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Lukas Rosol

Lukáš Rosol
Country  Czech Republic
Residence Přerov, Czech Republic
Born (1985-07-24) 24 July 1985 (age 29)
Brno, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro 2004
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,552,948
Career record 43–59 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 33 (13 May 2013)
Current ranking No. 44 (28 October 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2013)
French Open 3R (2011)
Wimbledon 3R (2012)
US Open 1R (2010, 2011, 2013)
Career record 21–30 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 92 (23 September 2012)
Current ranking No. 92 (23 September 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2012, 2013)
French Open 1R (2013)
Wimbledon 2R (2012, 2013)
US Open 1R (2011, 2013)
Team Competitions
Davis Cup W (2012)
Last updated on: 20 August 2013.

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.[1][2] His career-high singles ranking is World No. 33, achieved in 29 April 2013.

His first notable victory was against World No. 8 Jürgen Melzer at the 2011 French Open, who he defeated in five sets in the second round a year after Melzer had reached the semi-final. A year later, Rosol rose to fame after defeating 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.[3][4][5] 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.[6]

Tennis career

Rosol has won 6 Challenger and 7 Futures tournaments. In April 2013, he won his first tour-level tournament: the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy ATP World Tour 250.


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 great serve 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 and delivered a legendary grass court masterclass. In the 6-4 fifth set Rosol struck 20 winner to only two unforced errors.[7] His groundstroke speed averaged 85 mph and peaked at an incredible 114 mph.[8] 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.


At the 2013 Australian Open, Rosol defeated Jamie Baker of Great Britain in the first round.[9] 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.[10][11]

ATP career finals

Singles: 1 (1–0)

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)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
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 Spain Guillermo García-López 6–3, 6–2

Doubles: 2 (2–0)

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 (2–0)
Finals by Surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (0–0)
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 Slovakia Filip Polášek Germany Christopher Kas
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 20 October 2013 Erste Bank Open, Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Romania Florin Mergea Canada Daniel Nestor
Austria Julian Knowle
7-5, 6-4

Singles performance timeline

Current as far as the US Open 2013.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 Q2 A A Q1 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2 33.33
French Open A Q2 Q3 Q2 3R 2R 2R 0 / 3 4–3 57.14
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 3R 1R 0 / 1 2–2 50.00
US Open Q2 A Q3 1R 1R Q3 1R 0 / 3 0–3 00.00
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 3–3 2–4 0 / 10 7–10 41.18
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 00.00
Miami Masters A A A Q1 Q2 3R 2R 0 / 2 3–2 60.00
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A A Q1 A 0 / 0 0–0
Madrid Masters A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Rome Masters A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0.00
Canada Masters A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0.00
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0.00
Shanghai Masters A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Paris Masters A A A A Q1 A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–5 0 / 7 3–7 30.00
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1 / 1 1–0 100.00
Year End Ranking 271 182 148 164 70 73 $1,301,821

Top 10 wins per season

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

Wins over top 10 players per season

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
1. Austria Jurgen Melzer 8 French Open, Paris, France Clay 2R 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
2. Spain 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 US Open 2013.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australia Australian Open 1R 1R 0–2
France French Open 0–0
United Kingdom Wimbledon 1R 2R 2R 2–3
United States US Open 1R 1R 0–2
Win–Loss 0–2 1–2 1–3 2–7

Futures and Challenger finals: 55 (34–21)

Singles: 20 (13–7)

Challengers (6–1)
Futures (7–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. Szolnok, Hungary Clay (Red) Hungary Kornél Bardóczky 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 2. Wrocław, Poland Hard (i) Monaco Thomas Oger 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 1. Zabrze, Poland Hard (i) Russia Alexandre Krasnoroutsky 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. Trier, Germany Clay (Red) Belgium Niels Desein 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–4
Runner-up 4. Waterloo, Belgium Clay (Red) Slovakia Pavol Červenák 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. Poznań, Poland Clay (Red) Czech Republic Jan Minář 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. La Roche-sur-Yon, France Hard (i) France Julien Jeanpierre 7–5, 6–3
Winner 3. Opava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) United Kingdom Joshua Goodall 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 7–6(10–8)
Winner 4. Teplice, Czech Republic Clay (Red) Czech Republic Martin Vacek 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–4
Winner 5. Namangan, Uzbekistan Hard Chinese Taipei Yeu-tzuoo Wang 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Winner 6. La Roche-sur-Yon, France Hard (i) France Adrian Mannarino 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 6. Opava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Slovakia Karol Beck 2–6, 7–5, 7–5
Winner 7. Košice, Slovakia Clay (Red) Spain Miguel Ángel López Jaén 7–5, 6–1
Winner 8. Mettmann, Germany Carpet (i) France Stéphane Robert 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Winner 9. Bergamo, Italy Hard (i) Germany Benedikt Dorsch 6–1, 4–6, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 10. Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay Croatia Ivan Dodig 7–5, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 7. Singapore, Singapore Hard Russia Dmitry Tursunov 6–4, 6–2
Winner 11. 8 May 2011 Prague, Czech Republic Clay United States Alex Bogomolov, Jr. 7–6(7–1), 5–2 ret.
Winner 12. 13 July 2011 Braunschweig, Germany Clay Russia Evgeny Donskoy 7–5, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 13. 11 November 2012 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) Germany Björn Phau 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)

Doubles: 35 (21–14)

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


External links

  • Association of Tennis Professionals
  • International Tennis Federation
  • Lukas Rosol fan site

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