Andriy Medvedev

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Andriy Medvedev
Andrei Medvedev
Андрій Медведєв
Андрей Медведев
Andrey Medvedev 2012.JPG
Country (sports) Soviet Union (1991)  Ukraine (1991–2001)
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1974-08-31) 31 August 1974 (age 44)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1991
Retired2001
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$6,721,560
Singles
Career record321–213
Career titles11
Highest rankingNo. 4 (16 May 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1995)
French OpenF (1999)
Wimbledon4R (1994)
US OpenQF (1993)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (1993)
Grand Slam CupSF (1999)
Doubles
Career record29–37
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 185 (5 July 1993)
Last updated on: 6 May 2012.

Andriy (Andrei) Medvedev (Ukrainian: Андрій Медведєв, translit. Medvedyev) (born 31 August 1974 in Kiev), is a former professional tennis player from Ukraine. Andriy is the Ukrainian language spelling of his first name, while Andrei is the Russian language spelling of his first name, with both regularly used.

Career[edit]

Medvedev made a splash on the international tennis scene when, as a 17-year-old, he won titles in Genoa and Stuttgart. His most successful tournament was the Hamburg Masters (formerly the German Open), which he won three times (1994, 1995 and 1997).[1] He reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 4.

In the late 1990s, Medvedev's form and results began to flounder until he unexpectedly reached the final of the 1999 French Open after having defeated Dinu Pescariu, Pete Sampras, Byron Black, Arnaud Di Pasquale, Gustavo Kuerten and Fernando Meligeni en route.[2] Medvedev dominated the first two sets of the final against Andre Agassi before Agassi mounted a come-from-behind victory, which allowed him to complete a career Grand Slam.[3] Afterwards, Medvedev did not score further notable results, and retired from the tour in 2001.

One main rival of Medvedev's was Sergi Bruguera. While their head-to-head record ended deadlocked at 5–5, Bruguera was able to win their two most important matches — the semi-finals and quarter-finals of the 1993 and 1994 French Opens respectively, with Bruguera winning both matches in straight sets. Medvedev lost six times to the eventual French Open champion (1992–95, 1997 and 1999).

Medvedev's junior career was the highlighted by winning the junior 1991 French Open.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1999 French Open Clay United States Andre Agassi 6–1, 6–2, 4–6, 3–6, 4–6

Masters Series finals[edit]

Singles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1993 Paris Masters Carpet Croatia Goran Ivanišević 4–6, 2–6, 6–7(2–7)
Winner 1994 Monte Carlo Masters Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 7–5, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 1994 Hamburg Masters Clay Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 1995 Hamburg Masters Clay Croatia Goran Ivanišević 6–3, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 1997 Hamburg Masters Clay Spain Félix Mantilla 6–0, 6–4, 6–2

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 18 (11 titles, 7 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (4–1)
ATP Championship Series (3–0)
ATP Tour (4–5)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–0)
Grass (0–1)
Clay (9–5)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 21 June 1992 Genoa, Italy Clay Argentina Guillermo Pérez Roldán 6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 19 July 1992 Stuttgart, Germany Clay South Africa Wayne Ferreira 6–1, 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 2–6, 6–1
Winner 3. 20 September 1992 Bordeaux, France Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 6–3, 1–6, 6–2
Winner 4. 4 April 1993 Estoril, Portugal Clay Czech Republic Karel Nováček 6–4, 6–2
Winner 5. 11 April 1993 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 6–7(7–9), 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 20 June 1993 Halle, Germany Grass France Henri Leconte 2–6, 3–6
Winner 6. 22 August 1993 New Haven, USA Hard Czech Republic Petr Korda 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 7 November 1993 Paris, France Carpet (i) Croatia Goran Ivanišević 4–6, 2–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 3. 3 April 1994 Estoril, Portugal Clay Spain Carlos Costa 6–4, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 7. 24 April 1994 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 7–5, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 8. 8 May 1994 Hamburg, Germany Clay Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 7 August 1994 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 3–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 14 May 1995 Hamburg, Germany Clay Croatia Goran Ivanišević 6–3, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 14 July 1996 Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Magnus Gustafsson 1–6, 3–6
Winner 10. 25 August 1996 Long Island, USA Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm 7–5, 6–3
Winner 11. 11 May 1997 Hamburg, Germany Clay Spain Félix Mantilla 6–0, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 12 July 1998 Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Magnus Gustafsson 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 6 June 1999 French Open, Paris, France Clay United States Andre Agassi 6–1, 6–2, 4–6, 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 14 November 1999 Moscow, Russia Carpet (I) Russia Marat Safin United States Justin Gimelstob
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
6–2, 6–1

Team: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 8 January 1995 Perth, Australia Hard Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva Germany Anke Huber
Germany Boris Becker
0–2

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A 3R A QF 2R 4R 2R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 8 13–8
French Open A A 4R SF QF 4R 2R 4R 1R F 4R 1R 0 / 10 29–10
Wimbledon A A A 2R 4R 2R 1R 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 9 9–9
US Open A A A QF 2R 2R 4R 1R 2R 4R A A 0 / 7 13–7
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 34 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 3–1 12–4 8–3 9–4 5–4 8–4 3–4 11–4 3–3 1–3 N/A 64–34
Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A 2R 1R 1R QF A 1R A 0 / 5 4–5
Miami A A A 3R A QF 3R QF 2R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 8 14–8
Monte Carlo A A A QF W 1R 3R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 9 14–8
Rome A A A 3R 3R 3R QF 1R 1R A 3R 1R 0 / 8 11–8
Hamburg A A A A W W 2R W 1R A 3R 1R 3 / 7 20–4
Canada A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati A A A 3R 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R A A A 0 / 6 7–6
Stuttgart A A 2R 1R 1R 2R A 2R A 1R A A 0 / 6 3–6
Paris A A 2R F 1R 2R A A A 2R A A 0 / 5 7–5
Masters Series SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 6 2 / 6 1 / 8 0 / 6 1 / 7 0 / 6 0 / 4 0 / 5 0 / 4 4 / 54 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 2–2 12–6 13–4 15–7 9–6 15–6 6–6 2–4 6–5 0–4 N/A 80–50
Year End Ranking
Ranking 1007 227 24 6 15 16 35 27 62 31 58 156 N/A

Top 10 wins[edit]

Season 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Total
Wins 1 6 2 2 2 2 1 3 2 1 22
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score AMR
1992
1. Sweden Stefan Edberg No. 2 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Quarterfinals 1–6, 6–4, 6–4 No. 100
1993
2. United States Ivan Lendl No. 9 Barcelona, Spain Clay Quarterfinals 7–6(7–5), 6–2 No. 19
3. Sweden Stefan Edberg No. 3 French Open, Paris, France Clay Quarterfinals 6–0, 6–7(3–7), 7–5, 6–4 No. 12
4. Czech Republic Petr Korda No. 9 New Haven, United States Hard Final 7–5, 6–4 No. 12
5. Netherlands Richard Krajicek No. 9 US Open, New York, United States Hard 4th Round 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–4) No. 8
6. United States Jim Courier No. 2 ATP Finals, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet Round Robin 6–3, 1–6, 7–6(7–4) No. 6
7. United States Michael Chang No. 7 ATP Finals, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet Round Robin 2–6, 6–4, 6–2 No. 6
1994
8. United States Jim Courier No. 4 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Quarterfinals 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 7–6(7–3) No. 9
9. Spain Sergi Bruguera No. 4 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Final 7–5, 6–1, 6–3 No. 9
1995
10. United States Pete Sampras No. 2 Hamburg, Germany Clay Semifinals 6–4, 2–6, 6–4 No. 20
11. Croatia Goran Ivanišević No. 5 Hamburg, Germany Clay Final 6–3, 6–2, 6–1 No. 20
1996
12. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov No. 7 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet 1st Round 6–1, 6–3 No. 17
13. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov No. 7 Rome, Italy Clay 3rd Round 3–6, 6–3, 6–0 No. 40
1997
14. Netherlands Richard Krajicek No. 5 Hamburg, Germany Clay 2nd Round 6–1, 6–1 No. 38
15. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov No. 4 Hamburg, Germany Clay Semifinals 6–3, 6–1 No. 38
1998
16. Slovakia Karol Kučera No. 8 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet 2nd Round 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 6–4 No. 72
1999
17. United States Pete Sampras No. 2 French Open, Paris, France Clay 2nd Round 7–5, 1–6, 6–4, 6–3 No. 100
18. Brazil Gustavo Kuerten No. 8 French Open, Paris, France Clay Quarterfinals 7–5, 6–4, 6–4 No. 100
19. Netherlands Richard Krajicek No. 9 Grand Slam Cup, Munich, Germany Hard Quarterfinals 7–6(7–5), 6–4 No. 34
2000
20. United Kingdom Tim Henman No. 10 Estoril, Portugal Clay Quarterfinals 6–2, 6–3 No. 34
21. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov No. 5 Stuttgart, Germany Clay 2nd Round 6–7(4–7), 7–5, 6–3 No. 48
2001
22. Germany Tommy Haas No. 10 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard 1st Round 3–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4 No. 72

Main achievements[edit]

  • 1991 Won junior French Open, beating Thomas Enqvist in the final
  • 1992 Won the title in Stuttgart (Outdoor) with the strongest draw in the history of the event
  • 1993 Semifinalist at the French Open and Masters in Frankfurt
  • 1994 Won the titles in Monte Carlo and Hamburg (Super 9 events)
  • 1995 Won the title in Hamburg
  • 1997 Won the title in Hamburg title for the third time in four years
  • 1999 Reached the final of the French Open

Personal life[edit]

His sister, Natalia Medvedeva, formerly played on the WTA Tour and together they represented Ukraine at the seventh Hopman Cup in 1995, finishing as runners-up to Germany's Boris Becker and Anke Huber (Medvedev's girlfriend back then) in the final.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sampras earns comeback success. The Independent (17 May 2000)
  2. ^ Finn, Robin (5 June 1999) Medvedev, a Finalist at the French Open, Can Feel the Love. New York Times.
  3. ^ String Quartet. Sportsillustrated.cnn.com (14 June 1999). Retrieved on 22 February 2014.
  4. ^ Past Results – Hopman Cup VII. Hopmancup.com (4 January 2014). Retrieved on 22 February 2014.

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