Yevgeny Kafelnikov

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Yevgeny Kafelnikov
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Yevgeny Kafelnikov in 2012
Country  Russia
Residence Sochi, Russia
Born (1974-02-18) 18 February 1974 (age 40)
Sochi, Soviet Union
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1992
Retired 2003
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money

17,467,844

Singles
Career record 609–306 (66.56%)
Career titles 26
Highest ranking No. 1 (3 May 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1999)
French Open W (1996)
Wimbledon QF (1995)
US Open SF (1999, 2001)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals F (1997)
Olympic Games Gold medal.svg Gold Medal (2000)
Doubles
Career record 358–213
Career titles 27
Highest ranking No. 4 (30 March 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1995, 1999)
French Open W (1996, 1997, 2002)
Wimbledon SF (1994, 1995)
US Open W (1997)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2002)
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Russia
Men's Tennis
Gold 2000 Sydney Singles

Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Kafelnikov (Russian: Евгений Александрович Кафельников; IPA: [jɪvˈɡʲenʲɪj ɐlʲɪˈksandrəvʲɪtɕ ˈkafʲɪlʲnʲɪkəf]; born 18 February 1974) is a former world no. 1 tennis player from Russia. He won two Grand Slam singles titles, which were the 1996 French Open and the 1999 Australian Open. He also won four Grand Slam doubles titles, and the Men's Singles Gold medal at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. He also helped Russia win the Davis Cup in 2002. He is the last man to have won both the Men's Singles and Doubles titles at the same Grand Slam tournament, which he did at the 1996 French Open.

Life after tennis[edit]

Since retiring, Kafelnikov cashed three times at the 2005 World Series of Poker.[1] He also played golf on the European PGA tour at the 2005 and 2008 Russian Open. He stated that he was there not to make up the numbers, before finishing last by 20 odd shots in 2005 (and second to last in 2008).[2]

He now works as a commentator for Russian TV covering tennis. During the 2008 Miami Masters, Kafelnikov coached Marat Safin in the absence of Hernán Gumy.

He was participating in the ATP Champions Tour in 2009 and had some impressive results at the Chengdu Open in early November, where he beat Sergi Bruguera, Michael Chang and Pat Cash. As of May 29, 2011, he is ranked 7th on the Champions Tour.

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam: 8 (6-2)[edit]

Singles: 3 (2–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1996 French Open Clay Germany Michael Stich 7–6(7–4), 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 1999 Australian Open Hard Sweden Thomas Enqvist 4–6, 6–0, 6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 2000 Australian Open Hard United States Andre Agassi 6–3, 3–6, 2–6, 4–6

Doubles: 5 (4–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1996 French Open Clay Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
France Guy Forget
6–2, 6–3
Winner 1997 French Open Clay Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
7–6(7–1), 4–6, 6-3
Winner 1997 US Open Hard Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
7–6(10–8), 6–3
Winner 2002 French Open Clay Netherlands Paul Haarhuis The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 2003 French Open Clay Netherlands Paul Haarhuis United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–7(3–7), 3–6

Olympic Games[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 gold medal)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2000 Sydney Olympics Hard Germany Tommy Haas 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3

Year-End Championships[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1997 ATP Tour World Championships Hard (i) United States Pete Sampras 3–6, 2–6, 2–6

ATP Masters Series: 16 (7–9)[edit]

Singles: 5 (0–5)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1994 Hamburg Masters Clay Ukraine Andrei Medvedev 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 1996 Paris Masters Carpet Sweden Thomas Enqvist 2–6, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 1998 Stuttgart Masters Hard (i) Netherlands Richard Krajicek 4–6, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1999 du Maurier Open Hard Sweden Thomas Johansson 6–1, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2001 Paris Masters Carpet France Sébastien Grosjean 6–7(3–7), 1–6, 7–6 (7-5), 4–6

Doubles: 11 (7–4)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1994 Monte Carlo Masters Clay Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Sweden Magnus Larsson
6–3, 6–7, 4–6
Winner 1994 Rome Masters Clay Czech Republic David Rikl South Africa Wayne Ferreira
Spain Javier Sánchez
6–1, 7–5
Winner 1995 ATP German Open Clay South Africa Wayne Ferreira Zimbabwe Byron Black
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
6–1, 7–6
Winner 1995 du Maurier Open Hard Russia Andrei Olhovskiy United States Brian MacPhie
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1996 Paris Masters Carpet Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 2000 Monte Carlo Masters Clay South Africa Wayne Ferreira Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
United States Sandon Stolle
6–3, 2–6, 6–1
Runner-up 2000 Rome Masters Clay South Africa Wayne Ferreira Czech Republic Martin Damm
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 2001 Indian Wells Masters Hard South Africa Wayne Ferreira Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 7–5
Winner 2001 Rome Masters Clay South Africa Wayne Ferreira Canada Daniel Nestor
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 2002 Monte Carlo Masters Clay Netherlands Paul Haarhuis Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 6–3, 7–10
Winner 2003 Indian Wells Masters Hard South Africa Wayne Ferreira United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–5, 6–4

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 46 (26–20)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (2–1)
Year-End Championships (0–1)
ATP Masters Series (0–5)
Olympic (1–0)
ATP Championship Series (4–3)
ATP International Series (19–10)
Titles by Surface
Hard (9–10)
Grass (3–1)
Clay (3–3)
Carpet (11–6)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 10 January 1994 Adelaide, Australia Hard Russia Alexander Volkov 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. 7 March 1994 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet (i) Czech Republic Daniel Vacek 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 9 May 1994 Hamburg, Germany Clay Ukraine Andrei Medvedev 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 3. 29 August 1994 Long Island, USA Hard France Cédric Pioline 5–7, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 4. 20 February 1995 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Germany Boris Becker 7–5, 5–7, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 5. 27 March 1995 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet (i) France Guillaume Raoux 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 24 April 1995 Nice, France Clay Switzerland Marc Rosset 4–6, 0–6
Winner 6. 17 July 1995 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Jakob Hlasek 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 28 August 1995 Long Island, USA Hard Netherlands Jan Siemerink 7–6(7–0), 6–2
Winner 8. 8 January 1996 Adelaide, Australia Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black 7–6(7–0), 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 11 March 1996 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Croatia Goran Ivanišević 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1 April 1996 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet Sweden Magnus Gustafsson 2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 9. 6 May 1996 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Bohdan Ulihrach 7–5, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 10. 10 June 1996 French Open, Paris, France Clay Germany Michael Stich 7–6(7–4), 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 5. 24 June 1996 Halle, Germany Grass Sweden Nicklas Kulti 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 22 July 1996 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Austria Thomas Muster 2–6, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 7 October 1996 Lyon, France Carpet (i) France Arnaud Boetsch 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 4 November 1996 Paris, France Carpet Sweden Thomas Enqvist 2–6, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 11 November 1996 Moscow, Russia Carpet Croatia Goran Ivanišević 6–3, 1–6, 3–6
Winner 12. 16 June 1997 Halle, Germany Grass Czech Republic Petr Korda 7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), 7–6(9–7)
Winner 13. 18 August 1997 New Haven, USA Hard Australia Patrick Rafter 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Winner 14. 10 November 1997 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Czech Republic Petr Korda 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Runner-up 9. 17 November 1997 Year-End Championships, Hanover Hard United States Pete Sampras 3–6, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 9 February 1998 Marseille, France Hard (i) Sweden Thomas Enqvist 4–6, 1–6
Winner 15. 2 March 1998 London, UK Carpet (i) France Cédric Pioline 7–5, 6–4
Winner 16. 15 June 1998 Halle, Germany Grass Sweden Magnus Larsson 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 21 September 1998 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard United Kingdom Tim Henman 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 2 November 1998 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) Netherlands Richard Krajicek 4–6, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 17. 16 November 1998 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Croatia Goran Ivanišević 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–5)
Winner 18. 1 February 1999 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard Sweden Thomas Enqvist 4–6, 6–0, 6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Winner 19. 22 February 1999 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) United Kingdom Tim Henman 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 13. 9 August 1999 Montreal, Canada Hard Sweden Thomas Johansson 6–1, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 14. 23 August 1999 Washington, D.C., USA Hard United States Andre Agassi 6–7(3–7), 1–6
Winner 20. 15 November 1999 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Zimbabwe Byron Black 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Runner-up 15. 30 January 2000 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard United States Andre Agassi 6–3, 3–6, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 16. 28 February 2000 London, UK Hard (i) Switzerland Marc Rosset 4–6, 4–6
Winner 21. 2 October 2000 Summer Olympics, Sydney, Australia Hard Germany Tommy Haas 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 22. 30 October 2000 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Germany David Prinosil 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 17. 27 November 2000 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Sweden Thomas Johansson 2–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 23. 19 February 2001 Marseille, France Hard (i) France Sébastien Grosjean 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Runner-up 18. 17 September 2001 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Russia Marat Safin 2–6, 2–6
Winner 24. 8 October 2001 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Germany Nicolas Kiefer 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 19. 5 November 2001 Paris, France Carpet France Sébastien Grosjean 6–7(3–7), 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 4–6
Winner 25. 17 June 2002 Halle, Germany Grass Germany Nicolas Kiefer 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 26. 16 September 2002 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Belarus Vladimir Voltchkov 7–6(8–6), 7–5
Runner-up 20. 3 February 2003 Milan, Italy Carpet Netherlands Martin Verkerk 4–6, 7–5, 5–7

Doubles: 41 (27–14)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam Tournaments (4–1)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (7–4)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (6–4)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (10–5)
Finals by Surface
Hard (9–1)
Clay (13–5)
Grass (0–2)
Carpet (5–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 7 February 1994 Marseille, France Carpet Czech Republic Martin Damm Netherlands Jan Siemerink
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
7–6, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 11 April 1994 Barcelona, Spain Clay Czech Republic David Rikl United States Jim Courier
Spain Javier Sánchez
5–7, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 25 April 1994 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Sweden Magnus Larsson
6–3, 6–7, 4–6
Winner 2. 2 May 1994 Munich, Germany Clay Czech Republic David Rikl Germany Boris Becker
Czech Republic Petr Korda
7–6, 7–5
Winner 3. 16 May 1994 Rome, Italy Clay Czech Republic David Rikl South Africa Wayne Ferreira
Spain Javier Sánchez
6–1, 7–5
Winner 4. 24 October 1994 Lyon, France Carpet Switzerland Jakob Hlasek Czech Republic Martin Damm
Australia Patrick Rafter
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 27 March 1995 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet Switzerland Jakob Hlasek Czech Republic Martin Damm
Sweden Anders Järryd
4–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 10 April 1995 Estoril, Portugal Clay Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
Italy Diego Nargiso
5–7, 7–5, 6–2
Winner 6. 15 May 1995 Hamburg, Germany Clay South Africa Wayne Ferreira Zimbabwe Byron Black
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 4. 26 June 1995 Halle, Germany Grass Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 7. 31 July 1995 Montreal, Canada Hard Russia Andrei Olhovskiy United States Brian MacPhie
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–2, 6–2
Winner 8. 23 October 1995 Lyon, France Carpet Switzerland Jakob Hlasek South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
South Africa Wayne Ferreira
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 26 February 1996 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet Netherlands Menno Oosting Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
4–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 1 April 1996 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Sweden Peter Nyborg
6–3, 6–4
Winner 10. 6 May 1996 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Argentina Luis Lobo
Spain Javier Sánchez
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 11. 10 June 1996 French Open, Paris Clay Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
France Guy Forget
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 24 June 1996 Halle, Germany Grass Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Zimbabwe Byron Black
Canada Grant Connell
1–6, 5–7
Winner 12. 30 September 1996 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Czech Republic Daniel Vacek South Africa David Adams
Netherlands Menno Oosting
6–3, 6–4
Winner 13. 14 October 1996 Vienna, Austria Carpet Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
Netherlands Menno Oosting
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 4 November 1996 Paris, France Carpet Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 14. 9 June 1997 French Open, Paris Clay Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
7–6, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 15. 14 July 1997 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Czech Republic Daniel Vacek United States Trevor Kronemann
Australia David Macpherson
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 16. 8 September 1997 US Open, New York Hard Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
7–6, 6–3
Winner 17. 23 February 1998 Antwerp, Belgium Hard South Africa Wayne Ferreira Spain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Francisco Roig
7–5, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 2 March 1998 London, England Carpet Czech Republic Daniel Vacek Czech Republic Martin Damm
United States Jim Grabb
4–6, 5–7
Winner 18. 19 October 1998 Vienna, Austria Carpet Czech Republic Daniel Vacek South Africa David Adams
South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 16 November 1998 Moscow, Russia Carpet Czech Republic Daniel Vacek United States Jared Palmer
United States Jeff Tarango
4–6, 7–6, 2–6
Winner 19. 19 April 1999 Barcelona, Spain Clay Netherlands Paul Haarhuis Italy Massimo Bertolini
Italy Cristian Brandi
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 21 February 2000 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) United Kingdom Tim Henman South Africa David Adams
South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
7–5, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 20. 24 April 2000 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay South Africa Wayne Ferreira Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–3, 2–6, 6–1
Runner-up 11. 15 May 2000 Rome, Italy Clay South Africa Wayne Ferreira Czech Republic Martin Damm
Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 21. 16 October 2000 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nenad Zimonjić Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–4, 6–4
Winner 22. 19 March 2001 Indian Wells, United States Hard South Africa Wayne Ferreira Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 7–5
Winner 23. 14 May 2001 Rome, Italy Clay South Africa Wayne Ferreira Canada Daniel Nestor
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 24. 29 October 2001 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard Russia Denis Golovanov Georgia (country) Irakli Labadze
Russia Marat Safin
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 12. 22 April 2002 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Netherlands Paul Haarhuis Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Winner 25. 10 June 2002 French Open, Paris Clay Netherlands Paul Haarhuis The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–5, 6–4
Winner 26. 17 March 2003 Indian Wells, United States Hard South Africa Wayne Ferreira United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 9 June 2003 French Open, Paris Clay Netherlands Paul Haarhuis United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 14. 21 July 2003 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 27. 4 August 2003 Washington, D.C., United States Hard Armenia Sargis Sargsian South Africa Chris Haggard
Australia Paul Hanley
7–5, 4–6, 6–2

Performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A LQ 2R QF QF A A W F QF 2R 2R 1 / 8 28–7
French Open A 2R 3R SF W QF 2R 2R QF QF 2R 2R 1 / 11 31–10
Wimbledon A A 3R QF 1R 4R 1R 3R 2R 3R 3R 1R 0 / 10 16–10
US Open A A 4R 3R A 2R 4R SF 3R SF 2R 3R 0 / 9 24–9
Win–Loss 0–0 1–1 8–4 15–4 11–2 8–3 4–3 15–3 13–4 15–4 5–4 4–4 2 / 38 99–36
Year-End Championship
Tennis Masters Cup A A A RR RR F RR SF RR SF A A 0 / 7 11–14
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A LQ A A A A 1R 1R 2R SF QF 2R 0 / 6 9–6
Miami A LQ A A A A 3R 2R 4R 3R 3R 3R 0 / 6 7–6
Monte Carlo A A SF 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 10 8–10
Rome A A 2R 1R 3R 3R 3R 3R 2R 2R 2R SF 0 / 10 16–10
Hamburg A A F 1R SF SF 1R A 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 8 11–8
Canada A A A QF A SF QF F QF 1R 3R 2R 0 / 8 17–8
Cincinnati A A 2R 1R QF QF SF SF 3R QF 1R 2R 0 / 10 17–10
Madrid (Stuttgart) LQ 2R SF 2R 1R 2R F 2R SF SF 2R 1R 0 / 11 15–11
Paris A LQ 2R A F SF SF 2R 3R F 3R A 0 / 8 17–8
Win–Loss 0–0 1–1 15–6 4–6 11–6 14–7 16–9 9–8 14–9 16–9 8–9 9–7 0 / 77 117–77
Year End Ranking 275 102 11 6 3 5 11 2 5 4 27 41

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A 1R QF 3R A A QF 3R 3R 2R 2R 0 / 8 14–8
French Open A A 2R QF W W 2R QF QF 1R W F 3 / 10 34–7
Wimbledon A A SF SF 3R 1R 3R 2R A A 3R 2R 0 / 8 17–6
US Open A A 1R 2R A W 2R 1R SF 2R 3R 1R 1 / 9 15–8
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 5–4 11–4 10–2 12–1 4–3 7–3 9–3 3–3 11–3 8–3 4 / 35 80–29
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A A QF 1R SF W 1R W 2 / 6 14–4
Miami A A A A A A QF 2R 2R A A 1R 0 / 4 2–4
Monte Carlo A A F QF QF SF 1R 2R W 1R F QF 1 / 10 19–9
Rome A A W A QF 2R QF 1R F W 2R QF 2 / 9 22–7
Hamburg A A A W 1R SF 1R A 2R 1R SF A 1 / 7 10–6
Canada A A A W A QF 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1 / 8 5–7
Cincinnati A A 1R 1R 1R 1R SF 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 10 6–9
Madrid (Stuttgart) A A QF QF 1R 1R QF 1R QF QF 2R A 0 / 9 10–8
Paris A A 1R A F 1R 2R QF 2R A 2R A 0 / 7 6–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 11–4 11–2 6–6 6–7 10–9 3–8 16–8 13–4 9–8 9–5 7 / 70 94–61
Year End Ranking 484 156 12 9 5 6 19 46 12 28 15 17

Team titles[edit]

2002 – Davis Cup winner with Russia

Tennis records[edit]

  • He played exclusively with and endorsed racquets from Austrian company Fischer throughout his career.
  • One of eight players to beat Roger Federer at Wimbledon; the other seven being Jiří Novák (1999), Tim Henman (2001), Mario Ančić (2002), Rafael Nadal (2008), Tomáš Berdych (2010), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2011), Sergiy Strakhovsky (2013) and Novak Djokovic (2014).
  • In the episode of Sports Night "Shane", Dan and Jeremy spend over an hour recording and rerecording a ten-second commercial voiceover because Dan cannot say Yevgeny Kafelnikov.
  • Kafelnikov is the only male player in the open era to have won two or more Grand Slam singles titles without also winning a Masters Series title, despite having reached five Masters Series finals.
  • Kafelnikov owns the second-best career winning percentage against Roger Federer amongst those with more than four matches against him (Nadal having the best). Kafelnikov is 4–2 against Federer, joined by Àlex Corretja as the only players with winning records against Federer in more than four matches. See: Roger Federer career statistics.

Other interests[edit]

  • Kafelnikov is an avid supporter of Russian football side Spartak Moscow FC.
  • Kafelnikov is now a professional golfer, has won the Russian Championship of Golf in 2011. His dream is to take part in the Olympic Games 2016.
  • Kafelnikov starred in Virtua Tennis, an arcade tennis game. In the PlayStation 2 version, he has a strong backhand.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yevgeny Kafelnikov: Hendon Mob Poker Database". Pokerdb.thehendonmob.com. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  2. ^ Yevgeny Kafelnikov. europeantour.com

External links[edit]