"I've had some hard time in the year since the surgery," said Stepanek. We gather information from public sources to create complete and current Background Reports & Reputation Scores for everyone.Together with Tomas Berdych, Stepanek led the Czech Republic to Davis Cup titles in 20, becoming the first player ever to win two decisive fifth rubbers in two consecutive Davis Cup finals.
The 38-year-old, who struggled with back problems in recent years, reached a career-high of eighth in the singles rankings in 2006.
He won the Davis Cup alongside Tomas Berdych with the Czech Republic in 20.
If you have to deal with the same thing from the other side, it was quite too much.
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Czech tabloids have recently said Stepanek was dating Vaidisova again.
Born on Nov 27, 1978 in the eastern Czech city of Karvina, Stepanek reached a career-high eighth spot in the singles rankings in 2006.
For Davis Cup ties, he wore a T-shirt he had designed, with a big lion design on the front, a symbol of his country, complete with the state emblem - and which Andy Murray's mother Judy once called "staggeringly bad".
Stepanek also chose his partners in the tennis world - he was once engaged to Martina Hingis, and shortly after splitting with his wife, former world number seven Nicole Vaidisova, in 2013, he started dating two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.
Her mother is the one who introduced her to tennis when she was still very young.
She started dating a fellow tennis player, Radek Stepanek, who is 11 years older than her, back in 2007.
Model Ester Satorova, girlfriend of Tomas Berdych watches his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Bernard Tomic of Australia on day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club Speaking about dating a non-tennis pro, Berdych said: ‘Actually, yes, I see big difference.