David Prinosil
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David Prinosil

David Prinosil
Country (sports) Germany
ResidencePrague, Czech Republic
Born (1973-03-09) 9 March 1973 (age 48)
Olomouc, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1991
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$4,016,496
Career record169-221
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 28 (23 April 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1995, 2001)
French Open3R (1992)
Wimbledon4R (2000)
US Open2R (1996, 1999)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1996, 2000)
Career record254-208
Career titles10
Highest rankingNo. 12 (20 August 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (2001)
French OpenF (1993)
WimbledonQF (2002)
US OpenSF (1999)
Medal record
Men's Tennis
Bronze medal - third place Doubles

David Prinosil (Czech: David P?inosil; born 9 March 1973) is a former tennis player from Germany, who turned professional in 1991.

Prinosil was born in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia, but later moved to Germany.[1] He represented his country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where he was defeated in the first round by Daniel Vacek of the Czech Republic. In the doubles competition in Stone Mountain Park he won the bronze medal partnering Marc-Kevin Goellner. He was the first opponent of Tim Henman in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, in the first round of Wimbledon in 1994.

The right-hander reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2000 and the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters in 1999 and the Paris Masters in 2000. Prinosil won three career titles in singles, and reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 23 April 2001, when he became world No. 28. He began playing for Germany in the Davis Cup in 1996.[1]

Prinosil achieved an upset victory over Greg Rusedski in the second round of the Ericsson Open Masters tournament in 2001 with strong returns. Rusedski had recently beaten Andre Agassi. Prinosil and Rusedski had gone through rehabilitation together after foot surgeries in the same hospital in 1999.[2][3]

ATP career finals

Singles: 6 (3-3)

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam (0-0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Tour (3-3)
Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Jul 1995 Newport, United States Grass United States David Wheaton 7-6(7-3), 5-7, 6-2[4]
Win 2-0 Oct 1996 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Czech Republic Petr Korda 6-1, 6-2[5]
Loss 2-1 Mar 1998 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet (i) Sweden Magnus Gustafsson 6-3, 1-6, 1-6
Loss 2-2 Feb 1999 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet (i) Switzerland Marc Rosset 3-6, 4-6[6]
Win 3-2 Jun 2000 Halle, Germany Grass Netherlands Richard Krajicek 6-3, 6-2[7]
Loss 3-3 Nov 2000 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 2-6, 5-7


  1. ^ a b "David Prinosil". Munzinger Online. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ Charles Bricker (25 March 2001). "PRINOSIL BREAKS, BEATS RUSEDSKI; AGASSI NEXT". South Florida Sun-Sentinal. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ "Prinosil eases past Rusedski". News24. 24 March 2001. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "Prinosil upsets Wheaton for first ATP Tour crown". The Morning Call. 17 July 1995 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Prinosil wins Czech Indoor". The Record. 21 October 1996 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Plus: Tennis - St. Petersburg Open; Rosset Triumphs Over Prinosil". The New York Times. 15 February 1999. Retrieved 2021.
  7. ^ "Prinosil beats Krajicek to win Gerry Weber Open". The Greenville News. 19 June 2000 – via Newspapers.com.

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