He also captured the doubles title teaming up with German Tommy Haas, making it his first time to win the singles and doubles titles at the same tournament.In the Davis Cup first round tie against France, he lost his opening match to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets.
Since he did not have his own tennis gear which got stuck in customs (they were sent from home), he had to borrow a racquet from Novak Djokovic and socks from Andy Murray.
After Andy Roddick pulled out due to injury before his second match, Štěpánek entered the tournament with two round-robin ties to play against Roger Federer and Gilles Simon.
He defeated Gaël Monfils in the final of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic.
In January 2012, Štěpánek won the Australian Open Men's doubles title, partnering Leander Paes.
Štěpánek first came to mainstream notice when he defeated former World No.
1 Gustavo Kuerten in five sets on his way to the third round of the 2003 Australian Open.
The Slovakian-born, Swiss-raised Hingis was the world's number one women’s singles player for 209 weeks, winning three consecutive Australian Opens, one Wimbledon title and one U.
; born 27 November 1978) is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. Paes and Štěpánek also won the men's doubles title at the 2013 US Open, defeating Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya in the final. He started on tour as a doubles specialist, winning 12 ATP titles.
He gave the second seed Federer a tough match, but lost. Štěpánek started his 2009 season at the Brisbane International with a new Bosworth racquet, where he claimed his third ATP title after coming back from a set down to defeat Fernando Verdasco in the final.
Then, at the Australian Open, he made it to the third round and was overpowered by Verdasco in straight sets.
Seeded 13th at the 2010 Australian Open, he lost in the first round to Ivo Karlović in five sets. Štěpánek blazed through the match, thrashing the world no. In the quarterfinals against seventh seed and world no.