Michal Navrátil (tennis)

Michal Navrátil (born 20 November 1982) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic.

Michal Navrátil
Full nameMichal Navrátil
Country (sports) Czech Republic
Born (1982-11-20) 20 November 1982 (age 41)
Přerov, Czechoslovakia
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$70,498
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 274 (21 August 2006)
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 207 (10 November 2003)

Biography

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Early life

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Born in Přerov, he is the son of former player and later Davis Cup captain Jaroslav Navrátil.[1] As a youngster the left-hander trained at the National Tennis Centre in Moravia. He and Ladislav Chramosta made the 1999 Australian Open boys' doubles final, which they lost in three sets to Kristian Pless and Jürgen Melzer.[2]

Professional career

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As a professional player he won seven Futures titles in singles but didn't have success on the Challenger circuit. In doubles however he won three Challenger events, as well as 14 Futures titles. He had one main draw entry on the ATP Tour, when he and Tomáš Berdych were given a wildcard for the doubles at the Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia in 2005, but the pair had to withdraw before the match. This handed a walkover win to third seeds Martín García and Mariano Hood, who went on to win the tournament.[3]

Coaching

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Navrátil is now based in Prostějov and like his father is involved in coaching. He was a member of Tomáš Berdych's travelling team for many years as his practise partner. Players coached include Jiří Veselý and currently Adam Pavlásek, Jiří Lehečka, who made it into the world's top 100 rankings under his tutelage.[4]

Challenger titles

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Doubles: (3)

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No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 2001 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Jaroslav Levinský   Noam Behr
  Andy Ram
6–3, 6–1
2. 2003 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Tomáš Berdych   Martín García
  Sebastián Prieto
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
3. 2006 Geneva, Switzerland Clay   Yuri Schukin   Konstantinos Economidis
  Lovro Zovko
1–6, 6–2, 10–6

References

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  1. ^ "Vzestup českých mladíků? Stojí za ním otec a syn Navrátilové". Týden (in Czech). 6 June 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Swede not choked up over losing in final". The Indianapolis Star. 1 February 1999. p. 18. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Palermo - 26 September - 02 October 2005". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Michal Navratil". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 22 September 2023.
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