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Djokovic gets opening call for Serbia in Davis Cup final

Djokovic gets opening call for Serbia in Davis Cup final

BELGRADE, Serbia, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- World No. 2 Novak Djokovic will take the first match Friday for Serbia but could see triple duty against the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup finals.
Federer advances at Swiss Indoors

Federer advances at Swiss Indoors

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Roger Federer posted a second-round win Wednesday at the Swiss Indoors, enhancing his chances of earning a spot in the ATP World Tour Finals.
Top seeds Tsonga, Haas in semifinals in Austria

Top seeds Tsonga, Haas in semifinals in Austria

VIENNA, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- World No. 8-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the first four points of a third-set tiebreaker Friday in securing a semifinal spot of the ATP tournament in Austria.
Tsonga heads to quarterfinals at Erste Bank Open

Tsonga heads to quarterfinals at Erste Bank Open

VIENNA, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had the lone break of the third set Thursday in a second-round victory at the ATP's Erste Bank Open in Austria.
Stepanek wins in three sets at ATP stop in Austria

Stepanek wins in three sets at ATP stop in Austria

VIENNA, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Radek Stepanek battled Lukas Lacko for more than 2 1/2 hours before winning a third-set tiebreaker and advancing at the ATP's Erste Bank Open in Austria.
Stepanek, Rosol post first-round ATP wins in Austria

Stepanek, Rosol post first-round ATP wins in Austria

VIENNA, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Seeded players Radek Stepanek and Lukas Rosol posted win Monday as the Erste Bank Open ATP tennis tournament began in Austria.
Federer passes Berdych in ATP rankings

Federer passes Berdych in ATP rankings

LONDON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Tomas Berdych helped boost the Czech Republic into the Davis Cup finals but lost a place in the ATP world rankings to Roger Federer.

Eliminated Argentina ends Davis Cup semifinal with singles wins

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Argentina closed out its Davis Cup semifinal series against defending champion the Czech Republic Sunday with a pair of dead-rubber singles wins.

Czech Republic clinches Davis Cup finals berth

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Czech Republic reached the Davis Cup finals Saturday with a doubles victory over Argentina.
Stepanek, Berdych give Czechs 2-0 Davis Cup lead

Stepanek, Berdych give Czechs 2-0 Davis Cup lead

BELGRADE, Serbia, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Wins by Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek boosted the Czech Republic to a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five Davis Cup semifinals against Argentina.
Stepanek opens for Czechs against Argentina in Davis Cup semi

Stepanek opens for Czechs against Argentina in Davis Cup semi

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Radek Stepanek was given the first singles match and Tomas Berdych the second for the Czech Republic in its Davis Cup semifinal against Argentina.

James Blake wins, Nicolas Almagro falls in Cincinnati upsets

CINCINNATI, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- American veteran James Blake was a surprise winner but 13th-seeded Nicolas Almagro took a tumble Monday in opening-day play at the Western & Southern Open.

Del Potro, Anderson win twice at Citi Open

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Juan Martin Del Potro and Kevin Anderson both had to win two matches Thursday to set up a quarterfinal meeting at the Citi Open.
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Radek Stepanek
Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic returns a shot to Roger Federer of Switzerland during their semi-final match on Court Central at the Rogers Cup ATP Masters Series at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal on August 11, 2007. Federer won 7-6, 6-2 to advance to the finals. (UPI Photo/Grace Chiu).
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Radek Štěpánek (born 27 November 1978 in Karviná) (Czech pronunciation: ) is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic.

Štěpánek turned professional in 1997. He started on tour as a doubles specialist, winning 12 ATP titles. Since 2002, Štěpánek has focused on being a better singles player while still playing top-level doubles. He is known for his after the shot grunting, his over the top celebrations and his many relationships with WTA players.

Štěpánek first came to mainstream notice when he defeated former world no.1 Gustavo Kuerten in 5 sets on his way to the 3rd round of the 2003 Australian Open.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Radek Stepanek."
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