Denis Golovanov
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Denis Golovanov
Denis Golovanov
Country (sports)Russia Russia
Born (1979-03-27) 27 March 1979 (age 43)
Sochi, Russia
Height188 m (616 ft 9+12 in)
Turned pro1998
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$223,998
Singles
Career record0-5
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 152 (10 Jun 2002)
Grand Slam singles results
Wimbledon1R (2002)
Doubles
Career record10-11
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 104 (23 Sep 2002)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (2002)
US Open1R (2002)

Denis Yuryevich Golovanov (Russian: ?; born 27 March 1979) is a former professional tennis player from Russia.[1] In 2002, he won the Hull challenger event, defeating future top 20 players David Ferrer and Ivo Karlovic in the first two rounds.

Career

Golovanov failed to make it through qualifying for the 2002 Wimbledon Championships but was given entry into the main draw as a lucky loser, after British wild card James Auckland withdrew with an injury. He faced fellow lucky loser George Bastl in the first round. Bastl, who went on to upset Pete Sampras, defeated Golovanov in straight sets.[2]

The Russian would never win a singles match on the ATP Tour.[2] One of his losses was to Roger Federer at the 2002 Kremlin Cup.[2]

Golovanov did however have some success as a doubles player, with the highlight of his career coming in 2001, when he and Yevgeny Kafelnikov won the St. Petersburg Open.[2] The wild card pairing benefiting from a walkover in the quarter-finals, with top seeds Jiri Novak and David Rikl withdrawing.[2]

He was also a doubles semi-finalist twice, both times partnering his childhood friend Marat Safin, in the 2000 Kremlin Cup and 2002 President's Cup.[2] Safin would later hire Golovanov as his coach.[3]

ATP career finals

Doubles: 1 (1-0)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Oct 2001 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Georgia (country) Irakli Labadze
Russia Marat Safin
7-5, 6-4

Challenger titles

Singles: (1)

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 2002 Hull, Great Britain Carpet United Kingdom Arvind Parmar 6-4, 3-1 RET

Doubles: (2)

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 2001 Andorra Hard Finland Tuomas Ketola Spain Julian Alonso
Spain Jairo Velasco, Jr.
6-3, 6-4
2. 2001 Samarkand, Uzbekistan Clay Russia Vadim Kutsenko Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov
Uzbekistan Dmitri Tomashevich
6-1, 4-6, 6-4

References


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