Ivo Minář

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Ivo Minář
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Country (sports)  Czech Republic
Residence Prague, Czech Republic
Born (1984-05-21) 21 May 1984 (age 31)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,015,448
Singles
Career record 32–63
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 62 (20 July 2009)
Current ranking No. 193 (16 July 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2006, 2008, 2009)
French Open 2R (2009)
Wimbledon 2R (2005, 2009)
US Open 2R (2008)
Doubles
Career record 11–15
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 120 (8 May 2006)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2012)

Ivo Minář (born 21 May 1984) is a professional male tennis player from the Czech Republic. On July 20, 2009, Minář reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 62. His brother Jan is also a professional player, who has been ranked in the top 200 in the world.

Minář was a member of the winning Czech Republic team in the 2012 Davis Cup.

Career[edit]

Minář won the European junior championships in Klosters when he was 16, defeating fellow Czech Tomáš Berdych.

Professional career[edit]

In his career he has not won an ATP singles title, but has reached one singles final – in 2005 in Sydney, where he lost to Lleyton Hewitt of Australia. Later that year, he qualified for the tournament in Dubai and pushed World No. 1 Roger Federer to final set tie-break in the first round, losing 7–6(5), 3–6, 6–7(5).

Minář tested positive for methylhexanamine on 11 July 2009 and was suspended eight months.[1]

ATP Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 16 January 2005 Sydney, Australia Hard Australia Lleyton Hewitt 5–7, 0–6

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (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 (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 10 May 2009 Munich, Germany Clay Czech Republic Jan Hernych Australia Ashley Fisher
Australia Jordan Kerr
6–4, 6–4

Challenger finals[edit]

Singles: 17 (9–8)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (9–8)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 May 2004 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Jan Hernych 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 28 November 2004 Groningen, Netherlands Hard Netherlands Peter Wessels 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 5 June 2005 Prostějov, Czech Republic Clay Finland Jarkko Nieminen 1–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 7 May 2006 Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay Spain Marcel Granollers 6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 5. 9 July 2006 Biella, Italy Clay Italy Simone Bolelli 5–7, 6–3, 6–7(0–7)
Winner 6. 2 September 2007 Freudenstadt, Germany Clay France Éric Prodon 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 23 September 2007 Szczecin, Poland Clay Argentina Sergio Roitman 2–6, 5–7
Winner 8. 4 November 2007 Busan, South Korea Hard Serbia Viktor Troicki 7–6(7–2), 6–7(7–9), 6–3
Runner-up 9. 26 October 2008 Seoul, South Korea Hard South Korea Hyung-Taik Lee 4–6, 0–6
Winner 10. 2 November 2008 Busan, South Korea Hard United States Alex Bogomolov, Jr. 6–1, 2–0, ret.
Winner 11. 29 March 2009 Barletta, Italy Clay Spain Santiago Ventura 6–4, 6–3
Winner 12. 26 April 2009 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Germany Florian Mayer 6–4, 6–3
Winner 13. 8 May 2010 Cairo, Egypt Clay Italy Simone Vagnozzi 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 14. 27 June 2010 Marburg, Germany Clay Italy Simone Vagnozzi 6–2, 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 15. 5 September 2010 Como, Italy Clay Netherlands Robin Haase 4–6, 3–6
Winner 16. 20 March 2011 Rabat, Morocco Clay Australia Peter Luczak 7–5, 6–3
Winner 17. 22 April 2012 Santos, Brazil Clay Brazil Ricardo Hocevar 4–6, 6–1, 6–4

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 13, 2006 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro Carpet (i) Czech Republic Jan Minář Germany Michael Kohlmann
Germany Alexander Waske
6–7(3–7), 3–6

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