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Max Mirnyi
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Nickname(s) The Beast
Country  Belarus
Residence Bradenton, Florida, USA
Date of birth 6 July 1977 (1977-07-06) (age 32)
Place of birth Minsk, USSR
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 93 kg (210 lb; 14.6 st)
Turned pro 1996
Plays Right-handed
Career prize money $8,356,066
Singles
Career record 239–240
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 18 (18 August 2003)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 3rd (2000, 2006)
French Open 2nd (1999, 2006)
Wimbledon 4th (2003, 2005, 2006)
US Open QF (2002)
Doubles
Career record 469–233
Career titles 36
Highest ranking No. 1 (9 June 2003)
Australian Open F (2007)
French Open W (2005, 2006)
Wimbledon F (2003)
US Open W (2000, 2002)
Last updated on: 17 August 2009.

Max Mirnyi (Belarusian: Максім Мірны, Maksim Mirny; born 6 July 1977, in Minsk[1]) is a professional tennis player from Belarus. Today he is a doubles specialist but he also enjoyed a good singles career, finishing in the top 50 in the world for 7 straight years as well as representing Belarus in Davis Cup competition since April 1994, where he holds a record of 47 wins and 27 losses in 35 times played. He holds seven Grand Slam titles: men's doubles in the 2000 and 2002 US Open and 2005 and 2006 French Open; and mixed doubles in the 1998 and 2007 U.S. Opens and 1998 Wimbledon. He earned the nickname "The Beast" during his time on tour. Mirnyi has played with a host of different doubles partners, namely forming long-term partnerships with Mahesh Bhupathi, Jonas Björkman, Lleyton Hewitt, Jamie Murray, and Andy Ram, and short-term partnerships with other top competitors on the doubles tour.

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Career

In 2003 he reached the doubles final at Wimbledon. On 9 June 2003, he reached 1st position in ATP Doubles Entry Ranking. In singles, he achieved his career-high ranking of World No. 18 in August 2003.

He became a national hero in Belarus after the Davis Cup 2004, when he and Vladimir Voltchkov defeated Russia 3–2 and Argentina 5–0, reaching the semifinals where they lost to the United States. For that achievement he was awarded the government's highest degree medal of honor by the President.

Mirnyi was supposed to be the flag bearer of the Belarus national team for the official opening of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, but Belarusian sport officials changed their minds after they found out that Mirnyi let one Belarusian glamour magazine publish erotic images of himself and his wife.

In 2006, he scored an upset as he took down James Blake 6–4 3–6 4–6 6–1 6–0 at Wimbledon. He then lost to his doubles partner Jonas Björkman 6–3 7–6 4–6 2–6 6–3. Björkman's run to the semifinals may have tired him out as Björkman/Mirnyi lost to Fabrice Santoro and Nenad Zimonjić in straight sets.

In September 2008 Mirnyi completed his studies at the BSU (Belarus State University) where he got a degree in International Law. His diploma work was dedicated to International Protection of Children's Rights. Since 2005 he has served as a Good Will Ambassador to the United Nations in Belarus and regularly takes part in various programs in the framework of UN AIDS and UNICEF.

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 8 (4-4)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 2000 US Open Hard Australia Lleyton Hewitt South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach
6–3, 5–7, 7–6(5)
Winner 2002 US Open Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2003 Wimbledon Grass India Mahesh Bhupathi Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2005 French Open Clay Sweden Jonas Björkman United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2005 US Open Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–1, 6–4
Winner 2006 French Open Clay Sweden Jonas Björkman United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–7(5), 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 2006 US Open Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman Czech Republic Martin Damm
India Leander Paes
6–7(5), 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2007 Australian Open Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–5, 7–5

Mixed doubles: 6 (3-3)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1998 Wimbledon Grass United States Serena Williams India Mahesh Bhupathi
Croatia Mirjana Lučić
6–4, 6–4
Winner 1998 US Open Hard United States Serena Williams United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Lisa Raymond
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1999 Australian Open Hard United States Serena Williams South Africa David Adams
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(5)
Runner-up 2000 US Open Hard Russia Anna Kournikova United States Jared Palmer
Spain Arantxa Sánchez
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2007 Australian Open Hard Belarus Victoria Azarenka Canada Daniel Nestor
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
6–4, 6–4
Winner 2007 US Open Hard Belarus Victoria Azarenka India Leander Paes
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
6–4, 7–6(6)

Masters Series finals

Singles: 1 (0-1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2001 Stuttgart Hard (i) Germany Tommy Haas 6–2, 6–2, 6–2

Career finals

Singles: 4 (1-3)

Wins (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 17 February 2003 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Netherlands Raemon Sluiter 7–6(3), 6–4
Runner-ups (3)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 15 October 2001 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) Germany Tommy Haas 2–6, 2–6, 2–6
2. 14 February 2005 Memphis, United States Hard (i) Denmark Kenneth Carlsen 5–7, 5–7
3. 13 June 2005 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass France Richard Gasquet 2–6, 3–6

Doubles: 64 (36-28)

Wins (36)
Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (4)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (1)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (14)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (4)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (13)
Titles by Surface
Hard (20)
Clay (9)
Grass (0)
Carpet (7)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 3 February 1997 Shanghai, China Carpet Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett Sweden Tomas Nydahl
Italy Stefano Pescosolido
7–6, 6–7, 7–5
2. 8 February 1999 Marseille, France Hard (i) Russia Andrei Olhovskiy South Africa David Adams
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
7–5, 7–6(7)
3. 8 March 1999 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
Germany David Prinosil
6–7(5), 7–6(4), 6–1
4. 10 May 1999 Delray Beach, U.S. Clay Serbia Nenad Zimonjić United States Doug Flach
United States Brian MacPhie
7–6(3), 3–6, 6–3
5. 18 October 1999 Singapore Hard (i) United States Eric Taino Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
6–3, 6–4
6. 10 January 2000 Doha, Qatar Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles United States Alex O'Brien
United States Jared Palmer
6–3, 6–4
7. 11 September 2000 U.S. Open, New York Hard Australia Lleyton Hewitt South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach
6–4, 5–7, 7–6(5)
8. 20 November 2000 Paris, France Carpet Sweden Nicklas Kulti Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–6(6), 7–5
9. 8 October 2001 Moscow, Russia Carpet Australia Sandon Stolle India Mahesh Bhupathi
United States Jeff Tarango
6–3, 6–0
10. 22 October 2001 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i) Australia Sandon Stolle South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Jeff Tarango
7–6(3), 6–3
11. 25 February 2002 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Switzerland Roger Federer The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
4–6, 6–3, [10-4]
12. 9 September 2002 U.S. Open, New York Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
13. 7 October 2002 Moscow, Russia Carpet Switzerland Roger Federer Australia Joshua Eagle
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–4, 7–6(0)
14. 31 March 2003 Miami, USA Hard Switzerland Roger Federer India Leander Paes
Czech Republic David Rikl
7–5, 6–3
15. 14 April 2003 Estoril, Portugal Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Mariano Hood
6–1, 6–2
16. 21 April 2003 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
17. 11 August 2003 Montreal, Canada Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
4–1, ret.
18. 6 October 2003 Moscow, Russia Carpet India Mahesh Bhupathi Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 7–5
19. 20 October 2003 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) India Mahesh Bhupathi Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
20. 10 May 2004 Rome, Italy Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Paul Hanley
1–6, 6–4, 7–6(1)
21. 4 April 2005 Miami, USA Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–1, 6–2
22. 16 May 2005 Hamburg, Germany Clay Sweden Jonas Björkman France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
6–2, 6–3
23. 6 June 2005 French Open, Paris Clay Sweden Jonas Björkman United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
24. 22 August 2005 Cincinnati, USA Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 5–7, 6–2
25. 17 October 2005 Moscow, Russia Carpet Russia Mikhail Youzhny Russia Igor Andreev
Russia Nikolay Davydenko
5–1, 5–1
26. 9 January 2006 Doha, Qatar Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman Belgium Christophe Rochus
Belgium Olivier Rochus
2–6, 6–3, [10-8]
27. 3 April 2006 Miami, USA Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–4
28. 24 April 2006 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Sweden Jonas Björkman France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 6–3, [10-7]
29. 12 June 2006 French Open, Paris Clay Sweden Jonas Björkman United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–7(5), 6–4, 7–5
30. 24 July 2006 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Argentina Gastón Gaudio Switzerland Yves Allegro
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
7–5, 6–7(4), [12-10]
31. 21 August 2006 Cincinnati, USA Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(5), 6–4
32. 20 November 2006 Tennis Masters Cup, Shanghai Hard (i) Sweden Jonas Björkman The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–2, 6–4
33. 14 October 2007 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Sweden Jonas Björkman France Arnaud Clément
France Michaël Llodra
6–4, 6–4
34. 17 February 2008 Delray Beach, Florida, USA Hard United Kingdom Jamie Murray United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 3–6, [10-6]
35. 12 October 2008 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Israel Andy Ram Germany Philipp Petzschner
Austria Alexander Peya
6–1, 7–5
36. 4 April 2009 Miami, USA Hard Israel Andy Ram Australia Ashley Fisher
Australia Stephen Huss
6–7(4), 6–2, [10-7]
Runner-ups (27)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 6 October 1997 Toulouse, France Carpet France Jean-Philippe Fleurian Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
6–3, 7–6
2. 13 April 1998 Chennai, India Hard France Olivier Delaître India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
3. 8 May 2000 Munich, Germany Clay Serbia Nenad Zimonjić South Africa David Adams
South Africa John-Laffnie De Jager
6–4, 6–4
4. 21 August 2000 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman Australia Lleyton Hewitt
Australia Sandon Stolle
7–6(3), 4–6, 7–6(3)
5. 18 June 2001 Halle, Germany Grass Australia Patrick Rafter Canada Daniel Nestor
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–4, 6–7(5), 6–1
6. 4 February 2002 Milan, Italy Carpet France Julien Boutter Germany Karsten Braasch
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
3–6, 7–6(5), [12-10]
7. 18 February 2002 Marseille, France Hard (i) France Julien Boutter France Arnaud Clément
France Nicolas Escudé
6–4, 6–3
8. 18 March 2002 Indian Wells, USA Hard Switzerland Roger Federer The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–4
9. 17 June 2002 London, England Grass India Mahesh Bhupathi Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
7–6(5), 3–6, 6–3
10. 12 August 2002 Cincinnati, USA Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi United States James Blake
United States Todd Martin
7–5, 6–3
11. 19 August 2002 Indianapolis, USA Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
4–6, 7–6(3), 6–4
12. 21 October 2002 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) India Mahesh Bhupathi The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–3
13. 6 January 2003 Adelaide, Australia Hard United States Jeff Morrison South Africa Jeff Coetzee
South Africa Chris Haggard
2–6, 6–4, 7–6(7)
14. 24 February 2003 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Switzerland Roger Federer Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Paul Hanley
7–6(4), 6–2
15. 19 May 2003 Hamburg, Germany Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–4
16. 16 June 2003 London, England Grass India Mahesh Bhupathi The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–3, 6–4
17. 7 July 2003 Wimbledon, London Grass India Mahesh Bhupathi Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 6–3, 7–6(4), 6–3
18. 13 October 2003 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) India Mahesh Bhupathi Switzerland Yves Allegro
Switzerland Roger Federer
7–6(7), 7–5
19. 2 August 2004 Toronto, Canada Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
7–6(2), 6–2
20. 13 June 2005 London, England Grass Sweden Jonas Björkman United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–7(4), 7–6(2), 7–6(4)
21. 12 September 2005 U.S. Open, USA Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–1, 6–4
22. 31 October 2005 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet Sweden Jonas Björkman Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer
4–6, 7–5, 7–5
23. 19 June 2006 London, England Grass Sweden Jonas Björkman Australia Paul Hanley
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 7–6(5)
24. 11 September 2006 U.S. Open, USA Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman Czech Republic Martin Damm
India Leander Paes
6–7(5), 6–4, 6–3
25. 29 January 2007 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–5, 7–5
26. 18 October 2008 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) India Rohan Bopanna United States Travis Parrott
Slovakia Filip Polášek
3–6, 7–6(4), [10-8]
27. 21 March 2009 Indian Wells, USA Hard Israel Andy Ram United States Mardy Fish
United States Andy Roddick
3–6, 6–1, [14–12]
28. August 16, 2009 Montréal, Canada Hard Israel Andy Ram India Mahesh Bhupathi
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
6–4, 6–3
32. 29 November 2009 ATP World Tour Finals, London Hard (i) Israel Andy Ram United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(5), 6–3

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Tournament 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Australian Open - 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R -
French Open - 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R
Wimbledon - 2R 4R 4R 1R 4R 1R 2R 2R -
US Open - 2R 2R 1R 3R 1R QF 3R 3R 3R

Doubles Performance Timeline

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career SR Career Win-Loss1
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 3R 3R 2R A 2R QF SF QF F 1R 2R 1R 0 / 13 22–13
French Open A A 1R A QF 1R 3R SF QF SF W W QF 1R 1R 2 / 12 30–10
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R 2R 1R SF QF F 3R SF QF 1R 3R 3R 0 / 13 25–12
U.S. Open A A 1R 1R 1R W SF W QF 3R F F 3R 1R SF 2 / 13 36–11
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 4 / 51 N/A
Annual Win-Loss1 0–0 0–0 0–4 0–3 6–3 8–3 11–4 13–2 11–4 10–4 19–3 16–3 10–4 2–4 7–4 0–1 N/A 113–46
Year-End Championship
Tennis Masters Cup A A A A A A A NH RR RR RR W RR A F 0 / 6 11–11
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A 1R 1R F QF SF SF SF SF SF F 1R 0 / 11 24–11
Miami A A A 1R 2R 2R 3R SF W 2R W W QF 1R W 4 / 12 28–8
Monte Carlo A A 1R A A 2R 1R 1R W QF 2R W QF 1R A 2 / 10 11–8
Rome A A A A A 1R A QF SF W SF SF 2R 2R QF 1 / 9 14–8
Madrid A A A A A 2R W F W SF 1R SF SF 2R 2R 2 / 10 18–8
Canada A A 1R 1R 2R SF 2R 2R W F SF QF QF A F 1 / 12 19–10
Cincinnati A A A A 1R QF 2R F SF SF W W 2R A 2R 1 / 10 21–8
Shanghai Not Held 2R 0 / 1 0–1
Paris A A A A A W QF 2R 1R SF 1R SF QF 1R A 1 / 9 8–8
Hamburg A A A A A 2R QF A F 2R W QF QF 1R NM1 1 / 8 12–7
Masters Series SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 1 / 9 1 / 8 0 / 8 4 / 9 1 / 9 3 / 9 3 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 7 1 / 7 0 / 1 14 / 92 N/A
Annual Win-Loss1 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–2 2–3 10–8 10–6 17–8 24–5 18–8 20–6 24–6 11–9 5–7 14–6 0–1 N/A 155–77
Year-End Ranking
Ranking 316 146 94 104 33 9 11 3 1 10 4 3 16 32 11 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
1Walkovers do not count as official wins/losses

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Simple English

Max Mirnyi (born July 6, 1977, in Minsk[1]) is a tennis player from Belarus. A doubles specialist, he holds seven Grand Slam titles: men's doubles in the 2000 and 2002 US Open and 2005 and 2006 French Open; and mixed doubles in the 1998 and 2007 U.S. Opens and 1998 Wimbledon.

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