20 Facts About Yevgeny Kafelnikov


Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Kafelnikov is a Russian former world No 1 tennis player.


Yevgeny Kafelnikov won two Grand Slam singles titles, the 1996 French Open and the 1999 Australian Open, and a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.


Yevgeny Kafelnikov won four Grand Slam doubles titles, and is the most recent man to have won both the men's singles and doubles titles at the same Grand Slam tournament.


In 2019, Kafelnikov was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.


Yevgeny Kafelnikov's ranking rose from 102 at the beginning of the year, to a year-end ranking of 11.


Yevgeny Kafelnikov defeated three top-10 players on his way to the title in Milan.


Yevgeny Kafelnikov was finalist at the 1997 ATP Tour World Championships, and won three titles during that season.


At the 1999 Australian Open, 10th seed Yevgeny Kafelnikov won his second singles Grand Slam title, defeating Thomas Enqvist in the final in four sets.


Yevgeny Kafelnikov won in Rotterdam and Moscow, was runner-up at the Canadian Open and reached the semifinals of the US Open.


Yevgeny Kafelnikov reached the final of the Australian Open and the quarterfinals of the French Open.


Yevgeny Kafelnikov was a finalist at the Paris Masters, quarterfinalist at the Australian Open and French Open, and won a record fifth consecutive title in Moscow.


Yevgeny Kafelnikov won his fourth and final doubles Grand Slam at the French Open in 2002, partnering Paul Haarhuis, and his final career singles title, in Tashkent.


Yevgeny Kafelnikov was a member of Russia's Davis Cup-winning team in 2002.


Yevgeny Kafelnikov played his last ATP-tour match in October 2003.


Since retiring from tennis, Yevgeny Kafelnikov cashed three times at the 2005 World Series of Poker.


Yevgeny Kafelnikov played golf on the European Tour at the 2005,2008,2013,2014 and 2015 Russian Open, 2012,2013 and 2014 Austrian Open, and the 2014 Czech Masters, plus several Challenge Tour events, without making any cuts.


Yevgeny Kafelnikov was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2019, not counting enough votes in his previous nominations in 2012, in 2015, and in 2018.


In May 2017, Yevgeny Kafelnikov was extensively interviewed by the most popular Russian website Sports.


In March 2021, Yevgeny Kafelnikov faced another wave of rumors about his retirement in 2003 as really being caused by ATP's desire to avoid a betting scandal considering his match in Lyon against Fernando Vicente.


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