13 Facts About Artem Sitak


Artem Yurievich Sitak is a Russian-born New Zealand professional tennis player.

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Artem Sitak is the younger brother of Dmitri Sitak, who was a professional tennis player.

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Artem Sitak made his first junior Grand Slam appearance at the age of 15 at the 2002 Australian Open where he was beaten in straight sets by Australian Christopher Roman.

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Artem Sitak began his senior career in 2002 at a challenger event in Togliatti, Russia, where he received a wildcard into the main draw but fell in the first round to Thomas Blake, older brother of former top 10 player James Blake.

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Artem Sitak won the men's singles in the Ojai Tennis Tournament in 2012.

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Artem Sitak maintained that it was their experience which counted – it was the 39th ATP final for Erlich, and the 11th for Artem Sitak, but just the first for both their opponents.

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Artem Sitak then entered the Toronto Masters with Stefanos Tsitsipas, and received a first-round call up as an alternate for a withdrawn pair.

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Artem Sitak had another new partner in the mixed doubles, teaming up with former World doubles number one Ekaterina Makarova.

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Artem Sitak had different partners for each of his first three grass tournaments before winning the Antalya Open with Jonathan Erlich in a week where the on-court temperatures seldom dropped below 40 degrees Celsius.

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Artem Sitak had a six-week break before he and Sharan started the new year with a first round loss in Doha.

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Artem Sitak got to the quarter-finals of the Sofia Open in Bulgaria before flying to South America for a final Challenger event, reaching the semi-finals in Lima.

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Artem Sitak then paired up with Nicholas Monroe for the first time in several years, losing in the first round in three tournaments in South America before he moved north to Acapulco.

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Artem Sitak then headed to Europe, where he and Sergio Martos Gornes lost in the semi-finals of a Challenger event in Lugano, having won a marathon match-tie break in their previous match.

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