General Vladimír
Cernik (Černík)
Male
Czechoslovakia
1917-07-09
Roudnice, Czechoslovakia
2002-04-02
Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America


About

Cernik participated at the tennis tournament in Gstaad in the summer of 1949, he and Jaroslav Drobny were attacked by communist power when they were asked to withdraw from the Gstaad tournament and return home. Because they were afraid they could no longer travel and wanted to continue playing tennis, both decided to emigrate on July 15, 1949. It was not easy for both tennis players to gain citizenship after emigration, which would allow them both to play international tennis.
Cernik and Drobny with Swiss passport together arrived in Australia, but since the government did not give them Australian affiliation to play, Drobny flew to Egypt at the invitation of King Farouk I. and Cernik remained in Australia for some time. He then moved to the US, where he led University Carolina tennis team in 1957–58. He got married for the second time. He died in Palm Beach, Florida.

He played in the Davis Cup from 1947 to 1949 and still holds the record for the best pair of Czech doubles with a record of 11 wins for two losses, his partner was Jaroslav Drobný. In 1947 and 1948, he reached the inter-zone final.
His career best at majors were at Wimbledon in 1949 and in 1951 at Roland Garros when he reached the last 16.



Media


Archive statistics 1934 - 1955
6
211
133


Tournament wins 1950 - Viareggio (Amateur)
1950 - Villars (Amateur)
1950 - Gstaad (ATP)
1950 - South West India (Amateur)
1950 - San Pellegrino (Amateur)
1946 - Gstaad (ATP)


Tournaments Colombia International - 1955 Wimbledon - 1951 Roland Garros - 1951 Queens Club Tournament - 1951 Italian International Championships - 1951 South of France Championships - 1951 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1951 German International Championships - 1951 Danish International Championhips - 1951 Palace Hotel - 1951 Sicilian International Championships - 1951 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1951 Cologne International - 1951 Cortina D'Ampezzo - 1951 Knokke Le-Zoute - 1951 Guildford Hardcourts - 1951 Velbert Invitational Tournament - 1951 Wimbledon - 1950 Monte Carlo - 1950 Roland Garros - 1950 Swiss International Championships - 1950 Nice - 1950 Italian International Championships - 1950 Venezia (Venice International Tournament) - 1950 British Hard Court Championships - 1950 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1950 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1950 San Pellegrino - 1950 West of England Championships - 1950 Western India Championships - 1950 Madrid - 1950 Northern India - 1950 Bombay - 1950 Viareggio - 1950 Maadi Sporting Club - 1950 Gstaad - 1950 Cortina D'Ampezzo - 1950 Indian International Championships - 1950 Salzburg International - 1950 South West India - 1950 Villars - 1950 Lugano Lido Tournament - 1950 Barcelona Fall - Real Turo - 1950 San Marino - 1950 Wimbledon - 1949 US Open - 1949 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1949 Cairo Championships - 1949 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1949 Argentina International Championships - 1949 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1949 Pan American Championships - 1949 Asian Championships - 1949 South American Championship - 1949 US Hard Courts - 1949 Sao Paulo International - 1949 Gstaad - 1949 Knokke Le-Zoute - 1949 Villars - 1949 Copenhagen Indoor Invitation - 1949 Dallas Country Club Invitation - 1949 Wimbledon - 1948 Monte Carlo - 1948 US Open - 1948 Nice - 1948 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1948 Belgian International Championships - 1948 Napoli - 1948 Gstaad - 1948 Milano International - 1948 Wimbledon - 1947 Monte Carlo - 1947 Roland Garros - 1947 US Open - 1947 Cannes Carlton - 1947 Argentina International Championships - 1947 Czechoslovakian International Championships - 1947 Beaulieu Second Meeting - 1947 Pan American Championships - 1947 Lausanne - 1946 Gstaad - 1946 Protectorate Championships - 1941 Protectorate Championships - 1940 German International Championships - 1939 German International Championships - 1934

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