Petr Korda, the Czech former professional tennis player, has the unique distinction of being the only man from the Czech Republic to have won a Grand Slam singles title, at the Australian Open in 1998.
Petr Korda grabbed the limelight for the first time when he partnered with fellow Czech Cyril Suk to win the boy’s doubles title at the 1985 French Open. Suk and Korda were ranked the joint-World No. 1 junior doubles players that year. In 1987, Korda turned professional and was involved in four Grand Slam finals during his career – two in singles and two in doubles. In 1998, he won his first career doubles title and won his first top-level singles title in 1991.
Korda teamed-up with Stefan Edberg in 1996 to win the men’s doubles title at the Australian Open. In 1998, Petr Korda claimed his first and only Grand Slam singles title by defeating Marcelo Ríos in the men’s singles final that propelled him to his career-high singles ranking of World No. 2. In 1993, Korda stunned the world by defeating Pete Sampras and Michael Stich, the world number 1 and 2 tennis players at that time, to win the Grand Slam Cup. The Czech tennis star also played an important role in the win of the Czech Republic when it won the Hopman Cup in 1994. Korda also defeated Pete Sampras, the defending champion, in five sets in the fourth round of the 1997 US Open.
The former Australian Open tennis champion tested positive for Dianabol (Methandrostenolone), an anabolic steroid, following his quarter final match against Tim Henman at the 1998 Wimbledon Championships. The veteran Czech star was considered by many as the least muscular athlete on tour and everyone was left surprised when they heard that Petr Korda was bulking up with anabolic steroids.
Korda managed to convince the International Tennis Federation (ITF) that he didn’t knowingly used the steroid but the tennis star was stripped of the prize money and ranking points he had won at 1998 Wimbledon. Korda was banned from tennis for 12 months from September 1999 despite the fact that he retired after failing to qualify for 1999 Wimbledon in a qualifying match against Danny Sapsford.
About Dianabol (Methandrostenolone)
Dianabol (or Dbol) is used by professional athletes and bodybuilders during the initial stages of longer bulking cycles. This is primarily because Dbol allows for the longer ester injectable steroids to deliver results while Dianabol offers quick and dramatic gains.
This anabolic androgenic steroid is usually stacked with Testosterone, Trenbolone, and Deca Durabolin.