Daniel Vacek

Daniel Vacek (born 1 April 1971) is a former tennis player from Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic who turned professional in 1990. He reached the quarterfinals of the 1995 Paris Masters, the 1998 Canada Masters and the 1998 Cincinnati Masters, and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 26 in January 1996.

Daniel Vacek
Country (sports) Czechoslovakia
 Czech Republic
ResidenceSarnen, Switzerland
Born (1971-04-01) 1 April 1971 (age 49)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1990
Retired2003
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$4,803,388
Singles
Career record176–225
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 26 (29 January 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1994)
French Open3R (1994, 1998)
Wimbledon4R (1994)
US Open4R (1995, 1997)
Doubles
Career record335–258
Career titles25
Highest rankingNo. 3 (8 September 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1999)
French OpenW (1996, 1997)
Wimbledon3R (1998)
US OpenW (1997)

Vacek represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta where he was defeated in the second round. The right-hander won 25 career titles in doubles with various partners, including the French Open in 1996 and 1997, and the US Open in 1997 with Yevgeny Kafelnikov.

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles (25 titles, 15 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (3)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (1)
ATP International Series Gold (5)
ATP Tour (16)
Titles by surface
Hard (10)
Clay (10)
Grass (0)
Carpet (5)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1990 Umag, Yugoslavia Clay   Vojtěch Flégl   Andrei Cherkasov
  Andrei Olhovskiy
6–4, 6–4
Win 2. 1990 Prague, Czechoslovakia Clay   Vojtěch Flégl   George Cosac
  Florin Segărceanu
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Win 3. 1990 San Marino Clay   Vojtěch Flégl   Jordi Burillo
  Marcos Aurelio Górriz
6–1, 4–6, 7–6
Loss 1. 1991 Prague, Czechoslovakia Clay   Libor Pimek   Vojtěch Flégl
  Cyril Suk
4–6, 2–6
Loss 2. 1991 Berlin, Germany Carpet (i)   Jan Siemerink   Petr Korda
  Karel Nováček
6–3, 5–7, 5–7
Loss 3. 1992 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Michiel Schapers   Jared Palmer
  Jonathan Stark
3–6, 3–6
Loss 4. 1993 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet (i)   Martin Damm   David Adams
  Andrei Olhovskiy
3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win 4. 1993 New Haven, United States Hard   Cyril Suk   Steve DeVries
  David Macpherson
7–5, 6–4
Win 5. 1994 Marseille, France Carpet (i)   Jan Siemerink   Martin Damm
  Yevgeny Kafelnikov
6–7, 6–4, 6–1
Loss 5. 1994 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Nicklas Kulti
  Magnus Larsson
6–3, 6–7, 4–6
Loss 6. 1994 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Menno Oosting   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
6–7, 4–6
Win 6. 1994 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Menno Oosting   Patrick McEnroe
  Jared Palmer
7–6, 6–7, 6–3
Loss 7. 1995 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet (i)   Cyril Suk   Grant Connell
  Patrick Galbraith
2–6, 2–6
Win 7. 1995 Nice, France Clay   Cyril Suk   Luke Jensen
  David Wheaton
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
Win 8. 1995 Rome, Italy Clay   Cyril Suk   Jan Apell
  Jonas Björkman
6–3, 6–4
Win 9. 1995 Long Island, United States Hard   Cyril Suk   Rick Leach
  Scott Melville
5–7, 7–6, 7–6
Loss 8. 1995 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Cyril Suk   Mark Keil
  Jeff Tarango
4–6, 6–7
Win 10. 1995 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Cyril Suk   Mark Keil
  Peter Nyborg
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 9. 1995 Essen, Germany Carpet (i)   Cyril Suk   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
5–7, 4–6
Win 11. 1996 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Win 12. 1996 French Open, Paris Clay   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Jakob Hlasek
  Guy Forget
6–2, 6–3
Loss 10. 1996 Halle, Germany Grass   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Byron Black
  Grant Connell
1–6, 5–7
Win 13. 1996 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   David Adams
  Menno Oosting
6–3, 6–4
Win 14. 1996 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i)   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Pavel Vízner
  Menno Oosting
7–6, 6–4
Loss 11. 1996 Paris Masters, France Carpet (i)   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Loss 12. 1997 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet (i)   David Prinosil   Andrei Olhovskiy
  Brett Steven
4–6, 3–6
Win 15. 1997 Hong Kong Hard   Martin Damm   Karsten Braasch
  Jeff Tarango
6–3, 6–4
Win 16. 1997 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Martin Damm   Justin Gimelstob
  Patrick Rafter
2–6, 6–2, 7–6
Win 17. 1997 French Open, Paris Clay   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
7–6(14–12), 4–6, 6–3
Win 18. 1997 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Trevor Kronemann
  David Macpherson
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Win 19. 1997 US Open, New York Hard   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Jonas Björkman
  Nicklas Kulti
7–6, 6–3
Loss 13. 1998 London, England Carpet (i)   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Martin Damm
  Jim Grabb
4–6, 5–7
Loss 14. 1998 Los Angeles, United States Hard   Jeff Tarango   Patrick Rafter
  Sandon Stolle
4–6, 4–6
Win 20. 1998 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i)   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   David Adams
  John-Laffnie de Jager
7–5, 6–3
Loss 15. 1998 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i)   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Jared Palmer
  Jeff Tarango
4–6, 7–6, 2–6
Win 21. 1999 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Jeff Tarango   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
7–5, 7–5
Win 22. 1999 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet (i)   Jeff Tarango   Menno Oosting
  Andrei Pavel
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Win 23. 1999 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Jeff Tarango   Wayne Black
  Brian MacPhie
4–3 ret.
Win 24. 1999 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i)   Justin Gimelstob   Andriy Medvedev
  Marat Safin
6–2, 6–1
Win 25. 2002 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Michael Hill   Lucas Arnold Ker
  Gastón Etlis
6–4, 6–4

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 3R A 1R QF 1R A 3R A 0 / 10 10–10
French Open A A 2R 1R A A 2R W W 2R QF A A 1R 1R 2 / 9 18–7
Wimbledon A A 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R A A 1R 1R 0 / 11 5–11
US Open A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R W 2R 1R A 1R A A 1 / 10 8–9
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 4 2 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 2 3 / 40 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 2–4 2–4 1–3 1–3 3–4 8–3 12–1 4–4 6–4 0–1 0–1 2–3 0–2 N/A 41–37
Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A A A A A A A QF 1R 2R A A A 0 / 3 2–3
Miami NME A A A A SF 2R A A QF 2R 3R A 1R A 0 / 6 7–6
Monte Carlo NME A A A A F 1R 1R SF 2R QF 1R A A A 0 / 7 8–7
Rome NME A A A A 2R W 1R 2R QF 2R 1R A 2R A 1 / 8 11–7
Hamburg NME A A A A 2R 1R QF A A QF 1R A 2R A 0 / 6 6–6
Canada NME A A A A A 2R 1R QF 2R 1R A QF 1R A 0 / 7 4–7
Cincinnati NME A A A A QF 1R 2R 2R SF 2R A A 1R A 0 / 7 5–7
Madrid (Stuttgart) NME A A A A 2R F 2R 2R QF 2R A A A A 0 / 6 5–6
Paris NME A A A A QF 2R F 2R 2R QF A A A A 0 / 6 8–6
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 7 1 / 8 0 / 7 0 / 6 0 / 8 0 / 9 0 / 5 0 / 1 0 / 5 0 / 0 1 / 56 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 13–7 7–7 5–7 4–6 10–8 9–9 3–5 2–1 2–5 0–0 N/A 56–55
Year-end ranking 325 103 54 160 58 21 11 8 5 26 20 143 113 65 1204 N/A

A = did not attend tournament

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