Bohdan Ulihrach

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Bohdan Ulihrach
Bohdan Ulihrach 2013.JPG
Country (sports)  Czech Republic
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1975-02-23) 23 February 1975 (age 42)
Kolín, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1993
Retired 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,553,302
Singles
Career record 230–246
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 22 (5 May 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1999)
French Open 4R (1999)
Wimbledon 3R (1996)
US Open 2R (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003)
Doubles
Career record 9–25
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 286 (26 July 2004)

Bohdan Ulihrach (born 23 February 1975) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic.

Career[edit]

Ulihrach turned professional in 1993. He won his first top-level singles title in July 1995 at Prague, where he defeated Javier Sánchez in the final. His second followed three months later at Montevideo, where he beat Alberto Berasategui in the final.

In 1996, Ulihrach was part of the Czech Republic team which finished runners-up at the World Team Cup. In 1997, Ulihrach beat the then-World No. 1 Pete Sampras en route to his first hardcourt final at the Indian Wells Masters. He was defeated in the final by Michael Chang. Ulihrach reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 22 in May 1997.

Ulihrach reached the fourth round at both the Australian Open and the French Open, in 1999.

In 2003 he was cleared of a doping charge.[1]

At the 2007 French Open, Ulihrach beat the No. 24 seed Dominik Hrbatý in the first round in five sets.

Career finals[edit]

Singles (3 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
Runner-up 1. 19 June 1995 Sankt Pölten, Austria Clay Austria Thomas Muster 3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 1. 31 July 1995 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Spain Javier Sánchez 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 30 October 1995 Montevideo, Uruguay Clay Spain Alberto Berasategui 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 29 April 1996 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 5–7, 6–1, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 10 March 1997 Indian Wells, USA Hard United States Michael Chang 6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 28 April 1997 Prague, Czech Republic Clay France Cédric Pioline 2–6, 7–5, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 3. 27 July 1998 Umag, Croatia Clay Sweden Magnus Norman 6–3, 7–6(7–0)
Runner-up 5. 1 January 2001 Doha, Qatar Hard Chile Marcelo Ríos 3–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 9 July 2001 Båstad, Sweden Clay Italy Andrea Gaudenzi 5–7, 3–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rusedski Cleared of Doping Offence". Medical News Today. 2004-03-10. Retrieved 2007-04-08. 

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