51 Facts About Alexander Bublik


Alexander Stanislavovich "Sasha" Bublik is a Russian-born Kazakhstani professional tennis player.


Alexander Bublik has been ranked as high as world No 30 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals, which he achieved in February 2022, and is the current Kazakhstani No 1 player.


In November 2016, Alexander Bublik announced he would change his citizenship from that of his home country of Russia to Kazakhstan after receiving support from the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation that the Russian Tennis Federation allegedly did not provide him.


Since turning professional, Alexander Bublik has won one ATP Tour singles title and been a runner-up in four additional finals, and he achieved his greatest success at a Grand Slam at the 2021 French Open as the runner-up in his first career doubles final with partner Andrey Golubev.


Alexander Stanislavovich Bublik was born on 17 June 1997 in Gatchina, Russia and began playing tennis at the age of four.


In 2016, Alexander Bublik joined several other players by switching to playing for Kazakhstan, explaining:.


In 2023, Alexander Bublik was named as a reserve member of the Levitov Chess Wizards team in the Professional Rapid Online Chess League.


Alexander Bublik won his first Futures title in Doha in April 2016, followed by titles in Moscow, St Petersburg, and Sweden.


Alexander Bublik made his ATP main-draw debut at the 2016 St Petersburg Open, where he received wildcards into both the singles and doubles main draw.


Alexander Bublik then lost a tight three-set match to the eventual champion Pablo Carreno Busta.


In November 2016, Alexander Bublik announced that he would represent Kazakhstan.


At Wimbledon, Alexander Bublik received a spot in the main draw as a lucky loser.


Alexander Bublik was defeated by world No 1 Andy Murray in his first Wimbledon appearance.


Alexander Bublik struggled for much of the 2018 season, seeing his ranking drop into the 200s.


Alexander Bublik was successful early on in 2019, winning his fourth Challenger title in Budapest, followed shortly by another title at Pau.


Alexander Bublik earned his first Masters 1000 win in Miami, winning two qualifying matches and defeating Tennys Sandgren in a third-set tiebreak.


Alexander Bublik won his first Roland Garros main-draw match over Rudolf Molleker, before losing a close four-set contest to eventual finalist Dominic Thiem.


At the tournament in Newport, Alexander Bublik reached his first ATP final, where he was defeated by the top seed John Isner.


Alexander Bublik had a successful US Open campaign, where he won two consecutive five-set matches.


Alexander Bublik came back from two sets to love down against Thomas Fabbiano to reach his first Grand Slam third round.


Alexander Bublik reached his second ATP 250 final of the season in Chengdu, where he defeated top-30 players Taylor Fritz and Grigor Dimitrov, before losing the final in a third-set tiebreak to Pablo Carreno Busta.


Alexander Bublik reached the semifinals of Marseille, where he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets.


Alexander Bublik had his first top-10 victory against Gael Monfils at the 2020 French Open, but lost to Lorenzo Sonego in the second round.


Alexander Bublik reached his fourth final in Singapore after beating Altug Celikbilek, Yoshihito Nishioka and Radu Albot.


At the 2021 Miami Open, Alexander Bublik reached the quarterfinals where he lost to Jannik Sinner.


Alexander Bublik started his 2022 season at the Adelaide International 2.


Alexander Bublik lost in the third round to 33rd seed and last year semifinalist, Grigor Dimitrov.


Alexander Bublik beat 2014 champion, Stan Wawrinka, in the first round for his first win at this event.


Alexander Bublik retired during his second-round match against 13th seed and world No 19, Pablo Carreno Busta, for no obvious reason.


Alexander Bublik started his grass-court season at the BOSS Open in Stuttgart.


Alexander Bublik was eliminated in the quarterfinals by third seed, world No 14,2019 champion, and eventual champion, Taylor Fritz.


Alexander Bublik then defeated Jason Kubler in the semifinals to reach his 6th ATP singles final, his 2nd ATP singles final of the year, and his 2nd Hall of Fame Open final.


Alexander Bublik lost in a thrilling final to fourth seed Maxime Cressy.


Alexander Bublik lost in the first round to Jenson Brooksby.


Alexander Bublik was the second man representing Kazakhstan to record 100 tour-level wins in his career, after Mikhail Kukushkin, who had 172.


Alexander Bublik started his 2023 season by representing Kazakhstan at the first edition of the United Cup.


Alexander Bublik lost both of his matches to Nicolas Jarry and Cristian Garin.


Alexander Bublik lost in the semifinals to top seed and world No 11, Hubert Hurkacz, who would end up winning the tournament.


Alexander Bublik lost in the first round to qualifier Wu Tung-lin.


Alexander Bublik reached the quarterfinals where he lost to qualifier Jan-Lennard Struff.


Alexander Bublik fell in the first round to 13th seed and world No 16, Alexander Zverev, in three sets.


Alexander Bublik made his Davis Cup debut at the 2019 qualifying round in his singles match against Portugals Joao Sousa, where he won in three sets to help Kazakhstan advance to the 2019 Finals.


At the Finals, Alexander Bublik narrowly lost to Robin Haase of the Netherlands in three sets, but he teamed up with Mikhail Kukushkin to win the deciding doubles match against Haase and Jean-Julien Rojer and seal their first tie win.


In Kazakhstan's tie against Great Britain, Alexander Bublik played his second singles match, where he defeated Dan Evans, but he lost his doubles match with Kukushkin to Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski.


Alexander Bublik played the following year's qualifying round, where they faced off against Netherlands once more.


Alexander Bublik won his first singles match against Tallon Griekspoor and his second against Haase, both in straight sets, and brought his team through to the 2021 Finals.


At the Finals, Alexander Bublik took on Swedens Mikael Ymer and won in three sets to help his team win the tie.


Alexander Bublik maintained his momentum against Canadas Vasek Pospisil in their next tie to win in straight sets to bring Kazakhstan to its sixth quarterfinal at the Davis Cup.


At the 2020 Summer Olympics, Alexander Bublik made his tennis Olympics debut, where he played Russia's Daniil Medvedev in the first round and lost in straight sets.


Alexander Bublik's style has drawn comparisons to that of Nick Kyrgios, who developed a reputation for often playing in an unorthodox manner.


Alexander Bublik is known for his irreverence to the sport and casual approach to practicing.