Umag, Croatia, ATP 250, 540 310 euro, clay, outdoor: 1R, Andrej MARTIN (SVK) - Denis ISTOMIN (UZB) 6-3 6-2, 2R: Andrey RUBLEV (RUS) 6-7(5) 6-7(5) 5-7; Gstaad, Switzerland, WTA International, 250 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Rebecca SRAMKOVA (SVK) - Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB) 6-3 6-4 FIRST WTA MAIN DRAW WIN!, 2R: Carina WITTHOEFT (GER) 6-2 2-6 2-6; Poznan, Poland, ATP challenger, POZNAN OPEN, € 64,000, clay, outdoor: Doubles, 1R, Igor ZELENAY (SVK)/Rameez JUNAID (AUS) - Sriram BALAJI/Vijay Sundar PRASHANTH (IND) 6-4 6-4, QF: Hubert HURKACZ/Szymon WALKOW (POL) 6-3 6-4, SF: Guido ADNREOZZI (ARG)/Jaume MUNAR (ESP) ?-?; Bastad, Sweden, ATP Tour, SkiStar Swedish Open, € 482 060, clay, outdoor: Doubles, 1R, Hans PODLIPNIK-CASTILLO (CHIL)/Andrei VASILEVSKI (BLR) -Elias YMER/Mikael YMER (SWE) 4-6 3-6; Aschaffenburg, Germany, ITF Womens Circuit, 10. Schönbusch Open powered by Brandt & Partner Internationale bayerische Meisterschaften der Damen, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Lenka JURIKOVA (SVK) - Lisa MATVYIENKO (UKR) 6-7(3) 3-6; Denia, Spain, ITF Futures, ORYSOL ITF FUTURES CIUDAD DE DENIA, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vadym URSU (UKR) - David VEGA HERNANDEZ (ESP) 1-6 1-6; Brno, Czech Republic, ITF Futures, BRNO OPEN, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vaclav SAFRANEK (CZE) - Ivan SABANOV (CRO) 6-4 6-3, 2R: Michael VRBENSKY (CZE) 6-1 retired, QF: Alex MOLCAN (SVK) 7-6(4) 3-0 Retired, SF: Juan Pablo FICOVICH (ARG) ?-?; 1QR, David JURAS (SVK) - Dominik RECEK (CZE) 7-6(3) 6-2, 2QR: David MARTINEK (CZE) 7-6(3) 6-2, Qualifying Final: Andrej GLVAC (SVK) 6-4 7-6(6), 1R, Main draw: Dominik KELLOVSKY (CZE) 2-6 1-6; Olomouc, Czech Republic, ITF Womens Circuit, ITS CUP, $80,000 + H, clay, outdoor: 1QR, Sandra JAMRICHOVA (SVK) - Vendula ZOVINCOVA (CZE) 7-6(3) 4-6 5-7; Bucharest, Romania, WTA International, 250 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Jacquleine CRISTIAN (ROU) 6-4 4-6 2-6; Imola, Italy, ITF Womens Circuit, INTERNAZIONALI DI IMOLA, 25 000 USD, carpet, outdoor: 1R, Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK) - Elixane LECHEMIA (FRA) 5-7 Retired; Bursa, Turkey, ITF Womens Circuit, 60 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vivien JUHASZOVA (SVK) - Ayla AKSU (TUR) 0-6 2-6, Doubles, 1R, JUHASZOVA/Dayana YASTREMSKA (UKR) [3] - Zeynep Sena SARIOGLAN (TUR) / Betina TOKAC (TUR) 6-0 6-1, QF: Barbara BONIC (SRB) / Dia EVTIMOVA (BUL) 6-2 7-5, SF: Dea HERDZELAS (BIH) / Aleksandra POSPELOVA (RUS) 3-6 6-2 4-10.

Umag, Croatia, ATP 250, 540 310 euro, clay, outdoor: 1R, Andrej MARTIN (SVK) - Denis ISTOMIN (UZB) 6-3 6-2, 2R: Andrey RUBLEV (RUS) 6-7(5) 6-7(5) 5-7; Gstaad, Switzerland, WTA International, 250 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Rebecca SRAMKOVA (SVK) - Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB) 6-3 6-4 FIRST WTA MAIN DRAW WIN!, 2R: Carina WITTHOEFT (GER) 6-2 2-6 2-6; Poznan, Poland, ATP challenger, POZNAN OPEN, € 64,000, clay, outdoor: Doubles, 1R, Igor ZELENAY (SVK)/Rameez JUNAID (AUS) - Sriram BALAJI/Vijay Sundar PRASHANTH (IND) 6-4 6-4, QF: Hubert HURKACZ/Szymon WALKOW (POL) 6-3 6-4, SF: Guido ADNREOZZI (ARG)/Jaume MUNAR (ESP) ?-?; Bastad, Sweden, ATP Tour, SkiStar Swedish Open, € 482 060, clay, outdoor: Doubles, 1R, Hans PODLIPNIK-CASTILLO (CHIL)/Andrei VASILEVSKI (BLR) -Elias YMER/Mikael YMER (SWE) 4-6 3-6; Aschaffenburg, Germany, ITF Womens Circuit, 10. Schönbusch Open powered by Brandt & Partner Internationale bayerische Meisterschaften der Damen, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Lenka JURIKOVA (SVK) - Lisa MATVYIENKO (UKR) 6-7(3) 3-6; Denia, Spain, ITF Futures, ORYSOL ITF FUTURES CIUDAD DE DENIA, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vadym URSU (UKR) - David VEGA HERNANDEZ (ESP) 1-6 1-6; Brno, Czech Republic, ITF Futures, BRNO OPEN, 25 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vaclav SAFRANEK (CZE) - Ivan SABANOV (CRO) 6-4 6-3, 2R: Michael VRBENSKY (CZE) 6-1 retired, QF: Alex MOLCAN (SVK) 7-6(4) 3-0 Retired, SF: Juan Pablo FICOVICH (ARG) ?-?; 1QR, David JURAS (SVK) - Dominik RECEK (CZE) 7-6(3) 6-2, 2QR: David MARTINEK (CZE) 7-6(3) 6-2, Qualifying Final: Andrej GLVAC (SVK) 6-4 7-6(6), 1R, Main draw: Dominik KELLOVSKY (CZE) 2-6 1-6; Olomouc, Czech Republic, ITF Womens Circuit, ITS CUP, $80,000 + H, clay, outdoor: 1QR, Sandra JAMRICHOVA (SVK) - Vendula ZOVINCOVA (CZE) 7-6(3) 4-6 5-7; Bucharest, Romania, WTA International, 250 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Jacquleine CRISTIAN (ROU) 6-4 4-6 2-6; Imola, Italy, ITF Womens Circuit, INTERNAZIONALI DI IMOLA, 25 000 USD, carpet, outdoor: 1R, Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK) - Elixane LECHEMIA (FRA) 5-7 Retired; Bursa, Turkey, ITF Womens Circuit, 60 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Vivien JUHASZOVA (SVK) - Ayla AKSU (TUR) 0-6 2-6, Doubles, 1R, JUHASZOVA/Dayana YASTREMSKA (UKR) [3] - Zeynep Sena SARIOGLAN (TUR) / Betina TOKAC (TUR) 6-0 6-1, QF: Barbara BONIC (SRB) / Dia EVTIMOVA (BUL) 6-2 7-5, SF: Dea HERDZELAS (BIH) / Aleksandra POSPELOVA (RUS) 3-6 6-2 4-10.

Hans Podlipnik-Castillo

Age: 29 years (09.01.1988)

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Residence: Santiago, Chile
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 79 kg
Plays: right-handed (double handed backhand)
Coach: Miloslav Grolmus
Racquet brand: Head
Clothing brand: Skyros
Tennis goal: "Be in the Top 100 of the ATP singles rankings and in the Top 20 in doubles."

ATP Ranking
767 6
Season High : 447
Career High : 157
ITF Ranking
-
Career High : 27
  • doubles semifinalist (partnering Andrej Martin), ATP 250 – Ecuador Open, Quito, Ecuador, Prize Money 520 070 USD, clay, outdoor (February)
  • doubles semifinalist (partnering Andrej Martin), ATP 250 – BRASIL OPEN, Sao Paolo, Brazil, Prize Money 499 055 USD, clay, outdoor (February) READ MORE
  • won one point in singles and one point in doubles (partnering Julio Peralta from Chile), Davis Cup – Chile : Dominican republic, Santiago, Chile, clay, outdoor (March)
  • doubles winner (partnering Julio Peralta from Chile), ATP Challenger – CACHANTUN CUP, Santiago, Chile, Prize Money 50 000 USD, clay, outdoor (March) READ MORE
  • doubles semifinalist (partnering Julio Peralta from Chile), ATP Challenger – San Luis Open Challenger 2016, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Prize Money 50 000 USD, clay, outdoor (March)
  • doubles winner (partnering Andrej Martin), ATP Challenger – Torino Challenger, Torino, Italy, Prize Money 42 500 €, clay, outdoor (April)
  • doubles runner-up (partnering Lukas Dlouhy from Czech Republic), ATP Challenger – PROSPERITA OPEN 2016, Ostrava, Czech Republic, Prize Money 42 500 €, clay, outdoor (April) 
  • member of the winning team of TC EMPIRE Trnava club in Slovak Extraleague in 2016 (May) 
  • doubles runner-up (partnering Julio Peralta from Chile), ATP Challenger – Unicredit Czech Open, Prostejov, Czech Republic, Prize Money 106 500 €, clay, outdoor (June)
  • doubles second round (partnering Andrej Martin), Grandslam – Wimbledon, London, Great Britain, Prize Money 13 163 000 libras, grass, outdoor (July)
  • doubles winner (partnering Nicolas Jarry from Chile), ATP Challenger – MILO Open, Cali, Colombia, Prize Money 50 000 USD, clay, outdoor (July) 
  • doubles runner-up (partnering Andrej Martin), ATP Challenger – THINDOWN CHALLENGER BIELLA, Biella, Italy, Prize Money 85 000 €, clay, outdoor (July) READ MORE
  • won one point in doubles (partnering Nicolas Jarry from Chile), Davis Cup – Chile : Colombia, Iquique, Chile, clay, outdoor (July) 
  • participant [doubles first round (partnering Julio Peralta from Chile)], Summer Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, hard, outdoor (August) READ MORE
  • doubles semifinalist (partnering Igor Zelenay), ATP Challenger – ACQUA DOLOMIA TENNIS CUP, Cordenons, Italy, Prize Money 42 500 €, clay, outdoor (August)
  • doubles semifinalist (partnering Marcel Felder from Uruguay), ATP Challenger – Challenger Ciudad de Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Ecuador, Prize Money 50 000 USD, clay, outdoor (November) 
  • doubles winner (partnering Robert Maytin from Venezuela), ATP challenger – Milex Tennis Open 2015 at La Bocha, Prize Money 50 000 USD, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, clay, outdoor (February)
  • doubles winner (partnering Jorge Aguilar from Chile), ITF – CHI F2, F2 Futures, Prize Money 15 000 USD, Vina del Mar, Chile, clay, outdoor (February)
  • doubles semifinalist (partnering Fabricio Neis from Brazil), ATP challenger – Cachantun Cup, Prize Money 40 000 USD, Santiago, Chile, clay, outdoor (March)
  • singles runner-up, ITF – Crepuscular, F2 Futures, Prize Money 10 000 USD, Mendoza, Argentina, clay, outdoor (March)
  • won one point in singlesone point in doubles (partnering Gonzalo Lama), Davis Cup, Chile – Peru, Santiago, Chile (March)
  • singles winnerdoubles winner (partnering Jorge Aguilar from Chile), ITF – Copa Motorola, F3 Futures, Prize Money 15 000 USD, Santiago, Chile, clay, outdoor (April)
  • doubles winner (partnering Andrea Arnaboldi from Italy), ATP challenger – CITTA´DI VERCELLI-TROFEO MULTIMED, Prize Money 42 500 €, Vercelli, Italy, clay, outdoor (April)
  • doubles winner (partnering Andrej Martin), ATP challenger – PROSPERITA OPEN 2015, Prize Money 42 500 €, Ostrava, Czech Republic, clay, outdoor (May)
  • doubles winner (partnering Juan Carlos Saez from Chile), ITF – Trofeul MUNICIPIULUI BACAU, F4 Futures, Prize Money 15 000 USD, Bacau, Romania, clay, outdoor (May)
  • singles runner-up, ATP challenger – Poprad-Tatry Challenger Tour 2015, Prize Money 42 500 €, Poprad, clay, outdoor (June)
  • doubles semifinalist (partnering Andrej Martin), ATP challenger – ATP challenger 2001 Team Padova, Prize Money 42 500 €, Padova, Italy, clay, outdoor (July)
  • won one point in doubles (partnering Nicolas Jarry), Davis Cup, Chile – Mexico, Talcahuano, Chile (July)
  • doubles winner (partnering Andrej Martin), ATP challenger – Challenger Pulcra Lachiter Biella, Prize Money 42 500 €, Biella, Italy, clay, outdoor (July)
  • doubles winner (partnering Andrej Martin), ATP challenger – Svijany Open 2015, Prize Money 42 500 €, Liberec, Czech Republic, clay, outdoor (August)
  • doubles semifinalist (partnering Dino Marcan from Croatia), ATP challenger – ADVANTAGE CARS PRAGUE OPEN 2015 by ZENOVA SERVICES, Prize Money 42 500 €, Prague, Czech Republic, clay, outdoor (August)
  • won one point in singlesone point in doubles (partnering Christian Garin), Davis Cup, Chile – Venezuela, Santiago, Chile (September)
  • doubles winner (partnering Andres Molteni from Argentina), ATP challenger – CAMPEONATO INTERNACIONAL DE TENIS DE CAMPINAS, Prize Money 50 000 USD, Campinas, Brazil, clay, outdoor (September)
  • doubles winner (partnering Caio Zampieri from Brazil), ATP challenger – IS Open Sao Paulo 2015, Prize Money 50 000 USD, Sao Paulo, Brazil, clay, outdoor (October)
  • doubles runner-up (partnering Andrej Martin), ATP challenger – Movistar ATP Challenger, Prize Money 50 000 USD, Santiago, Chile, clay, outdoor (October)
  • doubles winner (partnering Andrej Martin), ATP challenger – Lima Challenger – Copa Claro 2015, Prize Money 50 000 USD, Lima, Peru, clay, outdoor (October)
  • doubles semifinalist (partnering Andrej Martin), ATP challenger – MILO OPEN 2015, Prize Money 50 000 USD, Bogota, Colombia, clay, outdoor (November)
  • doubles winner (partnering Andrej Martin), ATP challenger – Uruguay Open, Prize Money 50 000 USD, Montevideo, Uruguay, clay, outdoor (November) 
  • singles winner, ITF – Sierra Hotel Egypt F7 Men´s, F7 Futures, Prize Money 10 000 USD, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, clay, outdoor (February)
  • singles winner, ITF - Sierra Hotel Egypt F8 Men´s, F8 Futures, Prize Money 10 000 USD, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, clay, outdoor (March)
  • singles semifinalist, ITF - Sierra Hotel Egypt F9 Men´s, F9 Futures, Prize Money 10 000 USD, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, clay, outdoor (March)
  • singles winnerdoubles winner (partnering Jorge Aguilar from Chile), ITF – Copa Refineria de Concon, F2 Futures, Prize Money 10 000 USD, Concon, Chile, clay, outdoor (March)
  • singles semifinalistdoubles runner-up (partnering Jorge Aguilar from Chile), ATP challenger – CHALLENGER ATP CACHANTUN CUP 2014, Prize Money 40 000 USD, Santiago, Chile, clay, outdoor (April)
  • singles winner, ITF – FUTURES LLEIDA, F8 Futures, Prize Money 10 000 USD, Lleida, Spain, clay, outdoor (May)
  • singles winner, ITF – Friedberg Open by Riegele, F11 Futures, Prize Money 10 000 USD, Friedberg, Germany, clay, outdoor (August) 
  • doubles winner (partnering Stefan Travaglia from Italy), ATP challenger – MOROCCO TENNIS TOUR MEKNES, Prize Money 42 500 €, Meknes, Morocco, clay, outdoor (September)
  • singles winnerdoubles runner-up (partnering Victor Nunez from Chile), ITF – CHI F5, F5 Futures, Prize Money 10 000 USD, Coquimbo, Chile, clay, outdoor (October)
  • doubles semifinalist (partnering Tomislav Brkic from Bosna and Herzegovina), ATP challenger – Copa Gobierno de Cordoba, Prize Money 40 000 USD, Cordoba, Argentina, clay, outdoor (October)
  • singles winnerdoubles winner (partnering Cristobal Saavedra-Corvalan from Chile), ITF – Torneo Futuro Copa Club Olimpia, F9 Futures, Prize Money 10 000 USD, Osorno, Chile, clay, indoor (December)
  • singles winner, ITF – CHI F10, F10 Futures, Prize Money 10 000 USD, Santiago, Chile, clay, outdoor (December) 
  • singles winnerdoubles winner (partnering Julio Peralta from Chile), ITF – CHI F12, F12 Futures, Prize Money 15 000 USD, Santiago, Chile, clay, outdoor (December)  

"I have decided to be a member of EMPIRE Tennis Academy because I have found a first class tennis club with everything what a top professional athlete needs in order to improve. In addition, the staff is amazing. Karol Beck is former Top 40 in the world, Miloslav Grolmus has an unbelieveble experience at the highest level and Maros Molnar is one of the best fitness trainers in Slovakia. All of this combined, was the reason why I decided to come from Chile to practice in Trnava. I think that the work that has been done there is amazing. I really believe that it will become one day one of the centers in Europe for the development of high level of tennis. I like the most that there is a focus on professional tennis."

"I have started to play tennis when I was six. My childhood was full of sports, I was doing a lot of athletics, soccer, tennis, ski and volleyball. I started in Stadio Italiano club in Santiago de Chile when I was around 7 years old. I used to go and practice with my father alone and then I was taking more and more group classes with other children at Stadio Italiano. I started to play tennis because of my parents who were going every weekend to play tennis. I loved tennis then and I still love it today. My sister was also playing a lot of tennis. We are twins so we were basically practicing all of our youth with the same coaches. Then she got a scholarship from the university in the USA and she took it. My father worked in Chile for several years as a ski instructor and also had his own store in Santiago. Now he is retired."

"I won the doubles gold medal at the Pan American Games 2015 in Toronto (partnering Nicolás Jarry), I have won 9 challengers in 2015, I have more than 60 professional titles (challengers & futures). My most memorable match was when we won the final of the Pan American games and got the gold medal."

University: Columbia Southern University
Favourites:
Surface: clay
Shot: forehand
Tennis players: Andrej Martin
Grand Slam: Australian Open
Challenger: San Benedetto
Cities:  Zürich
Food: vegetarian
Movie: Leon, The Professional
Color: green
Books: Hundred years of solitude (Gabriel García Márquez), The Little Prince, etc...
Websites: www.hanspod.wordpress.com

 

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Ivan Kopcani, www.empire-tennis-academy.com
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