Artem Sitak

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Artem Sitak
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Country  Russia (2002 – 2010)
 New Zealand (2011 – )
Residence Auckland, New Zealand
Born (1986-02-08) 8 February 1986 (age 28)
Orenburg, Soviet Union
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$108,204
Singles
Career record 24 – 59
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 299 (August 11, 2008)
Current ranking No. 753 (April 28, 2014)
Doubles
Career record 0–1
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 141 (April 21, 2014)
Current ranking No. 150 (April 28, 2014)
Last updated on: December 22, 2012.
Artem Sitak
Medal record
Tennis
Competitor for  Russia
Summer Universiade
Gold 2005 Izmir Singles
Gold 2005 Izmir Doubles

Artem Yurievich Sitak (born 8 February 1986) is a Russian-born New Zealand tennis player. On August 11, 2008, he reached his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 299, whilst his highest doubles ranking of 155 was reached on August 30, 2010. He is the younger brother of Dmitri Sitak, who is also a tennis player.[1]

Tennis career[edit]

Junior Years[edit]

Training in nineties years by Santini, As a 13 year old in 1999, Sitak received a wildcard into the main draw of an ITF junior tournament in Ozerov, Russia where he was defeated by Evgueni Smirnov 6-4 6-1. The following year he entered qualifying of the same tournament and defeated future ATP top 50 player Denis Istomin 6-0 6-1 to win his first ITF junior match. Sitak was taken out in the third and final round of qualifying by a future ATP top 100 player Teimuraz Gabashvili 6-4 7-5.

At the age of 14, Artem won the prestigious Orange Bowl.

Sitak made his first junior Grand Slam appearance at the age of 15 at the 2002 Australian Open where he was beaten in straight sets by Australian Christopher Roman. Sitak's last junior tournament came a year later at the 2003 Australian Open where he was eliminated by Korean Hyun-Joon Suk in the first round.

Senior career[edit]

Sitak began his senior career in 2002 at a challenger event in Togliatti, Russia where he received a wildcard into the main draw but fell in the first round to Thomas Blake, older brother of former top 10 player James Blake. Artem's first title came in 2005 in a Russian futures tournament where he defeated Pavel Chekhov 4-6 6-4 6-4 in the final.

2011[edit]

Sitak began 2011 under the New Zealand flag and received a wildcard into the 2011 Heineken Open qualifying where he was defeated by Frenchman Ludovic Walter 6-3 6-4 in the first round. Artem currently represents New Zealand in Davis Cup.

ATP Tour finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1-0)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. July 13, 2014 MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany Clay Poland Mateusz Kowalczyk Spain Guillermo García-López
Austria Philipp Oswald
2-6, 6-1, [10-7]

ITF Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 5 (5–0)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures (5–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 27 August 2005 Russia F3 Korolev Clay Russia Pavel Chekhov 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 2. 9 March 2008 United States F6 McAllen Hard United States Tim Smyczek 6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 20 April 2008 United States F8 Little Rock Hard United States Matthew Roberts 6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. 7 March 2010 United States F7 McAllen Hard Croatia Mario Ančić 6–1, 6–4
Winner 5. 26 November 2012 Cambodia F2 Phnom Penh Hard United Kingdom Alexander Ward 6–4, 6-7(3–7), 7-6(7–4)

Doubles finals: 31 (20–11)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (5–7)
ITF Futures (15–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 2003 Russia F1 Russia Clay Russia Dmitri Sitak Australia
Australia
6–
Winner 2. 2004 Qatar F3 Qatar Hard Russia Dmitri Sitak Australia
Australia
6–
Winner 3. 2004 Qatar F4 Qatar Hard Russia Dmitri Sitak Australia
Australia
6–
Winner 4. 2004 Qatar F5 Qatar Hard Russia Dmitri Sitak Australia
Australia
6–
Winner 5. 2005 Spain F12 Spain Hard Russia Dmitri Sitak Australia
Australia
6–
Winner 6. 27 August 2005 Russia F3 Korolev Clay Russia Dmitri Sitak Russia V. Kozin
Russia A. Miller
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 7. 15 January 2006 Germany F2 Germany Hard (i) Switzerland Stéphane Bohli Germany P. Marx
Germany T. Popp
6–3, 7–5
Winner 8. 19 March 2006 France F4 Lille Hard (i) Switzerland Stéphane Bohli Portugal Frederico Gil
Poland F. Urban
6–1, 6–2
Runner–up 1. 22 July 2006 Russia Penza Cup Hard Russia Denis Matsukevich Uzbekistan Murad Inoyatov
Uzbekistan Denis Istomin
1–6, 3–6
Winner 9. 25 February 2007 Italy F2 Trento Hard (i) Russia Dmitri Sitak Australia Raphael Durek
Australia Joseph Sirianni
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Winner 10. 28 September 2008 United States Lubbock Hard Moldova Roman Borvanov United States Alex Bogomolov, Jr.
Serbia Dusan Vemic
6–2, 6–3
Winner 11. 8 November 2009 United States F27 Birmingham Clay Armenia Tigran Martirosyan United States C. Gaston
United States Michael Venus
6–3, 6–4
Winner 12. 15 November 2009 United States F28 Niceville Clay Armenia Tigran Martirosyan United States S. Bangoura
United States Denis Kudla
6–4, 7–5
Winner 13. 28 February 2010 United States F6 Harlingen Hard Romania Cătălin-Ionuț Gârd Slovakia M. Bocko
Serbia V. Obradovic
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Runner–up 2. 30 May 2010 United States Carson Hard Portugal Leonardo Tavares United States Brian Battistone
United States Nicholas Monroe
7–5, 3–6, [4–10]
Winner 14. 6 June 2010 United States Ojai Hard Portugal Leonardo Tavares India Harsh Mankad
South Africa Izak van der Merwe
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Winner 15. 8 August 2010 China Beijing Hard Canada Pierre-Ludovic Duclos Australia Sadik Kadir
India Purav Raja
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
Winner 16. 10 April 2011 United States F9 Little Rock Hard Australia Nima Roshan United States T. Fogleman
United States B. Rogers
6–3, 7–5
Winner 17. 19 June 2011 Mexico F7 Morelia Hard New Zealand Marcus Daniell Philippines R. Gonzalez
Australia Carsten Ball
6–0, 6–3
Runner–up 3. 27 August 2011 Colombia F4 Medellín Clay United States P. Aarts Brazil R. Carvalho
Brazil Fabiano de Paula
3–6, 3–6
Runner–up 4. 18 March 2012 United States F7 Calabasas Hard Australia Nima Roshan Australia Maxim Dubarenco
Germany Brydan Klein
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Runner–up 5. 8 April 2012 United States Tallahassee Hard United States Blake Strode Germany Martin Emmrich
Sweden Andreas Siljeström
2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner–up 6. 6 October 2012 Turkey F37 Antalya Hard Italy E. Eremin Moldova Maxim Dubarenco
Australia Brydan Klein
4–6, 6–3, [9–11]
Runner–up 7. 6 January 2013 France Nouméa Hard New Zealand Jose Statham Australia Samuel Groth
Japan Toshihide Matsui
6–7(6–8), 6–1, [4–10]
Winner 18. 24 March 2013 Australia F1 Ipswich Hard New Zealand Jose Statham Australia Jacob Grills
Australia Dane Propoggia
6–3, 6–1
Runner–up 8. 14 April 2013 United States F9 Oklahoma City Hard India Saketh Myneni United States Jean-Yves Aubone
United States Dennis Nevolo
1–6, 5–7
Runner–up 9. 29 July 2013 Germany Oberstaufen Clay Netherlands Stephan Fransen Germany Dominik Meffert
Austria Philipp Oswald
1–6, 6–3, [12–14]
Winner 19. 6 October 2013 Brazil São Paulo Clay Moldova Roman Borvanov Peru Sergio Galdós
Argentina Guido Pella
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Runner–up 10. 24 November 2013 Japan Toyota Synthec (i) New Zealand Marcus Daniell United States Chase Buchanan
Slovenia Blaž Rola
6–4, 3–6, [4–10]
Runner–up 11. 6 April 2014 Mexico León Hard New Zealand Marcus Daniell Australia Samuel Groth
Australia Chris Guccione
3–6, 4–6
Winner 20. 9 May 2014 Italy Rome Clay Moldova Radu Albot Italy Andrea Arnaboldi
Italy Flavio Cipolla
4–6, 6–2, [11–9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artem Sitak's biography at ITF". Retrieved 2011-01-09. 

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