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A player without any change of image throughout career, he looked relatively old in his early 20s and actually has the same face in the early 30s Likes fishing and computer games. It's a bit shocking to see someone of this kind with holes in the back of his T-shirt Very solid baseliner but at the beginning of career, he showed potential to be a much harder server... Definitely he was a hard worker, laboriously and consequently building his position in the tennis world: the first two years only Satellites, the third season (1996) only Challengers, then a sensational 4th round at the Australian Open '97, and he became a regular ATP player without a need to qualify for the main tournaments! Great Davis Cup player whom career paradoxically collapsed after arguably the biggest success of career - final in Paris 2006. He was 29 then but I guess already exhausted - he had been playing a lot everywhere with big intensity...

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Win/loss:
Career Singles (Tour Level Only): 368 - 323 (.532)
Career Doubles (Tour Level Only): 156 - 214 (.421)

Career Singles (incl. ITF Challengers and ITF Pro Circuits): 577 - 447 (.563)
Career Doubles (incl. ITF Challengers and ITF Pro Circuits): 253 - 293 (.463)

Number of tournaments played in singles:
- Main Tour (Grand Slams and ATP Tour): 304
- Challengers: 93
- Satellites: 11

CAREER TITLES in singles: (6 ATP + 6 Challengers]
96 - Pilzen, Mallorca
97 - Kosice
98 - San Marino (43), Kosice
99 - Prague (61)
01 - Auckland (108)
02 - Biella
04 - Adelaide (192), Auckland (193), Marseille (196)
05 - Bratislava

Finalist: (7 ATP + 7 Challengers)

Best results in Grand Slam:
Australian Open (quarter-finalist 2001, 05)
Roland Garros (semifinalist 1999)
US Open (quarter-finalist 2004)
Best results in Masters Series:
Key Biscayne (quarter-finalist 1999, 05)
Monte Carlo (finalist 2000)
Rome (quarter-finalist 2000, 05)
Montreal (quarter-finalist 2005)
Paris (finalist 2006)
# Winner of World Team Cup 2000.
# Winner of Hopman Cup 2005 (D.Hantuchova) & 2009 (D.Cibulkova).


CAREER TITLES in doubles: 2 ATP + 3 Challengers
00 - Rome (M.Damm)
02 - Biella (G.Galimberti)
01 - Tashkent (J.Boutter)
04 - Wroclaw (M.Kohlmann), Prostejov (J.Levinsky)

Finalist: 6 ATP + 6 Challengers

Best results in Grand Slam:
Wimbledon 2005 (quarterfinal/M.Mertinak)

Career High Singles: 12 (18 Oct 2004)
Career High Doubles: 14 (13 Nov 2000)

Singles ranking history at the end of the year (1994-2010):
881 - 315 - 78 - 40 - 46 - 20 - 17 - 36 - 51 - 61 - 14 - 18 - 21 - 136 - 253 - 141 - 417.

Prize Money: $7,065,241

* Detailed singles statistic (including Challengers, Futures & Satellites):
5-setters: 19-10
Tie-breaks: 183-176
TB's in the deciding set: 18-15
The longest winning match: 4 hours 26 minutes; Gaston Gaudio 7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 2-6, 8-6 (Roland Garros 2001)
The longest losing match: 4 hours 20 minutes; Janko Tipsarevic 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-8 (Roland Garros 2005)
The longest winning tie-break: 12-10 - Max Mirnyi (Marseille 2004)
The longest losing tie-break: 9-11 - four times
The most served aces: 22 - defeated Stephane Simian in 3 sets (Marseille 1997)



The other tributes:
Sebastien Grosjean
Alberto Martin
Taylor Dent
Mariano Zabaleta
Guillermo Canas
Fabrice Santoro
Marat Safin
Thomas Johansson
Andrei Pavel
Jonas Bjorkman
Gustavo Kuerten
Felix Mantilla
Davide Sanguinetti
Kenneth Carlsen
Tim Henman
Wayne Arthurs
Sjeng Schalken
Greg Rusedski



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Re: The statistical tribute to Dominik Hrbaty (1994-2010)

The most interesting matches in Hrbaty's career in my subjective view:


Australian Open 1997, 4R: P.Sampras 7-6(4) 3-6 4-6 6-3 4-6

It would have been the biggest surprise of the season. Hrbaty playing for the first time on such a big tennis arena (his 3rd tournament on the main tour), leads 4:2 in the 5th set but can't stand the pressure and loses the last 4 games - Sampras wins easily the next 3 matches and gets the title. Hrbaty served 21 aces and 15 double faults.


Roland Garros 1999, QF: M.Rios 7-6(4) 6-2 6-7(6) 6-3

Rios was a huge favorite not only to win that match but the title as well, actually he lost the biggest chance to get a major then and stays as the only player in the Open era who was No. 1 without a Grand Slam title...

Monte Carlo 2000, 2R: Y.Kafelnikov 6-3 5-7 6-4

Hrbaty comes back from a *0:3 deficit in the 3rd set against the 3rd player in the world at the time and later reaches his first Masters Series final... Hrbaty was a specialist of playing against Kafelnikov, leads 9-4 in H2H having lost 2 of 4 matches in a dramatic style.


Davis Cup-Bratislava 2003, SF: A.Roddick 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-4

Hrbaty finishes Roddick's career best winning streak - 19. Hrbaty took an advantage of the clay court but his victory was stunning anyway cause he was in poor form at the time. In the attachement after winning a match point in that match...

Cincinnati 2004, 1R: R.Federer 1-6 7-6(7) 6-4

Federer's first defeat after 23 match winning streak! The Swiss hadn't a match point in the 2nd set.

US Open 2004, 4R: O.Rochus 2-6 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-0

Very unfortunate match for the Belgian. He began to suffer cramps in the 5th game of the 4th set. He won that game but couldn't normally run since then (4:1*) and lost 11 straight games!

Roland Garros 2005, 1R: J.Tipsarevic 7-6(5) 3-6 6-3 3-6 6-8

The longest defeat in career (4:20 h) - Hrbaty came back from a double break in the 5th set, only to lose a triple match point in the 10th game on return, he wasted also the 4th mp in that game.

Los Angeles 2005, QF: R.Mello 4-6 7-6(9) 6-2

One of the most impressive comebacks in the best of three in the previous decade: Hrbaty was 1:6 down in the tie-break, saved another match points at 7:8 and 8:9.

Australian Open 2006, 4R: N.Davydenko 6-4 6-4 4-6 2-6 3-6

Hrbaty won the first three rounds after 5 setters, and was a competitive player to the end of the 3rd set against Davydenko, in the next two sets completely out of gas, but registered himself on a very short list of players who played 4 consecutive 5-setters.

US Open 2007, 1R: H.T.Lee 7-6(4) 4-6 5-7 7-6(6) 4-6

The 4-hour match in which Hyung-Taik "would have won" both losing sets: led 5:1 in the 1st set and had a match point on serve at 6:5 in the 4th set.
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Hrbaty was always one of my favs. Not because he is flashy or powerful but due to his hard work, fitness and dedication.

Any junior should look at Hrbaty's work ethic and try to achieve the same.

He always seem to be a dangerous player for anyone, someone most players don't want to play.

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Thanks for the thread, Voo. I'll miss Hrbaty - he was definitely one of the tour's 'nice guys'. I'm sure his record against Fedal will provide good pub quiz material in years to come as well!
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Thanks Voo

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Once again thanks for your careful, detailed work, Voo. This one's also for the karma



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Oh wow. The news of his retirement must somehow have passed me by. Thanks for this. It says on Wikipedia that he was the only active player with a positive record against both Federer and Nadal. Was this true at the time of his retirement?

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Oh wow. The news of his retirement must somehow have passed me by. Thanks for this. It says on Wikipedia that he was the only active player with a positive record against both Federer and Nadal. Was this true at the time of his retirement?
Yes,
2-1 against Federer.
3-1 against Nadal.

Nadal in the 1st meeting against Hrbaty (3-6, 5-7 in Lyon 2003) lost the biggest lead in a set in his career so far - led *5:1 in the 2nd set and had 5 set points.

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Great thread voo... I'll surely miss dominik in the future! Do you by any chance know how many times did he come back from 2-0 down to win a 5-setter??

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Yes,
2-1 against Federer.
3-1 against Nadal.

Nadal in the 1st meeting against Hrbaty (3-6, 5-7 in Lyon 2003) lost the biggest lead in a set in his career so far - led *5:1 in the 2nd set and had 5 set points.
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Great thread voo... I'll surely miss dominik in the future! Do you by any chance know how many times did he come back from 2-0 down to win a 5-setter??
5 times, always with the same pattern - after being beating badly in the first two sets ->
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Australian Open 2001: Lisnard           3-6 3-6 6-4 6-1 6-1   
Davis Cup 2001: Rios			2-6 4-6 6-2 6-4 6-2  
Australian Open 2002: Burgsmuller	3-6 2-6 6-3 6-3 7-5    
US Open 2004: O.Rochus		        2-6 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-0  
Australian Open 2006: Marach 		3-6 4-6 6-2 6-1 6-3

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Another great tribute...Dom was a good, hard-working player, always had great spirit too. The Dom-Fed match at Wimbledon last year is the last match I've seen of him, but that was a perfect send-off for him, hitting some great shots and even joining Roger on a changeover
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good player but he really shouldnt have beaten rios in RG.

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