Andrei Pavel
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Andrei Pavel
Andrei Pavel
Andrei Pavel at the 2012 BRD N?stase ?iriac Trophy.jpg
Country (sports) Romania
ResidenceArizona, United States[1]
Born (1974-01-27) 27 January 1974 (age 48)
Constan?a, Romania
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Turned pro1995
RetiredSeptember 23, 2009
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$5,123,329
Career record277-266
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 13 (25 October 2004)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open4R (1999, 2004)
French OpenQF (2002)
Wimbledon3R (2000, 2002)
US Open4R (2000, 2004)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004)
Career record137-130
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 13 (30 April 2007)

Andrei Pavel (born 27 January 1974) is a Romanian tennis coach and former professional tennis player.


Andrei Pavel in 2009 during his last singles match

Andrei began playing tennis at age eight, and moved to Germany at age sixteen.[2] Turned professional in 1995. He won three singles titles, including the ATP Masters Series tournament in Montreal/Toronto in 2001. He also won seven doubles titles, the latest title being the Open Seat Barcelona, in 2007.

Competed for more than 20 years on the ATP Tour.

Reached No. 13 in the FedEx ATP Rankings and won three singles titles, including the 2001 National Bank Open Presented by Rogers. Reached No. 18 in the FedEx ATP Doubles Rankings and won six doubles titles.

Attended five Olympic Games, and played for 20 years on the Romanian Davis Cup team.

Pavel played what John McEnroe considers to be the best first round match at a Grand Slam he has ever seen at the U.S. Open in August 2006, where he lost to Andre Agassi in four sets; 6-7(4), 7-6(8), 7-6(6), 6-2; taking three and half hours. Had Pavel won, it would have been Agassi's last match in a professional tournament.[3]

The Romanian, Andrei Pavel in 2002, while he was about to play a quarter-final at Roland Garros, he jumped into a car and made an express round-trip to Germany to attend the birth of his son. Which equals to 1000 miles in 24h, in the pouring rain with... Àlex Corretja waiting for his return on the Central. Story of an epic journey. "It's a bit odd that these two events overlapped, says the Romanian. But no matter the sporting challenge: I would not have missed the birth of Marius for the world. The whole story with the rain was a godsend for the press, but for me, it didn't really made a difference: I would have gone no matter what."

In 2001 he captured the Masters Series Montreal title.

He played his last singles match in his homeland tournament in Bucharest in 2009 to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay[4] were he also played two more exhibition matches, one facing Goran Ivani?evi?, while in the other he paired up with Ilie N?stase against the Mansour Bahrami / Yannick Noah pair. The week before, he had been the captain of Romania's Davis Cup team.

After 25 years of living in Germany, he moved to the US state of Arizona. Now he lives in Bucharest, Romania.[5]


Currently coaching Nicholas David Ionel, Filip Jianu and Sebastian Gima.

Coached ATP Tour players Horia Tec?u, Benjamin Becker, Marius Copil, the Romanian Davis Cup Team, and worked with Jelena Jankovi?, Tamira Paszek and Simona Halep on the WTA Tour.

2016 Olympic Team Captain (Coach), won silver medal.

Career finals

Singles (3 wins, 6 losses)

Legend (singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (1)
ATP International Series Gold (1)
ATP Tour (1)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Apr 1998 Tokyo, Japan Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black 6-3, 6-4
Loss 1. Apr 1999 Munich, Germany Clay Argentina Franco Squillari 4-6, 3-6
Loss 2. Jun 1999 s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Australia Patrick Rafter 6-3, 6-7(7-9), 4-6
Win 2. May 2000 St. Pölten, Austria Clay Australia Andrew Ilie 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
Win 3. Jul 2001 Montreal, Canada Hard Australia Patrick Rafter 7-6(7-3), 2-6, 6-3
Loss 3. Oct 2003 Paris, France Carpet United Kingdom Tim Henman 2-6, 6-7(6-8), 6-7(2-7)
Loss 4. Apr 2005 Munich, Germany Clay Argentina David Nalbandian 4-6, 1-6
Loss 5. May 2006 Pörtschach, Austria Clay Russia Nikolay Davydenko 0-6, 3-6
Loss 6. Jul 2007 Umag, Croatia Clay Spain Carlos Moyá 4-6, 2-6

Doubles (6 titles, 5 runners-up)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Sep 1998 Bucharest, Romania Clay Romania Gabriel Trifu Romania George Cosac
Romania Dinu Pescariu
7-6(7-2), 7-6(7-4)
Loss 1. Feb 1999 Saint Petersburg, Russia Carpet Netherlands Menno Oosting United States Jeff Tarango
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
6-3, 3-6, 5-7
Loss 2. Jan 2005 Doha, Qatar Hard Russia Mikhail Youzhny Spain Albert Costa
Spain Rafael Nadal
3-6, 6-4, 3-6
Win 2. Jul 2005 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Czech Republic Leo? Friedl Belgium Christophe Rochus
Belgium Olivier Rochus
6-2, 6-7(5-7), 6-0
Loss 3. Sep 2005 Bucharest, Romania Clay Romania Victor H?nescu Argentina José Acasuso
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
3-6, 6-4, 3-6
Win 3. Jan 2006 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Netherlands Rogier Wassen Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Todd Perry
3-6, 7-5, [4-10]
Win 4. May 2006 Munich, Germany Clay Germany Alexander Waske Austria Alexander Peya
Germany Björn Phau
6-4, 6-2
Win 5. Jul 2006 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Czech Republic Ji?í Novák Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli
Switzerland Jean-Claude Scherrer
6-3, 6-1
Loss 4. Feb 2007 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard Germany Alexander Waske Czech Republic Martin Damm
India Leander Paes
3-6, 7-6(7-5), [7-10]
Win 6. Apr 2007 Barcelona, Spain Clay Germany Alexander Waske Spain Rafael Nadal
Spain Bartolomé Salvá Vidal
6-3, 7-6(7-1)
Loss 5. May 2009 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Romania Horia Tec?u Brazil Marcelo Melo
Brazil André Sá
7-6(11-9), 2-6, [7-10]

Singles performance timeline

(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 W - L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A LQ 1R A 4R A 2R 3R 1R 4R 2R 2R LQ 1R 1R 11-10 52
French Open A A A A A A A 2R A 1R 1R 1R QF A 2R 1R 1R LQ A 1R 6-9 40
Wimbledon A A A A LQ A LQ 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R A 2R 2R 2R 2R A 1R 9-11 45
US Open A A A A LQ A 1R 1R 1R 1R 4R 2R 1R A 4R[a] 1R 1R 2R A 1R 8-11 42
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 2-4 0-2 3-4 5-3 2-4 8-4 0-1 8-3 2-4 2-4 2-2 0-1 0-4 34-41 45
Olympic Games
Singles NH 1R Not held 1R Not held 1R Not held 1R Not held A NH N/A
ATP Masters Series 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A A A LQ A 1R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R LQ A A
Miami Masters A A A A A A A A A 3R 3R 4R QF 2R QF 1R 1R LQ A A
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A A 2R LQ 2R 3R A 3R A A 1R A A
Rome Masters A A A A A A A A A A 3R 1R 2R A QF 1R A A A A
Madrid Masters(Stuttgart) A A A A A LQ LQ LQ 2R QF QF 2R 1R LQ 3R 1R A 1R A A
Canada Masters A A A A A A A A A A 2R W 2R A 1R 2R A A A A
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R A 1R 1R A LQ A A
Paris Masters A A A A A 1R A A LQ A 1R 1R 1R F 3R 1R A A A
Hamburg Masters A A A A A A A A A A SF 1R 2R A 3R 1R A LQ A
Year-end ranking 460 548 489 311 408 214 135 118 68 41 27 28 26 69 18 80 113 75 1142 600 NA

a 2004 US Open counts as 3 wins, 0 losses. Roger Federer walkover in round 4, after Pavel withdrew because of a back injury, [6] does not count as a Pavel loss (nor a Federer win).


  1. ^ "Andrei Pavel ?i-a deschis Academie de tenis în SUA".
  2. ^ "Marius Copil on tennisnet's Instagram livestream: "I miss Germany"". TennisNet. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 2022.
  3. ^ "Agassi Survives Three Tie Breakers". NYTimes. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 2022.
  4. ^ "The statistical tribute to Andrei Pavel (1990-2009)". MensTennisForums. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 2022.
  5. ^ "Tenismanul Andrei Pavel a început o via nou? în Gilbert, Arizona". Gandaculdecolorado. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 2022.
  6. ^ "Agassi sets up Federer tie". BBC Sport. September 6, 2004. Retrieved 2012.

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