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Jiří Veselý

Jiří Veselý
Country  Czech Republic
Residence Březnice, Czech Republic[1]
Born (1993-07-10) 10 July 1993
Příbram, Czech Republic
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Turned pro 2009
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $704,530 (Singles & Doubles combined)
Singles
Career record 16–24 (ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches)
Career titles 0
4 Challengers, 9 Futures
Highest ranking No. 66 (16 June 2014)
Current ranking No. 66 (1 December 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2014)
French Open 2R (2014)
Wimbledon 3R (2014)
US Open 1R (2013, 2014)
Doubles
Career record 8–5 (ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches)
Career titles 1
1 Challenger, 5 Futures
Highest ranking No. 123 (24 November 2014)
Current ranking No. 123 (1 December 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 2R (2014)
US Open 2R (2013, 2014)
Last updated on: 1 December 2014.
Olympic medal record
Competitor for a mixed-NOCs team
Men's tennis
Youth Olympic Games
Gold 2010 Singapore Doubles

Jiří Veselý (born 10 July 1993, Příbram, Czech Republic) is a professional tennis player.

Tennis career

Juniors

In 2011, Veselý won the Boys' Singles title at the Australian Open, defeating Australian Luke Saville in straight sets. He also won the Boys' Doubles titles at the Australian Open too, partnering Filip Horanský of Slovakia – they defeated Ben Wagland and Andrew Whittington of Australia in the final.

Veselý reached the No. 1 junior combined world ranking in January 2011, compiling a singles win/loss record of 125–45.[2]

Junior Grand Slam results – Singles:

Australian Open: W (2011)
French Open: 1R (2010, 2011)
Wimbledon: 3R (2010, 2011)
US Open: F (2011)

Junior Grand Slam results – Doubles:

Australian Open: W (2011)
French Open: QF (2011)
Wimbledon: F (2011)
US Open: F (2010)

Pro tour

Veselý made his Davis Cup debut for Czech Republic in February 2013, and to date has nine singles titles on the ITF Futures circuit to his name and three Challengers.[3]

Veselý qualified into the 2013 French Open for his first appearance into the main draw of a grand slam. Vesely is the youngest player in the world's top 100 at 20 years and 3 months old. In 2014, Veselý reached the 3rd round of the BNP Paribas Open where he lost to Andy Murray in three sets.

Veselý won a match at the 2014 French Open, then the following month reached the third round of Wimbledon as a wildcard. He beat Gael Monfils in five sets in the second round, before being defeated by fellow wildcard Nick Kyrgios in four sets.

Personal life

Jiří's coaches are Jaroslav Navrátil and Michal Navrátil.


ATP career finals

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

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 (1–0)
Finals by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 19 October 2014 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard (i) František Čermák Sam Groth
Chris Guccione
7–6(7–2), 7–5

Other career statistics

ATP Challenger Tour

Singles: 7 (4–3)

Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 14 April 2013 Challenger Mersin Cup, Mersin, Turkey Clay Simon Greul 6–1, 6–1
Winner 2. 5 May 2013 Challenger Prosperita Open, Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay Steve Darcis 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 9 June 2013 Challenger Czech Open, Prostějov, Czech Republic Clay Radek Štěpánek 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 7 July 2013 Challenger Sparkassen Open, Braunschweig, Germany Clay Florian Mayer 6–4, 2–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 4 August 2013 Challenger Svijany Open, Liberec, Czech Republic Clay Federico Delbonis 6–7(2–7), 7–6(9–7), 6–4
Winner 4. 7 June 2014 Challenger Czech Open, Prostějov, Czech Republic Clay Norbert Gomboš 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 15 June 2014 Challenger Prague Open, Prague, Czech Republic Clay Lukáš Rosol 6–3, 4–6, 4–6

Doubles: 2 (1–1)

Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 6 May 2012 Challenger Prosperita Open, Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay Adam Pavlásek Radu Albot
Teymuraz Gabashvili
5–7, 7–5, [8–10]
Winner 1. 15 June 2014 Challenger Prague Open, Prague, Czech Republic Clay Roman Jebavý Lee Hsin-han
Zhang Ze
6–1, 6–3

ITF circuit

Singles: 10 (9–1)
Doubles: 6 (5-1)

Singles Performance Timeline

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open Q1 A 1R 0–1
French Open A 1R 2R 1–2
Wimbledon A Q2 3R 2–1
US Open A 1R 1R 0–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–2 3–4 3–6

Doubles Performance Timeline

Tournament 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open A A 0–0
French Open A A 0–0
Wimbledon Q2 2R 1–1
US Open 2R 2R 2–2
Win–Loss 1–1 2–2 3–3

References

  1. ^ "ITFTennis.com Jiri Vesely Pro Circuit Player Profile". 
  2. ^ ITF Junior Profile
  3. ^ Harvey, Luke (6 March 2013). "Vesely's rise continues". ITF Pro Circuit. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 

External links

Awards
Preceded by
Juan Sebastián Gómez
ITF Junior World Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Canada
Filip Peliwo
Preceded by
Martin Kližan
(Newcomer of the Year)
ATP Star of Tomorrow
2013
Succeeded by
Borna Ćorić
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