Tim Smyczek

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Tim Smyczek
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Country  United States
Residence Tampa, Florida
Born (1987-12-30) December 30, 1987 (age 26)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height 5'9" (175 cm)
Turned pro 2006
Plays Right-handed (2-handed backhand)
Prize money $639,917
Career record 17-34
Career titles 0
2 Challengers, 1 Futures
Highest ranking No. 73 (November 11, 2013)
Current ranking No. 98 (March 17, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2013)
French Open 1R (2011)
Wimbledon Q3 (2013, 2014)
US Open 3R (2013)
Career record 6–5
Career titles 0
1 Challengers, 2 Futures
Highest ranking No. 160 (February 24, 2014)
Current ranking No. 164 (March 17, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2013)
US Open 2R (2010)
Last updated on: September 30, 2013.

Tim Smyczek (born December 30, 1987 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American professional tennis player. He has won two Challenger titles (in Tallahassee and Champaign, both in 2012) and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world no. 84 on October 21, 2013. Smyczek is coached by Billy Heiser.

Personal life[edit]

Smyczek plays the violin and wants to be a lawyer when his tennis career is over. He is good friends with Mardy Fish and lived in his house for a year.

Tennis career[edit]

He reached the quarterfinals of the 2011 SAP Open – San Jose, beating Kei Nishikori en route, but lost to Gaël Monfils. He qualified again in 2012, but lost to Mardy Fish in the first round.

In April 2012, Smyczek won his first Challenger title, defeating Frank Dancevic in the Tallahassee final, Dancevic retiring after losing the first set 5–7.

For the 2013 Australian Open, Smyczek earned entry as the last entry in the field and lucky loser, the highest-ranked player (ATP ranking of no. 128) who lost in the finals of qualifying. After beating Ivo Karlović in the first round, he lost to world no. 4 David Ferrer in the second round in four sets.

Tim lost the first round of the 2013 French Open qualifying. He fared better at Wimbledon; he made it to the third round of qualifying for the first time, losing to Matt Reid in four sets. Tim reached the doubles final of the 2013 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships with Rhyne Williams as his partner. In the final the American duo fell to Nicolas Mahut and his partner and fellow Frenchmen Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

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 (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. July 15, 2013 Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Newport, United States Grass United States Rhyne Williams France Nicolas Mahut
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
7-6(7-4), 2-6, [5-10]

Challenger tournament finals[edit]

Singles (2–3)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. Jun 29, 2009 United States Winnetka, US Hard United States Alex Kuznetsov 4–6, 6–7(1–7)
Runner-up 2. Mar 22, 2010 Canada Rimouski, Canada Hard South Africa Rik de Voest 0–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. Jul 3, 2010 United States Winnetka, US Hard Argentina Brian Dabul 1–6, 6–1, 1–6
Winner 1. April 2, 2012 United States Tallahassee, US Hard Canada Frank Dancevic 7–5 ret.
Winner 2. November 17, 2012 United States Champaign, US Hard United States Jack Sock 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 7–5

Doubles (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. April 28, 2013 United States Savannah, US Clay United States Michael Russell Russia Teymuraz Gabashvili
Ukraine Denys Molchanov
2–6, 5–7

Singles performance timeline[edit]


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 2013 US Open.

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A Q2 Q3 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
French Open A A A A A 1R Q1 Q1 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wimbledon A A A A Q1 A Q2 Q3 0 / 0 0–0 0%
US Open A A Q1 Q2 1R Q1 2R 3R 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–2 0 / 5 4–5 44%


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