Began playing tennis at age 6. Childhood hero was Stefan Edberg and he “liked his mentality”. At the age of 13, he was a ball boy for the Russia-U.S. Davis Cup final in Moscow in 1995 and posed for photos with U.S. members Courier, Sampras and Todd Martin. He gives a military style salute to fans after big wins.
Graduated with a Philosophy Doctor’s Degree from the University of Moscow on November 15, 2011. Wife, Yulia (married November 22, 2008 in Moscow); sons, Maxim (born on December 4, 2009) and Igor (born on July 4, 2012). Fitness trainer is Oleg Mosiakov and has been coached by Boris Sobkin since the age of 10.
Birthplace: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Turned Pro: 1999
Weight: 73KG (160LBS)
Height: 6'0" (183CM)
Coach: BORIS SOBKIN
Residence: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Plays: RIGHT-HANDED, ONE-HANDED BACKHAND