Michel Kratochvil
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Michel Kratochvil
Michel Frank Kratochvil
Country (sports)  Switzerland
ResidenceOstermundigen, Switzerland
Born (1979-04-07) 7 April 1979 (age 43)
Bern, Switzerland
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1997
Retired2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$1,159,379
Singles
Career record73-98
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 35 (8 July 2002)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (2001)
French Open3R (2000)
Wimbledon4R (2002)
US Open1R (2000, 2001, 2002)
Doubles
Career record7-18
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 269 (16 September 2002)

Michel Frank Kratochvil (born 7 April 1979) is a former tennis player from Switzerland.[1] He was a member of the Swiss Davis Cup Team between 2000-2004 with a singles record 3-9, winning the decider in the first round of the 2003 World Group against Martin Verkerk of Netherlands 1-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-1.[2] He played doubles alongside Roger Federer in the 2002 Gstaad Open who was the defending champion but lost in the first round this time. He also defeated reigning champion Andre Agassi in the first round 2002 Indian Wells Masters.[3]

Singles finals

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-1)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0-1)
Challengers (5-2)
Futures (0-3)

ATP Tour (0-2)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 2001 Shanghai, China ATP 250 Hard Germany Rainer Schüttler 6-3, 6-4
Loss 0-2 Oct 2001 Japan Open, Japan ATP 500 Hard Australia Lleyton Hewitt 6-4, 6-2

Challenger and Futures (5-5)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 1998 Austria F7, Vienna Futures Clay Austria Thomas Schiessling 6-3, 6-4
Loss 0-2 Jan 1999 India F3, Bombay Futures Hard Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan 7-6, 6-2
Loss 0-3 Apr 1999 Italy F4, Frascati Futures Clay Romania Ionut Moldovan 6-2, 6-1
Win 1-3 Aug 1999 Vienna, Austria Challenger Clay Argentina Marcelo Charpentier 3-6, 7-6, 6-2
Win 2-3 Aug 1999 Sylt, Germany Challenger Clay Spain Emilio Benfele Álvarez 6-1, 6-1
Win 3-3 Aug 1999 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger Clay Bulgaria Orlin Stanoytchev 6-0, 6-1
Loss 3-4 Sep 2000 Houston, US Challenger Hard United States James Blake 7-6, 6-7, 6-3
Win 4-4 Nov 2000 Osaka, Japan Challenger Hard South Korea Hyung-Taik Lee 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
Win 5-4 Nov 2000 Brest, France Challenger Hard (i) Sweden Johan Settergren 3-6, 6-4, 7-6
Loss 5-5 Sep 2003 Istanbul, Turkey Challenger Hard Sweden Robin Söderling 7-6, 6-2

Doubles finals

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (0-4)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 1996 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger Clay Switzerland George Bastl Germany Patrick Baur
Germany Jens Knippschild
6-1, 6-1
Loss 0-2 Aug 1999 Vienna, Austria Challenger Clay Czech Republic Petr Kralert Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Thomas Strengberger
6-3, 6-2
Loss 0-3 Nov 2004 Réunion Challenger Hard Czech Republic Ji?í Van?k Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
w/o
Loss 0-4 Aug 2007 Segovia, Spain Challenger Hard Luxembourg Gilles Müller India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7-6(10-8), 6-3

Grand Slam 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.
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 SR W-L
Australian Open A 3R A 2R A A A A 0 / 2 3-2
French Open 3R 1R 2R 1R A A A Q1 0 / 4 3-4
Wimbledon A 1R 4R 1R A A A Q1 0 / 3 3-3
US Open 1R 1R 1R A A A A Q1 0 / 3 0-3

References

  1. ^ "Michel Kratochvil - ATP Tour overview". ATP Tour.
  2. ^ "Davis Cup - Players". www.daviscup.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Agassi crashes out of Indian Wells". The Irish Times. Retrieved .

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