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- Age: 25 (30.08.1988)
- Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
- Residence: Jurmala, Latvia
- Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
- Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2004
- Coach: Gunther Bresnik
As of 03.03.2014
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing at age five when his grandmother first brought him to a tennis court...Father, Ainars, is an investment businessman and former basketball player; mother, Milena, is a drama theatre actress...Has three sisters, Elina, who is older and finished her law degree in England; Laura and Monika who are younger and both play tennis; and one younger brother, Kristaps, who plays golf....Grandfather was a starter on former Soviet Union national basketball team which won European Championships.
Speaks Latvian, Russian, English and a little German...Enjoys playing soccer, basketball and hockey...Considers hard courts his favorite surface and serve and backhand drop shot his best shot...Used to work with former ATP pro Niki Pilic and trained at Pilic's Tennis Academy in Munich (from age 12-18).
2013 -- The top Latvian finished in Top 30 for 1st time since 2010 as he jumped over 115 ranking spots from previous year. Equalled his year-end best ranking No. 24 and won a personal-best 37 matches…Captured 3rd career title in Delray Beach (d. Roger-Vasselin) and became 1st qualifier since Nieminen at ‘12 Sydney to win a title. It was also 1st non-Top 100 final since ‘07 Houston…In September won his 1st European title in St. Petersburg (d. Garcia-Lopez) and in next event advanced to SF in Stockholm (l. to Ferrer)…In Grand Slam play (3-3 record), reached 3R for 1st time at Wimbledon (d. No. 7 Tsonga in 2R, l. to Verdasco), 2R at Roland Garros (l. to Monfils) and 1R at US Open (l. to Haider-Maurer)…Best ATP Masters 1000 results were QF in Montréal (d. No. 2 Murray, l. to Raonic) and 4R as a qualifier at Indian Wells (d. No. 9 Tipsarevic, No. 20 Seppi). Also 3R at Rome as a qualifier (l. to eventual champ Nadal in both)…Qualified for 5 tournaments, 2nd-most on ATP World Tour and compiled records of 24-9 on hard, 10-7 on clay, 3-2 on grass. Went 3-5 vs. Top 10 opponents and earned a career-high $704,501…
2012 -- The Latvian finished outside Top 100 for 1st time since 2006 and best ATP World Tour results were QF in Delray Beach in March (l. to Matosevic) and Gstaad in July (l. to Mathieu)...Posted his best win of season at Wimbledon where he defeated No. 7 Berdych in 3 TB sets before losing in next round to Janowicz 9-7 in 5th set...Also reached 2R at US Open, rallying from 2 sets down to beat No. 21 Haas in 5 sets (l. to Johnson)...Compiled 5-1 singles record in Davis Cup for his country...
2011 -- The Latvian finished in Top 65 for 4th time in 5 years, highlighted by his 2nd career ATP World Tour title in Los Angeles (d. No. 9 Fish) on July 31…Afterwards jumped from No. 84 to No. 55...Prior to LA, his best result came in January in Sydney where he reached SF (l. to eventual champ Simon)…Also reached a QF in Doha in first week (l. to Nadal) and in Nice in May (l. to Berdych)...Went 1-5 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 15-16 on hard, 3-4 on clay and 0-2 on grass...
2010 -- The Latvian finished in Top 25 for first time in his career at No. 24, highlighted by his first title in Delray Beach (d. Karlovic) without dropping a set…Reached SF in Memphis (l. to Querrey), his first SF since his debut in St. Petersburg in October ‘06…Also made first ATP Masters 1000 SF in Rome* (d. No. 1 Federer on seventh match pt.), losing to Nadal…Lost to Federer in QFs in Madrid*…Reached QFs or better seven times during season… Compiled marks of 18-15 on hard and 11-5 on clay…Earned a career-high $689,920.
2009 -- The Latvian native finished in Top 100 for third straight year highlighted by ATP World Tour QF showings in Tokyo (l. to eventual champ Tsonga) and St. Petersburg (l. to Zeballos)…Those were only tournaments he won back-to-back matches all year…He went 1-7 vs. Top 10 opponents with his lone win coming over No. 3 Djokovic in first match of season in Brisbane…Compiled marks of 14-18 on hard, 3-6 on clay and 1-2 on grass…In doubles, captured his second career ATP World Tour title in Indianapolis (w/Tursunov)...
2008 -- A breakout season for young Latvian who advanced to his first QF in a Grand Slam and AMS tournament...Won a personal-best 24 matches, 14 more than previous season and reached a career-high No. 38 on Aug. 4 before finishing just outside Top 50...Began with a 7-10 record before finishing with a 17-12 mark from Roland Garros on...In March, reached QF in Las Vegas (l. to Ginepri) and following month advanced to 3rd RD in Barcelona (l. to Chela)...At Roland Garros, beat No. 8 Blake in 2nd RD en route to QF (l. to Djokovic)...On grass, reached 3rd RD at Queen's (l. to Murray) and 2nd RD at Wimbledon (l. to Nadal in four sets)...In August, advanced to QF at AMS Cincinnati, defeating No. 8 Blake again (l. to Djokovic)...Lost to No. 8 Roddick in 2nd RD at US Open...Finished with a 4-4 mark during indoor circuit...Went 2-9 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 13-14 on hard, 8-6 on clay and 3-2 on grass...Earned a career-high $511,457.
2007 -- Compiled consistent ATP level and Challenger results to finish in Top 70 for first time...Won 10 matches in ATP play and went 23-4 in Challengers with three titles...In February, captured Besancon (France) crown (d. Roger-Vasselin) and following month added title in Sarajevo (d. Mertl)...On clay, made Roland Garros debut and defeated Henman (l. to Montanes in 2nd RD)...Advanced to 4th RD at US Open (d. No. 8 Robredo, l. to Moya)...In October, won Mons Challenger title without dropping a set (d. Vliegen) and broke Top 50 afterwards (from No. 57 to No. 46)...Closed season with QF in St. Petersburg (l. to Cilic).
2006 -- Ranking improved over 300 spots in a season highlighted by his first ATP SF...Opened with a Futures title in Austria (d. Scherrer)...In March, won Swiss Futures title (d. Klein)...Then reached back-to-back finals at Futures in France and Sweden...Played in Davis Cup tie against Poland, falling to Przysiezny in three tie-breaks after winning first set....Reached Oberstaufen Challenger final (l. to Tabara)...Claimed first Davis Cup win against South Africa (d. Wolmarans)...In late July, lost in final at Tampere Challenger (l. to F. Mayer)...Made ATP debut in St. Petersburg and reached SF...Picked up three-set wins over Vik, Dlouhy and Hernych before falling to Ancic...In doubles, won Oberstaufen Challenger (w/Zverev)...
2005 -- Made Davis Cup debut in ties against Greece and Slovenia...Won first Futures title in Friedberg, Germany...Reached SF at Futures events in Latvia and Lithuania...
The Latvian lost to Querrey in three sets in Australian Open 2R…Beat Dimitrov and del Potro en route to Rotterdam SFs (l. to Berdych)…
On 23 February, extended his perfect ATP World Tour finals record to 5-0 after beating Tsonga for the Marseille title; beat Gasquet in SFs...Hit 61 aces and won 46 of 47 service games in four matches at the tournament…On 24 February, rose to career-high No. 18…
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