Tim Smyczek

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Tim Smyczek
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Country (sports)  United States
Residence Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Born (1987-12-30) December 30, 1987 (age 30)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Turned pro 2006
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach Dustin Taylor
Prize money $1,876,865
Singles
Career record 42-80
Career titles 0
7 Challengers, 1 Futures
Highest ranking No. 68 (April 6, 2015)
Current ranking No. 101 (30 July 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2013, 2015, 2016, 2018)
French Open 1R (2011, 2015)
Wimbledon 1R (2015)
US Open 3R (2013)
Doubles
Career record 8–9
Career titles 0
1 Challenger, 2 Futures
Highest ranking No. 160 (24 February 2014)
Current ranking No. 847 (30 July 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2013, 2015)
US Open 3R (2014)
Last updated on: 1 August 2018.

Timothy Smyczek (/ˈsmɛk/ SMEE-chek; Polish pronunciation: [ˈsmɨtʂɛk]; born December 30, 1987) is an American professional tennis player. He has won seven Challenger titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 68 in April 2015.

Personal life[edit]

Smyczek plays the violin and wants to be a lawyer when his tennis career is over. He is good friends with Mardy Fish. He is also a Roman Catholic and a cooperator of Opus Dei.[1] On November 21, 2015, Smyczek married Ana Pier.[2]

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

As a junior, Smyczek reached as high as No. 14 in the world combined rankings in January 2005.

Pro tour[edit]

Smyczek reached the quarterfinals of the SAP Open in 2011, beating Kei Nishikori en route, but lost to Gaël Monfils. He qualified again in 2012, but lost to Mardy Fish in the first round.

In April 2012, he won his first Challenger title, defeating Frank Dancevic in the Tallahassee final, Dancevic retiring after losing the first set 5–7.

For the 2013 Australian Open, Smyczek earned entry as the last entry in the field and lucky loser, the highest-ranked player (ATP ranking of no. 128) who lost in the finals of qualifying. After beating Ivo Karlović in the first round, he lost to world no. 4 David Ferrer in the second round in four sets.

Tim lost the first round of the 2013 French Open qualifying. He fared better at Wimbledon; he made it to the third round of qualifying for the first time, losing to Matt Reid in four sets. Tim reached the doubles final of the 2013 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships with Rhyne Williams as his partner. In the final the American duo fell to Nicolas Mahut and his partner and fellow Frenchmen Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

Tim made it to the third round of the Citi Open. He qualified for the Rogers Cup and made it to the second round.

At the 2015 Australian Open, Smyczek entered the main draw as a qualifier, and lost in a four-hour match that ended 7–5 in the fifth set, against World No. 3 Rafael Nadal in the second round. In the final game of the match, he graciously allowed Nadal to repeat a crucial first serve when Nadal serve landed out due to disturbance by a member of the crowd, resulting in praise from Nadal and the crowd after the match[3]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. July 15, 2013 Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Newport, United States Grass United States Rhyne Williams France Nicolas Mahut
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [5–10]

Challenger tournament finals[edit]

Singles (7–6)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. June 29, 2009 Winnetka, US Hard United States Alex Kuznetsov 4–6, 6–7(1–7)
Runner-up 2. March 22, 2010 Rimouski, Canada Hard South Africa Rik de Voest 0–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. July 3, 2010 Winnetka, US Hard Argentina Brian Dabul 1–6, 6–1, 1–6
Winner 1. April 2, 2012 Tallahassee, US Hard Canada Frank Dancevic 7–5 RET
Winner 2. November 17, 2012 Champaign, US Hard(i) United States Jack Sock 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 7–5
Runner-up 4. September 30, 2013 Sacramento, US Hard United States Donald Young 5-7, 3-6
Winner 3. November 10, 2013 Knoxville, US Hard Canada Peter Polansky 6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 5. September 28, 2014 Napa, US Hard United States Sam Querrey 3-6, 1-6
Winner 4. February 7, 2015 Dallas, US Hard(i) United States Rajeev Ram 6-2, 4-1 RET
Runner-up 6. March 22, 2015 Irving, US Hard Slovenia Aljaž Bedene 6-7(3-7), 6-3, 3-6
Winner 5. October 4, 2015 Tiburon, US Hard United States Denis Kudla 1-6, 6-1, 7-6(9-7)
Winner 6. November 5, 2017 Charlottesville, US Hard United States Tennys Sandgren 6-7(5-7), 6-3, 6-2
Winner 7. November 19, 2017 Champaign, US Hard United States Bjorn Fratangelo 6-2, 6-4

Doubles (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. April 28, 2013 Savannah, US Clay United States Michael Russell Russia Teymuraz Gabashvili
Ukraine Denys Molchanov
2–6, 5–7

Singles performance timeline[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. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current through 2018 French Open.

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A Q2 Q3 2R 1R 2R 2R Q3 2R 0 / 4 4-5 44%
French Open A A A A A 1R Q1 Q1 Q3 1R Q1 Q2 Q1 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Wimbledon A A A A Q1 A Q2 Q3 Q3 1R Q2 Q2 0 / 1 0–1 0%
US Open A A Q1 Q2 1R Q1 2R 3R 2R 1R Q2 1R 0 / 6 4–6 40%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–2 1–2 1–4 1–1 0–1 1–1 0 / 13 7–13 35%

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/a-gentlemans-guide-to-pro-tennis-and-life/
  2. ^ "Smyczek Ties The Knot". ATP World Tour. November 21, 2015. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Another Loss for Nice Guys; This One Wins Praise". New York Times. January 21, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2016. 

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