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Dimitar Kuzmanov

Dimitar Kuzmanov
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Country (sports) Bulgaria
ResidencePlovdiv, Bulgaria
Born (1993-07-28) 28 July 1993 (age 29)
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachStefan Rangelov (1999-),
Valentin Dimov (2019-)
Prize moneyUS$484,386
Singles
Career record15-14 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 162 (15 August 2022)
Current rankingNo. 162 (15 August 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2022)
French OpenQ3 (2022)
WimbledonQ3 (2022)
US OpenQ1 (2021)
Doubles
Career record1-8 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 438 (1 April 2019)
Current rankingNo. 602 (15 August 2022)
Last updated on: 15 August 2022.

Dimitar Kuzmanov (Bulgarian: ? , pronounced [di'mit?r kozm?'n?f] ; nickname: Miko; born 28 July 1993) is a Bulgarian professional tennis player and the current No. 2 Bulgarian in the ATP singles rankings. His highest singles ranking is No. 162 achieved on 15 August 2022, whilst his best doubles ranking is No. 438 achieved on 1 April 2019.[1][2][3]

Early years and personal life

Dimitar Kuzmanov was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, the son of Savko Kuzmanov (an aeronautical engineer) and Dora Rangelova (Bulgaria Fed Cup team's former tennis player and present team captain). His maternal family is entirely related to the sport. Dora's father Zdravko Rangelov, who is one of the founders of tennis in Plovdiv, has been a tennis player and longtime coach in Tennis Club Lokomotiv, whilst her mother has been a volleyball player and coach. Dora's brother, Stefan Rangelov is a former tennis player and present tennis coach. Kuzmanov began playing tennis at age of six when his mother Dora took him to play on courts of Tennis Club Lokomotiv Plovdiv, and Stefan was the man, that gave him a tennis racket and started training. Through the years, Dimitar Kuzmanov has established himself as a player who has won many national and international tournaments, he is a champion of Bulgaria in different age groups and participant in Bulgaria national tennis teams, including Davis Cup team.[4] [5]

Junior career

2005-2007: Tennis Europe Junior Tour

Dimitar Kuzmanov joined the Tennis Europe Junior Tour competition in 2005. During this period he played very successfully, achieving a record of 57-16 W/L (MD only) and No. 1 in Tennis Europe Junior Ranking (see below). He won 5 (singles) titles: Dema Cup U12 - Sofia and Haskovo Cup U16 - Haskovo, in Bulgaria; Novi Sad Open Raiffeisen Cup U16 - Novi Sad, Serbia; 45th Torneo del Avvenire U16 - Milan and 5th Edizione Torneo Int. U16 Memorial Tato Serina - Crema in Italy and 2 (doubles) titles: Dema Cup U12 - Sofia, Bulgaria and ''Novi Sad open Raiffeisen Cup U16 - Novi Sad, Serbia.

D. Kuzmanov at Tennis Europe Junior Tour

In addition, Kuzmanov played final of the tournaments: BBB Cup U14 - Sofia, Bulgaria; Trofeo Ajuntament De Torello U16 - Torello, Spain; 6th Citta di Montecatini U16 - Montecatini, Italy; Le Pont des Generations U16 - Le Pont, France; Bergant Memorial 2008 U16 - Maribor, Slovenia and semi-final of the tournaments: Bankia Cup U14 - Bankia, Bulgaria; Citta di Pescara U14 - Pescara, Italy; Tennis Jungsten Cup U14 - Koln, Germany; Raiffeisen Jason Cup U16 - Novi Sad, Serbia; Galeja Open Raiffeisen Cup U16 - Maribor, Slovenia and Mondial Paris Cadets Trophee Lagardere U16 - Paris, France.

In 2007 Kuzmanov played semi-final at East European Tennis Championship U14 - Tallinn, Estonia.

Because of his performance in the tournament, he was invited in ITF U14 & U16 Development Programme, that supported him from 2007 to 2009. As a result, 2009 became most successful year of this period (see below).[6]

2008-2011: ITF Junior Tennis

Kuzmanov started playing in ITF Junior Circuit in 2008 and even in his third participation in tournaments of this level he reached to a final - it happened at Dema Cup U18 - Sofia, Bulgaria, where he lost in a very competitive match. During the period 2008 - 2011 he made a record of 53-24 W/L in singles matches and 17-18 W/L in doubles matches in the main draw only.[7] His most significant achievements are reaching to a final singles match at 2011 European Junior Championships U18 - Klosters, Switzerland and semi-final doubles match at 2011 Roland Garros Junior Championships U18 - Paris, France, as well as winning 2 singles titles at Plovdiv Cup U18 - Plovdiv and Kenana CUP U18 - Haskovo in Bulgaria.[7] In addition, Kuzmanov played 4 singles finals: 12th Serbia Junior Open U18 - Novi Sad, Serbia; Plovdiv Cup U18 - Plovdiv, Bulgaria; 33rd Profstav Slovakia Cup U18 - 2011 - Piestani, Slovakia; Dema Cup U18 - Sofia, Bulgaria and 2 doubles finals: Plovdiv Cup U18 - Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Copa Milo-ChileDeportes 2010 U18 - Santiago, Chile as well as 1 singles semi-final: 23rd Czech International Junior Indoor Championships U18 - Prerov, Czech Republic.[7]

Professional career

2009-2010: Professional debut

Dimitar Kuzmanov made his professional debut at Bulgaria F2 ITF Futures Tournament - at age of 15 years and 9 months. Late in season, he played 2 more ITF Futures tournaments and won his first ATP ranking points. He continued to play tournaments at Tennis Europe and ITF Junior level and this year is definitely one of his most successful years as a junior player. Kuzmanov rose to No. 1 for Boys U16 in Tennis Europe Ranking (26 June 2009)[8] and was honored as "Player of the Tennis Europe Junior for Boys U16 - 2009" [9] becoming the first Bulgarian in the history who had won this prestigious award for this age group. He finished the year as No. 1 in Tennis Europe Ranking.[6][8][10]

He continued to play ITF Junior Circuit and ITF Futures tournaments. He won the Academic Tennis tournament, organised by Bulgarian Tennis Federation.[11]

2011: Davis Cup and top 1000 debut

2nd place - Kuzmanov at 2011 European Tennis Junior Championship

The last year of playing ITF Junior Circuit tournaments was the most successful at this level. Kuzmanov became European vice-champion at 2011 European Junior Championships for Boys U18 - Klosters, Switzerland[12][13] and played doubles semifinal (Partnering with Miki Jamkovic, SRB) at 2011 ITF Roland Garos Junior Championships - Paris, France.[14] He raised his ATP ranking up to position No. 898 at the year end.

2011 is important as it is the year of Dimitar Kuzmanov's first participation at Davis Cup Event (vs. Belarus and later vs. Cyprus).[5]

2012: First doubles ITF title

He won his first doubles title at ITF Futures F10 Tournament - Antalya, Turkey, partnering compatriot Tihomir Grozdanov. Late during the season, he played few singles and doubles finals and semi-finals at ITF Futures tournaments. As a Davis Cup player he played vs. Albania, Georgia and Macedonia.[5]

2013: First singles ITF title, top 500 debut

D. Kuzmanov - 1st ITF Title

First singles title at Greece F5 ITF Futures Tournament (vs. Andrew Whittington (AUS) 6-1 6-2).

Late during the season, he won one more singles title at Greece F15 ITF Futures Tournament (vs. Torsten Wietoska (GER) 6-1 6-2) and played few singles and doubles finals and semi finals at ITF Futures tournaments.

First participation in the qualifying draw singles (QDS) at ATP Challenger Tour - Petange Challenger, Luxembourg.[15] As a Davis Cup player he played vs. Finland and Estonia.[5]

2014

First participation in the main draw singles (MDS) at ATP Challenger Tour - Istanbul Challenger, Turkey. Late during the season, he won 4 singles titles and 1 doubles title, played few singles and doubles finals and semi-finals at ITF Futures tournaments.

2015

D. Kuzmanov at Sibiu Open Challenger

In 2015 Kuzmanov continued to play ITF Futures tournaments and reached 8 singles finals, winning 5 titles and 4 doubles finals, winning 3 titles, as well as he played 2 singles and 2 doubles semi-finals. Late during the season, he made his debut in QDS at ATP World Tour 250 tournament Istanbul Open and reached the quarterfinals of the ATP Challenger Sibiu Open in Romania. As a Davis Cup player he played vs. Latvia, Luxembourg and Hungary.[5]

2016

D. Kuzmanov at Sofia Open 2016

Kuzmanov received a wild card for ATP World Tour 250 tournament Sofia Open[16] and made his ATP main draw debut, losing in three sets by the world No. 96 Ri?ardas Berankis.[17] Partnering with compatriot Alexander Lazov he played vs. future tournament champions Matwe Middelkoop and Wesley Koolhof, losing in three sets.[18] Late during the season, he played five singles finals, one doubles final, one singles and one doubles semi-finals at ITF Futures level, as well as QF at ATP Challenger Tour Marburg Open, Germany. As a Davis Cup player Kuzmanov played vs. Turkey and was nominated to play vs. Tunisia, but he didn't play because of trauma.[5]

2017

In this year Kuzmanov continued to play ITF Futures tournaments and won singles title No. 12 and Doubles title No. 6. In addition during the season, he reached 1 singles and 1 doubles finals and 4 singles and 4 doubles semi-finals at this level tournaments. In February he participated at ATP World Tour 250 tournament 2017 Sofia Open. In a MDS first round match he lost 4-6/3-6 by the world No. 57 Robin Haase (NED). Partnering with compatriot Alexander Lazov he played in the main draw doubles (MDD) and won 6-4/6-7(9)/10-7 vs. Ariel Behar and Andrei Vasilevski. In a quarter final match vs. Alexander Peya and Mate Pavic they lost 2-6/4-6. Closing the season Kuzmanov participated in 1 ITF Futures tournament and 4 ATP Challenger Tour events in South America achieving 18 wins in 22 matches. His most successful participation in the tour is at Lima Challenger Event - QF in MDS losing by the world No. 108 Marco Cecchinato (ITA) 6-7(3)/3-6. Before that, however, he managed to record his first victory over a top 100 player - this happens in the match against Roberto Carballes Baena (ESP). It is very successful and the participation at Santiago 2 Challenger Event - partnering with Gonçalo Oliveira (POR) he reached QF in MDD, losing 1-6/3-6/ by the Brazilian players Guilherme Clezar and Fabricio Neis. As a Davis Cup player Kuzmanov played vs. Armenia, Greece and Ireland winning all his own single matches.[5]

2018-2019: Fifth Sofia Open wildcard

Dimitar Kuzmanov started the year in a remarkable way - he participated in January and February in 4 ITF Futures tournaments winning two of them, and the other two playing the final with 18 victories and only 2 losses. In addition, between these tournaments he participated at ATP 250 2018 Sofia Open tournament as a wildcard and lost his MDS first round match 6-7(6)/1-6 by the world No. 68 Joao Sousa (POR). Partnering with compatriot Vasko Mladenov he played in MDD and lost 4-6/4-6 by Scott Lipsky (USA) and Divij Sharan (IND).

He participated in the 2019 Sofia Open for the fifth time as a wildcard where he also lost in the first round to Robin Haase in straight sets.

2020-2021: First ATP wins, Maiden Challenger title, Grand Slam qualifications events debut, Top 200 debut

Kuzmanov participated in the inaugural 2020 ATP Cup as the No. 2 player from Bulgaria, where he recorded his first and second ATP match wins against the No. 2 players from Belgium Steve Darcis and from Moldova Alexander Cozbinov.[19]

In March 2021, Kuzmanov reached his first ATP Challenger final at the Zadar Open in Croatia which he lost 6-2/2-6/6-7(5) to Serbian Nikola Milojevic. A week later, in April, he followed with a quarterfinal showing at the Open de Oeiras Challenger. Thanks to these great results, he reached his best singles ranking of World No. 237 in singles.

Kuzmanov made his Grand Slam debut at the 2021 French Open as a qualifier in singles where he lost to No. 12 seeded Bolivian Hugo Dellien in three sets. He also entered the qualifications at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships for the first time in his career where he also lost to Marius Copil in straight sets. He lost in the first round of qualifications to Copil again at the 2021 US Open.

Kuzmanov received a wildcard at the 2021 Sofia Open for the sixth year in a row. He defeated Lorenzo Musetti in a tight three set match over 3 hours to finally record his first win at his home tournament. Kuzmanov became the second Bulgarian to win a match in the main draw in Sofia after Grigor Dimitrov, who won the tournament title in 2017.[20][21][22] As a result, he reached a new career-high ranking of No. 218 on 4 October 2021.

In the following week Kuzmanov made another strong showing at the 2021 Sánchez-Casal Cup in Barcelona, where he won his maiden ATP Challenger title, becoming just the fifth Bulgarian champion in ATP Challenger Tour's history.[23] Dimitar didn't lose a set against former World No. 5 Tommy Robredo, 4th seed Damir Dzumhur, Teymuraz Gabashvili and 2nd seed Alex Molcan[24] en route to the final, in which he beat the top seed Hugo Gaston 6-3 6-0. As a result, he reached a new career-high ranking of No. 189 on 18 October 2021 breaking into the top 200 for the first time.

2022: First Grand Slam qualification win

After losing in the first qualifying round in his first three Grand Slam appearances in 2021, Kuzmanov recorded his maiden win at that level at the 2022 Australian Open. The Bulgarian advanced to the second round of qualifying after a 4-6 6-3 7-6(5) win over Daniel Masur before bowing out to Tobias Kamke in the next round.

In February, Kuzmanov defeated the 2nd and 3rd seeds Hugo Grenier and Enzo Couacaud at the Bengaluru Open on the way to his third ATP Challenger final, where he lost in straight sets 4-6 4-6 to top seed Aleksandar Vukic.

In May he reached the third round of qualifying at the 2022 French Open defeating Flavio Cobolli in three sets, getting one step closer to the main draw.[25] He lost to Santiago Rodriguez Taverna in the third round of qualifying.[26]

Kuzmanov repeated his success at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, where he once again reached the third round of qualifying, but ultimately couldn't make the step further to his maiden main draw appearance, losing out in four sets to Enzo Couacaud.

Coaching

Kuzmanov first and main coach is his uncle Stefan Rangelov. Kuzmanov is also being trained by former tennis player Valentin Dimov[27][28][29] and by Bulgaria Fed Cup team's former tennis player and present captain, his mother Dora Rangelova.

Year-end ATP ranking

Year[2] 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Singles 1353 1126 893 547 463 419 291 433 384 329 423 295 184
Doubles 1220 - - 871 1363 1010 453 1231 489 442 2123 1162 689T

Challenger and Futures/World Tennis Tour Finals

Singles: 40 (21-19)

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (1-2)
ITF Futures/World Tennis Tour (20-17)
Titles by surface
Hard (13-9)
Clay (8-10)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 2012 Turkey F32, Izmir Futures Clay Italy Alberto Brizzi 6-7(3-7), 1-6
Win 1-1 May 2013 Greece F5, Heraklion Futures Hard Australia Andrew Whittington 6-1, 6-2
Loss 1-2 Aug 2013 Serbia F9, Novi Sad Futures Clay Spain Carlos Gómez-Herrera 6-3, 1-6, 2-6
Win 2-2 Oct 2013 Greece F15, Heraklion Futures Hard Germany Torsten Wietoska 6-1, 6-2
Win 3-2 Jun 2014 Bulgaria F1, Burgas Futures Clay Colombia Juan Sebastián Gómez 6-4, 6-3
Win 4-2 Aug 2014 Turkey F28, Antalya Futures Hard France Yannick Jankovits 6-1, 6-1
Win 5-2 Aug 2014 Turkey F29, Antalya Futures Hard Turkey Cem ?lkel 6-1, 6-3
Win 6-2 Oct 2014 Turkey F35, Antalya Futures Hard Russia Andrei Plotniy 6-1, 6-0
Loss 6-3 Feb 2015 Turkey F6, Antalya Futures Hard Netherlands Miliaan Niesten 2-6, 3-6
Win 7-3 Feb 2015 Turkey F7, Antalya Futures Hard Germany Marc Sieber 7-5, 6-3
Win 8-3 Mar 2015 Turkey F12, Antalya Futures Hard Serbia Miki Jankovi? 2-6, 6-0, 6-3
Loss 8-4 Jun 2015 Bulgaria F2, Burgas Futures Clay Japan Yasutaka Uchiyama 7-5, 4-6, 2-6
Win 9-4 Aug 2015 Tunisia F19, El Kantaoui Futures Hard Russia Ivan Nedelko w/o
Win 10-4 Aug 2015 Tunisia F20, El Kantaoui Futures Hard Spain David Pérez Sanz 6-4, 6-3
Win 11-4 Oct 2015 Turkey F42, Antalya Futures Hard Croatia Mate Deli? 0-6, 7-6(10-8), 6-1
Loss 11-5 Dec 2015 Turkey F48, Antalya Futures Clay Spain Pere Riba 2-6, 6-3, 6-7(3-7)
Loss 11-6 Feb 2016 Turkey F7, Antalya Futures Hard South Korea Hong Seong-chan 4-6, 3-6
Loss 11-7 Feb 2016 Turkey F8, Antalya Futures Hard Russia Roman Safiullin 6-3, 5-7, 5-7
Loss 11-8 May 2016 Turkey F20, Antalya Futures Hard Belgium Christopher Heyman 6-3, 3-6, 4-6
Loss 11-9 Jun 2016 Bulgaria F4, Plovdiv Futures Clay Spain Pedro Martínez 6-7(5-7), 2-6
Loss 11-10 Oct 2016 Turkey F43, Antalya Futures Hard Netherlands Tallon Griekspoor 4-6, 4-6
Loss 11-11 May 2017 Bulgaria F1, Sozopol Futures Hard France Albano Olivetti 4-6, 6-7(5-7)
Win 12-11 Jun 2017 Turkey F24, Istanbul Futures Clay Germany Marc Sieber 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
Loss 12-12 Oct 2017 Turkey F38, Antalya Futures Clay Kazakhstan Dmitry Popko 5-7, 6-3, 3-6
Loss 12-13 Jan 2018 Turkey F2, Antalya Futures Hard Belgium Zizou Bergs 3-6, 4-6
Win 13-13 Jan 2018 Turkey F3, Antalya Futures Hard Croatia Mate Deli? 6-3, 6-4
Loss 13-14 Feb 2018 Turkey F7, Antalya Futures Hard Hungary Attila Balázs 1-6, 3-6
Win 14-14 Mar 2018 Turkey F8, Antalya Futures Hard Italy Flavio Cipolla 6-3, 6-0
Win 15-14 Jun 2018 Germany F4, Kaltenkirchen Futures Clay Germany Marvin Möller 6-2, 6-3
Win 16-14 Jul 2018 Germany F5, Kamen Futures Clay United States Sekou Bangoura 6-1, 7-5
Win 17-14 Aug 2018 Poland F8, Poznan Futures Clay Netherlands Gijs Brouwer 6-4, 6-1
Loss 17-15 Oct 2018 Italy F33, Santa Margherita Di Pula Futures Clay Italy Raúl Brancaccio 4-6, 4-6
Win 18-15 May 2019 M15 Antalya, Turkey World Tennis Tour Clay Ukraine Oleg Prihodko 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Win 19-15 Nov 2019 M15 Antalya, Turkey World Tennis Tour Clay Argentina Hernán Casanova 6-4, 2-6, 6-1
Win 20-15 Dec 2019 M15 Doha, Qatar World Tennis Tour Hard Ukraine Danylo Kalenichenko 6-0, 6-4
Loss 20-16 Aug 2020 M25 Vogau, Austria World Tennis Tour Clay France Manuel Guinard 3-6, 3-6
Loss 20-17 Aug 2020 M25 Poznan, Poland World Tennis Tour Clay Poland Kacper ?uk 6-7(6-8), 1-6
Loss 20-18 Mar 2021 Zadar, Croatia Challenger Clay Serbia Nikola Milojevi? 6-2, 2-6, 6-7(5-7)
Win 21-18 Oct 2021 Barcelona, Spain Challenger Clay France Hugo Gaston 6-3, 6-0
Loss 21-19 Feb 2022 Bengaluru, India Challenger Hard Australia Aleksandar Vukic 4-6, 4-6

Doubles: 11 (6-5)

Legend (doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0-0)
ITF Futures/World Tennis Tour (6-5)
Titles by surface
Hard (4-3)
Clay (2-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 2009 Bulgaria F7, Dobrich Futures Clay Bulgaria Tzvetan Mihov Spain Carlos Calderón-Rodríguez
Spain Gerard Granollers
7-6(7-1), 3-6, [3-10]
Win 1-1 Mar 2012 Turkey F10, Antalya Futures Clay Bulgaria Tihomir Grozdanov Serbia Ivan Bjelica
Serbia Arsenije Zlatanovi?
6-3, 6-3
Loss 1-2 May 2012 Bulgaria F1, Varna Futures Clay Bulgaria Valentin Dimov Ukraine Aleksandr Nedovyesov
Ukraine Ivan Sergeyev
1-6, 1-6
Win 2-2 May 2014 Turkey F16, Antalya Futures Hard Venezuela Ricardo Rodríguez France Hugo Grenier
India Ramkumar Ramanathan
w/o
Loss 2-3 Oct 2014 Turkey F35, Antalya Futures Hard Turkey Tuna Altuna Japan Takashi Saito
Japan Kaichi Uchida
5-7, 3-6
Win 3-3 Feb 2015 Turkey F5, Antalya Futures Hard Venezuela Ricardo Rodríguez Israel Dekel Bar
Mexico Lucas Gómez
2-6, 6-3, [10-8]
Win 4-3 Mar 2015 Turkey F11, Antalya Futures Hard Venezuela Ricardo Rodríguez Spain Marc Fornell
Spain Marco Neubau
6-4, 6-1
Loss 4-4 Aug 2015 Tunisia F19, El Kantaoui Futures Hard Spain David Pérez Sanz Germany Milen Ianakiev
Peru Alexander Merino
5-7, 6-1, [5-10]
Win 5-4 Aug 2015 Tunisia F20, El Kantaoui Futures Hard Spain David Pérez Sanz United States Jordan Dyke
Argentina Eduardo Agustin Torre
6-3, 6-7(3-7), [10-7]
Loss 5-5 Oct 2016 Turkey F43, Antalya Futures Hard Bulgaria Alexandar Lazov Ukraine Vadim Ursu
Ukraine Volodymyr Uzhylovskyi
0-6, 1-6
Win 6-5 Jul 2017 Turkey F25, Istanbul Futures Clay Serbia Miki Jankovi? Serbia Nikola ?a?i?
Bulgaria Vasko Mladenov
6-4, 2-6, [11-9]

National participation

Davis Cup (23 wins, 10 losses)

D. KUZMANOV at Davis Cup Event - LUX vs BUL 17.07.2015

Dimitar Kuzmanov debuted for the Bulgaria Davis Cup team in 2011. Since then he has 16 nominations with 22 ties played, his singles W/L record is 21-6 and doubles W/L record is 2-4 (23-10 overall).[5]

Group membership
World Group (0-0)
WG Play-off (0-0)
Group I (0-0)
Group II (11-8)
Group III (12-2)
Group IV (0-0)
Matches by surface
Hard (11-8)
Clay (12-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Matches by type
Singles (21-6)
Doubles (2-4)
Rubber result No. Rubber Match type (partner if any) Opponent nation Opponent player(s) Score
Decrease1-4; 4-6 March 2011; Republic Olympic Training Center for Tennis, Minsk, Belarus; Group II Europe/Africa First Round; Hard (i) surface
Defeat 1 III Doubles (with Valentin Dimov) Belarus Belarus Uladzimir Ignatik / Max Mirnyi 2-6, 4-6, 4-6
Defeat 2 V Singles Aliaksandr Bury 2-6, 3-6
Decrease2-3; 8-10 July; Tennis Hall Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria; Group II Europe/Africa Relegation Play-Off; Hard (i) surface
Victory 3 V Singles Cyprus Cyprus Christopher Koutrouzas 6-2, 6-1
Increase3-0; 2 May 2012; Bulgarian National Tennis Centre "Carlsberg", Sofia, Bulgaria; Group III Europe Round Robin; Clay surface
Victory 4 I Singles Albania Albania Rei Pelushi 6-1, 6-0
Increase3-0; 4 May 2012; Bulgarian National Tennis Centre "Carlsberg", Sofia, Bulgaria; Group III Europe Round Robin; Clay surface
Victory 5 I Singles Georgia (country) Georgia Aleksandre Metreveli 6-3, 6-2
Increase3-0; 5 May 2012; Bulgarian National Tennis Centre "Carlsberg", Sofia, Bulgaria; Group III Europe Promotional Play-Off; Clay surface
Victory 6 I Singles North Macedonia Macedonia Shendrit Deari 1-6, 6-2, 7-5
Decrease2-3; 1-3 February 2013; Tennis Hall Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria; Group II Europe/Africa First Round; Hard (i) surface
Defeat 7 III Doubles (with Grigor Dimitrov) Finland Finland Harri Heliövaara / Henri Kontinen 5-7, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6
Increase3-0; 5-7 April 2013; TC Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Group II Europe/Africa Relegation Play-Off; Clay surface
Victory 8 II Singles Estonia Estonia Markus Kerner 6-2, 6-1, 6-2
Increase4-1; 6-8 March 2015; Tenisa Centrs Lielupe, J?rmala, Latvia; Group II Europe/Africa First Round; Hard (i) surface
Victory 9 II Singles Latvia Latvia J?nis Pod?us 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 12-10
Victory 10 IV Singles M?rti Pod?us 7-6(8-6), 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
Increase5-0; 17-19 July 2015; Tennis Club Howald, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; Group II Europe/Africa Quarterfinal; Clay surface
Victory 11 I Singles Luxembourg Luxembourg Ugo Nastasi 6-3, 6-3, 6-1
Decrease2-3; 18-20 September 2015; Bulgarian National Tennis Center, Sofia, Bulgaria; Group II Europe/Africa Semifinal; Clay surface
Defeat 12 II Singles Hungary Hungary Márton Fucsovics 3-6, 1-6, 1-6
Victory 13 V Singles Gábor Borsos 6-2, 6-7(2-7), 6-2
Decrease2-3; 4-6 March 2016; Ankara Tenis Kulübü, Ankara, Turkey; Group II Europe/Africa First Round; Hard (i) surface
Defeat 14 I Singles Turkey Turkey Cem ?lkel 6-7(4-7), 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, 5-7
Defeat 15 IV Singles Marsel ?lhan 6-4, 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 0-6
Increase3-0; 6 April 2017; Holiday Village Santa Marina, Sozopol, Bulgaria; Group III Europe Round Robin; Hard surface
Victory 16 I Singles Armenia Armenia Mikayel Khachatryan 6-3, 7-6(7-0)
Increase3-0; 7 April 2017; Holiday Village Santa Marina, Sozopol, Bulgaria; Group III Europe Round Robin; Hard surface
Victory 17 I Singles Greece Greece Charalampos Kapogiannis 6-7(6-8), 6-2, 6-4
Decrease1-2; 8 April 2017; Holiday Village Santa Marina, Sozopol, Bulgaria; Group III Europe Promotional Play-Off; Hard surface
Victory 18 I Singles Republic of Ireland Ireland Sam Barry 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(8-6)
Defeat 19 III Doubles (with Alexandar Lazov) Sam Barry / David O'Hare 1-6, 6-7(6-8)
Increase3-0; 4 April 2018; Tennis Club Lokomotiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Group III Europe Round Robin; Clay surface
Victory 20 II Singles Albania Albania Elbi Mjeshtri 6-0, 6-0
Victory 21 III Doubles (with Vasko Mladenov) Elbi Mjeshtri / Genajd Shypheja 6-0, 6-0
Increase3-0; 5 April 2018; Tennis Club Lokomotiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Group III Europe Round Robin; Clay surface
Victory 22 II Singles Iceland Iceland Anton Magnússon 6-1, 6-1
Victory 23 III Doubles (with Vasko Mladenov) Birkir Gunnarsson / Egill Sigurðsson 6-2, 6-1
Increase3-0; 6 April 2018; Tennis Club Lokomotiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Group III Europe Round Robin; Clay surface
Victory 24 II Singles North Macedonia Macedonia Dimitar Grabul 6-2, 6-2
Decrease1-2; 7 April 2018; Tennis Club Lokomotiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Group III Europe Promotional Play-Off; Clay surface
Victory 25 II Singles Monaco Monaco Lucas Catarina 6-2, 6-1
Defeat 26 III Doubles (with Vasko Mladenov) Romain Arneodo / Benjamin Balleret 4-6, 3-6
Decrease1-4; 13-14 September 2019; Kelvin Grove Club, Cape Town, South Africa; Group II Europe/Africa First Round; Hard surface
Victory 27 II Singles South Africa South Africa Ruan Roelofse 7-5, 7-5
Defeat 28 IV Singles Lloyd Harris 3-6, 6-7(3-7)
Increase4-1; 6-7 March 2020; Costa Rica Country Club, San José, Costa Rica; World Group II Play-Off; Hard surface
Victory 29 I Singles Costa Rica Costa Rica Julián Saborío 6-4, 6-2
Victory 30 IV Singles Jesse Flores 6-4, 6-3
Decrease1-3; 5-6 March 2021; Sport Hall Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria; World Group II; Hard (i)surface
Victory 31 I Singles Mexico Mexico Luis Patiño 6-1, 6-1
Defeat 32 IV Singles Gerardo López Villaseñor 6-7(6-8), 6-4, 6-7(5-7)
Increase3-1; 4-5 March 2022; Sport Hall Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria; World Group II Play-Off; Hard (i) surface
Victory 33 I Singles Paraguay Paraguay Hernando José Escurra Isnardi 7-6(7-5), 6-0

ATP Cup (2 wins, 1 loss)

Matches by type
Singles (2-1)
Doubles (0-0)
Result No. Rubber Match type (partner if any) Opponent nation Opponent player(s) Score
Increase2-1; 3 January 2020; Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney, Australia; Group stage; Hard surface
Defeat 1 I Singles United Kingdom Great Britain Cameron Norrie 2-6, 6-3, 2-6
Increase2-1; 5 January 2020; Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney, Australia; Group stage; Hard surface
Victory 2 I Singles Moldova Moldova Alexander Cozbinov 6-1, 7-5
Decrease1-2; 7 January 2020; Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney, Australia; Group stage; Hard surface
Victory 3 I Singles Belgium Belgium Steve Darcis 6-0, 6-3

Individual awards

D. Kuzmanov awarded by D. Berbatov Foundation
  • ,,Young sport talent of Plovdiv for 2006" by Plovdiv Municipality
  • ,,Tennis Player of the Year 2009 of Europe for Boys U16" - Tennis Europe Junior Tour powered by Polar[9]
  • ,,Best sportsman for 2009" by PSS Lokomotiv Plovdiv
  • ,,The Best Progressing Young Tennis Player of the Year 2009" by Bulgarian Tennis Federation[30]
  • ,,Sportsman No8 of Best 10 sportsmen of Plovdiv for 2009" by Plovdiv Municipality
  • ,,Young tennis talent for 2010" by Bulgarian Tennis Federation[31]
  • ,,Best young tennis player of Bulgaria for 2011" by Bulgarian Tennis Federation[32]
  • ,,Young talent of Bulgaria for 2011 - Sport category" by "Dimitar Berbatov" Foundation[33]
  • ,,Sportsman No3 of Best 10 young sportsmen of Bulgaria for 2011" by ViaSport[34]
  • ,,Sportsman No8 of Best 10 sportsmen of Plovdiv Municipality for 2011" by Plovdiv Municipality
  • ,,Sportsman No8 of Best 10 sportsmen of Plovdiv Municipality for 2013" by Plovdiv Municipality
  • ,,Sportsman No9 of Best 10 sportsmen of Plovdiv Municipality for 2017" by Plovdiv Municipality
  • ,,Sportsman No4 of Best 10 sportsmen of Plovdiv Municipality for 2018" by Plovdiv Municipality

References

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  14. ^ "Roland Garros Junior Championships 2011 Tournament | ITF".
  15. ^ "Petange Challenger 2013 Tennis Tournament | ITF".
  16. ^ "? ? - Sofia Open".
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  18. ^ "? ? - Sofia Open".
  19. ^ "ATP Cup: Grigor Dimitrov Delivers! Bulgaria Beats Moldova in Sydney | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  20. ^ "Kuzmanov came back and recorded his maiden victory at Sofia Open - Sofia Open". 28 September 2021.
  21. ^ "Home Goods: Kuzmanov Surprises Musetti in Sofia - Tennis Now".
  22. ^ "? ? ? ? ? - TennisKafe". 28 September 2021.
  23. ^ "Twitter".
  24. ^ "Kuzmanov, Gaston Seek Maiden Challenger Crown at Emilio Sanchez Academy - Tennis TourTalk". 9 October 2021.
  25. ^ "? ".
  26. ^ "#NextGenATP Italian Giulio Zeppieri Seals Roland Garros Qualification | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  27. ^ Kuzmanov coach Valentin Dimov
  28. ^ Kuzmanov coaching team
  29. ^ Valentin Dimov za Miko Kuzmanov
  30. ^ " - ". bgtennis.bg. Retrieved 2019.
  31. ^ " - ". bgtennis.bg. Retrieved 2019.
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  33. ^ " ? ? ? - ? ". tennis24.bg. Retrieved 2019.
  34. ^ "? ? 3 - ?". tennis24.bg. Retrieved 2019.

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