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Bohdan Ulihrach : biography

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Bohdan Ulihrach (born 23 February 1975, in Kolín, Czechoslovakia) is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic.


Ulihrach turned professional in 1993. He won his first top-level singles title in July 1995 at Prague, where he defeated Javier Sánchez in the final. His second followed three months later at Montevideo, where he beat Alberto Berasategui in the final.

In 1996, Ulihrach was part of the Czech Republic team which finished runners-up at the World Team Cup. In 1997, Ulihrach beat the then-World No. 1 Pete Sampras en route to his first hardcourt final at the Indian Wells Masters. He was defeated in the final by Michael Chang. Ulihrach reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 22 in May 1997.

Ulihrach reached the fourth round at both the Australian Open and the French Open, in 1999.

In 2003 he was cleared of a doping charge.

At the 2007 French Open, Ulihrach beat the No. 24 seed Dominik Hrbatý 6–2, 5–7, 6–7(3), 6–4, 6–3 in the first round.

Career statistics

Masters Series singles finals

Runner-ups (1)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1997 Indian Wells USA}} Michael Chang 6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 3–6

Career finals (9)


Wins (3)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 31 July 1995 Prague, Czech Republic Clay ESP}} Javier Sánchez 6–2, 6–2
2. 30 October 1995 Montevideo, Uruguay Clay ESP}} Alberto Berasategui 6–2, 6–3
3. 27 July 1998 Umag, Croatia Clay SWE}} Magnus Norman 6–3, 7–6(0)
Runner-ups (6)
  • 1995
    • St. Poelten
  • 1996
    • Prague
  • 1997
    • Indian Wells AMS
    • Prague
  • 2001
    • Båstad
    • Doha
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