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Jakob Hlasek (Czech: Jakub Hlásek; born 12 November 1964) is a former professional tennis player from Switzerland of Czech origin.

Jakob Hlasek
Country (sports)  Switzerland
ResidenceMontreux, Switzerland
Born (1964-11-12) 12 November 1964 (age 55)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Turned pro1983
Retired1996
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 5,895,293
Singles
Career record432–330
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 7 (17 April 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1984, 1985)
French OpenQF (1991)
Wimbledon4R (1987, 1996)
US Open4R (1988, 1996)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (1988)
Grand Slam CupQF (1991, 1996)
WCT FinalsQF (1989)
Olympic GamesQF (1984, demonstration)
Doubles
Career record367–272
Career titles20
Highest rankingNo. 4 (13 November 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1996)
French OpenW (1992)
WimbledonSF (1986, 1992)
US OpenSF (1996)
Team competitions
Davis CupF (1992)
Hopman CupW (1992)

CareerEdit

The major highlights of Hlasek's career came in 1992. He won the French Open men's doubles title that year (partnering fellow Swiss player Marc Rosset). He was also a member of Switzerland Davis Cup team which reached the final of the 1992 Davis Cup (where they were defeated by the United States), and won the 1992 Hopman Cup (partnering Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière). His best Grand Slam performance was reaching the quarter finals of the 1991 French Open, defeating David Pate, Emilio Sánchez, Tomás Carbonell and Christian Miniussi before losing to Andre Agassi.

Further success for his country came in 1996, when Hlasek was a member of the Swiss team which won the World Team Cup.

During his career, Hlasek won five top-level singles titles and 20 doubles titles. His career-high singles ranking was world no. 7, and his career-high doubles ranking was world no. 4 (both attained in 1989). His career prize-money earnings totalled $5,895,293.

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 14 (5 wins – 9 losses)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 1985 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet   Miloslav Mečíř 1–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Aug 1986 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Thomas Muster 1–6, 3–6, 3–6
Loss 0–3 Jul 1988 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Darren Cahill 3–6, 4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Loss 0–4 Oct 1988 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Stefan Edberg 5–7, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6
Win 1–4 Nov 1988 Wembley, England Carpet   Jonas Svensson 6–7(4–7), 3–6, 6–4, 6–0, 7–5
Win 2–4 Nov 1988 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard (i)   Christo van Rensburg 6–7, 6–4, 6–1, 7–6
Loss 2–5 Nov 1988 Brussels, Belgium Carpet   Henri Leconte 6–7(3–7), 6–7(6–8), 4–6
Win 3–5 Feb 1989 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet   Anders Järryd 6–1, 7–5
Loss 3–6 Feb 1989 Lyon, France Carpet   John McEnroe 3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Win 4–6 Nov 1990 Wembley, England Carpet   Michael Chang 7–6(9–7), 6–3
Win 5–6 Sep 1991 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   John McEnroe 7–6(7–4), 6–0, 6–3
Loss 5–7 Nov 1991 Moscow, Russia Carpet   Andrei Cherkasov 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 5–8 Jul 1995 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 5–9 Sep 1995 Bordeaux, France Hard   Yahiya Doumbia 4–6, 4–6

Doubles: 35 (20 wins – 15 losses)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (1)
Tennis Masters Cup (1)
ATP Masters Series (2)
ATP Championship Series (2)
ATP Tour (14)
Titles by surface
Hard (7)
Clay (3)
Grass (1)
Carpet (9)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent Score
Loss 1. 17 September 1984 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard   Colin Dowdeswell   Peter Doohan
  Brian Levine
3–6, 4–6
Win 1. 14 October 1985 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Ricardo Acuña   Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 6–2, 9–7
Loss 2. 25 November 1985 Hong Kong Hard   Tomáš Šmíd   Brad Drewett
  Kim Warwick
3–6, 6–4, 2–6
Win 2. 21 April 1986 Nice, France Clay   Pavel Složil   Gary Donnelly
  Colin Dowdeswell
6–3, 4–6, 11–9
Loss 3. 13 October 1986 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Pavel Složil   Miloslav Mečíř
  Tomáš Šmíd
2–6, 6–3, 4–6
Win 3. 9 November 1987 Paris, France Carpet   Claudio Mezzadri   Scott Davis
  David Pate
7–6, 6–2
Win 4. 10 October 1988 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Tomáš Šmíd   Jeremy Bates
  Peter Lundgren
6–3, 6–1
Win 5. 20 February 1989 Milan, Italy Carpet   John McEnroe   Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 6–4
Loss 4. 27 February 1989 Lyon, France Carpet   John McEnroe   Eric Jelen
  Michael Mortensen
2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win 6. 20 March 1989 Indian Wells, US Hard   Boris Becker   Kevin Curren
  David Pate
7–6, 7–5
Win 7. 3 April 1989 Miami, US Hard   Anders Järryd   Jim Grabb
  Patrick McEnroe
6–3, ret.
Loss 5. 6 November 1989 Paris, France Carpet   Eric Winogradsky   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–7, 4–6
Win 8. 13 November 1989 Wembley, England Carpet   John McEnroe   Jeremy Bates
  Kevin Curren
6–1, 7–6
Win 9. 26 February 1990 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet   Guy Forget   Michael Mortensen
  Tom Nijssen
6–3, 6–2
Win 10. 18 June 1990 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass   Michael Stich   Jim Grabb
  Patrick McEnroe
7–6, 6–3
Win 11. 27 August 1990 Long Island, US Hard   Guy Forget   Udo Riglewski
  Michael Stich
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 12. 15 October 1990 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Guy Forget   Scott Davis
  David Pate
7–6, 7–5
Win 13. 29 October 1990 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet   Guy Forget   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–4, 6–2
Win 14. 25 November 1990 Doubles Championships, Sanctuary Cove Hard   Guy Forget   Emilio Sánchez
  Sergio Casal
6–4, 7–6, 5–7, 6–4
Loss 6. 15 July 1991 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Guy Forget   Gary Muller
  Danie Visser
6–7, 4–6
Win 15. 30 September 1991 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Patrick McEnroe   Petr Korda
  John McEnroe
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
Loss 7. 21 October 1991 Vienna, Austria Carpet   Patrick McEnroe   Anders Järryd
  Gary Muller
4–6, 5–7
Loss 8. 17 February 1992 Brussels, Belgium Carpet   Guy Forget   Boris Becker
  John McEnroe
3–6, 2–6
Win 16. 18 May 1992 Rome, Italy Clay   Marc Rosset   Wayne Ferreira
  Mark Kratzmann
6–4, 3–6, 6–1
Win 17. 8 June 1992 French Open, Paris Clay   Marc Rosset   David Adams
  Andrei Olhovskiy
7–6, 6–7, 7–5
Win 18. 26 October 1992 Lyon, France Carpet   Marc Rosset   Neil Broad
  Stefan Kruger
6–1, 6–3
Loss 9. 2 May 1994 Madrid, Spain Clay   Jean-Philippe Fleurian   Rikard Bergh
  Menno Oosting
3–6, 4–6
Loss 10. 25 July 1994 Washington, US Hard   Jonas Björkman   Grant Connell
  Patrick Galbraith
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Win 19. 24 October 1994 Lyon, France Carpet   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Martin Damm
  Patrick Rafter
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
Loss 11. 27 March 1995 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Martin Damm
  Anders Järryd
4–6, 2–6
Loss 12. 16 October 1995 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Patrick McEnroe   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–7, 4–6
Win 20. 23 October 1995 Lyon, France Carpet   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   John-Laffnie de Jager
  Wayne Ferreira
6–3, 6–3
Loss 13. 4 March 1996 Milan, Italy Carpet   Guy Forget   Andrea Gaudenzi
  Goran Ivanišević
4–6, 5–7
Loss 14. 13 May 1996 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Guy Forget   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
2–6, 4–6
Loss 15. 10 June 1996 French Open, Paris Clay   Guy Forget   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Daniel Vacek
2–6, 3–6

Performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A 3R 3R NH 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 2R 0 / 11 5–11
French Open A 2R 2R 2R 1R 3R 4R 2R QF 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 0 / 13 16–13
Wimbledon 3R 2R 1R 3R 4R 2R 1R 2R 2R 3R 3R 3R 1R 4R 0 / 14 20–14
US Open A 1R 1R 1R 3R 4R A 3R 3R 2R 2R A 2R 4R 0 / 11 15–11
Win–Loss 2–1 3–4 3–4 3–3 5–4 6–4 3–3 4–4 7–4 3–4 4–3 3–3 1–4 9–4 0 / 49 56–49
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
A A QF 2R A A 2R 0 / 3 5–3
Miami QF 3R SF 3R A A 3R 0 / 5 11–5
Monte Carlo 1R A 1R 1R A A A 0 / 3 0–3
Rome 1R 2R 2R 1R A A 1R 0 / 5 2–5
Hamburg 2R A A A A A 1R 0 / 2 1–2
Canada SF QF A 3R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 6 9–6
Cincinnati QF 2R 1R 2R A A 2R 0 / 5 6–5
Stockholm 2R 3R 2R 2R A A A 0 / 4 4–4
Paris QF 2R SF 1R 2R QF A 0 / 6 10–6
Win–Loss 16–8 6–6 12–7 6–8 2–2 3–2 3–6 0 / 39 48–39
Ranking 179 91 33 32 23 8 30 17 20 36 71 70 35 74

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A 1R A NH 3R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R A 2R QF SF 0 / 10 12–10
French Open A 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R W 1R 2R SF F 1 / 13 22–12
Wimbledon 2R 2R 1R SF 2R A 3R 3R A SF 1R 1R QF QF 0 / 12 21–12
US Open A A 1R 1R 1R 3R A QF 1R 2R 1R A 2R SF 0 / 10 11–10
Win–Loss 1–1 1–3 1–3 5–3 2–4 2–3 5–3 6–4 2–3 12–3 0–3 2–3 11–4 16–4 1 / 45 66–44
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
A A 1R 2R A A 2R 0 / 3 1–3
Miami SF 2R 3R A A A 2R 0 / 4 5–4
Monte Carlo QF A QF 2R A A A 0 / 3 3–3
Rome 1R SF W 1R A A 1R 1 / 5 8–4
Hamburg QF A A A A A F 0 / 2 4–2
Canada 1R QF A 1R 2R QF 1R 0 / 6 5–6
Cincinnati SF 1R SF 1R A A 1R 0 / 5 6–5
Stuttgart (Stockholm) W QF A A A A 2R 1 / 3 6–2
Paris QF 2R 2R 2R A QF 2R 0 / 6 3–6
Win–Loss 13–7 7–6 12–5 1–6 1–1 3–2 4–8 2 / 37 41–35
Ranking 180 107 47 39 35 47 5 12 39 8 180 49 24 9

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