Radek Stepanek Bio

  • Nicknamed “Steps” by his countrymen
  • Began playing at age three with his father, Vlastimil, who is a tennis coach; mother, Hana, is a librarian; brother, Martin, is a policeman
  • His hometown of Karvina is an industrial mining town in north of Czech Republic near Polish border
  • Admired Ivan Lendl while growing up
  • Hobbies are playing soccer, floorball and hockey (wanted to be a goalie as a youngster)
  • His favorite NHL players are countrymen Jaromir Jagr and Dominik Hasek. Enjoys playing on all surfaces
  • Considers his serve as best shot
  • Since 2001, has worked with countryman Petr Korda in Bradenton, Florida part-time
  • Best friend on tour is countryman Jiri Novak.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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