|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Born||February 5, 1987|
Kiev, USSR (now Ukraine)
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 120 (September 30, 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 276 (June 8, 2015)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2007)|
|French Open||1R (2013)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2013, 2014)|
|US Open||1R (2006, 2007)|
|Highest ranking||No. 78 (September 24, 2007)|
|Current ranking||No. 291 (July 17, 2016)|
|Last updated on: July 17, 2016.|
Though born in Ukraine, his family moved to the United States when he was 3 years old, settling just outside Philadelphia. He resides in Tampa, Florida where he trains at Saddlebrook Resort Club. He trains with John Isner and Tim Smyczek. He is married and enjoys playing golf in his spare time.
Kuznetsov was coached by Jason Katzer during his youth. As a junior Kuznetsov compiled a singles win/loss record of 67-27 (50-21 in doubles), reaching a combined junior world ranking of No. 4 in July 2004.
Junior Slam results – Singles:
Nike offered Alex a 1 million dollar sponsorship contract as soon as he turned pro which he accepted.
He was involved in a serious car accident soon after. Projected to take a full year to recover from breaking his femur due to his car accident, he returned to tennis just 6 months later after having a titanium rod inserted into his right thigh.
2006 also saw Kuznetsov appear in the video game Top Spin 2 as an up-and-coming star.
Kuznetsov reached the second round of the 2007 Australian Open, defeating Australian Peter Luczak before losing to fellow American James Blake, 6–4, 6–1, 6–2. Kuznetsov gave Blake an early scare by breaking Blake's first two service games.
In April 2007, he reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 158.
In the 2007 US Open he played doubles with American Jesse Levine. They won their first round match over Dominik Hrbatý of Slovakia and Harel Levy of Israel, 6–1, 6–4, and their second round match, upsetting 7th-seeded Frenchmen Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra 7–6(5), 6–4, before losing in the third round to 9th-seeded Czechs Lukáš Dlouhý and Pavel Vízner, 6–4, 7–5.
Singles performance timelineEdit
Current through 2015 Australian Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Year End Ranking||223||180||344||198||250||169||224||142||182|
Doubles performance timelineEdit
Current till US Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
- "Isner on outside looking in at Australian Open ... for now" ESPN, 12/11/07, accessed 12/13/07
- "Madison Brengle and Jesse Levine Win Australian Open Wild Cards". United States Tennis Association. Retrieved March 28, 2016.