Karol Beck bigraphy, stories - Slovakian tennis player

Karol Beck : biography

April 3, 1982 -

Karol Beck (born April 3, 1982 in Zvolen) is a male tennis player from Slovakia, who turned professional in 2001. His career-high singles ranking is World No. 36, achieved in August 2005.

Challenger Career Finals

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 6 August 2001 Togliatti, Russia Hard AUT}} Alexander Peya 2–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 8 July 2002 Bristol, England Grass AUT}} Alexander Peya 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 15 July 2002 Manchester, England Grass BLR}} Vladimir Voltchkov 4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 3. 4 November 2002 Bratislava, Slovakia Carpet (I) FRA}} Antony Dupuis 6–4, 4–6, 6–7(1–7)
Winner 2. 20 January 2003 Heilbronn, Germany Carpet (I) AUT}} Jürgen Melzer 6–2, 5–7, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 4. 17 February 2003 Andrezieux, France Hard (I) FRA}} Thierry Ascione 4–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 2 February 2004 Wrocław, Poland Hard (I) CZE}} Jan Hernych 6–7(4–7), 6–2, 6–2
Winner 4. 31 May 2004 Surbiton, England Grass RSA}} Wesley Moodie 6–4, 6–4
Winner 5. 14 March 2005 Sunrise, United States Hard ITA}} Davide Sanguinetti 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 13 October 2008 Kolding, Denmark Hard (I) CRO}} Roko Karanušić 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 17 November 2008 Helsinki, Finland Hard (I) RUS}} Dmitry Tursunov 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 26 January 2009 Heilbronn, Germany Carpet (I) GER}} Benjamin Becker 4–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 6 July 2009 Pozoblanco, Spain Hard BRA}} Thiago Alves 6–4, 6–3
Winner 7. 8 February 2010 Bergamo, Italy Hard (I) LUX}} Gilles Müller 6–4, 6–4
Winner 8. 15 February 2010 Belgrade, Serbia Carpet (I) SRB}} Ilija Bozoljac 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 8. 8 March 2010 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Hard (I) FRA}} Édouard Roger-Vasselin 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 0–1 ret.
Winner 9. 11 October 2010 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard LUX}} Gilles Müller 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 9. 13 March 2011 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Hard (I) BIH}} Amer Delić W/O
Winner 10. 7 August 2011 Segovia, Spain Hard FRA}} Grégoire Burquier 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 10. 6 November 2011 Eckental, Germany Carpet (I) USA}} Rajeev Ram 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 17 June 2012 Nottingham, Great Britain Grass SVN}} Grega Žemlja 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 4–6

Singles Performance Timeline

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 2R 3R A A A LQ Q1 1R 1R 3–5
French Open A 1R 1R 1R A A A Q1 1R A 1R 0–5
Wimbledon 2R 1R 3R 1R A A LQ 2R 2R 3R 1R 7–8
US Open A 1R 4R 1R A A LQ 1R Q1 1R 1R 3–6
Win–Loss 1–1 0–4 6–4 2–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–3 0–4 0–0 13–24
Career Statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1
Year End Ranking 117 66 44 57 N/A 582 145 114 103 101 141
Living octopus

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