Lukáš Lacko

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Lukáš Lacko
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Country  Slovakia
Residence Piešťany, Slovakia
Born (1987-11-03) 3 November 1987 (age 26)
Piešťany, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,374,511
Singles
Career record 65-93 (41.13%)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 44 (14 January 2013)
Current ranking No. 83 (7 July 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2012)
French Open 2R (2010)
Wimbledon 3R (2012)
US Open 1R (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2012)
Doubles
Career record 6–20
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 170 (5 July 2010)
Current ranking No. 673 (5 May 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2010, 2011, 2013)
French Open 1R (2010, 2011, 2013)
Wimbledon 3R (2010
US Open 1R (2010, 2012)
Last updated on: 22 July 2013.

Lukáš Lacko (/ˈlkɑːʃ ˈlɑːtsk/ LOO-kahsh LAHT-skoh; born 3 November 1987) is a professional Slovak tennis player. His career-high ATP singles ranking is World No. 44, achieved in January 2013.

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

As a junior Lacko compiled a singles win/loss record of 88–39, reaching as high as No. 3 in the combined junior world rankings in February 2005.

Junior Grand Slam results:

Australian Open: QF (2005)
French Open: SF (2005)
Wimbledon: 1R (2004)
US Open: 2R (2005)

Pro tour[edit]

At the 2010 Australian Open, he lost in the second round to World No. 2 and defending champion Rafael Nadal 2–6, 2–6, 2–6.[1] At the 2010 French Open, he played and won the longest match of his career in the first round against American Michael Yani with the score at 6–4, 6–7, 6–7, 7–6, 12–10. The 4-hour, 56-minute match stretched over the course of two days, and tied the record for the most games played in the Open Era at the French Open.[2]

Lacko continued his 2nd round streak in 2010 majors by defeating the 24th seed Marcos Baghdatis in four sets. He then lost a very tight five set 2nd round match against Jérémy Chardy.

Lacko played in the 2010 Atlanta Tennis Championships and upset former World No.1 Lleyton Hewitt 6–2, 6–4 to advance to the quarterfinals.[3]

At the 2011 Qatar Open, he lost in the second round to Rafael Nadal, despite achieving the rare feat of winning a set against Nadal 6–0.[4]

He reached his first singles ATP final in Zagreb 2012, where he lost to Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets. At the 2014 French Open he lost in the first round to Roger Federer.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 5 February 2012 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Russia Mikhail Youzhny 2–6, 3–6

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–1)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 23 September 2012 St. Petersburg Open, St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Slovakia Igor Zelenay United States Rajeev Ram
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
2–6, 6–4, [6–10]

ATP Challenger Tour (6–6)[edit]

Singles[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (6–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 7 August 2006 United States Binghamton, New York, United States Hard United States Scott Oudsema 6–7(5–7), 2–6
Runner-up 2. 7 May 2007 Croatia Rijeka, Croatia Clay Croatia Marin Čilić 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 6 August 2007 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Hard Germany Mischa Zverev 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 15 October 2007 Denmark Kolding, Denmark Hard (I) Luxembourg Gilles Müller 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 2. 18 May 2009 Uzbekistan Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard Australia Samuel Groth 4–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 3. 26 October 2009 South Korea Seoul, South Korea Hard Czech Republic Dušan Lojda 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 8 November 2010 Italy Urtijëi, Italy Carpet (I) Poland Michał Przysiężny 3–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 25 September 2011 Turkey İzmir, Turkey Hard Turkey Marsel İlhan 6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. 20 November 2011 Slovakia Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) Lithuania Ričardas Berankis 7–6(9–7), 6–2
Runner-up 5. 14 October 2012 Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Belarus Uladzimir Ignatik 3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 6. 18 November 2012 Finland Helsinki, Finland Hard Finland Jarkko Nieminen 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 21 July 2013 Canada Grandby, Canada Hard Canada Frank Dancevic 4–6,7–6,3–6
Winner 7. 10 November 2013 Slovakia Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol 6–4, 4–6, 6–4

Doubles (3)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3)
Grass (0)
Clay (0)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 24 April 2006 Dharwad, India Hard Slovakia Kamil Čapkovič Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
6–3, 7–5
2. 7 September 2009 St. Remy, France Hard Slovakia Jiří Krkoška Belgium Ruben Bemelmans
Belgium Niels Desein
6–1, 3–6, [10–3]
3. 19 November 2011 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard Czech Republic Jan Hájek Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol
Czech Republic David Škoch
7–5, 7–5

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended. Current till 2014 Australian Open.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R A 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 4–7
French Open Q1 Q1 A 2R Q1 1R 1R 1R 1–4
Wimbledon Q1 A 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 3–6
US Open Q3 Q2 Q3 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–5
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–1 3–4 0–3 4–4 1–4 0–4 8–22
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1
Year-End Ranking 139 325 82 89 112 51 81

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Current as far as the US Open.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 0–3
French Open 1R 1R 1R 0–3
Wimbledon 3R 1R 1R 1R 2–4
US Open 2R 1R 1R 1–3
Win–Loss 3–4 0–2 0–3 0–4 3–13

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