Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (born 5 June 1999) is a Spanish tennis player. He has a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 52 achieved on 9 November 2020 and a career-high doubles ranking of No. 219 achieved on 19 October 2020.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
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Davidovich Fokina in 2019
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceFuengirola, Spain
Born (1999-06-05) 5 June 1999 (age 21)[1]
Málaga, Spain
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2019
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachJorge Aguirre
Prize moneyUS$ 981,314
Singles
Career record16–20 (44.4% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
(2 Challenger, 1 ITF)
Highest rankingNo. 51 (1 March 2021)
Current rankingNo. 51 (1 March 2021)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2020)
French Open2R (2020)
WimbledonQ2 (2018)
US Open4R (2020)
Doubles
Career record5–1 (83.3% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 219 (19 October 2020)
Current rankingNo. 228 (25 January 2021)
Last updated on: 25 January 2021.

Personal lifeEdit

Davidovich Fokina was born and raised in La Cala del Moral, Rincón de la Victoria, about 10 km away from Málaga, to Russian parents Edvard Davidovich and Tatiana Fokina.[3] His father Edvard, a former boxer, has Swedish-Russian double nationality. Davidovich Fokina has a brother, Mark. He began playing tennis with his father at the age of three. When he turned five, he started training at Calaflores and later Serramar tennis courts with coach Manolo Rubiales. Since 2009, Jorge Aguirre has been his coach.

Junior careerEdit

Davidovich Fokina was Spanish Champion at U12, U15 and U18 levels. He started his professional tennis career in 2016. He won his first ITF Grade 1 in Canada at the Repentigny Internationaux de Tennis Junior, defeating Félix Auger-Aliassime in the semifinal, and Liam Caruana in the final. In October, he won his first doubles title in a Futures tournament held in Nigeria partnering French player Alexis Klegou. During 2017, as a junior, he made his ATP debut at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell in April thanks to a qualifying wild card. He defeated Roberto Carballés Baena in three sets. He lost in the second round of qualifying to Santiago Giraldo in three sets. He also reached the junior Roland Garros semifinals, losing to Alexei Popyrin in straight sets. He defeated Rudolf Molleker in the first round and won the 2017 Wimbledon boys' singles title without dropping a set, winning the final against Argentine Axel Geller.

Professional careerEdit

In 2018, he was the sparring partner for the Spanish Davis Cup team at the tie Spain vs. Great Britain held at Marbella. In March, Davidovich won his first ITF Futures title K15 at Quinta do Lago in Portugal, defeating Roberto Ortega Olmedo. He started playing the ATP Challenger Tour during the season. He received his first qualifying wild card for ATP Masters 1000 at Madrid where he lost against Taylor Fritz. At the ATP Lisbon Challenger in May, he defeated Alex de Minaur the first round. He then lost to Christian Harrison in the second. In the second round of Wimbledon qualifying, he lost to Peter Polansky. In September, Davidovich reached his first ATP Challenger final in Poland after defeating Molleker in the semifinal. He lost the final against Guido Andreozzi in three sets. During his Asian tour, he reached the quarterfinals at the Liuzhou Challenger and the semifinals at the Shenzhen Challenger.

In 2019, Davidovich Fokina started the season playing the first round of Australian Open qualifying by defeating Daniel Gimeno Traver. He reached the quarterfinals at the Chennai Challenger and the final at the Bangkok Challenger II, which he lost to James Duckworth. He made the semifinals at the Marbella Challenger on his home soil, losing to Pablo Andújar in three sets. He played his first ATP main-draw match, losing in the first round of the Grand Prix Hassan II to Philipp Kohlschreiber after winning two qualifying matches. Later in the month, he reached the semifinals of the 2019 Estoril Open as a qualifier, beating Gaël Monfils and Taylor Fritz along the way. Later in the year, he finally won his first ATP Challenger title, defeating Jaume Munar to win the Seville Challenger. Just a month after that triumph, he won his second Challenger title in Liuzhou, defeating Denis Istomin in the final. In 2020, he reached the second round of a Grand Slam for the first time at the Australian Open. He beat Norbert Gombos in a 5-set epic, before falling to Diego Schwartzman. At the Chile Open in Santiago, he won his first ATP doubles title with fellow Spaniard Roberto Carballés Baena.

At the 2020 US Open, Davidovich Fokina reached the fourth round, beating Dennis Novak, Hubert Hurkacz, and Cameron Norrie, before losing in straight sets to Alexander Zverev. In Cologne 1, he reached the semifinals, beating qualifier Emil Ruusuvuori, 8th seed Marin Cilic, and Dennis Novak before losing to eventual champion and top seed Alexander Zverev in straight sets. He got his first Masters victory against 11th seed Karen Khachanov at the 2020 Paris Masters in 3 sets. He also beat wildcard Benjamin Bonzi in straight sets before being crushed by 6th seed Diego Schwartzman 6–1, 6–1.

Playing styleEdit

Davidovich Fokina is known for having one of the best drop shots on the ATP Tour. His playing style could generally be described as more consistent but he is known to throw in the occasional rocket forehand. He also frequently deploys an underhand serve. Although he is not the tallest of players, he makes up for this disadvantage with his quick movement and powerful groundstrokes.

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (1–0)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2020 Chile Open, Chile 250 Series Clay   Roberto Carballés Baena   Marcelo Arévalo
  Jonny O'Mara
7–6(7–3), 6–1

Challenger and Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 9 (3–6)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (2–3)
ITF Futures Tour (1–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–3)
Clay (1–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2017 Spain F18, Palma del Río Futures Hard   Matteo Viola 6–7(0–7), 5–7
Loss 0–2 Jul 2017 Spain F19, Bakio Futures Hard   Roberto Ortega Olmedo 6–0, 2–6, 1–6
Loss 0–3 Sep 2017 Spain F27, San Sebastián Futures Clay   Eduard Esteve Lobato 7–5, 0–6, 1–6
Win 1–3 Mar 2018 Portugal F4, Quinta do Lago Futures Hard   Roberto Ortega Olmedo 7–5, 4–6, 6–1
Loss 1–4 Sep 2018 Szczecin, Poland Challenger Clay   Guido Andreozzi 4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Loss 1–5 Feb 2019 Bangkok, Thailand Challenger Hard   James Duckworth 4–6, 3–6
Loss 1–6 Sep 2019 Genoa, Italy Challenger Clay   Lorenzo Sonego 2–6, 6–4, 6–7(6–8)
Win 2–6 Sep 2019 Seville, Spain Challenger Clay   Jaume Munar 2–6, 6–2, 6–2
Win 3–6 Oct 2019 Liuzhou, China Challenger Hard   Denis Istomin 6-3, 5–7, 7-6(7-5)

Doubles: 2 (1–1)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures Tour (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2016 Nigeria F6, Lagos Futures Hard   Alexis Klégou   Karol Drzewiecki
  Maciej Smoła
6–4, 6–1
Loss 1–1 Sep 2017 Spain F27, San Sebastián Futures Clay   Alexis Klégou   Íñigo Cervantes Huegun
  Daniel Gimeno Traver
6–4, 5–7, [6–10]

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Current through the 2021 Open Sud de France.

Tournament 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q2 2R A 0 / 1 1–1
French Open A 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2
Wimbledon Q2 Q1 NH 0 / 0 0–0
US Open A Q1 4R 0 / 1 3–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 5–3 0–0 0 / 4 5–4
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A NH 0 / 0 0–0
Miami Open A A NH 0 / 0 0–0
Monte Carlo Masters A A NH 0 / 0 0–0
Madrid Open Q1 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1
Italian Open A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Canadian Open A A NH 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati Masters A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Shanghai Masters A A NH 0 / 0 0–0
Paris Masters A A 3R 0 / 1 2–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 2–2 0–0 0 / 3 2–3
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 8 10 1 19
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 3–10 13–10 2–1 18–21
Year-end ranking 237 87 52

Record against top 10 playersEdit

Davidovich Fokina's match record against those who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who have been No. 1 in bold (ATP World Tour, Grand Slam and Davis Cup main draw matches).

* Statistics correct as of 5 November 2020.

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2017 Wimbledon Grass   Axel Geller 7–6(7–2), 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alejandro Davidovich Fokina". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  2. ^ ATP Rankings
  3. ^ Rando, Javi (2009-07-28). "Davidovich, un tenista mezcla de genes rusos y carácter español". Málaga hoy. Retrieved 2018-10-19.

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