Radek Štěpánek

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Radek Štěpánek
Radek Stepanek 2009 US Open.jpg
Country (sports)  Czech Republic
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1978-11-27) 27 November 1978 (age 38)
Karviná, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1996
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$11,343,464
Singles
Career record 384–302 (ATP and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 8 (10 July 2006)
Current ranking No. 348 (13 November 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013)
French Open 4R (2008)
Wimbledon QF (2006)
US Open 4R (2009)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR (2008)
Olympic Games 1R (2008, 2012)
Doubles
Career record 313–197 (ATP and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 18
Highest ranking No. 4 (12 November 2012)
Current ranking No. 367 (13 November 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2012)
French Open SF (2007)
Wimbledon SF (2013, 2014)
US Open W (2013)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals SF (2012)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2017)
Wimbledon 3R (2016)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2012, 2013)
Last updated on: 13 November 2017.

Radek Štěpánek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈradɛk ˈʃcɛpaːnɛk]; born 27 November 1978) is a retired professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. His career-high singles ranking was world No. 8 and best doubles ranking was world No. 4. Štěpánek's biggest achievements are reaching two Masters 1000 event finals and the quarterfinals of Wimbledon in 2006, as well as winning the deciding match for Czech Republic's Davis Cup winning team in 2012 and again in 2013. In doubles, he won his first Grand Slam title at the 2012 Australian Open, along with Indian partner Leander Paes, defeating the Bryan Brothers in the final. Paes and Štěpánek also won the men's doubles title at the 2013 US Open, defeating Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya in the final.

Early life[edit]

Born in Karviná, Moravia-Silesia, Štěpánek began playing tennis at age three with his father Vlastimil, who was a tennis coach.[1] Štěpánek's brother is a policeman and his mother a librarian.[2] His cousin is Jaromír Blažek, who represented the Czech Republic as a football goalkeeper.[3] Štěpánek grew up admiring Czech tennis player Ivan Lendl, particularly noting "he was the one who brought professionalism to the sport with his conditioning."[4]

Career[edit]

Štěpánek turned professional in 1996. He started on tour as a doubles specialist, winning 12 ATP titles. Since 2002, Štěpánek has focused on being a better singles player while still playing top-level doubles. He is known for his after-the-shot grunting, his over-the-top celebrations and his many relationships with WTA players.

Štěpánek first came to mainstream notice when he defeated former World No. 1 Gustavo Kuerten in five sets on his way to the third round of the 2003 Australian Open.

2006: First ATP title & Wimbledon quarterfinal[edit]

2006 was Štěpánek's best year to date; he found himself on the verge of getting into the top ten of ATP rankings, as he defeated José Acasuso in the semi-finals of the Masters Series event in Hamburg. He went on to lose the final in straight sets against Spain's Tommy Robredo. At that point, he achieved a career-high ATP world ranking of No. 11 in singles.

Earlier in 2006, he won his first ATP singles title, beating Christophe Rochus in Rotterdam, but he had yet to progress beyond the third round of a Grand Slam tournament until he got into the quarter-finals at Wimbledon beating Frank Dancevic, Xavier Malisse, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Fernando Verdasco, before he was eliminated by 34-year-old Jonas Björkman, after holding match point at 7–6 in the fourth-set tie-break.

This performance helped Štěpánek break into the top 10 and achieve his highest world ranking of no. 8. However, after Wimbledon, Štěpánek was out of action for the rest of the year due to a chronic neck injury.

2007: 2nd ATP title[edit]

In the second round of the 2007 US Open, Štěpánek played a match against third seed Novak Djokovic, which he ended up losing after 4 hours and 44 minutes of play in a fifth-set tiebreak.

Earlier in 2007, he won his second ATP singles title, beating James Blake in Los Angeles in three sets.

2008[edit]

In 2008, he achieved some good results such as reaching the final in San Jose, but losing to Andy Roddick. He also made it to the semifinals in the Rome Masters, losing to Novak Djokovic after he retired due to heat exhaustion. In the 2008 Summer Olympics, he lost to Michaël Llodra in the first round in three sets. Štěpánek finished the season ranked no. 27, but attended the year-end Masters Cup as an alternate. He was vacationing in Thailand and so was able to come to the tournament held in Shanghai without delay. Since he did not have his own tennis gear which got stuck in customs (they were sent from home), he had to borrow a racquet from Novak Djokovic and socks from Andy Murray.[5] After Andy Roddick pulled out due to injury before his second match, Štěpánek entered the tournament with two round-robin ties to play against Roger Federer and Gilles Simon. He gave the second seed Federer a tough match, but lost. He was beaten comprehensively by Simon.

2009: 3rd & 4th ATP titles[edit]

Štěpánek started his 2009 season at the Brisbane International with a new Bosworth racquet, where he claimed his third ATP title after coming back from a set down to defeat Fernando Verdasco in the final.[6] Then, at the Australian Open, he made it to the third round and was overpowered by Verdasco in straight sets.

At the SAP Open in San Jose, he won his fourth ATP singles title, beating American Mardy Fish in a three-set final. He also snapped a four-match losing streak in the tournament against Andy Roddick, upsetting him in the semifinals. He also captured the doubles title teaming up with German Tommy Haas, making it his first time to win the singles and doubles titles at the same tournament.

In the Davis Cup first round tie against France, he lost his opening match to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets. However, he regained his confidence and won the doubles rubber the next day and his second singles match against Gilles Simon in straight sets to give the Czech Republic a berth in the quarterfinals. Then, in the Davis Cup quarterfinals, he won the deciding fifth rubber to lead his country to the semifinals. In the semifinals, Štěpánek battled Ivo Karlović to victory in a marathon opener in which the 82 games played equalled the highest number in a Davis Cup rubber since the introduction of the tiebreak in 1989.[7] In that match, he was aced 78 times, but overall hit more winners, over 170 (including service winners).[citation needed] The match was one of the longest in the history of the Davis Cup, lasting 5 hours and 59 minutes. There were only three breaks of serve in the match.[8] In the finals of the Davis Cup versus Spain, Štěpánek lost to David Ferrer after being two sets up. The Czech Republic lost 5–0 to Spain.

2010[edit]

Štěpánek returned to the Brisbane International to defend his title. He made a second final appearance, but failed to defend the title, losing to Andy Roddick in straight sets. He also teamed up with Tomáš Berdych to reach the doubles quarterfinals, only to lose to eventual champions Jérémy Chardy and Marc Gicquel. Seeded 13th at the 2010 Australian Open, he lost in the first round to Ivo Karlović in five sets.

2011: 5th ATP title[edit]

Štěpánek began the 2011 season with a third successive appearance at the 2011 Brisbane International, hoping for a third successive finals appearance, despite only being ranked no. 62. For the first round he was drawn against world no. 67, German Tobias Kamke. Despite struggling for the first set, he eventually won, 5–7, 6–1, 6–4, to set up a second-round match against Mardy Fish, the fourth seed in the tournament. Štěpánek blazed through the match, thrashing the world no. 16 Fish, 6–3, 6–1. In the quarterfinals against seventh seed and world no. 37 Florian Mayer, he had a dominant start, leading 5–1 in the first set, before Mayer managed to break his serve. However, he continued his winning streak, emerging victorious, 6–3, 6–3, to place himself in the first semifinal against Robin Söderling, where he lost.

Štěpánek exited the 2011 French Open in the first round, losing in straight sets to Frenchman Richard Gasquet. He defeated Gaël Monfils in the final of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic.

2012: Australian Open doubles title[edit]

In January 2012, Štěpánek won the Australian Open Men's doubles title, partnering Leander Paes.[9] They beat top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan in the final.

In April 2012, Serbia's Janko Tipsarević defeated him in five sets to level the Davis Cup quarterfinal at 1–1, after a stormy five-hour match. Tipsarević, Serbia's top player in the absence of world no. 1 Novak Djokovic, saved three match points before securing victory. After the match, Tipsarević accused Štěpánek of using his middle finger inappropriately during their handshake and calling him a "stinky bastard". Štěpánek denied that he did either of these things, and none of the footage taken at the match showed clearly what happened. An online photo of the hands of both players showed Štěpánek's finger folded in,[10] but Štěpánek claims the picture was taken after he was already pulling his hand back. Neither this photo nor footage provided by a Czech TV station conclusively support Tipsarević´s version of the events. Štěpánek later stated that what he actually said to Tipsarević was "You don't need to cheat", referring to Tipsarević's winning a point after the ball had bounced twice and erasing a mark before the chair umpire could check whether the ball was in or out.[11]

Štěpánek and Paes made it to the finals of US Open, this time losing to the Bryan brothers in straight sets.[12][13] On 7 November 2012, Štěpánek and Leander Paes started off with a win in the ATP world tour tournament.[14]

He won the Davis Cup together with Tomáš Berdych against Spain playing both singles and doubles. In the Hollywood-script-like final in Prague, Štěpánek won the decisive rubber against Nicolás Almagro, at the time ranked 21 spots above Štěpánek on the ATP ranking ladder, becoming only the second player 30 or older to win a deciding Davis Cup final match in the history of the competition.[15]

2013: US Open doubles title[edit]

Štěpánek underwent neck surgery on January 21 to relieve pressure where a disc was pressing on a nerve rendering his right hand numb and weak.[16] He recovered well and won US Open in doubles with Leander Paes.

Later in the year, at New York, he won his second major double title, again with Paes. They defeated the top seeds Mike and Bob Bryan in the semifinals, ending their streak of four major titles. Paes and Štěpánek went on to defeat the second seeds Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya in straight sets in the finals.

In the Davis Cup semifinal, he helped the Czech Republic beat Argentina as he beat Juan Mónaco in the opening singles match and continued to win the doubles with Berdych. In the final against Serbia, he won the doubles and the deciding singles match to defend their title. He became the first person in Davis Cup history to win consecutive live deciding singles rubbers[17]

2014: Return to top 40[edit]

Štěpánek played on the successful Czech Davis Cup that beat the Netherlands at home in the first round and Japan on the road in the quarterfinals.

Štěpánek then had an impressive run in the AEGON Championships, defeating Mikhail Kukushkin, Bernard Tomic, and then 2013's champion Andy Murray. He then took out Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinals, before losing to the eventual runner-up, Feliciano López.

He also reached the semifinals in the 250 event in Bogota, Colombia, losing to Ivo Karlović.

The rest of his singles season was disappointing, and he did not play any singles tournaments after the US Open. In August he brought his ranking up to no. 35.

In doubles, he reached the quarterfinals in Rome and London, before reaching the semifinals at Wimbledon partnering Leander Paes, where they lost to Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock, the eventual champions.

2015[edit]

In the first half of the year, Štěpánek played mostly in Challenger events. He lost in the second round of the French Open to Tomáš Berdych.[18]

2016: Australian Open Doubles runner-up[edit]

On January 30, 2016, Štěpánek and his doubles partner, Daniel Nestor, were defeated by Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares in a three-set match in the 2016 Australian Open final.

Playing style[edit]

Štěpánek is noted for being one of the few serve and volley players on the tour. He is known for his resilience at the net as well as his entertaining and at times comedic plays during matches. Štěpánek has a strong and accurate first serve, often reaching up to 210 km/h with it. Like most serve and volley players, Štěpánek's second serve is slower, but has a great amount of top-spin, giving him time to come up to the net. On his serve, Štěpánek often immediately comes up to the net and volleys, finishing off points quickly. His net play is considered one of the best on the tour. He is known for his reach and anticipation at the net, which allows him to put away would-be passing shots at the net as well as engage in volley-to-volley exchanges, often coming out on top.

However, unlike most serve and volley players, Štěpánek usually does not employ a Chip and charge form of play when receiving. Instead, he engages in baseline rallies. His groundstrokes are not exceptionally powerful, but are consistent and accurate on both wings, allowing him to maintain solid ground at the baseline. If caught up too long in a baseline rally, however, Štěpánek will often place a deep, accurate groundstroke or a drop-shot and come up to the net to volley, finishing off the point quickly. He is often more willing to use a slice than his double-handed backhand.

One of the signature characteristics of Štěpánek is his comedic and entertaining play. Due to the fact that he comes up to the net a lot, he often employs unconventional shots, as well as the occasional trick shot.

Personal life[edit]

Štěpánek was engaged to Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis, but they split up in August 2007.[19][20] He married former top-ten Czech tennis player Nicole Vaidišová in 2010.[21] They separated in 2013.[22] For several months he dated Czech Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitová.[23] They split in April 2014.[24]

Štěpánek is coached by former Australian Open champion Petr Korda. He endorses ALEA clothing and Nike shoes and was sponsored by Bosworth racquets, but has recently been seen using Head racquets.

Czech football goalkeeper Jaromír Blažek is his cousin.[25]

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 5 (2–3)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2002 US Open Hard Czech Republic Jiří Novák Belarus Max Mirnyi
India Mahesh Bhupathi
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 2012 Australian Open Hard India Leander Paes United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7–1), 6–2
Runner-up 2012 US Open Hard India Leander Paes United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2013 US Open Hard India Leander Paes Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 2016 Australian Open Hard Canada Daniel Nestor United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–2, 4–6, 5–7

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (0–2)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 2004 Paris Carpet (i) Russia Marat Safin 3–6, 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Runner-up 2006 Hamburg Clay Spain Tommy Robredo 1–6, 3–6, 3–6

Doubles: 2 (2–0)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2012 Miami Hard India Leander Paes Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–3, 1–6, [10–8]
Winner 2012 Shanghai Hard India Leander Paes India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Rohan Bopanna
6–7(7–9), 6–3, [10–5]

Olympic medal matches[edit]

Mixed Doubles: (1 Bronze medal)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Bronze 2016 Rio de Janeiro Hard Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká India Sania Mirza
India Rohan Bopanna
6–1, 7–5

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 12 (5 titles, 7 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–2)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (2–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–4)
Titles by surface
Hard (5–4)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–2)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (3–2)
Indoor (2–5)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2004 Paris Masters, France Masters Carpet (i) Russia Marat Safin 3–6, 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Loss 0–2 Feb 2005 Milan Indoor, Italy International Carpet (i) Sweden Robin Söderling 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7)
Loss 0–3 Oct 2005 Vietnam Open, Vietnam International Hard (i) Sweden Jonas Björkman 3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 1–3 Feb 2006 Rotterdam Open, Netherlands Intl. Gold Hard (i) Belgium Christophe Rochus 6–0, 6–3
Loss 1–4 May 2006 German Open, Germany Masters Clay Spain Tommy Robredo 1–6, 3–6, 3–6
Win 2–4 Jul 2007 Los Angeles Open, United States International Hard United States James Blake 7–6(9–7), 5–7, 6–2
Loss 2–5 Feb 2008 Pacific Coast Championships, United States International Hard (i) United States Andy Roddick 4–6, 5–7
Win 3–5 Jan 2009 Brisbane International, Australia 250 Series Hard Spain Fernando Verdasco 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 4–5 Feb 2009 Pacific Coast Championships, United States 250 Series Hard (i) United States Mardy Fish 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 4–6 Feb 2009 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, United States 500 Series Hard (i) United States Andy Roddick 5–7, 5–7
Loss 4–7 Jan 2010 Brisbane International, Australia 250 Series Hard United States Andy Roddick 6–7(2–7), 6–7(7–9)
Win 5–7 Aug 2011 Washington Open, United States 500 Series Hard France Gaël Monfils 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 33 (18 titles, 15 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (2–3)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (2–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (4–5)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (10–7)
Titles by surface
Hard (12–14)
Clay (5–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–1)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (12–12)
Indoor (6–3)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 May 1999 Prague Open, Czech Republic World Series Clay Czech Republic Martin Damm United States Mark Keil
Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti
6–0, 6–2
Win 2–0 Apr 2001 Estoril Open, Portugal World Series Clay Czech Republic Michal Tabara United States Donald Johnson
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–1
Win 3–0 May 2001 Bavarian Championships, Germany International Clay Czech Republic Petr Luxa Brazil Jaime Oncins
Argentina Daniel Orsanic
5–7, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 3–1 Aug 2001 Long Island Open, United States International Hard Czech Republic Leoš Friedl United States Jonathan Stark
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
1–6, 4–6
Loss 3–2 Sep 2001 Hong Kong Open, China International Hard Czech Republic Petr Luxa Germany Karsten Braasch
Brazil André Sá
0–6, 5–7
Win 4–2 Oct 2001 Vienna Open, Austria Intl. Gold Hard (i) Czech Republic Martin Damm Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–3, 6–2
Loss 4–3 Feb 2002 Copenhagen Open, Denmark International Hard (i) Czech Republic Jiří Novák Austria Julian Knowle
Germany Michael Kohlmann
6–7(8–10), 5–7
Win 5–3 May 2002 Bavarian Championships, Germany (2) International Clay Czech Republic Petr Luxa Czech Republic Petr Pála
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6–0, 6–7(4–7), [11–9]
Loss 5–4 Sep 2002 US Open, United States Grand Slam Hard Czech Republic Jiří Novák India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
3–6, 6–4, 4–6
Loss 5–5 Oct 2002 Vienna Open, Austria Intl. Gold Hard (i) Czech Republic Jiří Novák Australia Joshua Eagle
Australia Sandon Stolle
4–6, 3–6
Win 6–5 Feb 2003 Milan Indoor, Italy International Carpet (i) Czech Republic Petr Luxa Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 6–6 Jan 2004 Auckland Open, New Zealand International Hard Czech Republic Jiří Novák India Mahesh Bhupathi
France Fabrice Santoro
6–4, 5–7, 3–6
Win 7–6 Feb 2004 Rotterdam Open, Netherlands Intl. Gold Hard (i) Australia Paul Hanley Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
5–7, 7–6(7–5), 7–5
Win 8–6 Jul 2004 Stuttgart Open, Germany Intl. Gold Clay Czech Republic Jiří Novák Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Todd Perry
6–2, 6–4
Win 9–6 Sep 2004 Delray Beach Open, United States International Hard India Leander Paes Argentina Gastón Etlis
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
6–0, 6–3
Loss 9–7 Oct 2004 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, France International Carpet (i) Sweden Jonas Björkman Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
6–7(2–7), 2–6
Win 10–7 Feb 2005 Open 13, France International Hard (i) Czech Republic Martin Damm The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
Win 11–7 Mar 2005 Dubai Championships, United Arab Emirates Intl. Gold Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm Sweden Jonas Björkman
France Fabrice Santoro
6–2, 6–4
Win 12–7 Feb 2006 Open 13, France (2) International Hard (i) Czech Republic Martin Damm The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–2, 6–7(4–7), [10–3]
Loss 12–8 Jan 2007 Adelaide International, Australia International Hard Serbia Novak Djokovic South Africa Wesley Moodie
Australia Todd Perry
4–6, 6–3, [13–15]
Loss 12–9 Mar 2007 Dubai Championships, United Arab Emirates Intl. Gold Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
5–7, 7–6(7–3), [7–10]
Win 13–9 Feb 2009 Pacific Coast Championships, United States 250 Series Hard (i) Germany Tommy Haas India Rohan Bopanna
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
6–2, 6–3
Loss 13–10 Aug 2010 Washington Open, United States 500 Series Hard Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych United States Mardy Fish
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
6–4, 6–7(7–9), [7–10]
Win 14–10 Jan 2012 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard India Leander Paes United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7–1), 6–2
Win 15–10 Mar 2012 Miami Open, United States Masters 1000 Hard India Leander Paes Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
3–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Loss 15–11 Sep 2012 US Open, United States Grand Slam Hard India Leander Paes United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Loss 15–12 Oct 2012 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard India Leander Paes Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 16–12 Oct 2012 Shanghai Masters, China Masters 1000 Hard India Leander Paes India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Rohan Bopanna
6–7(7–9), 6–3, [10–5]
Loss 16–13 Aug 2013 Washington Open, United States 500 Series Hard United States Mardy Fish France Julien Benneteau
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(5–7), 5–7
Win 17–13 Sep 2013 US Open, United States Grand Slam Hard India Leander Paes Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–1, 6–3
Win 18–13 Jul 2015 Colombia Open, Columbia 250 Series Hard France Édouard Roger-Vasselin Croatia Mate Pavić
New Zealand Michael Venus
7–5, 6–3
Loss 18–14 Jan 2016 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard Canada Daniel Nestor United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
2–6, 6–4, 7–5
Loss 18–15 Jan 2017 Qatar Open, Qatar 250 Series Hard Canada Vasek Pospisil France Jérémy Chardy
France Fabrice Martin
4–6, 6–7(3–7)

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

As of 2017 Australian Open.

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q2 A A 3R 2R 3R 2R 3R 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R A 2R 2R 15–14
French Open A Q3 A A A Q1 2R 1R 3R 3R 2R 4R 3R A 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R A 14–13
Wimbledon A A Q2 Q2 Q1 3R 3R 2R 2R QF 1R 3R 4R A 1R 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R A 19–14
US Open A A A Q1 A 1R 3R 1R 2R A 2R 3R 4R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 10–14
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 7–4 2–4 6–4 7–3 4–4 7–4 10–4 0–2 2–4 2–4 3–4 3–4 1–3 1–4 1–1 58–55
Year-end Championship
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify RR Did Not Qualify 0–2
National Representation
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 1R Not Held 1R Not Held A NH 0–2
Davis Cup A A A A A A 1R 1R A A PO QF F SF PO W W SF PO QF A 15–13
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–4 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 15–15
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 3R 2R 2R 1R 3R A 2R A Q2 A 3–11
Miami A A Q2 A A A 4R 3R 4R 4R 4R 4R 4R A 2R 3R A 2R A Q1 A 18–10
Monte Carlo A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 1R 2R A A A 5–11
Rome A A A A A A 3R 2R QF 3R 2R SF 3R A A 2R 1R 2R A Q2 A 17–10
Hamburg A A A A A A 1R A 2R F 1R A Not Masters Series 6–4
Canada A A A A A 3R 1R A 1R A SF 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R A 3R A 11–12
Cincinnati A A A A A Q1 1R Q1 1R A 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R 3R 2R 1R A A A 8–10
Shanghai Not Masters Series QF 1R 2R QF A A A A A 7–4
Madrid Not Held A A A QF A 1R 2R 1R A A 2R 2R 1R A 2R A 6–8
Paris A A A A A 2R 1R F SF A A 2R SF 3R 1R A A A A A A 15–8
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–2 5–8 8–5 12–9 10–5 9–8 9–8 12–9 2–5 5–7 11–8 3–5 4–7 0–0 3–2 0–0 96–88
Career statistics
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Career
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 1 0 / 1 2 / 3 0 / 1 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 5 / 12
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 2–4 0–0 0–1 17–14 27–25 30–27 45–26 30–15 27–22 33–23 47–21 18–16 31–24 24–26 16–17 17–18 7–10 10–10 3–2 384–302
Year-end Ranking 401 165 169 277 542 63 46 33 20 19 29 26 12 62 28 31 44 68 197 107 56%

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 3R 2R 3R A A QF A A A A W 1R QF A F 1R 1 / 9 22–8
French Open A A 1R A 2R 1R 1R A A A SF A A A A A 1R A A 3R A 0 / 7 7–7
Wimbledon Q2 A 1R A 1R 2R 2R 3R A A A A A A A 3R SF SF 1R 3R A 0 / 10 16–9
US Open A A A A 1R F 2R 1R 1R A A A A A 1R F W 3R 3R 1R A 1 / 11 21–9
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–3 8–4 3–4 4–3 0–1 0–0 7–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 13–2 10–3 9–3 2–2 9–4 0–1 2 / 37 66–33
Year-end Championship
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify SF RR Did Not Qualify 0 / 2 4–3
National Representation
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 1R Not Held 2R Not Held 1R NH 0 / 3 1–3
Davis Cup A A A A A A 1R 1R A A PO QF F SF PO W W SF PO QF A 2 / 9 20–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–0 5–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 2 / 12 21–8
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R A QF A QF A 2R A 0 / 12 7–12
Miami A A A A A 2R A 1R A QF 1R A A A A W A 1R A 1R A 1 / 7 6–6
Monte Carlo A A A A A 1R 2R 1R QF SF 2R 2R A A A QF 2R 2R A 2R A 0 / 11 12–11
Rome A A A A A SF 1R A 2R 2R 1R A A A A 2R QF QF A 1R A 0 / 7 9–7
Hamburg A A A A A SF 1R A A A 2R A Not Masters Series 0 / 3 4–3
Canada A A A A A 2R 1R A A A A A 2R 2R A A 2R 2R A QF A 0 / 6 5–6
Cincinnati A A A A A SF A A A A A 2R 1R 2R QF 2R QF 1R A A A 0 / 6 8–6
Shanghai Not Masters Series 1R 2R 1R W A A A A A 1 / 4 5–3
Madrid Not Held 2R A A A A A A A A A QF QF A A 1R A 0 / 4 3–4
Paris A A A A A 1R A A A A A 1R A A A A A A SF A A 0 / 3 3–3
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 10–9 1–5 0–3 3–3 5–4 2–5 3–3 2–3 3–4 2–1 13–5 6–4 5–5 3–1 4–6 0–0 2 / 68 62–61
Career statistics
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Career
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 0 3 / 5 1 / 4 1 / 1 3 / 5 2 / 2 1 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 3 / 5 1 / 2 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 18 / 33
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 4–4 0–0 26–11 31–25 14–13 30–16 20–11 11–7 20–12 6–7 10–7 10–8 14–11 42–11 24–14 19–11 13–8 17–17 2–2 313–197
Year-end Ranking 251 155 155 254 38 17 86 33 48 72 36 339 93 92 109 4 9 33 81 38 61%

Top-10 wins per season[edit]

Season 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 3 1 4 2 5 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 24

Wins over top-10 players per season[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2003
1. Czech Republic Jiří Novák 10 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) 1R 6–4, 6–3
2. Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan 10 Munich, Germany Clay 2R 6–3, 6–2
3. Germany Rainer Schüttler 8 Halle, Germany Grass 2R 6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–3
4. Germany Rainer Schüttler 8 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay QF 6–4, 6–2
2004
5. Germany Rainer Schüttler 8 Stuttgart, Germany Clay 2R 6–7(6–8), 6–3, 6–2
6. Russia Marat Safin 9 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) 2R 7–6(10–8), 4–6, 6–3
2005
7. Spain Carlos Moyá 5 Sydney, Australia Hard 1R 2–6, 6–4, 6–2
8. Argentina David Nalbandian 10 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) 1R 6–2, 4–6, 6–1
9. Russia Nikolay Davydenko 8 Paris, France Carpet (i) 2R 7–5, 6–4
2006
10. Russia Nikolay Davydenko 6 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) SF 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
2007
11. Chile Fernando González 5 French Open, Paris, France Clay 1R 6–2, 6–2, 6–4
12. United States James Blake 9 Los Angeles, United States Hard F 7–6(9–7), 5–7, 6–2
13. Chile Fernando González 6 Montreal, Canada Hard 2R 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–1), 6–4
14. Russia Nikolay Davydenko 5 Montreal, Canada Hard QF 6–4, 7–5
2008
15. Spain David Ferrer 5 Rome, Italy Clay 2R 4–6, 6–2, 6–1
16. Switzerland Roger Federer 1 Rome, Italy Clay QF 7–6(7–4), 7–6(9–7)
2009
17. United States Andy Roddick 6 San Jose, United States Hard (i) SF 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
18. Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 7 Memphis, United States Hard (i) QF 7–6(9–7), 6–4
19. France Gilles Simon 8 Davis Cup, Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) RR 7–6(7–2), 6–3, 7–6(7–0)
20. United Kingdom Andy Murray 4 Paris, France Hard (i) 3R 1–6, 6–3, 6–4
21. Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 5 Paris, France Hard (i) QF 4–0 retired
2011
22. France Gaël Monfils 7 Washington, United States Hard F 6–4, 6–4
2012
23. Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 8 Toronto, Canada Hard 2R 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
2014
24. United Kingdom Andy Murray 5 Queen's Club, United Kingdom Grass 3R 7–6(12–10), 6–2

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