Radek Stepanek

  • Italian teams stand in way of Paes, Bopanna at US Open 3 days ago

    New York: Two unseeded Italian teams will be the first round opponents of Indo-Czech pair Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek and Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistan partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in the men's doubles at the US Open. Sixth seeded Paes and Stepanek will take on Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini in their opening...
  • Leander Paes-Stepanek knocked out from Cincinnati Masters August 14, 2014

    Cincinnati: Fifth seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were eliminated from the ATP Cincinnati Masters following their defeat against Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock. Paes and Stepanek lost 1-6 6-4 8-10 in the second round of the USD 4,017,355 hard court event in the run up to the US Open, the...
  • Paes-Stepanek bow out in semis at Wimbledon after straight-set defeat July 4, 2014

    London: The Indian challenge at the Wimbledon ended on Friday with veteran Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek losing their men's doubles semi-final against Canadian Vasek Pospisil and American Jack Sock in straight sets here on Friday. The unseeded US-Candian duo beat the fifth seeded pair 7-6 (7-5) 6-3...
  • Wimbledon 2014: Paes-Stepanek in semis, Sania-Tecau out July 4, 2014

    London: India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek moved into the semi-final of the men's doubles while Sania Mirza and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau were knocked out of mixed doubles of the Wimbledon at the All England Club here Thursday. Sania and Tecau, who were seeded sixth, went...
  • Paes-Stepanek in quarterfinals of Wimbledon doubles July 2, 2014

    London: Veteran Leander Paes advanced to the men's doubles quarterfinals of Wimbledon Championships after the Indian ace and his Czech Republic partner Radek Stepanek pulled off a hard-fought win here on Wednesday. The fifth seeded Indo-Czech duo prevailed over The Netherlands' Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau of Romania 6-4, 7-6 (7-5),...
  • Leander Paes wins, Sania Mirza loses at Wimbledon June 29, 2014

    London: While Indian tennis player Leander Paes progressed to the third round of men's doubles, compatriot Sania Mirza lost out in the women's doubles second round on a rain affected Day 6 of the All England Tennis Championship at Wimbledon. Heavy showers stopped play on Saturday afternoon when Mexican-American pair Santiago...
  • Djokovic beats Stepanek in four sets to progress at Wimbledon June 26, 2014

    London: Novak Djokovic held his breath. Radek Stepanek knelt on the Wimbledon turf and folded his hands in mock prayer. After more than three hours of fierce tennis, with both players diving and tumbling all over Centre Court, it all came down to a video replay on match point in...
  • Andy Murray falls to Radek Stepanek in Queen's 3rd round June 13, 2014

    Andy Murray was denied his 20th successive win on grass when he was beaten 7-6 (10), 6-2 by Radek Stepanek in the third round at Queen's Club on Thursday. Murray, the defending champion and No. 3 seed, claimed his first match win at Queen's in 2005 and went on to win...
  • Novak Djokovic returns from injury with win in Rome May 13, 2014

    Rome: Novak Djokovic marked his return from a right wrist injury by beating Czech veteran Radek Stepanek 6-3, 7-5 in the second round of the Italian Open on Tuesday. With both new coach Boris Becker and long-time adviser Marian Vajda on hand, Djokovic showed no signs of pain after withdrawing from...
  • Federer hints at missing French Open to be with wife, newborn April 16, 2014

    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 does...
  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal into Monte Carlo Masters 3rd round April 16, 2014

    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 top-seeded Nadal,...
  • 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...
  • Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol give Czechs 2-0 lead in Japan April 4, 2014

    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 survived...
  • Czech Republic face injury-hit Japan in Davis Cup April 3, 2014

    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 forced...
  • Sania-Cara pair advance, Paes-Stepanek ousted from Sony Open March 21, 2014

    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 from...
  • Paes-Stepanek out of Indian Wells March 13, 2014

    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 pair...
  • Paes-Stepanek pair move to Indian Wells quarter-finals March 11, 2014

    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 the...
  • Leander Paes, Radek Stepanek in Indian Wells pre-quarterfinals March 10, 2014

    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 10-5...
  • Stepanek sets up Nadal clash at Indian Wells March 7, 2014

    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 but...
  • Paes-Stepanek lose in quarters, Bopanna out of mixed doubles January 22, 2014

    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 from...
  • Paes ends Bhambhri's run in men's doubles at Australian Open January 19, 2014

    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 a...
  • Paes-Stepanek in third round, play Bhambri-Venus in Melbourne January 18, 2014

    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 Czech...
  • Australian Open: Yuki-Venus shock 10th seeds; Paes-Stepanek win January 17, 2014

    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 6-4...
  • Paes-Stepanek face Dlouhy-Rosol in Australian Open first round January 13, 2014

    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 his...
  • Del Potro, Dmitry Tursunov into Sydney semis January 9, 2014

    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 three,...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi in semis, Paes-Stepanek crash out January 8, 2014

    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 from...
  • Decision to keep Djokovic out of doubles cost Serbia, feels Stepanek November 18, 2013

    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 demolition...
  • Czech Republic beat Serbia to retain Davis Cup title November 18, 2013

    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 made...
  • Czechs win doubles to take 2-1 lead in Davis Cup final November 17, 2013

    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 facing...
  • Djokovic out of Davis Cup final doubles November 16, 2013

    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 beating...