Alexander Vladimirovich Volkov

Alexander Vladimirovich Volkov (Russian: Александр Владимирович Волков, scientific transliteration Aleksandr Volkov Vladimirovič; born March 3, 1967 in Kaliningrad ) is a former Russian tennis player.

Volkov was 1988 professional and took in the same year for the Soviet Union at the Olympic Summer Games 1988. He became known in 1990 when he reached the semifinals of the U.S. Open, and on the way there, the Swede Stefan Edberg, the former number one in the tennis world, defeated.

After a total of three times a finale had been able to achieve in 1989 and 1990, Volkov won the 1991 in Milan his first tournament. His second title he won in 1993 in Auckland. 1993 ended Volkov in Moscow the comeback attempt by the tennis legend Bjorn Borg, Borg came afterwards to the Lord never tour again. 1994 won the Kremlin Cup Volkov for his third and at the same time last tournament as a professional tennis player.

In 1994 he came before with the Russian team to the final in the Davis Cup.

Alexander Volkov came back in 1998 from active tennis. He reached in August 1993 with number 14 his highest world ranking position.