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Răzvan Sabău (born June 18, 1977) is a Romanian tennis player. He is currently 459th in the ATP rankings.
Born in Bucharest, Romania, Sabău trained at the
Nick Bollettieri Tennis
Academy in his junior years and in 1993 he won the Wimbledon junior singles
title, finishing the year as the No. 2 junior in the world. He
ranked No. 1 for four months that year.
Sabău turned pro in 1993, at age 16, and the next year he
reached the doubles semifinals of the Bucharest Open (with Andrei Pavel)
Sabău also made his Davis
Cup debut in 1994, when he posted his first two wins, against
Bates and Mark
Petchey of Great
Britain. Sabău continues to be a member of the Romanian Davis Cup team.
When he made his first appearance at a Grand Slam tournament, at
Roland Garros in
1999, he lost in the first round.
After a series of injuries between 2000 and 2002, he had to
start from the bottom of the ATP rankings, and
played mostly in Challenger Series
tournaments. Sabău won three Challenger titles in his career: Homestead
in 2004, Košice and Budapest in 2005.
His biggest achievements in the ATP Tour are
reaching the semifinals twice, at the Bucharest Open in 2003, where
he lost to Nicolás Massú and at Gstaad in 2005, where he lost to Stanislas
Sabău got his best ATP Singles Ranking
in September 2005, reaching World No. 74. Later
that year, he played for the first time at the US Open, but lost in the first round to Andre Agassi.
In 2006, he made his first appearance at the Australian Open
and Wimbledon, and his second
at the French Open
but failed to advance past the first round in any of the three.