26 Facts About Peter Luczak


Peter Luczak is a retired professional tennis player for Australia.

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Peter Luczak came to Australia at 9 months of age, when his parents, Eva and Kris, left Warsaw in 1980, where they settled in Melbourne.

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Peter Luczak started playing tennis at the age of 5, he was introduced to the game by his Polish born father Kris.

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Peter Luczak did not have major success at junior level and was not able to receive funding from Tennis Australia nor have a major sponsor.

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Peter Luczak was able to gain a tennis scholarship at Fresno State University, which helped his tennis development and in the process getting a degree in finance without the financial burden.

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Peter Luczak turned professional in 2000 and spent the year playing on the ITF Futures and ATP Challenger Series circuit during his break from university.

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Peter Luczak made his Grand Slam debut in 2003 at the Australian Open where he reached the 3rd round defeating Attila Savolt and Renzo Furlan before losing to Mario Ancic.

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Peter Luczak made his Davis Cup debut for Australia in 2005 against Argentina on grass, where he lost a dead rubber to Guillermo Coria, in addition to this he reached his best ever performance at ATP level where reached the semi-finals as a qualifier beating Fernando Gonzalez at the Brasil Open along the way before losing to Alberto Martin.

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Peter Luczak equalled his best Australian Open performance by making the third round in 2006 losing in four sets to Tommy Haas indoors as the roof was closed due to the heat rule.

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Peter Luczak represented Australia against Switzerland in Davis Cup and defeating Michael Lammer to help Australia win that tie.

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In 2007 Peter Luczak finished the season in the top 100 for the first time.

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Peter Luczak based that on winning a career best four titles on the ATP Challenger Series circuit, all of these titles came on the clay.

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Peter Luczak lost to Jonas Bjorkman at Roland Garros in the first round after leading 2 sets to 0 and played against Serbia in the World Group promotion tie in Belgrade where he lost to Novak Djokovic and Boris Pasanski.

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Peter Luczak won the Copa Petrobras Masters event where the best performers in the series play off where he beat Thomaz Bellucci.

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In 2009, Peter Luczak did not receive a wild card to the Australian Open and he lost in the last round of qualification to Wayne Odesnik.

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Peter Luczak continued his comeback from the pelvis problem on the Challenger circuit, where he made the semis in Burnie and Meknes.

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Peter Luczak defeated Flock in the last round of qualification for the Furth Challenger where he won the event without dropping a set in the main draw.

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Peter Luczak made the semis in Lugano losing to Stanislas Wawrinka and qualified for Bastad defeating Alberto Martin and then losing to Tommy Robredo.

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Peter Luczak won the challenger in Poznan and made the semis in San Marino losing to Potito Starace.

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Peter Luczak followed that result with another Challenger title in Cordenons where he defeated Christophe Rochus and Olivier Rochus in the semi final and the final.

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Peter Luczak defeated Jose Acasuso of Argentina in the first round and defeated the number 2 seed Tomas Berdych in the second round.

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Peter Luczak then lost to defending champion Rafael Nadal in the first round of the Australian Open.

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Peter Luczak followed up his Australian season by competing in the 2010 Movistar Open where he reached the quarter-finals before losing to Juan Monaco.

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Peter Luczak attended the High School Mazenod College in Mulgrave from 1992 to 1997.

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Peter Luczak is married to Swedish born nobility Anna Catarina Ericsdotter Queckfeldt, grand daughter of famous Swedish Olympic bronze medalist dressage rider, Countess Maud von Rosen.

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Together they have a son, Sebastian Oliver Peter Luczak born in Sweden on 4 June 2006 and a daughter Millie born in March 2009.

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