Jiří Veselý at the 2013 Wimbledon Qualifying
|Country (sports)||Czech Republic|
|Residence||Březnice, Czech Republic|
10 July 1993 |
Příbram, Czech Republic
|Height||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Turned pro||2009 |
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||74–88 (45.68% in Grand Slam, ATP Tour and Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 35 (27 April 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 63 (8 May 2017)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)|
|French Open||2R (2014, 2016)|
|US Open||3R (2015)|
|Highest ranking||No. 94 (8 June 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 236 (8 May 2017)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2016)|
|French Open||2R (2015)|
|US Open||2R (2013, 2014, 2015)|
|Last updated on: 8 May 2017.|
|Representing a mixed-NOCs team|
|Youth Olympic Games|
Jiří Veselý (born 10 July 1993) is a Czech professional tennis player.
- 1 Tennis career
- 2 Coaching
- 3 ATP career finals
- 4 Other career statistics
- 5 Singles performance timeline
- 6 Doubles performance timeline
- 7 Wins over top-10 players
- 8 References
- 9 External links
In 2011, Veselý won the boys' singles title at the Australian Open, defeating Australian Luke Saville in straight sets. He also won the boys' doubles titles at the Australian Open, partnering Filip Horanský of Slovakia; they defeated Ben Wagland and Andrew Whittington of Australia in the final. The same year he reached the finals of the US Open singles and the Wimbledon doubles (as well the final of the US Open doubles in 2010).
Veselý reached the No. 1 junior combined world ranking in January 2011, compiling a singles win/loss record of 125–45.
Veselý qualified into the 2013 French Open for his first appearance into the main draw of a grand slam. Vesely was, at the time, the youngest player in the world's top 100 at 20 years and 3 months old. In 2014, Veselý reached the 3rd round of the BNP Paribas Open where he lost to Andy Murray in three sets.
Veselý won a match at the 2014 French Open, then the following month reached the third round of Wimbledon as a wildcard. He beat Gaël Monfils in five sets in the second round, before being defeated by fellow wildcard Nick Kyrgios in four sets. He also won his first doubles title at ATP World Tour in doubles with countryman František Čermák.
2016: Two ATP top 10 wins
Veselý represented the Czech Republic at the 2016 Hopman Cup alongside Karolína Plíšková. He recorded a singles win over Lleyton Hewitt of Australia, however was defeated by Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine and Jack Sock of the United States.
At the Monte Carlo, he beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in a stunning second-round upset. It was the first time Djokovic had lost at a Masters tournament prior to the final since the 2014 Shanghai Masters, and his earliest exit from any tournament in three years. However, He lost to Gaël Monfils in straights sets in the third round. Veselý made it to the third round of the 2016 Istanbul Open – Singles before losing to Grigor Dimitrov. At the Nice Open, he lost to Leonardo Mayer in the first round. Veselý made it to the second round of the 2016 French Open by beating Rajeev Ram in the first round. He lost to Nicolás Almagro.
Veselý started his grass court season at 2016 Aegon Championships by losing to Kevin Anderson in qualifying, but earned the Lucky Loser spot. He beat Jérémy Chardy in the first round before falling to Milos Raonic in the second round. He next competed at the 2016 Nottingham Open. He beat Horacio Zeballos, but lost to 8th seeded Gilles Müller in the second. At the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, Jiří pushed through 3 consecutive tie-broken sets, besting world No. 8 Dominic Thiem, to move through to the third round. It was his second top 10 win of his career after beating Novak Djokovic earlier in the season. He defeated the 31st seed João Sousa in the third round. Jiří lost to fellow countryman Tomáš Berdych in a hard fought five set match.
Veselý next competed at the 2016 Davis Cup representing his country. He lost both of his matches to the French.
Jiří was seeded 8th at the 2016 Croatia Open. In the first round, he won in straight sets, but was forced to retire in the second round against Carlos Berlocq due to injury. He next competed at the 2016 Western & Southern Open where he lost in the first round to Marcel Granollers. The 2016 Winston-Salem Open proved dreadful for him as he was forced to retire again during his match in the third round to Andrey Kuznetsov. He was able to Compete at the 2016 US Open. He beat Saketh Myneni in the first round and set up a rematch of Monte Carlo with world number one Novak Djokovic. However, Veselý pulled out before the match was set to begin because of a left arm injury.
His first tournament since the US Open was the 2016 Shenzhen Open, where he was seeded 8th. He won his first two matches in straight sets, but lost to his idol and countryman Tomáš Berdych in three sets. He finished his season by competing at the 2016 Japan Open. Jiří won his first round match against Kevin Anderson in three sets before losing to David Goffin in the second round.
ATP career finals
Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)
|Winner||1.||17 January 2015||Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Adrian Mannarino||6–3, 6–2|
|Runner-up||1.||26 April 2015||Romanian Open, Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Guillermo García-López||6–7(5–7), 6–7(11–13)|
Doubles: 2 (2 titles)
|Winner||1.||19 October 2014||Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia||Hard (i)||František Čermák|| Sam Groth
|Winner||2.||7 May 2017||Istanbul Open, Istanbul, Turkey||Clay||Roman Jebavý|| Tuna Altuna
Other career statistics
ATP Challenger Tour
Singles finals: 8 (5–3)
|Winner||1.||14 April 2013||Challenger||Mersin Cup, Mersin, Turkey||Clay||Simon Greul||6–1, 6–1|
|Winner||2.||5 May 2013||Challenger||Prosperita Open, Ostrava, Czech Republic||Clay||Steve Darcis||6–4, 6–4|
|Runner-up||1.||9 June 2013||Challenger||Czech Open, Prostějov, Czech Republic||Clay||Radek Štěpánek||4–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||2.||7 July 2013||Challenger||Sparkassen Open, Braunschweig, Germany||Clay||Florian Mayer||6–4, 2–6, 1–6|
|Winner||3.||4 August 2013||Challenger||Svijany Open, Liberec, Czech Republic||Clay||Federico Delbonis||6–7(2–7), 7–6(9–7), 6–4|
|Winner||4.||7 June 2014||Challenger||Czech Open, Prostějov, Czech Republic||Clay||Norbert Gomboš||6–2, 6–2|
|Runner-up||3.||15 June 2014||Challenger||Prague Open, Prague, Czech Republic||Clay||Lukáš Rosol||6–3, 4–6, 4–6|
|Winner||5.||6 June 2015||Challenger||Czech Open, Prostějov, Czech Republic||Clay||Laslo Djere||6–4, 6–2|
Doubles finals: 2 (1–1)
|Runner-up||1.||6 May 2012||Challenger||Prosperita Open, Ostrava, Czech Republic||Clay||Adam Pavlásek|| Radu Albot
|5–7, 7–5, [8–10]|
|Winner||1.||15 June 2014||Challenger||Prague Open, Prague, Czech Republic||Clay||Roman Jebavý|| Lee Hsin-han
Singles finals: 10 (9–1)
|Winner||1.||15 May 2011||Futures||Czech Republic F1, Teplice, Czech Republic||Clay||Norbert Gomboš||3–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–1|
|Winner||2.||8 January 2012||Futures||China F1, Shenzhen, China||Hard||Austin Krajicek||6–4, 7–5|
|Winner||3.||15 July 2012||Futures||Czech Republic F4, Prostějov, Czech Republic||Clay||Dominic Thiem||6–4, 6–4|
|Winner||4.||22 July 2012||Futures||Czech Republic F5, Prague, Czech Republic||Clay||Norbert Gomboš||6–4, 6–0|
|Runner-up||1.||29 July 2012||Futures||Czech Republic F6, Liberec, Czech Republic||Clay||Adam Pavlásek||6–3, 6–7(3–7), 0–6|
|Winner||5.||11 August 2012||Futures||Austria F5, Wels, Austria||Clay||Marc Rath||6–2, 6–2|
|Winner||6.||22 September 2012||Futures||Portugal F4, Espinho, Portugal||Clay||Henri Laaksonen||6–2, 6–4|
|Winner||7.||20 January 2013||Futures||Israel F1, Eilat, Israel||Hard||Guillermo Olaso||6–1, 6–2|
|Winner||8.||27 January 2013||Futures||Israel F2, Eilat, Israel||Hard||James McGee||6–2, 6–4|
|Winner||9.||3 March 2013||Futures||USA F6, Harlingen, Texas, United States||Hard||Bjorn Fratangelo||5–7, 7–6(7–4), 6–3|
Doubles finals: 6 (5–1)
|Runner-up||1.||28 November 2010||Futures||Czech Republic F5, Opava, Czech Republic||Carpet (i)||Radim Urbánek|| Michal Konečný
|Winner||1.||20 May 2012||Futures||Czech Republic F2, Most, Czech Republic||Clay||Jaroslav Pospíšil|| Érik Chvojka
|Winner||2.||27 May 2012||Futures||Czech Republic F3, Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic||Clay||Jaroslav Pospíšil|| Peter Luczak
|Winner||3.||15 July 2012||Futures||Czech Republic F4, Prostějov, Czech Republic||Clay||Adam Pavlásek|| Riccardo Bellotti
|Winner||4.||20 January 2013||Futures||Israel F1, Eilat, Israel||Hard||Roman Jebavý|| Jaime Pulgar-Garcia
|Winner||5.||27 January 2013||Futures||Israel F2, Eilat, Israel||Hard||Roman Jebavý|| Matteo Fago
Singles performance timeline
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||3R||1R||1R||2R||3–4|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||A||A||1R||3R||2R||3–3|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 2||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 2|
- Veselý's 2016 US Open withdrawal does not count in his performance record.
Doubles performance timeline
|Grand Slam tournaments|
Wins over top-10 players
|1.||Novak Djokovic||1||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||2R||6–4, 2–6, 6–4||55|
|2.||Dominic Thiem||8||Wimbledon, London, England||Grass||2R||7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3)||64|
- "ITFTennis.com Jiri Vesely Pro Circuit Player Profile".
- ITF Junior Profile
- Harvey, Luke (6 March 2013). "Vesely's rise continues". ITF Pro Circuit. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
- Tandon, Kamakashi (December 10, 2015). "Coaching changes: Coric hires Maclagan; Vesely hires Krupa". tennis.com. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
- Jiří Veselý at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Jiří Veselý at the International Tennis Federation
- Jiří Veselý at the International Tennis Federation Junior Profile
Juan Sebastián Gómez
|ITF Junior World Champion
(Newcomer of the Year)
|ATP Star of Tomorrow