Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Bogomolov Jr. (Russian: Александр Александрович «Алекс» Богомолов; born April 23, 1983), nicknamed Bogie, is a Russian-American retired professional tennis player.

Alex Bogomolov Jr.
Алекс Богомолов
Bogomolov in 2011
Full nameAleksandr Aleksandrovich Bogomolov Jr.
Country (sports) United States (2002–2011)
 Russia (2012–2014)
ResidenceFlorida, United States
Born (1983-04-23) April 23, 1983 (age 41)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2002
Retired2014
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,946,779
Singles
Career record70–107 (at ATP Tour and Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 33 (31 October 2011)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2006, 2012)
French Open1R (2004, 2011, 2012)
Wimbledon3R (2011)
US Open3R (2011)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2012)
Doubles
Career record27–37 (at ATP Tour and Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 100 (3 October 2011)
Grand Slam doubles results
US Open3R (2012)
Last updated on: December 12, 2013.
Alex Bogomolov Jr.
Medal record
Representing  United States
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Santo Domingo Doubles

Tennis career

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Bogomolov at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships

Born in Moscow, Russia, the 5' 10" Bogomolov's father, Alex Sr., was a Soviet tennis coach who worked with Larisa Neiland, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, and Andrei Medvedev.

In 1998 he won the USTA National Boys' 16 Championships, defeating Andy Roddick in the final.

After losing in the first round of his first Grand Slam appearance at Wimbledon, Bogomolov was beaten by David Nalbandian in the first round of the 2001 US Open.[1][2][3]

In 2005, he was suspended for eight weeks after a positive doping test from the Australian Open. The banned substance found was salbutamol. Bogomolov admitted taking the substance through an inhaler to treat exercise-induced asthma and that he had not applied for a medical exemption. The tribunal decided he had not intentionally taken the drug in an effort to boost his performance and so the usual two-year ban did not apply, however he lost the prize money and ranking points earned at several competitions during the relevant time period.[4]

In July 2008, he won the Shotgun 21 world championship at the Pacific Palisades Tennis Center, defeating John Isner in the semifinal, and Phillip King in the final, twice by the score of 21–20.[5] In September Bogomolov beat world no. 83 Bobby Reynolds, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3, in Waco, Texas. After having surgery on his left wrist in late 2008,[1] Bogomolov began work at the Gotham Tennis Academy.

In July 2009 at the Hall of Fame Championships, he defeated Arnaud Clément of France, 1–6, 6–3, 6–4.[6]

In 2011 Bogomolov won his first Challenger title in three years in Champaign-Urbana over Amer Delić, 5–7, 7–6, 6–3.[7] That same year Bogomolov defeated Andy Murray 6–1, 7–5, in the second round of the Miami Masters 1000 but lost to John Isner in the third round. At the 2011 Farmers Classic, Bogomolov was defeated by Ernests Gulbis in the semifinals, 2–6, 6–7. In the first round of the Western & Southern Open he defeated Robby Ginepri 6–4, 6–3 . After defeating an out-of-sorts world no. 10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–3, 6–4 in the second round, he faced a rematch with Andy Murray in the third, this time losing 2–6, 5–7.

At the US Open, he lost in the third round to John Isner, 6–7, 4–6, 4–6. At the end of the 2011 season he was named the ATP's most improved player after rising from no.166 in the ATP rankings at the beginning of 2011 to no. 33 at season's end.[8]On December 1, the International Tennis Federation ruled him eligible to compete for Russia in the Davis Cup.

In the 2012 Australian Open Bogomolov was seeded 32: his first ever Grand Slam seeding. He achieved a joint personal best by progressing to the 2nd round where he lost in 5 sets in Michaël Llodra.

Bogomolov retired at the end of 2014.[9] His final match was a straight sets loss to Tatsuma Ito in the second round of qualifying at the 2014 US Open.

Personal

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Bogomolov was married to American tennis player Ashley Harkleroad. The two split up in the fall of 2006 after less than two years, and divorced. "I think we were too young to be married," Harkleroad said. "And I think he's better off without me."[2] He is now engaged to his girlfriend Luana, with whom he has a son, Maddox.

ATP career finals

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Doubles: 1 (1–1)

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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 (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 0–1 Sep 2004 China Open, China Hard   Taylor Dent   Justin Gimelstob
  Graydon Oliver
6–4, 4–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 1–1 Jul 2011 Atlanta Tennis Championships, United States Hard   Matthew Ebden   Matthias Bachinger
  Frank Moser
3–6, 7–5, [10–8]

Performance timelines

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Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.

Singles

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  United States   Russia
Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R A 2R Q2 A A Q3 Q3 2R 1R 1R 2–6
French Open A A A 1R A A A Q1 A Q3 1R 1R Q2 Q1 0–3
Wimbledon A A A A A A A Q2 Q1 Q1 3R 1R 1R A 2–3
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A Q2 A Q1 Q2 3R 1R 2R Q2 3–8
Win–loss 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–3 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–3 1–4 1–3 0–1 7–20
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 2R NH 1–1
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A A 2R A A A A A Q1 1R 1R Q1 1R 1–4
Miami Masters A A 1R 1R A 2R A A A A 3R 1R A 1R 3–6
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Rome Masters A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A Q1 0–1
Madrid Masters A A A A A A A A A Q1 A 1R A A 0–1
Canada Masters A A A 2R A A A A 1R A 2R 1R 3R A 4–5
Cincinnati Masters A A A 1R A A A A A A 3R 2R Q1 A 3–3
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series A A 2R 1R A A 1–2
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A A A 2R A A A 1–1
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–4 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 7–6 1–7 2–1 0–2 13–23
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Year-end ranking 700 168 115 125 217 221 189 165 309 166 33 129 88 308

Doubles

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Tournament 2005 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R A 1–1
French Open A A 1R A 0–1
Wimbledon A 2R 1R A 1–2
US Open 1R 1R 3R A 2–3
Win–loss 0–1 1–2 3–4 0-0 4–7

See also

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References

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  1. ^ Nardo, Marco Di. "A Rollercoaster Career". Tennis World Magazine. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  2. ^ Frost, Marcia (28 August 2001). "At the Open with Marcia Frost". College and Junior Tennis. Archived from the original on 27 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Alex Bogomolov Jr.: Circuit Player of the Week". United States Tennis Association. 25 May 2008. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Bogomolov Jr banned for illegal substance use". RTÉ.ie. 27 September 2005. Retrieved July 22, 2009.
  5. ^ "Bogomolov wins unisex tennis tourney". Usatoday.Com. 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
  6. ^ "Surprised Bogomolov Jr finds himself in spotlight". Taipei Times. Associated Press. July 10, 1999. p. 19.
  7. ^ "USTA Challenger of Champaign-Urbana – See Tomorrow's Tennis Champions". Illinoischallenger.com. 2011-01-15. Archived from the original on 2010-03-07. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
  8. ^ "2011: DJOKOVIC, NADAL, FEDERER HONOURED". ATP Tour, inc. 20 November 2011.
  9. ^ "PLAYER FAREWELLS: DAVYDENKO & ROCHUS' IRON WILLS". ATP Tour, inc. 24 December 2014.
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Awards
Preceded by ATP Most Improved Player
2011
Succeeded by