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Tomáš Cibulec (born 15 January 1978) is a retired professional Czech tennis player who turned professional in 1996. Cibulec reached his highest singles ranking on 3 August 1998, becoming world number 646. His highest doubles ranking is world number 21, which he reached on 17 March 2003. A winner of three ATP doubles titles, Cibulec resides in Havířov, the city of his birth. Jindrich and Anna Cibulec are his parents. Before Cibulec became a professional, he became a tennis player at when he was seven. He liked Stefan Edberg and Czechoslovak Miloslav Mečíř as a child. He likes clay and feels his volley as his strength. [1]

Tomáš Cibulec
Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidenceHavířov, Czech Republic
Born (1978-01-15) 15 January 1978 (age 41)
Havířov, Czechoslovakia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1996
PlaysRight-handed
Prize moneyUS$721,654
Singles
Career record0–0 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 646 (3 August 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenN/A
French OpenN/A
WimbledonN/A
US OpenN/A
Doubles
Career record141–182 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 21 (17 March 2003)

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Tennis careerEdit

Cibulec has successfully partnered with compatriots Ota Fukárek, Leoš Friedl, Petr Pála, Pavel Vízner and Croatian Lovro Zovko. He also reached the 2002 French Open doubles semifinals with Leander Paes. However, Cibulec has only won ATP doubles tournaments with Vízner and Friedl. He has reached one final with Futarek, won one out of three finals with Friedl, lost in one final with both Pála, has won two out of five doubles finals with Vízner, and lost in one final with Zovko.

In 2007, Cibulec and Zovko made the final of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, but the pairing lost to at-home Russians Dmitry Tursunov and former singles number one Marat Safin 6–2, 6–4 in the final. En route, however, Cibulec and Zovko defeated 2007 French Open and 2007 U.S. Open finalists Lukáš Dlouhý and Cibulec's former partner Pavel Vízner 6–2, 6–2. At moscow, Dlouhý and Vízner were the second-seeded doubles entrants.

As of 28 October 2007, Cibulec is 60th in doubles rankings.

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. 24 July 2000 San Marino Clay   Leoš Friedl   Gastón Etlis
  Jack Waite
7–6 (1), 7–5
2. 24 February 2003 Copenhagen, Denmark Hard   Pavel Vízner   Michael Kohlmann
  Julian Knowle
7–5, 5–7, 6–2
3. 14 July 2003 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Pavel Vízner   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Kevin Ullyett
3–6, 6–3, 6–4

Doubles finalist (8)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. 31 December 2001 Chennai Hard   Ota Fukárek   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
5–7, 6–2, 7–5
2. 6 January 2003 Auckland Hard   Leoš Friedl   David Adams
  Robbie Koenig
7–6 (5), 3–6, 6–3
3. 23 January 2003 Milan Carpet   Pavel Vízner   Radek Štěpánek
  Petr Luxa
6–4, 7–6 (4)
4. 10 February 2003 Marseille Hard   Pavel Vízner   Sébastien Grosjean
  Fabrice Santoro
6–1, 6–4
5. 17 May 2004 Sankt Pölten Clay   Leoš Friedl   Mariano Hood
  Petr Pála
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
6. 7 June 2004 Halle Grass   Petr Pála   Leander Paes
  David Rikl
6–2, 7–5
7. 13 June 2005 s'Hertogenbosch Grass   Leoš Friedl   Cyril Suk
  Pavel Vízner
6–3, 6–4
8. 8 October 2007 Moscow Hard   Lovro Zovko   Marat Safin
  Dmitry Tursunov
6–4, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player profile". ATP. Retrieved 25 December 2013.

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