67 Facts About Alexandr Dolgopolov


Alexandr Dolgopolov changed his forename spelling to the current form in May 2010.


Alexandr Dolgopolov started playing tennis at age 3, coached by his father.


The senior Alexandr Dolgopolov was the coach of Andrei Medvedev, Ukraine's most successful tennis player to date.


At a young age, Alexandr Dolgopolov lived on the tour with his parents, traveling frequently and playing players such as Medvedev, Andre Agassi, and Boris Becker.


Players such as Jim Courier remembered hitting balls with Alexandr Dolgopolov when he was a toddler.


Alexandr Dolgopolov's best showing at a junior major was a quarterfinal at the 2005 French Open Boys' Singles, where he lost against Christian Bak.


Alexandr Dolgopolov made his ATP Tour debut in September 2006 at the BCR Open Romania as a qualifier, losing in the first round to Christophe Rochus.


Alexandr Dolgopolov was part of the Ukrainian Davis Cup team in the tie against Great Britain, where he was defeated by Andy Murray.


Alexandr Dolgopolov started the year at the 2010 Brisbane International, where he qualified for the tournament by beating Joseph Sirianni and Kaden Hensel.


Alexandr Dolgopolov continued to the 2010 Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open, where he qualified to get into the tournament.


Alexandr Dolgopolov defeated Marco Chiudinelli in the first round of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships.


Alexandr Dolgopolov put on a solid performance against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round, but ultimately succumbed to the Frenchman in five sets.


Alexandr Dolgopolov began 2011 at the Medibank International in Sydney, where he won the first two rounds over Bernard Tomic and top-seeded Sam Querrey, and later lost to the eventual champion, Gilles Simon, in the quarterfinals.


At the 2011 Australian Open, Alexandr Dolgopolov had his best showing at a Grand Slam thus far, reaching the quarterfinals.


Alexandr Dolgopolov beat Mikhail Kukushkin and Benjamin Becker in the first two rounds, then avenged his defeat to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at The Championships, Wimbledon in 2010, in five sets.


Alexandr Dolgopolov entered the 2011 Brasil Open in Costa do Sauipe as the fourth seed, receiving a first-round bye.


Alexandr Dolgopolov defeated Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo in the second round.


Alexandr Dolgopolov then beat Potito Starace in the quarterfinals and crushed home-town favourite Ricardo Mello to enter his first ATP tour final.


Alexandr Dolgopolov then headed to Buenos Aires to play in the 2011 Copa Claro as the seventh seed.


Alexandr Dolgopolov suffered a surprising first-round defeat to Argentinian wildcard Jose Acasuso in straight sets.


Alexandr Dolgopolov then participated in the final leg of the Golden Triangle swing in the 2011 Abierto Mexicano Telcel tournament in Acapulco, as the sixth seed.


Alexandr Dolgopolov defeated Chilean Paul Capdeville in the first round, and then beat doubles partner Carlos Berlocq in the second round.


Alexandr Dolgopolov next entered the first Masters 1000 series of the year at Indian Wells, his debut in the tournament.


Alexandr Dolgopolov continued his form at the next Masters event, the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, reaching the fourth round with wins against Italian Andreas Seppi and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.


Alexandr Dolgopolov then suffered a disappointing start to the clay season, suffering four consecutive first-round defeats.


Alexandr Dolgopolov was defeated in the first round of the 2011 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters by Ernests Gulbis and then lost to Nikolay Davydenko in the 2011 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell.


Alexandr Dolgopolov was then beaten by Santiago Giraldo in the 2011 Mutua Madrid Open and finally by Potito Starace at the 2011 Internazionali BNL d'Italia.


Alexandr Dolgopolov managed to regain some of his earlier form in his last clay tournament, 2011 Open de Nice Cote d'Azur, before the 2011 French Open.


Alexandr Dolgopolov beat Filippo Volandri and Pere Riba to reach the quarterfinals.


Alexandr Dolgopolov lost to Victor Hanescu in straight sets in the semifinals.


Alexandr Dolgopolov entered the 2011 French Open as the 21st seed.


Alexandr Dolgopolov then beat Andreas Haider-Maurer comfortably to move into the third round but was beaten by Serbian 15th seed Viktor Troicki in four sets.


Alexandr Dolgopolov then travelled to Croatia, where he took part in the 2011 ATP Studena Croatia Open, where he was seeded second.


Alexandr Dolgopolov was defeated by seventh seed Tomas Berdych in the second round.


Alexandr Dolgopolov went on to a three set defeat, ending his US Open campaign.


At the Croatia Open Alexandr Dolgopolov defeated Italian Fabio Fognini in the second round.


Alexandr Dolgopolov won his first ATP 500 at the Citi Open in Washington, DC He defeated Tommy Haas in the final.


Alexandr Dolgopolov reached three quarterfinals during the spring, in Brisbane, Memphis and Munich.


Alexandr Dolgopolov gave a stern challenge to World No 7 at the time Juan Martin del Potro.


Best result of the year for Alexandr Dolgopolov was a semifinal in 2013 Winston-Salem Open, where he lost to Gael Monfils.


Alexandr Dolgopolov began the year at the Apia International in Sydney, losing in the quarterfinals to eventual runner-up Bernard Tomic.


Alexandr Dolgopolov continued his good run of form at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.


Alexandr Dolgopolov beat Nadal in the third round, Fabio Fognini in round of 16 and Milos Raonic in quarter-finals, then lost to Roger Federer in semifinals.


Alexandr Dolgopolov lost to Grigor Dimitrov in Queen's quarter-finals and Wimbledon round of 32.


In 2015, Alexandr Dolgopolov lost in first round of the Australian Open to Paolo Lorenzi.


Alexandr Dolgopolov represented Ukraine alongside Elina Svitolina at the 2016 Hopman Cup.


Alexandr Dolgopolov won his singles matches against Jack Sock, Jiri Vesely and Lleyton Hewitt.


Alexandr Dolgopolov then entered 2016 Wimbledon Championships where he beat Russian Evgeny Donskoy in 4 tight sets to set up a second round match against Daniel Evans which he lost in 3 sets.


Alexandr Dolgopolov then entered the 2016 Citi Open and was seed 11, which meant he received a bye for the first round, in the second round match he faced Australian youngster Jordan Thompson, in the third round he lost in straight sets to Sam Querrey.


Alexandr Dolgopolov then proceeded to enter the 2016 Rogers Cup, where he lost to Donald Young in straight sets in the first round.


Alexandr Dolgopolov won his third ATP title at the 2017 Argentina Open defeating top seeded Japanese player Kei Nishikori.


Alexandr Dolgopolov reached the fourth round of the 2017 US Open where he was defeated by top seed World No 1 and eventual champion Rafael Nadal.


Alexandr Dolgopolov announced his retirement on 1 May 2021, having played Novak Djokovic in his final match on 14 May 2018 at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome.


On 13 March 2011 Alexandr Dolgopolov stated he wants to represent Ukraine as a player, but only after the leadership of the Ukrainian Tennis Federation changes.


Alexandr Dolgopolov has hinted in late January 2011 that he might change his citizenship.


At the time, Alexandr Dolgopolov stated this would mean "of course" he would switch to another Davis Cup team.


The President of the Ukrainian Tennis Federation Vadym Shulman stated in late February 2011 that he thought Alexandr Dolgopolov was bluffing and blackmailing his federation.


Alexandr Dolgopolov had an unorthodox but all-court playing style; he counter-punched when needed, but could be very offensive.


Alexandr Dolgopolov's serve has a very quick cadence to it, the motion having little to no pauses within it.


Alexandr Dolgopolov is able to quickly and suddenly hit the ball at the last moment, making him one of the most deceptive players on tour, as it is hard to anticipate where he is going to hit the ball.


Alexandr Dolgopolov uses a unique jumping topspin forehand, which can be used to pull his opponents wide off the court.


Alexandr Dolgopolov's backhand is usually hit two-handed with topspin, but he often uses a one-handed slice.


Alexandr Dolgopolov can flatten his backhand for winners and is capable of generating extremely high pace on that shot.


Alexandr Dolgopolov is not afraid to come to the net to finish off points, and he volleys quite well.


Alexandr Dolgopolov has been compared to French showman Fabrice Santoro for his unique use of shots and strokes.


Alexandr Dolgopolov's slice is one of the best in the ATP.


Alexandr Dolgopolov suffers from a hereditary disorder known as Gilbert's Syndrome, which affects his liver, blood and often causes fatigue.