Vladimir Voltchkov
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Vladimir Voltchkov
Vladimir Voltchkov
U?adzimir Vako?
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Voltchkov 2006 Kremlin Cup.jpg
Country (sports) Belarus
ResidenceMinsk, Belarus
Born (1978-04-07) April 7, 1978 (age 44)
Minsk, Soviet Union
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1995
Retired2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,315,133
Singles
Career record70-91
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 25 (30 April 2001)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2002)
French Open2R (2004)
WimbledonSF (2000)
US Open2R (2001)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2000)
Doubles
Career record41-43
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 71 (9 June 2003)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2003)
French Open2R (2003)
WimbledonSF (2001)
US Open2R (2001)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2004)
Team competitions
Davis CupSF (2004)
Last updated on: 31 December 2021.

Vladimir Nikolayevich Voltchkov (Belarusian: ? ?, U?adzimir Mika?ajevi? Vako?; Russian: ? ?; born April 7, 1978) is a Belarusian former professional tennis player. Voltchkov reached the semifinals at the 2000 Wimbledon Championships, where, as a qualifier, he lost to Pete Sampras in straight sets. He represented Belarus in both the Davis Cup and the Olympic Games in 2000, also won the Wimbledon juniors competition in 1996. His career-high singles ranking is world No. 25.

Tennis career

Juniors

Voltchkov had excellent results as a junior capturing the Wimbledon juniors title defeating Ivan Ljubi?i? in 1996. He compiled a singles win-loss record of 69-34, reaching as high as No. 7 in the world in 1996.

Junior Grand Slam results:

Australian Open: -
French Open: 3R (1996)
Wimbledon: W (1996)
US Open: 3R (1995, 1996)

Pro tour

His highest achievement came in 2000, inspired by the film Gladiator.[1] After watching the movie four times, he went on to reach the semifinals of the Wimbledon Championships as a qualifier, causing the British press to dub him "The Vladiator". En route to the semifinals he beat Juan Ignacio Chela, Cédric Pioline, Younes El Aynaoui, Wayne Ferreira and Byron Black before losing to eventual champion Pete Sampras. Voltchkov has a 30-16 career Davis Cup record (17-11 in singles).[2]


Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1996 Wimbledon Grass Croatia Ivan Ljubicic 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

ATP career finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-0)
ATP World Series (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (0-1)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 2002 Tashkent, Uzbekistan World Series Hard Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-7(6-8), 5-7


Doubles: 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)
Titles by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1-0)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Feb 2003 San Jose, United States World Series Hard South Korea Hyung-Taik Lee United States Paul Goldstein
United States Robert Kendrick
7-5, 4-6, 6-3


ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 15 (13-2)

Legend
ATP Challenger (8-2)
ITF Futures (5-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (7-0)
Clay (3-0)
Grass (1-0)
Carpet (2-2)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Mar 1998 Israel F2, Ashkelon Futures Hard Israel Eyal Erlich 7-5, 6-4
Win 2-0 Nov 1998 Puebla, Mexico Challenger Hard Belgium Christophe Rochus 6-3, 6-3
Win 3-0 Feb 1999 Hamburg, Germany Challenger Carpet Germany Axel Pretzsch 4-6, 6-3, 7-6
Win 4-0 May 1999 Ljubljana, Slovenia Challenger Clay Romania Dinu-Mihai Pescariu 7-5, 6-7, 6-4
Loss 4-1 Mar 2000 Magdeburg, Germany Challenger Carpet Canada Sebastien Lareau 6-7(1-7), 3-6
Win 5-1 May 2000 Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Russia Igor Kunitsyn 4-6, 6-0, 6-4
Win 6-1 Jul 2002 Manchester, United Kingdom Challenger Grass Slovakia Karol Beck 6-4, 7-6(7-2)
Win 7-1 Nov 2002 Aachen, Germany Challenger Carpet Switzerland Marc Rosset 7-6(7-4), 6-4
Loss 7-2 Nov 2003 Milan, Italy Challenger Carpet Netherlands Dennis Van Scheppingen 7-5, 4-6, 6-7(5-7)
Win 8-2 Jan 2005 Wrexham, United Kingdom Challenger Hard Switzerland George Bastl 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Win 9-2 Mar 2005 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina Challenger Hard Slovakia Michal Mertinak 7-6(7-1), 6-3
Win 10-2 Mar 2006 Korea F2, Andong Futures Hard Serbia and Montenegro Aleksandar Vlaski 6-2, 7-5
Win 11-2 Aug 2007 Russia F4, Moscow Futures Clay Russia Artem Sitak 7-6(7-4), 6-1
Win 12-2 Sep 2007 Germany F15, Kempten Futures Clay Germany Marcel Zimmermann 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Win 13-2 Nov 2007 Great Britain F21, Redbridge Futures Hard Denmark Frederik Nielsen 6-1, 4-6, 6-4


Doubles: 12 (11-1)

Legend
ATP Challenger (5-0)
ITF Futures (6-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (6-0)
Clay (4-1)
Grass (1-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Apr 1998 Uzbekistan F2, Andijan Futures Hard Belarus Max Mirnyi Uzbekistan Vadim Kutsenko
Uzbekistan Volodymyr Uzhylovskyi
6-2, 6-4
Win 2-0 Jul 1998 Bristol, United Kingdom Challenger Grass Belarus Max Mirnyi Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Ben Ellwood
6-4, 3-6, 7-6
Win 3-0 May 1999 Germany F2, Schwäbisch Hall Futures Clay Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov Brazil Ricardo Schlachter
Argentina Andres Schneiter
6-3, 4-6, 7-6
Win 4-0 Apr 2002 Napoli, Italy Challenger Clay Romania Gabriel Trifu Argentina Martin Vassallo Arguello
Argentina Leonardo Olguin
7-5, 7-6(7-5)
Win 5-0 May 2002 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay Romania Gabriel Trifu Argentina Sergio Roitman
Argentina Andres Schneiter
6-1, 6-2
Win 6-0 Aug 2004 Segovia, Spain Challenger Hard Russia Igor Kunitsyn Spain Daniel Muñoz de la Nava
Spain Ivan Navarro
3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Win 7-0 Jul 2005 Córdoba, Spain Challenger Hard Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky France Nicolas Mahut
Luxembourg Gilles Muller
7-5, 5-7, 6-1
Win 8-0 Apr 2007 Russia F1, Moscow Futures Hard Belarus Sergey Betov Russia Konstantin Kravchuk
Russia Evgeny Kirillov
7-6(7-5), 6-3
Win 9-0 May 2007 Belarus F1, Minsk Futures Hard Belarus Sergey Betov Croatia Ivan Cerovic
Russia Artem Sitak
6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Loss 9-1 Sep 2007 Germany F15, Kempten Futures Clay Argentina Nicolas Todero Jamaica Dustin Brown
Belgium Jeroen Masson
4-6, 4-6
Win 10-1 Nov 2007 Great Britain F22, Sunderland Futures Hard Belarus Andrei Karatchenia United Kingdom Neil Bamford
Denmark Martin Killemose
2-6, 6-2, [10-8]
Win 11-1 Jun 2008 Ukraine F1, Cherkassy Futures Clay Belarus Aliaksandr Bury Italy Marco Bella
Italy Marco Simoni
6-1, ret.

Performance Timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(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.

Singles

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A 1R 2R 1R A A Q1 0 / 4 1-4 20%
French Open A 1R A 1R Q1 1R 2R A A 0 / 4 1-4 20%
Wimbledon 3R 1R SF 1R Q1 1R A Q2 A 0 / 5 7-5 58%
US Open Q3 Q1 A 2R Q3 1R A Q1 A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Win-loss 2-1 0-3 5-1 1-4 1-1 0-4 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 / 15 10-15 40%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH 2R Not Held 1R NH 0 / 2 1-2 33%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Miami A A A 2R A 1R A A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Monte Carlo A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Hamburg A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Rome A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Cincinnati Q2 A 1R 1R A A A A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-6 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 8 0-8 0%

References

External links


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