Ilia Kushev

Ilia Kushev (sometimes also transliterated as Iliya Kushev) (Bulgarian: Илия Кушев, born 13 December 1980) is a former professional tennis player from Bulgaria. He has frequently played for Bulgaria at the Davis Cup. On 16 August 2004, he reached his highest ATP singles ranking of 285 whilst his best doubles ranking was 234 on 16 August 2004.[1][2][3]

Ilia Kushev
Илия Кушев
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Country (sports) Bulgaria
ResidenceSofia, Bulgaria
Born (1980-12-13) 13 December 1980 (age 40)
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Turned pro2000
Retired2008
PlaysRight-handed
Prize moneyUS$ 31,495
Singles
Career record3–5 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
0 Challengers, 1 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 285 (16 August 2004)
Doubles
Career record4–4 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
1 Challengers, 4 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 234 (17 January 2011)
Last updated on: 30 January 2021.

In 2006, Kushev married Vesela Tomova, a tennis coach.

Year-end rankingsEdit

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Singles - 706 696 392 401 451 520 710 -
Doubles 1009 697 610 365 391 454 728 923 1351

Challenger and Futures FinalsEdit

Singles: 9 (1–8)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures (1–8)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–7)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2001 Macedonia F1, Skopje Futures Clay   Artemon Apostu-Efremov 6–3, 7–6(9–7)
Loss 1–1 Oct 2003 Greece F4, Thessaloniki Futures Clay   Konstantinos Economidis 6–2, 4–6, 1–6
Loss 1–2 Jun 2004 Serbia and Montenegro F3, Belgrade Futures Clay   František Polyak 4–6, 3–6
Loss 1–3 Dec 2004 Qatar F3, Doha Futures Hard   Zbynek Mlynarik 6–4, 1–6, 3–6
Loss 1–4 Jun 2005 Serbia and Montenegro F1, Belgrade Futures Clay   Ilija Bozoljac 4–6, 6–4, 0–6
Loss 1–5 Jun 2006 Macedonia F2, Skopje Futures Clay   Ivaylo Traykov 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–3), 5–7
Loss 1–6 Jul 2006 Serbia and Montenegro F2, Belgrade Futures Clay   Predrag Rusevski 4–6, 1–6
Loss 1–7 Aug 2006 Serbia and Montenegro F4, Novi Sad Futures Clay   Dejan Katić 0–6, 3–6
Loss 1–8 May 2007 Bulgaria F1, Sofia Futures Clay   Maxime Authom 4–6, 5–7

Doubles: 13 (5–8)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (1–2)
ITF Futures (4–6)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (5–5)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2002 Sofia, Bulgaria Challenger Clay   Luben Pampoulov   Christopher Kas
  Oliver Marach
6–7(4–7), 7–6(9–7), 2–6
Win 1–1 Sep 2003 Sofia, Bulgaria Challenger Clay   Luben Pampoulov   Todor Enev
  Dimo Tolev
6–3, 6–1
Loss 1–2 Oct 2003 Cyprus F1, Nicosia Futures Clay   Yordan Kanev   Elefterios Alexiou
  Alexandros Jakupovic
3–6, 3–6
Win 2–2 Jun 2004 Serbia and Montenegro F3, Belgrade Futures Clay   Yordan Kanev   Nikola Ćirić
  Goran Tošić
6–7(8–10), 7–6(7–4), 6–0
Loss 2–3 Dec 2004 Qatar F4, Doha Futures Hard   Yordan Kanev   Artem Sitak
  Dmitri Sitak
6–7(5–7), 0–6
Loss 2–4 Dec 2004 Qatar F5, Doha Futures Hard   Yordan Kanev   Artem Sitak
  Dmitri Sitak
w/o
Loss 2–5 Aug 2005 Timișoara, Romania Challenger Clay   Radoslav Lukaev   Ionuț Moldovan
  Gabriel Moraru
2–6, 0–6
Loss 2–6 Jan 2006 Austria F2, Bergheim Futures Carpet (i)   Todor Enev   Werner Eschauer
  Florin Mergea
2–6, 3–6
Win 3–6 Aug 2006 Bulgaria F1, Plovdiv Futures Clay   Yordan Kanev   Robert Gustafsson
  Jim May
7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–3)
Win 4–6 Sep 2006 Bulgaria F3, Sofia Futures Clay   Yordan Kanev   Todor Enev
  Tihomir Grozdanov
7–6(7–4), 6–4
Loss 4–7 Jun 2007 Bulgaria F4, Sofia Futures Clay   Vasko Mladenov   David Savić
  Miljan Zekić
4–6, 3–6
Win 5–7 Jun 2007 Macedonia F1, Skopje Futures Clay   Yordan Kanev   Daniel Danilović
  Lazar Magdinčev
1–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Loss 5–8 Jun 2008 Bulgaria F4, Sofia Futures Clay   Todor Enev   Tihomir Grozdanov
  Simeon Ivanov
3–6, 6–4, [4–10]

Davis CupEdit

Ilia Kushev debuted for the Bulgaria Davis Cup team in 2003. Since then he has 13 nominations with 11 ties played, his singles W/L record is 3–5 and doubles W/L record is 4–4 (7–9 overall).

Singles (3–5)Edit

Edition Round Date Surface Opponent W/L Result
2003 Europe/Africa Zone Group II QF 11 July 2003 Clay   Janko Tipsarević L 3–6, 6–1, 2–6, 3–6
2004 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 11 April 2004 Carpet (I)   Amr Ghoneim W 6–2, 6–2
QF 18 July 2004 Clay   Filippo Volandri L 2–6, 0–6
2005 Europe/Africa Zone Group II QF 17 July 2005 Clay   Jarkko Nieminen L 3–6, 5–7, 2–6
2006 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 7 April 2006 Clay   Photos Kallias W 6–3, 6–2, 7–5
9 April 2006   Marcos Baghdatis L 3–6, 2–6, 2–6
QF 21 July 2006 Clay   Kornél Bardóczky L 5–7, 3–6, 0–6
23 July 2006   Sebő Kiss W 7–5, 1–6, 6–2

Doubles (4–4)Edit

Edition Round Date Partner Surface Opponents W/L Result
2004 Europe/Africa Zone Group II QF 17 July 2004   Yordan Kanev Clay   Massimo Bertolini
  Andreas Seppi
L 4–6, 0–6, 1–6
2005 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 5 March 2005   Yordan Kanev Carpet (I)   Lado Chikhladze
  Irakli Ushangishvili
W 6–4, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
QF 16 July 2005   Radoslav Lukaev Clay   Jarkko Nieminen
  Lauri Kiiski
W 7–5, 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
SF 24 September 2005   Radoslav Lukaev Hard   Mikhail Filima
  Orest Tereshchuk
L 4–6, 2–6, 6–7(3–7)
2006 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 8 April 2006   Ivaylo Traykov Clay   Marcos Baghdatis
  Photos Kallias
W 4–6, 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–0
2007 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 7 April 2007   Ivaylo Traykov Carpet (I)   Ernests Gulbis
  Deniss Pavlovs
L 5–7, 4–6, 2–6
RPO 21 July 2007   Todor Enev Clay   Marcos Baghdatis
  Photos Kallias
L 2–6, 3–6, 3–6
2015 Europe/Africa Zone Group II R1 7 March 2015   Tihomir Grozdanov Hard (I)   Mārtiņš Podžus
  Jānis Podžus
W 3–6, 2–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–1
  • RPO = Relegation Play–off

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ilia Kushev - Overview - ATP World Tour - Tennis". Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Ilia Kushev - Overview - ATP World Tour - Tennis". Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  3. ^ ITF Tennis – Pro Circuit – Player Profile – KUSHEV, Ilia (BUL)

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