Andrey Golubev

Andrei Alexandrovich Golubev (Russian: Андрей Александрович Голубев, English transcription. Andrey Golubev; born July 22, 1987 in Wolschski, Soviet Union ) is a Kazakh tennis player of Russian origin.

  • 2.1 Single 2.1.1 Tournament Win ATP World Tour
  • ATP Challenger Tour
  • ATP World Tour
  • 2.2.1 Tournament Win ATP Challenger Tour
  • 3.1 Individual

Life and career

To 2006: career and first successes as a junior and Futures Tournaments

Andrei Golubev began playing tennis at age six. At the age of 15 years he went on the recommendation of a friend to Italy to Bra, where he has since lived and trained in the match ball Tennis Academy by Massimo Puci. From 2003 he played on Satellite and Futures tournaments, and in 2004 was the first time a futures - finals. In addition, he was able to win a tournament on the junior tour in Salsomaggiore Terme, where he defeated Robin Haase in the finals.

2005 Golubev won in Italy two Futures tournaments and thus achieved a position in the top 500 of the world tennis rankings. The following year he reached a total of six Futures finals, of which he was able to win two in France and Spain.

2007: First Challenger Finals and ATP debut

In 2007, Andrei Golubev tried for the first time, to qualify for ATP tournaments, and reached inter alia the third qualifying round at Wimbledon. In addition, he played now increasingly Tournaments ATP Challenger Tour, and was in July 2007 in Recanati first reach a final, which he lost to Wang Yeu - but tzuoo. Two weeks before, he had already won in Mantua at the side of Francesco Piccari his first doubles title. When ATP tournament of Basel, he failed to qualify for the main draw, and then won his first match at the ATP level against Amer Delić. In the second round he won against Paul -Henri Mathieu the first set, then lost but still in three sets. Nevertheless, he finished first one year in the top 200 in the world rankings.

2008-2009: Challenger title, Grand Slam debut, first ATP final and entry into the Top 100

The year 2008 began with a successful qualification in Adelaide, where he lost in the first round Ernests Gulbis. Three weeks later, in Heilbronn, the first Challenger title. Having destroyed the top-seeded Florian Mayer in the second round, Golubev benefited in the finals of the task Philipp Petzschner of his opponent. In the following months he kept trying to qualify for ATP tournaments, but managed only in Toronto and Los Angeles to jump into the main draw, where he was eliminated in the first round each. In August 2008, Andrei Golubev failed to qualify for the U.S. Open in the third round to Stephane Bohli, but enlisted as a lucky loser anyway for the first time in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament. There he defeated in the first round Brendan Evans, but then lost in the second round against the set at position 7 David Nalbandian. Since he saw no opportunity for them to be appointed to the Russian Davis Cup team, Golubev had adopted in the summer of 2008 (just like his countrymen Yuri Shchukin and Mikhail Kukushkin ) the Kazakh citizenship, and so he could in September 2008 against the Philippines for the first time competing for Kazakhstan. Both the single and in the double he won easily and thus contributed two points for a 5-0 victory at. Since then, Dokic has been in six Davis Cup matches a score of 12:2 victories. In October 2008, the largest ever success followed in Andrei Golubews career: In St. Petersburg, he qualified for the main draw and moved to wins over Olivier Rochus, Marat Safin, Mischa Zverev and Victor Hanescu to the finals, where he, however, the top-seeded Andy Murray was clearly inferior. Two weeks later, Dokic won the Challenger tournament in Astana, thereby defeating in the final the Frenchman Laurent Recouderc. Then he first got into the top 100 in the world rankings, and moved to the end to position 89

He was thus directly qualified for the 2009 Australian Open, but lost in the first round against Fabio Fognini. Until May 2009 Golubev won only one match on the ATP level, and therefore fell back out of the top 100. Nevertheless, he advanced at the French Open 2009 as a replacement to the main draw, and scored on a first-round victory over Denis Gremelmayr in the second round to former world number one Lleyton Hewitt, he was inferior smooth. In the Wimbledon first round opponent Jo -Wilfried Tsonga, he lost to in four short sentences said. In July 2009, Andrei Golubev reached as two years before the final of the Challenger tournament in Recanati, but was again not win against Stephane Bohli the title there. In addition, he was also in the doubles competition together with Adriano Biasella in the final, but lost even this. In Canada Masters in Montreal Golubev could defeat the first time a player from the top 20 Radek Stepanek with. In the second round, he was eliminated by Stanislas Wawrinka, reached the following week but with rank 56 his best finish so far in the world rankings. In October 2009, Golubev lost in Saint Petersburg in the first round against Mikhail Youzhny, and therefore lost the previously collected here in world ranking points. The successful Challenger title defense in Astana by beating Ilya Marchenko could not prevent Golubev out again fell out of the top 100.

2010: first ATP title and entry into the Top 50

At the beginning of 2010, Andrei Golubev met with Yaroslava Shvedova at the Hopman Cup. He won two of three singles and one of two mixed- doubles. For the Australian Open Golubev got a wild card as the best-placed Asian players under 23. After he had defeated in the first round Mardy Fish in four sets, he was parted in the second round against the set at position 24 Ivan Ljubičić. Two weeks later reached Golubev at the Challenger tournament in Heilbronn the final, which he lost to Michael Berrer. The next few months passed without major successes: Only for the ATP tournaments of Casablanca and Monte Carlo Golubev could reach the second round. At the French Open and Wimbledon, he left each in the first round. Followed in July 2010, the previous peak in Andrei Golubews career: On his 23rd birthday, he met at the German Open at Hamburg Rothbaum after beating Mischa Zverev and Marcel Granollers in the second round on the top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko. This, he defeated Denis Istomin as well as afterwards, Florian Mayer in the final and Jurgen Melzer in straight sets, and thus won his first ATP title. In the world rankings Golubev then made a jump from number 82 to number 36 The following months passed without major highlights; difference at the U.S. Open Golubev in the first round to eventual semifinalist Mikhail Youzhny. Two weeks later he drove in the Davis Cup for the 5-0 victory over Switzerland, two singles and a double victory at. Kazakhstan managed for the first time a place in the World Group. In October 2010, Golubev could reach an ATP final this season for the second time in Kuala Lumpur to victories among others over the top-seeded Robin Soderling and David Ferrer. There he lost despite a 1-0 set lead again against his " nemesis " Mikhail Youzhny.

2011: Defeat Series

The year 2011 began for Andrei Golubev at the Australian Open with a first round defeat against the qualifiers Grigor Dimitrov. After a rather disappointing start to the season, the first highlight of the season was the 3-2 win over the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup. This Golubev contributed two individual victories, including on the top 10 player Tomáš Berdych. At the Masters tournament in Indian Wells in March 2011 after a first-round victory over Golubev lost Florian Mayer in the second round against the eventual winner Novak Djokovic. The win against Mayer should long remain his last on ATP Level: august 2011 Andrei Golubev lost 18 ATP matches in a row, including at the French Open, Wimbledon and in Hamburg, where he in the previous year the title had won. Thus he fell far in the world rankings back and out of the top 100 out. Only at the Masters tournament in Cincinnati Golubev could stop the losing streak with a win over the set at position 16 Stanislas Wawrinka. He missed just short the negative record of Vincent Spadea, who had lost 21 ATP matches in a row in 2000.



Tournament Win

ATP World Tour
ATP Challenger Tour


ATP World Tour


Tournament Win

ATP Challenger Tour

Performance at Grand Slam tournaments