Stefan Koubek ( Klagenfurt , January 2 1977 ) is an Austrian tennis player . He is a pro since 1994. He took the top 100 for the first time in 1998 and the top 50 in 1999.His highest ranking on the ATP ranking is 20th, which he achieved on March 13, 2000.
Koubek has only three tournaments and a men's doubles to his name in his career. He also won two challengers in singles. His best result in singles at a Grand Slam tournament has been reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open in 2002.
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Koubek was a professional tennis player in 1994. He played that year his first match in an ATP tournament in St. Pölten , which he lost to the Spaniard Oscar Martinez . He played his next tournament at professional level until 1996. In August of that year Koubel won his first match at the ATP level in Umag , where he Dane in the first roundFrederik Fetterlein defeated. He lost in the second round of Slava Doseděl . He defeated his first top 100 player on the challenger from Cairo , where he is in the second round of the Moroccan Karim Alami defeated. In 1997 he lost the finals of the challengers of Ulm and Alpirsbach and he took in July the quarterfinals of the ATP Tournament Kitzbühel . In 1998 he won his first two challenger tournaments in Alpirsbach and Lima . He took that year, the quarterfinals at the ATP tournament in Bournemouth . In late November 1998, he climbed for the first time the top 100.
In 1999, Koubek made his Grand Slam debut at the Australian Open . He lost in the first round of Cecil Mamiit . In March and May, he made the quarter-finals respectively in Casablanca and St. Pölten . In April he won his first ATP tournament. He defeated in the final of the ATP tournament in Atlanta Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean . AtRoland Garros Koubek made the fourth round, his best performance ever on the Grand Slam, but at Wimbledon , he has been sent home in the first round. During the summer, he reached the semifinals in Kitzbühel , and the quarterfinals in San Marino . He came in early August for the first time inside the top 50. At the U.S. Open , he was there after the first lap out. After the U.S. Open in September, he took the final of the ATP tournament in Bournemouth , which he lost to Adrian Voinea , and in October the quarterfinals at the ATP tournament in Vienna .
In early 2000 Koubek made the third round at the Australian Open . In February, he reached the semi-finals in Mexico City , and he won his second hardcourt title on theATP tournament in Delray Beach in the finals by the Spaniard Alex Calatrava defeat. In March, he reached his highest ever position in the ATP rankings when he climbed to 20th place. In April, he reached the quarterfinals in Atlanta . At Roland Garros , in Wimbledon and the U.S. Open , he was eliminated in the second round. His best result in the fall was the quarterfinals at the ATP tournament in Vienna .
In January 2001 Koubek made the quarterfinals in Auckland . At the Australian Open , he was after the second round already out after losing to the much lower rankedLars Burgsmuller . In April he did in Atlanta better than in 2000, and he made the semi-final, which he lost to Andy Roddick . The following week, Houston , he lost again Roddick, this time in the quarterfinals. At Roland Garros , in Wimbledon and the U.S. Open , he lost in the opening round, respectively, of Juan Carlos Ferrero , Sjeng Schalken and Andrew Ilie . During the summer Koubek made the quarterfinals in Kitzbuhel . In the autumn he reached the semi-finals in Vienna and the quarterfinals in St. Petersburg .
In January 2002 Koubek got his best ever performance at a Grand Slam. At the Australian Open he reached the quarterfinals, where he succumbed to Jiří Novák . After that, the good results were out. Only in May he took another good result with a quarterfinal at the Masters tournament in Hamburg. At Roland Garros , he lost in the first round, and at Wimbledon in the second round. The summer was very successful. At the U.S. Open , he was immediately in the first round. The same thing happened on each of the six tournaments he played in the autumn.
After a few successful second half of 2002 Koubek 2003 started strong with a win in Doha , where he Jan-Michael Gambill defeated in the finals with two 6-4. He did not lose a set throughout the tournament. The week after he made the quarterfinals in Auckland . At the Australian Open , he was, however, immediately in the first round by Swede Andreas Vinciguerra . Then followed a series of six knockouts in the first round to him in April Munich made the semi-finals. At Roland Garros , in Wimbledon and the U.S. Open , he lost again in the second round, respectively Xavier Malisse , Roger Federer and Fernando Gonzalez . His best results were after Wimbledon quarter-finals in Gstaad (July) and in Moscow (September-October).
Unlike 2003 2004 began with little success. At tournaments Doha , he had won in 2003, he was eliminated in the second round and the Australian Open , he lost all in the opening round. At Roland Garros he took the third round and Wimbledon second. The best performance of the summer he delivered at the U.S. Open , where he reached the third round, his best performance at the Grand Slam tournament. He defeated there in the second round of the seventh seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero . His best performance of the year he took in October, when he reached the semi-final in Basel . At Roland Garros 2004 Koubek tested positive for the use of glucocorticoids , after a doctor had given to a wrist injury. him an injection Although Koubek cited in defense that he had made no mistake dismissed the ITF his action but accepted that he had not used performance-enhancing. banned substance Nevertheless, results were nullified, and at Roland Garros, his ranking points and prize money withdrawn. Moreover, he was required from 21 December 2004, a suspension of three months. The results obtained after Roland Garros Koubek had been left untouched. [1 ]
In 2005, Koubek played his first tournament by his suspension until March, at the Miami Masters . At Roland Garros and Wimbledon , he lost again in the first round of players outside the top 100. Also on the U.S. Open , he did not get past the first round. His best results of the year were the third rounds in Kitzbuhel and New Haven . In the autumn Koubek was outside the top 100, and he played a few challengers.
Did not play in 2006 Koubek at the Australian Open . In early February, he reached the final of the ATP tournament in Zagreb , which he lost to Ivan Ljubičić . He played for the remainder of the spring and summer mainly challengers. The only Grand Slam tournament where he participated that year was the U.S. Open , where he just like the year before it was turned off. in the first round In the fall, he came back into the top 100 thanks to a semi-final place in Mumbai and a quarter-final in Vienna .
Koubek started in 2007 with a final in Chennai , which he lost to Xavier Malisse . He participated for the first time in three years again participate in the Australian Open , but he was eliminated in the first round by the lower ranked home player Wayne Arthurs . In February Koubek made the quarterfinals in Memphis . At Roland Garros , he lost in the second round, and at Wimbledon in the first. During the summer, he reached the quarterfinals in Sopot . At the U.S. Open he equaled with a third round his best performance in this Grand Slam of 2004. In the autumn, he still took the quarterfinals at the ATP tournament in Mumbai and the semifinals of the challenger of Bratislava . Koubek ended for the first time since 1999 in the top 50 at position 47.
In early 2008 Koubek made the third round at the Australian Open . In February, he lost the final of the challenger from East London Ivan Ljubičić . Koubek played no tournaments from late March to late September because of a back injury and was outside the top 100. In the autumn, he still played primarily challengers. In October, he even fell out of the top 200. He eventually ended the year at position 192.
In 2009, Koubek made the second round of the Australian Open , where he lost to Gaël Monfils . In February he reached the quarterfinals in Delray Beach . At Roland Garros , he was tenth seeded Nikolay Davydenkoeliminated in the first round. In Wimbledon that happened in the second round. His best result of the summer was the semi-finals of the challenger of Oberstaufen . Koubek did not have to qualify for the U.S. Open . In the autumn he reached two quarterfinals on challengers. He finished 2009 at position 135.
In January 2010 Koubek pulled through the qualifications the main draw of the Australian Open , where he made it to the third round, where he was forced to retire against Fernando Verdasco . Also at Wimbledon , he placed himself on the qualifications for the main table. He lost in the first round. At the U.S. Open , he did not survive. qualifications His best result of the fall was the final of the challenger in Bratislava . He finished the year at position 131.
Koubek barely arrived in early 2011 to play and after mid-April, he even played any tournaments anymore, but a double lot in Kitzbuhel . Therefore, he fell back on the ATP rankings, and he ended the year at position 646.
Koubek played for the first time for the Austrian Davis Cup team in 1998, in a game against Israel in Group 1 of the Euro-African zone. Since then he has played in every year from 1998 to 2009 and in 2011 in the Davis Cup. He played a total of 39 single party, of which he won 20.
|[ view ]Legend|
|Nr.||Date||Tournament||Ground||Opponent in final||Score||Details|
|1.||April 26,||||Gravel||||6-1, 6-2||Details|
|2.||February 28,||||Hardcourt||||6-1, 4-6, 6-4||Details|
|3.||December 30,||||Hardcourt||||6-4, 6-4||Details|
|1.||September 13,||||Gravel||||6-1, 5-7, 6-7 (2)||Details|
|2.||January 30,||||Carpet||||3-6, 4-6||Details|
|3.||January 1,||||Hardcourt||||1-6, 3-6||Details|
|1.||31 August||||Gravel||||7-6, 6-4|
|2.||November 23,||||Gravel||||6-3, 2-6, 6-0|
|Nr.||Date||Tournament||Ground||Partner||Opponents in final||Score||Details|
|Won men's doubles finals|
|1.||July 24,||||Gravel||||||6-2, 6-3||Details|
|Lost men's doubles finals|
|1.||January 5||||Hardcourt||||||2-6, 4-6||Details|
This information is current as of January 2, 2012.
|Grand Slam Tournament|
|ATP World Tour Finals|
|ATP World Tour Finals||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0-0|
|ATP Masters 1000|
|Stuttgart||no tournament||-||-||-||-||-||2R||no tournament||1-1|
|Montreal / Toronto||-||-||-||-||-||-||2R||-||3R||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||3-2|
|Shanghai||No Masters 1000||-||-||-||0-0|
|Total number of titles||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3|
|Total profit or loss||0-1||0-0||1-2||4-2||3-6||32-26||27-30||22-24||20-32||22-25||24-25||7-16||15-10||23-27||4-7||8-13||3-5||0-2||0-0||215-253|
|End of Year Ranking||1212||544||308||124||94||46||54||63||54||54||62||170||79||47||201||135||131||646||n|
NB "gt" = no tournament / "lc" = lower class / "G" = group stage
|Grand Slam Tournament|
|ATP World Tour Finals|
|ATP World Tour Finals||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0-0|
|Total number of titles||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1|
|End of Year Ranking||341||198||483||178||210||639||1076||596||gr||n|