David Rikl

David Rikl ( born February 27, 1971 in Brandys, then Czechoslovakia ) is a former Czech tennis player.


Rikl was a doubles specialist, winning 30 titles in his career on the ATP Tour. He got a total of two times in the final of a Grand Slam, but lost both. At Wimbledon, he failed in 2001 on the side of his compatriot Jiří Novák the Americans Donald Johnson and Jared Palmer in four sets. Three years later at the U.S. Open, he moved unset with Leander Paes to the finals, where they but clearly Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor documents. His successes celebrated Rikl with different partners, including Novák, Paes and Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov. With a total of 13 common titles and 16 other finals investments he was with Novák by far the most successful. Its highest ranking in the ATP doubles world ranking reached Rikl on August 20, 2001 Rank 4 Although he never won a singles title, he was quoted at rank 41 in the top 50 in the world rankings in singles May 2, 1994.

2005 ended Rikl his active career.





* In the finals only Grand Slam tournaments are considered.