Mikhail Biryukov (tennis)
Mikhail Sergeyevich Biryukov (Russian: Михаил Сергеевич Бирюков; 28 April 1992 – 4 October 2019) was a Russian junior tennis player. His highest ATP singles ranking was 292. After his retirement from professional tennis at age 22, he served as a coach of under 16 player Alexey Zakharov. He was the son of four-time World Champion in modern pentathlon, Irina Kiseleva.
Mikhail Biryukov at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics boys' single and double event
|Native name||Михаил Сергеевич Бирюков|
|Born||28 April 1992|
|Died||4 October 2019 (aged 27)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 292 (7 October 2013)|
|Highest ranking||No. 536 (17 March 2014)|
|Last updated on: 14 October 2019.|
On 21 August 2010, Mikhail, representing Russia, won the doubles silver medal in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games held in Singapore with Victor Baluda. Mikhail and Victor were defeated by the Briton Oliver Golding and by the Czech Jiri Vesely 6–3, 6–1.
On 4 October 2019, Biryukov was found dead in Moscow.
- Somov, Dmitry (8 October 2019). "Российский теннисист найден мертвым. Что произошло?" (in Russian). sport-express.ru. Retrieved 14 October 2019.