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27 January 1974 |
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Retired||September 23, 2009|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 13 (25 October 2004)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (1999, 2004)|
|French Open||QF (2002)|
|Wimbledon||3R (2000, 2002)|
|US Open||4R (2000, 2004)|
|Olympic Games||1R (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004)|
|Highest ranking||No. 13 (30 April 2007)|
Andrei began playing tennis at age eight, and moved to Germany at age sixteen.
Pavel has turned professional in 1995. He has won three singles titles, including the ATP Masters Series tournament in Montreal/Toronto in 2001. He has also won seven doubles titles, the latest title being the Open Seat Barcelona, in 2007.
Pavel played what John McEnroe considers to be the best first round match at a Grand Slam he has ever seen at the U.S Open in August 2006, where he lost to Andre Agassi in four sets; 6–7(4), 7–6(8), 7–6(6), 6–2; taking three and half hours. Had Pavel won, it would have been Agassi's last match in a professional tournament.
His best single result over the course of his career took place in 2001, when he captured the Masters Series title in Montreal. For his efforts during that week alone, Pavel earned $400,000. When playing Andy Murray in the Australian Open in 2009, Pavel was forced to retire from the game in the second set due to a recurring back injury. He had lost the previous set. Andrei entered the 2009 French Open, where he was defeated by Tommy Haas 6–1, 6–4, 6–4.
He played his last singles match in his homeland tournament in Bucharest in 2009, where he lost in the first round to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay. In the same tournament he teamed up with his old friend Gabriel Trifu, losing in the quarter finals to Spaniards Ramírez Hidalgo / Ventura. He also played two more exhibition matches, one facing Goran Ivanišević, while in the other he paired up with Ilie Năstase against the Mansour Bahrami / Yannick Noah pair. The week before, he had been the captain of Romania's Davis Cup team, where they lost to Sweden 3–2 in the qualifying rounds.
Pavel's career-high singles ranking was World No. 13 in October 2004.
At the start of 2011, former world number one Jelena Janković announced her decision to work with Andrei Pavel on a trial basis. The Serbian player did not perform up to the mark in 2010 and had dropped to as low as number eight in the WTA rankings.
Singles (3 titles, 6 runners-up)
|Grand Slam (0)|
|Tennis Masters Cup (0)|
|ATP Masters Series (1)|
|ATP International Series Gold (1)|
|ATP Tour (1)|
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in final||Score in final|
|Winner||1.||13 April 1998||Tokyo, Japan||Hard||Byron Black||6–3, 6–4|
|Runner-up||1.||26 April 1999||Munich, Germany||Clay||Franco Squillari||4–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||2.||14 June 1999||s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands||Grass||Patrick Rafter||6–3, 6–7, 4–6|
|Winner||2.||22 May 2000||St. Pölten, Austria||Clay||Andrew Ilie||7–5, 3–6, 6–2|
|Winner||3.||30 July 2001||Montreal, Canada||Hard||Patrick Rafter||7–6, 2–6, 6–3|
|Runner-up||3.||27 October 2003||Paris, France||Carpet||Tim Henman||2–6, 6–7, 6–7|
|Runner-up||4.||25 April 2005||Munich, Germany||Clay||David Nalbandian||4–6, 1–6|
|Runner-up||5.||22 May 2006||Portschach, Austria||Clay||Nikolay Davydenko||0–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||6.||23 July 2007||Umag, Croatia||Clay||Carlos Moyà||4–6, 2–6|
Doubles (6 titles, 5 runners-up)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponent in final||Score in final|
|Winner||1.||21 September 1998||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Gabriel Trifu|| George Cosac
|Runner-up||1.||14 February 1999||St. Petersburg, Russia||Carpet||Menno Oosting|| Jeff Tarango
|6–3, 3–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||2.||10 January 2005||Doha, Qatar||Hard||Mikhail Youzhny|| Albert Costa
|3–6, 6–4, 3–6|
|Winner||2.||31 July 2005||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Leoš Friedl|| Christophe Rochus
|6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–0|
|Runner-up||3.||18 September 2005||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Victor Hănescu|| José Acasuso
|3–6, 6–4, 3–6|
|Winner||3.||15 January 2006||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Rogier Wassen|| Simon Aspelin
|3–6, 7–5, [4–10]|
|Winner||4.||7 May 2006||Munich, Germany||Clay||Alexander Waske|| Alexander Peya
|Winner||5.||16 July 2006||Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Jiří Novák|| Marco Chiudinelli
|Runner-up||4.||25 February 2007||Rotterdam, Netherlands||Hard||Alexander Waske|| Martin Damm
|3–6, 7–6(7–5), [7–10]|
|Winner||6.||29 April 2007||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||Alexander Waske|| Rafael Nadal
|Runner-up||5.||23 May 2009||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Horia Tecău|| Marcelo Melo
|7–6(11–9), 2–6, [7–10]|
Singles performance timeline
Won tournament; reached the Finals; Semifinals; Quarterfinals; Rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; reached a Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup or Fed 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.
|Tournament||1990||1991||1992||1993||1994||1995||1996||1997||1998||1999||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008||2009||W ‑ L||Win %|
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Singles||NH||1R||Not held||1R||Not held||1R||Not held||1R||Not held||A||NH||N/A|
|ATP Masters Series 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||LQ||A||1R||2R||1R||2R||3R||1R||LQ||A||A|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||LQ||2R||3R||A||3R||A||A||1R||A||A|
|Year End Ranking||460||548||489||311||408||214||135||118||68||41||27||28||26||69||18||80||113||75||1142||600||NA|
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