75 Facts About Mikhail Youzhny

1. Mikhail Youzhny began studying for a degree in philosophy at the University of Moscow in 2005, specializing in the philosophy and attitudes of tennis.

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2. Mikhail Youzhny wore adidas clothing and Barricade 7.0 shoes and used a Head Head Graphene XT Extreme Pro racquet.

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3. Mikhail Youzhny participated in three Summer Olympics; Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

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4. Mikhail Youzhny added, "Now, I want to devote more time to my family and concentrate on individual tournaments".

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5. Mikhail Youzhny resigned from the Russian Davis Cup team in February 2011, stating, "I think the time has come for me step aside and give younger players a chance".

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6. At the 2002 World Group final, Mikhail Youzhny played the deciding match against Paul-Henri Mathieu and came back from two sets down to win.

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7. Mikhail Youzhny played his first Davis Cup match in the World Group first round against Belgium in a dead rubber.

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8. At the 2018 Atlanta Open, Mikhail Youzhny announced his retirement from professional tennis, with the 2018 St Petersburg Open marking his final appearance.

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9. Mikhail Youzhny started his 2017 season at the 2017 Aircel Chennai Open, where he reached the quarterfinals by beating Indian Saketh Myneni and Argentine Renzo Olivo without losing a set.

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10. Mikhail Youzhny had a year-end singles ranking of 57 for 2016.

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11. Mikhail Youzhny finished his 2016 season with a five-match losing streak, with four more matches lost at Antwerp, Basel, Paris Masters Qualifying and the Challenger event at Mouilleron-le-Captif.

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12. Mikhail Youzhny was forced to retire in the first set due to an injury.

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13. Mikhail Youzhny continued his impressive form, dispatching Pella to advance to the third round where he faced No 1 Novak Djokovic.

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14. At the US Open, Mikhail Youzhny beat 28th seed Martin Klizan to reach the second round where he faced Guido Pella.

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15. Mikhail Youzhny began his 2016 season strong in the challenger events in Southeast Asia, where he claimed three titles in three consecutive weeks in Thailand and the Philippines.

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16. Mikhail Youzhny signs to Hyderabad Aces to play first season of Champions Tennis League India.

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17. Mikhail Youzhny began his 2014 season at the Australian Open where he reached the second round before losing to Florian Mayer.

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18. On his way Mikhail Youzhny defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov in straight sets in the round of 64 and Tommy Haas in four sets in the round of 32.

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19. Mikhail Youzhny had a strong showing at the US Open, reaching his sixth major quarterfinal, eventually losing to Novak Djokovic in four sets.

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20. At Wimbledon, where he was the 20th-seed, Mikhail Youzhny lost in the fourth round to world number two and eventual champion Andy Murray.

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21. Mikhail Youzhny lost in three sets in the final to world number three Roger Federer.

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22. On his way to the final Mikhail Youzhny defeated top 20 player Philipp Kohlschreiber in the quarterfinals, top 15 player Kei Nishikori in the second round and top 10 player Richard Gasquet in the semifinals.

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23. Mikhail Youzhny continued his good form into the Gerry Weber Open by reaching his first grass-court final in his career.

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24. Mikhail Youzhny was defeated in the fourth round by 12th-seed Tommy Haas, during which he infamously smashed his racquet with the bench.

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25. Mikhail Youzhny lost in the second round to world number eighty-two Evgeny Donskoy, a Russian newcomer to the top 100, in another five-setter.

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26. Mikhail Youzhny represented Russia at the Summer Olympics, the last grass court tournament of the year.

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27. At Wimbledon, Mikhail Youzhny, seeded 26th, won his fourth round match for the first time on seven attempts to reach the quarterfinals.

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28. The match is notable for Mikhail Youzhny apologizing to the crowd about his performance by writing "SORRI" in the clay.

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29. Mikhail Youzhny was seeded 27th at the French Open, and lost in the third round to world number six David Ferrer.

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30. Mikhail Youzhny reached his last semifinal of the season at the St Petersburg Open, losing to world number twenty-two Marin Cilic, the eventual champion.

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31. Mikhail Youzhny was seeded 12th at the French Open, and lost in the third round to world number thirty-eight Albert Montanes, a Spanish clay-court specialist, in straight sets.

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32. Mikhail Youzhny responded to his early loss with a semifinal showing at the Open 13 in Marseille, France, and lost to world number twenty-eight Marin Cilic.

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33. Mikhail Youzhny made his next appearance at the 2011 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, but failed in protecting his points from the previous year, and lost to world number four Robin Soderling.

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34. Mikhail Youzhny began the 2011 season at the Australian Open where he reached the third round, losing to Canadian qualifier Milos Raonic in four sets.

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35. Mikhail Youzhny was forced to withdraw from the Kremlin Cup, in which he was the defending champion, due to a viral illness.

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36. Mikhail Youzhny entered the French Open as the 11th-seed, and reached the quarterfinals for the first time by defeating world number ten Jo-Wilfried Tsonga when Tsonga retired in the second set.

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37. On his third final appearance, Mikhail Youzhny defeated world number eleven Marin Cilic to win his first BMW Open in Munich, Germany.

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38. Mikhail Youzhny reached the quarterfinals of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, losing to world number seven Robin Soderling.

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39. Mikhail Youzhny started the 2010 season by pulling out of the third round of the Australian Open with a wrist injury.

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40. At the US Open Mikhail Youzhny reached the second round, losing to qualifier Marco Chiudinelli from Switzerland in four sets.

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41. Mikhail Youzhny continued his good form by reaching the semifinals of the Interwetten Austrian Open Kitzbuhel in Austria, and lost to world number seventy-four and eventual champion Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in three sets.

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42. Mikhail Youzhny entered the BMW Open in Munich ranked world number sixty-four, reached the final and lost to world number twenty-eight Tomas Berdych in three tight sets.

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43. Mikhail Youzhny continued his poor results, reaching the first and second round in all the remaining tournaments, with one exception in Tokyo, Japan.

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44. At the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, Mikhail Youzhny lost in the third round to world number three Novak Djokovic.

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45. Mikhail Youzhny lost to 2nd-seed and eventual champion Rafael Nadal in the fourth round.

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46. At the Open 13 in Marseille, France, Mikhail Youzhny reached the quarterfinals, losing in straight sets to world number seventeen Marcos Baghdatis.

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47. Mikhail Youzhny started the 2008 season by defeating world number two Rafael Nadal in under an hour at the final of the Chennai Open in India.

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48. At the French Open, Mikhail Youzhny reached the fourth round for the first time in his career, being defeated by Roger Federer in three sets.

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49. Mikhail Youzhny defeated Dominik Hrbaty, Nicolas Massu, David Ferrer and Tommy Robredo before upsetting 2nd-seed Rafael Nadal in four sets in the quarterfinals.

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50. Mikhail Youzhny went into the 2006 US Open ranked number fifty-four.

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51. Mikhail Youzhny reached the third round at Wimbledon but lost to Novak Djokovic in four sets.

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52. At the French Open Mikhail Youzhny lost to Carlos Moya in three sets.

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53. At Wimbledon, Mikhail Youzhny, reached the fourth round for the first time since 2002, losing to Fernando Gonzalez in three sets.

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54. Mikhail Youzhny lost in either the first or second round in six tournaments in a row, including the French Open, where he lost to Jurgen Melzer in three sets.

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55. At the Dubai Tennis Championships, Mikhail Youzhny reached the quarterfinals and lost to world No 1 Roger Federer.

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56. At the Australian Open, Mikhail Youzhny was seeded 15th but lost in a five-setter in the second round to Nadal.

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57. Mikhail Youzhny ended the year by reaching the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.

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58. In October at the St Petersburg Open, Mikhail Youzhny won his first title since 2002, defeating world No 53 Karol Beck in two sets.

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59. Mikhail Youzhny lost to Ivan Ljubicic in a three setter.

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60. At the Indian Wells Masters Mikhail Youzhny beat Mark Philippoussis in the second round, but lost to world No 5 Andre Agassi in straight sets in round four.

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61. Mikhail Youzhny started the 2004 season with a second round defeat by Sargis Sargsian at the Qatar Open in Doha.

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62. At the BMW Open in Munich, Mikhail Youzhny reached the quarterfinals but lost to world number five Roger Federer.

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63. Mikhail Youzhny began the 2003 season with a semifinal appearance at the Qatar Open in Doha, losing to American world number forty-two Jan-Michael Gambill.

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64. At the Mutua Madrilena Masters in Madrid, Mikhail Youzhny reached the third round, but lost to world number eight Sebastien Grosjean from France in two sets.

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65. At Wimbledon, Mikhail Youzhny reached the fourth round and lost to Australian world number one Lleyton Hewitt—who went on to win the tournament—in a three setter.

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66. Mikhail Youzhny reached the fourth round at his Wimbledon debut, where he lost to 3rd-seed and runner-up, Australian Patrick Rafter in 4-sets.

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67. At the Queen's Club Championships, Mikhail Youzhny defeated future world number one Andy Roddick in straight sets, but then lost in the second round to world number 107 Raemon Sluiter.

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68. Mikhail Youzhny continued his good form into February, reaching his first ATP tour-level semifinals at the 2000 Copenhagen Open, but lost to eventual runner-up Andreas Vinciguerra from Sweden.

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69. Mikhail Youzhny ended the year ranked 113 in the world.

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70. Mikhail Youzhny reached his first ATP Challenger final in Cherbourg, France, but lost to Julien Boutter, then ranked 162 in the world.

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71. Mikhail Youzhny reached his highest junior world ranking of No 20 in January 2000.

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72. Mikhail Youzhny was a member of the winning Russian national team at the Davis Cup in both 2002 and 2006.

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73. Mikhail Youzhny reached the finals of twenty-one ATP tour-level titles, winning ten of them.

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74. Mikhail Youzhny reached the quarterfinals of all grand slams; going beyond the quarterfinals at the US Open in 2006 and 2010.

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75. Mikhail Youzhny achieved a top-10 ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals for the first time on 13 August 2007, and reached a career peak of World No 8 in January 2008, and again in October 2010.

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