David Rikl

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David Rikl
Country  Czech Republic
 Czechoslovakia
Residence London, England
Born (1971-02-27) February 27, 1971 (age 43)
Brandýs, Czech Republic
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1989
Retired 2005
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,063,257
Singles
Career record 54–94
Career titles 0
5 Challengers
Highest ranking No. 41 (2 May 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1994)
French Open 2R (1994, 1995, 1996)
Wimbledon 3R (1997)
US Open 2R (1996)
Doubles
Career record 390–232
Career titles 30
Highest ranking No. 4 (20 August 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2000, 2003)
French Open SF (2003)
Wimbledon F (2001)
US Open F (2004)
Last updated on: September 10, 2012.

David Rikl (born 27 February 1971 in Brandys) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. His success came mostly in doubles, winning 30 titles and finishing runner-up at the 2004 US Open and 2001 Wimbledon Championships Men's Doubles. However, the left-hander did achieve a Top 100 singles ranking, reaching as high as World No. 41 on May 2, 1994.

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

As a junior Rikl excelled at doubles, reaching the semi-finals of the French Open and Australian Open and the final of Wimbledon.

Junior Grand Slam results - Singles:

Australian Open: 3R (1989)
French Open: 2R (1989)
Wimbledon: 2R (1989)
US Open: 1R (1988)

Junior Grand Slam results - Doubles:

Australian Open: SF (1989)
French Open: SF (1984)
Wimbledon: F (1983)
US Open: 1R (1988)

Pro tour[edit]

Rikl turned professional in 1989.

In singles, he won 5 Challenger tournaments and achieved his greatest slam performance in 1997, reaching the third round of Wimbledon.

Rikl retired from the professional tour in 2005 and currently resides in London.

Partnership with Jiří Novák[edit]

Rikl won most of his titles in the early 2000s and late 1990s with compatriot Jiří Novák. He and Novák made a run to the 2001 Wimbledon Championships finals, losing to Donald Johnson and Jared Palmer in four sets. Rikl won 14 of his titles with Novák, the pair winning 9 of Rikl's titles consecutively.

Grand Slam doubles finals[edit]

Wins (0)[edit]

Runner-ups (2)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
2001 Wimbledon Czech Republic Jiří Novák United States Donald Johnson
United States Jared Palmer
4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–7
2004 US Open India Leander Paes The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
3–6, 3–6

Career finals[edit]

Doubles wins (30)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (4)
ATP International Series Gold (4)
ATP International Series (22)
Titles by Surface
Hard (8)
Clay (17)
Grass (3)
Carpet (2)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 7 February 1991 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard Netherlands Michiel Schapers Argentina Javier Frana
Mexico Leonardo Lavalle
6–2, 6–7, 6–3
2. 6 July 1992 Newport, Rhode Island Grass South Africa Royce Deppe United States Paul Annacone
United States David Wheaton
6–4, 6–4
3. 25 October 1993 Santiago, Chile Clay United States Mike Bauer Sweden Christer Allgardh
United States Brian Devening
7–6, 6–4
4. 4 April 1994 Barcelona, Spain Clay Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov United States Jim Courier
Spain Javier Sánchez
5–7, 6–1, 6–4
5. 25 April 1994 Munich, Germany Clay Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Germany Boris Becker
Czech Republic Petr Korda
7–6, 7–5
6. 9 May 1994 Rome, Italy Clay Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov South Africa Wayne Ferreira
Spain Javier Sánchez
6–1, 7–5
7. 17 October 1994 Vienna, Austria Carpet United States Mike Bauer Austria Alex Antonitsch
United Kingdom Greg Rusedski
7–6, 6–4
8. 11 September 1995 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Czech Republic Jiří Novák United States Steve Campbell
United States MaliVai Washington
7–6, 6–2
9. 23 October 1995 Santiago, Chile Clay Czech Republic Jiří Novák United States Shelby Cannon
United States Francisco Montana
6–4, 4–6, 6–1
10. 25 March 1996 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Czech Republic Jiří Novák Spain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Francisco Roig
7–6, 6–3
11. 9 September 1996 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Venezuela Nicolas Pereira Ecuador Pablo Campana
Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti
6–3, 7–6
12. 13 October 1997 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet Czech Republic Jiří Novák United States Donald Johnson
United States Francisco Montana
6–2, 6–4
13. 10 August 1998 San Marino Clay Czech Republic Jiří Novák Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
6–4, 7–6
14. 17 August 1998 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Hard Czech Republic Jiří Novák The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–2, 7–6
15. 26 October 1998 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Czech Republic Jiří Novák Argentina Daniel Orsanic
Mexico David Roditi
6–4, 6–2
16. 7 February 2000 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Czech Republic Jiří Novák South Africa Robbie Koenig
Australia Peter Tramacchi
6–2, 7–5
17. 10 July 2000 Gstaad, Switzerland Hard Czech Republic Jiří Novák France Jérôme Golmard
Germany Michael Kohlmann
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
18. 17 July 2000 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Czech Republic Jiří Novák Argentina Lucas Arnold
United States Donald Johnson
5–7, 6–2, 6–3
19. 30 October 2000 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard Czech Republic Jiří Novák United States Donald Johnson
South Africa Piet Norval
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
20. 19 March 2001 Miami, Florida, U.S. Hard Czech Republic Jiří Novák Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
7–5, 7–6
21. 21 May 2001 Saint Poelten, Austria Clay Czech Republic Petr Pála Brazil Jaime Oncins
Argentina Daniel Orsanic
6–3 5–7 7–5
22. 30 July 2001 Montreal, Canada Hard Czech Republic Jiří Novák United States Donald Johnson
United States Jared Palmer
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
23. 20 May 2002 Saint Poelten, Austria Clay Czech Republic Petr Pála United States Mike Bryan
Australia Michael Hill
7–5, 6–4
24. 10 June 2002 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Australia Joshua Eagle Italy Massimo Bertolini
Italy Cristian Brandi
7–6, 6–4
25. 25 June 2002 Halle, Germany Grass Germany David Prinosil Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
4–6, 7–6, 7–5
26. 15 July 2002 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Australia Joshua Eagle South Africa David Adams
Argentina Gastón Etlis
6–3, 6–4
27. 24 February 2003 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard India Leander Paes Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 6–0
28. 7 July 2003 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay India Leander Paes Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
6–3, 6–3
29. 7 June 2004 Halle, Germany Grass India Leander Paes Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec
Czech Republic Petr Pála
6–2, 7–5
30. 5 July 2004 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay India Leander Paes Switzerland Marc Rosset
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
6–4, 6–2

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A A A A 1R 1R A A A 2R QF 2R 2R QF A A 0 / 7 9–7
French Open A A A 3R A 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R QF 3R 3R SF 2R 1R 0 / 15 20–15
Wimbledon A A A 1R A 1R A 3R A 2R 2R 1R 2R 3R F QF SF 2R 1R 0 / 13 20–13
US Open A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R QF 2R 3R 1R 3R 2R 1R F A 0 / 12 15–12
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–2 1–2 3–4 2–3 1–3 4–3 2–3 6–4 8–4 10–4 7–4 11–4 7–3 0–2 0 / 47 64–47
Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A A A A A A A A QF 1R 1R 2R SF 1R A 0 / 6 5–6
Miami NME A A A A 1R 3R A 3R A 2R QF W 2R F QF 1R 1 / 10 15–9
Monte Carlo NME 1R A A A 1R QF 2R A A F QF QF 2R 2R A A 0 / 9 12–9
Rome NME 1R A A A W A A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R A 1 / 8 7–7
Hamburg NME 1R A A A A A QF A A QF QF 1R 1R SF SF A 0 / 8 11–8
Canada NME A A A A 1R A A A A 1R 1R W SF QF 2R A 1 / 7 10–6
Cincinnati NME A A A A 1R A A A A 1R SF QF 2R 2R A A 0 / 6 6–6
Madrid (Stuttgart) NME A A A A A A A A A 2R W SF 2R SF 1R A 1 / 6 10–5
Paris NME A A A A A A A A A 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 6 0–6
Win–Loss N/A 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 5–4 4–2 3–2 1–1 0–0 9–9 13–8 16–7 7–9 11–9 7–7 0–1 4 / 66 76–62
Year End Ranking 894 676 220 122 109 71 99 27 49 53 54 43 29 11 7 20 14 23 499

References[edit]

External links and sources[edit]

David Rikl at the Association of Tennis Professionals