23 Facts About Denis Istomin

1. Denis Istomin has had a great deal of success on the Challenger Tour and at one stage he won four Challenger tournaments in the space of six weeks.

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2. Denis Istomin is by far the most experienced Uzbek player and he leads his country for the 15th straight year, winning 34 Davis Cup ties for Uzbekistan so far.

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3. Denis Istomin is one of the few top ATP Professional players, along with Janko Tipsarevic, to wear glasses while playing.

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4. Denis Istomin made $200,000 USD in prize money in total from the 2017 AO.

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5. Denis Istomin reached third round in Wimbledon where he lost to David Goffin in four sets.

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6. Denis Istomin earned first tour-level win of 2016 against Borna Coric at the Miami Open.

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7. Denis Istomin won his first ATP world tour title at the Nottingham Open, where he defeated Sam Querrey in the final.

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8. Denis Istomin played Novak Djokovic in the third round of the 2014 Australian Open.

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9. Denis Istomin beat his first round opponent Pablo Andujar and then pulled off a huge upset to down 7th seed Croatian player Marin Cilic in straight sets.

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10. Denis Istomin would start the new year in the 2014 Apia International Sydney Tournament.

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11. At the Olympics, representing Uzbekistan, Denis Istomin made the round of 16, losing to eventual silver medalist Roger Federer.

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12. Denis Istomin lost in five sets to Mikhail Youzhny to end his bid for a quarterfinal appearance.

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13. Denis Istomin made the fourth round of the tournament, beating No 32 seed Juan Ignacio Chela and then the No 5 player in the world, David Ferrer.

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14. Denis Istomin travelled to his home country, Uzbekistan, to compete in two Challengers, both of which won.

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15. At the 2010 Asian Games tennis finals, Denis Istomin lost to India's Somdev Devvarman in straight sets.

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16. At the 2010 Pilot Pen Tennis Denis Istomin advanced to his first ATP Final, but was defeated by Sergiy Stakhovsky in three sets.

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17. Denis Istomin was defeated in the third round by No 3 seed Novak Djokovic.

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18. Denis Istomin lost to Richard Gasquet in the second round.

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19. Denis Istomin entered the 2008 Australian Open as the Asian wild card.

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20. Denis Istomin received the Asian wildcard into the 2006 Australian Open, where he played world No 1 Roger Federer.

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21. Denis Istomin broke into the top–200 late in 2005 and finished the year at No 196.

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22. Denis Istomin was born in Orenburg to Russian parents Oleg and Klaudiya Istomin.

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23. Denis Istomin has won two singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No 33 in August 2012.

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