Ivo Minář (born 21 May 1984) is a former professional male tennis player from the Czech Republic. On July 20, 2009, Minář reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 62. His brother Jan is also a professional player, who has been ranked in the top 200 in the world.

Ivo Minář
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Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidencePrague, Czech Republic
Born (1984-05-21) 21 May 1984 (age 35)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Turned pro2002
Retired2015
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,015,448
Singles
Career record32–63
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 62 (20 July 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2006, 2008, 2009)
French Open2R (2009)
Wimbledon2R (2005, 2009)
US Open2R (2008)
Doubles
Career record11–15
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 120 (8 May 2006)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2012)

Minář was a member of the winning Czech Republic team in the 2012 Davis Cup.

Minář also worked as coach of Czech tennis player Kristýna Plíšková.

CareerEdit

Minář won the European junior championships in Klosters when he was 16, defeating fellow Czech Tomáš Berdych.

Professional careerEdit

In his career, he has not won an ATP singles title, but has reached one singles final – in 2005 in Sydney, where he lost to Lleyton Hewitt of Australia. Later that year, he qualified for the tournament in Dubai and pushed World No. 1 Roger Federer to final set tie-break in the first round, losing 7–6(5), 3–6, 6–7(5).

Minář tested positive for methylhexanamine on 11 July 2009 and was suspended eight months.[1]

ATP Tour finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 16 January 2005 Sydney, Australia Hard   Lleyton Hewitt 5–7, 0–6

Doubles: 1 (1–0)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (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 (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 10 May 2009 Munich, Germany Clay   Jan Hernych   Ashley Fisher
  Jordan Kerr
6–4, 6–4

Challenger finalsEdit

Singles: 17 (9–8)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (9–8)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 May 2004 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Jan Hernych 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 28 November 2004 Groningen, Netherlands Hard   Peter Wessels 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 5 June 2005 Prostějov, Czech Republic Clay   Jarkko Nieminen 1–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 7 May 2006 Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay   Marcel Granollers 6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 5. 9 July 2006 Biella, Italy Clay   Simone Bolelli 5–7, 6–3, 6–7(0–7)
Winner 6. 2 September 2007 Freudenstadt, Germany Clay   Éric Prodon 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 23 September 2007 Szczecin, Poland Clay   Sergio Roitman 2–6, 5–7
Winner 8. 4 November 2007 Busan, South Korea Hard   Viktor Troicki 7–6(7–2), 6–7(7–9), 6–3
Runner-up 9. 26 October 2008 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Hyung-Taik Lee 4–6, 0–6
Winner 10. 2 November 2008 Busan, South Korea Hard   Alex Bogomolov, Jr. 6–1, 2–0, ret.
Winner 11. 29 March 2009 Barletta, Italy Clay   Santiago Ventura 6–4, 6–3
Winner 12. 26 April 2009 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Florian Mayer 6–4, 6–3
Winner 13. 8 May 2010 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Simone Vagnozzi 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 14. 27 June 2010 Marburg, Germany Clay   Simone Vagnozzi 6–2, 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 15. 5 September 2010 Como, Italy Clay   Robin Haase 4–6, 3–6
Winner 16. 20 March 2011 Rabat, Morocco Clay   Peter Luczak 7–5, 6–3
Winner 17. 22 April 2012 Santos, Brazil Clay   Ricardo Hocevar 4–6, 6–1, 6–4

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 13, 2006 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro Carpet (i)   Jan Minář   Michael Kohlmann
  Alexander Waske
6–7(3–7), 3–6

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