Radek Štěpánek

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Radek Štěpánek
Radek Stepanek 2009 US Open.jpg
Country  Czech Republic
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1978-11-27) 27 November 1978 (age 35)
Karviná, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1996
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $9,246,875
Singles
Career record 343–257 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 8 (10 July 2006)
Current ranking No. 40 (7 April 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013)
French Open 4R (2008)
Wimbledon QF (2006)
US Open 4R (2009)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR (2008)
Olympic Games 1R (2008, 2012)
Doubles
Career record 253–157 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 17
Highest ranking No. 4 (12 November 2012)
Current ranking No. 8 (7 April 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2012)
French Open SF (2007)
Wimbledon SF (2013)
US Open W (2013)
Other Doubles tournaments
Tour Finals SF (2012)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2012, 2013)
Last updated on: 17 November 2013.

Radek Štěpánek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈradɛk ˈʃcɛpaːnɛk]; born 27 November 1978) is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. His career-high singles ranking is World No. 8 and best doubles ranking is World No. 4. Štěpánek's biggest achievements are reaching two Masters 1000 event finals and the quarter-final of Wimbledon in 2006, as well as winning the deciding match for Czech Republic's Davis Cup winning team in 2012 and again in 2013. In doubles, he won his first major title at the 2012 Australian Open, along with Indian partner Leander Paes, defeating the Bryan Brothers in the final. Paes and Stepanek also won the Men's Doubles title at the 2013 US Open, defeating the Bryan Brothers in the semi-finals and Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya in the finals.

Early life[edit]

Born in Karviná, Moravia-Silesia, Stepanek began playing tennis at age three with his father Vlastimil, who was a tennis coach.[1] Štěpánek's brother is a policeman and his mother a librarian.[2] His cousin is Jaromír Blažek, who represented the Czech Republic as a football goalkeeper.[3] Stepanek grew up admiring Czech tennis player Ivan Lendl, particularly noting "he was the one who brought professionalism to the sport with his conditioning."[4]

Career[edit]

Štěpánek turned professional in 1997. He started on tour as a doubles specialist, winning 12 ATP titles. Since 2002, Štěpánek has focused on being a better singles player while still playing top-level doubles. He is known for his after-the-shot grunting, his over-the-top celebrations and his many relationships with WTA players.

Štěpánek first came to mainstream notice when he defeated former World No. 1 Gustavo Kuerten in five sets on his way to the third round of the 2003 Australian Open.

2006[edit]

2006 was Štěpánek's best year to date; he found himself on the verge of getting into the top ten of ATP rankings, as he defeated José Acasuso in the semi-finals of the Masters Series event in Hamburg. He went on to lose the final in straight sets against Spain's Tommy Robredo. At that point, he achieved a career-high ATP world ranking of No. 11 in singles.

Earlier in 2006, he won his first ATP singles title, beating Christophe Rochus in Rotterdam, but he had yet to progress beyond the third round of a Grand Slam tournament until he got into the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, where he was eliminated by 34-year-old Jonas Björkman, after holding match point at 7–6 in the fourth-set tie-break.

This performance helped Štěpánek break into the top 10 and achieve his highest world ranking of no. 8. However, after Wimbledon, Štěpánek was out of action for the rest of the year due to a chronic neck injury.

2007[edit]

In the second round of the 2007 US Open, Štěpánek played a match against third seed Novak Djokovic, which he ended up losing after 4 hours and 44 minutes of play in a fifth-set tiebreak, 7–6, 6–7, 7–5, 5–7, 6–7.

Earlier in 2007, he won his second ATP singles title, beating James Blake in Los Angeles in three sets.

2008[edit]

In 2008, he achieved some good results such as reaching the final in San Jose, but losing to Andy Roddick. He also made it to the semifinals in the Rome Masters, losing to Novak Djokovic after he retired due to heat exhaustion. In the 2008 Summer Olympics, he lost to Michaël Llodra in the first round in three sets. Štěpánek finished the season ranked no. 27, but attended the year-end Masters Cup as an alternate. He was vacationing in Thailand and so was able to come to the tournament held in Shanghai without delay. Since he did not have his own tennis gear which got stuck in customs (they were sent from home), he had to borrow a racquet from Novak Djokovic and socks from Andy Murray.[5] After Andy Roddick pulled out due to injury before his second match, Štěpánek entered the tournament with two round-robin ties to play against Roger Federer and Gilles Simon. He gave the second seed Federer a tough match, losing 6–7, 4–6. But he was beaten comprehensively by Simon, 1–6, 4–6.

2009[edit]

Štěpánek started his 2009 season at the Brisbane International with a new Bosworth racquet, where he claimed his third ATP title after coming back from a set down to defeat Fernando Verdasco, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 in the final.[6] Then, at the Australian Open, he made it to the third round and was overpowered by Verdasco, 4–6, 0–6, 0–6.

At the SAP Open in San Jose, he won his fourth ATP singles title, beating American Mardy Fish in a three-set final. He also snapped a four-match losing streak in the tournament against Andy Roddick, upsetting him 3–6, 7–6, 6–4 in the semifinals. He also captured the doubles title after teaming up with German Tommy Haas, making it his first time to win the singles and doubles titles at the same tournament.

In the Davis Cup first round tie against France, he lost his opening match to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets. However, he regained his confidence and won the doubles rubber the next day and his second singles match against Gilles Simon in straight sets to give the Czech Republic a berth in the quarterfinals. Then, in the Davis Cup quarterfinals, he won the deciding fifth rubber to lead his country to the semifinals. In the semifinals, Stepanek battled Ivo Karlović to a 6–7, 7–6, 7–6, 6–7, 16–14 victory in a marathon opener in which the 82 games played equalled the highest number in a Davis Cup rubber since the introduction of the tiebreak in 1989.[7] In that match, he was aced 78 times, but overall hit more winners, over 170 (including service winners).[citation needed] The match was one of the longest in the history of the Davis Cup, lasting 5 hours and 59 minutes. There were only three breaks of serve in this match.[8] In the finals of the Davis Cup versus Spain, Stepanek lost to David Ferrer after being two sets up, 6–1, 6–2, 4–6, 4–6, 6–8. The Czech Republic lost 5–0 to Spain.

2010[edit]

Štěpánek returned to the Brisbane International to defend his title. He made a second final appearance, but failed to defend the title, losing to Andy Roddick, 6–7, 6–7. He also teamed up with Tomáš Berdych to reach the doubles quarterfinals, only to lose to eventual champions Jérémy Chardy and Marc Gicquel. Seeded 13th at the 2010 Australian Open, he lost in the first round to Ivo Karlović in five sets, 6–2, 6–7, 4–6, 6–3, 4–6.

2011[edit]

Štěpánek began the 2011 season with a third successive appearance at the 2011 Brisbane International, hoping for a third successive finals appearance, despite only being ranked no. 62. For the first round he was drawn against world no. 67, German Tobias Kamke. Despite struggling for the first set, he eventually won, 5–7, 6–1, 6–4, to set up a second-round match against Mardy Fish, the fourth seed in the tournament. Stepanek blazed through the match, thrashing the world no. 16 Fish, 6–3, 6–1. In the quarterfinals against seventh seed and world no. 37 Florian Mayer, he had a dominant start, leading 5–1 in the first set, before Mayer managed to break his serve. However, he continued his winning streak, emerging victorious, 6–3, 6–3, to place himself in the first semifinal against Robin Söderling, where he lost.

Štěpánek exited the 2011 French Open in the first round, losing in straight sets to Frenchman Richard Gasquet. He defeated Gaël Monfils in the final of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic.

2012[edit]

In January 2012, Štěpánek won the Australian Open Men's doubles title, partnering Leander Paes.[9] They beat top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan in the final.

In April 2012, Serbia's Janko Tipsarević defeated him, 7–5, 4–6, 4–6, 6–4, 7–9, to level the Davis Cup quarterfinal at 1–1, after a stormy five-hour match. Tipsarević, Serbia's top player in the absence of world no. 1 Novak Djokovic, saved three match points before securing victory. After the match, Tipsarević accused Stepanek of using his middle finger inappropriately during their handshake and calling him a "stinky bastard". Stepanek denied that he did either of these things, and none of the footage taken at the match showed clearly what happened. An online photo of the hands of both players showed Stepanek's finger folded in,[10] but Štěpánek claims the picture was taken after he was already pulling his hand back. Neither this photo nor footage provided by a Czech TV station conclusively support Tipsarević´s version of the events. Štěpánek later stated that what he actually said to Tipsarević was "You don't need to cheat", referring to Tipsarević's winning a point after the ball had bounced twice and erasing a mark before the chair umpire could check whether the ball was in or out.[11]

Štěpánek and Paes made it to the finals of US Open, this time losing to the Bryan brothers, 3–6, 4–6.[12][13] On 7 November 2012, Štěpánek and Leander Paes started off with a win in the ATP world tour tournament.[14]

He won the Davis Cup together with Tomáš Berdych against Spain playing both singles and doubles. In the Hollywood-script-like final in Prague, Štěpánek won the decisive rubber against Nicolás Almagro, at the time ranked 21 spots above Štěpánek on the ATP ranking ladder, becoming only the second player 30 or older to win a deciding Davis Cup final match in the history of the competition.[15]

2013[edit]

Štěpánek underwent neck surgery on January 21 to relieve pressure where a disc was pressing on a nerve rendering his right hand numb and weak.[16] He recovered well and won US Open in doubles with Leander Paes.

Later in the year, at New York, he won his second major double title, again with Paes. They defeated the top seeds Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan in the semifinals, ending their streak of four major titles. Paes and Štěpánek went on to defeat the second seeds Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya 6-1, 6-3 in the finals.

In the Davis Cup semifinal, he helped the Czech Republic beat Argentina as he beat Juan Monaco in the opening singles match and continued to win the doubles with Berdych. In the final against Serbia, he won the doubles and the deciding singles match to defend their title. He became the first person in Davis Cup history to win consecutive live deciding singles rubbers[17]

Personal life[edit]

Štěpánek was engaged to Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis, but they split up in August 2007.[18][19] He married former top-ten Czech tennis player Nicole Vaidišová in 2010.[20] They separated in 2013.[21] He is currently dating Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová [22]

Štěpánek is coached by former Australian Open champion Petr Korda. He endorses ALEA clothing and Nike shoes and was sponsored by Bosworth racquets, but has been recently seen using Head racquets.

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2002 US Open Hard Czech Republic Jiří Novák Belarus Max Mirnyi
India Mahesh Bhupathi
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 2012 Australian Open Hard India Leander Paes United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7–1), 6–2
Runner-up 2012 US Open Hard India Leander Paes United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2013 US Open Hard India Leander Paes Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–1, 6–3

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (2 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 2004 Paris Carpet (i) Russia Marat Safin 3–6, 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Runner-up 2006 Hamburg Clay Spain Tommy Robredo 1–6, 3–6, 3–6

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2012 Miami Hard India Leander Paes Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–3, 1–6, [8–10]
Winner 2012 Shanghai Hard India Leander Paes India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Rohan Bopanna
6–7(7–9), 6–3, [10–5]

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 12 (5 titles, 7 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–2)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (2–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–4)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1 November 2004 Paris Masters, Paris, France Carpet (i) Russia Marat Safin 3–6, 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Runner-up 2. 31 January 2005 Internazionali di Lombardia, Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Sweden Robin Söderling 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 3. 26 September 2005 Kingfisher Airlines Tennis Open, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hard (i) Sweden Jonas Björkman 3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 1. 13 February 2006 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Belgium Christophe Rochus 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 21 May 2006 Hamburg Masters, Hamburg, Germany Clay Spain Tommy Robredo 1–6, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 22 July 2007 Countrywide Classic, Los Angeles, United States Hard United States James Blake 7–6(9–7), 5–7, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 24 February 2008 SAP Open, San José, United States Hard United States Andy Roddick 4–6, 5–7
Winner 3. 11 January 2009 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Spain Fernando Verdasco 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 15 February 2009 SAP Open, San José, United States Hard (i) United States Mardy Fish 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 22 February 2009 ATP Memphis, Memphis, United States Hard (i) United States Andy Roddick 5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 10 January 2010 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard United States Andy Roddick 6–7(2–7), 6–7(7–9)
Winner 5. 7 August 2011 Legg Mason Tennis Classic, Washington, D.C., United States Hard France Gaël Monfils 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 30 (17 titles, 13 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (2–2)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (2–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (4–5)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (9–6)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 26 April 1999 ATP Prague, Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Martin Damm United States Mark Keil
Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti
6–0, 6–2
Winner 2. 9 April 2001 Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay Czech Republic Michal Tabara United States Donald Johnson
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–1
Winner 3. 30 April 2001 BMW Open, Munich, Germany Clay Czech Republic Petr Luxa Brazil Jaime Oncins
Argentina Daniel Orsanic
5–7, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 1. 26 August 2001 Hamlet Cup, Long Island, United States Hard Czech Republic Leoš Friedl United States Jonathan Stark
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 30 September 2001 Salem Open, Hong Kong, China Hard Czech Republic Petr Luxa Germany Karsten Braasch
Brazil André Sá
0–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 8 October 2001 BA-CA TennisTrophy, Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Czech Republic Martin Damm Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 17 February 2002 Copenhagen Open, Copenhagen, Denmark Hard (i) Czech Republic Jiří Novák Austria Julian Knowle
Germany Michael Kohlmann
6–7(8–10), 5–7
Winner 5. 29 April 2002 BMW Open, Munich, Germany Clay Czech Republic Petr Luxa Czech Republic Petr Pála
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6–0, 6–7(4–7), [11–9]
Runner-up 4. 8 September 2002 US Open, New York, United States Hard Czech Republic Jiří Novák Belarus Max Mirnyi
India Mahesh Bhupathi
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 13 October 2002 BA-CA TennisTrophy, Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Czech Republic Jiří Novák Australia Joshua Eagle
Australia Sandon Stolle
4–6, 3–6
Winner 6. 27 January 2003 Internazionali di Lombardia, Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Czech Republic Petr Luxa Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 6. 12 January 2004 Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Czech Republic Jiří Novák India Mahesh Bhupathi
France Fabrice Santoro
6–4, 5–7, 3–6
Winner 7. 16 February 2004 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Australia Paul Hanley Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
5–7, 7–6(7–5), 7–5
Winner 8. 12 July 2004 Mercedes Cup, Stuttgart, Germany Clay Czech Republic Jiří Novák Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Todd Perry
6–2, 6–4
Winner 9. 13 September 2004 ATP Delray Beach, Delray Beach, United States Hard India Leander Paes Argentina Gastón Etlis
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 10 October 2004 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, Lyon, France Carpet (i) Sweden Jonas Björkman Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
6–7(2–7), 2–6
Winner 10. 7 February 2005 Marseille Open, Marseille, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Martin Damm The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
Winner 11. 21 February 2005 Dubai, United Emirates Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm Sweden Jonas Björkman
France Fabrice Santoro
6–2, 6–4
Winner 12. 13 February 2006 Marseille Open, Marseille, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Martin Damm The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–2, 6–7(4–7), [10–3]
Runner-up 8. 8 January 2007 Adelaide International, Adelaide, Australia Hard (i) Serbia Novak Djokovic South Africa Wesley Moodie
Australia Todd Perry
4–6, 6–3, [13–15]
Runner-up 9. 4 March 2007 Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, United Emirates Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
5–7, 7–6(7–3), [7–10]
Winner 13. 15 February 2009 SAP Open, San Jose, United States Hard (i) Germany Tommy Haas India Rohan Bopanna
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 8 August 2010 Legg Mason Tennis Classic, Washington, United States Hard Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych United States Mardy Fish
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
6–4, 6–7(7–9), [7–10]
Winner 14. 28 January 2012 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard India Leander Paes United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7–1), 6–2
Winner 15. 31 March 2012 Sony Ericsson Open, Miami, United States Hard India Leander Paes Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
3–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Runner-up 11. 8 September 2012 US Open, New York, United States Hard India Leander Paes United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 7 October 2012 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo, Japan Hard India Leander Paes Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 16. 14 October 2012 Shanghai Rolex Masters, Shanghai, China Hard India Leander Paes India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Rohan Bopanna
6–7(7–9), 6–3, [10–5]
Runner-up 13. 4 August 2013 Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States Hard United States Mardy Fish France Julien Benneteau
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6-7(5-7), 5-7
Winner 17. 7 September 2013 US Open, New York, United States Hard India Leander Paes Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6-3, 6-1

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.

As of 2014 Australian Open.

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 3R 2R 3R 2R 3R 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 13–12
French Open Q1 2R 1R 3R 3R 2R 4R 3R A 1R 1R 1R 11–10
Wimbledon 3R 3R 2R 2R QF 1R 3R 4R A 1R 3R 2R 18–11
US Open 1R 3R 1R 2R A 2R 3R 4R 1R 2R 1R 1R 10–11
Win–Loss 2–2 7–4 2–4 6–4 7–3 4–4 7–4 10–4 0–2 2–4 2–4 3–4 0–1 52–44
ATP World Tour Finals
Tour Finals A A A A A A RR A A A A A 0–2
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 3R 2R 2R 1R 3R A 2R 2–11
Miami Masters A 4R 3R 4R 4R 4R 4R 4R A 2R 3R A 2R 18–10
Monte Carlo Masters A 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 1R 4–10
Rome Masters A 3R 2R QF 3R 2R SF 3R A A 2R 1R 16–9
Madrid Masters A A A QF A 1R 2R 1R A A 2R 2R 5–6
Canada Masters 3R 1R A 1R A SF 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 9–10
Cincinnati Masters LQ 1R LQ 1R A 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R 3R 2R 8–9
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series QF 1R 2R QF A 7–4
Paris Masters 2R 1R F SF A A 2R SF 3R 1R A A 15–8
Hamburg Masters A 1R A 2R F 1R A Not Masters Series 6–4
Win–Loss 3–2 5–8 8–5 12–9 10–5 9–8 9–8 12–9 2–5 5–7 11–8 3–5 89–79
Career statistics
Titles-Finals 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–3 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 5–12
Year End Ranking 63 46 33 20 19 29 26 12 62 28 31 44

Doubles 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.

Updated till 2014 Australian Open.

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A 3R 2R 3R A A QF A A A A W 1R QF 1 / 7 17–6
French Open 1R A 2R 1R 1R A A A SF A A A A A 1R 0 / 6 5–6
Wimbledon 1R A 1R 2R 2R 3R A A A A A A A 3R SF 0 / 7 10–7
US Open A A 1R F 2R 1R 1R A A A A A 1R F W 1 / 8 17–7
Win–Loss 0–2 0–0 1–3 8–4 3–4 4–3 0–1 0–0 7–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 13–2 10–3 3–1 2 / 28 49–26
Year-End Championship
ATP World Tour Finals A A A A A A A A A A A A A SF RR 0 / 2 4–3
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R A QF A QF 0 / 11 6–11
Miami A A A 2R A 1R A QF 1R A A A A W A 1R 1 / 6 6–5
Monte Carlo A A A 1R 2R 1R QF SF 2R 2R A A A QF 2R 0 / 9 10–9
Rome A A A SF 1R A 2R 2R 1R A A A A 2R QF 0 / 7 7–6
Madrid A A A 2R A A A A A A A A A QF QF 0 / 3 3–3
Canada A A A 2R 1R A A A A A 2R 2R A A 2R 0 / 5 3–4
Cincinnati A A A SF A A A A A 2R 1R 2R QF 2R QF 0 / 7 8–5
Shanghai Not Masters Series 1R 2R 1R W A 1 / 4 5–3
Paris A A A 1R A A A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 2 0–2
Hamburg A A A SF 1R A A A 2R A Not Masters Series 0 / 3 4–3
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 10–9 1–5 0–3 3–3 5–4 2–5 3–3 2–3 3–4 2–1 13–5 6–4 2–2 2 / 57 52–51
Year End Ranking 155 254 38 17 86 33 48 72 36 339 93 92 109 4 9

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