Karel Nováček

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Karel Nováček
Karel Novacek-RG1994.jpg
Country  Czech Republic
Residence Boca Raton, Florida
Born (1965-03-30) 30 March 1965 (age 49)
Prostějov, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 3 in (190 cm)
Turned pro 1984
Retired 1996
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,729,540
Singles
Career record 300–246
Career titles 13
Highest ranking No. 8 (18 November 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1995)
French Open QF (1987, 1993)
Wimbledon 4R (1991)
US Open SF (1994)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR (1991)
Doubles
Career record 168–179
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 25 (28 February 1994)

Karel Nováček (born 30 March 1965) is a retired Czech former top ten tennis player. Born in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic). Nováček lived in Boca Raton, Florida, United States for 20 years but moved back to Czech Republic 3 years ago.

In his career, Nováček won 13 singles titles and 6 doubles titles. His highest singles ranking was World No. 8, which he achieved on 18 November 1991.

Career titles (13)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (1)
ATP Tour (12)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1986 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Gary Donnelly 2–6, 6–7
Winner 1. 1986 Washington, U.S. Clay France Thierry Tulasne 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 2. 1987 Palermo, Italy Clay Argentina Martín Jaite 6–7, 7–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 1989 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Spain Emilio Sánchez 6–2, 6–4
Winner 3. 1990 Munich, Germany Clay Austria Thomas Muster 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 1990 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Argentina Horacio de la Peña 4–6, 6–7, 6–2, 2–6
Winner 4. 1991 Auckland, New Zealand Hard France Jean-Philippe Fleurian 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 4. 1991 Estoril, Portugal Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 6–7(7–9), 1–6
Winner 5. 1991 Hamburg, Germany Clay Sweden Magnus Gustafsson 6–3, 6–3, 5–7, 0–6, 6–1
Winner 6. 1991 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Sweden Magnus Gustafsson 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Winner 7. 1991 Prague, Czechoslovakia Clay Sweden Magnus Gustafsson 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Winner 8. 1992 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Spain Jordi Arrese 6–2, 6–3, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 9. 1992 San Marino, San Marino Clay Spain Francisco Clavet 7–5, 6–2
Winner 10. 1992 Prague, Czechoslovakia Clay Argentina Franco Davín 6–1, 6–1
Winner 11. 1993 Dubai, U.A.E. Hard France Fabrice Santoro 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 1993 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Sweden Anders Järryd 3–6, 5–7
Winner 12. 1993 Zaragoza, Spain Clay Sweden Jonas Svensson 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 1993 Estoril, Portugal Clay Ukraine Andriy Medvedev 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 1993 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 3–6, 4–6
Winner 13. 1994 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Australia Richard Fromberg 7–5, 6–4, 7–6(9–7)

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Career SR
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A NH A A A 3R 1R 2R A 3R 4R A 0 / 5
French Open 3R 1R 1R QF 1R 3R 4R 1R 1R QF 1R 1R A 0 / 12
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R 4R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 10
US Open A A 1R 1R A A 1R 3R A 3R SF 1R A 0 / 7
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 34
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Not MS1

Before 1990
1R A 3R A A 1R A 0 / 3
Key Biscayne 2R 2R 2R A A 2R 1R 0 / 5
Monte Carlo 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R A 0 / 6
Rome 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R A 0 / 6
Hamburg 1R W QF 3R 1R A A 0 / 5
Canada A A A A A A A 0 / 0
Cincinnati 1R A A A 1R A A 0 / 2
Stuttgart (Stockholm) 2R 3R 3R A A A A 0 / 3
Paris 1R QF 1R 3R A A A 0 / 4
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 8 1 / 6 0 / 7 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 34
Year End Ranking 138 159 33 76 127 74 34 8 23 17 28 121 409 N/A

Doubles titles (6)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1988 Athens, Greece Clay Peru Pablo Arraya Sweden Rikard Bergh
Sweden Per Henricsson
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 1989 Båstad, Swedish Clay Czechoslovakia Josef Čihák Sweden Per Henricsson
Sweden Nicklas Utgren
5–7, 2–6
Winner 1. 1991 Berlin, Germany Carpet Czechoslovakia Petr Korda Netherlands Jan Siemerink
Czechoslovakia Daniel Vacek
3–6, 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 1992 Barcelona, Spain Clay United States Ivan Lendl Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Spain Javier Sánchez
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 1992 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Czechoslovakia Petr Korda Germany Boris Becker
Germany Michael Stich
4–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 1992 Prague, Czechoslovakia Clay Czechoslovakia Branislav Stankovič Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Jon Ireland
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 1992 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Czechoslovakia David Rikl Netherlands Tom Nijssen
Czechoslovakia Cyril Suk
3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1993 Zaragoza, Spain Carpet Czech Republic Martin Damm United States Mike Bauer
Czech Republic David Rikl
2–6, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 6. 1993 Munich, Germany Clay Germany Carl-Uwe Steeb Czech Republic Martin Damm
Sweden Henrik Holm
0–6, 6–3, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 1993 U.S. Open, New York Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm United States Ken Flach
United States Rick Leach
7–6, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. 1994 Zaragoza, Spain Carpet Czech Republic Martin Damm Sweden Henrik Holm
Sweden Anders Järryd
5–7, 2–6
Winner 4. 1994 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Sweden Mats Wilander Czech Republic Tomáš Krupa
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
W/O
Winner 5. 1994 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet Czech Republic Martin Damm South Africa Gary Muller
South Africa Piet Norval
6–4, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 6. 1994 Santiago, Chile Clay Sweden Mats Wilander Spain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Francisco Roig
4–6, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 9. 1995 Milan, Italy Carpet Czech Republic Petr Korda Germany Boris Becker
France Guy Forget
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 1996 Dubai, UAE Hard Czech Republic Jiří Novák Zimbabwe Byron Black
Canada Grant Connell
0–6, 1–6

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