Jiří Novák

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Jiří Novák
Tenista Jiří Novák na VIP turnaji osobností ve Zlíně.jpg
Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1975-03-22) 22 March 1975 (age 44)
Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia
(now Zlín, Czech Republic)
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1993
Retired2007
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$7,614,063
Singles
Career record337–260
Career titles7
Highest rankingNo. 5 (21 October 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (2002)
French Open4R (2003)
Wimbledon3R (2003, 2005)
US Open4R (1999, 2002, 2006)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (2002)
Olympic Games2R (2004)
Doubles
Career record311–211
Career titles18
Highest rankingNo. 6 (9 July 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2000)
French OpenQF (2000)
WimbledonF (2001)
US OpenF (2002)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (1999)
Olympic GamesQF (1996)

Jiří Novák (pronounced [ˈjɪr̝iː ˈnovaːk] (About this soundlisten); born 22 March 1975) is a former Czech tennis player, who was born in Zlín, Czechoslovakia but resides nowadays in Monte Carlo, Monaco.[1]

Career[edit]

Novák turned professional in 1993 and won 7 singles and 18 doubles titles during his career, winning $7,614,063 in prize money. For six years, he was the highest-ranked male Czech tennis player in the ATP rankings. On October 21, 2002, Novák reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 5. He retired in 2007.

Novák was the first player to face Roger Federer at Wimbledon. The first-round match at the 1999 tournament saw Novák defeat Federer in five sets.

ATP Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 13 (7–6)[edit]

Wins (7)
Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP International Series Gold (1)
ATP Tour (6)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 14 January 1996 Auckland, New Zealand Hard New Zealand Brett Steven 6–4, 6–4
2. 1 November 1998 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Belgium Xavier Malisse 6–3, 6–3
3. 6 May 2001 Munich, Germany Clay France Antony Dupuis 6–4, 7–5
4. 15 July 2001 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 6–1, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
5. 13 July 2003 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Roger Federer 5–7, 6–3, 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
6. 10 October 2004 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Taylor Dent 5–7, 6–1, 6–3
7. 3 November 2004 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) Argentina David Nalbandian 5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2
Runners-up (6)

Doubles (18)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
1. September 11, 1995 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Czech Republic David Rikl United States Steve Campbell
United States MaliVai Washington
7–6, 6–2
2. October 23, 1995 Santiago, Chile Clay Czech Republic David Rikl United States Shelby Cannon
United States Francisco Montana
6–4, 4–6, 6–1
3. March 25, 1996 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Czech Republic David Rikl Spain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Francisco Roig
7–6, 6–3
4. July 8, 1996 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Czech Republic Pavel Vízner United States Trevor Kronemann
Australia David Macpherson
4–6, 7–6, 7–6
5. April 29, 1997 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Czech Republic David Rikl United States Donald Johnson
United States Francisco Montana
6–2, 6–4
6. February 2, 1998 Split, Croatia Carpet (i) Czech Republic Martin Damm Sweden Fredrik Bergh
Sweden Patrik Fredriksson
7–6, 6–2
7. August 10, 1998 San Marino, San Marino Clay Czech Republic David Rikl Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
6–4, 7–6
8. August 17, 1998 Indianapolis, USA Hard Czech Republic David Rikl The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–2, 7–6
9. October 26, 1998 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Czech Republic David Rikl Argentina Daniel Orsanic
Mexico David Roditi
6–4, 6–2
10. February 7, 2000 Dubai, UAE Hard Czech Republic David Rikl South Africa Robbie Koenig
Australia Peter Tramacchi
6–2, 7–5
11. July 10, 2000 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Czech Republic David Rikl France Jérôme Golmard
Germany Michael Kohlmann
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
12. July 17, 2000 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Czech Republic David Rikl Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
United States Donald Johnson
5–7, 6–2, 6–3
13. October 30, 2000 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) Czech Republic David Rikl United States Donald Johnson
South Africa Piet Norval
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
14. March 19, 2001 Miami, USA Hard Czech Republic David Rikl Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
7–5, 7–6(7–3)
15. July 30, 2001 Montreal, Canada Hard Czech Republic David Rikl United States Donald Johnson
United States Jared Palmer
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
16. July 12, 2004 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Todd Perry
6–2, 6–4
17. July 25, 2005 Umag, Croatia Clay Czech Republic Petr Pála Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
Czech Republic David Škoch
6–3, 6–3
18. July 10, 2006 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Romania Andrei Pavel Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli
Switzerland Jean-Claude Scherrer
6–3, 6–1

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 W–L
Australian Open A 1R 2R A 3R 2R A SF 3R 3R A A 13–7
French Open A 2R A 1R 2R 1R 3R 3R 4R 2R 2R 1R 11–10
Wimbledon A 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 3R 1R 3R 1R 8–11
US Open 1R 2R 2R 1R 4R 3R 3R 4R 3R 3R 2R 4R 20–11
Win–Loss 0–1 3–4 2–3 0–3 7–4 3–4 5–3 11–4 9–4 5–4 4–2 3–3 52–39
Indian Wells Masters A 1R 2R A 1R 1R A 2R 2R 3R 3R A 5–7
Miami Masters A A 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R 2R 3R 4R A 6–9
Monte Carlo Masters A 2R A A 3R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R A 8–8
Rome Masters A A A A A 2R A SF 3R QF 1R 1R 10–6
Hamburg Masters A A A A 3R 1R A 3R 1R 1R 3R 1R 6–7
Canada Masters A 2R A A 3R SF 1R SF 3R 2R 2R A 15–8
Cincinnati Masters A A 3R A 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 6–8
Madrid Masters A A A A 3R 1R 3R F 3R 2R 1R A 9–6
Paris Masters A A A A 1R 1R QF 2R SF 2R 1R A 6–7
Tennis Masters Cup A A A A A A A RR A A A A 1–2
Titles 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 7
Year End Ranking 53 52 48 75 36 53 29 7 13 24 48 129

Top 10 wins[edit]

Season 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Total
Wins 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 3 2 3 3 4 0 0 21
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score NR
1996
1. Germany Boris Becker 6 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) 2R 6–3, 7–6(7–4) 45
1997
2. Spain Carlos Moyà 9 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard 1R 2–6, 6–0, 7–5 67
3. Netherlands Richard Krajicek 6 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard QF 6–2, 6–2 67
4. Spain Carlos Moyà 6 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) 2R 6–4, 6–4 63
5. Spain Sergi Bruguera 10 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) 1R 2–6, 6–1, 6–4 53
1999
6. United States Todd Martin 4 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) 1R 7–6(7–3), 6–7(5–7), 6–4 34
2000
7. United Kingdom Tim Henman 10 Davis Cup, Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay (i) RR 6–4, 6–2, 6–2 44
8. United States Pete Sampras 2 Davis Cup, Los Angeles, United States Hard (i) RR 7–6(7–1), 6–3, 6–2 39
9. Sweden Thomas Enqvist 7 Toronto, Canada Hard 3R 6–2, 1–6, 3–1, ret. 55
2001
10. Spain Àlex Corretja 9 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay SF 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 40
11. Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 5 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay F 6–1, 6–7(5–7), 7–5 40
2002
12. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 4 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard QF 6–1, 6–1 17
13. France Sébastien Grosjean 8 Davis Cup, Pau, France Carpet (i) RR 3–6, 6–1, 6–3, 6–1 15
14. United States Andre Agassi 2 Tennis Masters Cup, Shanghai, China Hard (i) RR 7–5, 6–1 7
2003
15. Spain Carlos Moyà 4 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay RR 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2 14
16. Switzerland Roger Federer 3 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay F 5–7, 6–3, 6–3, 1–6, 6–3 10
17. Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 1 Paris, France Carpet (i) 3R 7–5, 7–5 18
2004
18. United Kingdom Tim Henman 5 Summer Olympics, Athens, Greece Hard 1R 6–3, 6–3 24
19. Australia Lleyton Hewitt 3 Tokyo, Japan Hard SF 6–4, 4–6, 6–2 28
20. United Kingdom Tim Henman 4 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) QF 7–6(7–5), 7–5 20
21. Argentina David Nalbandian 10 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) F 5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (2000). International Tennis Federation World of Tennis 2000. London: CollinsWillow. p. 323. ISBN 9780002189460.

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