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Prague, Nov 14 (CTK) – Czech tennis star Radek Stepanek, two-time Davis Cup winner, ended his career at the age of 38 today, he has told journalists. Photo: By Shev123 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Stepanek is a former eighth best tennis player of the world and a bronze medalist in mixed doubles from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

In 2006, he advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinal. In all, he gained five ATP titles.

In doubles, he won two grand slam tournaments. Along with Indian Leander Paes, he was the winner of the Australian Open 2012 and the US Open 2013.

Stepanek, born in Karvina, north Moravia, contributed to the Czech Republic’ two victories in the Davis Cup. Along with Tomas Berdych, he led the victorious Czech team in 2012 and 2013.

In both cases, Stepanek won the decisive match in the finals against Spain and Serbia, respectively.

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