Timofey Skatov
Timofey Skatov
Timofey Skatov
Timofey Skatov
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Nickname is Tim.
    • Speaks Russian, English and Spanish.
    • Father, Dmitrii; mother, Liudmila; brother, Sergey.
    • Began playing tennis at age 4 in Tula, Russia, where his family moved from Kazakhstan when he was 1 year old.
    • Says that his father wanted him to follow in his footsteps and play football, but he was too small.
    • Credits 1st coach Andrey Urgapov with helping him become World No. 1 junior.
    • Moved to Valencia, Spain at age 17 to continue his professional development and train with current coach Jose Altur.
    • Favourite shot is inside-out forehand, surface is clay and tournament is Wimbledon.
    • Tennis idol is Roger Federer.
    • Favourite city on tour is New York City.
    • Also enjoys football,supportingFC Barcelona and Lionel Messi.
    • Enjoys reading and says that his favourite book isWay of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman.
    • Favourite TV show is Peaky Blinders, movie is The Lord of the Rings, superhero is Iron Man and actor is Robert Downey Jr.
    • Likes listening to Imagine Dragons and Eminem.
    • Favourite foods are acaibowls and poke.
    • Guilty pleasure is "scrolling Instagram for a long time."
    • Favourite school subject was Russian.
    • Says that his best quality is that he's responsible and his worst quality is that he's easily bored.

    (UPDATED 26AUGUST2023)

    • Former World No. 1 junior broke into Top 200 in March 2022 and achieved career-high No. 125in February 2023 shortly after reaching Concepcion, ARG final (l. to Coria).
    • Qualified at 2023 Roland Garros (l. to Dimitrov) and at 2023 US Open. Looking for 1st career Grand Slam tournament win (0-2).
    • Did not drop a set in qualifying and made Grand Slam main draw debut at 2022 Australian Open (l. to Gombos).
    • Made ATP Tour debut on home soil at 2020 Astana as WC (l. to Ruusuvuori) and defeated Seppi for 1st win at 2021 Astana as WC (l. to Ivashka).
    • Posted 30-28 Challenger record in 2022, including 1st title at Parma on clay (d. Kovalik)and has wins over former Top-20 players Janowicz and Paire. Has a 63-57 career Challenger record (61-52 on clay, 2-5 on hard).
    • Went 90-33 on ITF Junior Circuit, including wins over future Top-50 ATP players Draper, Musetti and Nakashima.


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