of the Czech Republic will be looking to make a superb run on clay this year at the French Open in Paris which got underway yesterday.
Stepanek at his best is a match for anyone in the world but he is struggled with form and confidence so far this year.
The Czech player was beaten in the 1st round of the Australian Open in Melbourne back in January but the big serving Croat Ivo Karlovic.
Stepanek prior to that had reached the final at the ATP Event in Brisbane before losing to Andy Roddick 7-6 7-6.
Stepanke’s best career victory came on Clay at the Masters Series event in Rome back in 2008 when he defeated Roger Federer 7-6 7-6 in the Quarter Finals.
Federer is the defending champion at the French Open this year, last year the Swiss maestro managed to win the French Open for the 1st time in his illustrious career.