Breznice, Czech Republic
The former Boys’ Singles and Doubles champion at the 2011 Australian Open and No. 1 junior in the ITF world junior rankings (2011) did not fare so well in his professional Australian Open debut, falling in the first round to Anderson in 2014 and again the following year against Troicki. Career highlights include getting to the third round of Wimbledon in 2014 as a wildcard, beating Gael Monfils in the second round, and winning nine Futures singles titles and three Challengers singles titles. His biggest accomplishment of 2015 thus far was reaching his first ATP World Tour final in Auckland—highlights include defeating No. 16-ranked Anderson in the semi-finals and fellow first-time ATP World Tour finalist Mannarino for the championship. Vesely proved that his serve is his best (and favorite) shot when he led the tournament in aces and service games won. Veseley started tennis at the age of four after being inspired by his father, a tennis coach.