Rady Albot is a Moldovan tennis player, who became the first Moldovan to win the 2019 Delray Beach Open singles and 2015 Istanbul Open doubles. Albot was born and raised in Kishinev, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union, but currently chose to reside in Chișinău, Moldova. The Moldovan tennis star is currently ranked World Number 123 as of December 2021.
The First of Many Maldovan
Albot was one of those Maldovan players who achieved a lot of “firsts” for his country. In 2013, he became the first player to win an ATP Tournament in Fergana, Uzbekistan after winning 3 straight matches. At the same time, this earned him a ticket to play for the main draw of the Grand Slam Tournament.
His first team-up was with Dusan Lajovic, and they have won the 2015 Instanbul Open. A few months after, he partnered with František Čermák and they managed to reach the 2015 Kremlin Cup final. Unfortunately, they were defeated by Andrey Rublev and Dmitry Tursunov. In 2016, he made another record of winning his first Grand Slam during the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.
Grand Slam Career
Albot had reached many milestones for himself as he was able to beat Joao Sousa and Paolo Lorenzi in the 2017 Antalya to proceed to the quarter-finals. However, he was beaten by Andreas Seppi in straight sets, that’s why he never made it to the final round. At the same time, it was his first time in his tennis career to be qualified for the Grand Slam tournaments.
In 2018, he joined the New York Open where he defeated Bjorn Fratangelo and John Isner, however, he lost to Kei Nishikori in the third set. He also reached the semifinals at the 2018 Moselle Open, where he was defeated by Gille Simon.
Grand Slam Results:
- 2015 QF French Open - Doubles
- 2021 3R Australian Open
- 2018, 2019, 2020 2R French Open
- 2018 SF US Open - Doubles