Martin Střelba

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Martin Střelba
Country (sports) Czechoslovakia
 Czech Republic
ResidenceStará Boleslav[1]
Born (1967-03-22) 22 March 1967 (age 52)
Stará Boleslav
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Prize money$400,835
Career record42–67
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 53 (26 February 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1992)
French Open2R (1990)
Wimbledon1R (1989, 1990, 1993)
US Open1R (1990, 1992)

Martin Střelba (born 22 March 1967) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic.


Střelba was the Czechoslovak junior champion in 1985. He reached the semi finals of a Grand Prix event for the first time in 1988, in Prague. The following year he went one better and finished runner-up in Munich's BMW Open. His run to the final included wins over three top 20 players, Emilio Sánchez, Jonas Svensson and reigning Wimbledon champion Stefan Edberg, the latter in straight sets. In 1989 he also reached the quarter-finals of the Athens Open, Prague Open and in Kitzbühel.

His only win in a Grand Slam match came in the 1990 French Open, where he defeated American Kelly Jones in four sets.[2]

Střelba never reached another final on the ATP World Tour but made quarter-finals at Munich in 1990, Kitzbühel in 1992 and Casablanca in 1993.

He also played some doubles during his career and in 1992 attained his best ever ranking of 208 in the world.[3]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1989 Munich, West Germany Clay Soviet Union Andrei Chesnokov 7–5, 6–7, 2–6

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1992 Fürth, Germany Clay Ecuador Raul Viver 6–1, 6–2

Doubles: (1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1991 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Georgia (country) Vladimir Gabrichidze Argentina Roberto Argüello
Argentina Christian Miniussi
1–6, 6–3, 6–4