Bohdan Ulihrach

Bohdan Ulihrach (born 23 February 1975) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic.

Bohdan Ulihrach
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Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1975-02-23) 23 February 1975 (age 45)
Kolín, Czechoslovakia
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1993
Retired2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,553,302
Singles
Career record230–246
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 22 (5 May 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1999)
French Open4R (1999)
Wimbledon3R (1996)
US Open2R (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003)
Doubles
Career record9–25
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 286 (26 July 2004)

CareerEdit

Ulihrach turned professional in 1993. He won his first top-level singles title in July 1995 at Prague, where he defeated Javier Sánchez in the final. His second followed three months later at Montevideo, where he beat Alberto Berasategui in the final.

In 1996, Ulihrach was part of the Czech Republic team which finished runner-up at the World Team Cup. In 1997, en-route to his first hardcourt final at the Indian Wells Masters, Ulihrach beat the then-world No. 1, Pete Sampras. In the final, he was defeated by Michael Chang. Ulihrach reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 22 in May 1997.

He reached the fourth round at both the Australian Open and the French Open, in 1999.

In 2003, Ulihrach was cleared of a doping charge.[1]

At the 2007 French Open, he beat the No. 24 seed Dominik Hrbatý in the first round in five sets.

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 9 (3 titles, 6 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Jun 1995 Sankt Pölten, Austria Clay   Thomas Muster 3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Win 1. Jul 1995 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Javier Sánchez 6–2, 6–2
Win 2. Oct 1995 Montevideo, Uruguay Clay   Alberto Berasategui 6–2, 6–3
Loss 2. Apr 1996 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 5–7, 6–1, 3–6
Loss 3. Mar 1997 Indian Wells, United States Hard   Michael Chang 6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 4. Apr 1997 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Cédric Pioline 2–6, 7–5, 6–7(4–7)
Win 3. Jul 1998 Umag, Croatia Clay   Magnus Norman 6–3, 7–6(7–0)
Loss 5. Jan 2001 Doha, Qatar Hard   Marcelo Ríos 3–6, 6–2, 3–6
Loss 6. Jul 2001 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Andrea Gaudenzi 5–7, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rusedski Cleared of Doping Offence". Medical News Today. 2004-03-10. Retrieved 2007-04-08.

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