Radu Albot

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Radu Albot
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Country (sports)  Moldova
Residence Chișinău, Moldova
Born (1989-11-11) 11 November 1989 (age 27)
Kishinev, Moldavia, Soviet Union
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 2006
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $780,120
Singles
Career record 21–25
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 85 (24 August 2015)
Current ranking No. 92 (6 February 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2017)
French Open 1R (2016)
Wimbledon 2R (2016)
US Open 1R (2014, 2015, 2016)
Doubles
Career record 13–14
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 68 (22 June 2015)
Current ranking No. 744 (6 February 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2016)
French Open QF (2015)
Wimbledon 1R (2015)
US Open 1R (2015)
Last updated on: 16 November 2016.

Radu Albot (Moldovan Cyrillic: Раду Албот; born 11 November 1989) is a Moldovan professional tennis player.

Albot has so far won five singles and eight doubles Challenger titles in his career as well as fourteen singles and seven doubles Futures titles and one ATP World Tour doubles title. He has been a regular member of the Moldova Davis Cup team since 2007.

Tennis career[edit]

Albot has achieved a number of firsts for a Moldovan professional tennis player. In September 2013 he won the ATP Challenger event in Fergana, Italy, 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. He lost in the second round to #19 seed Bernard Tomic of Australia in 4 sets.

In May, 2015 he teamed with Dusan Lajovic of Serbia to win the doubles title at the inaugural Istanbul Open in Istanbul, Turkey, becoming the only Moldovan to win any ATP World Tour level event. At the 2015 French Open he partnered with Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic and reached the Quarter Finals of the doubles tournament.

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. 85 on August 24, 2015.

In 2015 he won the Kolkata Challenger and reached the final in Furth, qualifying for the ATP Challengers Tour Finals in São Paulo, Brazil with a ranking of No. 5 in the 8 player field.

In 2016 Albot entered the US Open but was defeated by Serbia's Viktor Troicki in the first round.

ATP career finals[edit]

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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 3 May 2015 Istanbul Open, Istanbul, Turkey Clay Serbia Dušan Lajović Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Austria Jürgen Melzer
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 1. 25 October 2015 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Czech Republic František Čermák Russia Andrey Rublev
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
6–2, 1–6, [6–10]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A Q2 Q2 Q1 Q2 Q2 1R 0–1
French Open A A A A Q1 Q2 1R 0–1
Wimbledon A A Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 2R 1–1
US Open A A Q2 Q1 1R 1R 1R 0–3
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–3 0–1 1–6

Career titles[edit]

Singles (19)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Challengers (5)
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 Poznan, Poland Clay Belgium Clement Geens 6-2, 6-4

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]

Davis Cup[edit]

Singles performances (28-4)[edit]

Doubles performances (11–7)[edit]

External links[edit]