Alex Bogomolov, Jr.
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|Country (sports)|| United States (2002–2011)
April 23, 1983 |
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||68–101 (at ATP Tour and Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 33 (31 October 2011)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2006, 2012)|
|French Open||1R (2004, 2011, 2012)|
|US Open||3R (2011)|
|Olympic Games||2R (2012)|
|Career record||27–37 (at ATP Tour and Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 100 (3 October 2011)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||3R (2012)|
|Last updated on: December 12, 2013.|
|Competitor for United States|
|Pan American Games|
|2003 Santo Domingo||Doubles|
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Bogomolov, most known as Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Russian: Александр Александрович «Алекс» Богомолов-младший, born April 23, 1983), nicknamed Bogie, is a retired Russian-American professional tennis player.
Bogomolov's father, Alex, Sr., was a former Soviet national tennis coach who worked with Larisa Neiland, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, and Andrei Medvedev. Born in Moscow, Russia, the 5' 10" Bogomolov was the no. 1 ranked USTA player for the 18s section in 2000 , and had a career-high ranking of world no. 33 on October 31, 2011.
In 2005, he was suspended for 1.5 months due to a positive doping test during the Australian Open. The banned substance found was salbutamol, which Bogomolov admitted taking through an inhaler to treat exercise-induced asthma. However, he had not filed the proper paperwork and was not covered by an exemption. The tribunal found that since he had not intentionally taken the drug in an effort to boost his performance, the usual two-year ban did not apply. He lost the prize money and ranking points earned at several competitions.
In 2011, he defeated Andy Murray in straight sets, 6–1, 7–5, in the second round of the Miami Masters 1000. He was defeated by John Isner in the third round, 2–6, 6–7. At the 2011 Farmers Classic, Bogomolov was defeated by Ernests Gulbis in the semifinals, 2–6, 6–7. He defeated Robby Ginepri in straight sets, 6–4, 6–3, in the first round of the Western & Southern Open. He set up a rematch against Andy Murray, after defeating an out-of-sorts world no. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6–3, 6–4, in the second round. He lost to Murray, 2–6, 5–7.
On December 1, 2011, the International Tennis Federation ruled him eligible to compete for Russia in the Davis Cup.
Bogomolov was married to American tennis player Ashley Harkleroad. The two split up in the fall of 2006 after less than two years, and divorced. "I think we were too young to be married," Harkleroad said. "And I think he's better off without me." He is now engaged to his girlfriend Luana, with whom he has a son, Maddox.
ATP career finals
Doubles: 1 (1–1)
|Runner-up||1.||September 13, 2004||China Open, Beijing, China||Hard||Taylor Dent|| Justin Gimelstob
|4–6, 6–4, 7–6(8–6)|
|Winner||1.||July 24, 2011||Atlanta Tennis Championships, Atlanta, United States||Hard||Matthew Ebden|| Matthias Bachinger
|3–6, 7–5, [10–8]|
Singles performance timeline
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Summer Olympics||Not Held||A||Not Held||A||Not Held||2R||NH||1–1|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||2R||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||1R||1R||Q1||1R||1–4|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0–0|
|Shanghai Masters||Not Masters Series||A||A||2R||1R||A||A||1–2|
Doubles performance timeline
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
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- Frost, Marcia (28 August 2001). "At the Open with Marcia Frost". College and Junior Tennis. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
- "Alex Bogomolov Jr.: Circuit Player of the Week". United States Tennis Association. 25 May 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
- [dead link]
- "Bogomolov wins unisex tennis tourney". Usatoday.Com. 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
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- "2011: DJOKOVIC, NADAL, FEDERER HONOURED". ATP Tour, inc. 20 November 2011.
- "PLAYER FAREWELLS: DAVYDENKO & ROCHUS' IRON WILLS". ATP Tour, inc. 24 December 2014.
- Alex Bogomolov, Jr. at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Alex Bogomolov, Jr. at the International Tennis Federation
- Alex Bogomolov, Jr. at the Davis Cup
- USTA: Alex Bogomolov Jr. Circuit Player of the Week Article(cache)
- Rothenberg, Ben, "Bogomolov Switches Flags in a Boost For Russia", The New York Times Straight Sets blog, January 19, 2012. Bogomolov "said his 2-year-old son helped influence his decision to switch from playing for the United States to Russia".
|ATP Most Improved Player