Vladimir Voltchkov
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Vladimir Voltchkov
Vladimir Voltchkov
U?adzimir Vako?
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Voltchkov 2006 Kremlin Cup.jpg
Country (sports) Belarus
ResidenceMinsk, Belarus
Born (1978-04-07) April 7, 1978 (age 42)
Minsk, Soviet Union
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1995
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,309,401
Singles
Career record67-87
Career titles0
8 Challengers
Highest rankingNo. 25 (April 30, 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2002)
French Open2R (2004)
WimbledonSF (2000)
US Open2R (2001)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2000)
Doubles
Career record36-43
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 71 (Jun 9, 2003)
Team competitions
Davis CupSF (2004)

Vladimir Nikolayevich Voltchkov (Belarusian: ? ?, U?adzimir Mika?ajevi? Vako?; Russian: ? ?; born April 7, 1978) is a Belarusian former professional tennis player. Voltchkov reached the semifinals 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 Olympic Games in 2000, also won the Wimbledon juniors competition in 1996. His career-high singles ranking is world No. 25.

Tennis career

Juniors

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

Junior Grand Slam results:

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

Pro tour

His highest achievement came in 2000, inspired by the film Gladiator.[1] After watching the movie four times, he went on to reach the semifinals of the Wimbledon Championships as a qualifier, causing the British press to dub him "The Vladiator". En route to the semifinals 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]

Career finals

Singles (13 titles)

Legend
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (8)
Futures (5)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent 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 (i) 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 (i) 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 Merti?ák 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 (1 runner-up)

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

Doubles wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent 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

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