(born April 3, 1982 in Zvolen
) is a male tennis
player from Slovakia
, who turned professional in 2001. He has been ranked as high as 36th in the world (August 22, 2005).
On October 25, 2004, Beck lost in the final of the St. Petersburg Open
to Mikhail Youzhny
, 6–2, 6–2.
On February 13, 2006 the International Tennis Federation
(ITF) announced Beck had tested positive for the beta agonist clenbuterol
during the 2005 Davis Cup
semifinal for Slovakia
, which Slovakia won 4–1. As a consequence, the ITF suspended him from the game for two years until October 31, 2007.
Beck finished serving his suspension and began playing again in November as an unranked player.He had to go through qualifying rounds in every tournament.
Without a ranking, he had to choose the Tunis challenger as his first tournament to qualify in.He qualified and won his first round match to get his first ranking points.The next week, he had a wild card entry into qualifying for the big Dnepropetrovskchallenger, and qualified to pick up some more points.
He qualified a couple more times at challengers and futures tournaments before winning his final tournament of 2007, the Czech F6 Futures, to finish up the year at #581 after just 5 tournamentsin 6 weeks.
He began 2008 where he left off in 2007, qualifying into and winning his first tournament,Germany's F1 Futures, to boost his ranking into the top-500.
Beck took part in the 2009 Wimbledon......