QF en route to final at ATP Shanghai Masters 1000 (l. to Benneteau-Tsonga)…One month later at Paris*, they ousted Bryans again in QF en route to SF (l. to Granollers-Robredo), which enabled them to pass No. 8 Moodie-Norman and qualify for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London(went 1-2 in round robin play)…They have a 10-14 career record together in ATP World Tour finals…Finished No. 8 in ATP Team Rankings…Earned a career-high $303,221.
2008 --The Polish native turned in a career-best season (w/countryman Matkowski), winning two ATP titles, including AMS Madrid...They qualified for Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai for second time and reached the SF there...They have won at least one ATP title for six straight years...Began with SF in Sydney and 3rd RD at Australian Open...Enjoyed solid results on clay, reaching Barcelona final in April (l. to Bryan-Bryan) and winning Warsaw title in June (d Davydenko-Schukin)...It marked their fourth title at their home country tournament...Also finalists in Bucharest, falling 22-20 in Match Tie-Break to French team of Devilder-Mathieu...Reached final in next appearance on indoor hard courts at Metz (l. to Clement-Llodra)...Followed by clinching team's first AMS title in Madrid (d. Bhupathi-Knowles)...Finished regular season with SF effort at AMS Paris...Finished as No. 7 team in ATP Doubles Race and No. 15 individually.
2007 -- Compiled a 38-23 record and went 2-3 in finals (w/Matkowski), winning titles in Sopot and Vienna while reaching finals in New Haven, Metz and AMS Madrid...Also SF in four other tournaments.
2006 -- Turned in a career-best season (w/countryman Matkowski), picking up one ATP title and advancing to five finals. The pair qualified for their first Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, going 0-3 in round robin action...Took first title of the year in Bucharest beginning a stretch where the pair advanced to two consecutive finals and one SF...Duo played well during spring clay season, reaching finals in Costa do Saufpe and Barcelona...Also reached New Haven final and advanced to US Open QF, equaling best showing there...Later in year advanced to Palermo and Basel finals...Reached Australian Open SF for best-ever Grand Slam outing... Finished as No. 8 team in the Stanford ATP Doubles Race and No. 16 individually...
2005 -- The Polish native won 20 matches in doubles for second consecutive season, compiling a 20-20 record. Teamed most of year with countryman Matkowski and they put together a 15-15 mark, highlighted by ATP title in their homeland in Sopot (d. Arnold-Prieto). Also a runner-up in Palermo (l. to M. Garcia-Hood) and SF in two other ATP tournaments. In Challenger play, won title at Szczecin (w/Matkowski) and reached finals at Ostrava (w/Cibulec) and Lugano (w/Lindstedt). Finished at No. 54.
2004 -- Played first full season on ATP level, compiling a 25-20 record and finishing in Top 50 for first time at No. 49. Opened year with SF in Chennai and followed with title in Heilbronn Challenger. In early season Latin American clay court circuit, advanced to SF in Vina del Mar and Acapulco with second career ATP title in between in Costa do Sauipe. Did not win back-to-back matches again until Roland Garros where he reached 3rd RD. Best results rest of season were SF in Bastad, Bucharest and Palermo (all w/Matkowski).
2003 -- Best singles result was QF at Hilversum Challenger. In doubles, captured first ATP title in homeland in Sopot (w/Matkowski), compiled a 4-2 mark in Challenger finals (w/Matkowski) and 2-0 in Futures finals...Finished in Top 100 for first time at No. 88.
2002 -- Reached singles final at Poland #5 Futures and advanced to QF at Donetsk Challenger. In doubles, won back-to-back Challenger titles at Graz and Manerbio (w/Matkowski). Also captured three Futures titles with as many partners. Won his first ATP match in Sopot (w/Matkowski).
2001 -- In singles, reached final at Latvia #1 Futures and Czech Republic #6 Futures and won back-to-back Futures titles at Poland #1 and #2 stops. In doubles, won first Challenger title at Szczecin (w/Matkowski) and won three of five Futures finals.
Partnering fellow Pole Matkowski, the duo fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells 1R (l. to Benneteau-Gasquet)…On 25 March, recorded his 300th doubles match win (w/Matkowski) in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami 2R (d. Kubot-Tipsarevic)…Dropped to 2-1 in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals and to 13-22 in title matches overall after losing to Qureshi-Rojer in Miami final…
Fell to Raonic-Tomic in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo 2R…
On 5 June, partnering Matkowski, Fyrstenberg retired with a back injury (second degree tea) at 13 in the third set versus Peya-Soares in Roland Garros QFs…
With Matkowski, they captured their first ATP World Tour doubles title for 14 months with 10-8 Match tie-break win over Peya/Soares in Hamburg final. Improved to 14-22 in tour-level finals after lifting their first trophy since May 2012 at Madrid…
On 10 August, with Matkowski reached ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Montreal SF (l. to Peya/Soares 62 76(3))...With Matkowski, beat fifth seeds Qureshi-Rojer in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 2R before falling to Granollers-M. Lopez in QFs…
Won doubles rubber (w/Matkowski) for Poland in 4-1 loss to Australia in Davis Cup World Group play-offs…On 21 October, partnering Matkowski, edged past Chiudinelli-Lammer 17-15 in Match TB in Basel 1R…In battle to qualify for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, fell in SFs (l. to Knowle-Marach)…Qualified for London on 2 November...
With Matkowski went 1-2 in round robin play at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London…
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