Horia Tecău

Horia Tecău

Horia Tecău
Horia Tecău at the 2012 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, eventual doubles champion
Country  Romania
Residence Constanța, Romania
Born (1985-01-19) January 19, 1985
Brașov, Romania
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 2003
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 2,223,208[1]
Singles
Career record 0–3
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 326 (4 April 2005)
Doubles
Career record 239–156
Career titles 24
Highest ranking No. 5 (27 August 2012)
Current ranking No. 16 (17 November 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2012)
French Open QF (2011)
Wimbledon F (2010, 2011, 2012)
US Open QF (2011)
Other Doubles tournaments
Tour Finals RR (2011, 2012, 2014)
Olympic Games 1R (2012)
Mixed Doubles
Career titles 1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (2012)
French Open 2R (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Wimbledon QF (2013)
US Open 1R (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Last updated on: 20 November 2014.

Horia Tecău (born January 19, 1985 in Brașov, Romania[2]) is a Romanian tennis player who turned pro in 2003, and is a doubles specialist. His career-high doubles ranking is World No. 5, achieved in August 2012. Tecău reached the men's doubles finals of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Wimbledon Championships with Robert Lindstedt and won the 2012 Australian Open mixed doubles title with Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

Contents

  • Career 1
    • 2010 1.1
    • 2011 1.2
    • 2012 1.3
    • 2013 1.4
  • Significant finals 2
    • Grand Slam finals 2.1
      • Doubles: 3 (3 runners-up) 2.1.1
      • Mixed Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up) 2.1.2
    • Masters 1000 finals 2.2
      • Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up) 2.2.1
  • ATP career finals 3
    • Doubles: 38 (24 titles, 14 runners-up) 3.1
  • Doubles Performance Timeline 4
  • ATP Tour career earnings 5
  • Notes 6
  • External links 7

Career

2010

On January 16, 2010, Tecău won his first ATP doubles title at the 2010 Heineken Open in Auckland, New Zealand, partnering Marcus Daniell.

Horia showed a solid game in the beginning of 2010 and won two doubles titles, (one Challenger and one ATP World Tour 250 Series), at Marrakech and Casablanca, which confirmed his good form.

He won his third doubles title at 's-Hertogenbosch and his second with partner Robert Lindstedt (his first with him came in Casablanca).

At the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, Tecău reached, for the first time in his career, a Grand Slam doubles final. He and his partner, Robert Lindstedt, defeated in the quarter finals the pair Tommy Robredo and Marcel Granollers in four sets, qualifying for the semifinals where they defeated the duo Juan Ignacio Chela and Eduardo Schwank. In the final Tecău and Lindstedt were defeated by the pair of Jürgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner.

At Wimbledon mixed doubles, he and his fellow Romanian partner Monica Niculescu, lost in the second round to the pair Marcelo Melo and Rennae Stubbs.

Horia Tecău at the 2010 US Open

At the 2010 Swedish Open, Lindstedt and Tecău won their third title together after winning in the final against Andreas Seppi and Simone Vagnozzi.

At the 2010 Farmers Classic, Tecău and Lindstedt were defeated by the pair Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Rojer in the quarterfinals.

At the 2010 Legg Mason Tennis Classic Tecău and Lindstedt were defeated by the pair Marcos Baghdatis and Stanislas Wawrinka in the first round on the doubles category.

The fifth title of Tecău's career and fourth partnering Lindstedt came at the 2010 Pilot Pen Tennis. The final saw them winning over Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, this being their second title against the Indian-Pakistani pair.

2011

In 2011 Horia started the year alongside his partner, Robert Lindstedt, at the Brisbane International. They had a good start and reached the final of the tournament but a calf injury of Lindstedt forced them to retire after just one set and thus losing the match in favor of Lukáš Dlouhý / Paul Hanley pair. At the Heineken Open Horia was the defending champion and seeded No. 1 with Robert but they were forced to withdrew due to the Swede's left calf injury sustained just days earlier.

At the Australian Open Horia and Robert were seeds No. 11 but despite leading 1–0 in the first round match against wildcards Colin Ebelthite and Adam Feeney they were forced to retire yet again due to Robert's injury.

After the year's first Grand Slam, Horia decided to give his partner, Robert, time to recover and paired for the PBZ Zagreb Indoors with experienced doubles player, Belgian Dick Norman. This was a successful choice and they reached the tournament final and won it.

Following the Zagreb title Horia paired for the next two tournaments with Austrian Julian Knowle and Pakistani Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi but with little success exiting both competitions after the first round. He then paired with fellow countryman Victor Hănescu for their biggest doubles title to date, the 500 point Abierto Mexicano Telcel. In the final they won against Brazilians Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares in straight sets.

In April, they have defended their title in Casablanca, after an impressive display and losing just one set in the first round of the tournament.

He had a good grasscourt season with two finals together with Lindstedt, losing in the final of Wimbledon to the Bryan twins.

At the return to clay he defended his win at Swedish Open again with Lindstedt.

2012

Horia Tecău and Bethanie Mattek-Sands from US have won the Australian Open mixed doubles final on the 29th of January.[3] Reached the semifinals in men´s doubles with Robert Lindstedt and lost to Bob and Mike Bryan in a close 3-setter. Reached for the first time a Masters final in Madrid.

Horia Tecău and Robert Lindstedt separated in Sep 2012[4] after a fruitful three years relationship.

2013

Horia Tecău paired up with Max Mirnyi for 2013. They reach five finals and won three of them.

Significant finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 3 (3 runners-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2010 Wimbledon Grass Robert Lindstedt Jürgen Melzer
Philipp Petzschner
1–6, 5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 2011 Wimbledon Grass Robert Lindstedt Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 2012 Wimbledon Grass Robert Lindstedt Jonathan Marray
Frederik Nielsen
6–4, 4–6, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 3–6

Mixed Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 2012 Australian Open Hard Bethanie Mattek-Sands Elena Vesnina
Leander Paes
6–3, 5–7, [10–3]
Runner-up 2014 Australian Open Hard Sania Mirza Kristina Mladenovic
Daniel Nestor
3–6, 2–6

Masters 1000 finals

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2012 Madrid Clay (blue) Robert Lindstedt Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Marcin Matkowski
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2012 Cincinnati Hard Robert Lindstedt Mahesh Bhupathi
Rohan Bopanna
6–4, 6–4

ATP career finals

Doubles: 38 (24 titles, 14 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–3)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (5–4)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (17–5)
Finals by Surface
Hard (10–6)
Clay (10–3)
Grass (3–4)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. May 17, 2009 Interwetten Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Andrei Pavel Marcelo Melo
André Sá
7–6(11–9), 2–6, [7–10]
Runner-up 2. July 13, 2009 MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany Clay Victor Hănescu František Čermák
Michal Mertiňák
5–7, 4–6
Winner 1. January 16, 2010 Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Marcus Daniell Marcelo Melo
Bruno Soares
7–5, 6–4
Winner 2. April 10, 2010 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco (1) Clay Robert Lindstedt Rohan Bopanna
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–2, 3–6, [10–7]
Winner 3. June 19, 2010 UNICEF Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Robert Lindstedt Lukáš Dlouhý
Leander Paes
1–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Runner-up 3. June 21, 2010 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom1 Grass Robert Lindstedt Jürgen Melzer
Philipp Petzschner
1–6, 5–7, 5–7
Winner 4. July 18, 2010 Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden Clay Robert Lindstedt Andreas Seppi
Simone Vagnozzi
6–4, 7–5
Winner 5. August 28, 2010 Pilot Pen Tennis, New Haven, United States Hard Robert Lindstedt Rohan Bopanna
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 4. January 9, 2011 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Robert Lindstedt Lukáš Dlouhý
Paul Hanley
4–6, ret.
Winner 6. February 6, 2011 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Dick Norman Marcel Granollers
Marc López
6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. February 26, 2011 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico Clay Victor Hănescu Marcelo Melo
Bruno Soares
6–1, 6–3
Winner 8. April 9, 2011 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco(2) Clay Robert Lindstedt Colin Fleming
Igor Zelenay
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 5. June 18, 2011 UNICEF Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Robert Lindstedt Daniele Bracciali
František Čermák
3–6, 6–2, [8–10]
Runner-up 6. July 2, 2011 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom2 Grass Robert Lindstedt Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 9. July 17, 2011 Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden Clay Robert Lindstedt Simon Aspelin
Andreas Siljeström
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 7. August 7, 2011 Legg Mason Tennis Classic, Washington, United States Hard Robert Lindstedt Michaël Llodra
Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(9–7), 6–7(8–10), [7–10]
Runner-up 8. October 9, 2011 China Open, Beijing, China Hard Robert Lindstedt Michaël Llodra
Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(2–7), 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 9. February 19, 2012 Rotterdam Open, Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Robert Lindstedt Michaël Llodra
Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 5–7, [14–16]
Winner 10. April 28, 2012 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay Robert Lindstedt Jérémy Chardy
Łukasz Kubot
7–6(7–2), 6–3
Runner-up 10. May 13, 2012 Madrid Open, Madrid, Spain Clay (blue) Robert Lindstedt Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Marcin Matkowski
3–6, 4–6
Winner 11. June 23, 2012 UNICEF Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Robert Lindstedt Juan Sebastián Cabal
Dmitry Tursunov
6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 11. July 8, 2012 Wimbledon Championships, London, United Kingdom Grass Robert Lindstedt Jonathan Marray
Frederik Nielsen
6–4, 4–6, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 3–6
Winner 12. July 15, 2012 Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden Clay Robert Lindstedt Alexander Peya
Bruno Soares
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 13. August 19, 2012 Cincinnati Masters, Cincinnati, United States Hard Robert Lindstedt Mahesh Bhupathi
Rohan Bopanna
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 12. January 12, 2013 Apia International Sydney, Sydney, Australia Hard Max Mirnyi Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 13. March 3, 2013 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States Hard Max Mirnyi James Blake
Jack Sock
4-6, 4-6
Winner 14. April 28, 2013 BRD Năstase Ţiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay Max Mirnyi Lukáš Dlouhý
Oliver Marach
4-6, 6-4, [10-6]
Winner 15. June 22, 2013 Topshelf Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Max Mirnyi Andre Begemann
Martin Emmrich
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 16. October 6, 2013 China Open, Beijing, China Hard Max Mirnyi Fabio Fognini
Andreas Seppi
6-4, 6-2
Winner 17. February 9, 2014 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Jean-Julien Rojer Philipp Marx
Michal Mertiňák
3-6, 6-4, [10-2]
Runner-up 14. February 16, 2014 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Jean-Julien Rojer Michaël Llodra
Nicolas Mahut
2–6, 6–7(7–4)
Winner 18 April 12, 2014 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco Clay Jean-Julien Rojer Tomasz Bednarek
Lukáš Dlouhý
6–2, 6–2
Winner 19. April 27, 2014 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay Jean-Julien Rojer Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Marcin Matkowski
6-4, 6-4
Winner 20. June 22, 2014 Topshelf Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Jean-Julien Rojer Scott Lipsky
Santiago González
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 21. August 3, 2014 Citi Open, Washington DC., United States Hard Jean-Julien Rojer Samuel Groth
Leander Paes
7-5, 6-4
Winner 22. September 27, 2014 Shenzhen Open, Shenzhen, China Hard Jean-Julien Rojer Chris Guccione
Sam Groth
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 23. October 5, 2014 China Open, Beijing, China Hard Jean-Julien Rojer Julien Benneteau
Vasek Pospisil
6–7(6–8), 7–5, [10–5]
Winner 24. October 26, 2014 Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain Hard (i) Jean-Julien Rojer Kevin Anderson
Jérémy Chardy
6-4, 6-2

Doubles Performance Timeline

Current through the Toronto
Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 3R 2R 1R SF 2R 2R 9–6
French Open A A A A A 2R 2R 1R QF 2R 2R 3R 9–7
Wimbledon A A A A A LQ 3R F F F 3R 3R 21–6
US Open A A A A A 2R 2R 3R QF 3R 1R 3R 11–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 6–4 8–4 11–4 12–4 4–4 7–4 50–26
Year End Championships
ATP World Tour Finals Did Not Qualify RR RR DNQ RR 2–7
Olympic Games
Doubles NH A Not Held A Not Held 1R NH 0–1
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A A A A 1R 2R A 1R 1–3
Miami A A A A 1R A A 1R QF 1R A 1R 2–5
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A A 1R 2R QF 1R 1–3
Hamburg A A A A A A Held as Madrid (Clay) 0–0
Madrid (clay) Held as Hamburg A 2R 1R F QF 2R 5–4
Rome A A A A A A A A QF SF SF 1R 4–2
Canada A A A A A A A 2R 2R SF 2R QF 5–5
Cincinnati A A A A A A A 1R 2R W 2R QF 7–4
Madrid (hard) A A A A A A Held as Shanghai 0–0
Shanghai Held as Madrid (Hard) A R2 QF R2 1R 1R 2–4
Paris A A A A A A A 1R 2R 2R SF SF 4–5
Year End Ranking 495 215 511 258 175 87 46 15 12 9 23 16

ATP Tour career earnings

Year Majors ATP wins Total wins Earnings ($) Money list rank
2003 0 0 0 3,714 821 [5]
2004 0 0 0 17,433 414 [6]
2005 0 0 0 16,416 428 [7]
2006 0 0 0 14,360 501 [8]
2007 0 0 0 18,625 455 [9]
2008 0 0 0 47,861, 310 [10]
2009 0 0 0 103,430 202 [11]
2010 0 5 5 241,780 116 [12]
2011 0 4 4 447,311 70[13]
2012 0 4 4 497,956 61[14]
2013 0 3 3 294,482 146[15]
2014 0 3 3 105,635 100[16]
Career 0 13 13 $ 1,809,808 351 [17]

Notes

  1. ^ Horia Tecău site: Association of Tennis Professionals
  2. ^ "Horia Tecău profile". daviscup.com. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  3. ^ "Mattek-Sands, Tecau take mixed title". Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Robert Lindstedt pairs with Nenad Zimonjić for 2013". Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2003 Prize Money". 
  6. ^ "2004 Prize Money". 
  7. ^ "2005 Prize Money". 
  8. ^ "2006 Prize Money". 
  9. ^ "2007 Prize Money". 
  10. ^ "2008 Prize Money". 
  11. ^ "2009 Prize Money". 
  12. ^ "2010 Prize Money". 
  13. ^ "2011 Prize Money". 
  14. ^ "2012 Prize Money". 
  15. ^ "2013 Prize Money". 
  16. ^ "2014 Prize Money". 
  17. ^ "Career Prize Money". 

External links

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Flagbearer for  Romania
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