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- Age: 27 (22.08.1987)
- Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
- Residence: Monte-Carlo, Monaco
- Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
- Weight: 178 lbs (81 kg)
- Plays: Left-handed
- Coach: Olivier Morel
As of 19.01.2015
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Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing tennis at age two with father Alexander, a former Davis Cup player for the former Soviet Union (compiled an 18-18 career record in 16 ties from 1982-87)... Family moved from Moscow to Germany in 1991...Mother, Irina, is also a former player...Both parents now coach at a tennis club in Hamburg (UHC)...Has one younger brother, Sascha...Speaks Russian, German and English...Nickname is Misch...Managed by Boris Becker & Company...Likes fishing and NBA (supports Miami Heat)...Admired his father who according to players such as Alexander Volkov and Yevgeny Kafelnikov ‘played like a cat on the court’...Favourite surface is indoors and favorite shots are serve and volley.
2010 -- The German finished in Top 100 for fourth year in a row highlighted by his maiden ATP World Tour final in Metz (l. to Simon) in October…Went from No. 155 to No. 115 afterwards…Also a SF in Marseille (l. to Llodra) in February and QF in Halle (l. to Becker) in June…Qualified in Shanghai* and reached 3rd RD (d. Stakhovsky, No. 6 Davydenko, l. to Monaco)…Went 13-18 in ATP events (10-11 on hard, 1-6 on clay).
2009 -- The Hamburg resident put together his third straight Top 80 finish highlighted by five QF results on ATP World Tour…In first two months, reached back-to-back QFs in Zagreb (l. to Hernych) and Marseille (l. to Djokovic)…In late April qualified at Rome* and posted wins over Berdych, Mathieu and No. 7 Simon before losing to Federer in QF…In June reached QF in Halle (l. to Haas) and following month advanced to QF in Stuttgart (l. to Chardy)…Then lost seven opening round matches in a row before snapping streak with 1st RD win over L. Mayer in Bangkok…Went 2-4 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 6-14 on hard, 6-7 on clay and 3-3 on grass…In doubles, reached finals in Brisbane (w/Verdasco) and Bangkok (w/Garcia-Lopez).
2008 -- The young German finished at No. 80 for the second straight season, reaching his first ATP SF in addition to four ATP QF to finish in Top 100 for second time...Opened with 2nd RD at Adelaide (l. to Spadea), and followed with five-set loss to Robredo at Australian Open...In February, defeated No. 5 Ferrer in Rotterdam for first Top 10 win before losing to Karlovic in QF...Did not win consecutive matches again until Wimbledon, including loss on Roland Garros debut (l. to Capdeville)...At All England Club, reached Slam-best 3rd RD (d. Peya, Ferrero; l. to Wawrinka)...Then reached QF on clay at Umag (l. to Verdasco) and on hard courts at New Haven (l. to Verdasco)...Made first appearance at US Open (l. to Robredo)...During European indoor circuit, reached first SF in Moscow (withdrew due to illness) and qualified in St. Petersburg where he advanced to QF (l. to Golubev)...In doubles, won ATP titles in Halle and Tokyo (w/Youzhny) and was a finalist in Stuttgart (w/Berrer)...Earned a career-high $476,142.
2007 – Improved his ranking for a fifth straight season, compiling a 26-15 Challenger record with three titles to finish in Top 100 at No. 80...Played sparingly in ATP tournaments (6-8 mark) with his best result a QF in Newport (l. to eventual champion Santoro)...Reached 2nd RD at his Grand Slam tournament debut at Australian Open (d. Berrer, l. to Ginepri)...In June, won Karlsruhe Challenger (d. Odesnik) and two months later, picked up title at Istanbul Challenger (d. Lacko)...Also won title at Dnepropetrovsk Challenger (d. Canas, Tursunov)...In doubles, won titles at Karlsruhe and Surbiton Challengers (w/Kuznetsov) while reaching final at Dublin Challenger (w/Burgsmuller).
2006 – Compiled a strong season at the Futures level, while enjoying breakthroughs on the Challenger and ATP levels as well...Began year with three straight German Futures QF before claiming title at Mettmann (d. Petzschner)...Won his second title of year at Zagreb Futures in February (d. Cilic)...In April, reached SF at Dubai Futures...Won Munakata, Japan, Futures title in late May (d. Motomura)...Made ATP debut at 's-Hertogenbosch, defeating Sanguinetti in two tie-breaks before falling to Lee...On carpet, won Dublin Futures (d. Baccanello) and Challenger (d. Pless) in back-to-back weeks...Reached first ATP QF in Bangkok with wins over Ferrero and Schuettler before falling to Safin in three sets...Claimed one Challenger doubles title and reached a second final...In Futures doubles, claimed two titles while appearing in six total finals...
2005 – Reached SF at Austrian Futures event (l. to Ager)...Also reached QF at one Challenger and three Futures...Won doubles titles in back-to-back weeks at Florida Futures (w/ Kuznetsov)...Also reached doubles final at Austrian Futures (w/Dorsch) and Orlando Challenger (w/Kuznetsov)...
2004 – Reached three Futures QF...Reached a pair of doubles SF at Futures...
2003 – Reached SF at Kumamoto, Japan, Futures (l. to Yoon)...Also reached QF at Glasgow Futures (l. to Murray)...
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