27 March 1979 |
|Height||188 m (616 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Highest ranking||No. 152 (10 Jun 2002)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Highest ranking||No. 104 (23 Sep 2002)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2002)|
|US Open||1R (2002)|
Golovanov failed to make it through qualifying for the 2002 Wimbledon Championships but was given entry into the main draw as a lucky loser, after British wild card James Auckland withdrew with an injury. He faced fellow lucky loser George Bastl in the first round. Bastl, who went on to upset Pete Sampras, defeated Golovanov in straight sets.
Golovanov did however have some success as a doubles player, with the highlight of his career coming in 2001, when he and Yevgeny Kafelnikov won the St. Petersburg Open. The wild card pairing benefiting from a walkover in the quarter-finals, with top seeds Jiri Novak and David Rikl withdrawing.
He was also a doubles semi-finalist twice, both times partnering his childhood friend Marat Safin, in the 2000 Kremlin Cup and 2002 President's Cup. Safin would later hire Golovanov as his coach.
ATP career finals
Doubles: 1 (1–0)
|Outcome||No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||1.||2001||St. Petersburg, Russia||Hard||Yevgeny Kafelnikov|| Irakli Labadze
|No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|1.||2002||Hull, Great Britain||Carpet||Arvind Parmar||6–4, 3–1 RET|
|No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|1.||2001||Andorra||Hard||Tuomas Ketola|| Julian Alonso
Jairo Velasco, Jr.
|2.||2001||Samarkand, Uzbekistan||Clay||Vadim Kutsenko|| Oleg Ogorodov
|6–1, 4–6, 6–4|