Radek Stepanek

  • Federer hints at missing French Open to be with wife, newborn 16-04-2014 10:24 PM

    Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments, including possibly the French Open, to be with his wife when she gives birth again. Federer, who has twin daughters with wife Mirka, announced on December 24 they are expecting their third child, although they have not said when. The 32-year-old Federer still...
  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal into Monte Carlo Masters 3rd round 16-04-2014 07:51 PM

    Monaco: Roger Federer was happier than eight-time champion Rafael Nadal after their straight-sets wins to reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Wednesday. Federer took just 52 minutes to beat veteran Radek Stepanek 6-1, 6-2, while Nadal overcame a rusty start to put away Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-1. The...
  • Czechs ease to Davis Cup victory over Japan 05-04-2014 04:57 PM

    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...
  • Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol give Czechs 2-0 lead in Japan 04-04-2014 03:11 PM

    Radek Stepanek and Lukas Rosol gave champions Czech Republic a 2-0 lead in their Davis Cup quarter-final against Japan after hard-fought victories in their singles matches in Tokyo on Friday. Former world number eight Stepanek came from a set down to beat Tatsuma Ito 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5 before Rosol...
  • Czech Republic face injury-hit Japan in Davis Cup 03-04-2014 02:00 PM

    Tokyo: Radek Stepanek will face Tatsuma Ito in the opening singles match on Friday as the Czech Republic continue their quest for another Davis Cup title in a quarter-final match against an injury-ravaged Japan team. Japan, playing in their first World Group quarter-final, are without top-ranked Kei Nishikori, who was...
  • Sania-Cara pair advance, Paes-Stepanek ousted from Sony Open 21-03-2014 10:32 AM

    Miami: Sania Mirza and Cara Black fought their way into the second round even as Leander Paes made his third first-round exit in five tournaments this year when he lost his opening round at the Sony Open with partner Radek Stepanek. Sania and Zimbabwe's Cara, seeded fifth, faced stiff resistance...
  • Paes-Stepanek out of Indian Wells 13-03-2014 01:41 PM

    Indian Wells: Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek went down fighting to Swiss duo of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka in the men's doubles quarter-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters tournament here. The unseeded Swiss stars needed a super tie breaker to beat the fourth seeded Indo-Czech...
  • Paes-Stepanek pair move to Indian Wells quarter-finals 11-03-2014 06:11 PM

    Indian Wells: Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek downed Jonathan Erlich and Richard Gasquet in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters tournament, here. The fourth seeded Indo-Czech pair quelled the challenge of the wild card opponents 6-3 7-5 in one hour and 16 minutes in...
  • Leander Paes, Radek Stepanek in Indian Wells pre-quarterfinals 10-03-2014 04:45 PM

    Indian Wells: Fourth seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek fought their way into the pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters tournament after a tough first round win over unseeded Jerzy Janowicz and Philipp Kohlschreiber. The Indo-Czech pair needed a Super Tie Breaker to beat the Polish-German team 7-6(6) 3-6...
  • Stepanek sets up Nadal clash at Indian Wells 07-03-2014 11:15 AM

    Top seed Rafael Nadal will open his Indian Wells title defence against Radek Stepanek after the Czech overcame a poor second set to beat Denis Istomin 6-1 3-6 6-1 in the first round on Thursday. Stepanek, ranked 50th in the world, was broken only once and did not double fault...
  • Paes-Stepanek lose in quarters, Bopanna out of mixed doubles 22-01-2014 11:51 AM

    Melbourne: India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek lost their men's doubles quarter-finals while Rohan Bopanna went down in his last-eight match in the mixed doubles at the Australia Open here on Wednesday. Paes-Stepanek suffered a 2-6, 6-7 loss to Michael Llodra and Nicholas Mahut, the 13th seeds...
  • Paes ends Bhambhri's run in men's doubles at Australian Open 19-01-2014 01:43 PM

    Melbourne: India's Leander Paes ended young compatriot Yuki Bhambri's dream run in the men's doubles at Australian Open here on Sunday. Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek beat the unseeded team of Bhambri and Michael Venus in straight sets to march into the quarter-finals. The fifth seeds cantered to...
  • Paes-Stepanek in third round, play Bhambri-Venus in Melbourne 18-01-2014 10:53 AM

    Melbourne: India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek Saturday entered the third round of the men's doubles at the Australian Open, easily defeating Italian Daniele Bracciali and Ukranian Alexander Dolgopolov 6-1, 6-4. The fifth-seeded Paes and Stepanek, who beat Paes's former partner Lukas Dlouhy and Lukas Rosol of...
  • Australian Open: Yuki-Venus shock 10th seeds; Paes-Stepanek win 17-01-2014 11:14 AM

    Melbourne: Wild card entrants Yuki Bhambri and Michael Venus created a big upset by dumping 10th seeded Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau out of the Australian Open while Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek scored an easy straight sets win, here on Friday. Yuki and Venus shocked the experienced Dutch-Romanian pair...
  • Paes-Stepanek face Dlouhy-Rosol in Australian Open first round 12-01-2014 07:36 PM

    Melbourne: Gunning for yet another Grand Slam title, India's old war horse Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek have been seeded fifth at the Australian Open and they will open their campaign against Czech pair of Lukas Dlouhy and Lukas Rosol. Another big Indian hope, Rohan Bopanna and...
  • Del Potro, Dmitry Tursunov into Sydney semis 09-01-2014 11:07 AM

    Sydney: Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro beat Czech veteran Radek Stepanek 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 on Thursday to set up a Sydney International semi-final against Russia's Dmitry Tursunov. Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion who finished last season ranked No. 5, relied on his strong serve, with 14 aces to...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi in semis, Paes-Stepanek crash out 08-01-2014 01:23 PM

    Sydney: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi progressed to the semi-finals of the Sydney International but Leander Paes failed to rescue his 2014 season from a poor start as he crashed out in the first round with Czech partner Radek Stepanek. Bopanna and his Pakistani partner, seeded third, faced stiff resistance...
  • Decision to keep Djokovic out of doubles cost Serbia, feels Stepanek 18-11-2013 09:11 AM

    Serbia's decision to leave Novak Djokovic out of the doubles rubber of their Davis Cup final against Czech Republic was "like leaving a Ferrari in the garage", victorious opponent Radek Stepanek said on Sunday. The Czechs wrapped up a 3-2 win to retain their title thanks to Stepanek's crushing straight-sets...
  • Czech Republic beat Serbia to retain Davis Cup title 18-11-2013 12:09 AM

    Belgrade, Serbia: With the Davis Cup on the line, Radek Stepanek delivered again. Stepanek gave the Czech Republic their second straight Davis Cup title on Sunday, sweeping past Dusan Lajovic in straight sets in the fifth and decisive match to secure a 3-2 win over Serbia in the final. That...
  • Czechs win doubles to take 2-1 lead in Davis Cup final 17-11-2013 09:59 AM

    Holders Czech Republic took a 2-1 lead over hosts Serbia in the Davis Cup final after Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek romped to a 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac in Saturday's doubles. The result put the Czechs firmly in the driving seat with Berdych...
  • Djokovic out of Davis Cup final doubles 16-11-2013 09:37 PM

    Belgrade: Serbia's world number two Novak Djokovic has been left out of Saturday's doubles in the Davis Cup final against holders Czech Republic, with Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac named to play against Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek. The teams were locked at 1-1 after Friday's opening singles, with Djokovic...
  • Serbia lead Czech Republic 1-0 in Davis Cup 15-11-2013 11:45 PM

    Belgrade: Novak Djokovic overcame some early nerves to beat Radek Stepanek in straight sets on Friday and give Serbia a 1-0 lead over defending champion Czech Republic in the Davis Cup final. Djokovic won 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 on an indoor hard court at Belgrade Arena for his 23rd consecutive victory...
  • Djokovic to face Stepanek in Davis Cup opener 14-11-2013 08:30 PM

    Belgrade: Novak Djokovic will face Radek Stepanek in the opening singles on Friday when Serbia face defending champion Czech Republic in the Davis Cup final. In Thursday's draw, Serbian reserve Dusan Lajovic was picked to play Tomas Berdych in the second singles match on a hard court in Belgrade Arena....
  • Leander Paes, Radek Stepanek ousted from ATP World Tour finals 08-11-2013 08:28 PM

    London: Leander Paes' dream of winning ATP year-end finals remained unfulfilled as the veteran Indian crashed out of the prestigious event along with Czech partner Radek Stepanek after losing a must-win Group B match on Friday. Seventh seeds Paes and Stepanek lost their final Group B contest 6-4, 6-7 (5),...
  • Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek lose in ATP World Tour Finals 06-11-2013 07:57 PM

    London: Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek went down against Spain's David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco in their second match of the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday. Verdasco and Marrero won the closely contested tie 6-4, 7-6 (5). The Indo-Czech pair had made a good start in the tournament beating...
  • Paes-Stepanek make winning start at year-end finals 05-11-2013 07:59 PM

    London: Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek made a stupendous start to their campaign at the year-end ATP World Tour finals as they shocked second seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in a closely-fought Group B match, here on Tuesday. The seventh seeded Paes and Stepanek pair beat the Austria-Brazilain combination...
  • Berdych, Stepanek to lead Czech title defence against Serbia 31-10-2013 08:28 PM

    World number seven Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek will lead the Czech Republic when the title holders take on Serbia in the Davis Cup final in Belgrade on November 15-17. The Czechs will face a tough task in their bid for back-to-back titles, facing second-ranked Novak Djokovic and his team...
  • Haas joins Haase, Rosol in semi-finals in Vienna 18-10-2013 10:44 PM

    Vienna: Tommy Haas of Germany reached his seventh semi-final of the season by defeating fifth-seeded Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 7-6 (10), 6-3 at the Erste Bank Open on Friday. The victory kept the 12th-ranked German in the running to qualify for next month's ATP World Tour Finals in...
  • Radek Stepanek beats Lukas Lacko to reach Vienna quarter-finals 16-10-2013 11:48 PM

    Vienna: Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic outlasted Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (5) Wednesday to reach his second quarter-final of the season at the Erste Bank Open. Stepanek saved two set points while serving at 5-4 down in the opening set. He missed his first match...
  • Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol reach 2nd round in Vienna 15-10-2013 12:01 AM

    Vienna: Radek Stepanek and Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic earned straight-set wins in the opening round of the Erste Bank Open on Monday. The fifth-seeded Stepanek beat Martin Fischer of Austria 7-5, 6-3, despite being broken three times in the opening set. He converted six of his own 13...