Anatoli Volkov

Anatoli Volkov (born 8 March[1] or February 1[2] 1948) is a former professional tennis player from the Soviet Union.

Anatoli Volkov
Full nameAnatolij Filippovič Volkov
Country (sports)Soviet Union Soviet Union
Russia Russia
Born (1948-03-08) 8 March 1948 (age 72)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record2–6
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 163 (3 Jun 1974)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1971, 1975)
Wimbledon1R (1970)
Doubles
Career record4–5
Career titles0
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open3R (1971)

CareerEdit

Volkov had his first singles win in a Grand Slam match at the 1971 French Open, where he beat Jaime Fillol in the first round.[3] He also reached the third round of the men's doubles, with Toomas Leius.[3]

He took part in the tennis demonstration event at the 1968 Summer Olympics.[4]

Leius would partner Volkov again at the 1970 Summer Universiade, in the men's doubles. They won a silver medal.[5]

Volkov made the second round of the French Open once more in 1975, defeating Jose Mandarino in the opening round.[3] In the mixed doubles he managed to reach the quarter-finals.[6] His partner was Romanian Mariana Simionescu.[6]

He played a Davis Cup tie for the Soviet Union in Jūrmala in 1975, against Sweden.[1] The Soviet player appeared in two of the singles rubbers, which he lost, to Björn Borg and Birger Andersson.[1]

At a later stage of his career, Anatoli Volkov graduated from Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism as a professional coach. He coached Soviet girls' team at the Helvetia Cup winning with them this trophy in 1983. In 1986 and 1991 he took the position of the captain in the Soviet Fed Cup team, and in 1992 at the newly formed Russia Fed Cup team.v Svetlana Parkhomenko was one of the female players coached by him personally.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Davis Cup: Anatoli Volkov
  2. ^ Volkov Anatoli Filippovich in the Encyclopaedia of Russian Tennis (in Russian)
  3. ^ a b c ATP World Tour: Anatoli Volkov
  4. ^ Tennis Archives: Anatoli Volkov[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ The New York Times, "5 From Soviet Win University Events", September 2, 1970
  6. ^ a b ITF Pro Circuit: Anatoli Volkov
  7. ^ Б. Фоменко. (1999). "Волков Анатолий Филиппович". Энциклопедия «Российский теннис» (in Russian). М.

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