Vladimir Voltchkov

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Vladimir Voltchkov
Uladzimir Valchkou
Уладзімір Валчкоў
Владимир Волчков
Voltchkov 2006 Kremlin Cup.jpg
Country (sports)  Belarus
Residence Minsk, Belarus
Born (1978-04-07) April 7, 1978 (age 37)
Minsk, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1995
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,309,401
Singles
Career record 67–87
Career titles 0
8 Challengers
Highest ranking No. 25 (April 30, 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2002)
French Open 2R (2004)
Wimbledon SF (2000)
US Open 2R (2001)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (2000)
Doubles
Career record 36–43
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 71 (Jun 9, 2003)
Team competitions
Davis Cup SF (2004)

Vladimir Nikolayevich Voltchkov (Belarusian: Уладзімір Мікалаевіч Валчкоў, Uladzimir Mikalayevich Valchkou; Russian: Владимир Николаевич Волчков; born April 7, 1978) is a Belarusian tennis player. Voltchkov reached the semi-finals at the 2000 Wimbledon Championships, where, as a qualifier, he lost to Pete Sampras in straight sets. He represented Belarus in both the Davis Cup and the Olympics games in 2000, also won the Wimbledon juniors competition in 1996. His career high singles ranking was World No. 25.

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

Voltchkov had excellent results as a junior capturing the Wimbledon juniors title defeating Ivan Ljubičić in 1996. He compiled a singles win/loss record of 69-34, reaching as high as No. 7 in the world in 1996.

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: -
French Open: 3R (1996)
Wimbledon: W (1996)
US Open: 3R (1995, 1996)

Pro tour[edit]

His highest achievement came in 2000, inspired by the film Gladiator.[1] After watching the movie four times, he went on to reach the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Championships as a qualifier, causing the British press to dub him "The Vladiator". En route to the semi-finals he beat Juan Ignacio Chela, Cédric Pioline, Younes El Aynaoui, Wayne Ferreira and Byron Black before losing to eventual champion Pete Sampras. Voltchkov has a 30–16 career Davis Cup record (17–11 in singles)[2]

Titles[edit]

Singles titles (13)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (8)
Futures (5)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. March 23, 1998 Ashkelon Hard Israel Eyal Ran 7–5, 6–4
2. November 16, 1998 Puebla Hard Belgium Christophe Rochus 6–3, 6–3
3. February 1, 1999 Hamburg Carpet Germany Axel Pretzsch 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
4. May 3, 1999 Ljubljana Clay Romania Dinu Pescariu 7–5, 6–7(3–7), 6–4
5. May 8, 2000 Fergana Hard Russia Igor Kunitsyn 4–6, 6–0, 6–4
6. July 15, 2002 Manchester Grass Slovakia Karol Beck 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
7. October 28, 2002 Aachen Carpet Switzerland Marc Rosset 7–6(7–4), 6–4
8. January 24, 2005 Wrexham Hard (i) Switzerland George Bastl 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
9. March 14, 2005 Sarajevo Hard (i) Slovakia Michal Mertiňák 7–6(7–1), 6–3
10. March 20, 2006 Andong Hard Serbia Aleksandar Vlaski 6–2, 7–5
11. August 20, 2007 Moscow Clay Russia Artem Sitak 7–6(7–4), 6–1
12. September 3, 2007 Kempten Clay Germany Marcel Zimmermann 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
13. November 5, 2007 Redbridge Hard (i) Denmark Frederik Nielsen 6–1, 4–6, 6–4

Singles runner-up (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. September 9, 2002 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–7(6–8), 5–7

Doubles wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. February 10, 2003 San Jose, United States Hard (i) South Korea Lee Hyung-taik United States Paul Goldstein
United States Robert Kendrick
7–5, 4–6, 6–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tennis – ATP World Tour – Players – Vladimir Voltchkov
  2. ^ Davis Cup – Players

External links[edit]