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Michal Merti?ák
Michal Mertinak RG13 (9385077095).jpg
Country (sports) Slovakia
ResidenceBratislava, Slovakia
Born (1979-10-11) 11 October 1979 (age 43)
Pova?ská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1999
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$1,511,590
Singles
Career record10-16
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 129 (11 July 2005)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2007)
French OpenQ2 (2007)
Wimbledon1R (2003)
US OpenQ3 (2003)
Doubles
Career record208-172
Career titles13
Highest rankingNo. 12 (8 February 2010)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012)
French Open3R (2006, 2008, 2010)
WimbledonQF (2005)
US Open3R (2008, 2012)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian Open1R (2010)
French OpenQF (2011)
Wimbledon2R (2009)
US Open1R (2009, 2010)
Team competitions
Davis CupF (2005)
Last updated on: 4 February 2022.

Michal Merti?ák (born 11 October 1979) is a retired professional tennis player from Slovakia. He turned professional in 1999, and has won six doubles titles in his career on the ATP Tour. He reached his career high doubles ranking of World No. 12 in February 2010. He played in the 2005 Davis Cup for Slovakia, who finished runner-up to Croatia. Merti?ák played two ties in the final, including losing the deciding fifth rubber to Mario An?i?.

From 2009 until 2010 his doubles partner was Czech Franti?ek ?ermák. He has won five tournaments with him in the 2009 season. Now he partners up with André Sá.

Performance timelines

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 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 SR W-L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 Q1 Q1 Q3 Q1 0 / 0 0-0  - 
French Open A Q1 Q1 Q1 Q2 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Wimbledon 1R Q3 Q2 Q1 Q1 A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
US Open Q2 A Q3 A Q2 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-loss 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 1 0-1 0%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Miami A A A Q2 A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 0 0-0  - 

Doubles

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W-L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 8 5-8 38%
French Open A 3R 2R 3R 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 9 9-9 50%
Wimbledon QF 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R A 1R 2R A 0 / 8 7-8 47%
US Open 2R 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R A 3R 1R A 0 / 8 7-8 47%
Win-loss 4-2 4-4 3-4 4-4 4-4 3-4 1-2 3-4 2-4 0-1 0 / 33 28-33 46%
Year-end Championships
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify SF Did Not Qualify 0 / 1 2-2 50%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 1R QF QF A A A 0 / 3 4-3 57%
Miami Open A 1R A A QF 2R 2R A A A 0 / 4 4-4 50%
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A A 1R 1R A A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Madrid Open A A A A QF 2R 2R A A A 0 / 3 3-3 50%
Rome A A A A A 2R 2R A A A 0 / 2 2-2 50%
Canadian Open A A A A A SF A A A A 0 / 1 3-1 75%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 1R QF A A A A 0 / 2 2-2  - 
Shanghai Masters Not Held QF QF A A A A 0 / 2 3-2 60%
Paris Masters A A A A SF SF A A A A 0 / 2 4-2 67%
Win-loss 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 8-6 12-9 5-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 21 25-21 54%

Mixed doubles

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W-L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
French Open A A A A 2R QF A A 0 / 2 3-2 60%
Wimbledon 1R A A 2R 1R A A 1R 0 / 4 1-4 20%
US Open A A A 1R 1R A A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Win-loss 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-4 2-1 0-0 0-1 0 / 9 4-9 31%

ATP career finals

Doubles: 23 (13 titles, 10 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (3-0)
ATP International Series (10-10)
Finals by surface
Hard (4-4)
Clay (8-6)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (9-6)
Indoors (4-4)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jan 2006 Chennai, India International Series Hard Czech Republic Petr Pála India Prakash Amritraj
India Rohan Bopanna
6-2, 7-5
Win 2-0 Jan 2006 Zagreb, Croatia International Series Carpet Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský Italy Davide Sanguinetti
Italy Andreas Seppi
7-6(9-7), 6-1
Win 3-0 Jul 2007 Umag, Croatia International Series Clay Czech Republic Luká? Dlouhý Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Czech Republic David ?koch
6-1, 6-1
Win 4-0 Sep 2007 Bucharest, Romania International Series Clay Austria Oliver Marach Argentina Martín García
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
7-6(7-2), 7-6(10-8)
Win 5-0 Mar 2008 Acapulco, Mexico Championship Series Clay Austria Oliver Marach Argentina Agustín Calleri
Peru Luis Horna
6-2, 6-7(3-7), [10-7]
Win 6-0 Jul 2008 Umag, Croatia International Series Clay Czech Republic Petr Pála Italy Fabio Fognini
Argentina Carlos Berlocq
2-6, 6-3, [10-5]
Win 7-0 Feb 2009 Acapulco, Mexico 500 Series Clay Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák Poland ?ukasz Kubot
Austria Oliver Marach
4-6, 6-4, [10-7]
Win 8-0 Jul 2009 Stuttgart, Germany 250 Series Clay Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák Romania Victor H?nescu
Romania Horia Tec?u
7-5, 6-4
Win 9-0 Aug 2009 Umag, Croatia 250 Series Clay Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák Sweden Johan Brunström
Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
6-4, 6-4
Win 10-0 Sep 2009 Bucharest, Romania 250 Series Clay Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák Sweden Johan Brunström
Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
6-2, 6-4
Loss 10-1 Oct 2009 Moscow, Russia 250 Series Hard Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Spain Marcel Granollers
4-6, 7-5, [10-8]
Win 11-1 Nov 2009 Valencia, Spain 500 Series Hard Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Tommy Robredo
6-4, 6-3
Loss 11-2 Jan 2010 Doha, Qatar 250 Series Hard Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák Spain Guillermo García López
Spain Albert Montañés
6-4, 7-5
Loss 11-3 Aug 2010 Umag, Croatia 250 Series Clay Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák Czech Republic Leo? Friedl
Slovakia Filip Polá?ek
6-3, 7-6(9-7)
Win 12-3 Oct 2010 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 250 Series Hard Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
7-6(7-3), 7-6(7-5)
Loss 12-4 Feb 2012 São Paulo, Brazil 250 Series Clay Brazil André Sá United States Eric Butorac
Brazil Bruno Soares
6-3, 4-6, [8-10]
Loss 12-5 Feb 2012 Buenos Aires, Argentina 250 Series Clay Brazil André Sá Spain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
4-6, 4-6
Loss 12-6 Mar 2012 Delray Beach, United States 250 Series Hard Brazil André Sá United Kingdom Colin Fleming
United Kingdom Ross Hutchins
6-2, 6-7(5-7), [13-15]
Loss 12-7 Jul 2012 Stuttgart, Germany 250 Series Clay Brazil André Sá France Jérémy Chardy
Poland ?ukasz Kubot
1-6, 3-6
Win 13-7 Oct 2012 Moscow, Russia 250 Series Hard Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Daniele Bracciali
7-5, 6-3
Loss 13-8 Feb 2013 São Paulo, Brazil 250 Series Clay Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
7-6(7-5), 2-6, [7-10]
Loss 13-9 Feb 2014 Zagreb, Croatia 250 Series Hard Germany Philipp Marx Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tec?u
6-3, 4-6, [2-10]
Loss 13-10 Jul 2014 Gstaad, Switzerland 250 Series Clay Australia Rameez Junaid Germany Andre Begemann
Netherlands Robin Haase
3-6, 4-6

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 14 (6-8)

Legend
ATP Challenger (2-4)
ITF Futures (4-4)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-2)
Clay (4-5)
Grass (0-1)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2000 Egypt F1, Cairo Futures Clay Egypt Amr Ghoneim 5-7, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Aug 2000 Egypt F2, Cairo Futures Clay Egypt Hisham Hemeda 6-7(4-7), 6-3, 3-6
Loss 0-3 Oct 2000 Uzbekistan F3, Guliston Futures Hard Belarus Alexander Shvets 7-6(12-10), 1-6, 4-6
Win 1-3 Jun 2001 Hungary F1, Sopron Futures Clay Austria Andreas Fasching 6-3, 6-2
Win 2-3 Jun 2002 Czech Repiblic F3, Karlovy Vary Futures Clay Czech Republic Radim Zitko walkover
Win 3-3 Feb 2003 Portugal F3, Espinho Futures Clay Spain Roberto Menendez Ferre 6-1, 6-1
Loss 3-4 Mar 2003 Portugal F6, Carcavelos Futures Clay Spain Nicolás Almagro 1-6, 0-6
Win 4-4 May 2003 Hungary F2, Hódmez?vásárhely Futures Clay Italy Leonardo Azzaro 7-6(8-6), 7-6(7-1)
Loss 4-5 Aug 2003 St. Petersburg, Russia Challenger Clay Germany Florian Mayer 6-4, 6-7(3-7), 1-6
Loss 4-6 Aug 2003 Saransk, Russia Challenger Clay Czech Republic Martin ?t?pánek 1-6, 1-6
Loss 4-7 Jul 2004 Manchester, United Kingdom Challenger Grass United Kingdom Alex Bogdanovic 1-6, 3-6
Win 5-7 Aug 2004 Bukhara, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Russia Teymuraz Gabashvili 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Loss 5-8 Mar 2005 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Challenger Hard Belarus Vladimir Voltchkov 6-7(1-7), 3-6
Win 6-8 Nov 2006 Bratislava, Slovakia Challenger Hard Czech Republic Luká? Dlouhý 7-6(7-4), 6-4

Doubles: 41 (19-22)

Legend
ATP Challenger (12-12)
ITF Futures (7-10)
Finals by surface
Hard (9-9)
Clay (8-13)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (2-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jul 2000 Egypt F1, Cairo Futures Clay Slovakia Tomas Janci Egypt Amr Ghoneim
Egypt Karim Maamoun
6-3, 7-5
Loss 1-1 Aug 2000 Egypt F2, Cairo Futures Clay Slovakia Tomas Janci Egypt Amr Ghoneim
Egypt Karim Maamoun
6-3, 2-6, 3-6
Win 2-1 Nov 2000 India F5, Chandigarh Futures Hard Slovakia Tomas Janci Slovakia Branislav Seká?
Slovakia Viktor Bruthans
6-4, 6-1
Loss 2-2 Feb 2001 Croatia F1, Zagreb Futures Hard Slovakia Tomas Janci Slovenia Andrej Kra?man
Slovenia Borut Urh
6-4, 4-6, 2-6
Loss 2-3 May 2001 Slovakia F1, Levice Futures Clay Slovakia Tomas Janci Czech Republic Petr Dezort
Czech Republic Radomír Va?ek
walkover
Loss 2-4 May 2001 Slovakia F3, Trnava Futures Clay Slovakia Tomas Janci Poland Bartlomiej Dabrowski
Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
4-6, 4-6
Loss 2-5 Jun 2001 Hungary F1, Sopron Futures Clay Slovakia Branislav Seká? Hungary Kornél Bardóczky
Hungary Zoltán Nagy
6-7(3-7), 3-6
Loss 2-6 Apr 2002 Greece F1, Syros Futures Hard Slovakia Karol Beck France Thierry Ascione
France Florent Serra
6-3, 4-6, 2-6
Win 3-6 Apr 2002 Greece F2, Kalamata Futures Hard Slovakia Karol Beck Finland Tapio Nurminen
Slovenia Marko Tkalec
6-1, 6-2
Loss 3-7 May 2002 Poland F1, Wroc?aw Futures Clay Slovakia Tomas Janci Finland Lauri Kiiski
Finland Tero Vilen
0-6, 3-6
Loss 3-8 Jun 2002 Slovakia F1A, Ko?ice Futures Clay Slovakia Frantisek Babej Slovakia Juraj Hasko
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
6-3, 4-6, 3-6
Win 4-8 Aug 2002 Austria F4, Seefeld Futures Clay Slovakia David Sebok Czech Republic Jiri Folber
Czech Republic David Miketa
6-4, 6-3
Loss 4-9 Oct 2002 Jamaica F17, Negril Futures Hard Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Darko Madjarovski France Cedric Kauffmann
United Kingdom Miles Maclagan
3-6, 7-6(7-4), 6-7(2-7)
Win 5-9 Jan 2003 Germany F1C, Munich Futures Carpet Slovakia Igor Zelenay Germany Daniel Elsner
Germany Philipp Petzschner
4-6, 7-6(20-18), 7-6(7-5)
Loss 5-10 Feb 2003 Portugal F1, Espinho Futures Clay Austria Marco Mirnegg Germany Christopher Kas
Luxembourg Mike Scheidweiler
3-6, 2-6
Win 6-10 Feb 2003 Portugal F2, Espinho Futures Clay Austria Marco Mirnegg Hungary Kornél Bardóczky
Hungary Gergely Kisgyörgy
7-5, 4-6, 6-3
Win 7-10 Feb 2003 Portugal F3, Espinho Futures Clay Austria Marco Mirnegg Hungary Kornél Bardóczky
Hungary Gergely Kisgyörgy
6-4, 6-4
Loss 7-11 Oct 2003 Tumkur, India Challenger Hard Slovakia Branislav Seká? India Prakash Amritraj
South Africa Rik de Voest
4-6, 3-6
Win 8-11 Oct 2003 Belgaum, India Challenger Hard Slovakia Branislav Seká? India Mustafa Ghouse
India Vishal Uppal
7-6(7-3), 7-6(7-2)
Win 9-11 Feb 2004 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard Germany Alexander Waske Japan Jun Kato
Spain Emilio Benfele Álvarez
6-4, 7-6(7-1)
Win 10-11 Aug 2004 Bukhara, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Czech Republic Pavel ?nobel Netherlands Paul Logtens
Netherlands Melle van Gemerden
6-4, 6-2
Win 11-11 Jan 2005 Heilbronn, Germany Challenger Carpet France Sébastien de Chaunac Belgium Gilles Elseneer
Luxembourg Gilles Müller
6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 11-12 Feb 2005 Besançon, France Challenger Hard Switzerland Jean-Claude Scherrer United States Jason Marshall
United States Huntley Montgomery
7-6(9-7), 2-6, 3-6
Win 12-12 Mar 2005 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Challenger Hard Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky Czech Republic Luká? Dlouhý
Czech Republic Jan Vacek
6-7(8-10), 6-2, 6-2
Loss 12-13 Mar 2005 Saint-Brieuc, France Challenger Clay Czech Republic Jan Vacek Romania Victor Ioni
Romania Gabriel Moraru
1-6, 4-6
Loss 12-14 Nov 2005 Bratislava, Slovakia Challenger Hard Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý Switzerland Jean-Claude Scherrer
South Africa Chris Haggard
3-6, 6-2, 6-7(4-7)
Win 13-14 May 2006 Dresden, Germany Challenger Clay Switzerland Yves Allegro Germany Christopher Kas
Germany Philipp Petzschner
6-3, 6-0
Win 14-14 May 2006 Zagreb, Croatia Challenger Clay Switzerland Yves Allegro France Julien Jeanpierre
France Nicolas Renavand
6-1, 6-2
Loss 14-15 Feb 2007 Wroc?aw, Poland Challenger Hard Switzerland Jean-Claude Scherrer Czech Republic Luká? Rosol
Czech Republic Jan Vacek
5-7, 6-7(4-7)
Win 15-15 Mar 2007 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard Czech Republic Robin Vik Poland ?ukasz Kubot
Belgium Dick Norman
6-2, 6-4
Loss 15-16 Apr 2007 Casablanca, Morocco Challenger Clay Czech Republic Robin Vik Poland ?ukasz Kubot
Austria Oliver Marach
3-6, 3-6
Loss 15-17 Apr 2007 Marrakech, Morocco Challenger Clay Czech Republic Leo? Friedl Czech Republic Tomá? Cibulec
Australia Jordan Kerr
2-6, 4-6
Loss 15-18 Mar 2008 Barletta, Italy Challenger Clay Austria Oliver Marach Italy Flavio Cipolla
Spain Marcel Granollers
3-6, 6-2, [9-11]
Loss 15-19 Sep 2008 Trnava, Slovakia Challenger Clay Austria Daniel Köllerer Slovakia Igor Zelenay
Czech Republic David ?koch
3-6, 1-6
Win 16-19 Oct 2008 Mons, Belgium Challenger Hard Croatia Lovro Zovko Switzerland Yves Allegro
Romania Horia Tec?u
7-5, 6-3
Loss 16-20 Nov 2011 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard United States James Cerretani Germany Martin Emmrich
Sweden Andreas Siljeström
4-6, 4-6
Loss 16-21 Mar 2012 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Challenger Hard Slovakia Igor Zelenay Germany Dustin Brown
United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
6-7(2-7), 6-2, [9-11]
Win 17-21 Aug 2012 San Marino, San Marino Challenger Clay Czech Republic Luká? Dlouhý Italy Stefano Ianni
Italy Matteo Viola
2-6, 7-6(7-3), [11-9]
Win 18-21 Aug 2012 Cordenons, Italy Challenger Clay Czech Republic Luká? Dlouhý Germany Philipp Marx
Romania Florin Mergea
5-7, 7-5, [10-7]
Win 19-21 Feb 2014 Bergamo, Italy Challenger Hard Slovakia Karol Beck Russia Konstantin Kravchuk
Ukraine Denys Molchanov
4-6, 7-5, [10-6]
Loss 19-22 Jul 2014 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay Australia Rameez Junaid Sweden Andreas Siljeström
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
5-7, 4-6

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