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- Pronounced: ha-NES-koo
- Age: 32 (21.07.1981)
- Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
- Residence: Bucharest, Romania
- Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
- Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2000
- Coach: Dave Dehaan
- Website: http://www.victorhanescu.com
As of 03.03.2014
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing tennis at age seven...Says, "When I was seven years old I went to a basketball club and wanted to start playing. I was tall but they told me that I was too young. Then I saw two tennis courts and started to play tennis instead"...Father, Constantin, and mother, Cristina, are engineers; younger sister, Irina, enjoys swimming... Hobbies include football (fan of Steaua Bucharest), fishing and swimming (competed until he was 12)...Childhood idols were Ilie Nastase, Goran Ivanisevic and Pete Sampras...Favourite shot is backhand and enjoys playing on clay and grass...Fitness coach is Sebastien Durand...Wife, Andreea, married 9 July 2010.
2013 -- The top Romanian finished in Top 100 for 10th time in 11 years (except ‘06), highlighted by SF in Stuttgart (l. to Kohlschreiber) and Gstaad (l. to Youzhny). Also QF in back-to-back weeks in Bucharest (l. to F. Mayer) and Oeiras (l. to No. 4 Ferrer)…In Grand Slam play, reached 3R at Roland Garros (l. to Kohlschreiber) and lost in 1R at Aus. Open (l. to Nishikori), Wimbledon (l. to No. 3 Federer) and US Open (l. to L. Mayer)…Compiled records of 14-9 on clay, 4-15 on hard and 0-2 on grass. Went 0-2 vs. Top 10 opponents…
2012 -- The veteran Romanian finished in Top 100 for 9th time in 10 years with consistent Challenger results...Won 3 Challenger titles and runner-up in 3 other tournaments while compiling 40-8 match record...Went 6-13 in ATP World Tour play...In Grand Slam play, lost in 1R at Australian Open (l. to Kamke) and Roland Garros (l. to Andujar in 5 sets)...For next 3 months, from June 25 through Sept. 23, compiled a 35-6 match record and ranking jumped from No. 153 to No. 58 in a 9-Challenger tournament stretch...Won titles in Timisoara (d. Rufin), Banja Luka (d. Haider-Maurer) and Szczecin (d. Cervantes) while reaching finals in Arad (l. to Bagnis), Bercuit (l. to de Bakker) and Sibiu (l. to Ungur)...
2011 -- The top Romanian finished in Top 100 for 8th time in 9 years, highlighted by 5th career ATP World Tour final in Nice (l. to Almagro in 3 sets) in May…Also a SF in Casablanca (l. to Starace) in April...Went 1-3 vs. Top 10 opponents with lone win over No. 7 Monfils in 1R in Stuttgart in July…Did not win another match rest of season, losing 6 consecutive matches...Played last event in native Bucharest on Sept. 20 (l. to Ramos) and was bothered with a knee injury...Compiled marks of 13-16 on clay, 2-7 on hard and 1-2 on grass courts...
2010 -- The No. 1 Romanian finished just outside Top 50 and reached his fourth career ATP World Tour final for a fourth consecutive year…Did not win back-to-back matches until April when he advanced to final in Casablanca (l. to Wawrinka)…Had 3rd RD exits at Madrid* (l. to No. 4 Murray), Roland Garros (l. to No. 3 Djokovic), Wimbledon and Cincinnati* (l. to Djokovic)…Finished with a QF appearance in St. Petersburg (l. Youznhy)…Compiled marks of 16-13 on clay and 8-10 on hard…Went 0-7 vs. Top 10 opponents.
2009 -- The top Romanian finished in Top 50 for second straight year and third time overall in his career (2005)…He won a personal-high 27 matches and reached his third career ATP World Tour final…Broke into Top 30 for first time during July highlighted by reaching singles and doubles finals in Stuttgart…Lost in three sets to Chardy and was runner-up (w/Tecau)…Also QF in five other tournaments during year, three on clay - Casablanca (l. to Ferrero), Kitzbühel (l. to Garcia-Lopez) and Hamburg (l. to Davydenko)…Played well in Grand Slams, reaching 4th RD at Roland Garros (l. to F. Gonzalez) and 3rd RD at Wimbledon (l. to Simon)…Went 1-5 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 15-11 on clay, 10-18 on hard and 2-2 on grass…Earned a career-high $627,944...
2008 -- The top Romanian finished in Top 50 for second time in his career, highlighted by his first ATP title...Rebounded from a slow start (5-14) in first half of season before finishing with an 18-9 mark from July-on...After a 2nd RD loss at Wimbledon (l. to Berdych), returned to clay in Gstaad and beat No. 10 Wawrinka in SF and Andreev in final to capture first ATP title...Following week, advanced to SF in Kitzbuhel (l. to del Potro) and won first ATP doubles title (w/Cerretani)...In September, won both of his singles matches vs. India to lead his country back into '09 Davis Cup World Group...Closed season with SF in St. Petersburg (l. to Golubev) and runner-up at Dnepropetrovsk Challenger (l. to Santoro)...Went 1-3 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled a 12-6 mark on clay and 10-15 on hard...Earned a career-high $491,447...
2007 -- The No. 2 Romanian (behind Pavel) returned to ATP circuit after being sidelined with a stomach injury most of '06 season to finish in Top 100...Advanced to his first ATP final in his hometown and captured three Challenger titles while compiling a 30-10 record...Reached final in Milan (l. to Ventura) in June and won back-to-back titles in August in Timisoara (d. Ventura) and Graz (d. L. Mayer)... Following month, reached ATP final in Bucharest without dropping a set (l. to Simon)... Afterwards, climbed from No. 151 to No. 106...Then lifted his country to a 3-2 Davis Cup victory over Japan by winning fifth and decisive match against Go Soeda to lift Romania into '08 World Group...Returned home following week to win Bucharest Challenger title (d. Granollers).
2006 -- Suffered torn ligaments in his stomach while serving on Feb. 11 in Davis Cup match vs. U.S. and later struggled with back problems...
2005 -- Finished as No. 1 Romanian with his first Top 50 year-end ranking and Grand Slam-best QF result at Roland Garros (d. Nalbandian in 4th RD, l. to Federer)...Also won a career-high 26 matches...Reached SF in New Haven (l. to eventual champion Blake) and Bucharest and QF in Kitzbnhel and Sopot...In doubles, reached first career ATP final in Bucharest (w/Pavel)...
2004 -- The Romanian No. 2 (behind Pavel) reached his first ATP SF in Scottsdale (l. to Kiefer) and won Rome Challenger title...Played in Davis Cup World Group 1st RD tie vs. Switzerland (d. Wawrinka in dead rubber)...Began clay court season with QF run in Estoril, defeating No. 6 Schuettler in 1st RD to claim first career Top 10 win...Also reached QF in St. Poelten, Nottingham and Bucharest...Played in Athens Olympics (l. to Arthurs in 1st RD)...
2003 -- Finished in Top 100 and as No. 1 Romanian for first time after jumping 100 spots...Won 15 matches in ATP play and went 16-12 in Challengers...Qualified for first Grand Slams at Roland Garros and Wimbledon and reached 3rd RD in both...Reached final at Rome Challenger (l. to Galimberti)...Advanced to QF in Bucharest...Helped Romania reach Davis Cup World Group after defeating G. Lapentti in five sets in playoff as Romania defeated Ecuador 3-2 in Quito...
2002 -- Qualified for Umag and reached QF...Won first Challenger title in Maia (d. Hernandez)...Made Davis Cup debut vs. Austria (d. Melzer in dead rubber)...In World Group playoff, defeated Slovak Republic's Beck, also in dead rubber...Compiled 19-19 record in Challengers...
2001 -- Reached first Challenger final in Freudenstadt (l. to Montanes)...
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