Born February 18, 1974 in g. Sochi Krasnodar Region. Height 192 cm. Weight 84 kg.
Higher education. He graduated from the Krasnodar State Institute of Physical Culture.
Type of sport - tennis.
First coach - In. Shishkin, A. Lepeshin.
In favor of the Dynamo. In the national team team since 1991. Trainer - L. Stefanki (USA). Since 1992, serves professional tournaments.
. In 1996 won (in singles) French Open title in a series of tournaments of the Grand Slam.
. In 1999 won (in singles) Australian Open Series tournaments of the Grand Slam.
. September 28, 2000 at the Olympic Games in Sydney (Australia) won the gold medal in singles tennis competition for men.
. Total won 20 professional tournaments in singles.
. High ranking in singles titles - 1 (May 1999 and February 2000).
. Recognized in Russia the best tennis player of the twentieth century.
. Hobbies - golf, fishing, driving, control of the aircraft.
. He lives in Sochi and Karlsruhe (Germany)
. Wife Mary, daughter of Alesia.
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