Lukáš Rosol

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Lukáš Rosol
Lukáš Rosol in Aachen (2010-11-08).jpg
Country  Czech Republic
Residence Přerov, Czech Republic
Born (1985-07-24) 24 July 1985 (age 29)
Brno, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro 2004
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,624,787
Singles
Career record 78–93
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 26 (22 September 2014)
Current ranking No. 31 (24 November 2014)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2013)
French Open 3R (2011)
Wimbledon 3R (2012)
US Open 1R (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)
Doubles
Career record 54–55 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 37 (13 October 2014)
Current ranking No. 39 (17 November 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2012, 2013, 2014)
French Open 1R (2013, 2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2012, 2013, 2014)
US Open 2R (2014)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2014)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2012, 2013)
Last updated on: 21 November 2014.

Lukáš Rosol (born 24 July 1985) is a Czech professional tennis player. Rosol competes on the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP World Tour, both in singles and doubles. Rosol was coached by former Czech player, 1999 US Open quarterfinalist Ctislav Doseděl.[2][3] His career-high singles ranking is World No. 26, achieved on 22 September 2014.

His first notable victory was against World No. 8 Jürgen Melzer at the 2011 French Open, whom he defeated in five sets in the second round a year after Melzer had reached the semi-final. A year later, Rosol defeated World No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the second round of Wimbledon to achieve one of the biggest upsets in the history of Grand Slam tennis.[4][5][6] Rosol has had sustained success since then having played an integral part in the Czech Republic's Davis Cup winning team in 2012, and winning his first tour-level title in April 2013.

Rosol is also noteworthy for having played in the longest ATP doubles match ever, alongside Tomáš Berdych, defeating Marco Chiudinelli and Stanislas Wawrinka in the 1st round of the 2013 Davis Cup. The match was played on 2 February 2013, lasting 7 hours, 2 minutes. It was the second longest ATP match ever (singles and doubles combined).

Personal life[edit]

Rosol was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia. In November 2008, he married Czech athlete Denisa Rosolová (née Ščerbová). In 2011, they divorced. In 2013, Rosol became engaged to Michaela Ochotska.[7]

Tennis career[edit]

Rosol has won 8 Challenger and 7 Futures tournaments. In April 2013, he won his first tour-level tournament: the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy ATP World Tour 250 and in August 2014, he won his first tour-level tournament on hard courts: the Winston-Salem Open ATP World Tour 250.

2012[edit]

Rosol rose to prominence in 2012 at the Wimbledon Championships. He had participated in the Wimbledon qualifying draw multiple times, not reaching main draw until 2012. In the first round, he defeated Ivan Dodig, then he was drawn against the two time champion and World No. 2, Rafael Nadal. After losing the first set in a very close tiebreak, Rosol regrouped and broke in the first game of the second. A dominant serving performance allowed him to take the second set 6-4. Rosol's service game held up in the third set, where he capitalized on a sloppy game by Nadal and took the set 6-4. Down two sets to one, Nadal raised his level in the fourth, taking the set 6-2 and sending the match into a deciding fifth set. At this point the match was delayed by 35 minutes in order to close the Centre Court roof. Rosol returned from the break revitalized, taking the fifth set 6-4 by striking 20 winners to only 2 unforced errors.[8] His groundstroke speed averaged 85 mph and peaked at an incredible 114 mph.[9] In the final game of the match, Rosol delivered 3 aces and a forehand winner to close out one of the greatest upsets in Grand Slam history by a score of 6–7(9–11), 6–4, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4. He went on to lose his third round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets.

In the doubles draw, Rosol and partner Mikhail Kukushkin defeated the British duo of Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins in 5 sets in the first round. They lost in the second round to James Cerretani and Édouard Roger-Vasselin.

2013[edit]

At the 2013 Australian Open, Rosol defeated Jamie Baker of Great Britain in the first round.[10] He subsequently lost to 13th seed Milos Raonic in the second round.

In April, he won his first ATP Tour singles tournament with a victory in Bucharest. He was unseeded in the tournament and beat three seeded players en route to the final: 3rd seed Andreas Seppi, 8th seed Viktor Troicki and 2nd seed Gilles Simon. In the final, he defeated Guillermo García-López, only dropping one set throughout the entire tournament and tearfully dedicating the triumph to his father, who introduced him to tennis and deceased two weeks prior.

At the French Open, Rosol lost in the second round to Fabio Fognini in four sets.[11][12]

2014 - More consistency = Career High Ranking[edit]

Rosol began his 2014 season at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha, losing in straight sets to eventual champion Rafael Nadal.[13]

Rosol then travelled down under to play in the 2014 Apia International Sydney. He beat his first round opponent João Sousa in three sets 7–6, 4–6, 7–6. This win would set up a match with the Tournament's fourth seed Dmitry Tursunov.

Rosol lost to eventual champion Roger Federer in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships.[14]

At Indian Wells, Rosol faced reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in the second round and was defeated in three sets after leading by a set and a break.[15]

At the 2014 Wimbledon Championships he was one point from a two set lead against Rafael Nadal in the second round, but this time Nadal came back to take revenge and win in four sets.

At the 2014 MercedesCup in Stuttgart Rosol reached the final beating Mikhail Youzhny along the way, in the final he lost in 3 sets to the fast rising Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut

In August, Rosol won his second ATP title at the Winston-Salem Open defeating Jerzy Janowicz in 3 tight sets, Rosol had to save numerous match points in this hard hitting contest. Lukas moved up to a ranking of 26th in the World, a career high, in the ATP Ranking released September 22, 2014. http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/Singles.aspx

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (2–2)[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 (2–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 28 April 2013 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay Spain Guillermo García-López 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 27 April 2014 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 6–7(2–7), 1–6
Runner-up 2. 13 July 2014 MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany Clay Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 3–6, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 2. 23 August 2014 Winston-Salem Open, Winston-Salem, United States Hard Poland Jerzy Janowicz 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–5

Doubles: 3 (3-0)[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 (3–0)
Finals by Surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 6 January 2012 Qatar ExxonMobil Open, Doha, Qatar Hard Slovakia Filip Polášek Germany Christopher Kas
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 20 October 2013 Erste Bank Open, Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Romania Florin Mergea Canada Daniel Nestor
Austria Julian Knowle
7–5, 6–4
Winner 3. 27 July 2014 Croatia Open, Umag, Croatia Clay Czech Republic František Čermák Serbia Dušan Lajović
Croatia Franko Škugor
6–4, 7–6(7–5)

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 Q2 A A Q1 1R 2R 1R 0 / 3 1–3 33%
French Open A Q2 Q3 Q2 3R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 4 4–4 50%
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 3R 1R 2R 0 / 3 3–3 50%
US Open Q2 A Q3 1R 1R Q3 1R 1R 0 / 4 0–4 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 3–3 2–4 1–4 0 / 14 8–14 36%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Miami Masters A A A Q1 Q2 3R 2R 1R 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A A Q1 A 3R 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Madrid Masters A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Rome Masters A A A A A A 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Canada Masters A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Shanghai Masters A A A A A A 2R 1R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Paris Masters A A A A Q1 A 2R 1R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–7 4–7 0 / 16 9–16 36%
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–3 2 / 4 2–4 50%
Year End Ranking 271 182 148 164 70 73 47 31 $2,624,787

Top 10 wins per season[edit]

Season 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Wins over top 10 players per season[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2011
1. Austria Jurgen Melzer 8 French Open, Paris, France Clay 2R 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
2012
2. Spain Rafael Nadal 2 Wimbledon Championships, London, England Grass 2R 6–7(9–11), 6–4, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4

Doubles Performance Timeline[edit]

Current as far as the 2014 US Open (tennis).

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australia Australian Open A 1R 1R 1R 0–3
France French Open A A 1R 1R 0–2
United Kingdom Wimbledon 1R 2R 2R 2R 3–4
United States US Open 1R A 1R 2R 1–3
Win–Loss 0–2 1–2 1–4 2–4 4–12

Futures and Challenger finals: 60 (37–23)[edit]

Singles: 23 (15–8)[edit]

Legend
Challengers (8–2)
Futures (7–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 29 August 2005 Szolnok, Hungary Clay (Red) Hungary Kornél Bardóczky 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 27 February 2006 Wrocław, Poland Hard (i) Monaco Thomas Oger 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 1. 29 August 2005 Zabrze, Poland Hard (i) Russia Alexandre Krasnoroutsky 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 10 July 2006 Trier, Germany Clay (Red) Belgium Niels Desein 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–4
Runner-up 4. 17 July 2006 Waterloo, Belgium Clay (Red) Slovakia Pavol Červenák 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 21 August 2006 Poznań, Poland Clay (Red) Czech Republic Jan Minář 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. 16 October 2006 La Roche-sur-Yon, France Hard (i) France Julien Jeanpierre 7–5, 6–3
Winner 3. 4 December 2006 Opava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) United Kingdom Joshua Goodall 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 7–6(10–8)
Winner 4. 7 May 2007 Teplice, Czech Republic Clay (Red) Czech Republic Martin Vacek 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–4
Winner 5. 14 May 2007 Namangan, Uzbekistan Hard Chinese Taipei Yeu-tzuoo Wang 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Winner 6. 15 October 2007 La Roche-sur-Yon, France Hard (i) France Adrian Mannarino 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 10 December 2007 Opava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Slovakia Karol Beck 2–6, 7–5, 7–5
Winner 7. 9 June 2008 Košice, Slovakia Clay (Red) Spain Miguel Ángel López Jaén 7–5, 6–1
Winner 8. 26 January 2009 Mettmann, Germany Carpet (i) France Stéphane Robert 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Winner 9. 2 March 2009 Bergamo, Italy Hard (i) Germany Benedikt Dorsch 6–1, 4–6, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 10. 2 May 2010 Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay Croatia Ivan Dodig 7–5, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 7. 31 January 2011 Singapore, Singapore Hard Russia Dmitry Tursunov 6–4, 6–2
Winner 11. 8 May 2011 Prague, Czech Republic Clay United States Alex Bogomolov, Jr. 7–6(7–1), 5–2 ret.
Winner 12. 13 July 2011 Braunschweig, Germany Clay Russia Evgeny Donskoy 7–5, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 13. 11 November 2012 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) Germany Björn Phau 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 8. 10 November 2013 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) Slovakia Lukáš Lacko 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 14. 10 March 2014 Irving, United States Hard United States Steve Johnson 6–0, 6–3
Winner 15. 9 June 2014 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Jiří Veselý 3–6, 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 37 (22–15)[edit]

Legend
Challengers (8–9)
Futures (14–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 24 January 2005 Anif, Austria Carpet (i) Austria Martin Fafl Austria Markus Krenn
Austria Wolfgang Schranz
6–4, 6–2
Winner 1. 1 August 2005 Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro Clay (Red) Slovakia Peter Miklusicak Serbia and Montenegro Aleksander Slović
Serbia and Montenegro Viktor Troicki
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 15 August 2005 Žilina, Slovakia Clay (Red) Czech Republic Daniel Lustig Czech Republic Jaroslav Pospíšil
Slovakia Adrian Sikora
6–2, 3–6, 6–0
Winner 2. 22 August 2005 Kaposvár, Hungary Clay (Red) Italy Alessandro da Col Spain José-Carlos García-Sánchez
Spain Miguel Pérez Puigdomenech
7–5, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 29 August 2005 Szolnok, Hungary Clay (Red) Italy Alessandro da Col Hungary Kornél Bardóczky
Hungary Gergely Kisgyörgy
6–2, 6–1
Winner 3. 6 March 2006 Zabrze, Poland Hard Ukraine Michail Filima Poland Mateusz Kowalczyk
Poland Dawid Piatkowski
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 4. 15 May 2006 Most, Czech Republic Clay (Red) Czech Republic Roman Vogeli Germany Daniel Brands
Sweden Johan Brunström
6–2, 5–7, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 4. 26 June 2006 Szolnok, Hungary Clay (Red) Germany David Klier Czech Republic Jakub Hašek
Czech Republic David Novak
7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–3
Winner 5. 17 July 2006 Waterloo, Belgium Clay (Red) United States Nikita Kryvonos France Jordane Doble
France Julien Jeanpierre
6–2, 6–3
Winner 6. 24 July 2006 Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium Clay (Red) United States Nikita Kryvonos Netherlands Stephan Fransen
Netherlands Romano Frantzen
6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
Winner 7. 23 October 2006 Rodez, France Hard (i) Uzbekistan Denis Istomin Belgium Stefan Wauters
Belgium Reginald Willems
4–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
Winner 8. 27 November 2006 Vendryně, Czech Republic Hard (i) Slovakia Igor Zelenay Czech Republic Daniel Lustig
Slovakia Filip Polášek
6–1, 6–1
Winner 9. 4 December 2006 Opava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Slovakia Igor Zelenay Czech Republic Roman Vogeli
Czech Republic Jaroslav Pospíšil
4–6, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 10. 5 February 2007 Wrocław, Poland Hard (i) Czech Republic Jan Vacek Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
Switzerland Jean-Claude Scherrer
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 11. 4 December 2006 Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Croatia Ivan Dodig Croatia Petar Jelenić
Algeria Slimane Saoudi
6–7(1–7), 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 12 March 2007 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Hard (i) Czech Republic Jan Mertl Latvia Ernests Gulbis
Latvia Deniss Pavlovs
6–4, 6–3
Winner 12. 30 April 2007 Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay (Red) Germany Bastian Knittel Russia Alexander Krasnorutskiy
Russia Alexandre Kudryavtsev
2–6, 7–5, [11–9]
Winner 13. 14 May 2007 Namangan, Uzbekistan Hard Austria Martin Slanar Chinese Taipei Ti Chen
Chinese Taipei Yeu-tzuoo Wang
6–2, 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 21 May 2007 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard (i) Austria Martin Slanar Germany Daniel Brands
United States John Paul Fruttero
7–6(7–1), 7–5
Winner 14. 11 June 2007 Košice, Slovakia Clay (Red) Slovakia Filip Polášek Italy Leonardo Azzaro
Italy Flavio Cipolla
6–1, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 7. 8 October 2007 Saint-Dizier, France Hard (i) Romania Florin Mergea Austria Martin Slanar
Czech Republic Pavel Šnobel
6–2, 6–3
Winner 15. 15 October 2007 La Roche-sur-Yon, France Hard (i) Australia Raphael Durek Serbia Vladimir Obradović
Netherlands Igor Sijsling
6–3, 6–1
Winner 16. 3 December 2007 Frýdlant nad Ostravicí, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Slovakia Igor Zelenay Czech Republic Jiří Krkoška
Slovakia Ján Stančík
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 10 December 2007 Opava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Slovakia Igor Zelenay Croatia Nikola Martinović
Croatia Joško Topić
6–4, 7–5
Winner 17. 28 January 2008 Wrocław, Poland Hard (i) United States James Cerretani Austria Werner Eschauer
Austria Jürgen Melzer
6–7(7–9), 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up 9. 1 September 2008 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay (Red) Slovakia Igor Zelenay Czech Republic Jan Hájek
Czech Republic Tomáš Zíb
1–6, 6–2, [10–7]
Winner 18. 5 January 2009 Schwieberdingen, Germany Carpet (i) Latvia Andis Juška Germany David Klier
Germany Philipp Marx
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 30 March 2009 Naples, Italy Clay (Red) Germany Frank Moser Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Spain David Marrero
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 21 September 2009 Trnava, Slovakia Clay (Red) Czech Republic Jan Minář Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov
Russia Teymuraz Gabashvili
6–4, 2–6, [10–8]
Runner-up 12. 28 September 2009 Naples, Italy Clay (Red) Brazil Thiago Alves Croatia Ivan Dodig
Portugal Frederico Gil
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 13. 8 March 2010 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Hard (i) Croatia Ivan Dodig France Nicolas Mahut
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
7–6(8–6), 6–7(7–9), [10–5]
Winner 19. 5 July 2010 Oberstaufen, Germany Clay (Red) Germany Frank Moser Chile Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
Austria Max Raditschnigg
6–0, 7–5
Winner 20. 26 September 2010 Trnava, Slovakia Clay (Red) Slovakia Karol Beck Austria Alexander Peya
Austria Martin Slanar
4–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–8]
Runner-up 14. 19 November 2011 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard Czech Republic David Škoch Czech Republic Jan Hájek
Slovakia Lukáš Lacko
7–5, 7–5
Winner 21. 7 May 2012 Prague, Czech Republic Clay (Red) Argentina Horacio Zeballos Slovakia Martin Kližan
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
7–5, 2–6, [12–10]
Runner-up 15. 3 June 2013 Prostejov, Czech Republic Clay (Red) Poland Mateusz Kowalczyk United States Nicholas Monroe
Germany Simon Stadler
6–4, 6–4
Winner 22. 3 June 2014 Prostejov, Czech Republic Clay (Red) Germany Andre Begemann Canada Peter Polansky
Canada Adil Shamasdin
6–1, 6–2

References[edit]

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  12. ^ "Rosol Turns Grief To Glory For First Title", ATP official site, 28 April 2013.
  13. ^ Rafael Nadal beats Czech Republic player Lukas Rosol to advance to second round of Qatar Open, ABC Grandstand Sport (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 1 January 2014
  14. ^ Dubai: Federer d Rosol, tennis.com, 27 February 2014
  15. ^ Andy Murray recovers to beat Lukas Rosol at Indian Wells, BBC Sport, 8 March 2014

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