Libor Pimek

Libor Pimek (born 3 August 1963) is a former professional male tennis player.[1]

Libor Pimek
Country (sports)Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Belgium Belgium
ResidenceSint-Niklaas, Belgium
Born (1963-08-03) 3 August 1963 (age 57)
Most, Czechoslovakia
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1982
Retired1999
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$1,509,018
Singles
Career record126–121
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 21 (22 Apr 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1984)
Wimbledon1R (1983, 1988)
US Open3R (1987)
Doubles
Career record316–356
Career titles17
Highest rankingNo. 15 (29 Jul 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1994)
French OpenQF (1996)
Wimbledon2R (1983)
US Open3R (1991)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1991, 1996, 1997, 1998)
French OpenQF (1991, 1996)
Wimbledon2R (1991, 1992, 1993)
US Open2R (1995)

Pimek's best Grand Slam singles result came at the 1987 US Open when he reached the 3rd round, losing to Swede Mats Wilander in straight sets. He won one singles tournament during his career at the Bavarian Open, reaching a career-high ranking of world No. 21 in April 1985 (and No. 15 in doubles in July 1996).[2]

Pimek competed as a Czechoslovak early in his career, competing for the country a few times in Davis Cup in the mid-1980s, before representing Belgium internationally. As a Davis Cup player for Belgium, he won 4 ties (Israel 1994, Denmark and France 1997, The Netherlands 1998)

Career finalsEdit

Singles (1 win, 1 loss)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 1984 Munich, West Germany Clay   Gene Mayer 6–4, 4–6, 7–6, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Nov 1985 Vienna, Austria Carpet   Jan Gunnarsson 7–6, 2–6, 4–6, 6–1, 5–7

Doubles (17 wins, 12 losses)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Mar 1983 Nice, France Clay   Bernard Boileau   Bernard Fritz
  Jean-Louis Haillet
6–3, 6–4
Win 2. Apr 1984 Bari, Italy Clay   Stanislav Birner   Marcel Freeman
  Tim Wilkison
2–6, 7–6, 6–4
Loss 1. Sep 1984 Geneva, Switzerland Clay   Tomáš Šmíd   Michael Mortensen
  Mats Wilander
1–6, 6–3, 5–7
Win 3. Jul 1985 Boston, U.S. Hard   Slobodan Živojinović   Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
2–6, 6–4, 7–6
Loss 2. Sep 1985 Bordeaux, France Clay   Blaine Willenborg   David Felgate
  Steve Shaw
4–6, 7–5, 4–6
Win 4. Jun 1986 Athens, Greece Clay   Blaine Willenborg   Carlos Di Laura
  Claudio Panatta
5–7, 6–4, 6–2
Win 5. Aug 1986 Saint-Vincent, France Clay   Pavel Složil   Bud Cox
  Michael Fancutt
6–3, 6–3
Win 6. Sep 1990 Bordeaux, France Clay   Tomás Carbonell   Mansour Bahrami
  Yannick Noah
6–3, 6–7, 6–2
Loss 3. Feb 1991 Brussels, Belgium Carpet   Michiel Schapers   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
3–6, 0–6
Loss 4. Aug 1991 Prague, Czechoslovakia Clay   Daniel Vacek   Vojtěch Flégl
  Cyril Suk
4–6, 2–6
Loss 5. Mar 1992 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet   Hendrik Jan Davids   Nicklas Kulti
  Magnus Larsson
3–6, 4–6
Win 7. Mar 1992 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Hendrik Jan Davids   Luke Jensen
  Laurie Warder
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Win 8. Jul 1992 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Hendrik Jan Davids   Petr Korda
  Cyril Suk
w/o
Loss 6. Sep 1992 Cologne, Germany Clay   Ronnie Båthman   Horacio de la Peña
  Gustavo Luza
7–6, 0–6, 2–6
Win 9. Jun 1993 Florence, Italy Clay   Tomás Carbonell   Mark Koevermans
  Greg Van Emburgh
7–6, 2–6, 6–1
Loss 7. Jul 1993 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Hendrik Jan Davids   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–4, 2–6, 5–7
Win 10. Aug 1993 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Hendrik Jan Davids   Jorge Lozano
  Jaime Oncins
6–3, 7–6
Win 11. Sep 1993 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Menno Oosting   George Cosac
  Ciprian Porumb
7–6, 7–6
Loss 8. May 1995 Bologna, Italy Clay   Vincent Spadea   Byron Black
  Jonathan Stark
5–7, 3–6
Loss 9. Jun 1995 St. Poelten, Austria Clay   Byron Talbot   Bill Behrens
  Matt Lucena
5–7, 4–6
Win 12. Jul 1995 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Byron Talbot   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
7–5, 1–6, 7–6
Win 13. Jan 1996 Zagreb, Croatia Hard(i)   Menno Oosting   Martin Damm
  Hendrik Jan Davids
6–3, 7–6
Win 14. Mar 1996 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet   Byron Talbot   Wayne Arthurs
  Andrew Kratzmann
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 10. May 1996 Rome, Italy Clay   Byron Talbot   Byron Black
  Grant Connell
2–6, 3–6
Win 15. Jul 1996 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Byron Talbot   Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
6–4, 7–6
Win 16. Jul 1996 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Byron Talbot   David Adams
  Menno Oosting
7–6, 6–3
Loss 11. Mar 1997 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet   Byron Talbot   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–7, 4–6
Loss 12. Jul 1997 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Andrew Kratzmann   Paul Kilderry
  Nicolás Lapentti
6–3, 5–7, 6–7
Win 17. Sep 1997 Palermo, Italy Clay   Andrew Kratzmann   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Daniel Orsanic
3–6, 6–3, 7–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ITF Pro: Libor Pimek
  2. ^ "Gomez defeats Krickstein in Italy". The New York Times. 21 May 1984.

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