Radu Albot

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Radu Albot
Albot WMQ16 (23) (28133944191).jpg
Country (sports) Moldova
ResidenceChișinău, Moldova
Born (1989-11-11) 11 November 1989 (age 29)
Chișinău, Moldova
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,283,897
Singles
Career record54–70
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 46 (18 March 2019)
Current rankingNo. 46 (18 March 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2019)
French Open2R (2018)
Wimbledon3R (2018)
US Open3R (2017)
Doubles
Career record31–36
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 61 (8 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 73 (18 March 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2018, 2019)
French OpenQF (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2018)
US OpenSF (2018)
Last updated on: 18 March 2019.

Radu Albot (born 11 November 1989) is a Moldovan professional tennis player. He is the first Moldovan to win an ATP singles title.

Albot has won seven singles and eight doubles Challenger titles in his career, as well as fourteen singles and seven doubles Futures titles, one ATP World Tour doubles title, and one ATP singles title. He has been a regular member of the Moldovan Davis Cup team since 2007 and holds his country's records for the most singles wins (28) and total wins (41).

Tennis career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Albot has achieved many firsts for a Moldovan professional tennis player. In September 2013 he won the ATP Challenger event in Fergana, Uzbekistan, becoming the first player from his country to win an ATP Challenger tournament. At the 2014 US Open in Flushing, N.Y. he won three straight matches in the Men's Qualifying Tournament to gain a berth in the main draw, becoming the first Moldovan to play in the main draw of a Grand Slam Tournament. He qualified for Wimbledon in 2016 and won his first Grand Slam match in 4 attempts, defeating Gastao Elias of Portugal in the first round.

In May, 2015 he teamed with Dusan Lajovic to win the doubles title at the inaugural Istanbul Open in Istanbul, Turkey, becoming the first Moldovan to win an ATP World Tour level event. At the 2018 US Open, he and partner Malek Jaziri defeated the #4 and #6 seeded teams on their way to reaching the doubles semifinals

His ATP worldwide singles ranking of No. 99 on August 3, 2015 made him the first Moldovan to break into the top 100. He achieved a career high ranking of No.52 on February 24, 2019, moving up 30 positions after winning the championship at the 2019 Delray Beach Open. He's finished in Top 100 in the year-end rankings for the past three years (2016, 2017, 2018).

2017[edit]

In 2017 for the first time he played in the main draw of all four Grand Slam tournaments. He received direct entry into the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon. At the US Open he qualified and then won two main draw matches before being defeated by #17 seed Sam Querrey in the third round, his best singles finish at a Grand Slam to date. He matched this achievement in 2018 at Wimbledon, defeating #20 seed Pablo Carreno Busta in the first round before eventually losing in the third round to #9 seed John Isner.

2018[edit]

In 2018 he reached his first ATP tour level singles semifinals at the 2018 Moselle Open where he lost to Frenchman Gilles Simon, the eventual champion.

2019: First Moldovan to win an ATP singles title[edit]

In February 2019, he won the 2019 Delray Beach Open, making history as the first Moldovan to win an ATP singles title. He defeated Dan Evans of Great Britain in a closely fought three set final.[1]

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[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 (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (1–0)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2019 Delray Beach Open, United States 250 Series Hard United Kingdom Dan Evans 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(9–7)

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-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 (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 May 2015 Istanbul Open, Turkey 250 Series Clay Serbia Dušan Lajović Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Austria Jürgen Melzer
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Loss 1–1 Oct 2015 Kremlin Cup, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) Czech Republic František Čermák Russia Andrey Rublev
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
6–2, 1–6, [6–10]

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Tour Titles[edit]

Singles (21)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Challengers (7)
Futures (14)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 11 October 2010 Antalya Hard Ukraine Denys Molchanov 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
2. 21 February 2011 Antalya Clay South Africa Ruan Roelofse 7–5, 6–4
3. 28 March 2011 Antalya Hard Colombia Alejandro González 7–5, 6–3
4. 4 April 2011 Antalya Hard Belgium Yannik Reuter 6–3, 7–6(7–1)
5. 11 April 2011 Antalya Hard Germany Peter Gojowczyk 6–3, 6–2
6. 23 May 2011 Cesena Clay Italy Walter Trusendi 2–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–1)
7. 20 February 2012 Antalya Hard Russia Aleksandr Lobkov 7–6(7–5), 6–3
8. 27 February 2012 Antalya Hard Hungary Ádám Kellner 7–6(7–5), 6–2
9. 26 March 2012 Antalya Hard Spain Sergio Gutierrez-Ferrol 6–1, 6–3
10. 16 April 2012 Antalya Hard Bosnia and Herzegovina Tomislav Brkić 6–1, 4–6, 6–1
11. 23 April 2012 Antalya Hard Bosnia and Herzegovina Tomislav Brkić 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
12. 28 May 2012 Bacău Clay Moldova Roman Borvanov 7–5, 6–4
13. 26 February 2013 Antalya Hard United States Reid Carleton 6–1, 6–4
14. 5 March 2013 Antalya Hard Turkey Marsel İlhan 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(9–7)
15. 29 September 2013 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard Serbia Ilija Bozoljac 7–6(11–9), 6–7(3–7), 6–1
16. 28 February 2015 Kolkata, India Hard Australia James Duckworth 7–6(7–0), 6–1
17. 5 June 2016 Furth, Germany Hard Germany Jan-Lennard Struff 6–3, 6–4
18. 19 June 2016 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard Russia Konstantin Kravchuk 6–4, 6–2
19. 17 July 2016 Poznań, Poland Clay Belgium Clement Geens 6–2, 6–4
20. 5 November 2017 Shenzhen, China Hard Poland Hubert Hurkacz 7–6(8–6), 6–7(3–7), 6–4
21. 28 October 2018 Liuzhou International Challenger, China Hard Serbia Miomir Kecmanović 6–2, 4–6, 6–3

Doubles (15)[edit]

Legend (Doubles)
Challengers (8)
Futures (7)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. 28 July 2008 Oradea Clay Moldova Andrei Ciumac Australia Steven Goh
Australia Zakary van Min
7–6(7–5), 6–7(5–7), [10–3]
2. 11 May 2009 Bucharest Clay Moldova Andrei Ciumac Romania Florin Mergea
Romania Costin Pavăl
6–1, 6–2
3. 31 August 2009 Kempten Clay Czech Republic Jiří Školoudík Australia James Lemke
Germany Richard Waite
6–1, 6–2
4. 24 May 2010 Pitești Clay Moldova Andrei Ciumac Ukraine Ivan Anikanov
Ukraine Artem Smirnov
2–6, 6–3, [10–7]
5. 7 March 2011 Antalya Clay Ukraine Denys Molchanov Czech Republic Roman Jebavý
Slovakia Adrian Sikora
6–7(3–7), 6–3, [12–10]
6. 16 May 2011 Aosta Clay Japan Yasutaka Uchiyama Japan Hiroki Moriya
Japan Shuichi Sekiguchi
4–6, 7–5, [10–7]
7. 14 April 2012 Mersin, Turkey Clay Ukraine Denys Molchanov Italy Alessandro Motti
Italy Simone Vagnozzi
6–0, 6–2
8. 5 May 2012 Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay Russia Teymuraz Gabashvili Czech Republic Adam Pavlásek
Czech Republic Jiří Veselý
7–5, 5–7, [10–8]
9. 21 October 2013 Kazan, Russia Hard Uzbekistan Farrukh Dustov Belarus Egor Gerasimov
Belarus Dzmitry Zhyrmont
6–2, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
10. 3 March 2014 Guangzhou Hard Indonesia Christopher Rungkat Italy Claudio Grassi
Italy Ricadro Ghedin
1–6, 7–5, [10–7]
11. 7 April 2014 Mersin, Turkey Clay Czech Republic Jaroslav Pospíšil Italy Thomas Fabbiano
Italy Matteo Viola
7–6(9–7), 6–1
12. 10 May 2014 Rome, Italy Clay New Zealand Artem Sitak Italy Andrea Arnaboldi
Italy Flavio Cipolla
4–6, 6–2, [11–9]
13. 20 July 2014 Poznań, Poland Clay Czech Republic Adam Pavlásek Poland Tomasz Bednarek
Finland Henri Kontinen
7–5, 2–6, [10–8]
14. 10 August 2014 San Marino, San Marino Clay Spain Enrique López-Pérez Croatia Franko Škugor
Romania Adrian Ungur
6–4, 6–1
15. 15 February 2015 Launceston, Australia Hard United States Mitchell Krueger Australia Adam Hubble
New Zealand Jose Rubin Statham
3–6, 7–5, [11–9]

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles[edit]

Current through the 2019 BNP Paribas Open.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q2 Q2 Q1 Q2 Q2 1R 1R 2R 1–3
French Open A A A A A Q1 Q2 1R 1R 2R 1–3
Wimbledon A A A Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 2R 2R 3R 4–3
US Open A A A Q2 Q1 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–3 3–4 3–4 1–1 8–14
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A A 1R 1R 3R 2–3
Miami Open A A A A A A A A 1R 2R 1–2
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A Q1 A 0–0
Madrid Open A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Italian Open A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A Q1 A 0–0
Shanghai Masters A A A A A A A A Q2 Q2 0–0
Paris Masters A A A A A A Q1 Q2 A A 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–2 2–1 3–5
Career statistics
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Career
Tournaments 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 11 17 23 5 64
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 1 / 1
Overall Win–Loss 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 5–1 7–4 2–5 4–11 9–17 12–23 12–5 54–70
Year-end ranking 726 503 281 225 169 168 121 97 87 98 44%

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A 3R1 3R 4–2
French Open QF A 1R A 3–2
Wimbledon 1R A A 1R 0–2
US Open 1R A A SF 4–2
Win–Loss 3–3 0–1 0–1 6–2 2–1 11–8
  • 1: Retired of tournament, doesn't count as a lost match

Davis Cup[edit]

Singles performances (28–8)[edit]

Doubles performances (13-9)[edit]

Record against top-10 players[edit]

Opponent Highest ranking Matches Won Lost Win % Last match
Croatia Marin Čilić 3 1 0 1 0% Lost (3–6, 4–6) at 2016 Olympics 2R
Spain David Ferrer 3 1 0 1 0% Lost (6–4, 5–7, 1–6, 0–6) at 2015 US Open 1R
Japan Kei Nishikori 4 1 0 1 0% Lost (6–4, 3–6, 1–6) at 2018 New York Open QF
South Africa Kevin Anderson 5 1 0 1 0% Lost (4–6, 3–6) at 2018 Acapulco 1R
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 5 1 0 1 0% Lost (1–6, 3–6) at 2019 Montpellier SF
France Gilles Simon 6 2 0 2 0% Lost (1–6, 3–6) at 2018 Metz SF
Belgium David Goffin 7 2 0 2 0% Lost (6–2, 6–7(7–9), 6–7(7–9)) at 2017 Gstaad 2R
Spain Fernando Verdasco 7 2 0 2 0% Lost (1–6, 6–7(2–7), 3–6) at 2019 Australian Open 2R
United States John Isner 8 4 1 3 25% Lost (3–6, 3–6, 4–6) at 2018 Wimbledon 3R
Russia Mikhail Youzhny 8 1 1 0 100% Won (4–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–5) at 2017 Gstaad 1R
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 8 1 1 0 100% Won (6–2, 7–6(7–2)) at 2019 Montpellier QF
United States Jack Sock 8 1 0 1 0% Lost (4–6, 6–7(2–7)) at 2017 Delray Beach 1R
Spain Nicolás Almagro 9 2 1 1 50% Won (7–6(8–6), 6–3) at 2017 Marrakesh 1R
Latvia Ernests Gulbis 10 1 1 0 100% Won (7–6(7–5), 4–6, 6–4) at 2R
Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 10 1 1 0 100% Won (3–6, 6–0, 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–1) at 2018 Wimbledon 1R
Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas 10 1 0 1 0% Lost (6–7(2–7), 2–6) at 2018 Indian Wells 1R
Total 23 6 17 26.09% * Statistics correct as of 11 March 2019

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shmerler, Cindy (25 February 2019). "Radu Albot, Trained on Wooden Courts of Moldova, Earns His Country's First Title". Retrieved 26 February 2019.

External links[edit]