- Age: 30 (26.01.1985)
- Birthplace: Craiova, Romania
- Residence: Bucharest, Romania
- Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
- Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2003
- Coach: Alex Pop-Moldovan
As of 18.05.2015
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Nickname is “Dodo”…Speaks English and French…Started playing tennis aged six…Former junior doubles No. 1 in 2002 and singles No. 2 in 2003…Won 2003 junior Wimbledon singles and 2002-03 doubles titles; reached three junior Australian Open finals in 2003 singles and 2002-03 doubles…Favourite surface is hard courts and shot is forehand…Favourite tournaments are Wimbledon and US Open…Idol growing up was Formula 1 world champion Ayrton Senna…Hobbies include Sim Racing, Formula 1, playing on the computer and consoles games…Returned to professional tennis after 15 month absence in August 2011, provided his wife travelled with him to every tournament…Trains in Tampa, Florida.
2014 -- Reached first ATP World Tour team final (w/Marach) at Vina del Mar… Now has a 2-0 career record in ATP World Tour finals and his previous title came at 2013 Vienna...Reached Halle SFs (w/Draganja), losing to Begemann-Knowle…On 20 July, won his third ATP World Tour doubles title, partnering Draganja, to the Hamburg title (d. Peya-Soares)…Reached Winston-Salem doubles SFs (w/Sousa)…Reached Kuala Lumpur SFs (w/Inglot)...Reached ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai SFs (w/Bopanna), losing to Bryans…Reached Vienna SFs (w/Draganja), losing to Begemann-Knowle 11-9 in Match TB…Reached Basel SFs (w/Inglot), losing to Pospisil-Zimonjic 10-4 in Match TB…
2013 -- With Rosol, beat Peya/Soares in Vienna QFs en route to first ATP World Tour team final (d. Knowle-Nestor) for his maiden title…Reached first Grand Slam doubles SF (w/Draganja), losing to Granollers-M. Lopez in three sets)…Beat No. 3 seeds Nestor-Zimonjic 76(5) in third set TB in QFs…
On 17 January, finished runner-up with Inglot at Auckland (l. to Klaasen-Paes)…Dropped to a 3-1 record in ATP World Tour finals…As No. 14 seed with Inglot, beat top seeds and six-time champions Bryan brothers in Australian Open 3R…
On 8 February, reached his second ATP World Tour team final (w/Inglot) at Montpellier (l. to Daniell-Sitak 16-14 in Match TB)…Dropped to 3-2 lifetime in ATP World Tour finals…
Reached Rotterdam SFs (w/Inglot), losing to Murray-Peers 10-8 in Match TB…
With Inglot, beat No. 1 Bryans en route to Dubai SFs (l. to Qureshi-Zimonjic 11-9 in Match TB)...
On 10 May, with Bopanna, saved one match point versus Matkowski-Zimonjic in 11-9 Match TB win for ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid title...It was his fourth ATP World Tour doubles title and his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown...
Fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome 2R (w/Bopanna), losing to Rojer-Tecau 10-8 in Match TB...
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