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David Rikl
Country 23x15px Czech Republic
23x15px Czechoslovakia
Residence London, England
Born (1971-02-27) February 27, 1971 (age 49)
Brandýs, Czech Republic
Height Script error: No such module "convert".
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</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 41 (2 May 1994)</td></tr>
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1994)</td></tr>
French Open 2R (1994, 1995, 1996)</td></tr>
Wimbledon 3R (1997)</td></tr>
US Open 2R (1996)</td></tr>
Doubles
Career record 390–232</td></tr>
Career titles 30</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 4 (20 August 2001)</td></tr>
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2000, 2003)</td></tr>
French Open SF (2003)</td></tr>
Wimbledon F (2001)</td></tr>
US Open F (2004)</td></tr>

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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.

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 23x15px Jiří Novák 23x15px Donald Johnson
23x15px Jared Palmer
4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–7
2004 US Open Template:Country data IND Leander Paes 23x15px Mark Knowles
23x15px 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 23x15px Michiel Schapers 23x15px Javier Frana
23x15px Leonardo Lavalle
6–2, 6–7, 6–3
2. 6 July 1992 Newport, Rhode Island Grass 23x15px Royce Deppe 23x15px Paul Annacone
23x15px David Wheaton
6–4, 6–4
3. 25 October 1993 Santiago, Chile Clay 23x15px Mike Bauer 23x15px Christer Allgardh
23x15px Brian Devening
7–6, 6–4
4. 4 April 1994 Barcelona, Spain Clay 23x15px Yevgeny Kafelnikov 23x15px Jim Courier
23x15px Javier Sánchez
5–7, 6–1, 6–4
5. 25 April 1994 Munich, Germany Clay 23x15px Yevgeny Kafelnikov 23x15px Boris Becker
23x15px Petr Korda
7–6, 7–5
6. 9 May 1994 Rome, Italy Clay 23x15px Yevgeny Kafelnikov 23x15px Wayne Ferreira
23x15px Javier Sánchez
6–1, 7–5
7. 17 October 1994 Vienna, Austria Carpet 23x15px Mike Bauer 23x15px Alex Antonitsch
23x15px Greg Rusedski
7–6, 6–4
8. 11 September 1995 Bogotá, Colombia Clay 23x15px Jiří Novák 23x15px Steve Campbell
23x15px MaliVai Washington
7–6, 6–2
9. 23 October 1995 Santiago, Chile Clay 23x15px Jiří Novák 23x15px Shelby Cannon
23x15px Francisco Montana
6–4, 4–6, 6–1
10. 25 March 1996 Casablanca, Morocco Clay 23x15px Jiří Novák 23x15px Tomás Carbonell
23x15px Francisco Roig
7–6, 6–3
11. 9 September 1996 Bogotá, Colombia Clay 23x15px Nicolas Pereira 23x15px Pablo Campana
23x15px Nicolás Lapentti
6–3, 7–6
12. 13 October 1997 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet 23x15px Jiří Novák 23x15px Donald Johnson
23x15px Francisco Montana
6–2, 6–4
13. 10 August 1998 San Marino Clay 23x15px Jiří Novák 23x15px Mariano Hood
23x15px Sebastián Prieto
6–4, 7–6
14. 17 August 1998 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Hard 23x15px Jiří Novák 23x15px Mark Knowles
23x15px Daniel Nestor
6–2, 7–6
15. 26 October 1998 Mexico City, Mexico Clay 23x15px Jiří Novák 23x15px Daniel Orsanic
23x15px David Roditi
6–4, 6–2
16. 7 February 2000 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard 23x15px Jiří Novák 23x15px Robbie Koenig
23x15px Peter Tramacchi
6–2, 7–5
17. 10 July 2000 Gstaad, Switzerland Hard 23x15px Jiří Novák 23x15px Jérôme Golmard
23x15px Michael Kohlmann
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
18. 17 July 2000 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay 23x15px Jiří Novák 23x15px Lucas Arnold
23x15px Donald Johnson
5–7, 6–2, 6–3
19. 30 October 2000 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard 23x15px Jiří Novák 23x15px Donald Johnson
23x15px Piet Norval
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
20. 19 March 2001 Miami, Florida, U.S. Hard 23x15px Jiří Novák 23x15px Jonas Björkman
23x15px Todd Woodbridge
7–5, 7–6
21. 21 May 2001 Saint Poelten, Austria Clay 23x15px Petr Pála 23x15px Jaime Oncins
23x15px Daniel Orsanic
6–3 5–7 7–5
22. 30 July 2001 Montreal, Canada Hard 23x15px Jiří Novák 23x15px Donald Johnson
23x15px Jared Palmer
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
23. 20 May 2002 Saint Poelten, Austria Clay 23x15px Petr Pála 23x15px Mike Bryan
23x15px Michael Hill
7–5, 6–4
24. 10 June 2002 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay 23x15px Joshua Eagle 23x15px Massimo Bertolini
23x15px Cristian Brandi
7–6, 6–4
25. 25 June 2002 Halle, Germany Grass 23x15px David Prinosil 23x15px Jonas Björkman
23x15px Todd Woodbridge
4–6, 7–6, 7–5
26. 15 July 2002 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay 23x15px Joshua Eagle 23x15px David Adams
23x15px Gastón Etlis
6–3, 6–4
27. 24 February 2003 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Template:Country data IND Leander Paes 23x15px Wayne Black
23x15px Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 6–0
28. 7 July 2003 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Template:Country data IND Leander Paes 23x15px František Čermák
23x15px Leoš Friedl
6–3, 6–3
29. 7 June 2004 Halle, Germany Grass Template:Country data IND Leander Paes 23x15px Tomáš Cibulec
23x15px Petr Pála
6–2, 7–5
30. 5 July 2004 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Template:Country data IND Leander Paes 23x16px Marc Rosset
23x16px 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