Attila Sávolt (born 5 February 1976) is a tennis player from Hungary, who represented his native country at the 2000 Sydney Olympics where he lost to Paradorn Srichaphan in his very first match. Starting his professional career in 1995, he peaked the ATP-ranking on May 20, 2002, reaching 68 on the world rankings. Surprisingly he has a 1-0 head to head against Tim Henman after beating the 4th seed 11th ranked in the 2003 Dubai Tennis Championships. He also defeated Jiří Novák in their only ATP Tour match-up at the 2002 Orange Warsaw Open, when the Czech was ranked 5th in the world. He participated in the 2004 Hopman Cup alongside Petra Mandula. He won the Hungarian Championships two times.[1] He is currently coaching Márton Fucsovics and a sports commentary on Sport 1.

Sávolt Attila
Country (sports) Hungary
ResidenceBudapest, Hungary
Born (1976-02-05) 5 February 1976 (age 44)
Budapest, Hungary
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1995
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$698,823
Singles
Career record37-57
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 68 (20 April 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2002)
French Open3R (2000, 2003)
Wimbledon1R (2002)
US Open1R (2000, 2002)
Doubles
Career record14-16
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 133 (28 January 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1999, 2002)

TitlesEdit

Singles (6)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (6)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
1. 1996 Tampere Clay   Jacobo Díaz 7–6, 1–6, 6–4
2. 1997 Tampere Clay   Todd Larkham 7–5, 6–0
3. 1999 Nettingsdorf Clay   Markus Hipfl 6–1, 6–0
4. 1999 Manerbio Clay   Thierry Guardiola 6–4, 7–6
5. 2001 Sassuolo Clay   Giorgio Galimberti 6–4, 7–5
6. 2001 Manerbio Clay   Irakli Labadze 7–5, 6–2

Doubles (6)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 15 September 1996 Budapest II Clay   László Markovits   Tuomas Ketola
  Borut Urh
Walkover
2. 14 June 1998 Split Clay   Geoff Grant   Álex López Morón
  Alberto Martín
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
3. 11 October 1998 Santiago Clay   Ota Fukárek   Edwin Kempes
  Peter Wessels
7–6, 6–4
4. 22 August 1999 Sylt Clay   Rene Nicklisch   Florian Allgauer
  Davide Scala
4–6, 6–3, 6–1
5. 24 June 2001 Lugano Clay   Steven Randjelovic   Bobbie Altelaar
  Shaun Rudman
6–2, 7–6
6. 26 August 2001 Manerbio Clay   Thomas Strenberger   Alessandro da Col
  Andrea Stoppini
7–5, 7–5

Lifetime overall against notable playersEdit

  Nicolas Kiefer 2-0
  Igor Kunitsyn 2-0
  Nicolas Mahut 2-0
  Mikhail Youzhny 3-1
  Karol Kučera 2-1
  Tomáš Berdych 1-0
  Nikolay Davydenko 1-0
  Wayne Ferreira 1-0
  David Ferrer 1-0
  Tim Henman 1-0
  Jürgen Melzer 1-0
  Rainer Schüttler 1-0
  Guillermo Cañas 1-1
  Gastón Gaudio 1-1
  Nicolás Lapentti 1-1
  Feliciano López 1-1
  Jiří Novák 1-1

(Including Challengers[2])

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Árvay, Sándor (2009-01-05). "Bajnokaink" [Our champions] (in Hungarian). Budapest, Hungary: Magyar Tenisz Szövetség [Hungarian Tennis Association]. Archived from the original on October 16, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.itftennis.com/mens/players/activity.asp?player=10009853

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