Czech tennis player who turned pro in 1996; by 2013, he was a five-time singles ATP career titleholder and 16-time doubles ATP career titleholder.
He wanted to be a hockey goalie when he was a child.
He became an ardent fan of Ivan Lendl.
He married Nicole Vaidisova.
He was defeated by Andy Roddick in 2008 at a San Jose final.