Jiří Novák

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Jiří Novák
Country  Czech Republic
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1975-03-22) March 22, 1975 (age 39)
Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia
(now Zlín, Czech Republic)
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1993
Retired 2007
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $7,614,063
Singles
Career record 337–260 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 7
Highest ranking No. 5 (21 October 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (2002)
French Open 4R (2003)
Wimbledon 3R (2003, 2005)
US Open 4R (1999, 2002, 2006)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR (2002)
Olympic Games 2R (2004)
Doubles
Career record 311–211 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 18
Highest ranking No. 6 (9 July 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2000)
French Open QF (2000)
Wimbledon F (2001)
US Open F (2002)
Other Doubles tournaments
Tour Finals RR (1999)
Olympic Games QF (1996)
Last updated on: September 2, 2012.

Jiří Novák (pronounced [ˈjɪr̝iː ˈnovaːk] ( ); born March 22, 1975) is a former Czech tennis player, who was born in Zlín, Czechoslovakia but resides nowadays in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Career[edit]

Novák turned professional in 1993 and won 7 singles and 18 doubles titles during his career, winning $7,614,063 in prize money. For six years, he was the highest-ranked male Czech tennis player in the ATP rankings. On October 21, 2002, Novák reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 5. He retired in 2007.

ATP Tour titles (25)[edit]

Singles: 13 (7–6)[edit]

Wins (7)
Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP International Series Gold (1)
ATP Tour (6)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. January 14, 1996 Auckland, New Zealand Hard New Zealand Brett Steven 6–4, 6–4
2. November 1, 1998 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Belgium Xavier Malisse 6–3, 6–3
3. May 6, 2001 Munich, Germany Clay France Antony Dupuis 6–4, 7–5
4. July 15, 2001 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 6–1, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
5. July 13, 2003 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Roger Federer 5–7, 6–3, 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
6. October 10, 2004 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Taylor Dent 5–7, 6–1, 6–3
7. November 3, 2004 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) Argentina David Nalbandian 5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2
Runner-ups (6)

Doubles (18)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
1. September 11, 1995 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Czech Republic David Rikl United States Steve Campbell
United States MaliVai Washington
7–6, 6–2
2. October 23, 1995 Santiago, Chile Clay Czech Republic David Rikl United States Shelby Cannon
United States Francisco Montana
6–4, 4–6, 6–1
3. March 25, 1996 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Czech Republic David Rikl Spain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Francisco Roig
7–6, 6–3
4. July 8, 1996 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Czech Republic Pavel Vízner United States Trevor Kronemann
Australia David Macpherson
4–6, 7–6, 7–6
5. April 29, 1997 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Czech Republic David Rikl United States Donald Johnson
United States Francisco Montana
6–2, 6–4
6. February 2, 1998 Split, Croatia Carpet (i) Czech Republic Martin Damm Sweden Fredrik Bergh
Sweden Patrik Fredriksson
7–6, 6–2
7. August 10, 1998 San Marino, San Marino Clay Czech Republic David Rikl Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
6–4, 7–6
8. August 17, 1998 Indianapolis, USA Hard Czech Republic David Rikl The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–2, 7–6
9. October 26, 1998 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Czech Republic David Rikl Argentina Daniel Orsanic
Mexico David Roditi
6–4, 6–2
10. February 7, 2000 Dubai, UAE Hard Czech Republic David Rikl South Africa Robbie Koenig
Australia Peter Tramacchi
6–2, 7–5
11. July 10, 2000 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Czech Republic David Rikl France Jérôme Golmard
Germany Michael Kohlmann
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
12. July 17, 2000 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Czech Republic David Rikl Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
United States Donald Johnson
5–7, 6–2, 6–3
13. October 30, 2000 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) Czech Republic David Rikl United States Donald Johnson
South Africa Piet Norval
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
14. March 19, 2001 Miami, USA Hard Czech Republic David Rikl Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
7–5, 7–6(7–3)
15. July 30, 2001 Montreal, Canada Hard Czech Republic David Rikl United States Donald Johnson
United States Jared Palmer
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
16. July 12, 2004 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Todd Perry
6–2, 6–4
17. July 12, 2004 Umag, Croatia Clay Czech Republic Petr Pála Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
Czech Republic David Škoch
6–3, 6–3
18. July 10, 2006 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Romania Andrei Pavel Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli
Switzerland Jean-Claude Scherrer
6–3, 6–1

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 W–L
Australian Open A 1R 2R A 3R 2R A SF 3R 3R A A 13–7
French Open A 2R A 1R 2R 1R 3R 3R 4R 2R 2R 1R 11–10
Wimbledon A 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 3R 1R 3R 1R 8–11
US Open 1R 2R 2R 1R 4R 3R 3R 4R 3R 3R 2R 4R 20–11
Win–Loss 0–1 3–4 2–3 0–3 7–4 3–4 5–3 11–4 9–4 5–4 4–2 3–3 52–39
Indian Wells Masters A 1R 2R A 1R 1R A 2R 2R 3R 3R A 5–7
Miami Masters A A 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R 2R 3R 4R A 6–9
Monte Carlo Masters A 2R A A 3R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R A 8–8
Rome Masters A A A A A 2R A SF 3R QF 1R 1R 10–6
Hamburg Masters A A A A 3R 1R A 3R 1R 1R 3R 1R 6–7
Canada Masters A 2R A A 3R SF 1R SF 3R 2R 2R A 15–8
Cincinnati Masters A A 3R A 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 6–8
Madrid Masters A A A A 3R 1R 3R F 3R 2R 1R A 9–6
Paris Masters A A A A 1R 1R QF 2R SF 2R 1R A 6–7
Tennis Masters Cup A A A A A A A RR A A A A 1–2
Titles 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 7
Year End Ranking 53 52 48 75 36 53 29 7 13 24 48 129

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