Libor Pimek
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Libor Pimek

Libor Pimek
Country (sports)Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Belgium Belgium
ResidenceSint-Niklaas, Belgium
Born (1963-08-03) 3 August 1963 (age 57)
Most, Czechoslovakia
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1982
Retired1999
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$1,509,018
Singles
Career record126-121
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 21 (22 Apr 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1984)
Wimbledon1R (1983, 1988)
US Open3R (1987)
Doubles
Career record316-356
Career titles17
Highest rankingNo. 15 (29 Jul 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1994)
French OpenQF (1996)
Wimbledon2R (1983)
US Open3R (1991)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1991, 1996, 1997, 1998)
French OpenQF (1991, 1996)
Wimbledon2R (1991, 1992, 1993)
US Open2R (1995)

Libor Pimek (born 3 August 1963) is a former professional male tennis player.[1]

Pimek's best Grand Slam singles result came at the 1987 US Open when he reached the 3rd round, losing to Swede Mats Wilander in straight sets. He won one singles tournament during his career at the Bavarian Open, reaching a career-high ranking of world No. 21 in April 1985 (and No. 15 in doubles in July 1996).[2]

Pimek competed as a Czechoslovak early in his career, competing for the country a few times in the Davis Cup in the mid-1980s, before representing Belgium internationally. As a Davis Cup player for Belgium, he won 4 ties (Israel 1994, Denmark and France 1997, The Netherlands 1998)

Career finals

Singles (1 win, 1 loss)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 May 1984 Munich, West Germany Clay United States Gene Mayer 6-4, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4
Loss 1-1 Nov 1985 Vienna, Austria Carpet Sweden Jan Gunnarsson 7-6, 2-6, 4-6, 6-1, 5-7

Doubles (17 wins, 12 losses)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Mar 1983 Nice, France Clay France Bernard Boileau France Bernard Fritz
France Jean-Louis Haillet
6-3, 6-4
Win 2. Apr 1984 Bari, Italy Clay Czechoslovakia Stanislav Birner United States Marcel Freeman
United States Tim Wilkison
2-6, 7-6, 6-4
Loss 1. Sep 1984 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd Denmark Michael Mortensen
Sweden Mats Wilander
1-6, 6-3, 5-7
Win 3. Jul 1985 Boston, U.S. Hard Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan ?ivojinovi? Australia Peter McNamara
United States Paul McNamee
2-6, 6-4, 7-6
Loss 2. Sep 1985 Bordeaux, France Clay United States Blaine Willenborg United Kingdom David Felgate
United Kingdom Steve Shaw
4-6, 7-5, 4-6
Win 4. Jun 1986 Athens, Greece Clay United States Blaine Willenborg Peru Carlos Di Laura
Italy Claudio Panatta
5-7, 6-4, 6-2
Win 5. Aug 1986 Saint-Vincent, France Clay Czech Republic Pavel Slo?il United States Bud Cox
Australia Michael Fancutt
6-3, 6-3
Win 6. Sep 1990 Bordeaux, France Clay Spain Tomás Carbonell Iran Mansour Bahrami
France Yannick Noah
6-3, 6-7, 6-2
Loss 3. Feb 1991 Brussels, Belgium Carpet Netherlands Michiel Schapers Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
3-6, 0-6
Loss 4. Aug 1991 Prague, Czechoslovakia Clay Czechoslovakia Daniel Vacek Czechoslovakia Vojt?ch Flégl
Czechoslovakia Cyril Suk
4-6, 2-6
Loss 5. Mar 1992 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Sweden Magnus Larsson
3-6, 4-6
Win 7. Mar 1992 Estoril, Portugal Clay Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids United States Luke Jensen
Australia Laurie Warder
3-6, 6-3, 7-5
Win 8. Jul 1992 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids Czech Republic Petr Korda
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
w/o
Loss 6. Sep 1992 Cologne, Germany Clay Sweden Ronnie Båthman Argentina Horacio de la Peña
Argentina Gustavo Luza
7-6, 0-6, 2-6
Win 9. Jun 1993 Florence, Italy Clay Spain Tomás Carbonell Netherlands Mark Koevermans
United States Greg Van Emburgh
7-6, 2-6, 6-1
Loss 7. Jul 1993 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
6-4, 2-6, 5-7
Win 10. Aug 1993 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids Mexico Jorge Lozano
Brazil Jaime Oncins
6-3, 7-6
Win 11. Sep 1993 Bucharest, Romania Clay Netherlands Menno Oosting Romania George Cosac
Romania Ciprian Porumb
7-6, 7-6
Loss 8. May 1995 Bologna, Italy Clay United States Vincent Spadea Zimbabwe Byron Black
United States Jonathan Stark
5-7, 3-6
Loss 9. Jun 1995 St. Poelten, Austria Clay South Africa Byron Talbot United States Bill Behrens
United States Matt Lucena
5-7, 4-6
Win 12. Jul 1995 Prague, Czech Republic Clay South Africa Byron Talbot Czech Republic Ji?í Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
7-5, 1-6, 7-6
Win 13. Jan 1996 Zagreb, Croatia Hard(i) Netherlands Menno Oosting Czech Republic Martin Damm
Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
6-3, 7-6
Win 14. Mar 1996 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet South Africa Byron Talbot Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
7-6, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 10. May 1996 Rome, Italy Clay South Africa Byron Talbot Zimbabwe Byron Black
Canada Grant Connell
2-6, 3-6
Win 15. Jul 1996 Stuttgart, Germany Clay South Africa Byron Talbot Spain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Francisco Roig
6-4, 7-6
Win 16. Jul 1996 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay South Africa Byron Talbot South Africa David Adams
Netherlands Menno Oosting
7-6, 6-3
Loss 11. Mar 1997 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet South Africa Byron Talbot Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
6-7, 4-6
Loss 12. Jul 1997 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Australia Andrew Kratzmann Australia Paul Kilderry
Venezuela Nicolás Lapentti
6-3, 5-7, 6-7
Win 17. Sep 1997 Palermo, Italy Clay Australia Andrew Kratzmann Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
Argentina Daniel Orsanic
3-6, 6-3, 7-6

References

  1. ^ ITF Pro: Libor Pimek
  2. ^ "Gomez defeats Krickstein in Italy". The New York Times. 21 May 1984.

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