Ilia Kushev
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Ilia Kushev

Ilia Kushev
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Kushev tennis.jpg
Country (sports) Bulgaria
ResidenceSofia, Bulgaria
Born (1980-12-13) 13 December 1980 (age 41)
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Turned pro2000
Retired2008
PlaysRight-handed
Prize moneyUS$ 31,495
Singles
Career record3-5 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
0 Challengers, 1 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 285 (16 August 2004)
Doubles
Career record4-4 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
1 Challengers, 4 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 234 (17 January 2011)
Last updated on: 30 January 2021.

Ilia Kushev (sometimes also transliterated as Iliya Kushev) (Bulgarian: ? , born 13 December 1980) is a former professional tennis player from Bulgaria. He has frequently played for Bulgaria at the Davis Cup. On 16 August 2004, he reached his highest ATP singles ranking of 285 whilst his best doubles ranking was 234 on 16 August 2004.[1][2][3]

In 2006, Kushev married Vesela Tomova, a tennis coach.

Year-end rankings

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Singles - 706 696 392 401 451 520 710 -
Doubles 1009 697 610 365 391 454 728 923 1351

Challenger and Futures Finals

Singles: 9 (1-8)

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0-0)
ITF Futures (1-8)
Titles by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (1-7)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Jun 2001 Macedonia F1, Skopje Futures Clay Romania Artemon Apostu-Efremov 6-3, 7-6(9-7)
Loss 1-1 Oct 2003 Greece F4, Thessaloniki Futures Clay Greece Konstantinos Economidis 6-2, 4-6, 1-6
Loss 1-2 Jun 2004 Serbia and Montenegro F3, Belgrade Futures Clay Slovakia Franti?ek Polyak 4-6, 3-6
Loss 1-3 Dec 2004 Qatar F3, Doha Futures Hard Austria Zbynek Mlynarik 6-4, 1-6, 3-6
Loss 1-4 Jun 2005 Serbia and Montenegro F1, Belgrade Futures Clay Serbia and Montenegro Ilija Bozoljac 4-6, 6-4, 0-6
Loss 1-5 Jun 2006 Macedonia F2, Skopje Futures Clay Bulgaria Ivaylo Traykov 6-7(4-7), 7-6(7-3), 5-7
Loss 1-6 Jul 2006 Serbia and Montenegro F2, Belgrade Futures Clay North Macedonia Predrag Rusevski 4-6, 1-6
Loss 1-7 Aug 2006 Serbia and Montenegro F4, Novi Sad Futures Clay Serbia and Montenegro Dejan Kati? 0-6, 3-6
Loss 1-8 May 2007 Bulgaria F1, Sofia Futures Clay Belgium Maxime Authom 4-6, 5-7

Doubles: 13 (5-8)

Legend (doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (1-2)
ITF Futures (4-6)
Titles by surface
Hard (0-2)
Clay (5-5)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-1)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 2002 Sofia, Bulgaria Challenger Clay Austria Luben Pampoulov Germany Christopher Kas
Austria Oliver Marach
6-7(4-7), 7-6(9-7), 2-6
Win 1-1 Sep 2003 Sofia, Bulgaria Challenger Clay Austria Luben Pampoulov Bulgaria Todor Enev
Bulgaria Dimo Tolev
6-3, 6-1
Loss 1-2 Oct 2003 Cyprus F1, Nicosia Futures Clay Bulgaria Yordan Kanev Greece Elefterios Alexiou
Greece Alexandros Jakupovic
3-6, 3-6
Win 2-2 Jun 2004 Serbia and Montenegro F3, Belgrade Futures Clay Bulgaria Yordan Kanev Serbia and Montenegro Nikola ?iri?
Serbia and Montenegro Goran To?i?
6-7(8-10), 7-6(7-4), 6-0
Loss 2-3 Dec 2004 Qatar F4, Doha Futures Hard Bulgaria Yordan Kanev Russia Artem Sitak
Russia Dmitri Sitak
6-7(5-7), 0-6
Loss 2-4 Dec 2004 Qatar F5, Doha Futures Hard Bulgaria Yordan Kanev Russia Artem Sitak
Russia Dmitri Sitak
w/o
Loss 2-5 Aug 2005 Timi?oara, Romania Challenger Clay Bulgaria Radoslav Lukaev Romania Ionu? Moldovan
Romania Gabriel Moraru
2-6, 0-6
Loss 2-6 Jan 2006 Austria F2, Bergheim Futures Carpet (i) Bulgaria Todor Enev Austria Werner Eschauer
Romania Florin Mergea
2-6, 3-6
Win 3-6 Aug 2006 Bulgaria F1, Plovdiv Futures Clay Bulgaria Yordan Kanev Sweden Robert Gustafsson
United Kingdom Jim May
7-6(7-3), 7-6(7-3)
Win 4-6 Sep 2006 Bulgaria F3, Sofia Futures Clay Bulgaria Yordan Kanev Bulgaria Todor Enev
Bulgaria Tihomir Grozdanov
7-6(7-4), 6-4
Loss 4-7 Jun 2007 Bulgaria F4, Sofia Futures Clay Bulgaria Vasko Mladenov Serbia David Savi?
Serbia Miljan Zeki?
4-6, 3-6
Win 5-7 Jun 2007 Macedonia F1, Skopje Futures Clay Bulgaria Yordan Kanev Sweden Daniel Danilovi?
North Macedonia Lazar Magdin?ev
1-6, 7-6(8-6), 6-4
Loss 5-8 Jun 2008 Bulgaria F4, Sofia Futures Clay Bulgaria Todor Enev Bulgaria Tihomir Grozdanov
Bulgaria Simeon Ivanov
3-6, 6-4, [4-10]

Davis Cup

Ilia Kushev debuted for the Bulgaria Davis Cup team in 2003. Since then he has 13 nominations with 11 ties played, his singles W/L record is 3-5 and doubles W/L record is 4-4 (7-9 overall).

Singles (3-5)

Edition Round Date Surface Opponent W/L Result
2003 Europe/Africa Zone Group II QF 11 July 2003 Clay Serbia and Montenegro Janko Tipsarevi? L 3-6, 6-1, 2-6, 3-6
2004 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 11 April 2004 Carpet (I) Egypt Amr Ghoneim W 6-2, 6-2
QF 18 July 2004 Clay Italy Filippo Volandri L 2-6, 0-6
2005 Europe/Africa Zone Group II QF 17 July 2005 Clay Finland Jarkko Nieminen L 3-6, 5-7, 2-6
2006 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 7 April 2006 Clay Cyprus Photos Kallias W 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
9 April 2006 Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis L 3-6, 2-6, 2-6
QF 21 July 2006 Clay Hungary Kornél Bardóczky L 5-7, 3-6, 0-6
23 July 2006 Hungary Seb? Kiss W 7-5, 1-6, 6-2

Doubles (4-4)

Edition Round Date Partner Surface Opponents W/L Result
2004 Europe/Africa Zone Group II QF 17 July 2004 Bulgaria Yordan Kanev Clay Italy Massimo Bertolini
Italy Andreas Seppi
L 4-6, 0-6, 1-6
2005 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 5 March 2005 Bulgaria Yordan Kanev Carpet (I) Georgia (country) Lado Chikhladze
Georgia (country) Irakli Ushangishvili
W 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
QF 16 July 2005 Bulgaria Radoslav Lukaev Clay Finland Jarkko Nieminen
Finland Lauri Kiiski
W 7-5, 6-3, 6-7(5-7), 6-3
SF 24 September 2005 Bulgaria Radoslav Lukaev Hard Ukraine Mikhail Filima
Ukraine Orest Tereshchuk
L 4-6, 2-6, 6-7(3-7)
2006 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 8 April 2006 Bulgaria Ivaylo Traykov Clay Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis
Cyprus Photos Kallias
W 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(7-1), 6-0
2007 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 7 April 2007 Bulgaria Ivaylo Traykov Carpet (I) Latvia Ernests Gulbis
Latvia Deniss Pavlovs
L 5-7, 4-6, 2-6
RPO 21 July 2007 Bulgaria Todor Enev Clay Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis
Cyprus Photos Kallias
L 2-6, 3-6, 3-6
2015 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 7 March 2015 Bulgaria Tihomir Grozdanov Hard (I) Latvia M?rti Pod?us
Latvia J?nis Pod?us
W 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1
  • RPO = Relegation Play-off

Honours

Best Bulgarian tennis player - 2005[4]

References

  1. ^ "Ilia Kushev - Overview - ATP World Tour - Tennis". Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Ilia Kushev - Overview - ATP World Tour - Tennis". Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Player Profile - KUSHEV, Ilia (BUL)
  4. ^ "? ? - 2005" (PDF). bgtennis.bg. 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2022.

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