A tennis pro since 2002, Igor Andreev earned at least 14 ATP/WTA titles. He has a career record of 10-6 in Davis Cup play in eight ties since 2004. Born in July 14, 1983 in Moscow, Russia, the right handed player in the top 50 for three times in four years. He was one Russian player who made his country proud to get into the Davis Cup final.
Igor speaks Russian, Spanish and English. He is born to Valeri, a businessman, and Marina, a housewife. He started playing tennis when he was seven years old. When he turned 15, he moved to Valencia, Spain to train. He looked up to Andre Agassi as one of his favorite players. Strong in his forehand, he plays well in clay and Greenset (hard) surfaces.
In 2000 alone, he improved his year-end ranking by winning three Futures. He quickly rose among the 700 positions. The following year, he played his first ATP match to qualify him in Bucharest. He defeated Davydenko in three sets, Acasuso in the second round, Schalken during the first round in Moscow, and Ljubicic to the first ATP quarterfinals.
For the first time in 2004, he finished top 50. This was the year that he made his Davis Cup appearance with 2-1 in two ties. He also advanced in the fourth round of the Roland Garros, also his debut then, and defeated defending champion Ferrero in the second round. He then lost to Gaudio in straight sets.
In 2005, he earned his first ATP title in Valencia. Spanish player Nadal and Ferrer lost to Igor in the quarterfinals and finals respectively. The next year, he gathered 13-12 match-record from January to April. He reached his 7th career in the ATP finals in Sydney, third round in Australian Open, and the Master Series quarterfinals in Indian Wells. After his successive victories came his physical challenge. He went for a left knee surgery when he damaged his cartilage on April 28. But he was back in October to compete at the AMS Paris and won a game over Monfils but lost to Hrbaty.
Currently Andreev has a record of 190-159 in singles, with three ATP career titles. The highest rank he reached was at No. 18, which he achieved in November 2008. Currently, Andreev is ranked at No. 79.
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