Alexandr Dolgopolov

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Oleksandr Dolgopolov)
Jump to: navigation, search
"Oleksandr Dolgopolov" redirects here. For his father, see Oleksandr Dolgopolov, Sr.
Alexandr Dolgopolov
Олександр Долгополов
Alexandr Dolgopolov in Halle (2011-06-06).jpg
Country  Ukraine
Residence Kiev, Ukraine
Born (1988-11-07) 7 November 1988 (age 26)
Kiev, Ukraine
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Turned pro 2006
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $4,407,462
Singles
Career record 143–124 (53.55%)
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 13 (16 January 2012)
Current ranking No. 23 (3 November 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (2011)
French Open 3R (2010, 2011)
Wimbledon 3R (2013, 2014)
US Open 4R (2011)
Doubles
Career record 23–48
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 42 (9 January 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2011)
French Open 2R (2010, 2011, 2012)
Wimbledon 1R (2010)
US Open 1R (2010, 2011, 2012)
Last updated on: 1 July 2014.

Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukrainian: Олександр Олександрович Долгополов) (born 7 November 1988), formerly known as Oleksandr Dolgopolov, Jr., is the top-ranked Ukrainian male tennis player. He changed his first name spelling to the current form in May 2010.[2] Dolgopolov reached the quarterfinals of the 2011 Australian Open and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 13 in January 2012.

Early life[edit]

Alexandr's father, Oleksandr Dolgopolov, was a professional tennis player for the Soviet team, and his mother was a gymnast. He started playing tennis at age 3, coached by his father. The senior Dolgopolov was also the coach of Andrei Medvedev, Ukraine's most successful tennis player to date. At a young age, Dolgopolov lived on the tour with his parents, traveling frequently and playing players such as Medvedev, Andre Agassi, and Boris Becker.[3] Players such as Jim Courier remembered hitting balls with Dolgopolov when he was a toddler.

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

As a junior, Dolgopolov reached as high as No. 21 in the combined world rankings in January 2005.

Tournament 2004 2005
Junior Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 2R
French Open A QF
Wimbledon A 1R
US Open 1R A

2006–2009[edit]

Dolgopolov made his ATP Tour debut in September 2006 at the BCR Open Romania as a qualifier, losing in the first round to Christophe Rochus. He was also part of the Ukrainian Davis Cup team in the tie against Great Britain, where he was defeated by Andy Murray.

Eventually, the younger Dolgopolov decided that he wanted less of his father's influence and develop himself in his own way. In 2009, at age 20, he parted ways with his father and enlisted the help of Australian Jack Reader as his coach.[3] Dolgopolov and his father didn't speak for six months but have since reconciled with Dolgopolov Snr stating that he is very proud of his son.[3]

2010[edit]

Dolgopolov started the year at the 2010 Brisbane International, where he qualified for the tournament by beating Joseph Sirianni and Kaden Hensel. In the main draw, he defeated Bernard Tomic, before losing in the second round to Radek Štěpánek in three sets. At the 2010 Australian Open, he lost in the first round of qualifying to Simon Stadler in three sets.

Dolgopolov qualified for the 2010 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters with wins over Santiago Ventura and Mischa Zverev, but lost to Julien Benneteau in the first round. Dolgopolov continued to the 2010 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open, where he qualified to get into the tournament. In the first round, he beat Andreas Seppi, but in the second round lost to eventual champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets. At the 2010 French Open, he beat Arnaud Clément in a long five-setter. Dolgopolov upset 12th seed Fernando González in straight sets. This was the biggest win in his career and best showing at a Major to that time. In the third round, he lost to Nicolás Almagro.

Dolgopolov started off his grass-court season seeded seventh at the Aegon International, with wins over Jamie Baker, Lu Yen-hsun, and James Ward, before falling to Michaël Llodra in the semifinals, despite being 4–1 up in the second set. Dolgopolov defeated Marco Chiudinelli in the first round of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships. He put on a solid performance against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round, but ultimately succumbed to the Frenchman in five sets.

2011[edit]

Dolgopolov began 2011 at the Medibank International in Sydney, where he won the first two rounds over Bernard Tomic and top-seeded Sam Querrey, and later lost to the eventual champion, Gilles Simon, in the quarterfinals.

At the 2011 Australian Open, Dolgopolov had his best showing at a Grand Slam thus far, reaching the quarterfinals. He beat Mikhail Kukushkin and Benjamin Becker in the first two rounds, then avenged his defeat to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at The Championships, Wimbledon in 2010, in five sets. He went on to beat world no. 4 Robin Söderling in the fourth round, reaching his first Major quarterfinal.[4] In the quarterfinals, he lost to Andy Murray, the fifth seed, in four sets.

Dolgopolov next hit the clay courts of Latin America. He entered the 2011 Brasil Open in Costa do Sauípe as the fourth seed, receiving a first-round bye. He defeated Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo in the second round. He then beat Potito Starace in the quarterfinals and crushed home-town favourite Ricardo Mello to enter his first ATP tour final.[5] He was defeated by the top seed, world no. 13 Nicolás Almagro in two sets. Dolgopolov then headed to Buenos Aires to play in the 2011 Copa Claro as the seventh seed. He suffered a surprising first-round defeat to Argentinian wildcard José Acasuso in straight sets. However, partnering Igor Andreev, Dolgopolov reached his first ATP tour doubles semifinal, but lost to eventual champions Oliver Marach and Leonardo Mayer. Dolgopolov then participated in the final leg of the Golden Triangle swing in the 2011 Abierto Mexicano Telcel tournament in Acapulco, as the sixth seed. He defeated Chilean Paul Capdeville in the first round, and then beat doubles partner Carlos Berlocq in the second round. He reached the semifinals after beating fourth seed Stanislas Wawrinka but lost to top seed and world no. 6 David Ferrer in three sets.

Dolgopolov next entered the first Masters 1000 series of the year at Indian Wells, his debut in the tournament. As the 20th seed, he received a first-round bye, and then beat Romanian Victor Hănescu to reach the third round, where he faced Grand Slam champion Juan Martín del Potro. He lost the match in straight sets. Dolgopolov was also entered in the doubles tournament. Partnering Xavier Malisse, they defeated Tomáš Berdych and Janko Tipsarević and then shocked top seeds and world no. 1 Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan. They played Jamie Murray and Andy Murray next and defeated the British brothers after being a set down, a break down, and 1–6 down in the super tiebreak. Dolgopolov and Malisse then beat Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi in the semifinals to enter Dolgopolov's first ATP tour doubles final. They played 2008 Beijing gold medalists Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, and they prevailed in a super tiebreak.

Dolgopolov continued his form at the next Masters event, the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, reaching the fourth round with wins against Italian Andreas Seppi and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He then lost to world no. 1 Rafael Nadal in straight sets.

Dolgopolov then suffered a disappointing start to the clay season, suffering four consecutive first-round defeats. He was defeated in the first round of the 2011 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters by Ernests Gulbis and then lost to Nikolay Davydenko in the 2011 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell. He was then beaten by Santiago Giraldo in the 2011 Mutua Madrid Open and finally by Potito Starace at the 2011 Internazionali BNL d'Italia. It was later disclosed that he was suffering from pancreatitis since the North American swing, which led him to play sparingly during the early clay season.[6]

Dolgopolov managed to regain some of his earlier form in his last clay tournament, 2011 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, before the 2011 French Open. He beat Filippo Volandri and Pere Riba to reach the quarterfinals. There, Dolgopolov pulled off an upset win over top seed David Ferrer. He lost to Victor Hănescu in straight sets in the semifinals.

Dolgopolov entered the 2011 French Open as the 21st seed. In his first-round match, he played the oldest player in the ATP top 100, Rainer Schüttler at age 35, and won the match easily. He then beat Andreas Haider-Maurer comfortably to move into the third round but was beaten by Serbian 15th seed Viktor Troicki in four sets.

Moving to the grass courts of Europe, Dolgopolov's first tournament was the 2011 Gerry Weber Open, seeded seventh, he faced Robin Haase in the first round and defeated him in three sets before succumbing to Philipp Kohlschreiber in two sets. Dolgopolov's next tournament was the 2011 Aegon International, where he was seeded second. He lost to Carlos Berlocq in straight sets. His dismal grass-court season continued into Wimbledon 2011, where he was seeded 22nd, with a first-round loss to Fernando González (who had not played in almost a year prior to a few small tournaments before Wimbledon).

Before heading into the US Open series of hard-court tournaments, Dolgopolov returned to his beloved clay to play 2011 International German Open in Hamburg. Seeded tenth, he received a first-round bye, and then lost to Finnish player Jarkko Nieminen, despite being up two breaks in the third set. Dolgopolov then travelled to Croatia, where he took part in the 2011 ATP Studena Croatia Open, where he was seeded second. Receiving a first-round bye, he beat Filippo Volandri in the second round, finally winning an opening-round match after suffering four consecutive opening-round exits. In the quarterfinals, he beat Albert Ramos to set up a semifinal meeting with defending champion and former world no. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero. There, Dolgopolov pulled off an impressive display to defeat the Grand Slam champion in straight sets. Entering his second final of the year, Dolgopolov played Croatian home-town favourite, former top-10 player and fourth seed Marin Čilić. Faced with a determined opponent, Dolgopolov needed three sets to beat Čilić and win his first ATP singles title.

Dolgopolov entered the 2011 Rogers Cup unseeded, missing out on a seeding as world no. 21 (only the top 16 were seeded). He played Canadian wildcard and world no. 290 Erik Chvojka and was stretched to three sets. He was defeated by seventh seed Tomáš Berdych in the second round.

On 18 April 2011, Dolgopolov reached a career-high ranking of no. 20.[7] He is currently ranked number 21 in the world.[8]

Seeded 226970982nd for the 2011 US Open, Dolgopolov defeated Frederico Gil, Flavio Cipolla, and Ivo Karlović to reach the fourth round, where he faced world no. 1 Novak Djokovic. Dolgopolov took Djokovic to a 28 and a half-minute first-set tiebreak, with Djokovic finally prevailing 16–14. Dolgopolov went on to a three set defeat, ending his US Open campaign.

2012[edit]

Seeded 4th for the 2012 Brisbane International Tennis Tournament, Dolgopolov defeated Alejandro Falla, Igor Andreev, Radek Štěpánek, and Gilles Simon to make it to the final, where he lost to Andy Murray. This loss was attributed to fatigue over a previous groin injury in the semi-final victory over Simon. At the 2012 Australian Open he lost in the third round to local hope Bernard Tomic.

In Croatia Open Dolgopolov defeated Italian Fabio Fognini in the second round. Alexandr won his first ATP 500 at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. He defeated Tommy Haas in the final. [9]

2013[edit]

Dolgopolov has reached three quarterfinals during the spring, in Brisbane, Memphis Open and Munich. However he has failed to make impact in Masters 1000 and Grand Slam tournaments, which caused him to steadily fall in rankings. He has gave a stern challenge to World No.7 at the time Juan Martin del Potro. After a quiet first half of the year Dolgopolov reached the third round of Wimbledon where he played David Ferrer, leading by two sets to one before eventually being overcome in five sets. In tournaments after Wimbledon Dolgopolov continued to struggle in finding form from two previous seasons. Some of the more notable results were beating world No.21 Kevin Anderson in 2013 Rogers Cup and former top 10 player Janko Tipsarević in Tokyo Open where he has reached quarterfinals. Best result of the year for Dolgopolov was Semi-final in 2013 Winston-Salem Open, where he lost to Gael Monfils.

2014[edit]

Dolgopolov began the year at the Apia International in Sydney, losing in the quarterfinals to eventual runner-up Bernard Tomic. That was followed by a second round loss to Jeremy Chardy at the Australian Open. After losing in the first round of the Chile Open in Vina del Mar, Dolgopolov reached the finals at the inaugural Rio Open in Brazil. He defeated David Ferrer en route to his first final since 2012, however ultimately lost to world no. 1 Rafael Nadal in straight sets. He continued his good run of form by beating Nadal in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, the first time he has made it beyond the third round of a Masters 1000 tournament since 2012. As a result of his good run of form, Dolgopolov returned to the world's top 30.

Davis Cup[edit]

Alex has played two games for his country so far: in 2006 he lost to Andy Murray in Odessa, in a match against Great Britain. In 2007, he lost to Alexandros Jakupovic from Greece. At the moment, he is struggling with the Ukrainian tennis federation to get significant bonuses to play in the Davis Cup.[10][11] On 13 March 2011 Dolgopolov stated he wants to represent Ukraine as a player, but only after the leadership of the Tennis Federation of Ukraine changes.[12] Dolgopolov has hinted in late January 2011 that he might change his citizenship.[13] According to him "Tennis is not a political sport as such as football. In tennis you choose what is best for you, where there are more prospects".[13] At the time, Dolgopolov stated this would mean "of course" he would switch to another Davis Cup team.[13] The President of the Tennis Federation of Ukraine Vadym Shulman stated in late February 2011 that he thought Dolgopolov was bluffing and blackmailing his federation.[14]

Playing style[edit]

Dolgopolov has an unorthodox but all-court playing style; he can counter-punch when needed, but can also be very offensive. Win or loss, he generally finishes his matches with a high amount of winners, but also many unforced errors.

His serve has a very quick cadence to it, the motion having little to no pauses within it. This allows him to generate fast first serves and great second serves, which catches most of his opponents off guard. In terms of timing, his service motion is similar to his ground strokes. Dolgopolov is able to quickly and suddenly hit the ball at the last moment, making him one of the most deceptive players on tour, as it is hard to anticipate where he is going to hit the ball. On his service return, he often chips back the first serve. He uses a unique jumping topspin forehand, which can be used to pull his opponents wide off the court.

His backhand is usually hit two-handed with topspin, but he often uses a one-handed slice. He can also flatten his backhand for winners and is capable of generating extremely high pace on that shot. He is not afraid to come to the net to finish off points, and he volleys quite well. With his speed, he is very efficient around the court.

Some have compared his style to Federer's, but the Ukrainian's unusual style of varied pace and spins is more like Andy Murray's among the leading players.[15] He has also been compared to French showman Fabrice Santoro for his unique use of shots and strokes.[6] Unlike Santoro, however, he can flatten his groundstrokes very efficiently in big matches, as seen in the 2011 Australian Open.

His slice is one of the best in the ATP. Following his four-set win over Dolgopolov in 2011 Roland Garros third round, Troicki said that he was not far from going crazy with Dolgopolov's dropshots.

Health issues[edit]

Dolgopolov suffers from a hereditary disorder known as Gilbert's Syndrome, which affects his liver, blood and often causes fatigue.[6] His condition worsens when he has to cross continents in extensive travel, requiring intravenous drug treatments and monitored diets to get himself back on track.[16]

Significant finals[edit]

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2011 Indian Wells Hard Belgium Xavier Malisse Switzerland Roger Federer
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–2)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. February 12, 2011 Brasil Open, Costa do Sauípe, Brazil Clay Spain Nicolás Almagro 3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 1. July 31, 2011 ATP Studena Croatia Open, Umag, Croatia Clay Croatia Marin Čilić 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 2. January 8, 2012 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard United Kingdom Andy Murray 1–6, 3–6
Winner 2. August 5, 2012 Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States Hard Germany Tommy Haas 6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 28 October 2012 Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain Hard (i) Spain David Ferrer 1–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 23 February 2014 Rio Open, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 3–6, 6–7(3–7)

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. March 19, 2011 BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, United States Hard Belgium Xavier Malisse Switzerland Roger Federer
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Current through 2014 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 Q3 Q2 Q1 QF 3R 1R 2R 7–4 64%
French Open A Q2 Q1 A 3R 3R 1R 1R 2R 5–5 50%
Wimbledon A A A A 2R 1R 2R 3R 3R 6–5 55%
US Open A A A A 1R 4R 3R 2R A 6–4 60%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–3 9–4 5–4 3–4 4–3 24–18 57%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters 3R 4R 2R SF 7–4 64%
Miami Masters 4R 3R 3R QF 7–4 64%
Monte Carlo Masters 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 4–5 44%
Rome Masters Q2 1R 1R 3R 1R 1–4 20%
Madrid Masters 2R 1R QF 1R 2R 5–5 50%
Canada Masters 3R 2R 1R 2R A 4–4 50%
Cincinnati Masters 1R 1R 1R 1R A 0–4 0%
Shanghai Masters NMS 2R QF 3R 2R 1R 7–5 58%
Paris Masters 3R 1R 1R 1R 1–4 20%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–5 8–9 10–9 5–9 9–7 36–39 48%
Davis Cup
Europe/Africa Zone I PO 2R 4–1 80%
Europe/Africa Zone II 1R 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–0 0–0 4–2 67%
Career Statistics
Tournaments 1 1 0 1 23 30 26 26 22 130
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Finals Reached 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 6
Hardcourt Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 11–12 22–16 26–17 17–16 14–11 91–73 55%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–2 1–3 1–2 3–3 4–1 13–11 54%
Clay Win–Loss 0–2 0–2 0–0 0–0 6–9 15–10 7–6 4–8 9–9 41–46 47%
Overall Win–Loss 0–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 21–23 38–29 34–25 24–27 27–21 145–130 53%
Win % 0% 0% 50% 48% 57% 58% 47% 56% 52.73%
Year End Ranking 265 233 309 131 48 15 18 57 23 $4,620,895

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Current till US Open.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 1R A 2R 0 / 3 2–3
French Open 2R 2R 2R A 0 / 3 3–3
Wimbledon 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 0–4
Win–Loss 1–3 2–3 1–3 0–1 1–1 0 / 11 5–11

Top 10 wins per season[edit]

Season 2011 2012 2013 2014
Wins 2 1 0 3

Wins over top 10s per season[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2011
1. Sweden Robin Soderling 4 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard 4R 1–6, 6–3, 6–1, 4–6, 6–2
2. Spain David Ferrer 7 Nice, France Clay QF 6–4, 1–6, 7–5
2012
3. France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 5 Madrid, Spain Clay 3R 7–5, 3–6, 7–6(7–2)
2014
4. Spain David Ferrer 4 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay SF 6–4, 6–4
5. Spain Rafael Nadal 1 Indian Wells, United States Hard 3R 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
6. Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 3 Miami, United States Hard 4R 6–4, 3–6, 6–1

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ ATP profile
  2. ^ "Gabashvili changes his name". tennisconnected.com. Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Alexandr Dolgopolov: The Dog Unleashed". ATP Deuce Magazine. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Dolgopolov sends Soderling packing". atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 24 January 2011. 
  5. ^ ATP World Tour. "Almagro, Dolgopolov To Meet in Final". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c Perrotta, Tom (26 May 2011). "The Lost Art of Playing Weirdly". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  7. ^ World Tour, ATP. "Singles Ranking". Archived from the original on 14 April 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  8. ^ World Tour, ATP. "Singles Ranking". Archived from the original on 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Top-seeded Fernando Verdasco advances in Umag". The Times Of India. 13 July 2012. 
  10. ^ (Ukrainian) Свої виступи у збірній України Долгополов оцінив у 225 тисяч доларів, Champion.com (22 February 2011)
  11. ^ (Ukrainian) Долгополов не хоче грати за Україну "за шматок м`яса", Champion.com (15 February 2011)
  12. ^ (Ukrainian) Долгополов каже, що буде грати за збірну України, але пізніше, Champion.com (13 March 2011)
  13. ^ a b c (Ukrainian) Долгополов підтвердив, що може змінити громадянство, Champion.com (31 January 2011)
  14. ^ (Russian) Вадим Шульман:"В сборной играют за Украину, а не за кусок мяса", Tennis Federation of Ukraine (24 February 2011)
  15. ^ Newbery, Piers (26 January 2011). "Andy Murray Beats Dolgopolov". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 27 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  16. ^ Bodo, Pete. "Blood Simple". tennis.com. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 

External links[edit]