- Age: 23 (16.05.1991)
- Birthplace: Haskovo, Bulgaria
- Residence: Monte-Carlo, Monaco
- Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
- Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2008
- Coach: Roger Rasheed
As of 19.01.2015
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Began to play tennis at age five...Only child of father, Dimitar, who is a tennis coach, and mother, Maria, who is a sports teacher and former volleyball player...Speaks Bulgarian and English...Considers favourite shot backhand down the line and favourite surfaces are hard court and grass...Ambition is to be World No. 1...Idol is growing up was Pete Sampras...Hobbies include cars, computers and watches...Compiled outstanding junior results, finishing as No. 3 junior in world in 2008...Captured Wimbledon and US Open junior titles and advanced to QF at Roland Garros in '08...In '07, reached Orange Bowl final in Miami (l. to Berankis)...Physiotherapist is former ATP World Tour trainer Stephane Vivier (since September 2014). Official Instagram Account
2014 -- The top Bulgarian finished a year-end high No. 11, winning a personal-best 50 matches. Year highlighted by 3 titles on as many surfaces: Acapulco (d. No. 7 Murray in SF, Anderson in F – both in 3rd set TB), 1st on clay in Bucharest (d. Rosol) and 1st on grass at London/Queen’s Club (d. No. 3 Wawrinka in SF, F.Lopez in F in 3 TB sets after saving 1 MP)...Compiled a 15-9 record in ATP Masters 1000 play, reaching 1st SFs in Rome (d. No. 6 Berdych in 3R, l. to No. 1 Nadal) and Toronto (l. to eventual champ Tsonga)...Reached 1st Grand Slam SF at Wimbledon (d. No. 5 Murray in QF, l. to eventual champion Djokovic in 4 sets). Afterwards, broke Top 10 for 1st time on July 7. A month later reached career-high No. 8. At other 3 Slams: made 1st QF at Australian Open (l. to Nadal), notched 1st US Open wins en route to 4R (l. to Monfils) and fell in 1R at Roland Garros (l. to Karlovic)...Compiled records of 28-13 on hard, 13-4 on clay, 9-1 on grass and 20-14 in TBs. Went 4-9 vs. Top 10 opponents and earned a career high $2,795,407...
2013 -- Became 1st Bulgarian to win an ATP World Tour title in Open Era with win over No. 3 Ferrer at Stockholm and improved year-end ranking for 6th year in a row, finishing in Top 25. Also won personal-best 37 matches and overall QF-better 7 times…In opening week of season reached maiden ATP final at Brisbane (d. No. 13 Raonic in 2R, l. to No. 3 Murray)…In Grand Slam play went 3-4 with best 3R at Roland Garros (l. to No. 1 Djokovic), also 2R at Wimbledon (l. to Zemlja), fell 1R at Australian Open (l. to Benneteau) and US Open (l. to Sousa)…Secured biggest win in ATP Masters 1000 Madrid, beating world No. 1 Djokovic in 3 sets in 2R (l. to Wawrinka in 3R). Reached 1st Masters 1000 QF in Monte-Carlo (l. to Nadal)…In Rotterdam, in QF vs. Baghdatis, won 18 straight points from 5-6 2nd set (5-6 serving game to love, TB 7-0, 0-0 serving game to love, streak ended after 0-40 in Baghdatis’ 1st service game in 3rd set). Won 6-3 in 3rd (l. to del Potro in SF)…Compiled records of 24-15 on hard, 11-6 on clay and 2-2 on grass. Went 3-10 vs. Top 10 opponents and earned a career-high $1,046,764…
2012 -- The No. 1 Bulgarian finished in Top 50 for 1st time in his career, highlighted by a personal-best 24 match wins and 3 SF results, at London/Queen’s Club on grass (l. to Nalbandian) in June and back-to-back in Båstad (l. to Ferrer) and Gstaad (l. to Bellucci) on clay in July (won 11 of 15 matches)...In Grand Slam play, reached 2R at Australian Open (d. Chardy, l. to Almagro in 5 sets), Roland Garros (d. Young, l. to Gasquet)
and Wimbledon (d. Anderson, l. to Baghdatis)...Compiled records of 10-11 on hard, 8-5 on clay and 6-3 on grass. Went 1-7 vs. Top 10 opponents and posted 1st win over No. 7 Berdych in Miami en route to 4R (l. to Tipsarevic), his best ATP Masters 1000 result...Earned a career-high $413,047...
2011 -- The 3rd-youngest player in Top 100 (behind Tomic, Harrison) and top player from Bulgaria finished a year-end best No. 76, highlighted by 3 ATP World Tour QF showings on as many surfaces, in Munich (l. to F. Mayer) on clay, Eastbourne (l. to Tipsarevic) on grass and Bangkok (l. to Murray) on hard...Won a personal-best 18 matches and compiled marks of 11-16 on hard, 4-4 on grass and 3-5 on clay…Went 0-4 vs. Top 10 opponents…Earned a career-high $388,370...In early season Challenger action, won title in Cherbourg and finished with 6-2 mark...
2010 -- The young Bulgarian was youngest player at 19 years, six months to finish in Top 125 at a year-end best No. 106…Early in season won three Futures titles, two in Germany and one in Spain…Then between Aug. 23 and Sept. 26, won three straight Challenger titles at Geneva (d. Andujar) and two more in Bangkok (d. Kravchuk and d. Kudryavtsev)…After three events climbed from No. 245 to No. 136…In October, reached final at Orleans in France (l. to Mahut)…Compiled a 40-31 Challenger match record…In only ATP World Tour play outing at Queen’s, reached second round (d. Bogdanovic, l. to Lopez).
2009 -- Granted wild card in Rotterdam (d. Berdych; l. to World No. 1 Nadal 75 36 62)…Wild card at Marseille (l. to Simon 7-5 in third set, having served for match at 5-3)…Reached Queen’s Club 2nd RD…As wild card at Wimbledon retired with knee injury versus Kunitsyn…Wild card at Bastad…In September, won first Challenger doubles title (w/Gabashvili) at Trnava…
2008 -- Won three Futures title at Barcelona and Madrid…First ATP match at ‘s-Hertogenbosch (d. Andreev) in June…Won junior Wimbledon and US Open titles…Earned wild card at AMS Madrid (l. to Serra in 1st RD)…Also a wild card in Basel…
Opens the season in Brisbane, saving two match points versus Chardy in 76(8) third set victory in 2R on 7 January...Reached SFs (l. to Federer), dropping to an 8-34 record against Top 10 opponents... Team up with Kokkinakis to reach the doubles SFs (l. to Dolgopolov/Nishikori)...
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