Dominik Hrbaty Bio

  • Nicknamed “Dominator”
  • Named ATP Newcomer of the Year in 1996
  • Father, is an architecture engineer
  • Younger brother is an umpire
  • Favorite soccer teams are Barcelona, Ajax and Bratislava
  • Speaks four languages (Slovakian, English, Czech, and German)
  • Enjoys mountain biking, deep sea fishing, and skiing
  • Was a competitive skier until age 11 when he decided to pursue tennis full-time
  • A self-proclaimed movie maniac, he travels with a portable DVD player to watch his favorites
  • Also collects coins, from New Zealand only
  • A fitness addict and aspires to someday run the New York City Marathon
  • Sports idols include Ivan Lendl and Olympians Carl Lewis, Sergei Bubka and skier Alberto Tomba
  • Received an award from his country’s president after being named Player of the Year in 2000 season
  • His favorite hobby is to play in two charity ice hockey games at end of season between tennis players from Czech Republic and Slovak Republic
  • Played in annual street hockey challenge in MontrTal in 2003 vs. NHL players
  • Has a 31-23 career Davis Cup record (26-12 in singles) in 24 ties since 1996
  • Fitness trainer is Ivan Gabrovic.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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