Jiri Vanek Bio

  • Began playing tennis at age nine with his father, Jiri, who is a businessman; mother, Lubica, is a nurse
  • Nickname is Vana
  • During junior career, reached SF at Roland Garros and QF at Australian Open in 1996 along with SF at European Championships
  • Won Galea Cup (Michal Tabara and Ota Fukarek) in 1995
  • Played hockey, soccer, track and field as a youngster
  • A big hockey fan and favorite NHL teams are Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres
  • Says if he wasnít a tennis player, would be a hockey player because itís most popular sport in Czech Republic
  • Played in two hockey games in November 2000 against fellow players from Slovak Republic and split series, with Slovaks winning 8-4 on the road and Czechs taking a 4-2 victory in Slovakia
  • Considers service and forehand as strengths and favorite surface is clay
  • Wife, Marketa (married Nov. 29, 2002)
  • Son, Jiri Giorgio (born May, 17, 2003)
  • Coached by countryman Ivan Jankovsky (since 2004) and fitness trainer is Petr Pech.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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