Andrei Eduardovich Chesnokov (Russian: Андрей Эдуардович Чесноков; born 2 February 1966) is a former professional tennis player from Russia.
|Country (sports)|| Soviet Union|
|Born||2 February 1966|
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 9 (8 April 1991)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||QF (1988)|
|French Open||SF (1989)|
|Wimbledon||1R (1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996)|
|US Open||4R (1986, 1987, 1989)|
|Highest ranking||No. 342 (12 October 1992)|
Chesnokov's highest singles ranking was World No. 9 in 1991. The biggest tournament victories of his career came at the Monte Carlo Open in 1990, and at the Canadian Open in 1991 (both Tennis Masters Series events).
Chesnokov's best performance at a Grand Slam event came at the French Open in 1989, where he reached the semi-finals by eliminating Pablo Arraya, Jonas Svensson, Carl-Uwe Steeb, Jim Courier and the defending champion Mats Wilander in straight sets in the quarterfinals. He was eliminated by the eventual champion Michael Chang in four sets.
The most famous match in Chesnokov's career took place on 24 September 1995 in the semi-final of the 1995 Davis Cup against Germany. In the fifth set of the final deciding match of the semi-final, playing against Michael Stich, Chesnokov saved nine match points before emerging the winner, the final score being: 6–4, 1–6, 1–6, 6–3, 14–12. The next day President of Russia Boris Yeltsin awarded Chesnokov with Order of Courage.
During his career, Chesnokov won seven top-level singles titles and earned prize-money totalling US$3,084,188. He retired from the professional tour in 1999.
As a sixteen-year-old Chesnokov was one of those present at the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem during which the Luzhniki disaster happened. He was an honorary member of the committee that organized a benefit match for the victims between Spartak Moscow and Haarlem, that took place on October 20, 2007.
Chesnokov is currently coaching Elena Vesnina.
Singles (7 titles - 8 runners-up)Edit
|Grand Slam (0-0)|
|Tennis Masters Cup (0-0)|
|ATP Masters Series (2-3)|
|ATP Tour (5-7)|
|Winner||1.||25 May 1987||Florence||Clay||Alessandro de Minicis||6–1, 6–3|
|Runner-up||1.||3 January 1988||Wellington||Hardcourt||Ramesh Krishnan||7–6, 0–6, 4–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||2.||10 January 1988||Sydney||Grass||John Fitzgerald||3–6, 4–6|
|Winner||2.||14 March 1988||Orlando||Hardcourt||Miloslav Mečíř||7–6(8–6), 6–1|
|Runner-up||3.||16 October 1988||Toulouse||Hardcourt||Jimmy Connors||2–6, 0–6|
|Winner||3.||24 April 1989||Nice||Clay||Jérôme Potier||6–4, 6–4|
|Winner||4.||8 May 1989||Munich||Clay||Martin Střelba||5–7, 7–6(8–6), 6–2|
|Runner-up||4.||14 January 1990||Auckland||Hardcourt||Scott Davis||6–4, 3–6, 3–6|
|Winner||5.||30 April 1990||Monte Carlo||Clay||Thomas Muster||7–5, 6–3, 6–3|
|Runner-up||5.||20 May 1990||Rome||Clay||Thomas Muster||1–6, 3–6, 1–6|
|Winner||6.||15 October 1990||Tel Aviv||Hardcourt||Amos Mansdorf||6–4, 6–3|
|Winner||7.||29 July 1991||Montreal||Hardcourt||Petr Korda||3–6, 6–4, 6–3|
|Runner-up||6.||8 March 1992||Indian Wells||Hardcourt||Michael Chang||3–6, 4–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||7.||9 May 1993||Hamburg||Clay||Michael Stich||3–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–7(7–9), 4–6|
|Runner-up||8.||8 August 1993||Prague||Clay||Sergi Bruguera||5–7, 4–6|
|Australian Open||A||1R||A||A||QF||A||2R||1R||4R||2R||1R||A||1R||1R||A||A||A||0 / 9||9–9|
|French Open||A||3R||QF||3R||QF||SF||4R||3R||1R||2R||1R||4R||1R||A||1R||A||A||0 / 13||26–13|
|Wimbledon||A||A||1R||A||1R||1R||A||A||1R||1R||A||1R||1R||A||A||A||A||0 / 7||0–7|
|US Open||A||A||4R||4R||A||4R||3R||2R||2R||1R||2R||2R||1R||A||A||A||A||0 / 10||15–10|
|Win–Loss||0–0||2–2||7–3||5–2||8–3||8–3||6–3||3–3||4–4||2–4||1–3||4–3||0–4||0–1||0–1||0–0||0–0||0 / 39||50–39|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells||A||A||A||1R||A||3R||1R||A||F||1R||2R||1R||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 7||8–7|
|Miami||A||A||A||2R||QF||2R||2R||A||2R||3R||3R||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 7||8–7|
|Monte Carlo||A||A||A||QF||3R||2R||W||QF||QF||2R||2R||1R||A||A||A||A||A||1 / 9||17–8|
|Rome||A||A||3R||1R||A||A||F||A||A||QF||3R||2R||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 6||13–6|
|Hamburg||A||A||A||2R||A||1R||A||1R||A||F||3R||1R||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 6||8–6|
|Canada||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||W||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1 / 1||6–0|
|Cincinnati||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||2R||1R||A||A||A||1R||1R||A||A||A||A||0 / 6||3–6|
|Stockholm/Essen/Stuttgart||A||A||A||A||A||A||3R||A||2R||1R||3R||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 4||5–4|
|Paris||A||A||A||1R||QF||1R||2R||1R||2R||2R||1R||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 8||4–8|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||2–1||5–6||8–4||4–6||13–6||8–4||10–5||12–7||8–7||1–5||0–1||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||2 / 53||70–51|
|Year End Ranking||289||137||36||52||14||22||12||31||30||27||32||89||85||209||494||871||715|