Jan Hernych

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Jan Hernych
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Country (sports)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Residence Prague, Czech Republic
Born (1979-07-07) 7 July 1979 (age 38)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1998
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,153,755
Singles
Career record 79–117
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 59 (27 April 2009)
Current ranking No. 1592 (19 March 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2011)
French Open 2R (2005)
Wimbledon 2R (2005, 2007, 2014)
US Open 2R (2006, 2009)
Doubles
Career record 22–25
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 70 (12 June 2006)
Current ranking No. 862 (20 July 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2006)
French Open 2R (2006, 2009)
Wimbledon 2R (2005, 2006)
US Open 3R (2005)

Jan Hernych (born 7 July 1979) is a professional male tennis player from Czech Republic. Born in Prague, he turned pro in 1998 and achieved his career-high singles ranking of World No. 59 in April 2009. He won one doubles title and was runner-up in 's-Hertogenbosch in 2006.

Tennis ball sport with racket and net

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Czech Republic Republic in Central Europe

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Prague Capital city in Czech Republic

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Career

In 2005, he was the first professional opponent of Andy Murray at the Torneo Godo, a match he won in three sets.

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In 2006 he contested his first final on the tour, losing to Mario Ančić in s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

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In May 2009 at the BMW Open in Munich, Germany, he joined forces with countryman Ivo Minář to win their first title together in doubles.

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In January 2011 at the Australian Open, Hernych posted his best-ever showing in singles play at a Grand Slam event, reaching the 3rd round for the first time. As a qualifier, he defeated Denis Istomin and No. 30 seed Thomaz Bellucci before losing to Robin Söderling.

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Career finals

Singles (1)

Runners-up (1)

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1.19 June 2006 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Flag of Croatia.svg Mario Ančić 6–0, 5–7, 7–5

Doubles (1)

Wins (1)

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 11 May 2009 Munich, Germany Clay Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ivo Minář Flag of Australia.svg Ashley Fisher
Flag of Australia.svg Jordan Kerr
6–4, 6–4
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