Alex Dolgopolov



Alex Dolgopolov "The Dog"

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Alex (Oleksandr) Dolgopolov was born on the 7th of November 1988, in Kiev, Ukraine. His father Oleksandr Dolgopolov sr is an ex tennis professional.
When Alex was born, his father was coaching Andrej Medvedev (Roland Garros finalist). They were based in the US (New York) and Alex naturally started playing tennis at the age of three. His father has been his main coach ever since.

From 2009 until 2012 Alex has teamed up with the Australian coach Jack Reader, at present he got back to work with his father Oleksandr and long time friend Stanislav Khmarsky.
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Together with Jack Reader Alex climbed over 300 ATP spots in less then 1 year time. His aggressive tennis suits all surfaces, and he won ATP events on both clay and hard court. In the past he preferred playing on clay, in order to prevent injuries to his knees. Now that he finished growing, the knees have become strong and stable and he is able to compete on hard courts for longer periods of time. Alex speaks fluent English and Russian, loves fast sports cars and enjoys chatting online and singing.



Achievements

Grand Slam Quarterfinalist

Winner of the City Open in Washington ATP 500

Winner of the Vegeta Open in Umag ATP 250     

Finalist at the Copa Claro in rio de Janeiro ATP 500 

Reached a career high ATP ranking no.13      



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