Jiri Vesely
Jiri Vesely
Jiri Vesely
Jiri Vesely
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    • Began playing tennis against the wall at age 4 after watching his father play.
    • Speaks Czech, English and German.
    • Wife, Denisa; daughter, Sofie; son, Patrik; father, Jiri; mother, Irena; sisters, Aneta and Natalie.
    • Moved to Germany at age 2 and spent 10 years in Wolfsburg and Gottingen, where his father worked as a tennis coach.Attended German school until 6th grade, when he returned to Czech Republic.
    • Idols growing up were Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych.
    • Favourite shot is serve and favourite surfaces are hard and clay.
    • Named 2013 ATP Newcomer of the Year.
    • Fan of Slavia Prague football team.

    (UPDATED 21 AUGUST2023)

    • Achieved career-high No. 35 in 2015 after breaking into Top 100 at age 19 in 2013 and ending that season as youngest player in Top 100.
    • Won ATP Tour titles at 2015 Auckland as Q and 2020 Pune, saving 2 MPs vs. Ivashka and 4 MPs vs. Berankis en route to Pune title.
    • Defeated World No. 1 Djokovic at 2016 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo and 2022 Dubai, joining Safin as only players to defeat Djokovic multiple times with no losses.
    • Advanced to Wimbledon 4R in 2016 and 2018, losing 5-setter to his idol and countryman Berdych in 2016.
    • Became World No. 1 junior on 3 January 2011 and spent remainder of season atop rankings after sweeping Australian Open titles in boys’ singles and boys’ doubles w/Horansky.
    • Was sidelined for 8 months after 2022 US Open until coming back in April 2023 at Ostrava Challenger (QF). Suffered left hamstring injury in April 2022 (Marrakech) and in July 2022 (Newport). Played until US Open before stopping rest of the season.


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