Alexandros Jakupovic

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Alexandros Jakupović (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Γιακούποβιτς, romanizedGiakoupovits, pronounced [ʝakuːpovit͡s],[1] Bosnian: Аleksandros Jakupović, pronounced [jakǔːpoʋitɕ]; born December 14, 1981) is a Greek former tennis player who was banned for life in November 2015 by the Tennis Integrity Unit.

Alexandros Jakupović
Country (sports) Greece
Born (1981-12-14) 14 December 1981 (age 39)
Paris, France
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$116,707
Singles
Career record5–13
Career titles0
0 Challengers, 3 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 464 (9 March 2009)
Doubles
Career record3–9
Career titles0
0 Challengers, 32 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 267 (17 November 2008)

He is the son of a Bosniak father and a Greek mother.

CareerEdit

His career high ATP singles rank is 464, which he achieved on March 9, 2009. As of November 4, 2013, on the futures level in singles, he has 37 quarter-final losses, 21 semi-final losses, 8 runners-up and 3 titles. As for doubles on the futures level, he has been far more successful. He has 31 semifinal exits, 31 runners-up and 23 titles. On the challenger level in doubles, he has 2 semi-finals, in July 2008 in Rimini, Italy, with Spaniard, Adrián Menéndez-Maceiras and in April 2009 in Athens, Greece with fellow Greek Konstantinos Economidis. He has 2 challenger doubles finals in April 2008 in Athens, Greece with his compatriot, Konstantinos Economidis and in May 2012 in Athens, Greece with Spaniard Gerard Granollers-Pujol. His doubles highest career rank was 267, which he achieved on November 17, 2008. As of November 4, 2013, he was ranked 480 in singles and 533 in doubles. He also played an important role in the Greece Davis Cup team.

He was banned from the sport for life on November 12, 2015 after having been found guilty of five corruption charges.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Status Athens Open Economidis/Jakupovic Semi final win (YouTube) (in Greek). Athens, Greece: tennisnews.gr. 19 April 2008. Event occurs at 01m25s. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Tennis player Alexandros Jakupovic banned for life for breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program". Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Alexandros Jakupovic gets lifetime ban for corruption". Retrieved 26 April 2016.

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