Andrey Golubev is a Russian-born Kazakhstani professional tennis player.
40 Facts About Andrey Golubev
Andrey Golubev is currently the No 1 Kazakh doubles player.
Andrey Golubev won the 2010 International German Open, an ATP 500 event, to claim Kazakhstan's first-ever ATP title.
The first ranking point earned by Andrey Golubev were from a four-week satellite tour in Serbia, and he gained another from a satellite event in Italy.
Andrey Golubev would get to at least the quarterfinals of three other events, all in Italy, including making his first final in L'Aquila, losing to Mathieu Montcourt.
Andrey Golubev continued to enter futures events in 2005, with his best performances a semifinal and a quarterfinal, until mid-May, when he won events on back-to-back weeks, the first in Grottaglie, the other in Teramo.
Andrey Golubev was the lowest ranked player to receive direct acceptance, and managed to win his first match against a Spanish wildcard ranked outside the top 1000 in the world, before losing to an Australian qualifier.
Andrey Golubev moved into the top 1000 in doubles in 2005, after making the semifinals of a futures event with Marco Gualdi.
Andrey Golubev would move up by making the quarterfinals at three straight challengers, with three different partners.
Andrey Golubev returned to the top 400 after making the finals in Vicenza, rising to a new career-high ranking, but in this tournament he benefited from drawing a wild card in his first match, and getting both a withdrawal and a retirement from other opponents.
Andrey Golubev briefly dropped back below this line, but came back up after a good challenger performance in Grenoble, where he won five straight matches, four in three sets, to qualify and make the quarterfinals.
Andrey Golubev again focused on futures play to end the season, and had some significant success.
Andrey Golubev's ranking improved in doubles, though not by as wide a margin.
Andrey Golubev's first tournament of 2007 was a first for him, as he attempted to qualify for his first ATP International Series event, the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha.
Andrey Golubev lost his first match in straight sets, but continued his attempts to qualify for large events when he entered qualifying for the Australian Open.
Andrey Golubev made the final round of qualifying on several occasions, including losing to Radek Stepanek at the Open 13 in Marseille.
Andrey Golubev was able to gain direct acceptance to a challenger event in Rome in May, his first appearance in a main draw since September 2006, making the quarterfinals.
Andrey Golubev would continue to play challengers for the remainder of the season, with his best result coming in Grenoble, where he made the semifinals.
Andrey Golubev played fairly few doubles matches in 2007, but did record his first career challenger victory at Mantua with Francesco Piccari, and again teamed with Piccari to make the semi-finals in Cordenons.
Andrey Golubev began the season by qualifying for his second ATP event, the Next Generation Adelaide International, but lost to a man he had beaten in Australia the year before, Ernests Gulbis, in the first round.
Andrey Golubev again attempted to qualify for the 2008 Open 13 in Marseille, but fell just one set short, losing to Ivan Dodig.
Andrey Golubev won a match in qualifying for the Open Sabadell Atlantico in Barcelona to end a seven-game losing streak, but did not win consecutive matches until a quarterfinal in a challenger in Sanremo.
Andrey Golubev attempted to qualify for both Wimbledon, and, for the first time, the 2008 French Open, but failed in both attempts, losing in the second round of Wimbledon qualifying.
Andrey Golubev reached another new milestone at the 2008 Canada Masters in Toronto, beating Phillip King and Rohan Bopanna to qualify for his first career ATP Masters series event main draw.
Andrey Golubev lost his first round match, though, to veteran Thomas Johansson of Sweden.
Andrey Golubev continued his attempts to qualify for ATP level events, succeeding at the 2008 Countrywide Classic in Los Angeles, but losing in the first round to Florent Serra.
Andrey Golubev entered qualifying for the US Open for the first time in 2008, losing in the final round to Switzerland's Stephane Bohli.
However, when Juan Carlos Ferrero pulled out of the tournament, Andrey Golubev was chosen as the lucky loser to replace him, and made his Grand Slam debut against an American wildcard, Brendan Evans.
Andrey Golubev defeated Evans in three sets, but then lost to seventh seed David Nalbandian in the second round.
Andrey Golubev has had another year of only light doubles play, with his best result a semifinal with Francesco Piccari in Cordoba.
Andrey Golubev reached the final of the 2008 St Petersburg Open.
Andrey Golubev reached the second round of the 2009 French Open in singles, his best showing at a Grand Slam thus far.
Andrey Golubev then reached the second round of the 2010 Grand Prix Hassan II and as a qualifier in the 2010 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, falling to Richard Gasquet and David Ferrer, respectively.
Andrey Golubev fell in the qualifications of the 2010 Internazionali BNL d'Italia.
Andrey Golubev then suffered first-round loses in the 2010 French Open, 2010 Aegon Championships, Aegon International, and 2010 Wimbledon Championships.
Andrey Golubev followed this up by reaching the final of the 2010 Proton Malaysian Open, losing to US Open semifinalist Mikhail Youzhny, having won the first set.
Andrey Golubev finished the year in the top 40 at World No 36.
Andrey Golubev reached two second rounds in two consecutive years at the 2011 and at the 2012 Indian Wells Masters as a qualifier, his best showing at this Masters 1000.
Andrey Golubev reached the second round of the 2012 Australian Open his best showing at this Grand Slam equaling his showing at the 2010 Australian Open.
Andrey Golubev reached the third round at the 2021 US Open as well for the first time partnering Andreas Mies.