David Prinosil

David Prinosil (born 9 March 1973) is a former tennis player from Germany, who turned professional in 1991.

David Prinosil
Country (sports) Germany
ResidencePrague, Czech Republic
Born (1973-03-09) 9 March 1973
Olomouc, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1991
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$4,016,496
Career record169–221
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 28 (23 April 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1995, 2001)
French Open3R (1992)
Wimbledon4R (2000)
US Open2R (1996, 1999)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1996, 2000)
Career record254–208
Career titles10
Highest rankingNo. 12 (20 August 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (2001)
French OpenF (1993)
WimbledonQF (2002)
US OpenSF (1999)

Prinosil was born in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia, but later moved to Germany. He represented his country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where he was defeated in the first round by Daniel Vacek of the Czech Republic. In the doubles competition in Stone Mountain Park he won the Bronze medal partnering Marc-Kevin Goellner. He was the first ever opponent of Tim Henman in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, in the first round of Wimbledon in 1994.

The right-hander reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2000 and the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters in 1999 and the Paris Masters in 2000. Prinosil won three career titles in singles, and reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 23 April 2001, when he became world No. 28.

ATP career finals

Singles: 6 (3–3)

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (3–3)
Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 1995 Newport, United States Grass David Wheaton 7–6(7–3), 5–7, 6–2
Win 2–0 Oct 1996 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Petr Korda 6–1, 6–2
Loss 2–1 Mar 1998 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet (i) Magnus Gustafsson 6–3, 1–6, 1–6
Loss 2–2 Feb 1999 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet (i) Marc Rosset 3–6, 4–6
Win 3–2 Jun 2000 Halle, Germany Grass Richard Krajicek 6–3, 6–2
Loss 3–3 Nov 2000 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Yevgeny Kafelnikov 2–6, 5–7

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