Martin Střelba

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Martin Střelba
Country  Czechoslovakia
 Czech Republic
Residence Stará Boleslav[1]
Born (1967-03-22) 22 March 1967 (age 47)
Stará Boleslav
Height 6'3" (190 cm)
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $400,835
Singles
Career record 42-67
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 53 (26 Feb 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1992)
French Open 2R (1990)
Wimbledon 1R (1989, 1990, 1993)
US Open 1R (1990, 1992)

Martin Střelba (born 22 March 1967) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic.

Career[edit]

Střelba was the Czechoslovakian junior champion in 1985. He reached the semi finals of a Grand Prix event for the first time in 1988, in Prague. The following year he went one better and finished runner-up in Munich's BMW Open. His run to the final included wins over three top 20 players, Emilio Sánchez, Jonas Svensson and reigning Wimbledon champion Stefan Edberg, the latter in straight sets. In 1989 he also reached the quarter-finals of the Athens Open, Prague Open and in Kitzbühel.

His only win in a Grand Slam match came in the 1990 French Open, where he defeated American Kelly Jones in four sets.[2]

Střelba never reached another final on the ATP World Tour but made quarter-finals at Munich in 1990, Kitzbühel in 1992 and Casablanca in 1993.

He also played some doubles during his career and in 1992 attained his best ever ranking of 208 in the world.[3]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1989 West Germany Munich, West Germany Clay Soviet Union Andrei Chesnokov 7–5, 6–7, 2–6

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1992 Germany Fürth, Germany Clay Ecuador Raul Viver 6–1, 6–2

Doubles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1991 Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland Clay Georgia (country) Vladimir Gabrichidze Argentina Roberto Argüello
Argentina Christian Miniussi
1–6, 6–3, 6–4

References[edit]