Jiří Novák

Jiří Novák (pronounced [ˈjɪr̝iː ˈnovaːk] (About this soundlisten); born 22 March 1975) is a former Czech tennis player, who was born in Zlín, Czechoslovakia but resides nowadays in Monte Carlo, Monaco.[1]

Jiří Novák
Tenista Jiří Novák na VIP turnaji osobností ve Zlíně.jpg
Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1975-03-22) 22 March 1975 (age 45)
Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia
(now Zlín, Czech Republic)
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1993
Retired2007
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$7,614,063
Singles
Career record337–260
Career titles7
Highest rankingNo. 5 (21 October 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (2002)
French Open4R (2003)
Wimbledon3R (2003, 2005)
US Open4R (1999, 2002, 2006)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (2002)
Olympic Games2R (2004)
Doubles
Career record311–211
Career titles18
Highest rankingNo. 6 (9 July 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2000)
French OpenQF (2000)
WimbledonF (2001)
US OpenF (2002)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (1999)
Olympic GamesQF (1996)

CareerEdit

Novák turned professional in 1993 and won seven singles and 18 doubles titles during his career, winning $7,614,063 in prize money. For six years, he was the highest-ranked male Czech tennis player in the ATP rankings. On October 21, 2002, Novák reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 5. He retired in 2007.

Novák was the first player to face Roger Federer at Wimbledon. In this first-round match at the 1999 tournament, Novák defeated Federer in five sets.

ATP Tour finalsEdit

Singles: 13 (7 wins, 6 losses)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP International Series Gold (1)
ATP Tour (6)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Jan 1996 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Brett Steven 6–4, 6–4
Loss 1. Mar 1996 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   Thomas Muster 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Win 2. Nov 1998 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   Xavier Malisse 6–3, 6–3
Win 3. May 2001 Munich, Germany Clay   Antony Dupuis 6–4, 7–5
Win 4. Jul 2001 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Juan Carlos Ferrero 6–1, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
Loss 2. Oct 2002 Vienna, Austria Hard (i)   Roger Federer 4–6, 1–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 3. Oct 2002 Madrid, Spain Hard (i)   Andre Agassi walkover
Loss 4. Feb 2003 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard (i)   Roger Federer 1–6 6–7(2–7)
Win 5. Jul 2003 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Roger Federer 5–7, 6–3, 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
Loss 5. Sep 2003 Dubai, China Hard (i)   Mark Philippoussis 2–6, 1–6
Win 6. Oct 2004 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Taylor Dent 5–7, 6–1, 6–3
Win 7. Nov 2004 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i)   David Nalbandian 5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2
Loss 6. Feb 2005 Delray Beach, U.S Hard (i)   Xavier Malisse 6–76, 2–6

Doubles (18)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface artner Opponent Score
Win 1. Sep 1995 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   David Rikl   Steve Campbell
  MaliVai Washington
7–6, 6–2
Win 2. Oct 1995 Santiago, Chile Clay   David Rikl   Shelby Cannon
  Francisco Montana
6–4, 4–6, 6–1
Win 3. Mar 1996 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   David Rikl   Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
7–6, 6–3
Win 4. Jul 1996 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Pavel Vízner   Trevor Kronemann
  David Macpherson
4–6, 7–6, 7–6
Win 5. Apr 1997 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet (i)   David Rikl   Donald Johnson
  Francisco Montana
6–2, 6–4
Win 6. Feb 1998 Split, Croatia Carpet (i)   Martin Damm   Fredrik Bergh
  Patrik Fredriksson
7–6, 6–2
Win 7. Aug 1998 San Marino, San Marino Clay   David Rikl   Mariano Hood
  Sebastián Prieto
6–4, 7–6
Win 8. Aug 1998 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard   David Rikl   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
6–2, 7–6
Win 9. Oct 1998 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   David Rikl   Daniel Orsanic
  David Roditi
6–4, 6–2
Win 10. Feb 2000 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   David Rikl   Robbie Koenig
  Peter Tramacchi
6–2, 7–5
Win 11. Jul 2000 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   David Rikl   Jérôme Golmard
  Michael Kohlmann
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 12. Jul 2000 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   David Rikl   Lucas Arnold Ker
  Donald Johnson
5–7, 6–2, 6–3
Win 13. Oct 2000 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i)   David Rikl   Donald Johnson
  Piet Norval
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 14. Mar 2001 Miami, U.S. Hard   David Rikl   Jonas Björkman
  Todd Woodbridge
7–5, 7–6(7–3)
Win 15. Jul 2001 Montreal, Canada Hard   David Rikl   Donald Johnson
  Jared Palmer
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Win 16. Jul 2004 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Radek Štěpánek   Simon Aspelin
  Todd Perry
6–2, 6–4
Win 17. Jul 2005 Umag, Croatia Clay   Petr Pála   Michal Mertiňák
  David Škoch
6–3, 6–3
Win 18. Jul 2006 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Andrei Pavel   Marco Chiudinelli
  Jean-Claude Scherrer
6–3, 6–1

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 W–L
Australian Open A 1R 2R A 3R 2R A SF 3R 3R A A 13–7
French Open A 2R A 1R 2R 1R 3R 3R 4R 2R 2R 1R 11–10
Wimbledon A 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 3R 1R 3R 1R 8–11
US Open 1R 2R 2R 1R 4R 3R 3R 4R 3R 3R 2R 4R 20–11
Win–Loss 0–1 3–4 2–3 0–3 7–4 3–4 5–3 11–4 9–4 5–4 4–2 3–3 52–39
Indian Wells Masters A 1R 2R A 1R 1R A 2R 2R 3R 3R A 5–7
Miami Masters A A 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R 2R 3R 4R A 6–9
Monte Carlo Masters A 2R A A 3R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R A 8–8
Rome Masters A A A A A 2R A SF 3R QF 1R 1R 10–6
Hamburg Masters A A A A 3R 1R A 3R 1R 1R 3R 1R 6–7
Canada Masters A 2R A A 3R SF 1R SF 3R 2R 2R A 15–8
Cincinnati Masters A A 3R A 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 6–8
Madrid Masters A A A A 3R 1R 3R F 3R 2R 1R A 9–6
Paris Masters A A A A 1R 1R QF 2R SF 2R 1R A 6–7
Tennis Masters Cup A A A A A A A RR A A A A 1–2
Titles 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 7
Year End Ranking 53 52 48 75 36 53 29 7 13 24 48 129

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Total
Wins 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 3 2 3 3 4 0 0 21
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score NR
1996
1.   Boris Becker 6 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) 2R 6–3, 7–6(7–4) 45
1997
2.   Carlos Moyà 9 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard 1R 2–6, 6–0, 7–5 67
3.   Richard Krajicek 6 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard QF 6–2, 6–2 67
4.   Carlos Moyà 6 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) 2R 6–4, 6–4 63
5.   Sergi Bruguera 10 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) 1R 2–6, 6–1, 6–4 53
1999
6.   Todd Martin 4 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) 1R 7–6(7–3), 6–7(5–7), 6–4 34
2000
7.   Tim Henman 10 Davis Cup, Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay (i) RR 6–4, 6–2, 6–2 44
8.   Pete Sampras 2 Davis Cup, Los Angeles, United States Hard (i) RR 7–6(7–1), 6–3, 6–2 39
9.   Thomas Enqvist 7 Toronto, Canada Hard 3R 6–2, 1–6, 3–1, ret. 55
2001
10.   Àlex Corretja 9 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay SF 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 40
11.   Juan Carlos Ferrero 5 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay F 6–1, 6–7(5–7), 7–5 40
2002
12.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 4 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard QF 6–1, 6–1 17
13.   Sébastien Grosjean 8 Davis Cup, Pau, France Carpet (i) RR 3–6, 6–1, 6–3, 6–1 15
14.   Andre Agassi 2 Tennis Masters Cup, Shanghai, China Hard (i) RR 7–5, 6–1 7
2003
15.   Carlos Moyà 4 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay RR 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2 14
16.   Roger Federer 3 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay F 5–7, 6–3, 6–3, 1–6, 6–3 10
17.   Juan Carlos Ferrero 1 Paris, France Carpet (i) 3R 7–5, 7–5 18
2004
18.   Tim Henman 5 Summer Olympics, Athens, Greece Hard 1R 6–3, 6–3 24
19.   Lleyton Hewitt 3 Tokyo, Japan Hard SF 6–4, 4–6, 6–2 28
20.   Tim Henman 4 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) QF 7–6(7–5), 7–5 20
21.   David Nalbandian 10 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) F 5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2 20

Tennis recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (2000). International Tennis Federation World of Tennis 2000. London: CollinsWillow. p. 323. ISBN 9780002189460.

External linksEdit