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Michał Przysiężny

Michał Przysiężny (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmʲixaw pʂɨˈɕɛ̃ʐnɨ]) (born 16 February 1984) is a Polish professional tennis player. He reached the semifinals of St. Petersburg in 2013, achieving a career-high singles ranking of World No. 57 in January 2014. His current coach is Aleksander Charpantidis.

Michał Przysiężny
Michal Przysiezny at the 2010 US Open 01.jpg
Country (sports) Poland
ResidenceWrocław, Poland
Born (1984-02-16) February 16, 1984 (age 35)
Głogów, Poland
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
CoachAleksander Charpantidis
Prize money$1,339,415
Career record31–74 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 57 (27 January 2014)
Current rankingNo. 1,139 (2 April 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2014)
French Open2R (2013)
Wimbledon2R (2010, 2013)
US Open1R (2007, 2010, 2013)
Career record9–17 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 119 (28 September 2015)
Current rankingNo. 954 (2 April 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2014)
Last updated on: 7 April 2018.


He started his career in the KKT Wrocław. In 2002 Przysiężny reached the semifinals of the boys' doubles at the French Open (partnered with Attila Balázs from Hungary). In the same year, he won his first Futures tournament in Montego Bay, Jamaica, defeating Jean-Julien Rojer in the final. He has reached ten finals of these tournaments, winning seven.

He qualified for his first Grand Slam tournament (2007 US Open) by beating his compatriot Łukasz Kubot. He lost in four sets to Michael Berrer in the first round.

Przysiężny made a return from a knee injury qualifying as a lucky loser in the 2008 Swedish Open; however, he lost to Jonas Björkman in the first round and winning Davis Cup matches.

At the end of 2009, his career gained momentum. He won three Futures tournaments in a row (Germany F19, Belarus F1, and Belarus F2) and rose 235 places to no. 427 in the ATP Rankings. In November, he won the IPP Open, defeating Stéphane Bohli in the final from a set down. He finished the year as no. 183. Three months later, he won another Challenger tournament, where he eliminated Andrey Kuznetsov, Evgeny Kirillov, Goran Tošić, Tobias Kamke, and Julian Reister in the final). The week of March 29, he won matches against Caio Zampieri, Laurynas Grigelis, Charles-Antoine Brézac, Teymuraz Gabashvili, and Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo in the final of the Saint–Brieuc Challenger. Two weeks later, he lost to Santiago González in the final of the León Challenger. After this event, he was in the top 100 of the ATP rankings.

He got direct entry into a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career at the 2010 French Open. Przysiężny lost in straights sets in the first round to eventual quarterfinalist Mikhail Youzhny. He then entered the Wimbledon main draw for the first time, where he was met 17th seed Ivan Ljubičić. Przysiężny scored the biggest win of his career, defeating the Croatian in straight sets, subsequently losing in the second round to eventual quarterfinalist Yen-Hsun Lu. At the US Open, he faced 21st seed Albert Montañés, losing in five sets. Michał served for the match at 6–5 in the fourth set, squandering two match points.

At the 2013 St. Petersburg Open he defeated Albert Ramos, Fabio Fognini and Lukas Rosol to reach semifinals, where he lost to Ernests Gulbis. At Tokyo he defeated Marcel Granollers in first round but lost in second round to Jarkko Nieminen. At the Paris Masters he defeated Jarkko Nieminen.

At the 2014 ATP 500 Tokyo singles tournament, he won over world number 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but lost in second round to Denis Istomin. In doubles he partnered with Pierre-Hugues Herbert, defeating the Bryan brothers, Jamie Murray / John Peers, Eric Butorac / Raven Klaasen and Ivan Dodig / Marcelo Melo to claim the title.

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2014 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard   Pierre-Hugues Herbert   Ivan Dodig
  Marcelo Melo
6–3, 6–7(3–7), [10–5]

Singles finalsEdit

Legend (Singles)
Challengers (12)
Futures (10)

Challenger and Futures wins (15)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. December 9, 2002 Jamaica F21 Hard   Jean-Julien Rojer 7–6(7), 6–4
2. December 8, 2003 Iran F3 Clay   Johannes Ager 6–0, 6–4
3. May 31, 2004 Poland F2 Clay   Sadik Kadir 6–3, 6–3
4. October 4, 2004 Georgia F1 Clay   Kirill Ivanov 7–5, 6–3
5. January 22, 2007 Wrexham, UK Clay   Richard Bloomfield 6–2, 6–3
6. October 5, 2009 Germany F19 Hard   Henri Kontinen 3–6, 6–2, 7–5
7. October 12, 2009 Belarus F1 Carpet   Sergey Betov 6–2, 6–3
8. October 19, 2009 Belarus F2 Hard   Nikolai Fidirko 6–3, 6–2
9. November 23, 2009 Helsinki, Finland Carpet(i)   Stéphane Bohli 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
10. February 1, 2010 Kazan, Russia Hard(i)   Julian Reister 7–6(5), 6–4
11. March 29, 2010 St. Brieuc, France Clay(i)   Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
12. November 8, 2010 Ortisei, Italy Carpet(i)   Lukáš Lacko 6–3, 7–5
13. November 25, 2012 Toyota, Japan Carpet(i)   Hiroki Moriya 6–2, 6–3
14. February 10, 2013 Bergamo, Italy Hard(i)   Jan-Lennard Struff 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)
15. March 1, 2015 Kyoto, Japan Carpet(i)   John Millman 6–3, 3–6, 6–3

Challenger and Futures runner-up (7)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. November 25, 2002 Aruba F1 Clay   Jean-Julien Rojer 2–6, 2–6
2. August 18, 2003 Poland F1 Clay   Kim Tiilikainen 6–4, 1–6, 3–6
3. October 30, 2006 Iran F5 Clay   Adam Vejmělka 6–1, 2–6, 2–6
4. April 12, 2010 León, Mexico Hard   Santiago González 6–3, 1–6, 5–7
5. November 29, 2010 Helsinki, Finland Hard(i)   Ričardas Berankis 1–6, 0–2 RET
6. May 5, 2013 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Vasek Pospisil 7–6(9–7), 0–6, 1–4 RET
7. November 2, 2014 Geneva, Switzerland Hard(i)   Marcos Baghdatis 1–6, 6–4, 3–6

Singles performance timelineEdit

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current till 2015 US Open.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open Q1 A Q1 Q3 1R A Q1 2R Q3 1–2
French Open Q1 A A 1R A A 2R 1R Q2 1–3
Wimbledon Q2 Q3 A 2R A A 2R 1R Q2 2–3
US Open 1R Q2 A 1R A A 1R Q3 Q2 0–3
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–1 0–0 2–3 1–3 0–0 4–11

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