Jiří Veselý at the 2013 Wimbledon Qualifying
|Country (sports)||Czech Republic|
|Residence||Březnice, Czech Republic|
|Born||10 July 1993|
Příbram, Czech Republic
|Height||2.00 m (6 ft 6 1⁄2 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US$ 4,038,640|
|Career record||117–132 (47.0% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 35 (27 April 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 65 (16 March 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2018)|
|French Open||3R (2017)|
|Wimbledon||4R (2016, 2018)|
|US Open||3R (2015)|
|Career record||34–48 (41.5% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 94 (8 June 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 584 (16 December 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2016)|
|French Open||3R (2017)|
|US Open||2R (2013, 2014, 2015)|
|Davis Cup||W (2013)|
|Last updated on: 22 March 2020.|
|Representing a mixed-NOCs team|
|Youth Olympic Games|
In 2011, Veselý won the boys' singles title at the Australian Open, defeating Australian Luke Saville in straight sets. He also won the boys' doubles titles at the Australian Open, partnering Filip Horanský of Slovakia; they defeated Ben Wagland and Andrew Whittington of Australia in the final. The same year he reached the finals of the US Open singles and the Wimbledon doubles (as well the final of the US Open doubles in 2010).
Veselý reached the No. 1 junior combined world ranking in January 2011, compiling a singles win/loss record of 125–45.
Veselý qualified into the 2013 French Open for his first appearance into the main draw of a grand slam. Vesely was, at the time, the youngest player in the world's top 100 at 20 years and 3 months old. In 2014, Veselý reached the 3rd round of the BNP Paribas Open where he lost to Andy Murray in three sets.
Veselý won a match at the 2014 French Open, then the following month reached the third round of Wimbledon as a wildcard. He beat Gaël Monfils in five sets in the second round, before being defeated by fellow wildcard Nick Kyrgios in four sets. He also won his first doubles title at ATP World Tour in doubles with countryman František Čermák.
2016: Two ATP top 10 wins
Veselý represented the Czech Republic at the 2016 Hopman Cup alongside Karolína Plíšková. He recorded a singles win over Lleyton Hewitt of Australia, however was defeated by Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine and Jack Sock of the United States.
At the Monte Carlo, he beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in a stunning second-round upset. It was the first time Djokovic had lost at a Masters tournament prior to the final since the 2014 Shanghai Masters, and his earliest exit from any tournament in three years. However, he lost to Gaël Monfils in straights sets in the third round. Veselý made it to the third round of the 2016 Istanbul Open – Singles before losing to Grigor Dimitrov. At the Nice Open, he lost to Leonardo Mayer in the first round. Veselý made it to the second round of the 2016 French Open by beating Rajeev Ram in the first round. He lost to Nicolás Almagro.
Veselý started his grass court season at 2016 Aegon Championships by losing to Kevin Anderson in qualifying, but earned the Lucky Loser spot. He beat Jérémy Chardy in the first round before falling to Milos Raonic in the second round. He next competed at the 2016 Nottingham Open. He beat Horacio Zeballos, but lost to 8th seeded Gilles Müller in the second. At the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, Jiří pushed through 3 consecutive tie-broken sets, besting world No. 8 Dominic Thiem, to move through to the third round. It was his second top 10 win of his career after beating Novak Djokovic earlier in the season. He defeated the 31st seed João Sousa in the third round. Jiří lost to fellow countryman Tomáš Berdych in a hard-fought five set match.
Veselý next competed at the 2016 Davis Cup representing his country. He lost both of his matches to the French.
Jiří was seeded 8th at the 2016 Croatia Open. In the first round, he won in straight sets, but was forced to retire in the second round against Carlos Berlocq due to injury. He next competed at the 2016 Western & Southern Open where he lost in the first round to Marcel Granollers. The 2016 Winston-Salem Open proved dreadful for him as he was forced to retire again during his match in the third round to Andrey Kuznetsov. He was able to Compete at the 2016 US Open. He beat Saketh Myneni in the first round and set up a rematch of Monte Carlo with world number one Novak Djokovic. However, Veselý pulled out before the match was set to begin because of a left arm injury.
His first tournament since the US Open was the 2016 Shenzhen Open, where he was seeded 8th. He won his first two matches in straight sets, but lost to his idol and countryman Tomáš Berdych in three sets. He finished his season by competing at the 2016 Japan Open. Jiří won his first round match against Kevin Anderson in three sets before losing to David Goffin in the second round.
2020: First singles title since 2015
Veselý started off his year by playing challenger tours, advancing to the quarterfinals in 2020 Bangkok Challenger II, before losing to eventual champion Federico Gaio in straight sets. He then entered the main draw in 2020 Maharashtra Open. He opened his campaign by defeating wildcard Arjun Kadhe, then beat 7th seed Salvatore Caruso in straight sets, before saving a match point in the final tiebreak to defeat Ilya Ivashka in 3 tight sets. In the semifinals, he once again required 3 sets, saving 4 match points to defeat Ričardas Berankis, to advance to his first tour-level final since April 2015. He defeated Egor Gerasimov in 3 sets to win the title.
ATP career finals
Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)
|Win||1–0||Jan 2015||Auckland Open, New Zealand||250 Series||Hard||Adrian Mannarino||6–3, 6–2|
|Loss||1–1||Apr 2015||Romanian Open, Romania||250 Series||Clay||Guillermo García López||6–7(5–7), 6–7(11–13)|
|Win||2–1||Feb 2020||Maharashtra Open, India||250 Series||Hard||Egor Gerasimov||7–6(7–2), 5–7, 6–3|
Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)
|Win||1–0||Oct 2014||Kremlin Cup, Russia||250 Series||Hard (i)||František Čermák|| Sam Groth
|Win||2–0||May 2017||Istanbul Open, Turkey||250 Series||Clay||Roman Jebavý|| Tuna Altuna
|Loss||2–1||Jul 2018||Croatia Open Umag, Croatia||250 Series||Clay||Roman Jebavý|| Robin Haase
Challenger and Futures finals
Singles: 21 (16–5)
|Win||1–0||May 2011||Czech Republic F1, Teplice||Futures||Clay||Norbert Gombos||3–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–1|
|Win||2–0||Jan 2012||China F1, Shenzhen||Futures||Hard||Austin Krajicek||6–4, 7–5|
|Win||3–0||Jul 2012||Czech Republic F4, Prostějov||Futures||Clay||Dominic Thiem||6–4, 6–4|
|Win||4–0||Jul 2012||Czech Republic F5, Prague||Futures||Clay||Norbert Gombos||6–4, 6–0|
|Loss||4–1||Jul 2012||Czech Republic F6, Liberec||Futures||Clay||Adam Pavlásek||6–3, 6–7(3–7), 0–6|
|Win||5–1||Aug 2012||Austria F5, Wels||Futures||Clay||Marc Rath||6–2, 6–2|
|Win||6–1||Sep 2012||Portugal F4, Espinho||Futures||Clay||Henri Laaksonen||6–2, 6–4|
|Win||7–1||Jan 2013||Israel F1, Eilat||Futures||Hard||Guillermo Olaso||6–1, 6–2|
|Win||8–1||Jan 2013||Israel F2, Eilat||Futures||Hard||James McGee||6–2, 6–4|
|Win||9–1||Mar 2013||USA F6, Harlingen||Futures||Hard||Bjorn Fratangelo||5–7, 7–6(7–4), 6–3|
|Win||10–1||Apr 2013||Mersin, Turkey||Challenger||Clay||Simon Greul||6–1, 6–1|
|Win||11–1||May 2013||Ostrava, Czech Republic||Challenger||Clay||Steve Darcis||6–4, 6–4|
|Loss||11–2||May 2013||Prostějov, Czech Republic||Challenger||Clay||Radek Štěpánek||4–6, 2–6|
|Loss||11–3||Jul 2013||Braunschweig, Germany||Challenger||Clay||Florian Mayer||6–4, 2–6, 1–6|
|Win||12–3||Aug 2013||Liberec, Czech Republic||Challenger||Clay||Federico Delbonis||6–7(2–7), 7–6(9–7), 6–4|
|Win||13–3||Jun 2014||Prostějov, Czech Republic||Challenger||Clay||Norbert Gombos||6–2, 6–2|
|Loss||13–4||Jun 2014||Prague, Czech Republic||Challenger||Clay||Lukáš Rosol||6–3, 4–6, 4–6|
|Win||14–4||Jun 2015||Prostějov, Czech Republic||Challenger||Clay||Laslo Đere||6–4, 6–2|
|Win||15–4||Jun 2017||Prostějov, Czech Republic||Challenger||Clay||Federico Delbonis||5–7, 6–1, 7–5|
|Loss||15–5||May 2018||Heilbronn, Germany||Challenger||Clay||Rudolf Molleker||6–4, 4–6, 5–7|
|Win||16–5||Nov 2019||Eckental, Germany||Challenger||Carpet (i)||Steve Darcis||6–4, 4–6, 6–3|
Doubles: 10 (6–4)
|Loss||0–1||Nov 2010||Czech Republic F5, Opava||Futures||Carpet (i)||Radim Urbanek|| Michal Konečný
|Loss||0–2||May 2012||Ostrava, Czech Republic||Challenger||Clay||Adam Pavlásek|| Radu Albot
|5–7, 7–5, [8–10]|
|Win||1–2||May 2012||Czech Republic F2, Most||Futures||Clay||Jaroslav Pospíšil|| Érik Chvojka
|Win||2–2||May 2012||Czech Republic F3, Jablonec nad Nisou||Futures||Clay||Jaroslav Pospíšil|| Peter Luczak
|Win||3–2||Jul 2012||Czech Republic F4, Prostějov||Futures||Clay||Adam Pavlásek|| Riccardo Bellotti
|Win||4–2||Jan 2013||Israel F1, Eilat||Futures||Hard||Roman Jebavý|| Jaime Pulgar-García
|Win||5–2||Jan 2013||Israel F2, Eilat||Futures||Hard||Roman Jebavý|| Matteo Fago
|Win||6–2||Jun 2014||Prague, Czech Republic||Challenger||Clay||Roman Jebavý|| Lee Hsin-han
|Loss||6–3||Jun 2018||Caltanissetta, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Blaž Rola|| Federico Gaio
|Loss||6–4||Jun 2019||Prostějov, Czech Republic||Challenger||Clay||Jiří Lehečka|| Filip Polášek
Current through the 2020 Maharashtra Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||3R||1R||1R||2R||1R||A||3–5|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||A||A||1R||3R||2R||A||A||3–3|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 2||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 0||2 / 3|
- Veselý's 2016 US Open withdrawal does not count in his performance record.
Doubles performance timeline
|Grand Slam tournaments|
Wins over top 10 players
|1.||Novak Djokovic||No. 1||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||2R||6–4, 2–6, 6–4||No. 55|
|2.||Dominic Thiem||No. 8||Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom||Grass||2R||7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3)||No. 64|
|3.||Alexander Zverev||No. 5||Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom||Grass||1R||4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–5||No. 124|
- "ITFTennis.com Jiri Vesely Pro Circuit Player Profile".
- ATP Rankings
- ITF Junior Profile
- Harvey, Luke (6 March 2013). "Vesely's rise continues". ITF Pro Circuit. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
- Tandon, Kamakashi (10 December 2015). "Coaching changes: Coric hires Maclagan; Vesely hires Krupa". tennis.com. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
- Jiří Veselý at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Jiří Veselý at the International Tennis Federation
Juan Sebastián Gómez
| ITF Junior World Champion
(Newcomer of the Year)
| ATP Star of Tomorrow