Denis Kudla

Born Aug 17, 1992
Nationality Ukraine Ukraine

Denis Kudla is a juniors tennis player born in Kiev, Ukraine who currently resides in Arlington, USA. Born on August 17, 1992, Kudla is touted as the next tennis star to come out of Arlington, Virginia. He was eligible for the US Boys Open championship and was so in the 2010 Leg Mason Qualifiers, his first year on the pro tour. The 18 year old tennis player underwent a heavy tennis training program at the College Park, MD. He and his brother Nikita both play in doubles. He graduated from the tennis Center of College Park in 2010.

Kudla captured his first title in singles at the Pro Circuit Event in October 2010, defeating Tyler Hochwalt in a 7-5, 6-1 score in the final. The match was held in Austin, Texas, and Kudla went home with the $15,000 purse. Neither players were seeded, and Kudla had to defeat no. 2 seed Fritz Wolmarans before getting to the finals.

Kudla reached his highest career ranking at third place on January 4, 2010. He has had 113 wins in singles and 78 in doubles. On March 5, 2011, Kudla announced that he had received a qualifying wild card to the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. The player, who sports a strong backhand, is coached by Frank Salazar.

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