Horia Tecău

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Horia Tecău
Horia Tecău at the 2012 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy.jpg
Horia Tecău at the 2012 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, eventual doubles champion
Country  Romania
Residence Constanța, Romania
Born (1985-01-19) January 19, 1985 (age 29)
Brașov, Romania
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 2003
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 2,223,208[1]
Singles
Career record 0–3
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 326 (4 April 2005)
Doubles
Career record 239–156
Career titles 24
Highest ranking No. 5 (27 August 2012)
Current ranking No. 16 (17 November 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2012)
French Open QF (2011)
Wimbledon F (2010, 2011, 2012)
US Open QF (2011)
Other Doubles tournaments
Tour Finals RR (2011, 2012, 2014)
Olympic Games 1R (2012)
Mixed Doubles
Career titles 1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (2012)
French Open 2R (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Wimbledon QF (2013)
US Open 1R (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Last updated on: 20 November 2014.

Horia Tecău (born January 19, 1985 in Brașov, Romania[2]) is a Romanian tennis player who turned pro in 2003, and is a doubles specialist. His career-high doubles ranking is World No. 5, achieved in August 2012. Tecău reached the men's doubles finals of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Wimbledon Championships with Robert Lindstedt and won the 2012 Australian Open mixed doubles title with Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

Career[edit]

2010[edit]

On January 16, 2010, Tecău won his first ATP doubles title at the 2010 Heineken Open in Auckland, New Zealand, partnering Marcus Daniell.

Horia showed a solid game in the beginning of 2010 and won two doubles titles, (one Challenger and one ATP World Tour 250 Series), at Marrakech and Casablanca, which confirmed his good form.

He won his third doubles title at 's-Hertogenbosch and his second with partner Robert Lindstedt (his first with him came in Casablanca).

At the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, Tecău reached, for the first time in his career, a Grand Slam doubles final. He and his partner, Robert Lindstedt, defeated in the quarter finals the pair Tommy Robredo and Marcel Granollers in four sets, qualifying for the semifinals where they defeated the duo Juan Ignacio Chela and Eduardo Schwank. In the final Tecău and Lindstedt were defeated by the pair of Jürgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner.

At Wimbledon mixed doubles, he and his fellow Romanian partner Monica Niculescu, lost in the second round to the pair Marcelo Melo and Rennae Stubbs.

Horia Tecău at the 2010 US Open

At the 2010 Swedish Open, Lindstedt and Tecău won their third title together after winning in the final against Andreas Seppi and Simone Vagnozzi.

At the 2010 Farmers Classic, Tecău and Lindstedt were defeated by the pair Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Rojer in the quarterfinals.

At the 2010 Legg Mason Tennis Classic Tecău and Lindstedt were defeated by the pair Marcos Baghdatis and Stanislas Wawrinka in the first round on the doubles category.

The fifth title of Tecău's career and fourth partnering Lindstedt came at the 2010 Pilot Pen Tennis. The final saw them winning over Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, this being their second title against the Indian-Pakistani pair.

2011[edit]

In 2011 Horia started the year alongside his partner, Robert Lindstedt, at the Brisbane International. They had a good start and reached the final of the tournament but a calf injury of Lindstedt forced them to retire after just one set and thus losing the match in favor of Lukáš Dlouhý / Paul Hanley pair. At the Heineken Open Horia was the defending champion and seeded No. 1 with Robert but they were forced to withdrew due to the Swede's left calf injury sustained just days earlier.

At the Australian Open Horia and Robert were seeds No. 11 but despite leading 1–0 in the first round match against wildcards Colin Ebelthite and Adam Feeney they were forced to retire yet again due to Robert's injury.

After the year's first Grand Slam, Horia decided to give his partner, Robert, time to recover and paired for the PBZ Zagreb Indoors with experienced doubles player, Belgian Dick Norman. This was a successful choice and they reached the tournament final and won it.

Following the Zagreb title Horia paired for the next two tournaments with Austrian Julian Knowle and Pakistani Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi but with little success exiting both competitions after the first round. He then paired with fellow countryman Victor Hănescu for their biggest doubles title to date, the 500 point Abierto Mexicano Telcel. In the final they won against Brazilians Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares in straight sets.

In April, they have defended their title in Casablanca, after an impressive display and losing just one set in the first round of the tournament.

He had a good grasscourt season with two finals together with Lindstedt, losing in the final of Wimbledon to the Bryan twins.

At the return to clay he defended his win at Swedish Open again with Lindstedt.

2012[edit]

Horia Tecău and Bethanie Mattek-Sands from US have won the Australian Open mixed doubles final on the 29th of January.[3] Reached the semifinals in men´s doubles with Robert Lindstedt and lost to Bob and Mike Bryan in a close 3-setter. Reached for the first time a Masters final in Madrid.

Horia Tecău and Robert Lindstedt separated in Sep 2012[4] after a fruitful three years relationship.

2013[edit]

Horia Tecău paired up with Max Mirnyi for 2013. They reach five finals and won three of them.

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (3 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2010 Wimbledon Grass Sweden Robert Lindstedt Austria Jürgen Melzer
Germany Philipp Petzschner
1–6, 5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 2011 Wimbledon Grass Sweden Robert Lindstedt United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 2012 Wimbledon Grass Sweden Robert Lindstedt United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
Denmark Frederik Nielsen
6–4, 4–6, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 3–6

Mixed Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 2012 Australian Open Hard United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands Russia Elena Vesnina
India Leander Paes
6–3, 5–7, [10–3]
Runner-up 2014 Australian Open Hard India Sania Mirza France Kristina Mladenovic
Canada Daniel Nestor
3–6, 2–6

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2012 Madrid Clay (blue) Sweden Robert Lindstedt Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2012 Cincinnati Hard Sweden Robert Lindstedt India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Rohan Bopanna
6–4, 6–4

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 38 (24 titles, 14 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–3)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (5–4)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (17–5)
Finals by Surface
Hard (10–6)
Clay (10–3)
Grass (3–4)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. May 17, 2009 Interwetten Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Romania Andrei Pavel Brazil Marcelo Melo
Brazil André Sá
7–6(11–9), 2–6, [7–10]
Runner-up 2. July 13, 2009 MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany Clay Romania Victor Hănescu Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
5–7, 4–6
Winner 1. January 16, 2010 Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand Hard New Zealand Marcus Daniell Brazil Marcelo Melo
Brazil Bruno Soares
7–5, 6–4
Winner 2. April 10, 2010 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco (1) Clay Sweden Robert Lindstedt India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–2, 3–6, [10–7]
Winner 3. June 19, 2010 UNICEF Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Sweden Robert Lindstedt Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
1–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Runner-up 3. June 21, 2010 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom1 Grass Sweden Robert Lindstedt Austria Jürgen Melzer
Germany Philipp Petzschner
1–6, 5–7, 5–7
Winner 4. July 18, 2010 Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Robert Lindstedt Italy Andreas Seppi
Italy Simone Vagnozzi
6–4, 7–5
Winner 5. August 28, 2010 Pilot Pen Tennis, New Haven, United States Hard Sweden Robert Lindstedt India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 4. January 9, 2011 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Sweden Robert Lindstedt Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
Australia Paul Hanley
4–6, ret.
Winner 6. February 6, 2011 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Belgium Dick Norman Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Marc López
6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. February 26, 2011 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico Clay Romania Victor Hănescu Brazil Marcelo Melo
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–1, 6–3
Winner 8. April 9, 2011 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco(2) Clay Sweden Robert Lindstedt United Kingdom Colin Fleming
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 5. June 18, 2011 UNICEF Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Sweden Robert Lindstedt Italy Daniele Bracciali
Czech Republic František Čermák
3–6, 6–2, [8–10]
Runner-up 6. July 2, 2011 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom2 Grass Sweden Robert Lindstedt United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 9. July 17, 2011 Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Robert Lindstedt Sweden Simon Aspelin
Sweden Andreas Siljeström
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 7. August 7, 2011 Legg Mason Tennis Classic, Washington, United States Hard Sweden Robert Lindstedt France Michaël Llodra
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(9–7), 6–7(8–10), [7–10]
Runner-up 8. October 9, 2011 China Open, Beijing, China Hard Sweden Robert Lindstedt France Michaël Llodra
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(2–7), 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 9. February 19, 2012 Rotterdam Open, Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Sweden Robert Lindstedt France Michaël Llodra
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 5–7, [14–16]
Winner 10. April 28, 2012 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay Sweden Robert Lindstedt France Jérémy Chardy
Poland Łukasz Kubot
7–6(7–2), 6–3
Runner-up 10. May 13, 2012 Madrid Open, Madrid, Spain Clay (blue) Sweden Robert Lindstedt Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
3–6, 4–6
Winner 11. June 23, 2012 UNICEF Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Sweden Robert Lindstedt Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 11. July 8, 2012 Wimbledon Championships, London, United Kingdom Grass Sweden Robert Lindstedt United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
Denmark Frederik Nielsen
6–4, 4–6, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 3–6
Winner 12. July 15, 2012 Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Robert Lindstedt Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 13. August 19, 2012 Cincinnati Masters, Cincinnati, United States Hard Sweden Robert Lindstedt India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Rohan Bopanna
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 12. January 12, 2013 Apia International Sydney, Sydney, Australia Hard Belarus Max Mirnyi United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 13. March 3, 2013 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States Hard Belarus Max Mirnyi United States James Blake
United States Jack Sock
4-6, 4-6
Winner 14. April 28, 2013 BRD Năstase Ţiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay Belarus Max Mirnyi Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
Austria Oliver Marach
4-6, 6-4, [10-6]
Winner 15. June 22, 2013 Topshelf Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Belarus Max Mirnyi Germany Andre Begemann
Germany Martin Emmrich
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 16. October 6, 2013 China Open, Beijing, China Hard Belarus Max Mirnyi Italy Fabio Fognini
Italy Andreas Seppi
6-4, 6-2
Winner 17. February 9, 2014 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer Germany Philipp Marx
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
3-6, 6-4, [10-2]
Runner-up 14. February 16, 2014 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer France Michaël Llodra
France Nicolas Mahut
2–6, 6–7(7–4)
Winner 18 April 12, 2014 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco Clay Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer Poland Tomasz Bednarek
Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
6–2, 6–2
Winner 19. April 27, 2014 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6-4, 6-4
Winner 20. June 22, 2014 Topshelf Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer United States Scott Lipsky
Mexico Santiago González
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 21. August 3, 2014 Citi Open, Washington DC., United States Hard Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer Australia Samuel Groth
India Leander Paes
7-5, 6-4
Winner 22. September 27, 2014 Shenzhen Open, Shenzhen, China Hard Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer Australia Chris Guccione
Australia Sam Groth
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 23. October 5, 2014 China Open, Beijing, China Hard Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer France Julien Benneteau
Canada Vasek Pospisil
6–7(6–8), 7–5, [10–5]
Winner 24. October 26, 2014 Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain Hard (i) Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer South Africa Kevin Anderson
France Jérémy Chardy
6-4, 6-2

Doubles Performance Timeline[edit]

Current through the Toronto

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 3R 2R 1R SF 2R 2R 9–6
French Open A A A A A 2R 2R 1R QF 2R 2R 3R 9–7
Wimbledon A A A A A LQ 3R F F F 3R 3R 21–6
US Open A A A A A 2R 2R 3R QF 3R 1R 3R 11–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 6–4 8–4 11–4 12–4 4–4 7–4 50–26
Year End Championships
ATP World Tour Finals Did Not Qualify RR RR DNQ RR 2–7
Olympic Games
Doubles NH A Not Held A Not Held 1R NH 0–1
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A A A A 1R 2R A 1R 1–3
Miami A A A A 1R A A 1R QF 1R A 1R 2–5
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A A 1R 2R QF 1R 1–3
Hamburg A A A A A A Held as Madrid (Clay) 0–0
Madrid (clay) Held as Hamburg A 2R 1R F QF 2R 5–4
Rome A A A A A A A A QF SF SF 1R 4–2
Canada A A A A A A A 2R 2R SF 2R QF 5–5
Cincinnati A A A A A A A 1R 2R W 2R QF 7–4
Madrid (hard) A A A A A A Held as Shanghai 0–0
Shanghai Held as Madrid (Hard) A R2 QF R2 1R 1R 2–4
Paris A A A A A A A 1R 2R 2R SF SF 4–5
Year End Ranking 495 215 511 258 175 87 46 15 12 9 23 16

ATP Tour career earnings[edit]

Year Majors ATP wins Total wins Earnings ($) Money list rank
2003 0 0 0 3,714 821 [5]
2004 0 0 0 17,433 414 [6]
2005 0 0 0 16,416 428 [7]
2006 0 0 0 14,360 501 [8]
2007 0 0 0 18,625 455 [9]
2008 0 0 0 47,861, 310 [10]
2009 0 0 0 103,430 202 [11]
2010 0 5 5 241,780 116 [12]
2011 0 4 4 447,311 70[13]
2012 0 4 4 497,956 61[14]
2013 0 3 3 294,482 146[15]
2014 0 3 3 105,635 100[16]
Career 0 13 13 $ 1,809,808 351 [17]

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Valeria Motogna-Beşe
Flagbearer for  Romania
London 2012
Succeeded by
Incumbent