- Karvina, Czech Republic
- Monte Carlo, Monaco
- 6’1″ (185 cm)
- 167 lbs (76 kg)
- Turned Pro
The Czech tennis veteran turned professional when he was just 16, and during his career to date has won five singles titles, two ATP World Tour 500 events and three ATP World Tour 250 tournaments.
One of his best results came in 2004, when he reached the Masters 1000 final in Paris, where he lost to Russian world no1 Marat Safin.
In 2005 he reached the finals of a few more less important competitions and picked up the title in Rotterdam in 2006. He recorded his best ever position in the ATP rankings that same year (no8), thanks in part to his greatest ever result in a Grand Slam – the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.
In 2008 he replaced an injured Andy Roddick to play in the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghái. He won another two titles a year later in Brisbane and San José, as well as playing in the final of the Davis Cup, where the Czech Republic lost 5-0 to Spain.
In 2010 results started to take a turn for the worst, only reaching the first rounds of two Grand Slams, but in 2011 he won the Washington tournament beating Gael Monfils in the final and in 2012 was crowned doubles champion in the Australian Open, alongside India’s Leander Paes.