Alexander Kudryavtsev

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Alexander Kudryavtsev
Kudryavtsev - SPbOpen 2008.jpg
Alexander Kudryavtsev, St. Petersburg Open 2008
Country  Russia
Residence St. Petersburg, Russia
Born (1985-10-26) 26 October 1985 (age 28)
Ekaterinburg, Russia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2003
Plays Right-handed
Prize money US$508,266
Singles
Career record 3–9
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 123 (19 September 2011)
Current ranking No. 158 (23 June 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2012)
French Open Q1 (2011)
Wimbledon Q3 (2008)
US Open Q2 (2008, 2010)
Doubles
Career record 7-9
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 70 (7 November 2011)
Current ranking No. 367 (9 December 2013)
Last updated on: 12 December 2013.

Alexander Kudryavtsev (born 26 October 1985, in St. Petersburg, Russia) is a Russian professional tennis player who has played professionally since 2003. He made his breakthrough in 2008, playing in his first top-level international tournaments on the ATP tour, having spent time playing in "Challenger" and "Futures" events. He reached his career-high singles ranking of # 123 in September 2011 and career-high doubles ranking of 70 on 7 November 2011. At the 2012 Australian Open Kudryavtsev qualified for the first round proper for the first time, his only grand slam singles appearance to date.

Professional career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Kudryavtsev reached the quarter-finals in a futures event in Bucharest in 2003. In 2004 he advanced to the second round in three futures events, and won a doubles challenger title. In 2005 he was a semi-finalist in a Beijing futures tournament, and reached the quarterfinals in Korolev (Russia) and Minsk (Belarus). In 2006 he became a finalist for the first time in Uzbekistan, as well as reaching the semi-finals once and the quarter-finals twice in other events.

In 2007 he started by winning his first Futures title in India and followed it up by winning a second in Belarus in May. In the second half of the season he was a quarter- or semi-finalist in six Challenger events with a 15–11 win-loss record. He also reached 9 finals (5 wins with three different partners) in doubles competitions and finished the year ranked No. 96 in doubles.

2008[edit]

Kudryavtsev began the year positively by reaching the second round of his maiden top-level tournament. After coming through qualifying he beat Prakash Amritraj of India 6–3 4–6 7–6(8). In the second round he faced former World No. 1 Carlos Moyà but lost in a hard-fought game 6–3 6–7(4), 6–2. His next international event was at Estoril in Portugal in April where he lost in the first round to France's Thierry Ascione (ranked #82) 6–1 6–4.

He competed in his first Masters Series event at Toronto in Canada in July. In the first round he upset No. 33 ranked Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6–2 7–6(7) but he could not repeat this in the second round as he lost to Frenchman Richard Gasquet (ranked #12) 7–5 6–3.

2012[edit]

Kudryavtsev began the year by qualifying for the Australian Open main draw. He met Roger Federer in the opening round and lost in three sets (7–5, 6–2, 6–2).

Singles performance timeline[edit]

This table is current through 9 September 2013.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W–L
Australian Open Q3 Q3 A Q1 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
French Open A A A Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon Q3 Q2 Q2 Q2 Q1 A 0 / 0 0–0
US Open Q2 Q1 Q2 A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0 / 1 0–1
Overall Win-Loss 2–6 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0 / 9 3–9
Year End Ranking 208 205 159 158 275 268

Personal life[edit]

Kudryavtsev began playing tennis at the age of six while living in St. Petersburg in Russia. He admired tennis players Andre Agassi and countryman Marat Safin while growing up and strove to be as good as them. As a professional he enjoys playing on most surfaces except grass and does not have a favorite shot. He has been coached by countryman Vadim Davletshin since May 2007.

He married his wife Rushana on 16 March 2007 and they had a son called Egor (born 6 August 2007)[1]

ATP career finals[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP Tour 500 series (0–0)
ATP Tour 250 series (0–1)
ATP Challenger Tour (0-1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)

Singles:1(0-1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 8 February 2014 India Chennai, India Hard India Yuki Bhambri 6-4, 3-6, 5-7

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 30 October 2011 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Russia Michail Elgin United Kingdom Colin Fleming
United Kingdom Ross Hutchins
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [8–10]

ITF and Challengers Finals[edit]

Singles (8)[edit]

Wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score
1. 4 February 2007 Delhi, India Hard Bulgaria Todor Enev 6–4, 6–2
2. 19 May 2007 Minsk, Belarus Hard Croatia Ivan Cerovic 6–2, 6–4
3. 15 June 2013 Herzlia 2, Israel Hard France Albano Olivetti 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
4. 22 June 2013 Herzlia 3, Israel Hard United Kingdom Ashley Hewitt 6–3, 6–4, 6–3

Runners-up (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score
1. 22 April 2006 Guliston, Uzbekistan Hard Romania Teodor-Dacian Crăciun 0–6, 6–4, 6–7(5–7)
2. 25 September 2010 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 4–6, 1–6
3. 19 February 2012 Bergamo, Italy Hard Germany Björn Phau 4–6, 4–6

Doubles (18)[edit]

Wins (13)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in Final Score
1. 11 July 2004 Oberstaufen, Germany Clay Russia Vadim Davletshin Germany Valentino Pest
Germany Alexander Waske
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
2. 27 May 2006 Kiev, Ukraine Clay Russia Alexander Krasnorutskiy Russia Andrei Stoliarov
Ukraine Aleksandr Yarmola
6–3, 3–6, 6–2
3. 4 June 2006 Cherkasy, Ukraine Clay Russia Alexander Krasnorutskiy Ukraine Sergei Bubka
Ukraine Aleksandr Nedovesov
6–3, 4–6, 6–2
4. 25 June 2006 Minsk, Belarus Hard Russia Alexander Krasnorutskiy Belarus Alexander Bury
Belarus Kyril Harbatsiuk
7–5, 6–3
5. 27 August 2006 Poznań, Poland Clay Russia Alexander Krasnorutskiy Poland Tomasz Bednarek
Poland Maciej Dilaj
2–6, 7–5, 6–1
6. 26 November 2006 Mosrentgen, Russia Hard Russia Alexander Krasnorutskiy Uzbekistan Sarvar Ikramov
Russia Alexey Tikhonov
6–1, 6–1
7. 20 August 2011 Karshi, Kazakhstan Hard Russia Michail Elgin Russia Konstantin Kravchuk
Ukraine Denys Molchanov
3–6, 6–3, [11–9]
8. 6 November 2011 Eckental, Germany Carpet Germany Andre Begemann United States James Cerretani
Canada Adil Shamasdin
6–3, 3–6, [11–9]

Runners-up (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in Final Score
1. 7 August 2005 Saransk, Russia Clay Russia Konstantin Kravchuk Germany Simon Stadler
Italy Flavio Cipolla
6–7(2–7), 6–4, 6–7(3–7)
2. 13 August 2005 Sergiyev Posad, Russia Clay Kazakhstan Alexey Kedryuk Russia Mikhail Elgin
Ukraine Mikhail Filima
2–6, 4–6
3. 22 April 2006 Guliston, Uzbekistan Hard Russia Konstantin Kravchuk Russia Mikhail Elgin
Kazakhstan Alexey Kedryuk
7–5, 4–6, 4–6
4. 20 August 2006 Wroclaw, Poland Clay Russia Alexander Krasnorutskiy Czech Republic David Novak
Czech Republic Martin Vacek
6–4, 5–7, 2–6
5. 19 November 2006 Sergiev Posad, Russia Hard Russia Alexander Krasnorutskiy Germany David Klier
Slovakia Filip Polášek
6–7(6–8), 6–7(5–7)

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