Lukas Dlouhy Bio

  • Began playing tennis at age five
  • Older sister, Barbara was Czech Republic national champion when growing up and is now a tennis coach so he followed her example
  • Enjoyed playing hockey as a teenager and chose tennis over hockey at age 15
  • In his spare time, likes roller-skating, going to cinema and playing hockey every week when at home during winter
  • Father, Ales, works in business management and mother, Natasha, is a school teacher
  • Both parents made sacrifices by moving with him to Prague to support his tennis career
  • Grew up playing on clay courts
  • Favorite shot is drop shot
  • Idol growing up was Yevgeny Kafelnikov and also admires Canadian hockey player Mario Lemieux
  • Has a 3-3 career Davis Cup record (2-2 in singles) in four ties
  • Fitness trainer is Joe Ivanko and coached by former ATP pro David Prinosil.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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