Igor Andreev

Igor Andreev
И́горь Андре́ев
Igor Andreev Hopman Cup 2010.jpg
Country (sports) Russia
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Born(1983-07-14) 14 July 1983 (age 34)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2002
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,630,505
Career record224-212
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 18 (3 November 2008)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2006, 2008, 2009)
French OpenQF (2007)
Wimbledon4R (2009)
US Open4R (2008)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games3R (2004, 2008)
Career record43-64
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 59 (18 July 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2004, 2005)
French Open3R (2005)
Wimbledon2R (2009)
US Open2R (2004, 2005, 2008)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2006)
Last updated on: 28 November 2012.


Igor Valeryevich Andreev (Russian: И́горь Вале́рьевич Андре́ев, translit. Andreyev) (given birth to 14 July 1983) is a retired Russian professional rugby player, given birth to in Moscow. He earned 3 game titles, reached the quarter-finals from the 2007 French Open up and accomplished a career-high singles rank of Globe No. 18 in November 2008.

Tennis career


Andreev made his ATP debut in Sept 2003 in Bucharest, Romania being a qualifier and defeated best seed Nikolay Davydenko 7–5, 6–7, 6–0 in the first circular, before losing within the next circular to José Acasuso.On the Moscow ATP competition afterwards the same month, Andreev defeated the very best seed Sjeng Schalken in directly sets, 6–3, 6–1, and produced his first ATP quarterfinal appearance, ultimately losing to Paul-Henri Mathieu 6–2, 3–6, 5–7. He got into the St. Petersburg competition in Oct 2003 being a wildcard, and defeated the quantity 4 seed Potential Mirnyi 6–4, 7–6 before shedding to Sargis Sargsian in the next round.


Andreev finished in the very best 50 from the ATP search rankings for the very first time in his profession. Through the same calendar year he also reached two ATP finals, Gstaad, Switzerland in July (shedding to Roger Federer), and Bucharest, Romania in Sept (shedding to José Acasuso). He gained a personal greatest 28 fits in the entire year, and also produced his Davis Glass debut.Andreev made his Grand Slam debut on the 2004 Australian Open up, where he shed in the first circular to France's Olivier Tolerance, 4–6, 4–6, 7–6 (4), 6–1, 6–2. On the French Open up, he knocked out defending champ Juan Carlos Ferrero in the next round before shedding to eventual champ Gastón Gaudio 6–4, 7–5, 6–3 in the 4th circular. At Wimbledon that season, he reached the next round, shedding to Fernando González, and dropped in the initial round at the united states Available to Fernando Verdasco, 6–3, 6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 7–5.On the Athens Olympics in August 2004, Andreev produced the third around, and lost and then the eventual yellow metal medallist, Chilean Nicolás Massú.He won his initial ATP doubles name in Moscow in Oct 2004 with Nikolay Davydenko, after defeating Mahesh Bhupathi and Jonas Björkman 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 in the ultimate.

2005: Three ATP titles

Andreev's initial ATP singles name came in Apr 2005 in Valencia, Spain, which he won by conquering Spaniard David Ferrer 6–3, 5–7, 6–3 in the ultimate, after having applied for Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals. Following this stage, Nadal started his record-breaking 81 match earn streak on clay, which lasted for a lot more than 2 yrs. Andreev made the 3rd round at both French Open up and Wimbledon, and reached the quarterfinal on the Pilot Pencil Tennis Competition in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Then reached the ultimate of the function at Bucharest, shedding to Florent Serra 6–3, 6–4. Andreev continuing his consistent functionality of the entire year by earning the Palermo event in Sept 2005, defeating Filippo Volandri of Italy 0–6, 6–1, 6–3 in the ultimate, as well as the Kremlin Glass at Moscow in Oct, defeating Nicolas Kiefer 5–7, 7–6, 6–2 in the ultimate.


Andreev had some fluctuations in the first fifty percent of the growing season; despite seven first-round loss, highlights included achieving the finals at Sydney as well as the quarterfinals at Indian Wells, shedding both fits to Adam Blake. A leg injury compelled Andreev to sit down out the next half from the clay court period, including Roland Garross.

2007: First Grand Slam quarterfinal

Andreev returned in 2007, and produced an immediate influence with an extraordinary showing on the France Open up. Unseeded, he defeat former Globe No. 1 Andy Roddick 3–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4 in the first circular after that Nicolás Massú, Paul-Henri Mathieu and in-form Marcos Baghdatis in the 4th round, to create his first Grand Slam quarter-final, which he dropped in straight pieces to Novak Djokovic 6–3, 6–3, 6–3. Nevertheless, he was defeated in the initial circular of Wimbledon.

2008: Best ranking, World No. 18

He managed to get to the 3rd circular of Australian Open up losing to Richard Gasquet in four models. His other significant performances include achieving the quarterfinals of Buenos Aires, Dubai, and Miami. At Miami he was defeated by Tomáš Berdych 6–4, 6–4. After Miami, he reached the quarterfinal of another Experts Series event in Monte Carlo. He defeated in-form clay-courter Nicolás Almagro on his method towards the quarters, where he was defeated by number 4 seed Nikolay Davydenko.Seeded 27th at Roland Garros, Andreev dropped in the next circular to Robby Ginepri 4–6, 6–2, 7–6, 6–2. At Wimbledon, he once more lost in the next round, this time around to David Ferrer 3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2. Nevertheless, in the combined doubles, he reached the semi finals of Wimbledon with Maria Kirilenko.In the 2008 US Open up he lost in the fourth circular to Roger Federer inside a tantalisingly close match 6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3.


Greatly favored Russia was hosted simply by Israel inside a Davis Cup quarterfinal tie in July 2009, about indoor very difficult courts in the Nokia Industry in Tel Aviv. Russia, champion from the 2002 and 2005 competitions, was the top-ranked nation. Asked if he was anxious, Andreev replied having a smile: "Anxious? Why must i be anxious? Everything is okay." Harel Levy, globe # 210, after that beat Andreev, globe # 24, 6–4, 6–2, 4–6, 6–2 in the starting match. Dudi Sela (# 33) accompanied by defeating Youzhny, and the very next day Israelis Andy Ram memory and Jonathan Erlich defeat Safin and doubles professional Kunitsyn. Using the connect clinched for Israel, the invert singles rubbers had been "lifeless", and rather than best-of-five fits, best-of-three sets had been played, using the outcomes of small to no importance. Dudi Sela harm his wrist in the 1st set. Israel received 4–1.

2010: Injuries and ranking downfall

He began the season on the Hopman Glass with Elena Dementieva seeing that his mixed increase partner. In singles, he gained a match but dropped another two horribly. Then visited the Medibank International in Sydney, where he dropped to Leonardo Mayer 7–6, 3–6, 6–7 in the starting round, where he previously 5 match factors but eventually dropped in the 3rd established tiebreak. He also performed doubles with Evgeny Korolev and reached the semis there.Andreev stretched Roger Federer to four pieces in the first circular from the 2010 Australian Open up, losing 6–4, 2–6, 6–7, 0–6. Andreev acquired three set factors in the 3rd set but ultimately lost within a link break towards the Swiss best seed. Federer, the eventual champ, won the ultimate established 6–0 to protect his 11-yr streak of under no circumstances dropping in the 1st round from the Australian Open up.Following the Australian Open up, Andreev performed the 2010 Brasil Open up, his first clay court tournament of the entire year. Seeded No. 4 in the competition, Andreev produced a set you back the semi-finals and finally dropped to Łukasz Kubot 6–2, 2–6, 4–6.His next successful competition was the Malaysia Open up which he qualified for and continued to attain the semi-finals, taking right out defending champ Nikolay Davydenko along the way before dropping to Mikhail Youzhny in three sets.

2011–2013 and retirement

Andreev began to have problems with horrible accidental injuries. A knee damage thwarted him in 2011, and in 2012 a make injury avoided him from attaining decent leads to almost every competition. He lost rating points and battled to earn a match in the qualifying circular of small competitions. These years are also filled with retirements because of his accidental injuries. The only significant match was against Denis Istomin in the next circular of Wimbledon 2012. He dropped 3–6, 6–7, 6–4, 2-6. He hasn't received a match since LA Open up 2012, when he received over Dudi Sela in the 1st circular 7–6, 6–4. The problem has obtained worse in 2013. After devoid of played because the Monte-Carlo Rolex Experts in Apr, he lost atlanta divorce attorneys first circular match from the qualifying attract of every competition he attempted to play till the French Open up 2013. Through the pursuing grass-court time of year, Andreev made a decision to enter the Challenger ITF competition in Prague on clay, and after defeating Vitalii Shcherba 6-1, 6-3 in the 1st circular and Andreas Vinciguerra 6-4, 6-2 in the next round, he dropped to Víctor Estrella after a genuine battle 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-7(5). At Wimbledon 2013 Andreev made an appearance in the primary attract as a safeguarded ranking participant and in the 1st round he confronted Polish Łukasz Kubot dropping 6-1, 7-5, 6-2. After these fits, Andreev announced his last retirement from golf because of the multiple accidents that ruined his profession after 2010 and 2011.

Playing style & equipment

Andreev can be an offensive baseliner. He possesses probably one of the most effective forehands on tour. ATP professional Marcos Baghdatis explains Andreev's forehand to be "more fatal than Nadal's" Andreev is usually sponsored by Sergio Tacchini for clothing and Babolat Aero Pro Drive GT for racquets and Babolat All-Court III for sneakers.

Personal life

He helps both FC Moscow and FC Dynamo Moscow and can be an avid follower from the Russian country wide football team.He is at a romantic relationship with fellow Russian participant, Maria Kirilenko for quite some time, before they break up in 2011.

ATP career finals

Singles: 9 (3–6)

Star Grand Slam competitions (0–0) Year-End Championships (0–0) ATP Globe Tour Experts 1000 (0–0) ATP Globe Tour 500 Series (0–0) ATP Globe Tour 250 Series (3–6) Finals by Surface area Hard (0–1) Clay (2–5) Lawn (0–0) Carpeting (1–0) Outcome Zero. Date Championship Surface area Opponent Rating Runner-up 1. 12 July 2004 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Roger Federer 2–6, 3–6, 7–5, 3–6 Runner-up 2. 19 Sept 2004 Bucharest, Romania Clay José Acasuso 3–6, 0–6 Champion 1. 4 Apr 2005 Valencia, Spain Clay David Ferrer 6–3, 5–7, 6–3 Champion 2. 26 Sept 2005 Palermo, Italy Clay Filippo Volandri 0–6, 6–1, 6–3 Runner-up 3. 18 Sept 2005 Bucharest, Romania Clay Florent Serra 4–6, 3–6 Champion 3. 10 Oct 2005 Moscow, Russia Carpeting (i) Nicolas Kiefer 5–7, 7–6, 6–2 Runner-up 4. 16 January 2006 Sydney, Australia Hard Wayne Blake 2–6, 6–3, 6–7 Runner-up 5. 13 July 2008 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Victor Hănescu 3–6, 4–6 Runner-up 6. 20 July 2008 Umag, Croatia Clay Fernando Verdasco 6–3, 4–6, 6–7

Doubles: 2 (1–1)

Story Grand Slam competitions (0–0) Year-End Championships (0) ATP Globe Tour Experts 1000 (0–0) ATP Globe Tour 500 Series (0–0) ATP Globe Tour 250 Series (1–1) Finals by Surface area Hard (0–0) Clay (0–0) Lawn (0–0) Carpeting (1–1) Outcome Zero. Date Tournament Surface area Partner Opponents Rating Champion 1. 18 Oct 2004 Moscow, Russia Carpeting (we) Nikolay Davydenko Mahesh Bhupathi Jonas Björkman 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 Runner-up 1. 17 Oct 2005 Moscow, Russia Carpeting (we) Nikolay Davydenko Maximum Mirnyi Mikhail Youzhny 1–6, 1–6

Performance timelines


Current till 2013 Wimbledon Championships. Competition 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L Grand Slam Competitions Australian Open up 1R 2R 3R 1R 3R 3R 1R 2R Q2 A 8–8 French Open up 4R 3R A QF 2R 3R A 2R 1R Q1 13–7 Wimbledon 2R 3R A 1R 2R 4R 1R 2R 2R 1R 9–9 US Open up 1R 2R A 2R 4R 1R 2R 1R 1R A 6–8 Get–Reduction 4–4 6–4 2–1 5–4 7–4 7–4 1–3 3–4 1–3 0–1 36–31 ATP Globe Tour Experts 1000 Indian Wells Experts 1R 1R QF A 1R 4R 2R 2R Q1 A 6–7 Miami Experts 1R 3R 2R 1R QF 3R 2R 2R Q1 A 9–8 Monte-Carlo Experts 1R 1R 1R 3R QF 1R 2R A A Q1 6–7 Rome Experts 1R 1R A 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R A Q1 4–7 Madrid Experts A A A 1R 1R A 1R Q2 2R Q1 1–4 Canada Experts 2R 1R A A 3R 2R A A A A 4–4 Cincinnati Experts A 1R A Q2 3R 2R A Q2 Q1 A 3–3 Shanghai Experts Not Experts Series 1R Q1 A A A 0–1 Paris Experts A A 2R A 2R A A A A A 2–2 Hamburg Experts A 1R A 3R 1R Not really Experts Series 2–3 Gain–reduction 1–5 2–7 5–4 5–5 13–9 5–7 2–5 3–3 1–1 0–0 37–46 Profession statistics Game titles–Finals 0–2 3–4 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–9 Year-end rank 50 26 91 33 19 35 79 115 110 1013


Competition 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 W–L Grand Slam competitions Australian Open up 2R 2R 1R 1R A 1R 2R A 3–6 France Open up 2R 3R A 1R A 1R A A 3–4 Wimbledon 1R A A 1R A 2R A A 1–3 US Open up 2R 2R A A 2R A A 1R 3–4