Ionuț Moldovan

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Ionuţ Moldovan
Country (sports) Romania Romania
Residence Bucharest
Born (1978-01-17) 17 January 1978 (age 39)
Constanța, Romania
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1996
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $222,260
Career record 4-15
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 111 (11 Aug 1997)
Career record No. 125 (6 Aug 2001)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking 6–13

Ionuţ "Ion" Moldovan (born 17 January 1978) is a former professional tennis player from Romania.

He was Vice-President of the Romanian Tennis Federation from 2013 to 2015.


Moldovan had his best results on the ATP Tour at the 1996 Open Romania, where he was a singles quarter-finalist and in 2005, when he made the semi-finals of the same event, this time in the doubles, with countryman Gabriel Moraru.[1]

He played one Masters Series tournament, the 2000 Stuttgart Masters. In that tournament he partnered Andrei Pavel in the doubles and the pair were eliminated in the first round by Pablo Albano and Jaime Oncins.[2]

The Romanian played five Davis Cup matches (three World Group matches) for his country, four in singles and one in doubles, all of which were lost.[3]

He comes from a family of athletes. His father Ion is a former soccer player and head coach of Dinamo Bucharest. Valentina, his mother, is a former handball player for Hidrotehnica Constanta. He also has a sister Mihaela who was a tennis player, with a highest WTA ranking of 390. She played Fed Cup for Romania.

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (2)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1997 Brasov, Romania Clay Romania Dinu Pescariu 6–2, 6–4
2. 1997 Scheveningen, Netherlands Clay Spain Salvador Navarro 3–6, 7–5, 6–2

Doubles: (7)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 2000 Sylt, Germany Clay Kazakhstan Yuri Schukin Australia Ashley Fisher
South Africa Gareth Williams
6–4, 6–2
2. 2000 Freudenstadt, Germany Clay Kazakhstan Yuri Schukin Austria Julian Knowle
Switzerland Jean-Claude Scherrer
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
3. 2000 Brasov, Romania Clay Kazakhstan Yuri Schukin Belgium Dick Norman
Austria Wolfgang Schranz
6–4, 6–1
4. 2000 Tangier, Morocco Clay Kazakhstan Yuri Schukin Argentina Cristian Kordasz
Brazil Cristiano Testa
6–4, 2–6, 6–2
5. 2003 Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina Clay Kazakhstan Yuri Schukin Serbia and Montenegro Nikola Ciric
Montenegro Goran Tosic
6–2, 7–5
6. 2005 Timișoara, Romania Clay Romania Gabriel Moraru Bulgaria Ilia Kushev
Bulgaria Radoslav Lukaev
6–2, 6–0
7. 2005 Brasov, Romania Clay Romania Gabriel Moraru Netherlands Melvyn Op der Heijde
Netherlands Dennis van Scheppingen
6–1, 6–4


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