Filip Polášek

Filip Polášek (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈfilip ˈpɔlaːʃɛk]; born 21 July 1985) is a professional tennis player from Slovakia. He is primarily a doubles specialist reaching career-high rankings of World No. 7 in doubles in February 2020 and World No. 555 in singles in November 2007.[1] In 2019 Polášek won his first Masters 1000 title in Cincinnati with partner Ivan Dodig.[2]

Filip Polášek
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Country (sports) Slovakia
ResidenceBratislava, Slovak Republic
Born (1985-07-25) 25 July 1985 (age 35)
Zvolen, Czechoslovakia
(now Slovak Republic)
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachLeoš Friedl
Prize money$1,666,737
Singles
Career record1–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 555 (26 November 2007)
Doubles
Career record227–153
Career titles14
Highest rankingNo. 7 (3 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 8 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2020)
French Open3R (2011, 2020)
WimbledonSF (2019)
US OpenQF (2012)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (2019)
Mixed doubles
Career record6–12
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2010)
French OpenQF (2013)
Wimbledon2R (2013)
US Open2R (2013)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

CareerEdit

2008: First ATP titlesEdit

Polášek reached his first ATP final at the 2008 Valencia Open with partner Travis Parrott, they fell to Máximo González and Juan Mónaco in two tight sets 5–7, 5–7. Later that year at the Swiss Open Gsaad he won his first title with partner Jaroslav Levinský in three sets. In October Polášek won his second title of the year at the St. Petersburg Open with Travis Parrott.[citation needed]

2013: Retirement due to injuryEdit

In 2013 Polášek reached three ATP finals with partner Julian Knowle, winning the later two the Zagreb Indoors and the Grand Prix Hassan II.[citation needed]

In November 2013 Polášek retired from professional tennis at the age of 28 due to nerve issues and loose discs in his back.[3]

2018: Return to tennisEdit

Several years after retirement and allowing his body to heal through less strenuous activities such as coaching tennis and ski touring Polášek hit with Mike Bryan, and started playing some club matches again and the pain of his previous injuries didn't seem to be reoccurring. He asked to take some time off from the coaching academy he taught at and started playing some futures and then challengers. By the end of September 2019 Polášek's doubles ranking had risen to within the top 200 for the first time in five years.[3][4]

2019: First Masters 1000 titleEdit

Polášek claimed his first ATP title in 6 years in Kizbühel, partnering with Philipp Oswald.[5] At Wimbledon he reached his first Grand Slam semifinal partnering with Ivan Dodig in just their second tournament together.[6] They then went on to capture their first Masters 1000 title as a team, and Polášek's first career masters title at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati defeating Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the final 4–6, 6–4, 10–6.[7]

Polášek and Dodig then went on to take their second title as a team defeating defending champions Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo to take the China Open title in Beijing.[8]

Significant finalsEdit

Masters 1000 finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2019 Cincinnati Masters Hard   Ivan Dodig   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
4–6, 6–4, [10–6]

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 30 (14 titles, 16 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–4)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (12–12)
Titles by surface
Hard (6–7)
Clay (8–6)
Grass (0–3)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (11–13)
Indoor (3–3)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2008 Valencia Open,
Spain
International Clay   Travis Parrott   Máximo González
  Juan Mónaco
5–7, 5–7
Win 1–1 Jul 2008 Swiss Open Gstaad,
Switzerland
International Clay   Jaroslav Levinský   Stéphane Bohli
  Stanislas Wawrinka
3–6, 6–2, [11–9]
Win 2–1 Oct 2008 St. Petersburg Open,
Russia
International Hard (i)   Travis Parrott   Rohan Bopanna
  Max Mirnyi
3–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–8]
Loss 2–2 Feb 2009 U.S. National Indoor,
United States
500 Series Hard (i)   Travis Parrott   Mardy Fish
  Mark Knowles
6–7(7–9), 1–6
Loss 2–3 Jun 2009 Eastbourne International,
United Kingdom
250 Series Grass   Travis Parrott   Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
4–6, 4–6
Win 3–3 Jul 2009 Swedish Open,
Sweden
250 Series Clay   Jaroslav Levinský   Robert Lindstedt
  Robin Söderling
1–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Loss 3–4 Jul 2009 German Open,
Germany
500 Series Clay   Marcelo Melo   Simon Aspelin
  Paul Hanley
3–6, 3–6
Loss 3–5 Jul 2009 Swiss Open Gstaad,
Switzerland
250 Series Clay   Jaroslav Levinský   Marco Chiudinelli
  Michael Lammer
5–7, 3–6
Loss 3–6 Jun 2010 Halle Open,
Germany
250 Series Grass   Martin Damm   Sergiy Stakhovsky
  Mikhail Youzhny
6–4, 5–7, [7–10]
Win 4–6 Aug 2010 Croatia Open,
Croatia
250 Series Clay   Leoš Friedl   František Čermák
  Michal Mertiňák
6–3, 7–6(9–7)
Win 5–6 May 2011 Serbia Open,
Serbia
250 Series Clay   František Čermák   Oliver Marach
  Alexander Peya
7–5, 6–2
Loss 5–7 Jul 2011 German Open,
Germany
500 Series Clay   František Čermák   Oliver Marach
  Alexander Peya
4–6, 1–6
Win 6–7 Jul 2011 Swiss Open Gstaad,
Switzerland (2)
250 Series Clay   František Čermák   Christopher Kas
  Alexander Peya
6–3, 7–6(9–7)
Loss 6–8 Oct 2011 Malaysian Open,
Malaysia
250 Series Hard (i)   František Čermák   Eric Butorac
  Jean-Julien Rojer
1–6, 3–6
Loss 6–9 Oct 2011 Japan Open,
Japan
500 Series Hard   František Čermák   Andy Murray
  Jamie Murray
1–6, 4–6
Win 7–9 Oct 2011 Kremlin Cup,
Russia
250 Series Hard (i)   František Čermák   Carlos Berlocq
  David Marrero
6–3, 6–1
Win 8–9 Jan 2012 Qatar Open,
Qatar
250 Series Hard   Lukáš Rosol   Christopher Kas
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
6–3, 6–4
Loss 8–10 Jan 2012 Auckland Open,
New Zealand
250 Series Hard   František Čermák   Oliver Marach
  Alexander Peya
3–6, 2–6
Win 9–10 May 2012 Bavarian Championships,
Germany
250 Series Clay   František Čermák   Xavier Malisse
  Dick Norman
6–4, 7–5
Loss 9–11 May 2012 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur,
France
250 Series Clay   Oliver Marach   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–7(5–7), 3–6
Loss 9–12 Oct 2012 Vienna Open,
Austria
250 Series Hard (i)   Julian Knowle   Andre Begemann
  Martin Emmrich
4–6, 6–3, [4–10]
Loss 9–13 Jan 2013 Qatar Open,
Qatar
250 Series Hard   Julian Knowle   Christopher Kas
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
5–7, 4–6
Win 10–13 Feb 2013 Zagreb Indoors,
Croatia
250 Series Hard (i)   Julian Knowle   Ivan Dodig
  Mate Pavić
3–6, 3–6
Win 11–13 Apr 2013 Grand Prix Hassan II,
Morocco
250 Series Clay   Julian Knowle   Dustin Brown
  Christopher Kas
6–3, 6–2
Loss 11–14 Jun 2019 Antalya Open,
Turkey
250 Series Grass   Ivan Dodig   Jonathan Erlich
  Artem Sitak
3–6, 4–6
Loss 11–15 Jul 2019 Swiss Open Gstaad,
Switzerland
250 Series Clay   Philipp Oswald   Sander Gillé
  Joran Vliegen
4–6, 3–6
Win 12–15 Aug 2019 Austrian Open Kitzbühel,
Austria
250 Series Clay   Philipp Oswald   Sander Gillé
  Joran Vliegen
6–4, 6–4
Win 13–15 Aug 2019 Cincinnati Masters,
United States
Masters 1000 Hard   Ivan Dodig   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
4–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Win 14–15 Oct 2019 China Open,
China
500 Series Hard   Ivan Dodig   Łukasz Kubot
  Marcelo Melo
6–3, 7–6(7−4)
Loss 14–16 Jan 2020 Adelaide International,
Australia
250 Series Hard   Ivan Dodig   Máximo González
  Fabrice Martin
6–7(12–14), 3–6

Challenger and Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 11 (5–6)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures Tour (1–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2005 Algeria F1, Algiers Futures Clay   Lamine Ouahab 3–6, 0–6
Loss 0–2 Aug 2006 Iran F3, Tehran Futures Clay   Bastian Knittel 3–6, 5–7
Win 1–2 Aug 2007 Slovak Rep. F3, Bratislava Futures Clay   Ján Krošlák 6–4, 6–1

Doubles: 54 (33–21)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (16–11)
ITF Futures Tour (17–10)
Titles by Surface
Hard (10–5)
Clay (22–13)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–3)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 May 2004 Hungary F3, Miskolc Futures Clay   Ladislav Švarc   Xavier Audouy
  Nicolas Tourte
6–3, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Jun 2004 Slovenia F1, Koper Futures Clay   Jiří Vencl   Antonio Baldellou-Esteva
  Germán Puentes Alcañiz
2–6, 5–7
Win 2–1 Jul 2004 Germany F1, Kassel Futures Clay   Ladislav Švarc   Lucas Engel
  Markus Schiller
6–4, 6–2
Loss 2–2 Sep 2004 Hungary F4, Sopron Futures Clay   František Polyak   Nikola Ćirić
  Goran Tošić
1–6, 2–6
Loss 2–3 Oct 2004 Hungary F5, Budapest Futures Clay   Daniel Lustig   Antonio Baldellou-Esteva
  Germán Puentes Alcañiz
5–7, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 2–4 Oct 2004 Hungary F6, Kaposvár Futures Clay   Daniel Lustig   Tomáš Banczi
  Peter Miklušičák
7–5, 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 3–4 Sep 2005 Algeria F1, Algiers Futures Clay   Dušan Karol   Walid Jallali
  Alexander Satschko
4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Loss 3–5 Sep 2005 Algeria F2, Algiers Futures Clay   Filip Zeman   Abdelhak Hameurlaine
  Slimane Saoudi
4–6, 4–6
Win 4–5 Oct 2005 Czech Rep. F4, Průhonice Futures Hard (i)   Daniel Lustig   Michal Navrátil
  Mirko Zapletal
6–4, 6–2
Win 5–5 Oct 2005 Czech Rep. F5, Opava Futures Hard (i)   Daniel Lustig   Evgeny Kirillov
  Alexander Krasnorutskiy
6–4, 6–1
Win 6–5 Nov 2005 Czech Rep. F6, Frýdlant nad Ostravicí Futures Hard (i)   Daniel Lustig   Roman Kutáč
  Karel Tříska
6–3, 6–4
Win 7–5 Nov 2005 Prague, Czech Republic Challenger Carpet (i)   Sergiy Stakhovsky   James Auckland
  Jasper Smit
6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
Win 8–5 May 2006 Czech Rep. F2, Jablonec nad Nisou Futures Clay   Daniel Lustig   Marek Semjan
  Filip Zeman
6–2, 6–0
Win 9–5 Jun 2006 Czech Rep. F3, Karlovy Vary Futures Clay   Daniel Lustig   Kamil Čapkovič
  Pavol Červenák
6–3, 1–6, 6–1
Loss 9–6 Jul 2006 Iran F1, Tehran Futures Clay   Viktor Bruthans   Daniel Köllerer
  Alexander Satschko
6–2, 2–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 9–7 Jul 2006 Iran F2, Tehran Futures Clay   Viktor Bruthans   Daniel Köllerer
  Alexander Satschko
5–7, 6–7(5–7)
Win 10–7 Aug 2006 Slovak Rep. F1, Žilina Futures Clay   Daniel Lustig   Peter Miklušičák
  František Polyak
6–4, 6–1
Win 11–7 Aug 2006 Slovak Rep. F2, Piešťany Futures Clay   Daniel Lustig   Marek Semjan
  Ján Stančík
6–0, 7–5
Win 12–7 Sep 2006 Iran F4, Tehran Futures Clay   Alexander Satschko   Bastian Knittel
  Nils Muschiol
6–3, 6–3
Loss 12–8 Sep 2006 Poland F12, Gliwice Futures Clay   Robert Godlewski   Denis Matsukevitch
  Deniss Pavlovs
7–6(7–5), 3–6, 4–6
Win 13–8 Nov 2006 Russia F1, Sergiev Posad Futures Hard (i)   David Klier   Alexander Krasnorutskiy
  Alexander Kudryavtsev
7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5)
Loss 13–9 Dec 2006 Czech Rep. F4, Vendryně Futures Hard (i)   Daniel Lustig   Lukáš Rosol
  Igor Zelenay
1–6, 1–6
Win 14–9 Mar 2007 France F5, Poitiers Futures Hard (i)   Igor Zelenay   Victor Ioniță
  Brian Wilson
6–4, 6–4
Win 15–9 Jun 2007 Košice, Slovakia Challenger Clay   Lukáš Rosol   Leonardo Azzaro
  Flavio Cipolla
6–1, 7–6(7–5)
Win 16–9 Jul 2007 Oberstaufen, Germany Challenger Clay   Igor Zelenay   Peter Gojowczyk
  Marc Sieber
7–5, 7–5
Win 17–9 Aug 2007 Slovak Rep. F3, Bratislava Futures Clay   Igor Zelenay   Viktor Bruthans
  Ján Stančík
w/o
Loss 17–10 Sep 2007 Düsseldorf, Germany Challenger Clay   Igor Zelenay   Fabio Colangelo
  Philipp Marx
6–3, 3–6, [7–10]
Win 18–10 Sep 2007 Trnava, Slovakia Challenger Clay   Igor Zelenay   Diego Junqueira
  Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
6–1, 6–4
Win 19–10 Oct 2007 Mons, Belgium Challenger Hard (i)   Tomasz Bednarek   Philipp Petzschner
  Alexander Peya
6–2, 5–7, [10–8]
Loss 19–11 Oct 2007 Rennes, France Challenger Carpet (i)   Igor Zelenay   Philipp Petzschner
  Björn Phau
2–6, 2–6
Loss 19–12 Feb 2008 Belgrade, Serbia Challenger Carpet (i)   Alessandro Motti   Flavio Cipolla
  Konstantinos Economidis
6–4, 2–6, [8–10]
Win 20–12 Mar 2008 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Challenger Clay   Travis Parrott   Jean-Julien Rojer
  Márcio Torres
6–2, 6–1
Win 21–12 Mar 2008 León, Mexico Challenger Hard   Travis Parrott   Brendan Evans
  Alex Kuznetsov
6–4, 6–1
Loss 21–13 Aug 2008 Segovia, Spain Challenger Hard   Jaroslav Levinský   Ross Hutchins
  Jim Thomas
6–7(3–7), 6–3, [8–10]
Loss 21–14 Nov 2008 Aachen, Germany Challenger Carpet (i)   Travis Parrott   Michael Kohlmann
  Alexander Waske
4–6, 4–6
Win 22–14 Mar 2010 Sunrise, USA Challenger Hard   Martin Damm   Lukáš Dlouhý
  Leander Paes
4–6, 6–1, [13–11]
Win 23–14 Oct 2010 Mons, Belgium Challenger Hard (i)   Igor Zelenay   Ruben Bemelmans
  Yannick Mertens
3–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Loss 23–15 Oct 2010 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard   Karol Beck   Ross Hutchins
  Jamie Murray
6–2, 4–6, [8–10]
Loss 23–16 Nov 2010 Bratislava, Slovakia Challenger Hard (i)   Travis Parrott   Colin Fleming
  Jamie Murray
2–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Win 24–16 Jul 2018 Czech Republic F5, Ústí nad Orlicí Futures Clay   Patrik Rikl   Antonín Bolardt
  Tomáš Macháč
7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–5)
Loss 24–17 Jul 2018 Czech Republic F6, Brno Futures Clay   Patrik Rikl   Petr Nouza
  David Škoch
3–6, 6–2, [12–14]
Loss 24–18 Aug 2018 Liberec, Czech Republic Challenger Clay   Patrik Rikl   Sander Gillé
  Joran Vliegen
3–6, 4–6
Win 25–18 Aug 2018 Slovakia F3, Bratislava Futures Clay   Danylo Kalenichenko   Petr Michnev
  Antonín Štěpánek
6–3, 6–2
Win 26–18 Aug 2018 Hungary F6, Győr Futures Clay   Danylo Kalenichenko   Sadio Doumbia
  Fabien Reboul
6–4, 3–6, [19–17]
Loss 26–19 Sep 2018 Como, Italy Challenger Clay   Martin Kližan   Andre Begemann
  Dustin Brown
6–3, 4–6, [5–10]
Loss 26–20 Sep 2018 Genova, Italy Challenger Clay   Martin Kližan   Kevin Krawietz
  Andreas Mies
2–6, 6–3, [2–10]
Win 27–20 Sep 2018 Szczecin, Poland Challenger Clay   Karol Drzewiecki   Guido Andreozzi
  Guillermo Durán
6–3, 6–4
Loss 27–21 Jan 2019 Koblenz, Germany Challenger Hard (i)   Jürgen Melzer   Zdeněk Kolář
  Adam Pavlásek
3–6, 4–6
Win 28–21 Feb 2019 Budapest, Hungary Challenger Hard (i)   Kevin Krawietz   Filippo Baldi
  Luca Margaroli
7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Win 29–21 May 2019 Ostrava, Czech Republic Challenger Clay   Luca Margaroli   Thiemo de Bakker
  Tallon Griekspoor
6–4, 2–6, [10–8]
Win 30–21 May 2019 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay   Philipp Oswald   Nikola Čačić
  Adam Pavlásek
Walkover
Win 31–21 May 2019 Lisbon, Portugal Challenger Clay   Philipp Oswald   Guido Andreozzi
  Guillermo Durán
7–5, 6–2
Win 32–21 Jun 2019 Prostějov, Czech Republic Challenger Clay   Philipp Oswald   Jiří Lehečka
  Jiří Veselý
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Win 33–21 Jun 2019 Lyon, France Challenger Clay   Philipp Oswald   Simone Bolelli
  Andrea Pellegrino
6–4, 7–6(7–2)

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Current through the 2020 Australian Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014–17 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 2R 2R 3R 1R A A A SF 0 / 6 9–6
French Open 1R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R A A A 0 / 6 4–6
Wimbledon 3R 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R A A SF 0 / 7 9–7
US Open 1R 1R 2R 1R QF 1R A A 1R 0 / 7 4–7
Win–Loss 2–3 3–4 4–4 3–4 6–4 0–4 0–0 0–0 4–2 4–1 0 / 26 26–26
ATP World Tour Finals
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify RR 0 / 1 1–2
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A 2R 1R A A A A A A 0 / 2 1–2
Miami Open A 2R 2R A 1R A A A A 0 / 3 2–3
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A 2R A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Madrid Open A A A A 2R 2R A A A 0 / 2 2–2
Italian Open A A 1R A 1R 1R A A A 0 / 3 0–3
Canadian Open A 1R A A A A A A 1R 0 / 2 0–2
Cincinnati Masters A 1R A A A A A A W 1 / 2 5–1
Shanghai Masters A 2R A A A A A A QF 0 / 2 3–2
Paris Masters A 1R A 2R 1R A A A SF 0 / 4 4–4
Win–Loss 0–0 3–6 1–3 1–1 1–5 1–2 0–0 0–0 10–3 0–0 1 / 21 17–20
Career statistics
Titles 2 1 1 3 2 2 0 0 3 0 14
Finals 3 5 2 6 5 3 0 0 5 1 30
Overall Win–Loss 23–16 33–27 25–25 43–23 33–24 25–23 0–0 1–0 36–12 7–2 226–152
Year-end ranking 36 31 43 24 32 54 N/A 163 13 59%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Filip Polasek | Overview | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Filip Polasek/Ivan Dodig Capture First Masters 1000 Title Together In Cincinnati | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Re-making Filip Polasek After Five-Year Retirement: 'The Only Thing That's The Same Is My Name' | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Filip Polasek | Rankings History | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Philipp Oswald & Filip Polasek Turn The Tables To Lift Kitzbühel Trophy | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  6. ^ "After Five-Year Layoff, Filip Polasek Partners Ivan Dodig Into Cincinnati Final | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Filip Polasek/Ivan Dodig Capture First Masters 1000 Title Together In Cincinnati | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Polasek/Dodig Capture Beijing Crown | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 25 October 2019.

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