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Radek Stepanek, Mardy Fish among Day 1 winners at Citi Open

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- Former Citi Open winner Radek Stepanek and American Mardy Fish each advanced with first-round victories Monday in Day 1 of the Washington event.
Federer beaten in Wimbledon second round

Federer beaten in Wimbledon second round

LONDON, June 26 (UPI) -- Defending champion Roger Federer was beaten in four sets Wednesday, the biggest upset in a day of unexpected results and injuries at Wimbledon.
Simon, Seppi to meet in Eastbourne semifinals

Simon, Seppi to meet in Eastbourne semifinals

EASTBOURNE, England, June 20 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Gilles Simon and seventh-seeded Andreas Seppi advanced to semifinals Thursday of the Aegon International tennis tournament in England.

Ivan Dodig sends Milos Raonic packing in Eastbourne upset

EASTBOURNE, England, June 19 (UPI) -- Croatia's Ivan Dodig sent top-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic packing Wednesday with a second-round upset at the grass-court Aegon International.

Julien Benneteau upends Kevin Anderson in early Eastbourne match

EASTBOURNE, England, June 18 (UPI) -- Frenchman Julien Benneteau scored an upset victory at the grass-court Aegon International Tuesday, taking out fifth-seeded Kevin Anderson in first-round play.
Cilic, Nishikori wins first-rounders in Rome

Cilic, Nishikori wins first-rounders in Rome

ROME, May 13 (UPI) -- Seeded players Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori collected first-round wins Monday at the Italian Masters tennis tournament in Rome.
Dimitrov beats Djokovic in Madrid Open

Dimitrov beats Djokovic in Madrid Open

MADRID, May 7 (UPI) -- Grigor Dimitrov ousted world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in a three-set marathon Tuesday in a second-round match at the Madrid Open.

Pablo Andujar upends Marin Cilic; Gilles Simon advances at Madrid Open

MADRID, May 5 (UPI) -- Pablo Andujar upended 10th-seeded Marin Cilic and No. 16 Gilles Simon also advanced Sunday, opening the men's singles competition at the Madrid Open.
Dodig beats Cilic at ATP's BMW Open

Dodig beats Cilic at ATP's BMW Open

MUNICH, Germany, May 1 (UPI) -- Ivan Dodig claimed a second-round upset of No. 2-seeded Marin Cilic in Wednesday's play at the BMW Open tennis tournament in Germany.
Stepanek, Monfils advance to BMW Open second round

Stepanek, Monfils advance to BMW Open second round

MUNICH, Germany, April 30 (UPI) -- Radek Stepanek and Gael Monfils came away with first-round upset wins Tuesday at the BMW Open tennis tournament in Germany.
Doubles win keeps Kazakhs in Davis Cup

Doubles win keeps Kazakhs in Davis Cup

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, April 6 (UPI) -- Andrey Golubev and Yuriy Schukin kept Kazakhstan's Davis Cup hopes alive with a straight-set win Saturday in doubles over the Czech Republic.
Czechs up 2-0 in Davis Cup quarters

Czechs up 2-0 in Davis Cup quarters

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, April 5 (UPI) -- Jan Hajek and Lukas Rosol posted wins Friday that put the Czech Republic up 2-0 in its best-of-five Davis Cup quarterfinal versus Kazakhstan.
Hajek, Rosol gets singles call for Czechs

Hajek, Rosol gets singles call for Czechs

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, April 4 (UPI) -- Defending champion Czech Republic will use Jan Hajek and Lukas Rosol for its Davis Cup singles matches this week in a quarterfinal series in Kazakhstan.
Czechs begin Davis Cup title defense in Switzerland

Czechs begin Davis Cup title defense in Switzerland

GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Stanislas Wawrinka was given the leadoff spot for Switzerland in a first-round series this weekend against defending Davis Cup champion Czech Republic.
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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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