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|Country (sports)||Czech Republic|
|Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Born||27 November 1978|
(now Czech Republic)
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||384-302 (56.0%) (ATP and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 8 (10 July 2006)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013)|
|French Open||4R (2008)|
|US Open||4R (2009)|
|Tour Finals||RR (2008)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2008, 2012)|
|Career record||313-197 (61.4%) (ATP and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 4 (12 November 2012)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (2012)|
|French Open||SF (2007)|
|Wimbledon||SF (2013, 2014)|
|US Open||W (2013)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||SF (2012)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2017)|
|Davis Cup||W (2012, 2013)|
|Last updated on: 27 November 2017.|
Radek ?t?pánek (Czech pronunciation: ['rad?k '?c?pa:n?k]; born 27 November 1978) is a retired professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. His career-high singles ranking was world No. 8 and best doubles ranking was world No. 4. ?t?pánek's biggest achievements are reaching two Masters 1000 event finals and the quarterfinals of Wimbledon in 2006, as well as winning the deciding match for Czech Republic's Davis Cup winning team in 2012 and again in 2013. In doubles, he won his first Grand Slam title at the 2012 Australian Open, along with Indian partner Leander Paes, defeating the Bryan Brothers in the final. Paes and ?t?pánek also won the men's doubles title at the 2013 US Open, defeating Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya in the final. In November 2017, he became a coach of Novak Djokovic and in May 2019, he joined Andre Agassi as part of Grigor Dimitrov's coaching staff.
Born in Karviná, Moravia-Silesia, ?t?pánek began playing tennis at age three with his father Vlastimil, who was a tennis coach. ?t?pánek's brother is a policeman and his mother a librarian. His cousin is Jaromír Bla?ek, who represented the Czech Republic as a football goalkeeper. ?t?pánek grew up admiring Czech tennis player Ivan Lendl, particularly noting "he was the one who brought professionalism to the sport with his conditioning."
?t?pánek turned professional in 1996. He started on tour as a doubles specialist, winning 12 ATP titles. Since 2002, ?t?pánek has focused on being a better singles player while still playing top-level doubles. He is known for his after-the-shot grunting, his over-the-top celebrations and his many relationships with WTA players.
2006 was ?t?pánek's best year to date; he found himself on the verge of getting into the top ten of ATP rankings, as he defeated José Acasuso in the semi-finals of the Masters Series event in Hamburg. He went on to lose the final in straight sets against Spain's Tommy Robredo. At that point, he achieved a career-high ATP world ranking of No. 11 in singles.
Earlier in 2006, he won his first ATP singles title, beating Christophe Rochus in Rotterdam, but he had yet to progress beyond the third round of a Grand Slam tournament until he got into the quarter-finals at Wimbledon beating Frank Dancevic, Xavier Malisse, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Fernando Verdasco, before he was eliminated by 34-year-old Jonas Björkman, after holding match point at 7-6 in the fourth-set tie-break.
This performance helped ?t?pánek break into the top 10 and achieve his highest world ranking of no. 8. However, after Wimbledon, ?t?pánek was out of action for the rest of the year due to a chronic neck injury.
Earlier in 2007, he won his second ATP singles title, beating James Blake in Los Angeles in three sets.
In 2008, he achieved some good results such as reaching the final in San Jose, but losing to Andy Roddick. He also made it to the semifinals in the Rome Masters, losing to Novak Djokovic after he retired due to heat exhaustion. In the 2008 Summer Olympics, he lost to Michaël Llodra in the first round in three sets. ?t?pánek finished the season ranked no. 27, but attended the year-end Masters Cup as an alternate. He was vacationing in Thailand and so was able to come to the tournament held in Shanghai without delay. Since he did not have his own tennis gear which got stuck in customs (they were sent from home), he had to borrow a racquet from Novak Djokovic and socks from Andy Murray. After Andy Roddick pulled out due to injury before his second match, ?t?pánek entered the tournament with two round-robin ties to play against Roger Federer and Gilles Simon. He gave the second seed Federer a tough match, but lost. He was beaten comprehensively by Simon.
?t?pánek started his 2009 season at the Brisbane International with a new Bosworth racquet, where he claimed his third ATP title after coming back from a set down to defeat Fernando Verdasco in the final. Then, at the Australian Open, he made it to the third round and was overpowered by Verdasco in straight sets.
At the SAP Open in San Jose, he won his fourth ATP singles title, beating American Mardy Fish in a three-set final. He also snapped a four-match losing streak in the tournament against Andy Roddick, upsetting him in the semifinals. He also captured the doubles title teaming up with German Tommy Haas, making it his first time to win the singles and doubles titles at the same tournament.
In the Davis Cup first round tie against France, he lost his opening match to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets. However, he regained his confidence and won the doubles rubber the next day and his second singles match against Gilles Simon in straight sets to give the Czech Republic a berth in the quarterfinals. Then, in the Davis Cup quarterfinals, he won the deciding fifth rubber to lead his country to the semifinals. In the semifinals, ?t?pánek battled Ivo Karlovi? to victory in a marathon opener in which the 82 games played equalled the highest number in a Davis Cup rubber since the introduction of the tiebreak in 1989. In that match, he was aced 78 times, but overall hit more winners, over 170 (including service winners). The match was one of the longest in the history of the Davis Cup, lasting 5 hours and 59 minutes. There were only three breaks of serve in the match. In the finals of the Davis Cup versus Spain, ?t?pánek lost to David Ferrer after being two sets up. The Czech Republic lost 5-0 to Spain.
?t?pánek returned to the Brisbane International to defend his title. He made a second final appearance, but failed to defend the title, losing to Andy Roddick in straight sets. He also teamed up with Tomá? Berdych to reach the doubles quarterfinals, only to lose to eventual champions Jérémy Chardy and Marc Gicquel. Seeded 13th at the 2010 Australian Open, he lost in the first round to Ivo Karlovi? in five sets.
?t?pánek began the 2011 season with a third successive appearance at the 2011 Brisbane International, hoping for a third successive finals appearance, despite only being ranked no. 62. For the first round he was drawn against world no. 67, German Tobias Kamke. Despite struggling for the first set, he eventually won, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4, to set up a second-round match against Mardy Fish, the fourth seed in the tournament. ?t?pánek blazed through the match, thrashing the world no. 16 Fish, 6-3, 6-1. In the quarterfinals against seventh seed and world no. 37 Florian Mayer, he had a dominant start, leading 5-1 in the first set, before Mayer managed to break his serve. However, he continued his winning streak, emerging victorious, 6-3, 6-3, to place himself in the first semifinal against Robin Söderling, where he lost.
In April 2012, Serbia's Janko Tipsarevi? defeated him in five sets to level the Davis Cup quarterfinal at 1-1, after a stormy five-hour match. Tipsarevi?, Serbia's top player in the absence of world no. 1 Novak Djokovic, saved three match points before securing victory. After the match, Tipsarevi? accused ?t?pánek of using his middle finger inappropriately during their handshake and calling him a "stinky bastard". ?t?pánek denied that he did either of these things, and none of the footage taken at the match showed clearly what happened. An online photo of the hands of both players showed ?t?pánek's finger folded in, but ?t?pánek claims the picture was taken after he was already pulling his hand back. Neither this photo nor footage provided by a Czech TV station conclusively support Tipsarevi?´s version of the events. ?t?pánek later stated that what he actually said to Tipsarevi? was "You don't need to cheat", referring to Tipsarevi?'s winning a point after the ball had bounced twice and erasing a mark before the chair umpire could check whether the ball was in or out.
?t?pánek and Paes made it to the finals of US Open, this time losing to the Bryan brothers in straight sets. On 7 November 2012, ?t?pánek and Leander Paes started off with a win in the ATP world tour tournament.
He won the Davis Cup together with Tomá? Berdych against Spain playing both singles and doubles. In the Hollywood-script-like final in Prague, ?t?pánek won the decisive rubber against Nicolás Almagro, at the time ranked 21 spots above ?t?pánek on the ATP ranking ladder, becoming only the second player 30 or older to win a deciding Davis Cup final match in the history of the competition.
?t?pánek underwent neck surgery on January 21 to relieve pressure where a disc was pressing on a nerve rendering his right hand numb and weak. He recovered well and won US Open in doubles with Leander Paes.
Later in the year, at New York, he won his second major double title, again with Paes. They defeated the top seeds Mike and Bob Bryan in the semifinals, ending their streak of four major titles. Paes and ?t?pánek went on to defeat the second seeds Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya in straight sets in the finals.
In the Davis Cup semifinal, he helped the Czech Republic beat Argentina as he beat Juan Mónaco in the opening singles match and continued to win the doubles with Berdych. In the final against Serbia, he won the doubles and the deciding singles match to defend their title. He became the first person in Davis Cup history to win consecutive live deciding singles rubbers.
?t?pánek played on the successful Czech Davis Cup that beat the Netherlands at home in the first round and Japan on the road in the quarterfinals.
?t?pánek then had an impressive run in the AEGON Championships, defeating Mikhail Kukushkin, Bernard Tomic, and then 2013's champion Andy Murray. He then took out Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinals, before losing to the eventual runner-up, Feliciano López.
He also reached the semifinals in the 250 event in Bogota, Colombia, losing to Ivo Karlovi?.
The rest of his singles season was disappointing, and he did not play any singles tournaments after the US Open. In August he brought his ranking up to no. 35.
In doubles, he reached the quarterfinals in Rome and London, before reaching the semifinals at Wimbledon partnering Leander Paes, where they lost to Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock, the eventual champions.
In 2017 Stepanek underwent back surgery after the Australian Open. He did not play again and chose to retire in November.
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?t?pánek is noted for being one of the few serve and volley players on the tour. He is known for his resilience at the net as well as his entertaining and at times comedic plays during matches. ?t?pánek has a strong and accurate first serve, often reaching up to 210 km/h with it. Like most serve and volley players, ?t?pánek's second serve is slower, but has a great amount of top-spin, giving him time to come up to the net. On his serve, ?t?pánek often immediately comes up to the net and volleys, finishing off points quickly. His net play is considered one of the best on the tour. He is known for his reach and anticipation at the net, which allows him to put away would-be passing shots at the net as well as engage in volley-to-volley exchanges, often coming out on top.
However, unlike most serve and volley players, ?t?pánek usually does not employ a Chip and charge form of play when receiving. Instead, he engages in baseline rallies. His groundstrokes are not exceptionally powerful, but are consistent and accurate on both wings, allowing him to maintain solid ground at the baseline. If caught up too long in a baseline rally, however, ?t?pánek will often place a deep, accurate groundstroke or a drop-shot and come up to the net to volley, finishing off the point quickly. He is often more willing to use a slice than his double-handed backhand.
One of the signature characteristics of ?t?pánek is his comedic and entertaining play. Due to the fact that he comes up to the net a lot, he often employs unconventional shots, as well as the occasional trick shot.
?t?pánek was engaged to Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis, but they split up in August 2007. He married former top-ten Czech tennis player Nicole Vaidi?ová in 2010. They separated in 2013. For several months, he dated Czech Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitová. They split in April 2014. In 2018, he married Vaidi?ová again, and they have a daughter.
|Loss||2002||US Open||Hard||Ji?í Novák|| Max Mirnyi
|3-6, 6-3, 4-6|
|Win||2012||Australian Open||Hard||Leander Paes|| Bob Bryan
|Loss||2012||US Open||Hard||Leander Paes|| Bob Bryan
|Win||2013||US Open||Hard||Leander Paes|| Alexander Peya
|Loss||2016||Australian Open||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Jamie Murray
|6-2, 4-6, 5-7|
|Loss||2004||Paris, France||Carpet (i)||Marat Safin||3-6, 6-7(5-7), 3-6|
|Loss||2006||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||Tommy Robredo||1-6, 3-6, 3-6|
|Win||2012||Miami, U.S.||Hard||Leander Paes|| Max Mirnyi
|6-3, 1-6, [10-8]|
|Win||2012||Shanghai, China||Hard||Leander Paes|| Mahesh Bhupathi
|6-7(7-9), 6-3, [10-5]|
|Bronze||2016||Rio de Janeiro||Hard||Lucie Hradecká|| Sania Mirza
|Loss||0-1||Nov 2004||Paris Masters, France||Masters||Carpet (i)||Marat Safin||3-6, 6-7(5-7), 3-6|
|Loss||0-2||Feb 2005||Milan Indoor, Italy||International||Carpet (i)||Robin Söderling||3-6, 7-6(7-2), 6-7(5-7)|
|Loss||0-3||Oct 2005||Vietnam Open, Vietnam||International||Hard (i)||Jonas Björkman||3-6, 6-7(4-7)|
|Win||1-3||Feb 2006||Rotterdam Open, Netherlands||Intl. Gold||Hard (i)||Christophe Rochus||6-0, 6-3|
|Loss||1-4||May 2006||German Open, Germany||Masters||Clay||Tommy Robredo||1-6, 3-6, 3-6|
|Win||2-4||Jul 2007||Los Angeles Open, United States||International||Hard||James Blake||7-6(9-7), 5-7, 6-2|
|Loss||2-5||Feb 2008||Pacific Coast Championships, United States||International||Hard (i)||Andy Roddick||4-6, 5-7|
|Win||3-5||Jan 2009||Brisbane International, Australia||250 Series||Hard||Fernando Verdasco||3-6, 6-3, 6-4|
|Win||4-5||Feb 2009||Pacific Coast Championships, United States||250 Series||Hard (i)||Mardy Fish||3-6, 6-4, 6-2|
|Loss||4-6||Feb 2009||U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, United States||500 Series||Hard (i)||Andy Roddick||5-7, 5-7|
|Loss||4-7||Jan 2010||Brisbane International, Australia||250 Series||Hard||Andy Roddick||6-7(2-7), 6-7(7-9)|
|Win||5-7||Aug 2011||Washington Open, United States||500 Series||Hard||Gaël Monfils||6-4, 6-4|
|Win||1-0||May 1999||Prague Open, Czech Republic||World Series||Clay||Martin Damm|| Mark Keil
|Win||2-0||Apr 2001||Estoril Open, Portugal||World Series||Clay||Michal Tabara|| Donald Johnson
|Win||3-0||May 2001||Bavarian Championships, Germany||International||Clay||Petr Luxa|| Jaime Oncins
|5-7, 6-2, 7-6(7-5)|
|Loss||3-1||Aug 2001||Long Island Open, United States||International||Hard||Leo? Friedl|| Jonathan Stark
|Loss||3-2||Sep 2001||Hong Kong Open, China||International||Hard||Petr Luxa|| Karsten Braasch
|Win||4-2||Oct 2001||Vienna Open, Austria||Intl. Gold||Hard (i)||Martin Damm|| Ji?í Novák
|Loss||4-3||Feb 2002||Copenhagen Open, Denmark||International||Hard (i)||Ji?í Novák|| Julian Knowle
|Win||5-3||May 2002||Bavarian Championships, Germany (2)||International||Clay||Petr Luxa|| Petr Pála
|6-0, 6-7(4-7), [11-9]|
|Loss||5-4||Sep 2002||US Open, United States||Grand Slam||Hard||Ji?í Novák|| Mahesh Bhupathi
|3-6, 6-4, 4-6|
|Loss||5-5||Oct 2002||Vienna Open, Austria||Intl. Gold||Hard (i)||Ji?í Novák|| Joshua Eagle
|Win||6-5||Feb 2003||Milan Indoor, Italy||International||Carpet (i)||Petr Luxa|| Tomá? Cibulec
|Loss||6-6||Jan 2004||Auckland Open, New Zealand||International||Hard||Ji?í Novák|| Mahesh Bhupathi
|6-4, 5-7, 3-6|
|Win||7-6||Feb 2004||Rotterdam Open, Netherlands||Intl. Gold||Hard (i)||Paul Hanley|| Jonathan Erlich
|5-7, 7-6(7-5), 7-5|
|Win||8-6||Jul 2004||Stuttgart Open, Germany||Intl. Gold||Clay||Ji?í Novák|| Simon Aspelin
|Win||9-6||Sep 2004||Delray Beach Open, United States||International||Hard||Leander Paes|| Gastón Etlis
|Loss||9-7||Oct 2004||Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, France||International||Carpet (i)||Jonas Björkman|| Jonathan Erlich
|Win||10-7||Feb 2005||Open 13, France||International||Hard (i)||Martin Damm|| Mark Knowles
|Win||11-7||Mar 2005||Dubai Championships, United Arab Emirates||Intl. Gold||Hard||Martin Damm|| Jonas Björkman
|Win||12-7||Feb 2006||Open 13, France (2)||International||Hard (i)||Martin Damm|| Mark Knowles
|6-2, 6-7(4-7), [10-3]|
|Loss||12-8||Jan 2007||Adelaide International, Australia||International||Hard||Novak Djokovic|| Wesley Moodie
|4-6, 6-3, [13-15]|
|Loss||12-9||Mar 2007||Dubai Championships, United Arab Emirates||Intl. Gold||Hard||Mahesh Bhupathi|| Fabrice Santoro
|5-7, 7-6(7-3), [7-10]|
|Win||13-9||Feb 2009||Pacific Coast Championships, United States||250 Series||Hard (i)||Tommy Haas|| Rohan Bopanna
|Loss||13-10||Aug 2010||Washington Open, United States||500 Series||Hard||Tomá? Berdych|| Mardy Fish
|6-4, 6-7(7-9), [7-10]|
|Win||14-10||Jan 2012||Australian Open, Australia||Grand Slam||Hard||Leander Paes|| Bob Bryan
|Win||15-10||Mar 2012||Miami Open, United States||Masters 1000||Hard||Leander Paes|| Max Mirnyi
|3-6, 6-1, [10-8]|
|Loss||15-11||Sep 2012||US Open, United States||Grand Slam||Hard||Leander Paes|| Bob Bryan
|Loss||15-12||Oct 2012||Japan Open, Japan||500 Series||Hard||Leander Paes|| Alexander Peya
|Win||16-12||Oct 2012||Shanghai Masters, China||Masters 1000||Hard||Leander Paes|| Mahesh Bhupathi
|6-7(7-9), 6-3, [10-5]|
|Loss||16-13||Aug 2013||Washington Open, United States||500 Series||Hard||Mardy Fish|| Julien Benneteau
|Win||17-13||Sep 2013||US Open, United States||Grand Slam||Hard||Leander Paes|| Alexander Peya
|Win||18-13||Jul 2015||Colombia Open, Colombia||250 Series||Hard||Édouard Roger-Vasselin|| Mate Pavi?
|Loss||18-14||Jan 2016||Australian Open, Australia||Grand Slam||Hard||Daniel Nestor|| Jamie Murray
|2-6, 6-4, 7-5|
|Loss||18-15||Jan 2017||Qatar Open, Qatar||250 Series||Hard||Vasek Pospisil|| Jérémy Chardy
As of 2017 Australian Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|ATP Finals||Did Not Qualify||RR||Did Not Qualify||0-2|
|Summer Olympics||Not Held||A||Not Held||A||Not Held||1R||Not Held||1R||Not Held||A||NH||0-2|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Hamburg||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||2R||F||1R||A||Not Masters Series||6-4|
|Shanghai||Not Masters Series||QF||1R||2R||QF||A||A||A||A||A||7-4|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 1||0 / 2||1 / 2||1 / 1||0 / 1||2 / 3||0 / 1||1 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||5 / 12|
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||3R||2R||3R||A||A||QF||A||A||A||A||W||1R||QF||A||F||1R||1 / 9||22-8|
|French Open||A||A||1R||A||2R||1R||1R||A||A||A||SF||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||3R||A||0 / 7||7-7|
|Wimbledon||Q2||A||1R||A||1R||2R||2R||3R||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||3R||SF||SF||1R||3R||A||0 / 10||16-9|
|US Open||A||A||A||A||1R||F||2R||1R||1R||A||A||A||A||A||1R||F||W||3R||3R||1R||A||1 / 11||21-9|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-2||0-0||1-3||8-4||3-4||4-3||0-1||0-0||7-2||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-1||13-2||10-3||9-3||2-2||9-4||0-1||2 / 37||66-33|
|ATP Finals||Did Not Qualify||SF||RR||Did Not Qualify||0 / 2||4-3|
|Summer Olympics||Not Held||A||Not Held||A||Not Held||1R||Not Held||2R||Not Held||1R||NH||0 / 3||1-3|
|Davis Cup||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||A||A||PO||QF||F||SF||PO||W||W||SF||PO||QF||A||2 / 9||20-5|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||2-0||0-0||0-0||1-0||1-2||3-1||2-0||1-0||5-1||2-1||2-1||1-0||1-2||0-0||2 / 12||21-8|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||1R||1R||1R||2R||2R||1R||A||QF||A||QF||A||2R||A||0 / 12||7-12|
|Miami||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||1R||A||QF||1R||A||A||A||A||W||A||1R||A||1R||A||1 / 7||6-6|
|Monte Carlo||A||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||QF||SF||2R||2R||A||A||A||QF||2R||2R||A||2R||A||0 / 11||12-11|
|Rome||A||A||A||A||A||SF||1R||A||2R||2R||1R||A||A||A||A||2R||QF||QF||A||1R||A||0 / 7||9-7|
|Hamburg||A||A||A||A||A||SF||1R||A||A||A||2R||A||Not Masters Series||0 / 3||4-3|
|Canada||A||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||A||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||A||A||2R||2R||A||QF||A||0 / 6||5-6|
|Cincinnati||A||A||A||A||A||SF||A||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||2R||QF||2R||QF||1R||A||A||A||0 / 6||8-6|
|Shanghai||Not Masters Series||1R||2R||1R||W||A||A||A||A||A||1 / 4||5-3|
|Madrid||Not Held||2R||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||QF||QF||A||A||1R||A||0 / 4||3-4|
|Paris||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||A||A||A||A||SF||A||A||0 / 3||3-3|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 1||0 / 0||3 / 5||1 / 4||1 / 1||3 / 5||2 / 2||1 / 1||0 / 2||0 / 0||1 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 0||3 / 5||1 / 2||0 / 0||1 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 1||18 / 33|
|1.||Ji?í Novák||10||Milan, Italy||Carpet (i)||1R||6-4, 6-3|
|2.||Paradorn Srichaphan||10||Munich, Germany||Clay||2R||6-3, 6-2|
|3.||Rainer Schüttler||8||Halle, Germany||Grass||2R||6-4, 6-7(6-8), 6-3|
|4.||Rainer Schüttler||8||Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||QF||6-4, 6-2|
|5.||Rainer Schüttler||8||Stuttgart, Germany||Clay||2R||6-7(6-8), 6-3, 6-2|
|6.||Marat Safin||9||Moscow, Russia||Carpet (i)||2R||7-6(10-8), 4-6, 6-3|
|7.||Carlos Moyá||5||Sydney, Australia||Hard||1R||2-6, 6-4, 6-2|
|8.||David Nalbandian||10||Rotterdam, Netherlands||Hard (i)||1R||6-2, 4-6, 6-1|
|9.||Nikolay Davydenko||8||Paris, France||Carpet (i)||2R||7-5, 6-4|
|10.||Nikolay Davydenko||6||Rotterdam, Netherlands||Hard (i)||SF||4-6, 6-3, 6-3|
|11.||Fernando González||5||French Open, Paris, France||Clay||1R||6-2, 6-2, 6-4|
|12.||James Blake||9||Los Angeles, United States||Hard||F||7-6(9-7), 5-7, 6-2|
|13.||Fernando González||6||Montreal, Canada||Hard||2R||6-7(2-7), 7-6(7-1), 6-4|
|14.||Nikolay Davydenko||5||Montreal, Canada||Hard||QF||6-4, 7-5|
|15.||David Ferrer||5||Rome, Italy||Clay||2R||4-6, 6-2, 6-1|
|16.||Roger Federer||1||Rome, Italy||Clay||QF||7-6(7-4), 7-6(9-7)|
|17.||Andy Roddick||6||San Jose, United States||Hard (i)||SF||3-6, 7-6(7-5), 6-4|
|18.||Juan Martín del Potro||7||Memphis, United States||Hard (i)||QF||7-6(9-7), 6-4|
|19.||Gilles Simon||8||Davis Cup, Ostrava, Czech Republic||Carpet (i)||RR||7-6(7-2), 6-3, 7-6(7-0)|
|20.||Andy Murray||4||Paris, France||Hard (i)||3R||1-6, 6-3, 6-4|
|21.||Juan Martín del Potro||5||Paris, France||Hard (i)||QF||4-0 retired|
|22.||Gaël Monfils||7||Washington, United States||Hard||F||6-4, 6-4|
|23.||Juan Martín del Potro||8||Toronto, Canada||Hard||2R||6-4, 7-6(7-5)|
|24.||Andy Murray||5||Queen's Club, United Kingdom||Grass||3R||7-6(12-10), 6-2|