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Djokovic, Federer post second-round wins in Dubai

Djokovic, Federer post second-round wins in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic cruised to a win but Roger Federer had to overcome a series of breaks Wednesday at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Djokovic wins, del Potro retires at Dubai Duty Free tournament

Djokovic wins, del Potro retires at Dubai Duty Free tournament

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Defending champion Novak Djokovic posted a solid straight-set victory Tuesday in a first-round match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Evans, Phua make semifinals in Zagreb

Evans, Phua make semifinals in Zagreb

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Late entrant David Evans and qualifier Bjorn Phau had wins Friday that lifted them into the semifinals of the PBZ Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament.
Cilic advances to quarterfinals in Zagreb

Cilic advances to quarterfinals in Zagreb

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Marin Cilic had a straight-set win Wednesday and gained a spot in the quarterfinals of the PBZ Zagreb Indoors, a tennis tournament he has won three times.

Czech Republic goes up 2-1 in Davis Cup series with Netherlands

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Defending Davis Cup champion Czech Republic took a 2-1 lead in its opening-round series with the Netherlands.
Haas pulls Netherlands even with Czechs in Davis Cup

Haas pulls Netherlands even with Czechs in Davis Cup

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Robin Haase posted a five-set win that allowed the Netherlands to leave Friday's play with a 1-1 tie against the Czech Republic in a Davis Cup first round.
Stepanek, Berdych lead Czechs back into Davis Cup play

Stepanek, Berdych lead Czechs back into Davis Cup play

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych lead the Czech Republic into this weekend's Davis Cup first round seeking a third consecutive championship.
Del Potro wins in three-set quarterfinal in Sydney

Del Potro wins in three-set quarterfinal in Sydney

SYDNEY, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- No. 1-seed Juan Martin del Potro was pushed to a third set Thursday before he finished a quarterfinal win at the Apia International Sydney tennis tournament.
Del Potro escaped series of ATP upsets in Sydney

Del Potro escaped series of ATP upsets in Sydney

SYDNEY, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro escaped the upset bug that took out four other seeded players Wednesday at the Apia International Sydney tennis tournament.
Tomic begins Apia title defense with win

Tomic begins Apia title defense with win

SYDNEY, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Bernard Tomic opened defense of his Apia International Sydney championship with an upset Tuesday of Marcel Granollers.
Djokovic gets rankings points, Nadal still well ahead for No. 1

Djokovic gets rankings points, Nadal still well ahead for No. 1

LONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic gains 150 rankings points this week for his two wins in the Davis Cup final but still trails world No. 1 Rafael Nadal.

Radek Stepanek boosts Czech Republic to Davis Cup repeat

BELGRADE, Serbia, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Radek Stepanek routed Serbia's Dusan Lajovic in the fifth and decisive rubber of the Davis Cup Finals Sunday, winning the event for the Czech Republic.
Czechs win doubles; one match from Davis Cup title repeat

Czechs win doubles; one match from Davis Cup title repeat

BELGRADE, Serbia, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek posted a doubles win against Serbia Saturday, putting the Czechs within one match win of repeating as Davis Cup champions.
Djokovic, Berdych win; Davis Cup tied 1-1

Djokovic, Berdych win; Davis Cup tied 1-1

BELGRADE, Serbia, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Wins by Top 10 players Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych left Serbia and the Czech Republic tied 1-1 Friday in the best-of-five Davis Cup final.
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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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