Robin Vik

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Robin Vik Tennis player
Robin Vik
Nation: Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic
Birthday: 5th February 1980
Size: 183 cm
Weight: 76 kg
1st professional season: 1998
Playing hand: Right, two-handed backhand
Prize money: $ 700,030
Career record: 20:38
Highest ranking: 57 (January 9, 2006)
Grand Slam record
Career record: 12:22
Highest ranking: 74 (January 8, 2007)
Grand Slam record
Sources: official player profiles at the ATP / WTA and ITF (see web links )

Robin Vik (born February 5, 1980 in Hradec Králové ) is a former Czech tennis player .


Vik started playing tennis when he was six. He played quite successfully on the ITF Junior Tour between 1995 and 1998 and at the end of 1997 he achieved his best result in the junior world rankings with rank 8. He was most successful at the Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne . There he reached the quarter-finals in both singles and doubles in 1997. In 1998 he only lost in the same place in the semifinals against Julien Jeanpierre . After Wimbledon in 1998 he ended his junior career.

From 1998 Vik played more tournaments in the professional area, mainly on the second and third class ITF Future Tour and ATP Challenger Tour . On the Future Tour he was able to win five single and one double titles.

On the Challenger Tour, Vik never made it past the semi-finals for the first few years. His first appearance on the ATP World Tour was in Kitzbühel in 2003 . There he lost after qualifying against Florin Mergea in three sets. The year 2004 was not very successful for him and he fell out of the top 400 in the world. In 2005 he came as a surprise to his first success on the Challenger Tour. He played his way up to the final in Breslau as a qualifier, in which he beat Michal Tabara , then number 78 in the world, in two sets. Just a month later he was able to repeat this success in Kyoto . As a result, he made it into the top 200 for the first time. At the French Open , he achieved his first successful qualification for a Grand Slam tournament . In the first round he defeated Kevin Kim - his only Grand Slam victory of his career - but had to admit defeat to Carlos Moyá in the second round . He was able to win two more Challenger tournaments this year and was in the semi-finals in St. Petersburg , which he lost to Nicolas Kiefer . Vik finished his most successful year, which he started outside the top 400, in 63rd place.

In 2006 Vik played more tournaments on the World Tour and competed in all Grand Slams, but was mostly eliminated in the first or second round. At the challenge level, he was able to secure another single title in Prague and his first double title in Sunrise . At the end of the year it had slipped out of the top 100 again. Vik played more on the Challenger Tour in 2007. After a one-year break, he fought his way back up the world rankings in 2008. In 2009 he qualified for the tournament in Kitzbühel , where he failed in the first round to Nicolás Massú . His last success on the Challenger Tour came in Oberstaufen by beating his compatriot Jan Minář in the final . After he continued to slide in the world rankings in 2010, Vik ended his career at the end of 2010.

Vik played for 1. FC Nürnberg during his active time in the tennis Bundesliga . After his resignation he played for the men 30 of the TB Erlangen .


Legend (number of victories)
Grand Slam
ATP World Tour Finals
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
ATP World Tour 500
ATP World Tour 250
ATP Challenger Tour (9)


Tournament victories

No. date competition Topping Final opponent Result
1. February 6, 2005 PolandPoland Wroclaw Hard court (i) Czech RepublicCzech Republic Michal Tabara 6: 4, 6: 3
2. March 20, 2005 JapanJapan Kyoto Carpet (i) Czech RepublicCzech Republic Pavel Šnobel 6: 4, 6: 4
3. April 24, 2005 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Nottingham Hard court United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jonathan Marray 6: 3, 6: 2
4th August 14, 2005 AustriaAustria Graz Hard court CroatiaCroatia Roco Karanušić 6: 4, 4: 2 problem
5. May 14, 2006 Czech RepublicCzech Republic Prague sand Czech RepublicCzech Republic Jan Hájek 6: 4, 7: 6 4
6th July 12, 2009 GermanyGermany Oberstaufen sand Czech RepublicCzech Republic Jan Minář 6: 1, 6: 2


Tournament victories

No. date competition Topping partner Final opponent Result
1. March 19, 2006 United StatesUnited States Sunrise Hard court Czech RepublicCzech Republic Petr Pála United StatesUnited States Goran Dragicevic Dmitri Tursunov
6: 4, 6: 2
2. March 4, 2007 FranceFrance Cherbourg Hard court (i) SlovakiaSlovakia Michal Mertiňák PolandPoland Łukasz Kubot Dick Norman
6: 2, 6: 4
3. May 3, 2009 Czech RepublicCzech Republic Ostrava sand Czech RepublicCzech Republic Jan Hájek SlovakiaSlovakia Matúš Horečný Tomáš Janči
6: 2, 6: 4

Web links

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