Timothy Smyczek (// SMEE-chek; Polish pronunciation: [ˈsmɨtʂɛk]; born December 30, 1987) is an American professional tennis player. He has won seven Challenger titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 68 in April 2015.
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|Born||December 30, 1987|
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
7 Challengers, 1 Futures
|Highest ranking||No. 68 (April 6, 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 218 (10 April 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2013, 2015, 2016, 2018)|
|French Open||1R (2011, 2015)|
|US Open||3R (2013)|
1 Challenger, 2 Futures
|Highest ranking||No. 160 (24 February 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 546 (20 March 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||1R (2013, 2015)|
|US Open||3R (2014)|
|Last updated on: 1 August 2018.|
Smyczek plays the violin and wants to be a lawyer when his tennis career is over. He is good friends with Mardy Fish. He is also a Roman Catholic and a cooperator of Opus Dei. On November 21, 2015, Smyczek married Ana Pier.
As a junior, Smyczek reached as high as No. 14 in the world combined rankings in January 2005.
For the 2013 Australian Open, Smyczek earned entry as the last entry in the field and lucky loser, the highest-ranked player (ATP ranking of no. 128) who lost in the finals of qualifying. After beating Ivo Karlović in the first round, he lost to world no. 4 David Ferrer in the second round in four sets.
Tim lost the first round of the 2013 French Open qualifying. He fared better at Wimbledon; he made it to the third round of qualifying for the first time, losing to Matt Reid in four sets. Tim reached the doubles final of the 2013 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships with Rhyne Williams as his partner. In the final the American duo fell to Nicolas Mahut and his partner and fellow Frenchmen Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
At the 2015 Australian Open, Smyczek entered the main draw as a qualifier, and lost in a four-hour match that ended 7–5 in the fifth set, against World No. 3 Rafael Nadal in the second round. In the final game of the match, he graciously allowed Nadal to repeat a crucial first serve when Nadal serve landed out due to disturbance by a member of the crowd, resulting in praise from Nadal and the crowd after the match
ATP career finalsEdit
Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit
|Runner-up||1.||July 15, 2013||Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Newport, United States||Grass||Rhyne Williams|| Nicolas Mahut
|7–6(7–4), 2–6, [5–10]|
Challenger tournament finalsEdit
|Runner-up||1.||June 29, 2009||Winnetka, US||Hard||Alex Kuznetsov||4–6, 6–7(1–7)|
|Runner-up||2.||March 22, 2010||Rimouski, Canada||Hard||Rik de Voest||0–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||3.||July 3, 2010||Winnetka, US||Hard||Brian Dabul||1–6, 6–1, 1–6|
|Winner||1.||April 2, 2012||Tallahassee, US||Hard||Frank Dancevic||7–5 RET|
|Winner||2.||November 17, 2012||Champaign, US||Hard(i)||Jack Sock||2–6, 7–6(7–1), 7–5|
|Runner-up||4.||September 30, 2013||Sacramento, US||Hard||Donald Young||5-7, 3-6|
|Winner||3.||November 10, 2013||Knoxville, US||Hard||Peter Polansky||6-4, 6-2|
|Runner-up||5.||September 28, 2014||Napa, US||Hard||Sam Querrey||3-6, 1-6|
|Winner||4.||February 7, 2015||Dallas, US||Hard(i)||Rajeev Ram||6-2, 4-1 RET|
|Runner-up||6.||March 22, 2015||Irving, US||Hard||Aljaž Bedene||6-7(3-7), 6-3, 3-6|
|Winner||5.||October 4, 2015||Tiburon, US||Hard||Denis Kudla||1-6, 6-1, 7-6(9-7)|
|Winner||6.||November 5, 2017||Charlottesville, US||Hard||Tennys Sandgren||6-7(5-7), 6-3, 6-2|
|Winner||7.||November 19, 2017||Champaign, US||Hard||Bjorn Fratangelo||6-2, 6-4|
Doubles (0–1) Edit
|Runner-up||1.||April 28, 2013||Savannah, US||Clay||Michael Russell|| Teymuraz Gabashvili
Singles performance timelineEdit
Current through 2018 French Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||Q3||2R||1R||2R||2R||Q3||2R||0 / 4||4-5||44%|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||A||1R||Q1||Q1||Q3||1R||Q1||Q2||Q1||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||Q2||Q3||Q3||1R||Q2||Q2||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|US Open||A||A||Q1||Q2||1R||Q1||2R||3R||2R||1R||Q2||1R||0 / 6||4–6||40%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–1||0–1||1–1||3–2||1–2||1–4||1–1||0–1||1–1||0 / 13||7–13||35%|
- "Smyczek Ties The Knot". ATP World Tour. November 21, 2015. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
- "Another Loss for Nice Guys; This One Wins Praise". New York Times. January 21, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2016.