Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  • Personal
  • Career
    • Nicknames are Ale, Davi and Foki.
    • Speaks Spanish, English and Russian.
    • Father, Eduard Mark Davidovich, was a boxer; mother, Tatiana Fokina; brother, Mark.
    • Began playing tennis at age 2.5 with his father.
    • First trained at La Cala del Moral with coach Manolo Rubiales.
    • Began training at age 11 with current coach Jorge Aguirre at Racket Club Fuengirola.
    • Left home at age 16 to continue developing as a tennis player.
    • Inspired by Roger Federer but thinks his game is reminiscent of Novak Djokovic.
    • Favourite shot is backhand, surface is grass, tournament is Wimbledon and city on tour is Brisbane.
    • Animal-lover who owns 2 cats and launched Adoptas.org in April 2021, a pet adoption platform that aims to connect anyone looking to adopt or foster a pet with shelters and rescues across Spain.
    • Has a tattoo of a tsunami, "but my coach says I’m more like a volcano because he knows I have a lot of energy inside of me and I don’t know how to control that energy."
    • Considers himself superstitious, wearing 1 black and 1 white sock on court since age 15.
    • Likes football and is a fan of Real Madrid. Also supports boxer Floyd Mayweather.
    • Favourite movie is Creed II and actor is Sylvester Stallone.
    • Enjoys cooking and favourite food is cheesecake.
    • Favourite book is Open by Andre Agassi, TV show is Got Talent and superhero is Captain America.
    • Listens to reggaeton singer Bad Bunny.
    • Guilty pleasure is sleeping all day.
    • Says that his best quality is sensibility and worst quality is impatience.

    (UPDATED 21 AUGUST2023)

    • Improved year-end ranking for a 7th consecutive year in 2022, finishing at No. 31. Then achieved career-high ranking of No. 21on 21August2023, a week after advancing to 2nd career ATP Masters 1000 SF in Toronto (d. No. 16 Zverev in 2R, No. 5 Ruud in 3R, l. to de Minaur)..
    • In April 2022 defeatedWorld No. 1 Djokovic en route to 1st ATP Tour final of career at 2022 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo (l. to Tsitsipas).
    • Broke Djokovic 9 times in Monte Carlo 2R win, setting record for most breaks of Djokovic in a best-of-3-set match.
    • Advanced to 1st Grand Slam QF at 2021 Roland Garros and 1st ATP Masters 1000 QF at 2021 Monte Carlo, highlighted by 5-set win over Ruud in Roland Garros 3R.
    • Ended junior career as World No. 2 after winning Wimbledon boys’ singles title and posting 20-1 record in 2017.
    • Owns 2 cats and launched Adoptas.org in 2021, a pet adoption platform that aims to connect anyone looking to adopt or foster a pet with shelters and rescues across Spain.

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