(born 27 February 1971 in Brandys
) is a former professional tennis player from the Czech Republic
. The left-handed Rikl turned professional in 1989. The Czech's success came mostly in doubles, having been a runner-up at the 2004 US Open
and 2001 Wimbledon Championships
. However, Rikl did achieve a top-100 singles ranking when he became World No. 41 on 2 May 1994. He won thirty-nineOn Rikl's ATP profile, it states that Rikl won 30 titles. If you go into the Playing activity
section, you'll notice that, from 1989 when he turned pro until his last title in 2004, he won more than 30 titles. doubles titles. He currently resides in London. Rikl retired from the professional tour in 2005.
Partnership with Jiří Novák
Rikl won most of his titles in the early 2000s and late 1990s with compatriot Jiří Novák
. He and Novák made a run to the 2001 Wimbledon Championships
finals, losing to Donald Johnson
and Jared Palmer
in four sets. Rikl won fourteen of his titles with Novák, and at one point the titles that Rikl did win were with Novák nine times straight.
Grand Slam doubles finals
Doubles wins (30)
Doubles performance timeline
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