Alex Bogomolov, Jr.

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Alex Bogomolov Jr.
Алекс Богомолов (младший)
Country  United States (2002–2011)
 Russia (2012–present)
Residence Florida, USA
Born (1983-04-23) April 23, 1983 (age 31)
Moscow, Russia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,946,779
Career record 68–101 (at ATP Tour and Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 33 (31 October 2011)
Current ranking No. 219 (11 August 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2006, 2012)
French Open 1R (2004, 2011, 2012)
Wimbledon 3R (2011)
US Open 3R (2011)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (2012)
Career record 27–37 (at ATP Tour and Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 100 (3 October 2011)
Current ranking No. 500 (9 December 2013)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open 3R (2012)
Last updated on: December 12, 2013.
Alex Bogomolov, Jr.
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Pan American Games
Bronze 2003 Santo Domingo Doubles

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Bogomolov, most known as Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Russian: Александр Александрович «Алекс» Богомолов-младший, born April 23, 1983), nicknamed Bogie, is a Russian-American professional tennis player.

Tennis career[edit]

Bogomolov at the 2012 Wimbledon

Bogomolov's father, Alex, Sr., was a former Soviet national tennis coach who worked with Larisa Neiland, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, and Andrei Medvedev. Born in Moscow, Russia, the 5' 10" Bogomolov was the no. 1 ranked USTA player for the 18s section in 2000 [3], and had a career-high ranking of world no. 33 on October 31, 2011.

In 1998, Bogomolov won the USTA National Boys' 16 Championships, defeating Andy Roddick in the final.

In 2005, he was suspended for 1.5 months due to a positive doping test during the Australian Open. The banned substance found was salbutamol, which Bogomolov admitted taking through an inhaler to treat exercise-induced asthma. However, he had not filed the proper paperwork and was not covered by an exemption. The tribunal found that since he had not intentionally taken the drug in an effort to boost his performance, the usual two-year ban did not apply. He lost the prize money and ranking points earned at several competitions.[1]

In July 2008, he won the Shotgun 21 world championship at the Pacific Palisades Tennis Center, defeating John Isner in the semifinal, and Philip King in the final, twice by the score of 21–20.[2]

Bogomolov beat world no. 83 Bobby Reynolds, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3, in Waco, Texas in September 2008. After having surgery on his left wrist in late 2008,[4] Bogomolov began work at the Gotham Tennis Academy.

In July 2009 at the Hall of Fame Championships, he defeated Arnaud Clément of France, 1–6, 6–3, 6–4.[3]

Bogomolov won his first Challenger title in three years in Champaign-Urbana over Amer Delic, 5–7, 7–6, 6–3. It is his first title of 2010.[4]

In 2011, he defeated Andy Murray in straight sets, 6–1, 7–5, in the second round of the Miami Masters 1000. He was defeated by John Isner in the third round, 2–6, 6–7. At the 2011 Farmers Classic, Bogomolov was defeated by Ernests Gulbis in the semifinals, 2–6, 6–7. He defeated Robby Ginepri in straight sets, 6–4, 6–3, in the first round of the Western & Southern Open. He set up a rematch against Andy Murray, after defeating an out-of-sorts world no. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6–3, 6–4, in the second round. He lost to Murray, 2–6, 5–7.

At the US Open, he lost in the third round to John Isner, 6–7, 4–6, 4–6. He was eliminated in the first round in Kuala Lumpur by Marcos Baghdatis, 6–7, 4–6.

On December 1, 2011, the International Tennis Federation ruled him eligible to compete for Russia in the Davis Cup. Bogomolov lost to American wild card Jack Sock in the opening round of Atlanta Open.[5]


Bogomolov was married to American tennis player Ashley Harkleroad. The two split up in the fall of 2006 after less than two years, and divorced. "I think we were too young to be married," Harkleroad said. "And I think he's better off without me."[5] He is now engaged to his girlfriend Luana, with whom he has a son, Maddox.

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–0)
Finals by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. July 24, 2011 Atlanta Tennis Championships, Atlanta, United States Hard Australia Matthew Ebden Germany Matthias Bachinger
Germany Frank Moser
3–6, 7–5, [10–8]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Current through 2014 Australian Open.

 United States  Russia
Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R A 2R Q2 A A Q3 Q3 2R 1R 1R 2–6
French Open A A A 1R A A A Q1 A Q3 1R 1R Q2 0–3
Wimbledon A A A A A A A Q2 Q1 Q1 3R 1R 1R 2–3
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A Q2 A Q1 Q2 3R 1R 2R 3–8
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–3 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–3 1–4 1–3 0–1 7–20
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 2R NH 1–1
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A A 2R A A A A A Q1 1R 1R Q1 1R 1–4
Miami Masters A A 1R 1R A 2R A A A A 3R 1R A 1R 3–6
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Rome Masters A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A 0–1
Madrid Masters A A A A A A A A A Q1 A 1R A 0–1
Canada Masters A A A 2R A A A A 1R A 2R 1R 3R 4–5
Cincinnati Masters A A A 1R A A A A A A 3R 2R Q1 3–3
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series A A 2R 1R A 1–2
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A A A 2R A A 1–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–4 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 7–6 1–7 2–1 0–1 13–22
Career Statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Year-End Ranking 700 168 115 125 217 221 189 165 309 166 33 129 88

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Current through 2012 US Open (tennis).

Tournament 2005 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australia Australian Open A A 2R A 1–1
France French Open A A 1R A 0–1
United Kingdom Wimbledon A 2R 1R A 1–2
United States US Open 1R 1R 3R A 2–3
Win–Loss 0–1 1–2 3–4 0-0 4–7

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Bogomolov wins unisex tennis tourney". Usatoday.Com. 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ "USTA Challenger of Champaign-Urbana – See Tomorrow's Tennis Champions". 2011-01-15. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  5. ^ "Sock slips past Bogomolov at Atlanta Open". The Times Of India. 17 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev
ATP Most Improved Player
Succeeded by
Australia Marinko Matosevic