Michal Tabara

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Michal Tabara
Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidenceNapajedla, Czech Republic
Born (1979-10-16) 16 October 1979 (age 39)
Uherské Hradiště, Czechoslovakia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1997
Retired2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$842,256
Singles
Career record40–55
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 47 (23 July 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2001)
French Open1R (2001, 2002, 2005)
Wimbledon1R (2001, 2005)
US Open3R (2004)
Doubles
Career record7–9
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 142 (23 August 1999)

Michal Tabara (born 16 October 1979) is a former tennis player from the Czech Republic, who turned professional in 1997. The right-hander has won one singles title (2001, Chennai) so far in his career. Tabara reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on July 23, 2001, when he became World No. 47.

Tabara was involved in a minor controversy at the 2001 US Open. After losing a first-round match to Justin Gimelstob in five sets, Tabara, who was allegedly frustrated by Gimelstob's frequent injury time-outs, spat in Gimelstob's direction as they approached the net to shake hands. Tabara was subsequently fined $1,000 for unsportmanslike behavior.[1]

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

As a junior Tabara reached as high as No. 9 in the junior world singles rankings in 1996 (and No. 24 in doubles).

Singles titles[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 8 January 2001 Chennai, India Hard Russia Andrei Stoliarov 6–2, 7–6(7–4)

Doubles titles[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 9 April 2001 Estoril, Portugal Clay Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek United States Donald Johnson
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robbins, Liz (2001-08-31), "TENNIS: NOTEBOOK; Gimelstob Says Fine For Spitting Is Low", New York Times

External links[edit]