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- Pronounced: mee-KAIL YOOS-nee
- Age: 31 (25.06.1982)
- Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
- Residence: Moscow, Russia
- Height: 6' (183 cm)
- Weight: 160 lbs (73 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1999
- Coach: Boris Sobkin
As of 03.03.2014
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*Singles & Doubles combined
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Began playing tennis at age six..Father, Mikhail, passed away; mother, Lubov, is an economist...Has one older brother, Andrei, who has played mostly pro Futures events in his career from 1998-2000...Compiled outstanding junior results, reaching final of Australian Open juniors in 1999 (l. to Pless)...Childhood hero was Stefan Edberg and “liked his mentality”...At age 13, ballboyed for Russia-U.S. Davis Cup final in Moscow in 1995 and posed for photos with U.S. members Courier, Sampras and Todd Martin...Gives military style salute to fans after big wins with racket above his head with left hand and salute with right...Graduated with Philosophy Doctor’s Degree from the University of Moscow on Nov. 15, 2011...Wife, Yulia (married Nov. 22, 2008 in Moscow); sons, Maxim (born on Dec. 4, 2009) and Igor (born on July 4, 2012)...Fitness trainer is Oleg Mosiakov and coached by Boris Sobkin (since age 10).
Youzhny DEUCE Feature (Nov. 2010)
2013 -- The top Russian won 2 ATP titles and finished in Top 20 for 1st time since 2010 and 5th time in career…Won 10th career title in Valencia (d. No. 3 Ferrer) and in July in Gstaad (d. Haase). Was 1 of 16 over-30 ATP World Tour winners. Runner-up in first grass final in Halle (l. to Federer)…In Grand Slam play, compiled an 11-4 record with QF at US Open (l. to Djokovic) and 4R at Wimbledon (l. to eventual champ Murray) and Roland Garros (d. No. 12 Tipsarevic in 3R, l. to Haas). At Australian Open, rallied from 2 sets down and saved MP vs. Ebden in 1R (l. to countryman Donskoy in 5 sets in 2R)…In Doha, recorded his 400th career ATP level singles win over Becker. He was 4th Russian to reach 400 Match Wins Club, joining Kafelnikov (609), Davydenko (474) and Safin (422). He surpassed Safin in Gstaad and is No. 3 on the list with 438…Compiled records of 20-15 on hard, 12-7 on clay, 7-2 on grass…
2012 -- The top Russian finished in Top 35 for 7th straight year and in Top 50 for 11th year in a row...Captured his 8th career ATP World Tour title in Zagreb in February (d. Lacko) and SF in Halle (l. to Federer) in June and St. Petersburg (l. to eventual champ Klizan) in September. Also reached QF in 7 other tournaments, including personalbest at Wimbledon (l. to Federer), his 5th QF in a Grand Slam (has reached QF in each Slam)...Compiled records of 20-12 on hard, 7-3 on grass and 6-6 on clay. Went 2-9 vs. Top 10 opponents with wins over No. 8 Fish in 2R in Dubai and No. 8 Tipsarevic in 3R at Wimbledon...
2011 -- The No. 2 Russian (behind No. 34 Bogomolov, Jr.) finished in Top 50 for 10th year in a row with his best results reaching 4 SF, Marseille, Hamburg, Gstaad and St. Petersburg…Did not reach a final for 1st time since 2006…Best Grand Slam result was 4R at Wimbledon (l. to Federer in 4 sets)...In Davis Cup World Group playoff tie vs. Brazil, won both of his matches, including a 14-12 in 5th set battle over Bellucci in 4th rubber saving 2 MP...Compiled marks of 14-13 on hard, 10-10 on clay and 3-1 on grass...
2010 -- The top Russian had career-best year with first Top 10 finish and two titles in five finals…Won 300th career match in February en route to final in Rotterdam (ret. w/ right thigh injury vs. Soderling)…Runner-up in Dubai (l. to Djokovic)…Won titles in Munich (d. Cilic) and Kuala Lumpur (d. Golubev)…Finalist in St. Petersburg (l. to Kukushkin)…Reached second SF at US Open (‘06), losing to Nadal…Went 2-4 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 30-12 on hard and 12-5 on clay…Earned a career-high $1,900,349.
2009 -- The No. 2 Russian (behind No. 7 Davydenko) finished in Top 20 for second time in three years, highlighted by a career-high four ATP World Tour finals during season…After a 2nd RD exit at US Open, capped season by winning 16 of 20 matches and his fifth career title in hometown of Moscow in late October…Reached final in Tokyo (l. to Tsonga)…In May, he advanced to final in Munich where he lost in a third set tie-break to Tomas Berdych…Early in season he reached back-to-back QFs in Rotterdam and Marseille…Also turned in SF showing in Kitzbühel (l. to Garcia-Lopez)…On grass reached QF at Queen’s Club (l. to Blake)…Went 4-3 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 27-17 on hard, 11-8 on clay and 3-3 on grass…Earned a career-high $1,026,149.
2008 -- The Russian finished in Top 50 for seventh straight year, highlighted by his fourth career ATP title in Chennai (d. No. 2 Nadal) and second Grand Slam QF (or better) at Australian Open (d. No. 4 Davydenko, l. to Tsonga)...Jumped off to a 12-2 start in first three tournaments before finishing 16-20 rest of season...Only reached one more QF, in Gstaad, in July...In Grand Slam play, advanced to 3rd RD at Roland Garros (l. to Verdasco) and 4th RD at Wimbledon (l. to Nadal)...Withdrew from US Open due to viral illness, his first Grand Slam missed after 23 in a row played...Went 2-3 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 20-14 on hard, 4-2 on grass and 4-6 on clay.
2007 -- The No. 2 Russian (behind No. 4 Davydenko) finished in Top 20 for first time in three years and won a career-high 50 matches...Broke Top 10 on Aug. 13 and was there for one week...Jumped off to an 18-5 start in first two months by capturing his third ATP title in Rotterdam (d. Ferrer, Djokovic, Ljubicic in last three rounds) and following with runner-up in Dubai (d. Nadal in QF, l. to Federer)...Also SF in Zagreb and QF in Doha and Marseille...In May, advanced to final in Munich (l. to Kohlschreiber) and turned in personal-best 4th RD at Roland Garros (l. to Federer)...On grass, reached QF in Halle and 4th RD at Wimbledon (l. to Nadal in five sets)...Returned to clay in July and made SF in Amersfoort...Won a crucial Davis Cup singles match in fourth rubber (vs. Petzschner) as Russia prevailed 3-2 to reach final for second straight year (lost 4-1 to U.S.)...Closed season with SF in St. Petersburg and QF at AMS Paris (d. No. 9 Gonzalez, No. 10 Haas, l. to Nadal)...Went 4-9 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 24-12 on hard, 15-8 on clay, 6-2 on carpet and 5-1 on grass...In doubles, won titles in Doha (w/Zimonjic) and Munich (w/Kohlschreiber)...Earned a career-high $1,028,900.
2006 -- The No. 3 Russian (behind Davydenko, Tursunov)...Went into US Open ranked No. 54 and posted wins over Spanish top trio of No. 13 Ferrer (3rd), No. 5 Robredo (4th) and No. 2 Nadal (QF) before losing to Roddick in four sets in SF...Afterwards climbed to No. 24...Also reached SF in Dubai (l. to Federer) and first on clay in Kitzbnhel (l. to Chela)...Also QF in Doha and Zagreb....Played in Davis Cup SF vs. U.S. and posted a four-sets win over No. 9 Blake to give Russia a 2-0 lead...On Oct. 25, tore ligaments in his right ankle while playing a doubles match in St. Petersburg...
2005 -- Reached seven ATP QF, including AMS Cincinnati (l. to Roddick)...Reached 4th RD at Wimbledon (l. to Gonzalez)...
2004 -- Won title in St. Petersburg (d. Beck) and runner-up in Beijing (l. to Safin)...Reached QF at Athens Olympics (l. to Fish)...
2003 -- Reached three SF and four QF...
2002 -- Won first ATP title in Stuttgart (d. Canas)...Became first player to rally from a two-sets deficit in a fifth and decisive match in a Davis Cup final, beating Mathieu in 4 hrs., 27 mins. to give Russia a 3-2 victory over France...Missed six weeks in summer with back injury...Finalist at St. Petersburg...
2001 -- Finished in Top 100 for first time...Reached 3rd RD at Australian Open in Grand Slam debut...Also 4th RD at Wimbledon (l. to Rafter) and 3rd RD at US Open (l. to Sampras)...Reached SF in Copenhagen...
2000 -- Made Davis Cup debut vs. Belgium (d. O. Rochus in dead rubber)...Won Samarkand Challenger...Reached first ATP QF in Moscow...
1999 -- Won four Futures titles and jumped over 700 ranking positions...
On 1 January, retired due to sickness in Chennai 2R versus Sela at 13...The Russian lost to Mayer in five sets in Australian Open 2R…In tandem with Max Mirnyi, the duo fell in the Australian Open QFs (l. to Kubot-Lindstedt)…On 27 February, withdrew prior to Dubai QFs against Djokovic due to illness (cold)…
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