Lukas Rosol

  • Davis Cup: France wrap up Czech Republic 41 to reach final September 15, 2014

    France wrapped up their Davis Cup semifinal tie against holders Czech Republic 41 on Sunday, a day after securing their final spot on home soil. Julien Benneteau lost 64, 63 to Jiri Vesely before Gael Monfils beat Lukas Rosol 57, 64, 75 in the reverse singles at Roland Garros. Richard Gasquet and...
  • Lukas Rosol wins WinstonSalem Open August 24, 2014

    WinstonSalem: Lukas Rosol got a few big breaks on his way to the WinstonSalem Open final, and a few more in winning his first ATP Tour title of the year. The Czech rallied from a set down on Saturday to beat Poland's Jerzy Janowicz 36, 76 (3), 75 in the championship...
  • Rosol to play Janowicz in WinstonSalem final August 23, 2014

    WinstomSalem: Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic and Jerzy Janowicz of Poland advanced to the WinstonSalem Open final with threeset victories on Friday. The seventhseeded Rosol edged Taiwan's YenHsun Lu 75, 46, 64, and Janowicz defeated Sam Querrey 46, 75, 64 in the final tuneup for next week's US Open. "I've been...
  • Cilic, Rosol in Umag quarterfinals July 23, 2014

    Umag: Thirdseeded Marin Cilic of Croatia beat Dutchman Igor Sijsling 75, 63 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open. It was Cilic's fourth victory over Sijsling in as many encounters and the Croatian was dominant from the start. Playing steadily from the baseline, he took a 52 lead...
  • Rosol, Berlocq and Montanes win in Umag July 23, 2014

    Fifthseeded Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic needed a late rally to beat 100thranked Diego Sebastian Schwartzman 63, 36, 76 (2) in the first round of the Croatia Open on Tuesday. Schwartzman was serving at 43 in the third set and the Argentine even had game point to increase his lead....
  • Lukas Rosol upsets No. 3 seed Robredo in Hamburg July 18, 2014

    Hamburg: Lukas Rosol upset 2006 champion Tommy Robredo of Spain 75, 76 (6) to reach the Hamburg Open quarterfinals on Thursday. The 42ndranked Czech saved seven break points while converting his one chance, and took nearly two hours to put away the No. 3 seed. Rosol, who lost in the final in...
  • Bautista Agut beats Rosol in Mercedes Cup final July 14, 2014

    Stuttgart: Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Lukas Rosol 63, 46, 62 in the Mercedes Cup final on Sunday for his second career title. Thirdseeded Bautista Agut saved five of the six break points he faced and converted three of his six chances to win in 1 hour, 42 minutes. World No. 48 Rosol...
  • Nadal rallies against Rosol to avenge 2012 Wimbledon upset June 26, 2014

    London: Rafael Nadal was one point away from falling behind by two sets before rallying Thursday to beat Lukas Rosol, the Czech player who knocked him out at Wimbledon in the same round and on the same court two years ago. The topranked Nadal, a twotime Wimbledon champion, raised his game...
  • Grigor Dimitrov wins final in Bucharest April 27, 2014

    Bucharest: Topseeded Grigor Dimitrov defeated defending champion Lukas Rosol 76 (2), 61 on Sunday to win the Nastase Tiriac Trophy for his third ATP title. The 22yearold Bulgarian needed 55 minutes to take the first set from Rosol who broke Dimitrov's service in the third game. Dimitrov got into his stride to...
  • Dimitrov to play Rosol in Bucharest final April 26, 2014

    Bucharest: Topseeded Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the final of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Saturday when Gael Monfils had to retire with an ankle injury in the first set. Monfils twisted his right ankle when walking onto the court before the match and had to quit when trailing 51 after just...
  • Defending champ Rosol into Bucharest semis April 25, 2014

    Bucharest: Defending champion Lukas Rosol won his eighth successive match at the Nastase Tiriac Trophy by eliminating fourthseeded Gilles Simon 706 (2), 62 in the quarterfinals on Friday. The unseeded Czech defeated Simon, Bucharest's only threetime champion, for the second year in a row. Rosol won last year in the semifinals...
  • Bucharest defending champ Rosol reaches quarters April 23, 2014

    Bucharest: Defending champion Lukas Rosol reached the Nastase Tiriac Trophy quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over eighth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland on Wednesday. The Czech saved seven of the eight break points he faced on the clay at BNR Arenas. Rosol moved the defense of his first ATP title to home...
  • Czech Republic overpower Japan in Davis Cup April 6, 2014

    Tokyo: Lukas Rosol and Jiri Vesely won their reverse singles on Sunday as the Czech Republic completed a 5-0 sweep of Japan in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. Rosol beat Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 and Vesely overpowered Taro Daniel 6-4, 6-4 to complete the one-sided tie. The Czech team secured a berth...
  • Czechs ease to Davis Cup victory over Japan April 5, 2014

    The Czech Republic wasted little time wrapping up their Davis Cup quarter-final tie against Japan after the defending champions eased to a straight sets victory in the doubles rubber on Saturday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in Tokyo. After battling to singles wins on Friday, Radek Stepanek and Lukas Rosol...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic to meet in Dubai semi-finals February 28, 2014

    Five-times champion Roger Federer brushed aside Lukas Rosol on Thursday to set up a mouthwatering semi-final clash with Novak Djokovic in the Dubai Championship. Federer eased through 6-2 6-2 while holder Djokovic enjoyed a walkover when quarter-final opponent Mikhail Youzhny withdrew through illness. Third seed Tomas Berdych, who finished runner-up to...
  • Dudi Sela upsets sixthseeded Lukas Rosol in Zagreb February 5, 2014

    Zagreb: Israel's Dudi Sela upset sixthseeded Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 63, 76 (2) on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Zagreb Indoors tournament. Sela got off to an easy start and took a 53 lead in the second set before Rosol broke back to force a tie...
  • Isner hits 27 aces, advances at Paris Masters October 30, 2013

    Paris: John Isner and defending champion David Ferrer advanced to the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday. Isner used 27 aces to beat Polish qualifier Michal Przysiezny 76 (3), 46, 63, and Ferrer overcame Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 60, 26, 63. A semifinalist two years ago, Isner broke...
  • Haas beats Rosol in 3 sets to reach Vienna final October 19, 2013

    Vienna: Robin Haase of the Netherlands upset topseeded JoWilfried Tsonga 75, 76 (4) on Saturday to set up a final against Tommy Haas at the Erste Bank Open. Haase failed to serve out the match at 54 but won six of the last seven points in the tiebreaker against the eighthranked...
  • Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol reach 2nd round in Vienna October 15, 2013

    Vienna: Radek Stepanek and Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic earned straightset wins in the opening round of the Erste Bank Open on Monday. The fifthseeded Stepanek beat Martin Fischer of Austria 75, 63, despite being broken three times in the opening set. He converted six of his own 13 break...
  • Djokovic, Nadal kick off race to top ranking with easy wins October 1, 2013

    World number one Novak Djokovic and the man who can dislodge him from the top spot by next week, Rafa Nadal, kicked off their China Open campaign with straight set victories on Tuesday. Defending champion Djokovic needed just 54 minutes to crush his Czech opponent Lukas Rosol 60 63 without hitting...
  • Year after beating Nadal, Rosol loses in 1st round June 24, 2013

    London: A year after stunning Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Lukas Rosol lost his firstround match at the All England Club against a qualifier ranked 121st. Rosol, who came in ranked 35th, was beaten 63, 46, 76 (5), 67 (4), 64 Monday by Germany's Julian Reister. Their match was on tiny Court 19,...
  • Davis Cup: No Radek Stepanek in QF opening singles April 4, 2013

    Astana: Czech Republic have rested Radek Stepanek and chose Jan Hajek and Lukas Rosol to try to give the Davis Cup defending champions a good start against hosts Kazakhstan in the opening singles of their quarterfinal on Friday. The Czechs are already without injured world No. 6 Tomas Berdych, while Stepanek,...
  • Djokovic races past Rosol into third round in Sony Open March 23, 2013

    Miami: Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova both survived unscathed but the Sony Open lost two other grand slam champions on Friday when Victoria Azarenka and Juan Martin Del Potro exited the Miami tournament. Azarenka withdrew from her opening match because of an ankle injury she suffered playing at Indian Wells last...
  • Rafa's aura may take time to return, says Murray February 5, 2013

    London: The aura Rafa Nadal usually carries on court may take a while to return when the Spaniard finally begins his comeback in Chile this week, according to world number three Andy Murray. Injuryhit Nadal has not played a match since a shock defeat by outsider Lukas Rosol at Wimbledon...
  • Radek Stepanek out of Czech's Davis Cup opener January 28, 2013

    Prague: A bad back has ruled Radek Stepanek, who helped lead the Czech Republic to the Davis Cup crown in 2012, out of the team's first round tie with Switzerland this weekend. Lukas Rosol is expected to move up to the number two spot while Ivo Minar will be added...
  • Rafael Nadal to miss Australian Open due to illness December 28, 2012

    Madrid: French Open champion Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw from next month's Australian Open because of a stomach virus that has disrupted his recovery from a knee injury, the world number four said on Friday. "My knee is much better and the rehabilitation process has gone well as predicted...
  • Rafael Nadal pulls out of Abu Dhabi with stomach bug December 25, 2012

    Madrid: Rafael Nadal says doctors have ordered him to pull out of what was to have been his first comeback tournament after a sevenmonth hiatus nursing a knee injury. The 26yearold Spaniard said on his Facebook page Tuesday that a fever caused by a stomach infection has forced him to pull...
  • Nadal vows to make Australian Open, says director November 27, 2012

    Melbourne: World No.4 Rafael Nadal has given his word he will be ready to play at the Australian Open in January, tournament director Craig Tiley said Tuesday. The 11time Grand Slam champion hasn't appeared on court since a shock defeat to 100thranked Lukas Rosol in the second round of Wimbledon...
  • Not in a rush to return, says Nadal October 10, 2012

    Toronto: Rafael Nadal has no timeline for his return to competitive tennis but on Tuesday the world number four did not completely rule out the possibility of returning from injury in time for next month's Davis Cup and ATP World Tour finals.Nadal has not played since suffering a shock second-round...
  • Defeat is no tragedy, it's just a match: Nadal June 29, 2012

    London: French Open champion Rafael Nadal was philosophical about his shock secondround defeat to 100thranked Czech Lukas Rosol at the Wimbledon. The Spanish second seed looked to have fought his way back into the match, cruising to the fourth set after taking the first and surprisingly dropping the next two. But...