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Yevgeny Kafelnikov

Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Yevgeny Kafelnikov in 2012
Country (sports)  Russia
Residence Sochi, Russia
Born (1974-02-18) 18 February 1974
Sochi, Soviet Union
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1992
Retired 2003
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money 17,467,844
Singles
Career record 609–306 (66.56%)
Career titles 26
Highest ranking No. 1 (3 May 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1999)
French Open W (1996)
Wimbledon QF (1995)
US Open SF (1999, 2001)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals F (1997)
Olympic Games Gold Medal (2000)
Doubles
Career record 358–213
Career titles 27
Highest ranking No. 4 (30 March 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1995, 1999)
French Open W (1996, 1997, 2002)
Wimbledon SF (1994, 1995)
US Open W (1997)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2002)
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Russia
Men's Tennis
2000 Sydney Singles

Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Kafelnikov (Russian: Евгений Александрович Кафельников; IPA: ; born 18 February 1974) is a Russian former world no. 1 tennis player. He won two Grand Slam singles titles, which were the 1996 French Open and the 1999 Australian Open. He also won four Grand Slam doubles titles, and the Men's Singles Gold medal at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. He also helped Russia win the Davis Cup in 2002. He is the last man to have won both the Men's Singles and Doubles titles at the same Grand Slam tournament, which he did at the 1996 French Open.

Contents

  • Life after tennis 1
  • Major finals 2
    • Grand Slam: 8 (6-2) 2.1
      • Singles: 3 (2–1) 2.1.1
      • Doubles: 5 (4–1) 2.1.2
    • Olympic Games 2.2
      • Singles: 1 (1 gold medal) 2.2.1
    • Year-End Championships 2.3
      • Singles: 1 (0–1) 2.3.1
    • ATP Masters Series: 16 (7–9) 2.4
      • Singles: 5 (0–5) 2.4.1
      • Doubles: 11 (7–4) 2.4.2
  • Career finals 3
    • Singles: 46 (26–20) 3.1
    • Doubles: 41 (27–14) 3.2
  • Performance timelines 4
    • Singles 4.1
    • Doubles 4.2
  • Team titles 5
  • Tennis records 6
  • Other interests 7
  • Awards 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

Life after tennis

Since retiring, Kafelnikov cashed three times at the 2005 World Series of Poker.[1] He also played golf on the European PGA tour at the 2005 and 2008 Russian Open. He stated that he was there not to make up the numbers, before finishing last by 20 odd shots in 2005, and second to last in 2008.

He now works as a commentator for Russian TV covering tennis. During the 2008 Miami Masters, Kafelnikov coached Marat Safin in the absence of Hernán Gumy.

He participated in the ATP Champions Tour in 2009 and beat Sergi Bruguera, Michael Chang and Pat Cash at the Chengdu Open in early November. In May 2011 he was ranked 7th on the Champions Tour.

Major finals

Grand Slam: 8 (6-2)

Singles: 3 (2–1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1996 French Open Clay Michael Stich 7–6(7–4), 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 1999 Australian Open Hard Thomas Enqvist 4–6, 6–0, 6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 2000 Australian Open Hard Andre Agassi 6–3, 3–6, 2–6, 4–6

Doubles: 5 (4–1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1996 French Open Clay Daniel Vacek Jakob Hlasek
Guy Forget
6–2, 6–3
Winner 1997 French Open Clay Daniel Vacek Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
7–6(7–1), 4–6, 6-3
Winner 1997 US Open Hard Daniel Vacek Jonas Björkman
Nicklas Kulti
7–6(10–8), 6–3
Winner 2002 French Open Clay Paul Haarhuis Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 2003 French Open Clay Paul Haarhuis Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–7(3–7), 3–6

Olympic Games

Singles: 1 (1 gold medal)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2000 Sydney Olympics Hard Tommy Haas 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3

Year-End Championships

Singles: 1 (0–1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1997 ATP Tour World Championships Hard (i) Pete Sampras 3–6, 2–6, 2–6

ATP Masters Series: 16 (7–9)

Singles: 5 (0–5)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1994 Hamburg Masters Clay Andrei Medvedev 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 1996 Paris Masters Carpet Thomas Enqvist 2–6, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 1998 Stuttgart Masters Hard (i) Richard Krajicek 4–6, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1999 du Maurier Open Hard Thomas Johansson 6–1, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2001 Paris Masters Carpet Sébastien Grosjean 6–7(3–7), 1–6, 7–6 (7-5), 4–6

Doubles: 11 (7–4)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1994 Monte Carlo Masters Clay Daniel Vacek Nicklas Kulti
Magnus Larsson
6–3, 6–7, 4–6
Winner 1994 Rome Masters Clay David Rikl Wayne Ferreira
Javier Sánchez
6–1, 7–5
Winner 1995 ATP German Open Clay Wayne Ferreira Byron Black
Andrei Olhovskiy
6–1, 7–6
Winner 1995 du Maurier Open Hard Andrei Olhovskiy Brian MacPhie
Sandon Stolle
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1996 Paris Masters Carpet Daniel Vacek Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 2000 Monte Carlo Masters Clay Wayne Ferreira Paul Haarhuis
Sandon Stolle
6–3, 2–6, 6–1
Runner-up 2000 Rome Masters Clay Wayne Ferreira Martin Damm
Dominik Hrbatý
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 2001 Indian Wells Masters Hard Wayne Ferreira Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 7–5
Winner 2001 Rome Masters Clay Wayne Ferreira Daniel Nestor
Sandon Stolle
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 2002 Monte Carlo Masters Clay Paul Haarhuis Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 6–3, 7–10
Winner 2003 Indian Wells Masters Hard Wayne Ferreira Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–5, 6–4

Career finals

Singles: 46 (26–20)

Legend
Grand Slam (2–1)
Year-End Championships (0–1)
ATP Masters Series (0–5)
Olympic (1–0)
ATP Championship Series (4–3)
ATP International Series (19–10)
Titles by Surface
Hard (9–10)
Grass (3–1)
Clay (3–3)
Carpet (11–6)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 10 January 1994 Adelaide, Australia Hard Alexander Volkov 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. 7 March 1994 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet (i) Daniel Vacek 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 9 May 1994 Hamburg, Germany Clay Andrei Medvedev 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 3. 29 August 1994 Long Island, USA Hard Cédric Pioline 5–7, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 4. 20 February 1995 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Boris Becker 7–5, 5–7, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 5. 27 March 1995 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet (i) Guillaume Raoux 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 24 April 1995 Nice, France Clay Marc Rosset 4–6, 0–6
Winner 6. 17 July 1995 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Jakob Hlasek 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 28 August 1995 Long Island, USA Hard Jan Siemerink 7–6(7–0), 6–2
Winner 8. 8 January 1996 Adelaide, Australia Hard Byron Black 7–6(7–0), 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 11 March 1996 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Goran Ivanišević 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1 April 1996 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet Magnus Gustafsson 2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 9. 6 May 1996 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Bohdan Ulihrach 7–5, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 10. 10 June 1996 French Open, Paris, France Clay Michael Stich 7–6(7–4), 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 5. 24 June 1996 Halle, Germany Grass Nicklas Kulti 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 22 July 1996 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Thomas Muster 2–6, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 7 October 1996 Lyon, France Carpet (i) Arnaud Boetsch 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 4 November 1996 Paris, France Carpet Thomas Enqvist 2–6, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 11 November 1996 Moscow, Russia Carpet Goran Ivanišević 6–3, 1–6, 3–6
Winner 12. 16 June 1997 Halle, Germany Grass Petr Korda 7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), 7–6(9–7)
Winner 13. 18 August 1997 New Haven, USA Hard Patrick Rafter 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Winner 14. 10 November 1997 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Petr Korda 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Runner-up 9. 17 November 1997 Year-End Championships, Hanover Hard Pete Sampras 3–6, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 9 February 1998 Marseille, France Hard (i) Thomas Enqvist 4–6, 1–6
Winner 15. 2 March 1998 London, UK Carpet (i) Cédric Pioline 7–5, 6–4
Winner 16. 15 June 1998 Halle, Germany Grass Magnus Larsson 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 21 September 1998 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Tim Henman 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 2 November 1998 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) Richard Krajicek 4–6, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 17. 16 November 1998 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Goran Ivanišević 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–5)
Winner 18. 1 February 1999 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard Thomas Enqvist 4–6, 6–0, 6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Winner 19. 22 February 1999 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) Tim Henman 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 13. 9 August 1999 Montreal, Canada Hard Thomas Johansson 6–1, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 14. 23 August 1999 Washington, D.C., USA Hard Andre Agassi 6–7(3–7), 1–6
Winner 20. 15 November 1999 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Byron Black 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Runner-up 15. 30 January 2000 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard Andre Agassi 6–3, 3–6, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 16. 28 February 2000 London, UK Hard (i) Marc Rosset 4–6, 4–6
Winner 21. 2 October 2000 Summer Olympics, Sydney, Australia Hard Tommy Haas 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 22. 30 October 2000 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) David Prinosil 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 17. 27 November 2000 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Thomas Johansson 2–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 23. 19 February 2001 Marseille, France Hard (i) Sébastien Grosjean 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Runner-up 18. 17 September 2001 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Marat Safin 2–6, 2–6
Winner 24. 8 October 2001 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Nicolas Kiefer 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 19. 5 November 2001 Paris, France Carpet Sébastien Grosjean 6–7(3–7), 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 4–6
Winner 25. 17 June 2002 Halle, Germany Grass Nicolas Kiefer 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 26. 16 September 2002 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Vladimir Voltchkov 7–6(8–6), 7–5
Runner-up 20. 3 February 2003 Milan, Italy Carpet Martin Verkerk 4–6, 7–5, 5–7

Doubles: 41 (27–14)

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam Tournaments (4–1)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (7–4)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (6–4)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (10–5)
Finals by Surface
Hard (9–1)
Clay (13–5)
Grass (0–2)
Carpet (5–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 7 February 1994 Marseille, France Carpet Martin Damm Jan Siemerink
Daniel Vacek
7–6, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 11 April 1994 Barcelona, Spain Clay David Rikl Jim Courier
Javier Sánchez
5–7, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 25 April 1994 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Daniel Vacek Nicklas Kulti
Magnus Larsson
6–3, 6–7, 4–6
Winner 2. 2 May 1994 Munich, Germany Clay David Rikl Boris Becker
Petr Korda
7–6, 7–5
Winner 3. 16 May 1994 Rome, Italy Clay David Rikl Wayne Ferreira
Javier Sánchez
6–1, 7–5
Winner 4. 24 October 1994 Lyon, France Carpet Jakob Hlasek Martin Damm
Patrick Rafter
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 27 March 1995 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet Jakob Hlasek Martin Damm
Anders Järryd
4–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 10 April 1995 Estoril, Portugal Clay Andrei Olhovskiy Marc-Kevin Goellner
Diego Nargiso
5–7, 7–5, 6–2
Winner 6. 15 May 1995 Hamburg, Germany Clay Wayne Ferreira Byron Black
Andrei Olhovskiy
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 4. 26 June 1995 Halle, Germany Grass Andrei Olhovskiy Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 7. 31 July 1995 Montreal, Canada Hard Andrei Olhovskiy Brian MacPhie
Sandon Stolle
6–2, 6–2
Winner 8. 23 October 1995 Lyon, France Carpet Jakob Hlasek John-Laffnie de Jager
Wayne Ferreira
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 26 February 1996 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet Menno Oosting Jonas Björkman
Nicklas Kulti
4–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 1 April 1996 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet Andrei Olhovskiy Nicklas Kulti
Peter Nyborg
6–3, 6–4
Winner 10. 6 May 1996 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Daniel Vacek Luis Lobo
Javier Sánchez
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 11. 10 June 1996 French Open, Paris Clay Daniel Vacek Jakob Hlasek
Guy Forget
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 24 June 1996 Halle, Germany Grass Daniel Vacek Byron Black
Grant Connell
1–6, 5–7
Winner 12. 30 September 1996 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Daniel Vacek David Adams
Menno Oosting
6–3, 6–4
Winner 13. 14 October 1996 Vienna, Austria Carpet Daniel Vacek Pavel Vízner
Menno Oosting
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 4 November 1996 Paris, France Carpet Daniel Vacek Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 14. 9 June 1997 French Open, Paris Clay Daniel Vacek Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
7–6, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 15. 14 July 1997 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Daniel Vacek Trevor Kronemann
David Macpherson
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 16. 8 September 1997 US Open, New York Hard Daniel Vacek Jonas Björkman
Nicklas Kulti
7–6, 6–3
Winner 17. 23 February 1998 Antwerp, Belgium Hard Wayne Ferreira Tomás Carbonell
Francisco Roig
7–5, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 2 March 1998 London, England Carpet Daniel Vacek Martin Damm
Jim Grabb
4–6, 5–7
Winner 18. 19 October 1998 Vienna, Austria Carpet Daniel Vacek David Adams
John-Laffnie de Jager
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 16 November 1998 Moscow, Russia Carpet Daniel Vacek Jared Palmer
Jeff Tarango
4–6, 7–6, 2–6
Winner 19. 19 April 1999 Barcelona, Spain Clay Paul Haarhuis Massimo Bertolini
Cristian Brandi
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 21 February 2000 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Tim Henman David Adams
John-Laffnie de Jager
7–5, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 20. 24 April 2000 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Wayne Ferreira Paul Haarhuis
Sandon Stolle
6–3, 2–6, 6–1
Runner-up 11. 15 May 2000 Rome, Italy Clay Wayne Ferreira Martin Damm
Dominik Hrbatý
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 21. 16 October 2000 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Nenad Zimonjić Jiří Novák
David Rikl
6–4, 6–4
Winner 22. 19 March 2001 Indian Wells, United States Hard Wayne Ferreira Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 7–5
Winner 23. 14 May 2001 Rome, Italy Clay Wayne Ferreira Daniel Nestor
Sandon Stolle
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 24. 29 October 2001 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard Denis Golovanov Irakli Labadze
Marat Safin
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 12. 22 April 2002 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Paul Haarhuis Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Winner 25. 10 June 2002 French Open, Paris Clay Paul Haarhuis Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
7–5, 6–4
Winner 26. 17 March 2003 Indian Wells, United States Hard Wayne Ferreira Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 9 June 2003 French Open, Paris Clay Paul Haarhuis Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 14. 21 July 2003 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Kevin Ullyett Tomáš Cibulec
Pavel Vízner
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 27. 4 August 2003 Washington, D.C., United States Hard Sargis Sargsian Chris Haggard
Paul Hanley
7–5, 4–6, 6–2

Performance timelines

Singles

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A LQ 2R QF QF A A W F QF 2R 2R 1 / 8 28–7
French Open A 2R 3R SF W QF 2R 2R QF QF 2R 2R 1 / 11 31–10
Wimbledon A A 3R QF 1R 4R 1R 3R 2R 3R 3R 1R 0 / 10 16–10
US Open A A 4R 3R A 2R 4R SF 3R SF 2R 3R 0 / 9 24–9
Win–Loss 0–0 1–1 8–4 15–4 11–2 8–3 4–3 15–3 13–4 15–4 5–4 4–4 2 / 38 99–36
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics A Not Held A Not Held G Not Held 1 / 1 6–0
Year-End Championship
Tennis Masters Cup A A A RR RR F RR SF RR SF A A 0 / 7 11–14
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A LQ A A A A 1R 1R 2R SF QF 2R 0 / 6 9–6
Miami A LQ A A A A 3R 2R 4R 3R 3R 3R 0 / 6 7–6
Monte Carlo A A SF 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 10 8–10
Rome A A 2R 1R 3R 3R 3R 3R 2R 2R 2R SF 0 / 10 16–10
Hamburg A A F 1R SF SF 1R A 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 8 11–8
Canada A A A QF A SF QF F QF 1R 3R 2R 0 / 8 17–8
Cincinnati A A 2R 1R QF QF SF SF 3R QF 1R 2R 0 / 10 17–10
Madrid (Stuttgart) LQ 2R SF 2R 1R 2R F 2R SF SF 2R 1R 0 / 11 15–11
Paris A LQ 2R A F SF SF 2R 3R F 3R A 0 / 8 17–8
Win–Loss 0–0 1–1 15–6 4–6 11–6 14–7 16–9 9–8 14–9 16–9 8–9 9–7 0 / 77 117–77
Year End Ranking 275 102 11 6 3 5 11 2 5 4 27 41

Doubles

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A 1R QF 3R A A QF 3R 3R 2R 2R 0 / 8 14–8
French Open A A 2R QF W W 2R QF QF 1R W F 3 / 10 34–7
Wimbledon A A SF SF 3R 1R 3R 2R A A 3R 2R 0 / 8 17–6
US Open A A 1R 2R A W 2R 1R SF 2R 3R 1R 1 / 9 15–8
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 5–4 11–4 10–2 12–1 4–3 7–3 9–3 3–3 11–3 8–3 4 / 35 80–29
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics A Not Held A Not Held 2R Not Held 0 / 1 1–1
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A A QF 1R SF W 1R W 2 / 6 14–4
Miami A A A A A A QF 2R 2R A A 1R 0 / 4 2–4
Monte Carlo A A F QF QF SF 1R 2R W 1R F QF 1 / 10 19–9
Rome A A W A QF 2R QF 1R F W 2R QF 2 / 9 22–7
Hamburg A A A W 1R SF 1R A 2R 1R SF A 1 / 7 10–6
Canada A A A W A QF 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1 / 8 5–7
Cincinnati A A 1R 1R 1R 1R SF 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 10 6–9
Madrid (Stuttgart) A A QF QF 1R 1R QF 1R QF QF 2R A 0 / 9 10–8
Paris A A 1R A F 1R 2R QF 2R A 2R A 0 / 7 6–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 11–4 11–2 6–6 6–7 10–9 3–8 16–8 13–4 9–8 9–5 7 / 70 94–61
Year End Ranking 484 156 12 9 5 6 19 46 12 28 15 17

Team titles

2002 – Davis Cup winner with Russia

Tennis records

  • He played exclusively with and endorsed racquets from Austrian company Fischer throughout his career.
  • One of eight players to beat Roger Federer at Wimbledon; the other seven being Jiří Novák (1999), Tim Henman (2001), Mario Ančić (2002), Rafael Nadal (2008), Tomáš Berdych (2010), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2011), Sergiy Strakhovsky (2013) and Novak Djokovic (2014).
  • In the episode of Sports Night "Shane", Dan and Jeremy spend over an hour recording and rerecording a ten-second commercial voiceover because Dan cannot say Yevgeny Kafelnikov.
  • Kafelnikov is the only male player in the open era to have won two or more Grand Slam singles titles without also winning a Masters Series title, despite having reached five Masters Series finals.
  • Kafelnikov owns the second-best career winning percentage against Roger Federer amongst those with more than four matches against him (Nadal having the best). Kafelnikov is 4–2 against Federer, joined by Àlex Corretja as the only players with winning records against Federer in more than four matches. See: Roger Federer career statistics.

Other interests

  • Kafelnikov is an avid supporter of Spartak Moscow FC.
  • Kafelnikov is a professional golfer, he has won the Russian Championship of Golf in 2011. His dream is to take part in the Olympic Games 2016.
  • Kafelnikov starred in Virtua Tennis, an arcade tennis game. In the PlayStation 2 version, he has a strong backhand.

Awards

1994–2001
The Russian Cup in the nomination Male Player of the Year
2002
The Russian Cup in the nomination Team of the Year (with M. Safin, M. Youzhny, S. Leonyuk, B. Sobkin, A. Cherkasov, V. Okhapkin, S. Yasnitsky, A. Glebov)

Kafelnikov is the record holder of the most wins of the Russian Cup.

References

  1. ^ "Yevgeny Kafelnikov: Hendon Mob Poker Database". Pokerdb.thehendonmob.com. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 

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