Cyril Suk

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Cyril Suk
Full name Cyril Suk III
Country  Czech Republic
Residence Bradenton, Florida, USA
Born (1967-01-29) January 29, 1967 (age 47)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1988
Retired 2006
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,651,530
Singles
Career record 1–17
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 180 (November 28, 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1989, 1990)
Wimbledon Q3 (1991)
Doubles
Career record 618–529
Career titles 32
Highest ranking No. 7 (April 11, 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1992, 1994)
French Open QF (1991, 2001, 2002)
Wimbledon QF (1994, 2002, 2003)
US Open W (1998)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open F (1998)
French Open W (1991)
Wimbledon W (1992, 1996, 1997)
US Open F (1995)
Last updated on: 29 March 2012.

Cyril Suk III (born 29 January 1967 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a former professional tennis player. A doubles specialist, Suk won one Grand Slam men's doubles title and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles during his career.

Suk comes from a prominent Czech tennis family. His mother, Věra Suková, was a women's singles finalist at Wimbledon in 1962. His father, Cyril Suk II, was President of the Czechoslovakian Tennis Federation. His sister, Helena Suková, was an even more successful professional player on the women's tour who teamed-up with Suk to win three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles in the 1990s.[1]

In 1985, Suk partnered fellow-Czech Petr Korda to win the boy's doubles title at the French Open. Suk and Korda were ranked the joint-World No. 1 junior doubles players that year.

Suk claimed his first Grand Slam mixed doubles title in 1991 at the French Open, partnering sister Helena. In 1992, he teamed up with Larisa Neiland to win the Wimbledon mixed doubles title. He went on to win the Wimbledon mixed doubles crown on two further occasions partnering Helena – in 1996 and 1997. In 1998, Suk teamed up with Sandon Stolle to win the US Open men's doubles title.

Suk's career-high doubles ranking was World No. 7 in 1994. (In singles, his career-high ranking was World No. 180 in 1988. He has largely focused on doubles play during his career.)

Suk was selected as captain of the Czech Republic's Davis Cup team for the 2003 season.

Suk married his wife Lenka in 1991. They have a son, Cyril IV (born 1992), and a daughter, Natalie Mia (born 1996).

Finals[edit]

32 titles – 27 runner-ups

Legend
Grand Slam (1)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (2)
ATP International Series Gold (7)
ATP Tour (22)
Titles by Surface
Hard (12)
Clay (9)
Grass (6)
Carpet (5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1989 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Romania Florin Segărceanu Czechoslovakia Petr Korda
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1989 St. Vincent, Italy Clay Czechoslovakia Josef Čihák Italy Massimo Cierro
Italy Alessandro de Minicis
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 1991 Milan, Italy Carpet Netherlands Tom Nijssen Italy Omar Camporese
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 3. 1991 Estoril, Portugal Clay Netherlands Tom Nijssen Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Netherlands Mark Koevermans
3–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 1991 Prague, Czechoslovakia Clay Czechoslovakia Vojtěch Flégl Belgium Libor Pimek
Czechoslovakia Daniel Vacek
6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 1991 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Netherlands Tom Nijssen United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
United States Kevin Curren
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Winner 4. 1991 Lyon, France Carpet Netherlands Tom Nijssen United States Steve DeVries
Australia David Macpherson
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 1991 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet Netherlands Tom Nijssen Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
5–7, 2–6
Winner 5. 1992 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet Netherlands Tom Nijssen Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 1992 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Czechoslovakia Petr Korda Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
Belgium Libor Pimek
W/O
Winner 6. 1992 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Netherlands Tom Nijssen Czechoslovakia Karel Nováček
Czechoslovakia David Rikl
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 1992 Bolzano, Italy Carpet Netherlands Tom Nijssen Sweden Anders Järryd
Norway Bent-Ove Pedersen
1–6, 7–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 1993 Milan, Italy Carpet Netherlands Tom Nijssen Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Wally Masur
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 1993 Halle, Germany Grass Czech Republic Petr Korda United States Mike Bauer
Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
7–6, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 8. 1993 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Netherlands Tom Nijssen South Africa Gary Muller
South Africa Piet Norval
7–6, 6–3
Winner 9. 1993 New Haven, United States Hard Czech Republic Daniel Vacek United States Steve DeVries
Australia David Macpherson
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 8. 1993 Paris, France Carpet Netherlands Tom Nijssen Zimbabwe Byron Black
United States Jonathan Stark
6–4, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 10. 1994 Oahu, United States Hard Netherlands Tom Nijssen United States Alex O'Brien
United States Jonathan Stark
6–4, 6–4
Winner 11. 1994 Milan, Italy Carpet Netherlands Tom Nijssen Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
South Africa Piet Norval
4–6, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 9. 1995 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Canada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
2–6, 2–6
Winner 12. 1995 Nice, France Clay Czech Republic Daniel Vacek United States Luke Jensen
United States David Wheaton
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 13. 1995 Rome, Italy Clay Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Sweden Jan Apell
Sweden Jonas Björkman
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 1995 Washington, D.C., United States Hard Czech Republic Petr Korda France Olivier Delaître
United States Jeff Tarango
6–1, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 14. 1995 Long Island, United States Hard Czech Republic Daniel Vacek United States Rick Leach
United States Scott Melville
5–7, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 11. 1995 Bucharest, Romania Clay Czech Republic Daniel Vacek United States Mark Keil
United States Jeff Tarango
4–6, 6–7
Winner 15. 1995 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Czech Republic Daniel Vacek United States Mark Keil
Sweden Peter Nyborg
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 12. 1995 Essen, Germany Carpet Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 13. 1996 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids South Africa David Adams
South Africa Marius Barnard
3–6, 7–5, 6–7
Runner-up 14. 1996 Cincinnati, United States Hard Australia Sandon Stolle The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 15. 1996 Indianapolis, United States Hard Czech Republic Petr Korda United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
6–7, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 16. 1996 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet Australia Sandon Stolle Slovakia Ján Krošlák
Slovakia Karol Kučera
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 16. 1997 Dubai, UAE Hard Australia Sandon Stolle Netherlands Sander Groen
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 17. 1997 Antwerp, Belgium Hard (i) Australia Sandon Stolle South Africa David Adams
France Olivier Delaître
6–3, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 18. 1997 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Australia Sandon Stolle Australia Mark Philippoussis
Australia Patrick Rafter
2–6, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 17. 1997 Moscow, Russia Carpet Czech Republic Martin Damm South Africa David Adams
France Fabrice Santoro
6–4, 6–3
Winner 18. 1998 Scottsdale, United States Hard Australia Michael Tebbutt United States Kent Kinnear
United States David Wheaton
4–6, 6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 19. 1998 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Argentina Daniel Orsanic Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
Brazil Fernando Meligeni
4–6, 5–7
Winner 19. 1998 U.S. Open, New York Hard Australia Sandon Stolle The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
4–6, 7–6, 6–2
Winner 20. 1999 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay United States Donald Johnson Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov
United States Eric Taino
7–5, 7–6(4)
Winner 21. 2000 s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Czech Republic Martin Damm Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–4, 6–7(5), 7–6(5)
Winner 22. 2000 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Argentina Pablo Albano Australia Joshua Eagle
Australia Andrew Florent
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 20. 2001 s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Czech Republic Martin Damm Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Netherlands Sjeng Schalken
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 21. 2002 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Argentina Martín García Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–7, 6–7
Winner 23. 2002 Delray Beach, United States Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm South Africa David Adams
Australia Ben Ellwood
6–4, 6–7(5), [10–5]
Winner 24. 2002 Rome, Italy Clay Czech Republic Martin Damm Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
7–5, 7–5
Winner 25. 2002 s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Czech Republic Martin Damm Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
United States Brian MacPhie
7–6(6), 6–7(6), 6–4
Winner 26. 2003 Doha, Qatar Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 7–6(8)
Runner-up 22. 2003 Halle, Germany Grass Czech Republic Martin Damm Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 4–6
Winner 27. 2003 s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Czech Republic Martin Damm United States Donald Johnson
India Leander Paes
7–5, 7–6(4)
Winner 28. 2003 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Czech Republic Martin Damm Austria Jürgen Melzer
Austria Alexander Peya
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 23. 2003 Long Island, United States Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm South Africa Robbie Koenig
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
3–6, 6–7
Winner 29. 2004 Doha, Qatar Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm Austria Stefan Koubek
United States Andy Roddick
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 24. 2004 Marseille, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Martin Damm The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
5–7, 3–6
Winner 30. 2004 s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Czech Republic Martin Damm Germany Lars Burgsmüller
Czech Republic Jan Vacek
6–3, 6–7(7), 6–3
Winner 31. 2004 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Czech Republic Martin Damm Argentina Gastón Etlis
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
6–7(4), 6–4, 7–6(4)
Runner-up 25. 2005 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Czech Republic Pavel Vízner Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 32. 2005 s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Czech Republic Pavel Vízner Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 26. 2006 Pörtschach, Austria Clay Austria Oliver Marach Australia Paul Hanley
United States Jim Thomas
3–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Runner-up 27. 2006 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Austria Oliver Marach Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
Austria Stefan Koubek
2–6, 3–6

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A 1R 2R 2R QF 2R QF 2R 3R 2R 3R 1R A 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 3R A 0 / 17 21–17
French Open A 2R 2R 2R 2R QF 2R 2R 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R QF QF 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 21 21–21
Wimbledon A 1R A 2R 1R 3R 1R 2R QF 1R 2R 3R 3R 1R 3R 2R QF QF 3R 3R 3R 1R 0 / 20 27–20
US Open A A A A 1R 1R 3R 3R QF 2R 1R QF W 3R 1R 2R 1R QF 3R QF 1R 1R 1 / 18 28–17
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 1 / 76 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–3 2–4 6–4 6–4 5–4 11–4 3–4 4–4 6–4 10–3 2–4 2–3 4–4 6–4 9–4 5–4 7–4 5–4 0–3 N/A 97–75
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Were Not

ATP Masters Series

Before 1990
A A 1R A A A A 1R QF 1R 1R 1R 1R QF QF 2R 1R A 0 / 11 6–11
Miami A 1R 3R 2R 2R 2R 3R 3R QF QF 2R 2R 2R QF QF 1R QF A 0 / 16 14–16
Monte Carlo 2R 1R SF 1R 1R 1R 1R A 1R SF 1R 2R QF QF SF 2R 1R A 0 / 16 12–16
Rome QF 1R 1R SF 1R W 1R SF 2R SF A SF W SF 2R 1R 1R A 2 / 16 27–14
Hamburg SF QF SF 2R QF 1R 1R A 2R 2R A 1R 2R QF 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 15 10–15
Canada A A A A A 2R 2R 2R QF 1R 1R 1R 2R SF 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 12 9–10
Cincinnati A A A A QF 1R F QF 2R 2R 1R QF SF QF 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 13 15–13
Madrid (Stuttgart) 2R F QF QF 2R F 2R 2R 2R 1R A 1R QF QF SF A A A 0 / 14 15–14
Paris A 1R QF F 2R 2R QF 2R QF 1R A QF 2R 1R QF A A A 0 / 13 13–13
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 4 0 / 6 0 / 7 0 / 6 0 / 7 1 / 8 0 / 8 0 / 7 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 5 0 / 9 1 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 7 0 / 7 0 / 0 2 / 126 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 7–4 5–6 8–7 8–6 3–7 8–7 9–8 8–6 9–9 10–9 1–5 9–9 13–8 10–8 8–9 3–7 2–7 0–0 N/A 121–122
Year End Ranking 153 108 88 88 75 18 17 9 24 8 32 23 11 41 58 35 14 16 16 26 37 N/A

A = did not attend tournament

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ATP Player Profile". ATP. Retrieved 29 March 2012.