Alexander Shevchenko
Alexander Shevchenko
Alexander Shevchenko
Alexander Shevchenko
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    • Growing up, his family loved tennis. His mother wanted one of her children to become a tennis player.
    • Sister Irina, who is 10 years older, grew up playing tennis, including training at Nikola Pilic’s academy, where she practised with Novak Djokovic.
    • He began playing football aged five and thought he was “quite good at it”.
    • Began playing tennis aged nine. Grew to enjoy the competitive nature of the sport.
    • Aged 10, went on a family holiday to Kitzbühel, where his family met a fitness coach who worked at the tennis academy of renowned coach Gunther Bresnik, who became Shevchenko’s longtime coach.
    • Married to WTA player Anastasia Potapova. The couple met at the Linz WTA tournament in 2023.
    • Enjoys video games, which he played when he was younger, including with Daniil Medvedev.

    (UPDATED 23 MAY 2024)

    • Broke into Top 300 in March 2022, Top 200 in June 2022 and Top 100 in April 2023, achieving career-high No. 45 in February 2024 after defeating No. 7 Rune for biggest win of career to reach Rotterdam QF.
    • Saved 2 MPs to earn 1st Top 10 win over No. 9 Fritz and reach 1st ATP Tour QF in Basel, then advanced to 1st SF and final in Metz to end his 2023 season.
    • Earned 1st ATP Tour win at 2023 Barcelona (d. Giustino) and 1st Grand Slam win at 2023 Roland Garros (d. Otte).
    • Did not drop a set en route to 1st Challenger final and title at 2022 Bratislava and 2nd title at 2023 Tenerife-1.
    • Owns 53-42 Challenger record (3-1 in finals) and a 97-57 record on ITF Tour with titles at 2020 Monastir, 2021 Tbilisi, 2021 Velenje and 2022 Antalya.


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