Cyril Suk

Cyril Suk III (born 29 January 1967) is a former professional tennis player. A doubles specialist, Suk won five Grand Slam titles, one men's doubles and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles and 32 ATP Tour doubles titles during his career.

Cyril Suk
Full nameCyril Suk III
Country (sports) Czechoslovakia (1988–92)
 Czech Republic (1993–2006)
ResidenceBradenton, Florida, US
Born (1967-01-29) 29 January 1967 (age 54)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1988
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,651,530
Singles
Career record1–17
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 180 (28 November 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1989, 1990)
WimbledonQ3 (1991)
Doubles
Career record618–529
Career titles32
Highest rankingNo. 7 (11 April 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1992, 1994)
French OpenQF (1991, 2001, 2002)
WimbledonQF (1994, 2002, 2003)
US OpenW (1998)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1995, 1998)
French OpenW (1991)
WimbledonW (1992, 1996, 1997)
US OpenF (1995)

Early lifeEdit

Suk was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, a member of a prominent Czech tennis family. His mother, Věra Suková, was a women's singles finalist at Wimbledon in 1962. His father, Cyril Suk II, was President of the Czechoslovak Tennis Federation. His sister, Helena Suková, was an even more successful professional player on the women's tour who teamed-up with Suk to win three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles in the 1990s.[1]

JuniorsEdit

In 1985, Suk partnered fellow-Czech Petr Korda to win the boys' doubles title at the French Open. Suk and Korda were ranked the joint-World No. 1 junior doubles players that year.

CareerEdit

Suk claimed his first Grand Slam mixed doubles title in 1991 at the French Open, partnering sister Helena. In 1992, he teamed up with Larisa Neiland to win the Wimbledon mixed doubles title. He went on to win the Wimbledon mixed doubles crown on two further occasions partnering Helena – in 1996 and 1997. In 1998, Suk teamed up with Sandon Stolle to win the US Open men's doubles title.

Suk's career-high doubles ranking was World No. 7 in 1994. (In singles, his career-high ranking was World No. 180 in 1988. He has largely focused on doubles play during his career.)

Suk was selected as captain of the Czech Republic's Davis Cup team for the 2003 season.

Suk married his wife Lenka in 1991. They have a son, Cyril IV (born 1992), who is a PGA Tour professional and a daughter, Natalie Mia (born 1996), who is also playing tennis, mostly on ITF Tour.

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (32 titles – 27 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (1)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (2)
ATP International Series Gold (7)
ATP Tour (22)
Titles by surface
Hard (12)
Clay (9)
Grass (6)
Carpet (5)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1989 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Florin Segărceanu   Petr Korda
  Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 4–6
Win 1. 1989 St. Vincent, Italy Clay   Josef Čihák   Massimo Cierro
  Alessandro de Minicis
6–4, 6–2
Loss 2. 1991 Milan, Italy Carpet   Tom Nijssen   Omar Camporese
  Goran Ivanišević
4–6, 6–7
Loss 3. 1991 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Tom Nijssen   Paul Haarhuis
  Mark Koevermans
3–6, 3–6
Win 2. 1991 Prague, Czechoslovakia Clay   Vojtěch Flégl   Libor Pimek
  Daniel Vacek
6–4, 6–2
Win 3. 1991 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Tom Nijssen   Jeremy Bates
  Kevin Curren
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Win 4. 1991 Lyon, France Carpet   Tom Nijssen   Steve DeVries
  David Macpherson
7–6, 6–3
Loss 4. 1991 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet   Tom Nijssen   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
5–7, 2–6
Win 5. 1992 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet   Tom Nijssen   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Loss 5. 1992 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Petr Korda   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Libor Pimek
W/O
Win 6. 1992 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Tom Nijssen   Karel Nováček
  David Rikl
6–3, 6–4
Loss 6. 1992 Bolzano, Italy Carpet   Tom Nijssen   Anders Järryd
  Bent-Ove Pedersen
1–6, 7–6, 3–6
Loss 7. 1993 Milan, Italy Carpet   Tom Nijssen   Mark Kratzmann
  Wally Masur
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Win 7. 1993 Halle, Germany Grass   Petr Korda   Mike Bauer
  Marc-Kevin Goellner
7–6, 5–7, 6–3
Win 8. 1993 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Tom Nijssen   Gary Muller
  Piet Norval
7–6, 6–3
Win 9. 1993 New Haven, United States Hard   Daniel Vacek   Steve DeVries
  David Macpherson
6–3, 7–6
Loss 8. 1993 Paris, France Carpet   Tom Nijssen   Byron Black
  Jonathan Stark
6–4, 5–7, 2–6
Win 10. 1994 Oahu, United States Hard   Tom Nijssen   Alex O'Brien
  Jonathan Stark
6–4, 6–4
Win 11. 1994 Milan, Italy Carpet   Tom Nijssen   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Piet Norval
4–6, 7–6, 7–6
Loss 9. 1995 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet   Daniel Vacek   Grant Connell
  Patrick Galbraith
2–6, 2–6
Win 12. 1995 Nice, France Clay   Daniel Vacek   Luke Jensen
  David Wheaton
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
Win 13. 1995 Rome, Italy Clay   Daniel Vacek   Jan Apell
  Jonas Björkman
6–3, 6–4
Loss 10. 1995 Washington, D.C., United States Hard   Petr Korda   Olivier Delaître
  Jeff Tarango
6–1, 3–6, 2–6
Win 14. 1995 Long Island, United States Hard   Daniel Vacek   Rick Leach
  Scott Melville
5–7, 7–6, 7–6
Loss 11. 1995 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Daniel Vacek   Mark Keil
  Jeff Tarango
4–6, 6–7
Win 15. 1995 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Daniel Vacek   Mark Keil
  Peter Nyborg
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 12. 1995 Essen, Germany Carpet   Daniel Vacek   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
5–7, 4–6
Loss 13. 1996 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet   Hendrik Jan Davids   David Adams
  Marius Barnard
3–6, 7–5, 6–7
Loss 14. 1996 Cincinnati, United States Hard   Sandon Stolle   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 15. 1996 Indianapolis, United States Hard   Petr Korda   Jim Grabb
  Richey Reneberg
6–7, 6–4, 4–6
Win 16. 1996 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet   Sandon Stolle   Ján Krošlák
  Karol Kučera
7–6, 6–3
Loss 16. 1997 Dubai, UAE Hard   Sandon Stolle   Sander Groen
  Goran Ivanišević
6–7, 3–6
Loss 17. 1997 Antwerp, Belgium Hard (i)   Sandon Stolle   David Adams
  Olivier Delaître
6–3, 2–6, 1–6
Loss 18. 1997 London/Queen's Club, England Grass   Sandon Stolle   Mark Philippoussis
  Patrick Rafter
2–6, 6–4, 5–7
Win 17. 1997 Moscow, Russia Carpet   Martin Damm   David Adams
  Fabrice Santoro
6–4, 6–3
Win 18. 1998 Scottsdale, United States Hard   Michael Tebbutt   Kent Kinnear
  David Wheaton
4–6, 6–1, 7–6
Loss 19. 1998 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Daniel Orsanic   Gustavo Kuerten
  Fernando Meligeni
4–6, 5–7
Win 19. 1998 U.S. Open, New York Hard   Sandon Stolle   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
4–6, 7–6, 6–2
Win 20. 1999 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Donald Johnson   Aleksandar Kitinov
  Eric Taino
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Win 21. 2000 s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass   Martin Damm   Paul Haarhuis
  Sandon Stolle
6–4, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5)
Win 22. 2000 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Pablo Albano   Joshua Eagle
  Andrew Florent
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 20. 2001 s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass   Martin Damm   Paul Haarhuis
  Sjeng Schalken
4–6, 4–6
Loss 21. 2002 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Martín García   Jonas Björkman
  Todd Woodbridge
6–7, 6–7
Win 23. 2002 Delray Beach, United States Hard   Martin Damm   David Adams
  Ben Ellwood
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [10–5]
Win 24. 2002 Rome, Italy Clay   Martin Damm   Wayne Black
  Kevin Ullyett
7–5, 7–5
Win 25. 2002 s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass   Martin Damm   Paul Haarhuis
  Brian MacPhie
7–6(8–6), 6–7(6–8), 6–4
Win 26. 2003 Doha, Qatar Hard   Martin Damm   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
6–4, 7–6(10–8)
Loss 22. 2003 Halle, Germany Grass   Martin Damm   Jonas Björkman
  Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 4–6
Win 27. 2003 s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass   Martin Damm   Donald Johnson
  Leander Paes
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Win 28. 2003 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Martin Damm   Jürgen Melzer
  Alexander Peya
6–4, 6–4
Loss 23. 2003 Long Island, United States Hard   Martin Damm   Robbie Koenig
  Martín Rodríguez
3–6, 6–7
Win 29. 2004 Doha, Qatar Hard   Martin Damm   Stefan Koubek
  Andy Roddick
6–2, 6–4
Loss 24. 2004 Marseille, France Hard (i)   Martin Damm   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
5–7, 3–6
Win 30. 2004 s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass   Martin Damm   Lars Burgsmüller
  Jan Vacek
6–3, 7–6(7–9), 6–3
Win 31. 2004 Vienna, Austria Hard (i)   Martin Damm   Gastón Etlis
  Martín Rodríguez
6–7(4–7), 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 25. 2005 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i)   Pavel Vízner   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Win 32. 2005 s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass   Pavel Vízner   Tomáš Cibulec
  Leoš Friedl
6–3, 6–4
Loss 26. 2006 Pörtschach, Austria Clay   Oliver Marach   Paul Hanley
  Jim Thomas
3–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Loss 27. 2006 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Oliver Marach   Philipp Kohlschreiber
  Stefan Koubek
2–6, 3–6

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 2R 2R QF 2R QF 2R 3R 2R 3R 1R A 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 3R A 0 / 17 21–17
French Open A 2R 2R 2R 2R QF 2R 2R 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R QF QF 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 21 21–21
Wimbledon A 1R A 2R 1R 3R 1R 2R QF 1R 2R 3R 3R 1R 3R 2R QF QF 3R 3R 3R 1R 0 / 20 27–20
US Open A A A A 1R 1R 3R 3R QF 2R 1R QF W 3R 1R 2R 1R QF 3R QF 1R 1R 1 / 18 28–17
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 1 / 76 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–3 2–4 6–4 6–4 5–4 11–4 3–4 4–4 6–4 10–3 2–4 2–3 4–4 6–4 9–4 5–4 7–4 5–4 0–3 N/A 97–75
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Were Not

ATP Masters Series

Before 1990
A A 1R A A A A 1R QF 1R 1R 1R 1R QF QF 2R 1R A 0 / 11 6–11
Miami A 1R 3R 2R 2R 2R 3R 3R QF QF 2R 2R 2R QF QF 1R QF A 0 / 16 14–16
Monte Carlo 2R 1R SF 1R 1R 1R 1R A 1R SF 1R 2R QF QF SF 2R 1R A 0 / 16 12–16
Rome QF 1R 1R SF 1R W 1R SF 2R SF A SF W SF 2R 1R 1R A 2 / 16 27–14
Hamburg SF QF SF 2R QF 1R 1R A 2R 2R A 1R 2R QF 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 15 10–15
Canada A A A A A 2R 2R 2R QF 1R 1R 1R 2R SF 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 12 9–10
Cincinnati A A A A QF 1R F QF 2R 2R 1R QF SF QF 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 13 15–13
Madrid (Stuttgart) 2R F QF QF 2R F 2R 2R 2R 1R A 1R QF QF SF A A A 0 / 14 15–14
Paris A 1R QF F 2R 2R QF 2R QF 1R A QF 2R 1R QF A A A 0 / 13 13–13
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 4 0 / 6 0 / 7 0 / 6 0 / 7 1 / 8 0 / 8 0 / 7 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 5 0 / 9 1 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 7 0 / 7 0 / 0 2 / 126 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 7–4 5–6 8–7 8–6 3–7 8–7 9–8 8–6 9–9 10–9 1–5 9–9 13–8 10–8 8–9 3–7 2–7 0–0 N/A 121–122
Year-end ranking 153 108 88 88 75 18 17 9 24 8 32 23 11 41 58 35 14 16 16 26 37 N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ATP Player Profile". ATP. Retrieved 29 March 2012.

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