- Age: 21 (10.07.1993)
- Birthplace: Pribran, Czech Republic
- Residence: Breznice, Czech Republic
- Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
- Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
- Plays: Left-handed
- Turned Pro: 2009
As of 20.04.2015
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Started playing tennis aged four on his own at home against the wall after watching his father, Jiri, a tennis coach, play…Mother, Irena, is a shoe company manager; has two sisters, Aneta and Natalie…Moved to Germany aged two and spent 10 years in German cities Wolfsburg and Göttingen, where his father Jiri, Sr. worked as a tennis coach, before moving back to Czech Republic. Went to German school until 6th grade and speaks fluent German...
Idols growing up were Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych…Favourite surfaces are hard and clay courts, favourite shot is serve…If he wasn’t a tennis player, he would do something related to sports…Supports Slavia Prague football club…Fitness coach is Jozef Ivanko (since 2008).
Named ATP Star of Tomorrow Award presented by Emirates in November 2013…This new category, replacing the player-voted Newcomer of the Year, is awarded to the youngest player who finished in the Top 100 of Emirates ATP Rankings (as of 28 October)…Began season ranked outside the Top 250, broke into the Top 100 on 8 July – two days before his 20th birthday – and reached a career-high No. 78 by August. The Czech made his tour-level main draw debut as a qualifier at Roland Garros and also won three ATP Challenger Tour titles from five finals.
2014 -- The No. 3 Czech (behind No. 7 Berdych and No. 31 Rosol) finished in Top 100 for 2nd year in a row at year-end high No. 66, winning a personal best 16 matches. Season highlighted by 1st ATP World Tour SF in Düsseldorf (l. to Karlovic)...Posted 1st career tour-level match win over Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan in opening week of season in Chennai (l. to Roger-Vasselin in 2R). In ATP Masters 1000 debut in Indian Wells, reached 3R (l. to Murray in 3 sets)...In Grand Slam play, contested all 4 majors for 1st time, reaching 3R at Wimbledon (d. No. 21 Monfils, l. to Kyrgios) and 2R at Roland Garros (l. to Raonic). Fell in 1R at Australian Open (l. to Anderson in 5 sets) and US Open (l. to Wawrinka)...Won 1st ATP World Tour doubles title alongside Cermak in Moscow in October (d. Groth-Guccione)...At Challenger level, compiled 21-7 mark, reaching back-to-back finals on home soil in June, winning Prostejov (d. Gombos) and runner-up in Prague (l. to Rosol)...Compiled records of 8-8 on clay, 6-8 on hard and 2-1 on grass. Went 0-3 vs. Top 10 opponents and earned a career-high $496,637...
2013 -- The youngest (20) player in Top 100 made 5th-biggest jump in Top 100 from previous year, climbing 176 spots from No. 260 to No. 84…Recipient of “ATP Star of Tomorrow” award presented by Emirates (formerly Newcomer of Year) to youngest player in Top 100. Broke into Top 100 on July 8, 2 days before his 20th birthday – and reached a career-high No. 78 on August 12…Had an 0-7 record in tour level play, losing in Davis Cup dead rubber vs. Switzerland (l. to Laaksonen) in 1R, opening round at Roland Garros as a qualifier (l. to No. 19 Kohlschreiber in 4 sets), Umag (l. to Haider-Maurer), US Open (l. to Kudla), Davis Cup SF (vs L. Mayer), Metz (l. to Berlocq) and Moscow (l. to Roger-Vasselin)…In Challengers, compiled a record of 31-8 (27-5 on clay), winning 3 of 5 finals, all on clay. Won titles in Mersin, Turkey (d. Greul) and Ostrava (d. Darcis) in April and in Liberec in August (d. Delbonis). Also runner-up in Prostejov (l. to Stepanek) in June and Braunschweig (l. to F. Mayer) in July…Compiled records of 0-5 on hard and 0-2 on clay and earned a career-high $169,763…
2012 -- Went 5-1 in Futures finals…
2011 -- Captured 1st career Future title on home soil…
Reached his first ATP World Tour final at Auckland, beating No. 16-ranked Anderson in SFs...On 17 January, in a meeting between first-time ATP World Tour finalists, the Czech beats Mannarino for Auckland crown…Led the tournament in aces, first and second serves, as well as service games won…Was first Czech winner in Auckland since Jiri Novak in 1996…Was first all left-handed final in Auckland since 2002 (Rusedski d. Golmard)…
Reached Sao Paulo SFs (w/Cermak), losing to Lorenzi-Schwartzman 12-10 in Match TB…On 17 February, he failed to convert three match points from 6/3 in second set TB versus Fognini in Rio de Janeiro 1R…
On 12 March, retired due to illness at 36 11 versus Baghdatis in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells 1R…