Altug Celikbilek
Altug Celikbilek
Altug Celikbilek
Altug Celikbilek
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Surname 'Celikbilek' translates to 'steel wrist'.
    • Speaks Turkish and English, is learning German and Flemish.
    • Trains with coach Tobias Hinzmann in Hamburg, Germany.
    • Father, Mustafa, is a national tennis coach in Istanbul, at the Enka Tennis Club. Mom, Saziye, works as a physical education teacher at a high school. Mom was also a professional runner in the Turkish national team.
    • Began playing tennis at age 4: "I was born in a tennis court and I grew up in a tennis court because my father gave lessons there. I was always at the club hanging around there when I was a baby."
    • Decided to turn pro and pursue a professional career at age 18, working with former World No. 12 Dominik Hrbaty in the early stages.
    • Motivation: "I just love to compete so much. I'm really competitive. And I'm proud to be a professional tennis player. I don't need to win a title to feel proud. To be able to compete all around the world and chase the dream and do what I want to do. That makes me proud."
    • If he could steal one shot from another player, it would be Novak Djokovic's return and Roger Federer's forehand.
    • Biggest passion outside of tennis is basketball. Kobe Bryant was his idol for his mentality and he currently supports the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns in the NBA.
    • Also enjoys football and supports Fenerbahce in Turkiye.
    • Favourite music is American pop.

    (UPDATED 12 AUGUST2021)

    • Won two Challenger titles in 2021, in Porto and Pozoblanco, becoming first player from Turkiye to win multiple titles in same season.
    • Achieved career-high No. 140 on 2 August 2021 after capturing 2nd Challenger title at Pozoblanco.
    • Broke into Top 300 in January 2021 after earning 2nd ATP Tour win of career in Antalya 1R as WC (d. Zuk).
    • Defeated former World No. 10 Gulbis in ATP Tour main draw debut at 2019 Antalya.
    • Owns 4-5 Davis Cup singles record for Turkiye, highlighted by tie-clinching win vs. Denmark in 2019 (d. Sigsgaard).


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