General Radek
Stepanek
Male
Czech Republic
1978-11-27
Karvina, Czech Republic


About

Radek Štěpánek 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 major title at the 2012 Australian Open, along with Indian partner Leander Paes, defeating the Bryan Brothers in the final. Paes and Stepanek also won the Men's Doubles title at the 2013 US Open, defeating the Bryan Brothers in the semi-finals and Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya in the finals.

Born in Karviná, Moravia-Silesia, Stepanek began playing tennis at age three with his father Vlastimil, who was a tennis coach. Štěpánek's brother is a policeman and his mother a librarian. His cousin is Jaromír Blažek, who represented the Czech Republic as a football goalkeeper. Stepanek grew up admiring Czech tennis player Ivan Lendl, particularly noting "he was the one who brought professionalism to the sport with his conditioning."
Štěpánek turned professional in 1997. He started on tour as a doubles specialist, winning 12 ATP titles. Since 2002, Štěpánek has focused on being a better singles player while still playing top-level doubles. He is known for his after-the-shot grunting, his over-the-top celebrations and his many relationships with WTA players.

Štěpánek first came to mainstream notice when he defeated former World No. 1 Gustavo Kuerten in five sets on his way to the third round of the 2003 Australian Open. He enjoys playing on all surfaces, considers that his serve as best shot. Since 2001, has worked with countryman Petr Korda in Bradenton, Florida part-time.
Best friend on tour is countryman Jiri Novak.

Hobbies are playing soccer, floorball and hockey (wanted to be a goalie as a youngster). His favorite NHL players are countrymen Jaromir Jagr and Dominik Hasek.

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Archive statistics 2004 - 2017
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122


Tournament wins 2011 - Washington Open (Open)
2009 - Brisbane International (ATP World Tour 250 series)


Tournaments Australian Open - 2017 Qatar Open - 2017 Australian Open - 2016 Wimbledon - 2016 Roland Garros - 2016 US Open - 2016 Canadian International Championships - 2016 Conde de Godo - 2016 Japan Open - 2016 Brisbane International - 2016 Madrid Open - 2016 Stuttgart - 2016 Chengdu Open - 2016 Wimbledon - 2015 Roland Garros - 2015 US Open - 2015 Japan Open - 2015 Austria Open - 2015 Bavarian International Championships - 2015 Hall of Fame Championships - 2015 Atlanta - 2015 Kuala Lumpur - 2015 Claro Open Colombia - 2015 Australian Open - 2014 Wimbledon - 2014 Monte Carlo - 2014 Roland Garros - 2014 US Open - 2014 New South Wales Championships - 2014 Canadian International Championships - 2014 Cincinnati - 2014 Queens Club Tournament - 2014 Italian International Championships - 2014 Conde de Godo - 2014 Dubai - 2014 Indian Wells - 2014 Miami Open - 2014 Madrid Open - 2014 Washington Open - 2014 Claro Open Colombia - 2014 Australian Open - 2013 Wimbledon - 2013 Monte Carlo - 2013 Roland Garros - 2013 US Open - 2013 New South Wales Championships - 2013 Canadian International Championships - 2013 Cincinnati - 2013 Italian International Championships - 2013 Conde de Godo - 2013 Austria Open - 2013 Swiss International Covered Courts - 2013 Bavarian International Championships - 2013 Madrid Open - 2013 Eastbourne - 2013 Washington Open - 2013 Australian Open - 2012 Wimbledon - 2012 Monte Carlo - 2012 Roland Garros - 2012 US Open - 2012 New South Wales Championships - 2012 Canadian International Championships - 2012 Olympics, Olympic Games - 2012 Pacific Coast Championship - 2012 Cincinnati - 2012 Italian International Championships - 2012 Japan Open - 2012 Shanghai - 2012 Swiss International Covered Courts - 2012 Brisbane International - 2012 Memphis Indoor - 2012 Indian Wells - 2012 Miami Open - 2012 Madrid Open - 2012 Halle - 2012 Australian Open - 2011 Wimbledon - 2011 Monte Carlo - 2011 Roland Garros - 2011 US Open - 2011 New South Wales Championships - 2011 Canadian International Championships - 2011 Cincinnati - 2011 Queens Club Tournament - 2011 German International Championships - 2011 Conde de Godo - 2011 Japan Open - 2011 Shanghai - 2011 Austria Open - 2011 Swiss International Covered Courts - 2011 Paris Masters - 2011 Brisbane International - 2011 Bavarian International Championships - 2011 Zagreb - 2011 Memphis Indoor - 2011 Indian Wells - 2011 Miami Open - 2011 Eastbourne - 2011 Stuttgart - 2011 Washington Open - 2011 Australian Open - 2010 US Open - 2010 Japan Open - 2010 Shanghai - 2010 Kremlin Cup - 2010 Swiss International Covered Courts - 2010 Brisbane International - 2010 Wimbledon - 2009 US Open - 2009 Brisbane International - 2009 Roland Garros - 2008 Masters cup - 2008 Canadian International Championships - 2007 Wimbledon - 2006 Italian International Championships - 2005 Paris Masters - 2005 Paris Masters - 2004

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