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Denis Golovanov

Denis Golovanov
Country Russia
Born (1979-03-27) 27 March 1979
Sochi, Russia
Height 6'2" (188 cm)
Turned pro 1998
Plays Left-handed
Prize money $223,998
Career record 0-5
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 152 (10 Jun 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon 1R (2002)
Career record 10-11
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 104 (23 Sep 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2002)
US Open 1R (2002)

Denis Yuryevich Golovanov (Russian: Дени́с Ю́рьевич Голова́нов, born 27 March 1979) is a former professional tennis player from Russia.[1]


Golovanov failed to make it through qualifying for the Pete Sampras, defeated Golovanov in straight sets.[2]

The Russian would never win a singles match on the ATP Tour.[2] One of his losses was to Roger Federer at the 2002 Kremlin Cup.[2]

Golovanov did however have some success as a doubles player, with the highlight of his career coming in 2001, when he and Yevgeny Kafelnikov won the St. Petersburg Open.[2] The wild card pairing benefiting from a walkover in the quarter-finals, with top seeds Jiri Novak and David Rikl withdrawing.[2]

He was also a doubles semi-finalist twice, both times partnering his childhood friend Marat Safin, in the 2000 Kremlin Cup and 2002 President's Cup.[2] Safin would later hire Golovanov as his coach.[3]

ATP career finals

Doubles: 1 (1–0)

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 2001 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard Yevgeny Kafelnikov Irakli Labadze
Marat Safin
7–5, 6–4

Challenger titles

Singles: (1)

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 2002 Hull, Great Britain Carpet Arvind Parmar 6–4, 3–1 RET

Doubles: (2)

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 2001 Andorra Hard Tuomas Ketola Julian Alonso
Jairo Velasco, Jr.
6–3, 6–4
2. 2001 Samarkand, Uzbekistan Clay Vadim Kutsenko Oleg Ogorodov
Dmitri Tomashevich
6–1, 4–6, 6–4


  1. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  2. ^ a b c d e f ATP World Tour Profile
  3. ^ The Age, "Safin eyes off Hewitt's No. 1 spot", 6 January 2003
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