Local favorite wins at Austrian Open

KITZBUHEL, Austria, July 23 (UPI) -- Austrian qualifier Rainer Eitzinger posted a first-round victory Monday in the clay-court $1.085 million Austrian Open.

Mathieu among winners in rainy Swiss Open

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 10 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu was among Tuesday's first-round winners at the rain-plagued Swiss Open tennis tournament.

Argentina wins World Team championship

DUSSELDORF, Germany, May 26 (UPI) -- Jose Acasuso and Agustin Calleri won a tiebreaker Saturday to lead Argentina past the Czech Republic to the World Team Championship title.

Czechs move into World Team final

DUSSELDORF, Germany, May 25 (UPI) -- Tomas Berdych recorded singles and doubles victories Friday, lifting the Czech Republic into the finals of the 30th ATP World Team Championship in Germany.

Czechs close in on team finals slot

DUSSELDORF, Germany, May 23 (UPI) -- Victories Wednesday by Tomas Berdych and Jan Hajek put the Czech Republic on the verge of reaching the finals at the ATP World Team Championship in Germany.

Almagro moves on in Valencia Open

VALENCIA, Spain, April 10 (UPI) -- Defending champion Nicolas Almagro was among the first-round winners Tuesday at the clay-court Valencia Open in Spain. Almagro, who is seeded third this week, had little trouble in ousting Jan Hajek, 6-2, 6-1.

Verdasco among winners at Palermo

PALERMO, Italy, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Top seed Fernando Verdasco of Spain Thursday advanced to the third round of the Campionati Internationali di Sicilia Tennis Tournament in Palermo, Italy.

Rain plagues Palermo International

PALERMO, Italy, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon and fourth-seeded Spaniard Nicolas Almagro won Tuesday at the rainy Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia tennis tournament.

Federer advances at U.S. Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Roger Federer easily beat England's Tim Henman, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5, Friday at the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Federer reaches 3rd round of U.S. Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Roger Federer appeared headed towards a third consecutive U.S. Open title Friday, defeating Tim Henman of Britain in the second round. The victory was Federer's 16th in a row in the Open.
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Jan Hajek
Mardy Fish of the USA returns the ball as he takes on Czech Republic's Jan Hajek during first-round action at the U.S. Open held at the National Tennis Center on August 31, 2010 in New York. UPI Photo/Monika Graff...

Jan Hájek is a male professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. He is right-handed with a double handed backhand. He reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on November 6, 2006, when he reached world number 71.

Hájek turned professional in 2000 and won his first Futures event in Negril of the same year defeating Johan Ortegren in the final. Between 2000 and 2003 Hájek played primarily on the Futures circuit, then after that he played some Challenger events as well as the Futures tournaments. At the end of 2005 he had won 8 Futures titles all on clay, which is his best surface.

2006 was the breakthrough season for Hájek, as he started the year ranked at 352 and then finished the season ranked at 76th in the world. Hájek won his first challenger in Barletta as a qualifier easily defeating Stefano Galvani 6-2 6-1 in the final. In May Hájek qualified for the challenger in Prague before losing to compatriot Robin Vik in the final. Hájek won three more Challengers during the year including two major ones in Prostějov where he got a retirement victory over Tomáš Berdych and Braunschweig defeated Fernando Vicente in straight sets. He won the Poznań Challenger without losing a set. In addition to the three Challenger titles, Hájek made his debut at Grand Slam level where he defeated Lukáš Dlouhý in straight sets before losing to Fernando González.

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