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David Rikl

David Rikl
Country  Czech Republic
 Czechoslovakia
Residence London, England
Born (1971-02-27) February 27, 1971
Brandýs, Czech Republic
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1989
Retired 2005
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,063,257
Singles
Career record 54–94
Career titles 0
5 Challengers
Highest ranking No. 41 (2 May 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1994)
French Open 2R (1994, 1995, 1996)
Wimbledon 3R (1997)
US Open 2R (1996)
Doubles
Career record 390–232
Career titles 30
Highest ranking No. 4 (20 August 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2000, 2003)
French Open SF (2003)
Wimbledon F (2001)
US Open F (2004)
Last updated on: September 10, 2012.

David Rikl (born 27 February 1971 in Brandys) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. His success came mostly in doubles, winning 30 titles and finishing runner-up at the 2004 US Open and 2001 Wimbledon Championships Men's Doubles. However, the left-hander did achieve a Top 100 singles ranking, reaching as high as World No. 41 on May 2, 1994.

Contents

  • Tennis career 1
    • Juniors 1.1
    • Pro tour 1.2
    • Partnership with Jiří Novák 1.3
  • Grand Slam doubles finals 2
    • Wins (0) 2.1
    • Runner-ups (2) 2.2
  • Career finals 3
    • Doubles wins (30) 3.1
    • Doubles performance timeline 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links and sources 5

Tennis career

Juniors

As a junior Rikl excelled at doubles, reaching the semi-finals of the French Open and Australian Open and the final of Wimbledon.

Junior Grand Slam results - Singles:

Australian Open: 3R (1989)
French Open: 2R (1989)
Wimbledon: 2R (1989)
US Open: 1R (1988)

Junior Grand Slam results - Doubles:

Australian Open: SF (1989)
French Open: SF (1984)
Wimbledon: F (1983)
US Open: 1R (1988)

Pro tour

Rikl turned professional in 1989.

In singles, he won 5 Challenger tournaments and achieved his greatest slam performance in 1997, reaching the third round of Wimbledon.

Rikl retired from the professional tour in 2005 and currently resides in London.

Partnership with Jiří Novák

Rikl won most of his titles in the early 2000s and late 1990s with compatriot Jiří Novák. He and Novák made a run to the 2001 Wimbledon Championships finals, losing to Donald Johnson and Jared Palmer in four sets. Rikl won 14 of his titles with Novák, the pair winning 9 of Rikl's titles consecutively.

Grand Slam doubles finals

Wins (0)

Runner-ups (2)

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
2001 Wimbledon Jiří Novák Donald Johnson
Jared Palmer
4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–7
2004 US Open Leander Paes Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
3–6, 3–6

Career finals

Doubles wins (30)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (4)
ATP International Series Gold (4)
ATP International Series (22)
Titles by Surface
Hard (8)
Clay (17)
Grass (3)
Carpet (2)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 7 February 1991 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard Michiel Schapers Javier Frana
Leonardo Lavalle
6–2, 6–7, 6–3
2. 6 July 1992 Newport, Rhode Island Grass Royce Deppe Paul Annacone
David Wheaton
6–4, 6–4
3. 25 October 1993 Santiago, Chile Clay Mike Bauer Christer Allgardh
Brian Devening
7–6, 6–4
4. 4 April 1994 Barcelona, Spain Clay Yevgeny Kafelnikov Jim Courier
Javier Sánchez
5–7, 6–1, 6–4
5. 25 April 1994 Munich, Germany Clay Yevgeny Kafelnikov Boris Becker
Petr Korda
7–6, 7–5
6. 9 May 1994 Rome, Italy Clay Yevgeny Kafelnikov Wayne Ferreira
Javier Sánchez
6–1, 7–5
7. 17 October 1994 Vienna, Austria Carpet Mike Bauer Alex Antonitsch
Greg Rusedski
7–6, 6–4
8. 11 September 1995 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Jiří Novák Steve Campbell
MaliVai Washington
7–6, 6–2
9. 23 October 1995 Santiago, Chile Clay Jiří Novák Shelby Cannon
Francisco Montana
6–4, 4–6, 6–1
10. 25 March 1996 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Jiří Novák Tomás Carbonell
Francisco Roig
7–6, 6–3
11. 9 September 1996 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Nicolas Pereira Pablo Campana
Nicolás Lapentti
6–3, 7–6
12. 13 October 1997 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet Jiří Novák Donald Johnson
Francisco Montana
6–2, 6–4
13. 10 August 1998 San Marino Clay Jiří Novák Mariano Hood
Sebastián Prieto
6–4, 7–6
14. 17 August 1998 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Hard Jiří Novák Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
6–2, 7–6
15. 26 October 1998 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Jiří Novák Daniel Orsanic
David Roditi
6–4, 6–2
16. 7 February 2000 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Jiří Novák Robbie Koenig
Peter Tramacchi
6–2, 7–5
17. 10 July 2000 Gstaad, Switzerland Hard Jiří Novák Jérôme Golmard
Michael Kohlmann
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
18. 17 July 2000 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Jiří Novák Lucas Arnold
Donald Johnson
5–7, 6–2, 6–3
19. 30 October 2000 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard Jiří Novák Donald Johnson
Piet Norval
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
20. 19 March 2001 Miami, Florida, U.S. Hard Jiří Novák Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
7–5, 7–6
21. 21 May 2001 Saint Poelten, Austria Clay Petr Pála Jaime Oncins
Daniel Orsanic
6–3 5–7 7–5
22. 30 July 2001 Montreal, Canada Hard Jiří Novák Donald Johnson
Jared Palmer
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
23. 20 May 2002 Saint Poelten, Austria Clay Petr Pála Mike Bryan
Michael Hill
7–5, 6–4
24. 10 June 2002 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Joshua Eagle Massimo Bertolini
Cristian Brandi
7–6, 6–4
25. 25 June 2002 Halle, Germany Grass David Prinosil Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
4–6, 7–6, 7–5
26. 15 July 2002 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Joshua Eagle David Adams
Gastón Etlis
6–3, 6–4
27. 24 February 2003 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Leander Paes Wayne Black
Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 6–0
28. 7 July 2003 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Leander Paes František Čermák
Leoš Friedl
6–3, 6–3
29. 7 June 2004 Halle, Germany Grass Leander Paes Tomáš Cibulec
Petr Pála
6–2, 7–5
30. 5 July 2004 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Leander Paes Marc Rosset
Stanislas Wawrinka
6–4, 6–2

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A A A A 1R 1R A A A 2R QF 2R 2R QF A A 0 / 7 9–7
French Open A A A 3R A 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R QF 3R 3R SF 2R 1R 0 / 15 20–15
Wimbledon A A A 1R A 1R A 3R A 2R 2R 1R 2R 3R F QF SF 2R 1R 0 / 13 20–13
US Open A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R QF 2R 3R 1R 3R 2R 1R F A 0 / 12 15–12
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–2 1–2 3–4 2–3 1–3 4–3 2–3 6–4 8–4 10–4 7–4 11–4 7–3 0–2 0 / 47 64–47
Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A A A A A A A A QF 1R 1R 2R SF 1R A 0 / 6 5–6
Miami NME A A A A 1R 3R A 3R A 2R QF W 2R F QF 1R 1 / 10 15–9
Monte Carlo NME 1R A A A 1R QF 2R A A F QF QF 2R 2R A A 0 / 9 12–9
Rome NME 1R A A A W A A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R A 1 / 8 7–7
Hamburg NME 1R A A A A A QF A A QF QF 1R 1R SF SF A 0 / 8 11–8
Canada NME A A A A 1R A A A A 1R 1R W SF QF 2R A 1 / 7 10–6
Cincinnati NME A A A A 1R A A A A 1R SF QF 2R 2R A A 0 / 6 6–6
Madrid (Stuttgart) NME A A A A A A A A A 2R W SF 2R SF 1R A 1 / 6 10–5
Paris NME A A A A A A A A A 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 6 0–6
Win–Loss N/A 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 5–4 4–2 3–2 1–1 0–0 9–9 13–8 16–7 7–9 11–9 7–7 0–1 4 / 66 76–62
Year End Ranking 894 676 220 122 109 71 99 27 49 53 54 43 29 11 7 20 14 23 499

References

External links and sources

David Rikl at the Association of Tennis Professionals

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