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Jozef Kovalik

Jozef Kovalík
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Country (sports) Slovakia
ResidenceBratislava, Slovakia
Born (1992-11-04) 4 November 1992 (age 29)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Turned pro2010
PlaysRight-handed (Double Handed Backhand)
Prize money$ $1,393,910
Singles
Career record22-44 (33.3%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 80 (22 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 148 (22 November 2021)[1]
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (2016, 2020)
French Open1R (2017, 2018, 2019)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US Open1R (2016, 2019, 2020)
Doubles
Career record1-3
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 245 (02 April 2018)
Current rankingNo. 1009 (22 November 2021)
Grand Slam doubles results
US Open2R (2019)
Last updated on: 22 November 2021.

Jozef Kovalík (Slovak pronunciation: ['j?zef 'kali:k]; born 4 November 1992) is a Slovak tennis player playing mostly on the ATP Challenger Tour.

Career

Kovalík together with Filip Horanský won bronze medal in doubles at 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.

He won his first title on August 17, 2014, after beating second seed Andrey Kuznetsov.[2] He became the fourth player to win an ATP Challenger title while ranked outside the top 300.[3]

He played his first match at ATP level on January 5, 2016 in Chennai, where he lost in the first round.[4]

He played his first match at Grandslam on January 18, 2016 in Australian Open, where he lost to fellow qualifier Marco Trungelliti in the first round.[5]

At 2016 BNP Paribas Open Kovalík won his first match at ATP level, defeating another qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the first round.[6] He lost in two tight tie-breaks in the subsequent round, to fellow up-and-coming talent Dominic Thiem. Despite the loss his tennis was of an extremely high quality. Kovalík was able to win cheap points off his first serve, utilised an effective/kicking second serve, and consistently hit his groundstrokes with great accuracy, power and depth. In addition he remained mentally composed on key points and played intelligent tennis throughout. During the match he was watched by fellow Slovak and coach of Novak Djokovic Marian Vajda. In 2016 Kovalík won Capri Watch Cup. His second title on the ATP Challenger Tour.

At the 2018 Sofia Open he had his best ATP tournament yet, reaching semifinals and losing to Marius Copil in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2.[7] Kovalík reached another ATP level semifinal at 2018 German Open in Hamburg, where he lost to the defending champion Leonardo Mayer.[8] After this tournament Kovalík moved into Top 100 for the first time.[9][10]

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles

Current through the 2022 Qatar ExxonMobil Open.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q2 1R Q1 Q2 A 1R Q1 Q1 0 / 2 0-2
French Open Q2 A A Q1 1R 1R 1R Q1 Q3 Q1 0 / 3 0-3
Wimbledon Q1 A Q1 Q3 Q2 Q1 1R NH Q1 Q1 0 / 1 0-1
US Open A A Q1 1R Q1 Q1 1R 1R A 0 / 3 0-3
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-1 0-1 0-3 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 / 9 0-9
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A 2R Q1 A Q1 NH A 0 / 1 1-1
Miami Open A A A Q1 Q1 A A NH A 0 / 0 0-0
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A Q1 A A NH A 0 / 0 0-0
Madrid Open A A A A A A A NH A 0 / 0 0-0
Italian Open A A A A A A A Q3 Q1 0 / 0 0-0
Canadian Open A A A A A A A NH A 0 / 0 0-0
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A Q1 A A A 0 / 0 0-0
Shanghai Masters A A A A A A A NH 0 / 0 0-0
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 1 1-1
National representation
Davis Cup A A A PO Z1 Z1 A PO 0 / 0 2-4
Career statistics
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Career
Tournaments 0 0 0 9 6 6 9 6 6 2 44
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0
Overall win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-9 3-6 7-6 1-9 1-6 6-6 0-2 22-44
Year-end ranking 339 202 259 117 165 85 139 131 148 33%

Doubles

Current through the 2022 Melbourne Summer Set 1.

Tournament 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
French Open A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
Wimbledon A A NH A 0 / 0 0-0
US Open A 2R A A 0 / 1 1-1
Win-loss 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 1 1-1
Career statistics
2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Career
Tournaments 1 2 0 0 1 4
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0
Overall win-loss 0-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-4
Year-end ranking 332 392 439 1009 20%

Challenger and Futures finals

Singles 23 (13-10)

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (4-6)
ITF Futures Tour (9-4)
Titles by surface
Hard (1-3)
Clay (12-7)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 2011 Turkey F14, Antalya Futures Hard Spain Arnau Brugués Davi 5-7, 2-6
Win 1-1 Jun 2011 Bosnia and Herzegovina F5, Kiseljak Futures Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Aldin Setkic 6-3, 6-4
Loss 1-2 Jul 2011 Estonia F2, Kuressaare Futures Clay Chile Hans Podlipnik Castillo 6-1, 2-6, 0-6
Win 2-2 Aug 2011 Slovakia F2, Tatranska Lomnica Futures Clay Czech Republic Daniel Lustig 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Loss 2-3 Jan 2012 Israel F2, Eilat Futures Hard United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst 4-6, 2-6
Win 3-3 Jul 2012 Italy F15, Viterbo Futures Clay Italy Riccardo Bellotti 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Win 4-3 Sep 2012 Italy F25, Trieste Futures Clay Switzerland Sandro Ehrat 7-6(7-2), 6-4
Win 5-3 Sep 2012 Serbia F12, Subotica Futures Clay Serbia Laslo Djere 3-6, 6-0, 6-3
Win 6-3 Sep 2012 Serbia F14, Sokobanja Futures Clay France Lucas Pouille 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Loss 6-4 Apr 2013 Itajaí, Brasil Challenger Clay Brazil Rogério Dutra da Silva 6-4, 3-6, 1-6
Loss 6-5 Feb 2014 Turkey F3, Antalya Futures Hard Ukraine Artem Smirnov 6-7(4-7), 6-1, 4-6
Win 7-5 Mar 2014 Greece F1, Heraklion Futures Hard Czech Republic Jan Hernych 6-3, 7-6(8-6)
Win 8-5 Apr 2014 Greece F4, Heraklion Futures Hard Serbia Dejan Katic 6-0, 6-2
Win 9-5 Jun 2014 Slovenia F2, Maribor Futures Clay Belgium Julien Cagnina 7-6(7-2), 6-1
Win 10-5 Aug 2014 Meerbusch, Germany Challenger Clay Russia Andrey Kuznetsov 6-1, 6-4
Loss 10-6 Jun 2015 Mestre, Italy Challenger Clay Argentina Máximo González 1-6, 3-6
Win 11-6 Apr 2016 Napoli, Italy Challenger Clay Belgium Arthur De Greef 6-3, 6-2
Loss 11-7 May 2017 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay Italy Marco Cecchinato 4-6, 4-6
Loss 11-8 Oct 2017 Lima, Perù Challenger Clay Austria Gerald Melzer 5-7, 6-7(4-7)
Win 12-8 Jun 2018 Poprad, Slovakia Challenger Clay Belgium Arthur De Greef 6-4, 6-0
Loss 12-9 Oct 2018 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Yannick Hanfmann 2-6, 6-3, 3-6
Win 13-9 Aug 2019 Szczecin, Poland Challenger Clay Argentina Guido Andreozzi 6-7(5-7), 6-2, 6-4
Loss 13-10 Oct 2019 Barcelona, Spain Challenger Clay Italy Salvatore Caruso 4-6, 2-6

Doubles

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 8 January 2012 São Paulo Hard Brazil José Pereira Brazil Fernando Romboli
Brazil Júlio Silva
7-5, 6-2
Loss 2. 9 April 2017 Sophia Antipolis Clay Belarus Uladzimir Ignatik France Tristan Lamasine
Croatia Franko ?kugor
2-6, 2-6
Loss 3. 23 June 2017 Scheveningen Clay Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas Belgium Sander Gillé
Belgium Joran Vliegen
2-6, 6-4, [10-12]
Win 4. 30 September 2017 Rome Clay Slovakia Martin Kli?an Belgium Sander Gillé
Belgium Joran Vliegen
6-3, 7-6(7-5)
Loss 5. 31 March 2018 Marbella Clay Slovakia Martin Kli?an Argentina Guido Andreozzi
Uruguay Ariel Behar
3-6, 4-6

Wins over top 10 players

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2017
1. Croatia Marin ?ili? 6 Chennai, India Hard 2R 7-6(7-5), 5-7, 7-5

References

  1. ^ ATP Profile
  2. ^ Josh Meiseles (17 August 2014). "Challenger Spotlight: Albert Montanes Celebrates Eighth Title". Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "21-year-old Jozef Kovalik wins first ATP Challenger title". Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Nevyu?il vedenie 6:1 a 3:1. Kovalíkovi nevy?iel debut v hlavnej sú?a?i" (in Slovak). 5 January 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Kovalík v grandslamovej premiére neuspel s Trungellitim". SME (in Slovak). Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Slovenský tenista vyhral prvý zápas na turnaji ATP". SME (in Slovak). Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Basic Stuns Wawrinka To Reach Maiden ATP World Tour Final". 10 February 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Mayer Saves MP, Returns To Hamburg Final". 28 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Basilashvili Makes Top 40 Debut, Mover Of The Week". 30 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Kovalík debutuje v najlep?ej stovke, Horanský si vylep?il kariérne maximum". SME (in Slovak). 30 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.

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