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Igor Andreev
Igor Andreev Hopman Cup 2010.jpg
Country  Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia
Date of birth 14 July 1983 (1983-07-14) (age 26)
Place of birth Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed; two-handed backhand
Career prize money $3,630,505
Singles
Career record 190–159
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 18 (3 November 2008)
Current ranking No. 38 (8 March 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 3rd (2006, 2008, 2009)
French Open QF (2007)
Wimbledon 4th (2009)
US Open 4th (2008)
Doubles
Career record 43–64
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 59 (18 July 2005)
Australian Open 2R (2004, 2005)
French Open 3R (2005)
Wimbledon 2R (2009)
US Open 2R (2004, 2005, 2008)
Last updated on: August 31, 2009.

Igor Valerievich Andreev (Russian: Игорь Валерьевич Андреев; born 14 July, 1983) is a Russian professional tennis player, born in Moscow.

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Tennis career

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2003

Andreev made his ATP debut in September 2003 at Bucharest, Romania as a qualifier and defeated top seed Nikolay Davydenko 7–5, 6–7 (1), 6–0 in the first round, before losing in the next round to José Acasuso.

At the Moscow ATP tournament later the same month, Andreev defeated the top seed Sjeng Schalken in straight sets, 6–3, 6–1, and made his first ATP quarterfinal appearance, eventually losing to Paul-Henri Mathieu 6–2, 3–6, 5–7. He entered the St. Petersburg tournament in October 2003 as a wildcard, and defeated the number 4 seed Max Mirnyi 6–4, 7–6 (1), before losing to Sargis Sargsian in the second round.

2004

Andreev finished in the top 50 of the ATP rankings for the first time in his career. During the same year he also reached two ATP finals, Gstaad, Switzerland in July (losing to Roger Federer), and Bucharest, Romania in September (losing to José Acasuso). He won a personal best 28 matches in the year, and also made his Davis Cup debut.

Andreev made his Grand Slam debut at the 2004 Australian Open, where he lost in the first round to France's Olivier Patience, 4–6, 4–6, 7–6 (4), 6–1, 6–2. At the French Open he made the round of 16, losing to eventual champion Gastón Gaudio 6–4, 7–5, 6–3. At Wimbledon that year, he reached the second round, losing to Fernando González, and lost in the first round at the US Open to Fernando Verdasco, 6–3, 6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 7–5.

At the Athens Olympics in August 2004, Andreev made the third round, and lost only to the eventual gold medallist, Chilean Nicolás Massú.

He won his first ATP doubles title in Moscow in October 2004 with Nikolay Davydenko, after defeating Mahesh Bhupathi and Jonas Björkman 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 in the final.

2005

Andreev's first ATP singles title came in April 2005 in Valencia, Spain, which he won by beating Spaniard David Ferrer 6–3, 5–7, 6–3 in the final, after having taken out world number 4 Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals earlier. After this point, Nadal began his record-breaking 81 match win streak on clay, which lasted for more than two years. Andreev made the third round at both the French Open and Wimbledon, and reached the quarterfinal at New Haven, Connecticut, United States. He then reached the final of the event at Bucharest, losing to Florent Serra 6–3, 6–4. Andreev continued his consistent performance of the year by winning the Palermo event in September 2005, beating Filippo Volandri of Italy 0–6, 6–1, 6–3 in the final, and the Kremlin Cup at Moscow in October, defeating Nicolas Kiefer 5–7, 7–6, 6–2 in the final.

2006

Andreev had some ups and downs in the first half of the season; despite seven first-round losses, highlights included reaching the finals at Sydney and the quarterfinals at Indian Wells, losing both matches to James Blake. A knee injury forced Andreev to sit out the second half of the clay court season, including Roland Garross.

2007

Andreev with his doubles partner Maria Kirilenko at the US Open.

Andreev returned in 2007, and made an immediate impact with an impressive showing at the French Open. Unseeded, he beat former World no.1 Andy Roddick 3–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4 in the first round (which was widely expected as Roddick has a poor record on clay) and in-form Marcos Baghdatis in the fourth round, to make his first Grand Slam quarter-final, which he lost in straight sets to Novak Đoković 6–3, 6–3, 6–3. However, he was disappointingly a first-round casualty at Wimbledon that year.

2008

He made it to the third round of Australian Open losing to Richard Gasquet in four sets. His other notable performances include reaching the quarterfinals of Buenos Aires, Dubai, and Miami. At Miami he was defeated by Tomáš Berdych, 6–4, 6–4. After Miami, he reached the quarterfinal of another Masters Series event in Monte Carlo. He defeated in-form clay-courter Nicolás Almagro on his way to the quarters, where he was defeated by number four seed Nikolay Davydenko.

Seeded 27th at Roland Garros, Andreev lost in the second round to Robby Ginepri 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-2. At Wimbledon, he once again lost in the second round, this time to David Ferrer 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

At the US Open he lost in the fourth round to Federer 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Andreev at the 2008 Pilot Pen Tennis tournament.

2009

Heavily favored Russia was hosted by Israel in a Davis Cup quarterfinal tie in July 2009, on indoor hard courts at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv. Russia had won the Davis Cup in both 2002 and 2006, and was the top-ranked country in Davis Cup standings.[1] Asked if hew was nervous, Andreev replied with a smile: "Nervous? Why should I be nervous? Everything is fine.[2] Harel Levy, world # 210, then beat Andreev, world # 24, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 in the opening match. Dudi Sela (# 33) followed by beating Youzhny, and the next day Israelis Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich beat Safin and doubles specialist Kunitsyn.[3] With the tie clinched for Israel, the reverse singles rubbers were "dead", and instead of best-of-five matches, best-of-three sets were played, with the outcomes of little to no importance.[4] Israel wrapped up a 4-1 victory over Russia, winning one match but losing one, as Dudi Sela retired with a wrist injury while down 3-4 in the first set against Andreev.[5]

2010

He started off the season at the Hopman Cup with Elena Dementieva as his mixed double partner [6]. In singles, he won a match but lost the next two horribly. He then went to the Medibank International in Sydney, where he lost to Leonardo Mayer 7-6(7) 3-6 6-7(4) in the opening round, where he had 5 match points but eventually lost in the third set tiebreak. He also played doubles with Evgeny Korolev and reached the semis there.

The day after his girlfriend Maria Kirilenko had ousted pre-tournament favorite Maria Sharapova, Andreev stretched Roger Federer to four sets in the first round of the 2010 Australian Open, losing 6-4, 2-6, 6-7, 0-6.[7]. Andreev had three set points in the third set but eventually lost in a tie break to the Swiss top seed. Federer won the final set 6-0 to preserve his 11-year streak of never losing in the first round of the Australian Open.

After the Australian Open, Andreev played the 2010 Brasil Open, his first clay court tournament of the year. Seeded No. 4 in the tournament, Andreev made a run to the semifinals and eventually lost to Łukasz Kubot 6-2, 2-6, 4-6.

Playing style & equipment

Andreev is an offensive baseliner. He possesses one of the most powerful forehands on tour. Andreev is sponsored by Sergio Tacchini for clothes[8] and Babolat Pure Drive GT[9] for racquet.

Personal life

He supports both FC Moscow and FC Dinamo Moscow. An avid follower of the Russian National Football Team, he is a good friend of team manager Guus Hiddink. He is currently in a relationship with Russian Tennis player Maria Kirilenko.

Career finals

Singles: 9 (3-6)

Wins (3)
Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Year-End Championships (0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0)
Clay (2)
Grass (0)
Carpet (1)
Runner-ups (6)
Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Year-End Championships (0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (6)
Finals by Surface
Hard (1)
Clay (5)
Grass (0)
Carpet (0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. July 12, 2004 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Roger Federer 6–2, 6–3, 5–7, 6–3
Runner-up 2. September 19, 2004 Bucharest, Romania Clay Argentina José Acasuso 6–3, 6–0
Winner 1. April 4, 2005 Valencia, Spain Clay Spain David Ferrer 6–3, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 2. September 26, 2005 Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Filippo Volandri 0–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 3. September 18, 2005 Bucharest, Romania Clay France Florent Serra 6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. October 10, 2005 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Germany Nicolas Kiefer 5–7, 7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 4. January 16, 2006 Sydney, Australia Hard United States James Blake 6–2, 3–6, 7–6(3)
Runner-up 5. July 13, 2008 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Romania Victor Hănescu 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 6. July 20, 2008 Umag, Croatia Clay Spain Fernando Verdasco 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(4)

Doubles: 2 (1-1)

Wins (1)
Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Year-End Championships (0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0)
Clay (0)
Grass (0)
Carpet (1)
Runner-ups (1)
Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Year-End Championships (0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0)
Clay (0)
Grass (0)
Carpet (1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. October 18, 2004 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Russia Nikolay Davydenko India Mahesh Bhupathi
Sweden Jonas Björkman
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1. October 17, 2005 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Russia Nikolay Davydenko Belarus Max Mirnyi
Russia Mikhail Youzhny
6–1, 6–1

Performance timeline

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded. This table is current through the 2010 BNP Paribas Open.

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career SR Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A 1R 2R 3R 1R 3R 3R 1R 0 / 7 7–7
French Open A A LQ 4R 3R A QF 2R 3R 0 / 5 12–5
Wimbledon A A A 2R 3R A 1R 2R 4R 0 / 5 7–5
US Open A A A 1R 2R A 2R 4R 1R 0 / 5 5–5
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 22 N/A
Grand Slam Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-4 6-4 2-1 5-4 7-4 7-4 0-1 N/A 31-22
Tennis Masters Cup A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Indian Wells Masters A A A 1R 1R QF A 1R 4R 2R 0 / 6 5–6
Miami Masters A A A 1R 3R 2R 1R QF 3R 0 / 6 7–6
Monte Carlo Masters A A A 1R 1R 1R 3R QF 1R 0 / 6 5–6
Rome Masters A A A 1R 1R A 2R 3R 1R 0 / 5 3–5
Madrid Masters (Stuttgart) A A A A A A 1R 1R A 0 / 2 0–2
Canada Masters A A A 2R 1R A A 3R 2R 0 / 4 4–4
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 1R A LQ 3R 2R 0 / 3 3–3
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Paris Masters A A A A A 2R A 2R A 0 / 2 2–2
Hamburg Masters A A A A 1R A 3R 1R NM1 NM1 0 / 3 2–3
Total Titles 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 3
Year End Ranking 989 288 88 50 26 91 33 19 35 N/A N/A

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