Tomáš Cibulec

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Tomáš Cibulec
Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidenceHavířov, Czech Republic
Born (1978-01-15) 15 January 1978 (age 41)
Havířov, Czechoslovakia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1996
Prize moneyUS$721,654
Career record0–0 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 646 (3 August 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenN/A
French OpenN/A
US OpenN/A
Career record141–182 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 21 (17 March 2003)

Tomáš Cibulec (born 15 January 1978) is a retired professional Czech tennis player who turned professional in 1996. Cibulec reached his highest singles ranking on 3 August 1998, becoming world number 646. His highest doubles ranking is world number 21, which he reached on 17 March 2003. A winner of three ATP doubles titles, Cibulec resides in Havířov, the city of his birth. Jindrich and Anna Cibulec are his parents. Before Cibulec became a professional, he became a tennis player at when he was seven. He liked Stefan Edberg and Czechoslovak Miloslav Mečíř as a child. He likes clay and feels his volley as his strength. [1]

Tennis career[edit]

Cibulec has successfully partnered with compatriots Ota Fukárek, Leoš Friedl, Petr Pála, Pavel Vízner and Croatian Lovro Zovko. He also reached the 2002 French Open doubles semifinals with Leander Paes. However, Cibulec has only won ATP doubles tournaments with Vízner and Friedl. He has reached one final with Futarek, won one out of three finals with Friedl, lost in one final with both Pála, has won two out of five doubles finals with Vízner, and lost in one final with Zovko.

In 2007, Cibulec and Zovko made the final of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, but the pairing lost to at-home Russians Dmitry Tursunov and former singles number one Marat Safin 6–2, 6–4 in the final. En route, however, Cibulec and Zovko defeated 2007 French Open and 2007 U.S. Open finalists Lukáš Dlouhý and Cibulec's former partner Pavel Vízner 6–2, 6–2. At moscow, Dlouhý and Vízner were the second-seeded doubles entrants.

As of 28 October 2007, Cibulec is 60th in doubles rankings.

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. 24 July 2000 San Marino Clay Czech Republic Leoš Friedl Argentina Gastón Etlis
United States Jack Waite
7–6 (1), 7–5
2. 24 February 2003 Copenhagen, Denmark Hard Czech Republic Pavel Vízner Germany Michael Kohlmann
Austria Julian Knowle
7–5, 5–7, 6–2
3. 14 July 2003 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Czech Republic Pavel Vízner Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
3–6, 6–3, 6–4

Doubles finalist (8)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. 31 December 2001 Chennai Hard Czech Republic Ota Fukárek India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
5–7, 6–2, 7–5
2. 6 January 2003 Auckland Hard Czech Republic Leoš Friedl South Africa David Adams
South Africa Robbie Koenig
7–6 (5), 3–6, 6–3
3. 23 January 2003 Milan Carpet Czech Republic Pavel Vízner Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
Czech Republic Petr Luxa
6–4, 7–6 (4)
4. 10 February 2003 Marseille Hard Czech Republic Pavel Vízner France Sébastien Grosjean
France Fabrice Santoro
6–1, 6–4
5. 17 May 2004 Sankt Pölten Clay Czech Republic Leoš Friedl Argentina Mariano Hood
Czech Republic Petr Pála
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
6. 7 June 2004 Halle Grass Czech Republic Petr Pála India Leander Paes
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–2, 7–5
7. 13 June 2005 s'Hertogenbosch Grass Czech Republic Leoš Friedl Czech Republic Cyril Suk
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6–3, 6–4
8. 8 October 2007 Moscow Hard Croatia Lovro Zovko Russia Marat Safin
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
6–4, 6–2


  1. ^ "Player profile". ATP. Retrieved 25 December 2013.

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