Max Mirnyi
Max Mirnyi
Max Mirnyi
Max Mirnyi
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Nicknamed “The Beast” for his size and fearless play.
    • Began playing tennis at age 6 with his father, Nikolai, a former volleyball player. Mother, Tatiana, was a swimmer and held a Belarus national record in 1971 (200 metres butterfly); brother, Peter; step-brother, Timothy.
    • Father sent him from Belarus to Brooklyn in 1991. Moved to Bradenton, Fla., in 1992 to train at IMG Academy.
    • Plays guitar and likes to listen to classic rock.
    • In 2001, received highest State Honorary Title for sports achievements from the Prime Minister of Belarus; in 2002, named UN AIDS Ambassador; in 2004, Belarus president awarded him with highest Government Title; in 2013, BelarusPost issued a stamp with his image.
    • Vice President of Belarus Tennis Federation (2004-08).
    • UNICEF Good Will Ambassador for Belarus (since 2006).
    • Completed his International Law degree at the Belarus State University in July 2008.
    • Belarusian flagbearer at 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.
    • Wife, Ksenia; daughters, Melanie and Petra; sons, Demid and Trophym.
    • Won 51st ATP doubles title at 2018 New York with Melanie in attendance all week and 52nd at 2018Houston with Petra in attendance all week.

    (UPDATED JULY 11, 2017)

    • Ranking:Belarusian ended 2003 and spent 57 weeks overall as doubles World No. 1. Broke into Top 10 on Sept. 11, 2000 after winning US Open title w/Hewitt.
    • NittoATP Finals: Qualified10 times, going 5-0 en route to titles in 2006 w/Bjorkman and 2011 w/Nestor.
    • Milestones: Won 49 doubles titles with 18 partners, most recently 2016 Acapulco w/Huey (d. Guccione/Tomic for 700th win in 1R). Captured career-high 7 titles in 2006 and 1+ title in 15 straight seasons (1999-2013). Beat Federer en route to 2003 Rotterdam singles title. Earned career-high 65 doubles wins in 2003. Owns 23-30 record vs. Bryan/Bryan, snapping 8-match losing streak in 2017 Wimbledon 2R w/Matkowski. Made doubles debut at 1996 ’s-Hertogenbosch w/Ketola as LL (l. to Haarhuis/Schalken) and earned 1st win at 1996 Moscow w/Ullyett as Q (d. B. Black/Connell).
    • Grand Slams: Owns 10 Grand Slam titles in men’s and mixed doubles, including Roland Garros w/Bjorkman in 2005 and 2006, then w/Nestor in 2011 and 2012. Reached 2002 US Open singles QF (d. Federer, l. to Agassi).
    • ATP Masters 1000: Captured 16 ATP Masters 1000 titles, including 2003 Miami w/Federer. Played 12 matches in 9 days at 2001 ATP Masters 1000 Stuttgart, winning doubles title w/Stolle and reaching singles final as Q (d. No. 1 Kuerten, Ivanisevic, Sampras and Kafelnikov; l. to Haas).
    • Olympics: Five-time Olympian won 2012 London mixed doubles gold medal w/Azarenka (d. A. Murray/Robson).


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