Jan Vacek
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Jan Vacek
Jan Vacek
Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidencePrague, Czech Republic
Born (1976-05-10) 10 May 1976 (age 46)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height6'6" (198 cm)
Turned pro1999
Retired2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$794,420
Singles
Career record30-60
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 61 (5 August 2002)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2004)
French Open1R (2002, 2004)
Wimbledon4R (2002)
US Open1R (2001, 2002, 2003)
Doubles
Career record5-5
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 115 (25 April 2005)
Last updated on: 6 June 2021.

Jan Vacek (yahn VAH-tseck; born 10 May 1976) is a retired professional male tennis player from the Czech Republic.


Vacek reached a career high ATP singles ranking of World No. 61, achieved on 5 August 2002. He also reached a career high ATP doubles ranking of World No. 115, achieved on 25 April 2005.


Vacek successfully played in all four Grand Slam tournament main draws, highlighted by reaching the fourth round at the 2002 Wimbledon Championships.


Vacek reached 21 singles finals throughout his career, posting a record of 13 wins and 8 losses, which includes a 4-3 result in ATP Challenger finals. Unseeded at the 2001 Brasil Open, he won the singles championship, defeating eighth seed Mariano Zabaleta 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(8-6) in the second round, sixth seed Alexandre Simoni 7-6(7-5), 6-2 in the semi finals and fifth seed Fernando Meligeni 2-6, 7-6(7-2), 6-3 in the final to claim his first an only ATP Tour title.

ATP Tour finals

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)

Singles (1 title)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Sep 2001 Salvador, Brazil Hard Brazil Fernando Meligeni 2-6, 7-6(7-2), 6-3

Doubles (1 runner-up)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 2004 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Germany Lars Burgsmüller Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
3-6, 7-6(9-7), 3-6

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures Finals

Singles: 20 (12-8)

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (4-3)
ITF World Tennis Tour (8-5)
Finals by surface
Hard (6-4)
Clay (5-3)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-1)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Jul 1998 Slovenia F2, Portoro? Futures Clay Italy Igor Gaudi walkover
Loss 1-1 Aug 1998 Slovenia F4, Portoro? Futures Clay Croatia Zeljko Krajan 3-6, 3-6
Win 2-1 Aug 1998 Austria F8, Vienna Futures Clay Slovakia Tomas Catar 4-6, 6-4, 7-6
Loss 2-2 Jul 1999 Slovenia F2, Portoro? Futures Clay Italy Uros Vico 4-6, 2-6
Win 3-2 Aug 1999 Slovenia F3, Maribor Futures Clay Austria Oliver Marach 6-4, 6-3
Loss 3-3 Aug 1999 Belgium F1, Jupille-sur-Meuse Futures Clay Belgium Olivier Rochus 6-7, 2-6
Win 4-3 Oct 1999 Germany F12, Offenbach Futures Hard Finland Tommi Lenho 7-6, 6-0
Win 5-3 Feb 2000 Croatia F1, Zagreb Futures Hard United States Alex Witt 6-4, 6-3
Loss 5-4 Apr 2000 Germany F1, Berlin Futures Hard Germany Daniel Elsner 2-6, 5-7
Win 6-4 Oct 2000 France F23, La Roche Sur Yon Futures Hard Belgium Arnaud Fontaine 6-4, 6-2
Win 7-4 Dec 2000 Prague, Czech Republic Challenger Hard Switzerland Ivo Heuberger 6-7(7-9), 7-5, 6-3
Loss 7-5 Feb 2001 Hamburg, Germany Challenger Carpet France Michael Llodra 4-6, 3-6
Win 8-5 May 2001 Rocky Mount, United States Challenger Clay Paraguay Ramon Delgado 7-6(7-0), 7-5
Win 9-5 Aug 2001 Linz, Austria Challenger Clay Austria Markus Hipfl 1-6, 6-1, 6-2
Loss 9-6 Mar 2004 Wrexham, United Kingdom Challenger Hard Netherlands Dennis Van Scheppingen 4-6, 1-6
Win 10-6 Oct 2005 Czech Republic F5, Opava Futures Hard Romania Victor Crivoi 6-3, 6-3
Win 11-6 Apr 2006 Cardiff, United Kingdom Challenger Hard Italy Uros Vico 7-6(7-5), 1-6, 6-3
Win 12-6 Jan 2007 Austria F1, Bergheim Futures Carpet Netherlands Antal Van Der Duim 6-3, 6-3
Loss 12-7 Feb 2007 Croatia F2, Zagreb Futures Hard Croatia Vjekoslav Skenderovic 6-7(2-7), 6-7(0-7)
Loss 12-8 Jun 2007 Busan, South Korea Challenger Hard Chinese Taipei Jimmy Wang 3-6, 2-6

Doubles: 11 (5-6)

Legend (doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (4-4)
ITF World Tennis Tour (1-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (3-1)
Clay (2-4)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-1)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 1998 Slovenia F4, Portoro? Futures Clay Czech Republic Jan Hernych Czech Republic Petr Kovacka
Czech Republic Leos Friedl
3-6, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Aug 1999 Slovenia F3, Maribor Futures Clay Czech Republic Pavel Riha Slovenia Marko Dolecek
Slovenia Borut Martincevic
5-7, 6-7
Loss 0-3 Aug 2004 Trani, Italy Challenger Clay Czech Republic Martin ?t?pánek Italy Massimo Bertolini
Spain Álex López Morón
6-2, 4-6, 3-6
Win 1-3 Sep 2004 Aschaffenburg, Germany Challenger Clay Czech Republic Ota Fukarek Hungary Kornel Bardoczky
Hungary Gergely Kisgyorgy
3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Loss 1-4 Feb 2005 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro Challenger Carpet Czech Republic Lukas Dlouhy Russia Igor Kunitsyn
Ukraine Orest Tereshchuk
walkover
Loss 1-5 Mar 2005 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Challenger Hard Czech Republic Lukas Dlouhy Slovakia Michal Mertinak
Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky
7-6(10-8), 2-6, 2-6
Loss 1-6 Mar 2005 Saint Brieuc, France Challenger Clay Slovakia Michal Mertinak Romania Victor Ionita
Romania Gabriel Moraru
1-6, 4-6
Win 2-6 Aug 2005 Vigo, Spain Challenger Clay Germany Lars Uebel Spain Guillem Burniol
Spain José Antonio Sánchez de Luna
6-4, 6-3
Win 3-6 Feb 2007 Wroclaw, Poland Challenger Hard Czech Republic Lukas Rosol Slovakia Michal Mertinak
Switzerland Jean-Claude Scherrer
7-5, 7-6(7-4)
Win 4-6 Feb 2007 Croatia F2, Zagreb Futures Hard Czech Republic Jaroslav Pospisil Croatia Nikola Mektic
Croatia Vedran Siljegovic
6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Win 5-6 Apr 2007 Cardiff, United Kingdom Challenger Hard Czech Republic Pavel Snobel South Africa Wesley Moodie
Australia Paul Baccanello
walkover

Performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.

Singles

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 1R 1R 2R Q1 A A A 0 / 3 1-3 25%
French Open A Q1 1R A 1R A Q1 A Q1 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Wimbledon A 1R 4R A 1R A A A Q2 0 / 3 3-3 50%
US Open Q1 1R 1R 1R Q3 Q1 Q3 Q2 A 0 / 3 0-3 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-2 3-4 0-2 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 11 4-11 27%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A Q1 A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Miami Open A Q1 2R 1R A A A A A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Hamburg Masters A A A A Q1 A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Cincinnati Masters A A A Q1 A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Stuttgart A Q1 Not Held 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 2 1-2 33%

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