Radu Albot
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Radu Albot

Radu Albot
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Albot at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) Moldova
ResidenceChi?in?u, Moldova
Born (1989-11-11) 11 November 1989 (age 31)
Kishinev, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union (now Chi?in?u, Moldova)
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2008
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 3,973,366
Singles
Career record86-118 (42.2% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 39 (5 August 2019)
Current rankingNo. 108 (23 August 2021)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2021)
French Open2R (2018, 2019, 2020)
Wimbledon3R (2018)
US Open3R (2017)
Doubles
Career record46-66 (41.1% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 56 (29 April 2019)
Current rankingNo. 147 (23 August 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2018, 2019)
French OpenQF (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2018, 2019, 2021)
US OpenSF (2018)
Last updated on: 30 August 2021.

Radu Albot (born 11 November 1989) is a Moldovan professional tennis player. He is the first player from Moldova to win ATP singles (2019 Delray Beach Open) and doubles (2015 Istanbul Open) titles.

Albot has won 1 ATP World Tour singles title, 1 ATP World Tour doubles title, 7 singles and 8 doubles Challenger titles in his career, as well as 14 singles and 7 doubles Futures titles. He has been a regular member of the Moldovan Davis Cup team since 2007 and holds his country's records for the most singles wins (28) and total wins (41).

His ATP singles ranking of No. 99 on August 3, 2015 made him the first Moldovan to break into the top 100. Albot achieved a career high ranking of No. 39 on August 5, 2019. He has finished in the Top 100 in the year-end rankings for the past five years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). His year-end career high was in 2019 when he finished at No. 46.

Personal life

Albot became a father on 19 April 2020, after his girlfriend Doina, gave birth to daughter Adeline.[2]

Tennis career

2013-16: First ATP doubles title

Radu Albot has achieved many firsts for a Moldovan professional tennis player. In September 2013 he won the ATP Challenger event in Fergana, Uzbekistan, becoming the first player from his country to win an ATP Challenger tournament. At the 2014 US Open, he won three straight matches in the men's qualifying tournament to gain a berth in the main draw, becoming the first Moldovan to play in the main draw of a Grand Slam Tournament.

In May 2015, Albot teamed up with Dusan Lajovic to win the doubles title at the inaugural 2015 Istanbul Open, becoming the first Moldovan to win an ATP Tour level event. In October 2015, Albot together with his doubles partner Franti?ek ?ermák managed to reach the 2015 Kremlin Cup final, being defeated by Andrey Rublev and Dmitry Tursunov in the decisive set. In June 2016, he qualified for the 2016 Wimbledon Championships and won his first Grand Slam match in 4 attempts, defeating Gastao Elias in the first round.

2017-19: First ATP singles title

In June 2017, Radu Albot reached the quarter-finals of the 2017 Antalya Open beating Joao Sousa and Paolo Lorenzi, before losing to Andreas Seppi in straight sets. In the same year, he played for the first time in the main draw of all four Grand Slam tournaments. He received direct entry into the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon tournaments. Albot qualified for the 2015 US Open tournament and won two main draw matches before being defeated by Sam Querrey in the third round, his best singles finish at a Grand Slam to date. He equalled this achievement at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, defeating Pablo Carreno Busta in the first round before eventually losing in the third round to John Isner.

In February 2018, Radu Albot reached the quarter-finals of the 2018 New York Open, winning matches against Bjorn Fratangelo and John Isner, but being eliminated by Kei Nishikori in the decisive third set. In September 2018, he reached his first ATP Tour level singles semifinals at the 2018 Moselle Open where he lost against the eventual tournament champion, Gilles Simon. At the 2018 US Open, he and partner Malek Jaziri reached the doubles semifinals.

In early February 2019, Radu Albot reached the semifinals of the 2019 Open Sud de France tournament, beating Philipp Kohlschreiber, Ernests Gulbis and Marcos Baghdatis, before losing to the eventual tournament champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. In late February 2019, he won the 2019 Delray Beach Open, making history as the first Moldovan to win an ATP singles title, knocking out Ivo Karlovic, Nick Kyrgios, Steve Johnson and Mackenzie McDonald. In the final he defeated Dan Evans of Great Britain in a closely fought three-set match.[3] In May 2019, Albot reached the 2019 Geneva Open semifinal losing in the penultimate round against Nicolás Jarry. In August, 2019 he reached his third semifinal of the year at the 2019 Los Cabos Open, losing to Taylor Fritz. His three victories in the tournament put him at a total of 25 for the year, his most ATP tour wins in a season.

ATP career finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (1-0)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Feb 2019 Delray Beach Open, United States 250 Series Hard United Kingdom Dan Evans 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(9-7)

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 May 2015 Istanbul Open, Turkey 250 Series Clay Serbia Du?an Lajovi? Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Austria Jürgen Melzer
6-4, 7-6(7-2)
Loss 1-1 Oct 2015 Kremlin Cup, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák Russia Andrey Rublev
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
6-2, 1-6, [6-10]

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 32 (21-11)

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (7-6)
ITF Futures Tour (14-5)
Finals by surface
Hard (15-5)
Clay (6-6)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jun 2010 Romania F3, Bacau Futures Clay France Florian Reynet 1-6, 3-6
Loss 0-2 Oct 2010 Turkey F9, Antalya Futures Hard Australia Sam Groth 3-6, 1-6
Win 1-2 Oct 2010 Turkey F11, Antalya Futures Hard Ukraine Denys Molchanov 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Win 2-2 Mar 2011 Turkey F7, Antalya Futures Clay South Africa Ruan Roelofse 7-5, 6-4
Win 3-2 Apr 2011 Turkey F11, Antalya Futures Clay Colombia Alejandro González 7-5, 6-3
Win 4-2 Apr 2011 Turkey F12, Antalya Futures Hard Belgium Yannik Reuter 6-3, 7-6(7-1)
Win 5-2 Apr 2011 Turkey F13, Antalya Futures Hard Germany Peter Gojowczyk 6-3, 6-2
Win 6-2 May 2011 Italy F11, Cesena Futures Clay Italy Walter Trusendi 2-6, 6-2, 7-6(7-1)
Loss 6-3 Feb 2012 Turkey F6, Antalya Futures Hard United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst 6-3, 5-7, 0-6
Win 7-3 Feb 2012 Turkey F7, Antalya Futures Hard Russia Aleksandr Lobkov 7-6(7-5), 6-3
Win 8-3 Mar 2012 Turkey F8, Antalya Futures Hard Hungary Ádám Kellner 7-6(7-5), 6-2
Win 9-3 Apr 2012 Turkey F12, Antalya Futures Hard Spain Sergio Gutierrez-Ferrol 6-1, 6-3
Win 10-3 Apr 2012 Turkey F15, Antalya Futures Hard Bosnia and Herzegovina Tomislav Brki? 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
Win 11-3 Apr 2012 Turkey F16, Antalya Futures Hard Bosnia and Herzegovina Tomislav Brki? 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(7-3)
Loss 11-4 May 2012 Romania F1, Cluj Futures Clay Poland Marcin Gawron 1-6, 3-6
Win 12-4 Jun 2012 Romania F3, Bacau Futures Clay Moldova Roman Borvanov 7-5, 6-4
Loss 12-5 Feb 2013 Turkey F7, Antalya Futures Hard Belgium Yannik Reuter 6-7(4-7), 6-3, 2-6
Win 13-5 Mar 2013 Turkey F8, Antalya Futures Hard United States Reid Carleton 6-1, 6-4
Win 14-5 Mar 2013 Turkey F9, Antalya Futures Hard Turkey Marsel ?lhan 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(9-7)
Loss 14-6 May 2013 Qarshi, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Russia Teymuraz Gabashvili 4-6, 4-6
Win 15-6 Sep 2013 Fergana, Italy Challenger Hard Serbia Ilija Bozoljac 7-6(11-9), 6-7(3-7), 6-1
Loss 15-7 Sep 2014 Sibiu, Romania Challenger Clay Australia Jason Kubler 4-6, 1-6
Win 16-7 Mar 2015 Kolkata, India Challenger Hard Australia James Duckworth 7-6(7-0), 6-1
Loss 16-8 Jun 2015 Moscow, Russia Challenger Clay Spain Daniel Munoz-De La Nava 0-6, 1-6
Loss 16-9 Jul 2015 Poznan, Poland Challenger Clay Spain Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6, 4-6
Loss 16-10 Aug 2015 Prague, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Brazil Rogerio Dutra Silva 2-6, 7-6(7-5), 4-6
Win 17-10 Jun 2016 Furth, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-4
Win 18-10 Jun 2016 Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Russia Konstantin Kravchuk 6-4, 6-2
Win 19-10 Jul 2016 Pozna?, Poland Challenger Clay Belgium Clement Geens 6-2, 6-4
Loss 19-11 Oct 2017 Suzhou, China Challenger Hard Serbia Miomir Kecmanovic 4-6, 4-6
Win 20-11 Nov 2017 Shenzhen, China Challenger Hard Poland Hubert Hurkacz 7-6(8-6), 6-7(3-7), 6-4
Win 21-11 Oct 2018 Liuzhou, China Challenger Hard Serbia Miomir Kecmanovi? 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Doubles: 36 (16-20)

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (9-8)
ITF Futures Tour (7-12)
Finals by Surface
Hard (5-4)
Clay (11-16)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 2007 Germany F13, Munchen Futures Clay Germany Torsten Wietoska Germany David Klier
Germany Philipp Piyamongkol
walkover
Loss 0-2 Jun 2008 Romania F6, Bacau Futures Clay Moldova Andrei Ciumac Romania Teodor-Dacian Craciun
Romania Victor Ionita
2-6, 6-3, [7-10]
Loss 0-3 Jul 2008 Romania F11, Bucharest Futures Clay Moldova Andrei Ciumac Ukraine Vladislav Bondarenko
Hungary Robert Varga
2-6, 6-7(2-7)
Loss 0-4 Jul 2008 Romania F13, Tirgu Mures Futures Clay Moldova Andrei Ciumac Italy Andrea Arnaboldi
Ukraine Vladislav Bondarenko
7-5, 0-6, [1-10]
Win 1-4 Aug 2008 Romania F14, Oradea Futures Clay Moldova Andrei Ciumac Australia Steven Goh
Australia Zakary van Min
7-6(7-5), 6-7(5-7), [10-3]
Loss 1-5 Apr 2009 Egypt F5, Suiz Futures Clay Romania Teodor-Dacian Craciun Russia Andrey Kuznetsov
Hungary Robert Varga
2-6, 4-6
Loss 1-6 May 2009 Romania F1, Cralova Futures Clay Moldova Andrei Ciumac Romania Petru-Alexandru Luncanu
Romania Marius Copil
5-7, 1-6
Win 2-6 May 2009 Romania F2, Bucharest Futures Clay Moldova Andrei Ciumac Romania Florin Mergea
Romania Costin Pav?l
6-1, 6-2
Loss 2-7 Jun 2009 Romania F5, Bacau Futures Clay Moldova Andrei Ciumac Germany Tobias Klein
Switzerland Alexander Sadecky
4-6, 3-6
Win 3-7 Sep 2009 Germany F17, Kempten Futures Clay Czech Republic Ji?í ?koloudík Australia James Lemke
Germany Richard Waite
6-1, 6-2
Win 4-7 May 2010 Romania F2, Pite?ti Futures Clay Moldova Andrei Ciumac Ukraine Ivan Anikanov
Ukraine Artem Smirnov
2-6, 6-3, [10-7]
Loss 4-8 Aug 2010 Romania F9, Arad Futures Clay Moldova Andrei Ciumac Romania Alexandru-Daniel Carpen
Romania Alexandru Catalin Marasin
4-6, 5-7
Loss 4-9 Sep 2010 Brasov, Romania Challenger Clay Moldova Andrei Ciumac Italy Daniele Giorgini
Italy Flavio Cipolla
3-6, 4-6
Win 5-9 Mar 2011 Turkey F8, Antalya Futures Hard Ukraine Denys Molchanov Czech Republic Roman Jebavý
Slovakia Adrian Sikora
6-7(3-7), 6-3, [12-10]
Loss 5-10 Mar 2011 Turkey F10, Antalya Futures Clay Moldova Andrei Ciumac Croatia Toni Androic
Croatia Dino Marcan
1-6, 2-6
Win 6-10 May 2011 Italy F10, Aosta Futures Clay Japan Yasutaka Uchiyama Japan Hiroki Moriya
Japan Shuichi Sekiguchi
4-6, 7-5, [10-7]
Loss 6-11 Aug 2011 Samarkand, Uzbekistan Challenger Clay Russia Andrey Kuznetsov Russia Alexander Kudryavtsev
Russia Mikhail Elgin
6-7(4-7), 6-2, [7-10]
Loss 6-12 Aug 2011 Romania F9, Brasov Futures Clay Moldova Andrei Ciumac Romania Adrian Cruciat
Romania Teodor-Dacian Craciun
0-6, 6-3, [7-10]
Loss 6-13 Feb 2012 Turkey F6, Antalya Futures Hard Moldova Andrei Ciumac Belgium Germain Gigounon
Belgium Yannik Reuter
6-7(6-8), 4-6
Loss 6-14 Feb 2012 Turkey F7, Antalya Futures Hard Moldova Andrei Ciumac Belgium Jorisde Loore
Belgium Yannik Reuter
3-6, 6-7(6-8)
Win 7-14 Apr 2012 Mersin, Turkey Challenger Clay Ukraine Denys Molchanov Italy Alessandro Motti
Italy Simone Vagnozzi
6-0, 6-2
Win 8-14 May 2012 Ostrava, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Russia Teymuraz Gabashvili Czech Republic Adam Pavlásek
Czech Republic Ji?í Veselý
7-5, 5-7, [10-8]
Loss 8-15 Apr 2013 Mersin, Turkey Challenger Clay Ukraine Oleksandr Nedovyesov Germany Andreas Beck
Germany Dominik Meffert
7-5, 3-6, [8-10]
Loss 8-16 May 2013 Samarkand, Uzbekistan Challenger Clay Australia Jordan Kerr Uzbekistan Farrukh Dustov
Ukraine Oleksandr Nedovyesov
1-6, 6-7(7-9)
Win 9-16 Oct 2013 Kazan, Russia Challenger Hard Uzbekistan Farrukh Dustov Belarus Egor Gerasimov
Belarus Dzmitry Zhyrmont
6-2, 6-7(3-7), [10-7]
Win 10-16 Mar 2014 China F1, Guangzhou Futures Hard Indonesia Christopher Rungkat Italy Claudio Grassi
Italy Ricadro Ghedin
1-6, 7-5, [10-7]
Win 11-16 Apr 2014 Mersin, Turkey Challenger Clay Czech Republic Jaroslav Pospí?il Italy Thomas Fabbiano
Italy Matteo Viola
7-6(9-7), 6-1
Win 12-16 May 2014 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay New Zealand Artem Sitak Italy Andrea Arnaboldi
Italy Flavio Cipolla
4-6, 6-2, [11-9]
Loss 12-17 Jun 2014 Arad, Romania Challenger Clay Australia Artem Sitak Croatia Franko Skugor
Croatia Antonio Velc
4-6, 6-7(3-7)
Win 13-17 Jul 2014 Pozna?, Poland Challenger Clay Czech Republic Adam Pavlásek Poland Tomasz Bednarek
Finland Henri Kontinen
7-5, 2-6, [10-8]
Loss 13-18 Jul 2014 Oberstaufen, Germany Challenger Clay Poland Mateusz Kowalczyk Netherlands Wesley Koolhof
Italy Alessandro Motti
6-7(7-9), 3-6
Win 14-18 Aug 2014 San Marino, San Marino Challenger Clay Spain Enrique López-Pérez Croatia Franko ?kugor
Romania Adrian Ungur
6-4, 6-1
Loss 14-19 Feb 2015 Burnie, Australia Challenger Hard Australia Matthew Ebden Australia Carsten Ball
Australia Matt Reid
5-7, 4-6
Win 15-19 Feb 2015 Launceston, Australia Challenger Hard United States Mitchell Krueger Australia Adam Hubble
New Zealand Jose Rubin Statham
3-6, 7-5, [11-9]
Win 16-19 Oct 2017 Ningbo, China Challenger Hard Australia Jose Statham India Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
Indonesia Christopher Rungkat
7-5, 6-3
Loss 16-20 Mar 2018 Irving, United States Challenger Hard Australia Matthew Ebden Austria Alexander Peya
Germany Philipp Petzschner
2-6, 4-6

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (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)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles

Current through the 2021 US Open.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W-L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q2 Q2 Q1 Q2 Q2 1R 1R 2R A 3R 0 / 4 3-4 43%
French Open A A A A A Q1 Q2 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 6 3-6 33%
Wimbledon A A A Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 2R 2R 3R 1R NH 1R 0 / 5 4-5 44%
US Open A A A Q2 Q1 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 8 2-8 20%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 1-3 3-4 3-4 2-4 1-2 2-4 0 / 23 12-23 34%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A A 1R 1R 3R NH 0 / 3 2-3 40%
Miami Open A A A A A A A A 1R 2R 2R NH 1R 0 / 4 2-4 33%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A Q1 A 2R NH A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Madrid Open A A A A A A A A A A 1R NH Q1 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Italian Open A A A A A A A A A A 2R Q1 A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A A A 2R NH A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A Q1 A 2R Q1 A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Shanghai Masters A A A A A A A A Q2 Q2 1R NH 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Paris Masters A A A A A A Q1 Q2 A A 3R 2R 0 / 2 3-2 60%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 1-2 9-9 1-1 0-1 0 / 15 11-15 42%
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 11 17 23 27 10 15 111
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Overall Win-Loss 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-2 5-1 7-4 2-5 4-11 9-17 12-23 31-26 7-13 6-15 86-118
Year-end ranking 726 503 281 225 169 168 121 97 87 98 46 93 42%

Doubles

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W-L Win &
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A 3R1 3R A 2R 0 / 4 5-3 63%
French Open QF A 1R A 1R 1R A 0 / 4 3-4 43%
Wimbledon 1R A A 1R 1R NH 1R 0 / 4 0-4 0%
US Open 1R A A SF 2R A 0 / 3 5-3 63%
Win-Loss 3-3 0-1 0-1 6-2 3-4 0-1 1-2 0 / 15 13-14 48%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Miami Open A A A A 2R NH A 0 / 1 1-1 43%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A QF NH A 0 / 1 2-1 67%
Madrid Open A A A A 1R NH A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Italian Open A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Canadian Open A A A A 1R NH A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Shanghai Masters A A A A 1R NH 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-7 0-0 0-0 0 / 7 3-7 30%
  • 1: Retired of tournament, doesn't count as a lost match

Davis Cup

Singles performances (28-8)

Doubles performances (13-9)

Best Grand Slam results details

Record against other players

Record against top 10 players

Albot's record against players that have been in the ATP top 10, with active players in bold.

Top 10 wins

  • Albot has a 0-8 (0%) record against players who were ranked in the top 10 at the time the match was played.
Season 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

References

  1. ^ ATP Rankings
  2. ^ ATP Staff (5 June 2020). "Becoming A Father: The New Role In Radu Albot's Life". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ Shmerler, Cindy (25 February 2019). "Radu Albot, Trained on Wooden Courts of Moldova, Earns His Country's First Title". Retrieved 2019.

External links


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