Lukáš Rosol (Czech pronunciation: [ˈlukaːʃ ˈrosol]; born 24 July 1985) is a Czech professional tennis player. Rosol competes on the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP World Tour, both in singles and doubles. Rosol was coached by former Czech player, 1999 US Open quarterfinalist Ctislav Doseděl. His career-high singles ranking is World No. 26, achieved on 22 September 2014.
|Country (sports)||Czech Republic|
|Residence||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Born||24 July 1985|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||121–154 (44%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 26 (22 September 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 140 (25 February 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2016)|
|French Open||3R (2011, 2015)|
|US Open||2R (2015)|
|Career record||75–90 (45.45%) (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 37 (13 October 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 243 (4 March 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)|
|French Open||QF (2015)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)|
|US Open||2R (2014)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Davis Cup||W (2012, 2013)|
|Last updated on: 4 March 2019.|
His first notable victory was against World No. 8 Jürgen Melzer at the 2011 French Open, whom he defeated in five sets in the second round a year after Melzer had reached the semi-final. A year later, Rosol defeated World No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the second round of Wimbledon to achieve one of the biggest wins in his career. Rosol has had sustained success since then having played an integral part in the Czech Republic's Davis Cup winning team in 2012, and winning his first tour-level title in April 2013.
Rosol also played in the longest ever ATP doubles match, alongside Tomáš Berdych, defeating Marco Chiudinelli and Stanislas Wawrinka in the 1st round of the 2013 Davis Cup. The match was played on 2 February 2013, lasting 7 hours, 2 minutes. It was the second longest ATP match of any kind, after the Isner–Mahut match at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships.
Rosol was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia. In November 2008, he married Czech athlete Denisa Rosolová (née Ščerbová). In 2011, they divorced. In 2013, Rosol became engaged to news presenter Michaela Ochotská. Their son André was born in January 2015. The pair married in July 2015 and are being divorced in July 2017. His surname means jelly in Czech.
He has had several confrontations with top 10 players including Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal.|
Rosol has won eight Challenger and seven Futures tournaments. In April 2013, he won his first tour-level tournament: the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy ATP World Tour 250 and in August 2014, he won his first tour-level tournament on hard courts: the Winston-Salem Open.
Rosol rose to prominence in 2012 at the Wimbledon Championships. He had participated in the Wimbledon qualifying draw multiple times, not reaching the main draw until 2012. In the first round, he defeated Ivan Dodig, then he was drawn against the two-time champion and World No. 2, Rafael Nadal. After losing the first set in a very close tiebreak, Rosol regrouped and broke in the first game of the second. A dominant serving performance allowed him to take the second set 6-4. Rosol's service game held up in the third set, where he capitalized on a sloppy game by Nadal and took the set 6-4. Down two sets to one, Nadal raised his level in the fourth, taking the set 6-2 and sending the match into a deciding fifth set. At this point the match was delayed by 35 minutes in order to close the Centre Court roof. Rosol returned from the break revitalized, taking the fifth set 6-4 by striking 20 winners to 2 unforced errors. His groundstroke speed averaged 85 mph and peaked at 114 mph. In the final game of the match, Rosol delivered 3 aces and a forehand winner to close out one of the greatest upsets in Grand Slam history by a score of 6–7(9–11), 6–4, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4. He went on to lose his third round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets.
In the doubles draw, Rosol and partner Mikhail Kukushkin defeated the British duo of Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins in 5 sets in the first round. They lost in the second round to James Cerretani and Édouard Roger-Vasselin.
In April, he won his first ATP Tour singles tournament with a victory in Bucharest. He was unseeded in the tournament and beat three seeded players en route to the final: 3rd seed Andreas Seppi, 8th seed Viktor Troicki and 2nd seed Gilles Simon. In the final, he defeated Guillermo García-López, only dropping one set throughout the entire tournament and tearfully dedicating the triumph to his father, who introduced him to tennis and had died two weeks before the tournament.
Rosol reached the second round in the 2014 Apia International Sydney, and reached quarter-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships, where he lost to eventual champion Roger Federer.
At the 2014 Wimbledon Championships he was one point from a two set lead against Rafael Nadal in the second round, but this time Nadal came back to win in four sets.
In August, Rosol won his second ATP title at the Winston-Salem Open, defeating Jerzy Janowicz in three sets. Lukas moved up to a ranking of 26th in the World, a career high, in the ATP Ranking released 22 September 2014.
In 2015, he was the 28th seed but lost in second round of the Australian Open in five sets to Dudi Sela. At Indian Wells, he was the 27th seed and thus received a bye into the second round and defeated Martin Kližan and Robin Haase to reach the fourth round, where he lost to Tomáš Berdych. At Miami, he was the 26th seed and once again received a bye into the second round, where he beat qualifier and future top ten Alexander Zverev. In the third round, he lost to David Ferrer in straight sets.
ATP career finalsEdit
Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit
|Win||1–0||April 2013||BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Guillermo García-López||6–3, 6–2|
|Loss||1–1||April 2014||BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Grigor Dimitrov||6–7(2–7), 1–6|
|Loss||1–2||July 2014||MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany||Clay||Roberto Bautista Agut||3–6, 6–4, 2–6|
|Win||2–2||August 2014||Winston-Salem Open, Winston-Salem, United States||Hard||Jerzy Janowicz||3–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–5|
Doubles: 3 (3–0)Edit
|Win||1–0||6 January 2012||Qatar ExxonMobil Open, Doha, Qatar||Hard||Filip Polášek|| Christopher Kas
|Win||2–0||20 October 2013||Erste Bank Open, Vienna, Austria||Hard (i)||Florin Mergea|| Daniel Nestor
|Win||3–0||27 July 2014||Croatia Open, Umag, Croatia||Clay||František Čermák|| Dušan Lajović
Singles performance timelineEdit
Current through the 2019 Miami Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||Q1||Q2||A||A||Q1||1R||2R||1R||2R||3R||A||A||Q2||0 / 5||4–5||44%|
|French Open||A||Q2||Q3||Q2||3R||2R||2R||1R||3R||1R||Q1||A||0 / 6||6–6||50%|
|Wimbledon||Q1||Q1||Q1||Q1||Q1||3R||1R||2R||2R||1R||2R||A||0 / 6||5–6||45%|
|US Open||Q2||A||Q3||1R||1R||Q3||1R||1R||2R||1R||Q1||Q1||0 / 6||1–6||14%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–1||2–2||3–3||2–4||1–4||5–4||2–4||1–1||0–0||0–0||0 / 23||16–23||41%|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||2R||4R||1R||Q1||A||Q2||0 / 5||3–5||38%|
|Miami Masters||A||A||A||Q1||Q2||3R||2R||1R||3R||1R||Q1||A||Q1||0 / 5||4–5||44%|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||3R||1R||1R||A||A||0 / 3||2–3||40%|
|Madrid Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||A||A||A||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|Rome Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||A||A||A||0 / 3||1–3||25%|
|Canada Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||2R||A||A||A||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||1R||Q2||A||A||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||A||1R||A||A||0 / 3||1–3||25%|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||2R||1R||2R||Q2||A||A||0 / 3||2–3||40%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||2–2||3–7||4–7||5–8||0–4||0–0||0–0||0–0||0 / 28||14–28||33%|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 1||1 / 3||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||2 / 4|
|Overall Win–Loss||0–1||1–2||0–1||0–2||6–13||19–18||23–27||29–29||20–30||16–24||3–4||4–2||0–0||2 / 146||121–154||44%|
Wins against top-10 players per seasonEdit
- He has a 4–26 (13.33%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Wins over top 10 players per seasonEdit
|1.||Jürgen Melzer||8||French Open, Paris, France||Clay||2R||6–7(4–7), 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4|
|2.||Rafael Nadal||2||Wimbledon Championships, London, England||Grass||2R||6–7(9–11), 6–4, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4|
|3.||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||10||Vienna, Austria||Hard||2R||6–4, 3–6, 6–1|
|4.||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga||10||Davis Cup, Třinec, Czech Republic||Hard(i)||QF||6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 7–6(10–8), 6–4|
Doubles performance timelineEdit
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
Futures and Challenger finals: 69 (41–28)Edit
Singles: 26 (17–9)Edit
|Runner-up||1.||29 August 2005||Szolnok, Hungary||Clay (Red)||Kornél Bardóczky||6–2, 6–1|
|Runner-up||2.||27 February 2006||Wrocław, Poland||Hard (i)||Thomas Oger||6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–4)|
|Winner||1.||29 August 2005||Zabrze, Poland||Hard (i)||Alexandre Krasnoroutskiy||6–3, 6–3|
|Runner-up||3.||10 July 2006||Trier, Germany||Clay (Red)||Niels Desein||2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–4|
|Runner-up||4.||17 July 2006||Waterloo, Belgium||Clay (Red)||Pavol Červenák||6–4, 6–4|
|Runner-up||5.||21 August 2006||Poznań, Poland||Clay (Red)||Jan Minář||6–4, 6–3|
|Winner||2.||16 October 2006||La Roche-sur-Yon, France||Hard (i)||Julien Jeanpierre||7–5, 6–3|
|Winner||3.||4 December 2006||Opava, Czech Republic||Carpet (i)||Joshua Goodall||6–7(5–7), 6–4, 7–6(10–8)|
|Winner||4.||7 May 2007||Teplice, Czech Republic||Clay (Red)||Martin Vacek||6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–4|
|Winner||5.||14 May 2007||Namangan, Uzbekistan||Hard||Yeu-tzuoo Wang||7–6(7–2), 6–4|
|Winner||6.||15 October 2007||La Roche-sur-Yon, France||Hard (i)||Adrian Mannarino||6–4, 3–6, 6–4|
|Runner-up||6.||10 December 2007||Opava, Czech Republic||Carpet (i)||Karol Beck||2–6, 7–5, 7–5|
|Winner||7.||9 June 2008||Košice, Slovakia||Clay (Red)||Miguel Ángel López Jaén||7–5, 6–1|
|Winner||8.||26 January 2009||Mettmann, Germany||Carpet (i)||Stéphane Robert||7–6(8–6), 6–4|
|Winner||9.||2 March 2009||Bergamo, Italy||Hard (i)||Benedikt Dorsch||6–1, 4–6, 7–6(7–3)|
|Winner||10.||2 May 2010||Ostrava, Czech Republic||Clay||Ivan Dodig||7–5, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)|
|Runner-up||7.||31 January 2011||Singapore, Singapore||Hard||Dmitry Tursunov||6–4, 6–2|
|Winner||11.||8 May 2011||Prague, Czech Republic||Clay||Alex Bogomolov, Jr.||7–6(7–1), 5–2 ret.|
|Winner||12.||13 July 2011||Braunschweig, Germany||Clay||Evgeny Donskoy||7–5, 7–6(7–2)|
|Winner||13.||11 November 2012||Bratislava, Slovakia||Hard (i)||Björn Phau||6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)|
|Runner-up||8.||10 November 2013||Bratislava, Slovakia||Hard (i)||Lukáš Lacko||6–4, 3–6, 6–4|
|Winner||14.||10 March 2014||Irving, United States||Hard||Steve Johnson||6–0, 6–3|
|Winner||15.||9 June 2014||Prague, Czech Republic||Clay||Jiří Veselý||3–6, 6–4, 6–4|
|Winner||16.||30 June 2018||Pardubice, Czech Republic||Clay||Peter Torebko||6–4, 6–0|
|Winner||17.||29 July 2018||Prague, Czech Republic||Clay||Aleksandr Nedovyesov||4–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Runner-up||9.||11 November 2018||Bratislava, Slovakia||Hard (i)||Alexander Bublik||6–4, 6–4|
Doubles: 43 (24–19)Edit
|Runner-up||1.||24 January 2005||Anif, Austria||Carpet (i)||Martin Fafl|| Markus Krenn
|Winner||1.||1 August 2005||Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro||Clay (Red)||Peter Miklusicak|| Aleksander Slović
|Runner-up||2.||15 August 2005||Žilina, Slovakia||Clay (Red)||Daniel Lustig|| Jaroslav Pospíšil
|6–2, 3–6, 6–0|
|Winner||2.||22 August 2005||Kaposvár, Hungary||Clay (Red)||Alessandro da Col|| José-Carlos García-Sánchez
Miguel Pérez Puigdomenech
|7–5, 4–6, 6–4|
|Runner-up||3.||29 August 2005||Szolnok, Hungary||Clay (Red)||Alessandro da Col|| Kornél Bardóczky
|Winner||3.||6 March 2006||Zabrze, Poland||Hard||Michail Filima|| Mateusz Kowalczyk
|6–1, 3–6, 6–3|
|Winner||4.||15 May 2006||Most, Czech Republic||Clay (Red)||Roman Vogeli|| Daniel Brands
|6–2, 5–7, 7–6(7–5)|
|Runner-up||4.||26 June 2006||Szolnok, Hungary||Clay (Red)||David Klier|| Jakub Hašek
|7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–3|
|Winner||5.||17 July 2006||Waterloo, Belgium||Clay (Red)||Nikita Kryvonos|| Jordane Doble
|Winner||6.||24 July 2006||Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium||Clay (Red)||Nikita Kryvonos|| Stephan Fransen
|6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–5|
|Winner||7.||23 October 2006||Rodez, France||Hard (i)||Denis Istomin|| Stefan Wauters
|4–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)|
|Winner||8.||27 November 2006||Vendryně, Czech Republic||Hard (i)||Igor Zelenay|| Daniel Lustig
|Winner||9.||4 December 2006||Opava, Czech Republic||Carpet (i)||Igor Zelenay|| Roman Vogeli
|4–6, 6–2, 6–1|
|Winner||10.||5 February 2007||Wrocław, Poland||Hard (i)||Jan Vacek|| Michal Mertiňák
|Winner||11.||4 December 2006||Zagreb, Croatia||Hard (i)||Ivan Dodig|| Petar Jelenić
|6–7(1–7), 6–4, 6–4|
|Runner-up||5.||12 March 2007||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Hard (i)||Jan Mertl|| Ernests Gulbis
|Winner||12.||30 April 2007||Ostrava, Czech Republic||Clay (Red)||Bastian Knittel|| Alexandre Krasnoroutskiy
|2–6, 7–5, [11–9]|
|Winner||13.||14 May 2007||Namangan, Uzbekistan||Hard||Martin Slanar|| Ti Chen
|6–2, 3–6, 6–1|
|Runner-up||6.||21 May 2007||Fergana, Uzbekistan||Hard (i)||Martin Slanar|| Daniel Brands
John Paul Fruttero
|Winner||14.||11 June 2007||Košice, Slovakia||Clay (Red)||Filip Polášek|| Leonardo Azzaro
|Runner-up||7.||8 October 2007||Saint-Dizier, France||Hard (i)||Florin Mergea|| Martin Slanar
|Winner||15.||15 October 2007||La Roche-sur-Yon, France||Hard (i)||Raphael Durek|| Vladimir Obradović
|Winner||16.||3 December 2007||Frýdlant nad Ostravicí, Czech Republic||Carpet (i)||Igor Zelenay|| Jiří Krkoška
|Runner-up||8.||10 December 2007||Opava, Czech Republic||Carpet (i)||Igor Zelenay|| Nikola Martinović
|Winner||17.||28 January 2008||Wrocław, Poland||Hard (i)||James Cerretani|| Werner Eschauer
|6–7(7–9), 6–3, [10–7]|
|Runner-up||9.||1 September 2008||Düsseldorf, Germany||Clay (Red)||Igor Zelenay|| Jan Hájek
|1–6, 6–2, [10–7]|
|Winner||18.||5 January 2009||Schwieberdingen, Germany||Carpet (i)||Andis Juška|| David Klier
|Runner-up||10.||30 March 2009||Naples, Italy||Clay (Red)||Frank Moser|| Pablo Cuevas
|Runner-up||11.||21 September 2009||Trnava, Slovakia||Clay (Red)||Jan Minář|| Grigor Dimitrov
|6–4, 2–6, [10–8]|
|Runner-up||12.||28 September 2009||Naples, Italy||Clay (Red)||Thiago Alves|| Ivan Dodig
|Runner-up||13.||8 March 2010||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Hard (i)||Ivan Dodig|| Nicolas Mahut
|7–6(8–6), 6–7(7–9), [10–5]|
|Winner||19.||5 July 2010||Oberstaufen, Germany||Clay (Red)||Frank Moser|| Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
|Winner||20.||26 September 2010||Trnava, Slovakia||Clay (Red)||Karol Beck|| Alexander Peya
|4–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–8]|
|Runner-up||14.||19 November 2011||Bratislava, Slovakia||Hard||David Škoch|| Jan Hájek
|Winner||21.||7 May 2012||Prague, Czech Republic||Clay (Red)||Horacio Zeballos|| Martin Kližan
|7–5, 2–6, [12–10]|
|Runner-up||15.||3 June 2013||Prostějov, Czech Republic||Clay (Red)||Mateusz Kowalczyk|| Nicholas Monroe
|Winner||22.||3 June 2014||Prostějov, Czech Republic||Clay (Red)||Andre Begemann|| Peter Polansky
|Runner-up||16.||22 January 2017||Koblenz, Germany||Hard (i)||Roman Jebavý|| Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
|7–5, 3–6, [16–14]|
|Runner-up||17.||6 May 2017||Ostrava, Czech Republic||Clay (Red)||Rameez Junaid|| Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
|Runner-up||18.||11 August 2017||Portorož, Slovenia||Hard||Franko Škugor|| Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
|Runner-up||19.||5 May 2018||Ostrava, Czech Republic||Clay (Red)||Sergiy Stakhovsky|| Attila Balázs
|Winner||23.||10 August 2018||Portorož, Slovenia||Hard||Gerard Granollers|| Nikola Čačić
|Winner||24.||5 October 2018||Almaty, Kazakhstan||Hard||Zdeněk Kolář|| Evgeny Karlovskiy
- Lukáš Rosol at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Lukáš Rosol at the International Tennis Federation
- Rafael Nadal vs. Lukas Rosol and the Greatest Upsets in Wimbledon History. Bleacher Report (29 June 2012). Retrieved on 3 July 2012.
- Nadal crashes and burns at Wimbledon in huge upset to unsung Rosol. Vancouversun.com (28 June 2012). Retrieved on 3 July 2012.
- Rafael Nadal humbled as Lukas Rosol serves up huge upset|Manchester Evening News. menmedia.co.uk (29 June 2012). Retrieved on 3 July 2012.
- "Atletka Denisa Ščerbová si vzala tenistu Lukáše Rosola". denik.cz (in Czech). 14 November 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
- "Atletka Denisa a tenista Lukáš Rosolovi se rozvádí". isport.blesk.cz (in Czech). 21 July 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
- "Ochotská a Rosol: Čtyři měsíce vášně jim stačily... Zásnuby v Paříži!". blesk.cz (in Czech). 7 June 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
- "Ochotská s Rosolem mají syna, dostal jméno André". revue.idnes.cz (in Czech). 13 January 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
- "První oficiální fotky svatby Ochotské a Rosola: Velký den poznamenala (ne)šťastná třináctka!". blesk.cz (in Czech). 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
- "Manželství s ochotskou definitivně v troskách". super.cz (in Czech). 30 June 2017.
- Chadband, Ian (29 June 2012). "Wimbledon 2012: Lukas Rosol seeks elusive consistency after stunning win over Rafael Nadal" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
- "Lukas Rosol sneakily knocked over Rafael Nadal's water bottle". For The Win. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
- "So who exactly is Lukas Rosol, conqueror of Rafael Nadal?". bbc.com. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
- "Lukas laps up the locker-room praise after stunning win over Nadal". dailymail.co.uk. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
- "Australian Open 2013: Jamie Baker loses to Lukas Rosol in first round", Mail Online.
- "Rosol tops Garcia-Lopez in Bucharest for first title", Fox News, 28 April 2013.
- "Rosol Turns Grief To Glory For First Title", ATP official site, 28 April 2013.
- Rafael Nadal beats Czech Republic player Lukas Rosol to advance to second round of Qatar Open, ABC Grandstand Sport (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 1 January 2014
- Dubai: Federer d Rosol, tennis.com, 27 February 2014
- Andy Murray recovers to beat Lukas Rosol at Indian Wells, BBC Sport, 8 March 2014