Dennis Novikov

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Dennis Novikov
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Country (sports) United States
ResidenceSan Jose, California
Born (1993-11-06) November 6, 1993 (age 25)
Moscow, Russia
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2013
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$524,882
Singles
Career record5-11
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 119 (15 August 2016)
Current rankingNo. 206 (16 July 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2016)
French OpenQ2 (2016, 2017)
Wimbledon2R (2016)
US Open2R (2012)
Doubles
Career record1–4
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 138 (10 April 2017)
Current rankingNo. 224 (15 January 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open2R (2012)
Last updated on: 3 July 2017.

Dennis Novikov (born 6 November 1993 in Moscow, Russia) is an American professional tennis player of Russian descent.

He won both the singles and doubles titles at the USTA Boys 18s National Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2012. As a result, he was awarded wild cards into the main draw of the US Open in both singles and doubles. He did not join the UCLA tennis team until March 2012, first competing on March 27.

Tennis career[edit]

Novikov survived his first main-draw match at the US Open in 2012, defeating world no. 86 Jerzy Janowicz of Poland in four sets. In doubles, he teamed with Michael Redlicki. In the first round, they defeated compatriots Bobby Reynolds and Michael Russell in three sets, with a tie-break in the third set.

In 2015, he qualified for the main draw in Indian Wells. That year, Novikov also captured his first two titles on the ATP Challenger Tour in back-to-back weeks. He won the inaugural Cary Challenger the week of September 14 followed by the Columbus Challenger the week of September 21. Novikov defeated Ryan Harrison in both finals.[1]

During the 2016 season, Novikov made his debut at Wimbledon by qualifying for the main draw. He advanced to the second round after defeating fellow qualifier Luke Saville in an opening round match.

ATP Challenger finals[edit]

Singles (3–0)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. September 20, 2015 Cary, USA Hard United States Ryan Harrison 6–4, 7–5
Winner 2. September 27, 2015 Columbus, USA Hard (i) United States Ryan Harrison 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 3. February 24, 2018 Morelos, Mexico Hard Chile Christian Garín 6–4, 6-3

Doubles (4–2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. April 26, 2015 Savannah, USA Clay Chile Julio Peralta Argentina Guillermo Durán
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
4–6, 3–6
Winner 2. May 2, 2015 Tallahassee, USA Clay Chile Julio Peralta India Somdev Devvarman
India Sanam Singh
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 3. July 26, 2015 Binghamton, USA Hard United States Daniel Nguyen South Africa Dean O'Brien
South Africa Ruan Roelofse
1–6, 6–7(0–7)
Winner 4. January 31, 2016 Maui, USA Hard Chinese Taipei Jason Jung Australia Alex Bolt
Germany Frank Moser
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
Winner 5. May 1, 2016 Tallahassee, USA Clay Chile Julio Peralta Australia Peter Luczak
Australia Marc Polmans
3–6, 6–4, [12–10]
Winner 6. September 25, 2016 Columbus, USA Hard (i) Latvia Miķelis Lībietis Canada Philip Bester
Canada Peter Polansky
7–5, 7–6(7–4)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Successful Week for UCLA Tennis Alums". UCLA Athletics. 28 September 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2016.

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