Artem Sitak

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Artem Sitak
Sitak WMQ14 (10) (14626921463).jpg
Country (sports)  Russia (2002 – 2010)
 New Zealand (2011 – )
Residence Auckland, New Zealand
Born (1986-02-08) 8 February 1986 (age 31)
Orenburg, Soviet Union
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$468,139
Singles
Career record 5–5
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 299 (11 August 2008)
Doubles
Career record 55–54
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 39 (22 June 2015)
Current ranking No. 62 (2 January 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2015)
French Open 2R (2015)
Wimbledon 2R (2015)
US Open 2R (2014, 2016)
Last updated on: 3 January 2017.
Artem Sitak
Medal record
Tennis
Representing  Russia
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2005 Izmir Singles
Gold medal – first place 2005 Izmir Doubles

Artem Yurievich Sitak (born 8 February 1986) is a Russian-born New Zealand tennis player. On 11 August 2008, he reached his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 299, whilst his highest doubles ranking of 39 was reached on 22 June 2015. He is the younger brother of Dmitri Sitak, who is also a tennis player.[1]

Tennis career[edit]

Junior years[edit]

Training in nineties years by Santini, As a 13-year-old in 1999, Sitak received a wildcard into the main draw of an ITF junior tournament in Russia where he was defeated by Evgueni Smirnov 6-4 6-1. The following year he entered qualifying of the same tournament and defeated future ATP top 50 player Denis Istomin 6-0 6-1 to win his first ITF junior match. Sitak was taken out in the third and final round of qualifying by a future ATP top 100 player Teimuraz Gabashvili 6-4 7-5.

At the age of 14, Artem won the prestigious Orange Bowl.

Sitak made his first junior Grand Slam appearance at the age of 15 at the 2002 Australian Open where he was beaten in straight sets by Australian Christopher Roman. Sitak's last junior tournament came a year later at the 2003 Australian Open where he was eliminated by Korean Hyun-Joon Suk in the first round.

Senior career[edit]

Sitak began his senior career in 2002 at a challenger event in Togliatti, Russia where he received a wildcard into the main draw but fell in the first round to Thomas Blake, older brother of former top 10 player James Blake. Artem's first title came in 2005 in a Russian futures tournament where he defeated Pavel Chekhov 4-6 6-4 6-4 in the final.

2011[edit]

Sitak began 2011 under the New Zealand flag and received a wildcard into the 2011 Heineken Open qualifying where he was defeated by Frenchman Ludovic Walter 6-3 6-4 in the first round. Artem currently represents New Zealand in Davis Cup.

2014 First ATP Doubles title[edit]

Sitak partnered Polish tennis player Mateusz Kowalczyk to win the 2014 MercedesCup doubles title. Defeating Philipp Oswald and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 2-6 6-1 (10-7) in the final.

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–2)
Finals by Surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 13 July 2014 MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany Clay Poland Mateusz Kowalczyk Spain Guillermo García-López
Austria Philipp Oswald
2-6, 6-1, [10-7]
Winner 2. 8 February 2015 Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France Hard (i) New Zealand Marcus Daniell United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
Romania Florin Mergea
3–6, 6–4, [16–14]
Runner-up 1. 15 February 2015 Memphis Open, Memphis, United States Hard (i) United States Donald Young Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Mexico Santiago González
7–5, 6–7(1–7), [8–10]
Runner-up 2. 26 April 2015 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay United States Nicholas Monroe Romania Marius Copil
Romania Adrian Ungur
6–3, 5–7, [15–17]
Winner 3. 13 June 2016 Stuttgart Open, Stuttgart, Germany Grass New Zealand Marcus Daniell Austria Oliver Marach
France Fabrice Martin
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [10–8]

ITF Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 5 (5–0)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures (5–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 27 August 2005 F3 Korolev Clay Russia Pavel Chekhov 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 2. 9 March 2008 F6 McAllen Hard United States Tim Smyczek 6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 20 April 2008 F8 Little Rock Hard United States Matthew Roberts 6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. 7 March 2010 F7 McAllen Hard Croatia Mario Ančić 6–1, 6–4
Winner 5. 26 November 2012 F2 Phnom Penh Hard United Kingdom Alexander Ward 6–4, 6-7(3–7), 7-6(7–4)

Doubles finals: 40 (23–17)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (8–13)
ITF Futures (15–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 17 August 2003 F1 Russia Clay Russia Dmitri Sitak Russia A. Ageev
Russia A. Markin
6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 3 December 2004 F3 Qatar Hard Russia Dmitri Sitak India J. Mathew
India Ravishankar Pathanjali
6–3, 6–3
Winner 3. 10 December 2004 F4 Qatar Hard Russia Dmitri Sitak Bulgaria Yordan Kanev
Bulgaria Ilia Kushev
7–6(7–5), 6–0
Winner 4. 17 December 2004 F5 Qatar Hard Russia Dmitri Sitak Bulgaria Yordan Kanev
Bulgaria Ilia Kushev
W/O
Winner 5. 18 June 2005 F12 Spain Hard Russia Dmitri Sitak Spain Javier Genaro-Martínez
Venezuela D. Vallverdu
7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–4)
Winner 6. 27 August 2005 F3 Korolev, Russia Clay Russia Dmitri Sitak Russia V. Kozin
Russia A. Miller
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 7. 15 January 2006 F2 Germany Hard (i) Switzerland Stéphane Bohli Germany P. Marx
Germany T. Popp
6–3, 7–5
Winner 8. 19 March 2006 F4 Lille Hard (i) Switzerland Stéphane Bohli Portugal Frederico Gil
Poland F. Urban
6–1, 6–2
Runner–up 1. 22 July 2006 Penza Cup, Russia Hard Russia Denis Matsukevich Uzbekistan Murad Inoyatov
Uzbekistan Denis Istomin
1–6, 3–6
Winner 9. 25 February 2007 F2 Trento, Italy Hard (i) Russia Dmitri Sitak Australia Raphael Durek
Australia Joseph Sirianni
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Winner 10. 28 September 2008 Lubbock, United States Hard Moldova Roman Borvanov United States Alex Bogomolov, Jr.
Serbia Dusan Vemic
6–2, 6–3
Winner 11. 8 November 2009 F27 Birmingham, United States Clay Armenia Tigran Martirosyan United States C. Gaston
United States Michael Venus
6–3, 6–4
Winner 12. 15 November 2009 F28 Niceville, United States Clay Armenia Tigran Martirosyan United States S. Bangoura
United States Denis Kudla
6–4, 7–5
Winner 13. 28 February 2010 F6 Harlingen, United States Hard Romania Cătălin-Ionuț Gârd Slovakia M. Bocko
Serbia V. Obradovic
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Runner–up 2. 30 May 2010 Carson, United States Hard Portugal Leonardo Tavares United States Brian Battistone
United States Nicholas Monroe
7–5, 3–6, [4–10]
Winner 14. 6 June 2010 Ojai, United States Hard Portugal Leonardo Tavares India Harsh Mankad
South Africa Izak van der Merwe
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Winner 15. 8 August 2010 Beijing, China Hard Canada Pierre-Ludovic Duclos Australia Sadik Kadir
India Purav Raja
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
Winner 16. 10 April 2011 F9 Little Rock, United States Hard Australia Nima Roshan United States T. Fogleman
United States B. Rogers
6–3, 7–5
Winner 17. 19 June 2011 F7 Morelia, Mexico Hard New Zealand Marcus Daniell Philippines R. Gonzalez
Australia Carsten Ball
6–0, 6–3
Runner–up 3. 27 August 2011 F4 Medellín, Colombia Clay United States P. Aarts Brazil R. Carvalho
Brazil Fabiano de Paula
3–6, 3–6
Runner–up 4. 18 March 2012 F7 Calabasas, United States Hard Australia Nima Roshan Australia Maxim Dubarenco
Germany Brydan Klein
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Runner–up 5. 8 April 2012 Tallahassee, United States Hard United States Blake Strode Germany Martin Emmrich
Sweden Andreas Siljeström
2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner–up 6. 6 October 2012 F37 Antalya, Turkey Hard Italy E. Eremin Moldova Maxim Dubarenco
Australia Brydan Klein
4–6, 6–3, [9–11]
Runner–up 7. 6 January 2013 Nouméa, New Caledonia Hard New Zealand Jose Statham Australia Samuel Groth
Japan Toshihide Matsui
6–7(6–8), 6–1, [4–10]
Winner 18. 24 March 2013 F1 Ipswich, Australia Hard New Zealand Jose Statham Australia Jacob Grills
Australia Dane Propoggia
6–3, 6–1
Runner–up 8. 14 April 2013 F9 Oklahoma City, United States Hard India Saketh Myneni United States Jean-Yves Aubone
United States Dennis Nevolo
1–6, 5–7
Runner–up 9. 29 July 2013 Oberstaufen, Germany Clay Netherlands Stephan Fransen Germany Dominik Meffert
Austria Philipp Oswald
1–6, 6–3, [12–14]
Winner 19. 6 October 2013 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Moldova Roman Borvanov Peru Sergio Galdós
Argentina Guido Pella
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Runner–up 10. 24 November 2013 Toyota, Japan Synthec (i) New Zealand Marcus Daniell United States Chase Buchanan
Slovenia Blaž Rola
6–4, 3–6, [4–10]
Runner–up 11. 6 April 2014 León, Mexico Hard New Zealand Marcus Daniell Australia Samuel Groth
Australia Chris Guccione
3–6, 4–6
Winner 20. 9 May 2014 Rome, Italy Clay Moldova Radu Albot Italy Andrea Arnaboldi
Italy Flavio Cipolla
4–6, 6–2, [11–9]
Runner–up 12. 8 June 2014 Arad, Romania Clay Moldova Radu Albot Croatia Franko Škugor
Croatia Antonio Veić
4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 21. 20 July 2014 Granby, Canada Hard New Zealand Marcus Daniell Australia Jordan Kerr
France Fabrice Martin
7–6(7–5), 5–7, [10–5]
Runner–up 13. 3 August 2014 Vancouver, Canada Hard New Zealand Marcus Daniell United States Austin Krajicek
Australia John-Patrick Smith
3–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Runner–up 14. 9 November 2014 Traralgon 2, Australia Hard New Zealand Marcus Daniell United Kingdom Brydan Klein
Australia Dane Propoggia
6–7(6–8), 6–3, [6–10]
Runner–up 15. 16 November 2014 Keio, Japan Hard New Zealand Marcus Daniell United States Bradley Klahn
Australia Matt Reid
6–4, 4–6, [7–10]
Runner–up 16. 10 May 2015 Aix-en-Provence, France Clay United States Nicholas Monroe Netherlands Robin Haase
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
1–6, 2–6
Winner 22. 16 August 2015 Aptos, United States Hard Australia Chris Guccione India Yuki Bhambri
Australia Matthew Ebden
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Runner–up 17. 18 October 2015 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Germany Andre Begemann Belarus Sergey Betov
Russia Mikhail Elgin
4–6, 4–6
Winner 23. 13 March 2016 Puebla, Mexico Hard (i) New Zealand Marcus Daniell Mexico Santiago González
Croatia Mate Pavić
3–6, 6–2, [12–10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artem Sitak's biography at ITF". Retrieved 2011-01-09. 

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