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Youzhny, Schuettler go for Munich title

MUNICH, Germany, May 4 (UPI) -- Russian Mikhail Youzhny reached his first career final and will face local favorite Rainer Schuettler in the $381,000 BMW Open.

Lapenti advances in Munich

MUNICH, Germany, May 1 (UPI) -- Nicolas Lapentti of Ecuador avenged a previous claycourt loss to Fernando Meligeni of Brazil on Wednesday and advanced to the quarterfinals of the $381,000 BMW

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West takes on Grizzlies challenge

Top seed ousted at Munich

MUNICH, Germany, April 30 (UPI) -- Yevgeny Kafelnikov has yet to find his footing on clay.

Safin, Montolio ousted at Portugal

ESTORIL, Portugal, April 12 (UPI) -- Marat Safin of Russia and defending champion Angeles Montolio of Spain, the top seeds remaining in the men's and women's singles draws, respectively, were ouste

Novak, three other seeds advance

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic cruised to victory Thursday in straight sets in the second round at the Copenhagen Open as he advanced to the quarte

Novak, Schuettler reach second round

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The top two seeds advanced Tuesday to the second round of the Copenhagen Open with straight-sets victories.

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Miami, Nebraska duel for national title

Kafeinikov upset at Qatar

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Top seed Yevgeny Kafelnikov suffered his second straight quarterfinals defeat at the $1 million Qatar Open on Thursday when he fell to 1999 winner and seventh s

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Grossman sits at Orange kickoff

Ivanisevic upset in first round

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic was surprised by a Czech qualifier Wednesday in the second round of the $1 million Qatar Open.

Wimbledon champ win to start year

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic needed three sets Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Qatar 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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