Michal Tabara

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Michal Tabara
Country  Czech Republic
Residence Napajedla, Czech Republic
Born October 16, 1979
Uherské Hradiště, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 1997
Retired 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $842,256
Singles
Career record 40–55
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 47 (July 23, 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2001)
French Open 1R (2001, 2002, 2005)
Wimbledon 1R (2001, 2005)
US Open 3R (2004)
Doubles
Career record 7–9
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 142 (August 23, 1999
Last updated on: November 29, 2012.

Michal Tabara (born October 16, 1979 in Uherské Hradiště) is a former tennis player from the Czech Republic, who turned professional in 1997. The right-hander has won one singles title (2001, Chennai) so far in his career. Tabara reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on July 23, 2001, when he became World No. 47.

Tabara was involved in a minor controversy at the 2001 US Open. After losing a first-round match to Justin Gimelstob in five sets, Tabara, who was allegedly frustrated by Gimelstob's frequent injury time-outs, spat in Gimelstob's direction as they approached the net to shake hands. Tabara was subsequently fined $1,000 for unsportmanslike behavior.[1]

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

As a junior Tabara reached as high as No. 9 in the junior world singles rankings in 1996 (and No. 24 in doubles).

Tournament 1995 1996
Junior Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A
French Open QF SF
Wimbledon 2R 1R
US Open A A

Singles titles[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. January 8, 2001 Chennai, India Hard Russia Andrei Stoliarov 6–2, 7–64

Doubles titles[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. April 9, 2001 Estoril, Portugal Clay Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek United States Donald Johnson
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robbins, Liz (2001-08-31), "TENNIS: NOTEBOOK; Gimelstob Says Fine For Spitting Is Low", New York Times 

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