Jiří Veselý

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Jiří Veselý
Jiří Veselý.jpg
Country  Czech Republic
Residence Březnice, Czech Republic[1]
Born (1993-07-10) 10 July 1993 (age 21)
Příbram, Czech Republic
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Turned pro 2009[citation needed]
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $447,630
Singles
Career record 14–18 (ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches)
Career titles 0
4 Challenger, 9 Futures
Highest ranking No. 66 (16 June 2014)
Current ranking No. 67 (7 July 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2014)
French Open 2R (2014)
Wimbledon 3R (2014)
US Open 1R (2013)
Doubles
Career record 1–1 (ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches)
Career titles 0
1 Challengers, 5 Futures
Highest ranking No. 283 (23 June 2014)
Current ranking No. 283 (23 June 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 2R (2014)
US Open 2R (2013)
Last updated on: 16 June 2014.
Olympic medal record
Competitor for a Olympic flag.svg mixed-NOCs team
Men's tennis
Youth Olympic Games
Gold 2010 Singapore Doubles

Jiří Veselý (born 10 July 1993, Příbram, Czech Republic) is a professional tennis player.

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

In 2011, Veselý won the Boys' Singles title at the Australian Open, defeating Australian Luke Saville in straight sets. He also won the Boys' Doubles titles at the Australian Open too, partnering Filip Horanský of Slovakia – they defeated Ben Wagland and Andrew Whittington of Australia in the final.

Veselý reached the No. 1 junior combined world ranking in January 2011, compiling a singles win/loss record of 125–45.[2]

Junior Grand Slam results – Singles:

Australian Open: W (2011)
French Open: 1R (2010, 2011)
Wimbledon: 3R (2010, 2011)
US Open: F (2011)

Junior Grand Slam results – Doubles:

Australian Open: W (2011)
French Open: QF (2011)
Wimbledon: F (2011)
US Open: F (2010)

Pro tour[edit]

Veselý made his Davis Cup debut for Czech Republic in February 2013, and to date has nine singles titles on the ITF Futures circuit to his name and three Challengers.[3]

Veselý qualified into the 2013 French Open for his first appearance into the main draw of a grand slam. Vesely is the youngest player in the world's top 100 at 20 years and 3 months old. In 2014, Veselý reached the 3rd round of the BNP Paribas Open where he lost to Andy Murray in three sets.

Veselý won a match at the 2014 French Open, then the following month reached the third round of Wimbledon as a wildcard. He beat Gael Monfils in five sets in the second round, before being defeated by fellow wildcard Nick Kyrgios in four sets.

Personal life[edit]

Jiří's coaches are Jaroslav Navrátil and Michal Navrátil.

Career statistics[edit]

Career finals[edit]

ATP Challenger Tour[edit]

Singles: 7 (4–3)[edit]
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 14 April 2013 Challenger Mersin Cup, Mersin, Turkey Clay Germany Simon Greul 6–1, 6–1
Winner 2. 5 May 2013 Challenger Prosperita Open, Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay Belgium Steve Darcis 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 9 June 2013 Challenger Czech Open, Prostějov, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 7 July 2013 Challenger Sparkassen Open, Braunschweig, Germany Clay Germany Florian Mayer 6–4, 2–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 4 August 2013 Challenger Svijany Open, Liberec, Czech Republic Clay Argentina Federico Delbonis 6–7(2–7), 7–6(9–7), 6–4
Winner 4. 7 June 2014 Challenger Czech Open, Prostějov, Czech Republic Clay Slovakia Norbert Gomboš 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 15 June 2014 Challenger Prague Open, Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol 6–3, 4–6, 4–6
Doubles: 2 (1–1)[edit]
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 6 May 2012 Challenger Prosperita Open, Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Adam Pavlásek Moldova Radu Albot
Russia Teymuraz Gabashvili
5–7, 7–5, [8–10]
Winner 1. 15 June 2014 Challenger Prague Open, Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Roman Jebavý Chinese Taipei Lee Hsin-han
China Zhang Ze
6–1, 6–3

ITF circuit[edit]

Singles: 10 (9–1)[edit]
Doubles: 6 (5-1)[edit]

Grand Slam singles performance[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open Q1 A 1R 0–1
French Open A 1R 2R 1–2
Wimbledon A Q2 3R 2–1
US Open A 1R 0–1
Win–Loss 0-0 0-2 3–3 3–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITFTennis.com Jiri Vesely Pro Circuit Player Profile". 
  2. ^ ITF Junior Profile
  3. ^ Harvey, Luke (6 March 2013). "Vesely's rise continues". ITF Pro Circuit. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Colombia Juan Sebastián Gómez
ITF Junior World Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Canada Filip Peliwo
Preceded by
Slovakia Martin Kližan
(Newcomer of the Year)
ATP Star of Tomorrow
2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent