Radu Albot
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Radu Albot

Radu Albot
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Country (sports) Moldova
ResidenceChi?in?u, Moldova
Born (1989-11-11) 11 November 1989 (age 30)
Chi?in?u, Moldova
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 3,217,479
Singles
Career record73-94 (43.7% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 39 (5 August 2019)
Current rankingNo. 49 (20 January 2020)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2019)
French Open2R (2018, 2019)
Wimbledon3R (2018)
US Open3R (2017)
Doubles
Career record40-55 (42.1% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 56 (29 April 2019)
Current rankingNo. 94 (13 January 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2018, 2019)
French OpenQF (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2018, 2019)
US OpenSF (2018)
Last updated on: 20 January 2020.

Radu Albot (born 11 November 1989) is a Moldovan professional tennis player. He is the first player from Moldova to win ATP singles (2019 Delray Beach Open) and doubles (2015 Istanbul Open) titles.

Albot has won 1 ATP World Tour singles title, 1 ATP World Tour doubles title, 7 singles and 8 doubles Challenger titles in his career, as well as 14 singles and 7 doubles Futures titles. 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).

His ATP singles ranking of No. 99 on August 3, 2015 made him the first Moldovan to break into the top 100. Albot achieved a career high ranking of No. 39 on August 5, 2019. He finished in Top 100 in the year-end rankings for the past three years (2016, 2017, 2018).

Tennis career

2013-2016: First ATP doubles title

Radu 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, 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.

In May 2015, Albot teamed up with Dusan Lajovic to win the doubles title at the inaugural 2015 Istanbul Open, becoming the first Moldovan to win an ATP Tour level event. In October 2015, Albot together with his doubles partner Franti?ek ?ermák managed to reach the 2015 Kremlin Cup final, being defeated by Andrey Rublev and Dmitry Tursunov in the decisive set. In June 2016, he qualified for the 2016 Wimbledon Championships and won his first Grand Slam match in 4 attempts, defeating Gastao Elias in the first round.

2017-2019: First ATP singles title

In June 2017, Radu Albot reached the quarter-finals of the 2017 Antalya Open beating Joao Sousa and Paolo Lorenzi, before losing to Andreas Seppi in straight sets. In the same year, he played for the first time in the main draw of all four Grand Slam tournaments. He received direct entry into the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon tournaments. Albot qualified for the 2015 US Open tournament and won two main draw matches before being defeated by Sam Querrey in the third round, his best singles finish at a Grand Slam to date. He equalled this achievement at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, defeating Pablo Carreno Busta in the first round before eventually losing in the third round to John Isner.

In February 2018, Radu Albot reached the quarter-finals of the 2018 New York Open, winning matches against Bjorn Fratangelo and John Isner, but being eliminated by Kei Nishikori in the decisive third set. In September 2018, he reached his first ATP Tour level singles semifinals at the 2018 Moselle Open where he lost against the eventual tournament champion, Gilles Simon. At the 2018 US Open, he and partner Malek Jaziri reached the doubles semifinals.

In early February 2019, Radu Albot reached the semifinals of the 2019 Open Sud de France tournament, beating Philipp Kohlschreiber, Ernests Gulbis and Marcos Baghdatis, before losing to the eventual tournament championJo-Wilfried Tsonga. In late February 2019, he won the 2019 Delray Beach Open, making history as the first Moldovan to win an ATP singles title, knocking out Ivo Karlovic, Nick Kyrgios, Steve Johnson and Mackenzie McDonald. In the final he defeated Dan Evans of Great Britain in a closely fought three-set match.[2] In May 2019, Albot reached the 2019 Geneva Open semifinal losing in the penultimate round against Nicolás Jarry. In August, 2019 he reached his third semifinal of the year at the 2019 Los Cabos Open, losing to Taylor Fritz. His three victories in the tournament put him at a total of 25 for the year, his most ATP tour wins in a season.

ATP career finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

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)

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 Du?an Lajovi? 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 Franti?ek ?ermák Russia Andrey Rublev
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
6-2, 1-6, [6-10]

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Tour Titles

Singles (21)

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 Brki? 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
11. 23 April 2012 Antalya Hard Bosnia and Herzegovina Tomislav Brki? 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(7-3)
12. 28 May 2012 Bac?u 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 ?lhan 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 Pozna?, 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 Kecmanovi? 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Doubles (15)

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 Pav?l
6-1, 6-2
3. 31 August 2009 Kempten Clay Czech Republic Ji?í ?koloudík Australia James Lemke
Germany Richard Waite
6-1, 6-2
4. 24 May 2010 Pite?ti 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 Ji?í 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 Pospí?il 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 Pozna?, 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 ?kugor
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

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.

Current through 2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters

Singles

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 2R 2-4
Wimbledon A A A Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 2R 2R 3R 1R 4-4
US Open A A A Q2 Q1 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2-6
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 1-3 3-4 3-4 2-4 9-17
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 2R 2-3
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A Q1 A 2R 1-1
Madrid Open A A A A A A A A A A 1R 0-1
Italian Open A A A A A A A A A A 2R 1-1
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A A A 2R 1-1
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A Q1 A 2R 1-1
Shanghai Masters A A A A A A A A Q2 Q2 1R 0-1
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 7-8 8-12
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 26 85
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 29-25 71-90
Year-end ranking 726 503 281 225 169 168 121 97 87 98 44.1%

Doubles

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 1R 3-3
Wimbledon 1R A A 1R 1R 0-3
US Open 1R A A SF 2R 5-3
Win-Loss 3-3 0-1 0-1 6-2 3-4 12-11
  • 1: Retired of tournament, doesn't count as a lost match

Davis Cup

Singles performances (28-8)

Doubles performances (13-9)

Record against top-10 players

References

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

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