Radek Štěpánek

Radek Štěpánek
Radek Stepanek 2009 US Open.jpg
Country (sports)   Czech Republic
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1978-11-27) 27 November 1978 (age 38)
Karviná, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1996
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 11,343,464
Singles
Career record 384–302 ( ATP and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 8 (10 July 2006)
Current ranking No. 98 (3 April 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R ( 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013)
French Open 4R ( 2008)
Wimbledon QF ( 2006)
US Open 4R ( 2009)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR ( 2008)
Olympic Games 1R ( 2008, 2012)
Doubles
Career record 313–197 (ATP and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 18
Highest ranking No. 4 (12 November 2012)
Current ranking No. 82 (3 April 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W ( 2012)
French Open SF ( 2007)
Wimbledon SF ( 2013, 2014)
US Open W ( 2013)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals SF ( 2012)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 1R ( 2017)
Wimbledon 3R ( 2016)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W ( 2012, 2013)
Last updated on: 3 April 2017.

Radek Štěpánek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈradɛk ˈʃcɛpaːnɛk]; born 27 November 1978) is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. His career-high singles ranking is world No. 8 and best doubles ranking is world No. 4. Štěpánek's biggest achievements are reaching two Masters 1000 event finals and the quarterfinals of Wimbledon in 2006, as well as winning the deciding match for Czech Republic's Davis Cup winning team in 2012 and again in 2013. In doubles, he won his first Grand Slam title at the 2012 Australian Open, along with Indian partner Leander Paes, defeating the Bryan Brothers in the final. Paes and Štěpánek also won the men's doubles title at the 2013 US Open, defeating Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya in the final.

Early life

Born in Karviná, Moravia- Silesia, Štěpánek began playing tennis at age three with his father Vlastimil, who was a tennis coach. [1] Štěpánek's brother is a policeman and his mother a librarian. [2] His cousin is Jaromír Blažek, who represented the Czech Republic as a football goalkeeper. [3] Štěpánek grew up admiring Czech tennis player Ivan Lendl, particularly noting "he was the one who brought professionalism to the sport with his conditioning." [4]

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