Lukáš Rosol

Lukáš Rosol

Lukáš Rosol
Country  Czech Republic
Residence Přerov, Czech Republic
Born (1985-07-24) 24 July 1985
Brno, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro 2004
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,624,787
Singles
Career record 78–93
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 26 (22 September 2014)
Current ranking No. 31 (24 November 2014)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2013)
French Open 3R (2011)
Wimbledon 3R (2012)
US Open 1R (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)
Doubles
Career record 54–55 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 37 (13 October 2014)
Current ranking No. 39 (17 November 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2012, 2013, 2014)
French Open 1R (2013, 2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2012, 2013, 2014)
US Open 2R (2014)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2014)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2012, 2013)
Last updated on: 21 November 2014.

Lukáš Rosol (born 24 July 1985) is a Czech professional tennis player. Rosol competes on the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP World Tour, both in singles and doubles. Rosol was coached by former Czech player, 1999 US Open quarterfinalist Ctislav Doseděl.[2][3] His career-high singles ranking is World No. 26, achieved on 22 September 2014.

His first notable victory was against World No. 8 Jürgen Melzer at the 2011 French Open, whom he defeated in five sets in the second round a year after Melzer had reached the semi-final. A year later, Rosol defeated World No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the second round of Wimbledon to achieve one of the biggest upsets in the history of Grand Slam tennis.[4][5][6] Rosol has had sustained success since then having played an integral part in the Czech Republic's Davis Cup winning team in 2012, and winning his first tour-level title in April 2013.

Rosol is also noteworthy for having played in the longest ATP doubles match ever, alongside Tomáš Berdych, defeating Marco Chiudinelli and Stanislas Wawrinka in the 1st round of the 2013 Davis Cup. The match was played on 2 February 2013, lasting 7 hours, 2 minutes. It was the second longest ATP match ever (singles and doubles combined).

Personal life

Rosol was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia. In November 2008, he married Czech athlete Denisa Rosolová (née Ščerbová). In 2011, they divorced. In 2013, Rosol became engaged to Michaela Ochotska.[7]

Tennis career

Rosol has won 8 Challenger and 7 Futures tournaments. In April 2013, he won his first tour-level tournament: the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy ATP World Tour 250 and in August 2014, he won his first tour-level tournament on hard courts: the Winston-Salem Open ATP World Tour 250.

2012

Rosol rose to prominence in 2012 at the Wimbledon Championships. He had participated in the Wimbledon qualifying draw multiple times, not reaching main draw until 2012. In the first round, he defeated Ivan Dodig, then he was drawn against the two time champion and World No. 2, Rafael Nadal. After losing the first set in a very close tiebreak, Rosol regrouped and broke in the first game of the second. A dominant serving performance allowed him to take the second set 6-4. Rosol's service game held up in the third set, where he capitalized on a sloppy game by Nadal and took the set 6-4. Down two sets to one, Nadal raised his level in the fourth, taking the set 6-2 and sending the match into a deciding fifth set. At this point the match was delayed by 35 minutes in order to close the Centre Court roof. Rosol returned from the break revitalized, taking the fifth set 6-4 by striking 20 winners to only 2 unforced errors.[8] His groundstroke speed averaged 85 mph and peaked at an incredible 114 mph.[9] In the final game of the match, Rosol delivered 3 aces and a forehand winner to close out one of the greatest upsets in Grand Slam history by a score of 6–7(9–11), 6–4, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4. He went on to lose his third round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets.

In the doubles draw, Rosol and partner Mikhail Kukushkin defeated the British duo of Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins in 5 sets in the first round. They lost in the second round to James Cerretani and Édouard Roger-Vasselin.

2013

At the 2013 Australian Open, Rosol defeated Jamie Baker of Great Britain in the first round.[10] He subsequently lost to 13th seed Milos Raonic in the second round.

In April, he won his first ATP Tour singles tournament with a victory in Bucharest. He was unseeded in the tournament and beat three seeded players en route to the final: 3rd seed Andreas Seppi, 8th seed Viktor Troicki and 2nd seed Gilles Simon. In the final, he defeated Guillermo García-López, only dropping one set throughout the entire tournament and tearfully dedicating the triumph to his father, who introduced him to tennis and deceased two weeks prior.

At the French Open, Rosol lost in the second round to Fabio Fognini in four sets.[11][12]

2014 - More consistency = Career High Ranking

Rosol began his 2014 season at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha, losing in straight sets to eventual champion Rafael Nadal.[13]

Rosol then travelled down under to play in the 2014 Apia International Sydney. He beat his first round opponent João Sousa in three sets 7–6, 4–6, 7–6. This win would set up a match with the Tournament's fourth seed Dmitry Tursunov.

Rosol lost to eventual champion Roger Federer in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships.[14]

At Indian Wells, Rosol faced reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in the second round and was defeated in three sets after leading by a set and a break.[15]

At the 2014 Wimbledon Championships he was one point from a two set lead against Rafael Nadal in the second round, but this time Nadal came back to take revenge and win in four sets.

At the 2014 MercedesCup in Stuttgart Rosol reached the final beating Mikhail Youzhny along the way, in the final he lost in 3 sets to the fast rising Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut

In August, Rosol won his second ATP title at the Winston-Salem Open defeating Jerzy Janowicz in 3 tight sets, Rosol had to save numerous match points in this hard hitting contest. Lukas moved up to a ranking of 26th in the World, a career high, in the ATP Ranking released September 22, 2014. http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/Singles.aspx

ATP career finals

Singles: 4 (2–2)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (2–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 28 April 2013 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay Guillermo García-López 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 27 April 2014 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay Grigor Dimitrov 6–7(2–7), 1–6
Runner-up 2. 13 July 2014 MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany Clay Roberto Bautista Agut 3–6, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 2. 23 August 2014 Winston-Salem Open, Winston-Salem, United States Hard Jerzy Janowicz 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–5

Doubles: 3 (3-0)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–0)
Finals by Surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 6 January 2012 Qatar ExxonMobil Open, Doha, Qatar Hard Filip Polášek Christopher Kas
Philipp Kohlschreiber
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 20 October 2013 Erste Bank Open, Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Florin Mergea Daniel Nestor
Julian Knowle
7–5, 6–4
Winner 3. 27 July 2014 Croatia Open, Umag, Croatia Clay František Čermák Dušan Lajović
Franko Škugor
6–4, 7–6(7–5)

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 Q2 A A Q1 1R 2R 1R 0 / 3 1–3 33%
French Open A Q2 Q3 Q2 3R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 4 4–4 50%
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 3R 1R 2R 0 / 3 3–3 50%
US Open Q2 A Q3 1R 1R Q3 1R 1R 0 / 4 0–4 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 3–3 2–4 1–4 0 / 14 8–14 36%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Miami Masters A A A Q1 Q2 3R 2R 1R 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A A Q1 A 3R 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Madrid Masters A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Rome Masters A A A A A A 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Canada Masters A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Shanghai Masters A A A A A A 2R 1R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Paris Masters A A A A Q1 A 2R 1R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–7 4–7 0 / 16 9–16 36%
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–3 2 / 4 2–4 50%
Year End Ranking 271 182 148 164 70 73 47 31 $2,624,787

Top 10 wins per season

Season 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Wins over top 10 players per season

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2011
1. Jurgen Melzer 8 French Open, Paris, France Clay 2R 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
2012
2. Rafael Nadal 2 Wimbledon Championships, London, England Grass 2R 6–7(9–11), 6–4, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4

Doubles Performance Timeline

Current as far as the 2014 US Open (tennis).

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R 1R 0–3
French Open A A 1R 1R 0–2
Wimbledon 1R 2R 2R 2R 3–4
US Open 1R A 1R 2R 1–3
Win–Loss 0–2 1–2 1–4 2–4 4–12

Futures and Challenger finals: 60 (37–23)

Singles: 23 (15–8)

Legend
Challengers (8–2)
Futures (7–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 29 August 2005 Szolnok, Hungary Clay (Red) Kornél Bardóczky 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 27 February 2006 Wrocław, Poland Hard (i) Thomas Oger 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 1. 29 August 2005 Zabrze, Poland Hard (i) Alexandre Krasnoroutsky 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 10 July 2006 Trier, Germany Clay (Red) Niels Desein 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–4
Runner-up 4. 17 July 2006 Waterloo, Belgium Clay (Red) Pavol Červenák 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 21 August 2006 Poznań, Poland Clay (Red) Jan Minář 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. 16 October 2006 La Roche-sur-Yon, France Hard (i) Julien Jeanpierre 7–5, 6–3
Winner 3. 4 December 2006 Opava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Joshua Goodall 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 7–6(10–8)
Winner 4. 7 May 2007 Teplice, Czech Republic Clay (Red) Martin Vacek 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–4
Winner 5. 14 May 2007 Namangan, Uzbekistan Hard Yeu-tzuoo Wang 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Winner 6. 15 October 2007 La Roche-sur-Yon, France Hard (i) Adrian Mannarino 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 10 December 2007 Opava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Karol Beck 2–6, 7–5, 7–5
Winner 7. 9 June 2008 Košice, Slovakia Clay (Red) Miguel Ángel López Jaén 7–5, 6–1
Winner 8. 26 January 2009 Mettmann, Germany Carpet (i) Stéphane Robert 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Winner 9. 2 March 2009 Bergamo, Italy Hard (i) Benedikt Dorsch 6–1, 4–6, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 10. 2 May 2010 Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay Ivan Dodig 7–5, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 7. 31 January 2011 Singapore, Singapore Hard Dmitry Tursunov 6–4, 6–2
Winner 11. 8 May 2011 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Alex Bogomolov, Jr. 7–6(7–1), 5–2 ret.
Winner 12. 13 July 2011 Braunschweig, Germany Clay Evgeny Donskoy 7–5, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 13. 11 November 2012 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) Björn Phau 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 8. 10 November 2013 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) Lukáš Lacko 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 14. 10 March 2014 Irving, United States Hard Steve Johnson 6–0, 6–3
Winner 15. 9 June 2014 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Jiří Veselý 3–6, 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 37 (22–15)

Legend
Challengers (8–9)
Futures (14–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 24 January 2005 Anif, Austria Carpet (i) Martin Fafl Markus Krenn
Wolfgang Schranz
6–4, 6–2
Winner 1. 1 August 2005 Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro Clay (Red) Peter Miklusicak Aleksander Slović
Viktor Troicki
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 15 August 2005 Žilina, Slovakia Clay (Red) Daniel Lustig Jaroslav Pospíšil
Adrian Sikora
6–2, 3–6, 6–0
Winner 2. 22 August 2005 Kaposvár, Hungary Clay (Red) Alessandro da Col José-Carlos García-Sánchez
Miguel Pérez Puigdomenech
7–5, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 29 August 2005 Szolnok, Hungary Clay (Red) Alessandro da Col Kornél Bardóczky
Gergely Kisgyörgy
6–2, 6–1
Winner 3. 6 March 2006 Zabrze, Poland Hard Michail Filima Mateusz Kowalczyk
Dawid Piatkowski
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 4. 15 May 2006 Most, Czech Republic Clay (Red) Roman Vogeli Daniel Brands
Johan Brunström
6–2, 5–7, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 4. 26 June 2006 Szolnok, Hungary Clay (Red) David Klier Jakub Hašek
David Novak
7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–3
Winner 5. 17 July 2006 Waterloo, Belgium Clay (Red) Nikita Kryvonos Jordane Doble
Julien Jeanpierre
6–2, 6–3
Winner 6. 24 July 2006 Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium Clay (Red) Nikita Kryvonos Stephan Fransen
Romano Frantzen
6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
Winner 7. 23 October 2006 Rodez, France Hard (i) Denis Istomin Stefan Wauters
Reginald Willems
4–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
Winner 8. 27 November 2006 Vendryně, Czech Republic Hard (i) Igor Zelenay Daniel Lustig
Filip Polášek
6–1, 6–1
Winner 9. 4 December 2006 Opava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Igor Zelenay Roman Vogeli
Jaroslav Pospíšil
4–6, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 10. 5 February 2007 Wrocław, Poland Hard (i) Jan Vacek Michal Mertiňák
Jean-Claude Scherrer
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 11. 4 December 2006 Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Ivan Dodig Petar Jelenić
Slimane Saoudi
6–7(1–7), 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 12 March 2007 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Hard (i) Jan Mertl Ernests Gulbis
Deniss Pavlovs
6–4, 6–3
Winner 12. 30 April 2007 Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay (Red) Bastian Knittel Alexander Krasnorutskiy
Alexandre Kudryavtsev
2–6, 7–5, [11–9]
Winner 13. 14 May 2007 Namangan, Uzbekistan Hard Martin Slanar Ti Chen
Yeu-tzuoo Wang
6–2, 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 21 May 2007 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard (i) Martin Slanar Daniel Brands
John Paul Fruttero
7–6(7–1), 7–5
Winner 14. 11 June 2007 Košice, Slovakia Clay (Red) Filip Polášek Leonardo Azzaro
Flavio Cipolla
6–1, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 7. 8 October 2007 Saint-Dizier, France Hard (i) Florin Mergea Martin Slanar
Pavel Šnobel
6–2, 6–3
Winner 15. 15 October 2007 La Roche-sur-Yon, France Hard (i) Raphael Durek Vladimir Obradović
Igor Sijsling
6–3, 6–1
Winner 16. 3 December 2007 Frýdlant nad Ostravicí, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Igor Zelenay Jiří Krkoška
Ján Stančík
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 10 December 2007 Opava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Igor Zelenay Nikola Martinović
Joško Topić
6–4, 7–5
Winner 17. 28 January 2008 Wrocław, Poland Hard (i) James Cerretani Werner Eschauer
Jürgen Melzer
6–7(7–9), 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up 9. 1 September 2008 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay (Red) Igor Zelenay Jan Hájek
Tomáš Zíb
1–6, 6–2, [10–7]
Winner 18. 5 January 2009 Schwieberdingen, Germany Carpet (i) Andis Juška David Klier
Philipp Marx
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 30 March 2009 Naples, Italy Clay (Red) Frank Moser Pablo Cuevas
David Marrero
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 21 September 2009 Trnava, Slovakia Clay (Red) Jan Minář Grigor Dimitrov
Teymuraz Gabashvili
6–4, 2–6, [10–8]
Runner-up 12. 28 September 2009 Naples, Italy Clay (Red) Thiago Alves Ivan Dodig
Frederico Gil
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 13. 8 March 2010 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Hard (i) Ivan Dodig Nicolas Mahut
Édouard Roger-Vasselin
7–6(8–6), 6–7(7–9), [10–5]
Winner 19. 5 July 2010 Oberstaufen, Germany Clay (Red) Frank Moser Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
Max Raditschnigg
6–0, 7–5
Winner 20. 26 September 2010 Trnava, Slovakia Clay (Red) Karol Beck Alexander Peya
Martin Slanar
4–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–8]
Runner-up 14. 19 November 2011 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard David Škoch Jan Hájek
Lukáš Lacko
7–5, 7–5
Winner 21. 7 May 2012 Prague, Czech Republic Clay (Red) Horacio Zeballos Martin Kližan
Igor Zelenay
7–5, 2–6, [12–10]
Runner-up 15. 3 June 2013 Prostejov, Czech Republic Clay (Red) Mateusz Kowalczyk Nicholas Monroe
Simon Stadler
6–4, 6–4
Winner 22. 3 June 2014 Prostejov, Czech Republic Clay (Red) Andre Begemann Peter Polansky
Adil Shamasdin
6–1, 6–2

References

  1. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Top-Players/Lukas-Rosol.aspx
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  4. ^ Rafael Nadal vs. Lukas Rosol and the Greatest Upsets in Wimbledon History. Bleacher Report (29 June 2012). Retrieved on 3 July 2012.
  5. ^ Nadal crashes and burns at Wimbledon in huge upset to unsung Rosol. Vancouversun.com (28 June 2012). Retrieved on 3 July 2012.
  6. ^ Rafael Nadal humbled as Lukas Rosol serves up huge upset|Manchester Evening News. menmedia.co.uk (29 June 2012). Retrieved on 3 July 2012.
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  11. ^ "Rosol tops Garcia-Lopez in Bucharest for first title", Fox News, 28 April 2013.
  12. ^ "Rosol Turns Grief To Glory For First Title", ATP official site, 28 April 2013.
  13. ^ Rafael Nadal beats Czech Republic player Lukas Rosol to advance to second round of Qatar Open, ABC Grandstand Sport (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 1 January 2014
  14. ^ Dubai: Federer d Rosol, tennis.com, 27 February 2014
  15. ^ Andy Murray recovers to beat Lukas Rosol at Indian Wells, BBC Sport, 8 March 2014

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