Jiri Vesely Bio

  • Started playing tennis aged four on his own at home against the wall after watching his father, Jiri, a tennis coach, play
  • Mother, Irena, is a shoe company manager; has two sisters, Aneta and Natalie
  • Idols growing up were Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych
  • Favourite surfaces are hard and clay courts, favourite shot is serve
  • If he wasn't a tennis player, he would do something related to sports
  • Supports Slavia Prague football club
  • Fitness coach is Jozef Ivanko (since 2008). Named ATP Star of Tomorrow Award presented by Emirates in November 2013
  • This new category, replacing the player-voted Newcomer of the Year, is awarded to the youngest player who finished in the Top 100 of Emirates ATP Rankings (as of 28 October)
  • Began season ranked outside the Top 250, broke into the Top 100 on 8 July two days before his 20th birthday and reached a career-high No. 78 by August. The Czech made his tour-level main draw debut as a qualifier at Roland Garros and also won three ATP Challenger Tour titles from five finals
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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