Famous Tennis Player Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Kafelnikov

Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Kafelnikov

Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Kafelnikov was born on 18th February 1974 and he the first Russian Tennis player in the tennis history of 122 years who became the world’s number one player. He joined tennis as a professional player in 1992. He earned an Olympic Gold Medal at Sydney Olympics in 2000 which was awarded by IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch. Yet he’s still a record breaker in the tennis history for being world’s top tennis player from Russia. He won four Grand Slam doubles titles and later awarded Russia with a Davis Cup in 2002. In his tennis career he took two Grand Slam singles titles.

His growing passion for tennis and unbeatable efforts made him won many awards in a short span. In French Open in 1996, he won men’s singles titles and men’s doubles titles in the same tournament which happened for the first time ever with any tennis player. He won tour final in 1997. He took retirement in 2002 but did not stop his hard work and efforts for tennis, He is serving as a commentator for Russian TV covering tennis and he also coached Marat Safin for Miami Masters during 2008. He participated in the ATP Champions Tour in 2009 and left some remarkable results by beating Sergi Buguera, Pat Cash, and Micheal Chang at the Chengdu Open.

In 2011, on the Champion Tour he is ranked 7th. Thus he’s still a charm for newcomers as he is an ideal player to be focused on.

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