Ivaylo Traykov

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Ivaylo Traykov
Ивайло Трайков
Ivaylo Traykov.jpg
Country Bulgaria Bulgaria
Residence Sofia, Bulgaria
Born (1978-12-17) 17 December 1978 (age 35)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1995
Retired 2010
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $105,330
Singles
Career record 6–8 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0 ATP, 13 ITF
Highest ranking No. 211 (8 September 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q1 (2004)
French Open Q1 (2004)
Wimbledon Q1 (2000, 2001, 2004)
Doubles
Career record 2–5 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0 ATP, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 612 (2 December 2002)
Last updated on: 20 August 2012.

Ivaylo Traykov (Bulgarian: Ивайло Трайков) is a former professional tennis player from Bulgaria.

Personal[edit]

Traykov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria on 17 December 1978, to Toncho, an economist, and Mariana, an engineer. Taking up tennis at the age of 7, Traykov is coached and trained by his father. Traykov enjoys reading books, playing cards and chess, while he considers Pete Sampras to be his idol. His career goal is to break into the Top 50 rankings. His favourite shot is the serve, while his favourite surface is hardcourt.[1]

Career[edit]

Traykov turned professional in 1995, and has spent the majority of his career playing in Futures and Challengers events. Throughout his career, he has won 1 Challenger tournament and 10 Futures tournaments. Traykov participated in the Wimbledon qualification events in 2000 and 2001, but lost in the first round for both years. He also participated in the Australian Open qualifiers in 2004, winning a match but failing to qualify.

In May 2001, Traykov made it into the main draw of the International Raiffeisen Grand Prix, in Sankt Pölten, as a lucky loser. He defeated Ján Krošlák in the first round, before falling to Ivan Ljubičić in the second round.[2]

In 2006, he was declared the Tennis Player of the Year by the Bulgarian Tennis Federation, and has won five state individual championships (1996–1998, 2004 and 2006).

Traykov has represented Bulgaria in the Davis Cup since 1997, amassing a win/loss record of 8–8 in singles and 8–4 in doubles.[3]

Year-end rankings[edit]

Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Singles 1048 1170 777 350 320 269 373 281 238 755 1046 441 504 427 690 1063 -
Doubles 787 930 851 683 653 - 1051 620 1586 1140 1683 - - 1456 967 728 1414

Futures and Challenger finals: 28 (16–12)[edit]

Singles: 23 (13–10)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challengers (1–1)
ITF Futures (12–9)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 15 February 1998 Austria Bergheim, Austria
ITF Futures $10,000
Carpet (I) France Julien Boutter 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 21 February 1998 Austria Mondseeland, Austria
ITF Futures $10,000
Carpet (I) Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 3. 16 August 1998 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Subotica, Yugoslavia
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Spain Javier Perez-Vazquez 4–6, 1–6
Winner 4. 23 August 1998 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Niš, Yugoslavia
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Austria Matey Pampoulov 6–2, 6–3
Winner 5. 30 August 1998 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikšić, Yugoslavia
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Spain Javier Perez-Vazquez 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 21 February 1999 Croatia Zagreb, Croatia
ITF Futures $15,000
Hard Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 3–6, 7–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 12 September 1999 Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria
ATP Challenger $25,000
Clay Czech Republic David Miketa 7–5, 6–2
Winner 8. 28 July 2002 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
ITF Futures $10,000
Hard Belgium Jeroen Masson 6–3, 6–4
Winner 9. 15 June 2003 Serbia and Montenegro Pančevo, Serbia & Montenegro
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Aleksander Slovič 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Runner-up 10. 22 June 2003 Serbia and Montenegro Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Austria Phillip Mullner 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 11. 19 July 2003 Hungary Budaörs, Hungary
ATP Challenger $50,000
Clay Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 2–6, 3–6
Winner 12. 18 June 2006 Republic of Macedonia Skopje, Macedonia
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Bulgaria Ilia Kushev 7–6(7–4), 6–7(3–7), 7–5
Winner 13. 25 June 2006 Serbia and Montenegro Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Bulgaria Yordan Kanev 6–4, 4–6, 6–1
Runner-up 14. 27 August 2006 Bulgaria Plovdiv, Bulgaria
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Bulgaria Todor Enev 2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 15. 20 May 2007 Bulgaria Rousse, Bulgaria
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Ukraine Ivan Sergeyev 6–3, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 16. 10 June 2007 Republic of Macedonia Skopje, Macedonia
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Republic of Macedonia Predrag Rusevski 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 17. 17 June 2007 Republic of Macedonia Skopje, Macedonia
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Republic of Macedonia Predrag Rusevski 3–6, 2–6
Winner 18. 9 September 2007 Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Serbia David Savič 6–2, 7–5
Winner 19. 11 May 2008 Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Bulgaria Simeon Ivanov 6–1, 6–2
Winner 20. 31 August 2008 Bulgaria Bourgas, Bulgaria
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Italy Federico Torresi 3–0, Ret.
Winner 21. 7 September 2008 Bulgaria Sliven, Bulgaria
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Spain Pedro Clar-Rossello 6–1, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 22. 14 September 2008 Bulgaria Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Bulgaria Tihomir Grozdanov 5–7, 0–1, Ret.
Winner 23. 10 May 2009 Bulgaria Sandanski, Bulgaria
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Bulgaria Tihomir Grozdanov 2–6, 6–4, 6–3

Doubles: 5 (3–2)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challengers (0–0)
ITF Futures (3–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runners-up 1. 21 February 1998 Austria Mondseeland, Austria
ITF Futures $10,000
Carpet (I) Bulgaria Milen Velev Czech Republic Petr Pála
Slovenia Borut Urh
4–6, 6–7
Winners 2. 4 July 1999 Greece Alexandroupolis, Greece
ITF Futures $10,000
Carpet Bulgaria Milen Velev Chile Fernando González
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–4)
Winners 3. 21 March 2010 Turkey Antalya, Turkey
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Bulgaria Tihomir Grozdanov Australia Colin Ebelthite
Australia Jarryd Maher
3–6, 6–4, [10–3]
Runners-up 4. 16 May 2010 Bulgaria Varna, Bulgaria
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Bulgaria Tihomir Grozdanov Romania Alexandru Carpen
Romania Adrian Cruciat
4–6, 4–6
Winners 5. 23 May 2010 Bulgaria Plovdiv, Bulgaria
ITF Futures $10,000
Clay Bulgaria Tihomir Grozdanov Ukraine Ivan Anikanov
Moldova Roman Tudoreanu
6–4, 6–3

Davis Cup[edit]

Ivaylo Traykov debuted for the Bulgaria Davis Cup team in 1997. Since then he has a 8–8 singles record and a 8–6 doubles record (16–14 overall).

Singles (8–8)[edit]

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W/L Result
1998 Europe/Africa Zone Group II RPO 19 July 1998  Luxembourg Clay Luxembourg Pascal Schaul W 6–3, 6–1
1999 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 30 April 1999  Togo Clay Togo Jean-Kome Loglo W 6–4, 5–7, 6–3, 4–6, 6–1
QF 18 July 1999  Hungary Clay Hungary Gergely Kisgyörgy L 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 5–7
2000 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 28 April 2000  Greece Clay Greece Solon Peppas W 6–1, 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
QF 21 July 2000  Israel Clay Israel Lior Mor W 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
23 July 2000 Israel Harel Levy L 7–6(7–5), 6–7(8–10), 6–7(3–7), 6–7(6–8)
2003 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 4 April 2003  Ukraine Carpet (I) Ukraine Orest Tereshchuk L 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–7(6–8), 4–6
6 April 2003 Ukraine Andrey Stepanov W 7–6(7–3), 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
2004 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 9 April 2004  Egypt Carpet (I) Egypt Karim Maamoun W 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
QF 16 July 2004  Italy Clay Italy Filippo Volandri L 4–6, 2–6, 4–6
2005 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 4 March 2005  Georgia Carpet (I) Georgia (country) Lado Chikhladze L 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 3–6
6 March 2005 Georgia (country) David Kvernadze W 6–2, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–0)
2006 Europe/Africa Zone Group II QF 21 July 2006  Hungary Clay Hungary Sebo Kiss L 3–6, 3–6, 3–6
2007 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 6 April 2007  Latvia Carpet (I) Latvia Ernests Gulbis L 3–6, 2–6, 3–6
8 April 2007 Latvia Rihards Emulins W 6–2, 7–5
RPO 6 April 2007  Cyprus Clay Cyprus Photos Kallias L 6–7(2–7), 1–6, 2–6

Doubles (8–6)[edit]

Edition Round Date Partner Against Surface Opponents W/L Result
1997 Europe/Africa Zone Group III RR 21 May 1997 Bulgaria Ivo Bratanov  Malta Clay Malta Gordon Asciak
Malta Mark Schembri
W 7–6(10–8), 6–3
22 May 1997 Bulgaria Ivo Bratanov  Estonia Estonia Raigo Saluste
Estonia Gert Vilms
W 6–2, 6–4
23 May 1997 Bulgaria Ivo Bratanov  Kenya Kenya Allan Cooper
Kenya Norbert Oduor
W 6–3, 6–2
SF 24 May 1997 Bulgaria Ivo Bratanov  Moldova Moldova Evghenii Plugariov
Moldova Maxim Savitski
W 6–1, 6–3
F 25 May 1997 Bulgaria Ivo Bratanov  Monaco Monaco Christophe Boggetti
Monaco Sebastien Graeff
W 6–7(6–8), 6–2, 6–1
1999 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 1 May 1999 Bulgaria Milen Velev  Togo Clay Togo Jean-Kome Loglo
Togo Kossi Loglo
W 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
QF 17 July 1999 Bulgaria Milen Velev  Hungary Clay Hungary Zoltán Boróczky
Hungary Attila Sávolt
L 3–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–3, 5–7
2000 Europe/Africa Zone Group II 1R 29 April 2000 Bulgaria Orlin Stanoytchev  Greece Clay Greece Konstantinos Economidis
Greece Anastasios Vasiliadis
L 6–3, 6–7(1–7), 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
2004 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 10 April 2004 Bulgaria Todor Enev  Egypt Carpet (I) Egypt Amr Ghoneim
Egypt Karim Maamoun
W 6–3, 7–5, 6–2
2006 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 8 April 2006 Bulgaria Ilia Kushev  Cyprus Clay Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis
Cyprus Photos Kallias
W 4–6, 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–0
QF 22 July 2006 Bulgaria Yordan Kanev  Hungary Clay Hungary Kornél Bardóczky
Hungary Gergely Kisgyörgy
L 6–4, 4–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 9–11
2007 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 7 April 2007 Bulgaria Ilia Kushev  Latvia Carpet (I) Latvia Ernests Gulbis
Latvia Deniss Pavlovs
L 5–7, 4–6, 2–6
2009 Europe/Africa Zone Group II QF 11 July 2009 Bulgaria Todor Enev  Latvia Clay Latvia Ernests Gulbis
Latvia Deniss Pavlovs
L 4–6, 4–6, 4–6
2010 Europe/Africa Zone Group II QF 10 July 2010 Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov  Slovenia Clay Slovenia Luka Gregorc
Slovenia Grega Žemlja
L 7–6(7–3), 6–7(2–7), 6–7(12–14), 3–6
  • RPO = Relegation Play–off
  • RR = Round Robin

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Player Bio ATP World Tour. Retrieved 25 February 2009.
  2. ^ St. Poelten Draw ATP World Tour. Retrieved 25 February 2009.
  3. ^ Davis Cup Record Official Davis Cup Website. Retrieved 25 February 2009.