Andrei Chesnokov

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Andrei Chesnokov
Андрей Чесноков
Country  Soviet Union
 Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia
Born (1966-02-02) February 2, 1966 (age 48)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1985
Retired 1999
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,084,188
Singles
Career record 344–259
Career titles 7
Highest ranking No. 9 (April 8, 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1988)
French Open SF (1989)
Wimbledon 1R (1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996)
US Open 4R (1986, 1987, 1989)
Doubles
Career record 7–21
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 342 (October 12, 1992)

Andrei Eduardovich Chesnokov (Russian: Андрей Эдуардович Чесноков; born February 2, 1966) is a former professional tennis player from Russia.

Chesnokov's highest singles ranking was World No. 9 in 1991. The biggest tournament victories of his career came at the Monte Carlo Open in 1990, and at the Canadian Open in 1991 (both Tennis Masters Series events).

Chesnokov's best performance at a Grand Slam event came at the French Open in 1989, where he reached the semi-finals by eliminating the defending champion Mats Wilander in straight sets in the quarterfinals. He was eliminated by the eventual champion Michael Chang in four sets.

The most famous match in Chesnokov's career took place on 24 September 1995 in the semi-final of the 1995 Davis Cup against Germany. In the fifth set of the final deciding match of the semi-final, playing against Michael Stich, Chesnokov saved nine match points before emerging the winner, the final score being: 6–4, 1–6, 1–6, 6–3, 14–12. The next day President of Russia Boris Yeltsin awarded Chesnokov with Order of Courage.

During his career, Chesnokov won seven top-level singles titles and earned prize-money totalling US$3,084,188. He retired from the professional tour in 1999.

On November 20, 2005, during a visit to Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine), he was shot twice with rubber bullets after a quarrel in a restaurant with two unidentified men.

As a sixteen-year-old Chesnokov was one of those present at the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem during which the Luzhniki disaster happened. He was an honorary member of the committee that organized a benefit match for the victims between Spartak Moscow and Haarlem, that took place on October 20, 2007.

Chesnokov is currently coaching Elena Vesnina.

In 2013, Andrei Eduardovich, whose mother was Jewish, who carried the last name Vorstein, celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in France. [1]

Career finals[edit]

Singles (7 titles - 8 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0-0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (2-0)
ATP Tour (5-7)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 25 May 1987 Florence Clay Italy Alessandro de Minicis 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 3 January 1988 Wellington Hardcourt India Ramesh Krishnan 7–6, 0–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 10 January 1988 Sydney Grass Australia John Fitzgerald 3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 14 March 1988 Orlando Hardcourt Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 7–6(8–6), 6–1
Runner-up 3. 16 October 1988 Toulouse Hardcourt United States Jimmy Connors 2–6, 0–6
Winner 3. 24 April 1989 Nice Clay France Jérôme Potier 6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 8 May 1989 Munich Clay Czechoslovakia Martin Střelba 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 6–2
Runner-up 4. 14 January 1990 Auckland Hardcourt United States Scott Davis 6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 30 April 1990 Monte Carlo Clay Austria Thomas Muster 7–5, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 20 May 1990 Rome Clay Austria Thomas Muster 1–6, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 6. 15 October 1990 Tel Aviv Hardcourt Israel Amos Mansdorf 6–4, 6–3
Winner 7. 29 July 1991 Montreal Hardcourt Czechoslovakia Petr Korda 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 8 March 1992 Indian Wells Hardcourt United States Michael Chang 3–6, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 9 May 1993 Hamburg Clay Germany Michael Stich 3–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–7(7–9), 4–6
Runner-up 8. 8 August 1993 Prague Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 5–7, 4–6

Performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A 1R A A QF A 2R 1R 4R 2R 1R A 1R 1R A A A 0 / 9 9–9
French Open A 3R QF 3R QF SF 4R 3R 1R 2R 1R 4R 1R A 1R A A 0 / 13 26–13
Wimbledon A A 1R A 1R 1R A A 1R 1R A 1R 1R A A A A 0 / 7 0–7
US Open A A 4R 4R A 4R 3R 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R A A A A 0 / 10 15–10
Win–Loss 0–0 2–2 7–3 5–2 8–3 8–3 6–3 3–3 4–4 2–4 1–3 4–3 0–4 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 39 50–39
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A 1R A 3R 1R A F 1R 2R 1R A A A A A 0 / 7 8–7
Miami A A A 2R QF 2R 2R A 2R 3R 3R A A A A A A 0 / 7 8–7
Monte Carlo A A A QF 3R 2R W QF QF 2R 2R 1R A A A A A 1 / 9 17–8
Rome A A 3R 1R A A F A A QF 3R 2R A A A A A 0 / 6 13–6
Hamburg A A A 2R A 1R A 1R A F 3R 1R A A A A A 0 / 6 8–6
Canada A A A A A A A W A A A A A A A A A 1 / 1 6–0
Cincinnati A A A A 2R 2R 2R 1R A A A 1R 1R A A A A 0 / 6 3–6
Stockholm/Essen/Stuttgart A A A A A A 3R A 2R 1R 3R A A A A A A 0 / 4 5–4
Paris A A A 1R QF 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R A A A A A A 0 / 8 4–8
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 2–1 5–6 8–4 4–6 13–6 8–4 10–5 12–7 8–7 1–5 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2 / 53 70–51
Year End Ranking 289 137 36 52 14 22 12 31 30 27 32 89 85 209 494 871 715

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://chabadinfo.com/?url=article_en&id=31095

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