Dmitry Tursunov

Dmitry Tursunov
Dmitry Tursunov
Дми́трий Турсу́нов​
Country  Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia.
Born December 12, 1982 (1982-12-12) (age 28)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2000
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money $4,036,893
Career record 181–153
Career titles 7
Highest ranking No. 20 (2 October 2006)
Current ranking No. 40 (14 November 2011)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 3R (2007)
French Open 3R (2006, 2008)
Wimbledon 4R (2005, 2006)
US Open 3R (2003, 2008)
Career record 71–78
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 36 (June 16, 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2009)
French Open SF (2008)
Wimbledon 2R (2007, 2008)
US Open 3R (2008)
Last updated on: October 25, 2010.

Dmitry Igorevich Tursunov (Russian: About this sound Дми́трий И́горевич Турсу́нов​ ; born December 12, 1982, in Moscow, Russia) is a Russian professional male tennis player. He was 12 years old when he came to the United States to train and further his prospects of becoming a professional player.

Tursunov is an offensive baseliner with excellent groundstrokes from both sides[citation needed], and prefers to play on faster surfaces; he jokes about his lack of ability and success on clay courts. He is sponsored by Fila and Wilson.

Tursunov helped the Russian Davis Cup team win the 2006 Davis Cup, and reach the finals of the 2007 Davis Cup.


Tennis career

Tursunov began tennis in Moscow when his father made him play a few hours a day at 5. He came to the United States to train with Vitaly Gorin.[1]

I practiced a few hours a day. My dad realized fairly early that I had a lot of potential. A lot of people criticize him for basically choosing that career for me. He understood that I didn’t have many options to make money and since he really liked tennis, he decided that I was to be a tennis player. It just happened that I was naturally good at it.[1]

Early Years

Tursunov played his first match in June 1998 against Chris Groer in a Futures event in Los Angeles and won 7–5, 6–4 but lost in the following round. In 1999, the Russian played in the Futures events in Philippines and United States and was able to reach 2 semifinals and a quarterfinal.

In 2000, he had a broken leg in January of the same year, which forced him to miss four months of the season. When he came back he continued playing in the Futures events in the United States. He reached his first Futures final in Haines City, Florida but lost to Australian Jaymon Crabb 2–6, 4–6. He then won his first Futures title the following week defeating another Australian Peter Luczak 6–7, 6–0, 6–2. He reached another final in Hattiesburg, Mississippi losing to Scott Barron 7–6, 6–7, 3–6 and won two more Futures events in Malibu, California over Jose De Armas 6–2, 6–1 and in Scottsdale, Arizona over Stefan Wauters 6–4, 7–5.

In 2001 Tursunov won the Futures event in Boca Raton over Jeff Morrison 7–6, 6–3, then the Dallas Challenger defeating Justin Bower 6–2, 6–4. After these 2 lower level tournament successes Tursunov qualified for his first ATP event in 2001 Kroger St. Jude International and made the quarterfinals, earning his first top 100 win over then world no. 51 Greg Rusedski 7–6, 3–6, 6–3 along the way before losing to the eventual champion Mark Philippoussis 3–6, 2–6. He then continued playing in the Challenger circuit reaching 3 quarterfinals.

Tursunov's form suffered after his impact in Memphis because of what doctors believed was a bulging disk in his back. He returned after two months away and then suffered a stress fracture in his leg. As the back pain continued, Tursunov went to see a doctor in Sacramento and the extent of his injury problems were misdiagnosed as he was suffering from not one, but two fractures in his L–2 vertebra. Tursunov was forced to miss six months and did not come back to tennis until June 2002 and that year he won another title on the United States Futures circuit. and reached a challenger semifinal and two quarterfinals


After making two finals on the Challenger circuit in Aptos losing to Jeff Salzenstein 7–5, 5–7, 4–6 and the Bronx to Ivo Karlovic 3–6, 3–6, Tursunov qualified for his first Grand Slam event at the US Open defeating former world number one and then world no. 14 Gustavo Kuerten 5–7, 6–2, 6–2, 4–6, 7–6 earning his first top 20 win before losing in the third round to Xavier Malisse 5–7, 4–6, 6–7. Continuing on after the US Open, he won two consecutive Challenger titles: in Mandeville over Jan Hernych 3–6, 6–3, 6–4, and in San Antonio over Sébastien de Chaunac 6–2, 6–7, 6–4 and then the semifinals of his next two challenger tournaments. At the end of 2003, he finished the year ranked in the top 100 for the first time in his career.

Tursunov started the season of 2004 losing in the first rounds of 2004 Chennai Open and 2004 Australian Open, but won Waikoloa Challenger over Alejandro Falla 7–5, 7–6. He then reached the quarterfinals of the 2004 Kroger St. Jude losing to Mardy Fish 3–6, 6–4, 4–6. He then played in his first Masters event but lost in the first rounds of 2004 Pacific Life Open and 2004 NASDAQ-100 Open. He then reached the quarterfinals of 2004 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships losing to eventual champion Tommy Haas 2–6, 0–6. He then lost in the first round in his next three ATP Tour in the 2004 Torneo Godó, 2004 French Open, and 2004 Stella Artois Championships. However, he rebounded in the 2004 Wimbledon upsetting 19th seed and compatriot Marat Safin 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 7–6 in the first round and eventually fell to 9th seed Carlos Moyá 1–6, 4–6, 5–7 in the third round. At the 2004 TD Waterhouse Cup, he was able to reach his first ATP Tour semifinals retiring against Lleyton Hewitt while trailing 3–6, 0–1. After the US Open loss to Fabrice Santoro 1–6, 3–6, 4–6 in the second round, Tursunov was forced out of tennis again for seven months with a broken vertebra suffered in a boating accident

He came back at the 2005 Indian Wells Masters tournament losing to Agustin Calleri 2–6, 6–3, 3–6. In his next ATP Tour tournaments he reached the second rounds of 2005 French Open and 2005 Stella Artois Championships, and the first round of 2005 Open. At Wimbledon 2005, Tursunov achieved his best ever performance in a Grand Slam event by making the fourth round. In his second-round match against then world no.9 Tim Henman, he had to play in a Wimbledon club shirt as two of his shirts were stolen from the locker room before the match. He eventually defeated the local hope in five sets 3–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–3, 8–6, earning his first top 10 win of his career. He eventually lost in the fourth round to Sébastien Grosjean in another five-setter 4–6, 7–6, 3–6, 6–3, 1–6. It was the first time Tursunov had ever lost a five-set match, having previously compiled a 5–0 record in five-set matches.

He then reached the second rounds of 2005 RCA Championships and 2005 Mercedes-Benz Cup, the first rounds of 2005 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and 2005 Pilot Pen Tennis and reached also the second round of his next 4 tournaments including the US Open. At the 2005 ATP Kremlin Cup, he was able to reach the semifinals losing to compatriot Igor Andreev 7–5, 5–7, 2–6. He then won the challenger event in Kolding, Denmark defeating Steve Darcis 6–3, 6–4. In his last tournament of the year he reached the third round of 2005 BNP Paribas Masters losing to Nikolay Davydenko 6–3, 2–6, 3–6.


Tursunov at Australian Open 2006.

2006 was a successful year for Tursunov as he achieved his highest ever ranking thus far, he began by reaching the quarterfinals of 2006 Qatar ExxonMobil Open and 2006 Medibank International losing to eventual finalists Gaël Monfils 2–6, 6–7 and Igor Andreev 2–6, 6–3, 4–6 respectively. He then reached the second round of 2006 Australian Open to Tommy Robredo 6–7, 6–3, 6–7, 3–6. At the 2006 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships he lost in the quarterfinals to Tommy Haas 7–6, 4–6, 4–6. He then won a challenger event in Sunrise, Florida defeating Alberto Martin 6–3, 6–1. At the 2006 NASDAQ-100 Open he was able to reach the fourth round of a Master Series for the first time losing to world no. 1 Roger Federer 3–6, 3–6.

He then went 1–6 in his next six events only earning a victory over Gastao Elias 6–2, 6–1 at the 2006 Estoril Open. At the French Open, Tursunov lost to David Nalbandian after having a 2–0 set lead in the third round, losing 6–2, 7–5, 4–6, 2–6, 4–6. He then reached the quarterfinals of the 2006 Queen's Club Championships losing to local hero Tim Henman 3–6, 6–7 and the first round of 2006 Nottingham Open losing to another local hero Andy Murray 4–6, 3–6. He defeated then world no. 4 Ivan Ljubičić in the third round of 2006 Wimbledon coming back from two sets to love winning 5–7, 4–6, 6–1, 7–6, 6–2, before losing in the next round, 9–7 in the fifth set to Jarkko Nieminen, after coming backtwo sets to love. After losing his serve in the fifth set to give Nieminen a 8–7 lead, he hit a ball at the chair umpire's chair. He was given a point penalty and later fined £4,000 ($7,500) for "unsportsmanlike conduct". He called the chair umpire, Fergus Murphy, an "idiot" in the news conference he had after the match.[2]

He then reached his first ATP final at the 2006 LA Tennis Open losing to Tommy Haas 6–4, 5–7, 3–6 and followed it up with a semifinal performance at the 2006 Legg Mason Tennis Classic losing to Andy Murray 2–6, 5–7. He then fell in the third rounds of 2006 Rogers Cup and 2006 US Open, and the second rounds of 2006 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and 2006 BCR Open Romania. He then won his first career title at the 2006 Kingfisher Airlines Tennis Open defeating Tommy Robredo 7–6, 3–6, 6–1 in the semifinals and Tomas Berdych 6–3, 4–6, 7–6 in the final. He then lost four consecutive matches in the third round of 2006 Japan Open Tennis Championships and the first rounds of 2006 Kremlin Cup, 2006 Mutua Madrileña Masters Madrid and 2006 St. Petersburg Open. He then reached the third round of 2006 BNP Paribas Masters losing to eventual champion Nikolay Davydenko 2–6, 2–6. At the end of the year, he won a challenger event in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine defeating Benjamin Becker 7–6, 6–4 in the final.

On January 6, 2007, Tursunov won the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, while representing Russia alongside Nadia Petrova. In the final, Tursunov defeated Tommy Robredo in straight sets, after teammate Nadia Petrova's victory over Anabel Medina Garrigues. Following this match was a proset mixed doubles between Russians Tursunov and Nadia Petrova and Spanish Tommy Robredo and Anabel Medina Garrigues. This match was a clear show of the playful nature of Tursunov and the other players. The match was relaxed since the outcome of the mixed doubles proset match did not matter. At one stage, Anabel Medina Garrigues switched with Tursunov so that Tursunov and Robredo were on one side, while Medina Garrigues and Petrova were on the other. The umpire, playing along, assigned points to Spain regardless.

He then played at the 2007 Australian Open reaching the third round losing to Tomas Berdych 2–6, 1–6, 1–6. He then lost in the first round of his next 4 ATP Tour toruanments. He then fell in the second rounds of 2007 Estoril Open and 2007 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, and the first round of the 2007 Hamburg Masters. At the 2007 French Open he fell to Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 4–6, 4–6, 4–6. During the grass season he reached the semifinals of 2007 Queen's Club Championships and 2007 Nottingham Open to big servers Andy Roddick 4–6, 5–7 and Ivo Karlovic 5–7, 4–6 respectively.

Serving at Wimbledon 2007.

At Wimbledon, Tursunov was beaten in four sets in the 3rd round by Tommy Haas of Germany, 1–6, 6–4, 7–6, 6–4. Ironically, Haas was unable to go on and play his next game against Roger Federer due to an abdominal injury.

In Indianapolis, Tursunov won his 2nd career title, defeating surprise finalist Frank Dancevic 6–4, 7–5 while losing only 10 points on serve and never facing a break point. He then lost 3 consecutive matches at the Masters event of the 2007 Rogers Cup and 2007 Cincinnati Masters, and the 2007 US Open. Tursunov then rebounded by winning his second title of the year at the Thailand Open, dominating Benjamin Becker, 6–2, 6–1. He then reached the third round of 2007 AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships losing to Feliciano Lopez 6–7, 4–6. He then lost early in 2007 Kremlin Cup and 2007 Madrid Masters. At the 2007 St. Petersburg Open he fell in the quarterfinals to Andy Murray 6–3, 6–7, 4–6. At the 2007 BNP Paribas Masters, he lost to Mardy Fish 6–7, 4–6. As the defending champion, Dmitry lost in the final of the Challenger in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine to Mischa Zverev 4–6, 4–6.


Tursunov played his first tournament of 2008 at the 2008 Qatar Open falling to Nikolay Davydenko 5–7, 3–6 in the quarterfinals. 2008 Medibank International in Sydney, Australia. He defeated Stanislas Wawrinka 6–3, 6–3, top seed and number eight in the world Richard Gasquet of France 3–6, 6–3, 6–4, Sébastien Grosjean of France 6–3, 6–4 and Frenchman Fabrice Santoro 6–3, 6–4. In the final, Tursunov defeated big-serving Australian Chris Guccione 7–6, 7–6. This was his fourth career title.

At the Australian Open, Tursunov beat Xavier Malisse in the first round in 5 sets, after being down two sets to love 6–7, 5–7, 6–2, 6–1, 6–3 However, he then lost his second round match against Sam Querrey in four sets 6–7, 6–4, 4–6, 2–6.

Tursunov lost in the first round of the 2008 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament to Rafael Nadal 4–6 4–6, but combined with Tomáš Berdych to win the doubles title, defeating Mikhail Youzhny and Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final 7–5, 3–6, 10–7. This was his 2nd doubles career title. In the 2008 Dubai Tennis Championships he fell to Richard Gasquet 4–6, 4–6. 2008 Pacific Life Open he fell to Juan Ignacio Chela 7–6, 6–7, 4–6. At the 2008 Sony Ericsson Open, he defeated Richard Gasquet in their third encounter of the year 6–3, 6–7, 7–6 in the second round but lost in the fourth round to Tomáš Berdych 2–6, 2–6. In the 2008 Monte Carlo Masters he lost to Igor Andreev 5–7, 3–6. At the 2008 Open Sabadell Atlántico Barcelona, he reached the quarterinals to German Denis Gremelmayr 4–6, 0–6. He lost two consecutive first rounds at the 2008 Rome Masters and 2008 Hamburg Masters

At Roland Garros, Tursunov won his first two round matches against Daniel Brands and Guillermo García López, and then lost to Jérémy Chardy in straight sets. However, Tursunov paired up with Igor Kunitsyn in the men's doubles event. They reached the semi finals, losing to Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić 6–4, 4–6, 4–6. This performance lifted Tursunov to a career high doubles ranking of 36.

On the 17th June at the Slazenger Open in Nottingham, Tursunov walked off the court when losing by a set and a break in a first round doubles match after disagreeing with a line call. The next morning, the ATP announced he had been thrown out of the Wimbledon warm-up tournament because of his actions. This included the singles tournament, handing second round opponent Thomas Johansson a walk over into the quarterfinals.

At Wimbledon, Tursunov beat Nicolas Mahut in five sets 6–4, 6–7, 7–6, 3–6, 7–5 Chris Eaton 7–6, 6–2, 6–4 and lost to Janko Tipsarević 6–7, 6–7, 3–6 in the 3rd round. At the 2008 Indianapolis Tennis Championships, Tursunov upset the number one seed James Blake 4–6, 6–3, 6–4 to make it to the final. He was unable to defend his title, losing to Gilles Simon 4–6, 4–6 in the championship match. At the 2008 Rogers Cup, Tursunov lost in the 3rd round to James Blake 6–4, 1–6, 4–6, and to eventual champion Andy Murray in the 3rd round at the 2008 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, after earning his 3rd victory of the year over Richard Gasquet 7–6, 6–0. Tursunov represented Russia for the first time at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He lost in the first round to top seed Roger Federer 4–6, 2–6. At the US Open, Tursunov reached the 3rd round by beating Eduardo Schwank and Victor Hănescu. He was beaten by his compatriot Nikolay Davydenko 2–6, 6–7, 3–6. Tursunov then celebrated his 5th ATP title win at the 2008 Open de Moselle in Metz beating Paul-Henri Mathieu 7–6, 1–6, 6–4. He then suffered three consecutive loses at the 2008 Kremlin Cup, 2008 Madrid Masters and 2008 St. Petersburg Open. At the 2008 BNP Paribas Masters he reried in his second round match against Novak Djokovic while trailing 2–6, 3–4. He then won a Challenger event in Helsinki in his last tournament of the year.

The Russian began 2009 by losing his first three matches 2009 Qatar ExxonMobil Open, 2009 Medibank International Sydney, and 2009 Australian Open. He then qualified for the 2009 PBZ Zagreb Indoors but lost to Ernests Gulbis 6–4, 4–6, 4–6. He the fell in the second round of the 2009 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, 2009 Open 13 and 2009 Dubai Tennis Championships losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–7, 2–6, Feliciano Lopez 6–7, 6–7 and Igor Andreev 7–5, 4–6, 3–6 respectively. He the reached the third rounds of the Masters events 2009 BNP Paribas Open to Rafael Nadal 3–6, 3–6 and the 2009 Sony Ericsson Open to Andy Roddick 6–7, 2–6. He then missed the European clay court season due to an ankle surgery. He came back at the 2009 French Open losing in the first round to Arnaud Clement 3–6, 6–3, 4–6, 1–6. At the Grass Season he reached the second round of the 2009 Gerry Weber Open to Philipp Kohlschreiber 4–6, 6–7 and won the 2009 AEGON International defeating Canadian Frank Dancevic 6–3, 7–6 in the final, his first grass court title. He then retired in his first round match of the 2009 Wimbledon losing to Mischa Zverev 4–6, 2–6, 0–3 RET due to an ankle injury. He then reached the quarterfinals 2009 Indianapolis Tennis Championships to Frank Dancevic 6–3, 6–7, 2–6. He then lost 4 consecutive matches 2009 LA Tennis Open, 2009 Legg Mason Tennis Classic, 2009 Rogers Cup and 2009 US Open. He then missed the rest of the year due to an ankle injury.


Dmitry missed most of the first part of 2010 due to an left ankle injury and ankle surgery in February. He played his first tournament in 2010 at the 2010 French Open falling to Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6–1 in all three sets. He then played in the Challenger Tour in the 2010 AEGON Trophy, falling in the second round to Marsel İlhan. He then fell in the first round of the 2010 Wimbledon to Rainer Schuettler 2–6, 2–6, 3–6. He the fell in the second round of the qualifying draw in the 2010 Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships and 2010 Farmers Classic. He won his first ATP World Tour match of the year at the 2010 Legg Mason Tennis Classic defeated Teymuraz Gabashvili 5–7, 7–5, 6–4 before falling to Tomáš Berdych 6–7, 6–4, 1–6. He again lost in the first round of the 2010 US Open to Jürgen Melzer 4–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, 2–6. He then played in Bangkok losing in the first round and quarterfinals of the Challenger events and in the qualifying competition 2010 PTT Thailand Open. At the 2010 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tursunov produced two upsets defeated world no. 25 Ernests Gulbis 6–3, 6–4 and world no. 30 Richard Gasquet 7–6, 1–6, 6–4 before falling in the quarterfinals to world no. 1 and eventual champion Rafael Nadal 4–6, 1–6. In Russia as a wild card he fell in the first round of the 2010 Kremlin Cup and reached the semifinals of 2010 St. Petersburg Open losing to compatriot Mikhail Youzhny in a tight three sets 5–7, 6–4, 6–7. He the retired in his first round match of the 2010 Valencia Open 500 against Pablo Andújar 4–6, 6–3, 1–1 RET due to a left calf injury.

Tursunov began 2011 by losing in the qualifying draw of the 2011 Brisbane International to Peter Luczak and the first round of the 2011 Australian Open to Victor Troicki 2–6, 6–3, 2–6, 0–6. He then competed in the 2011 Singapore ATP Challenger as a wild card, which he won by dropping only one set in the tournament. In the 2011 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Tursunov was able to qualify and beat Andrey Golubev 6–4, 7–5 in the first round before losing to 4th seed Tomáš Berdych 4–6, 6–4, 5–7. At the 2011 Open 13, the Russian defeated Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in three tight sets, 6–7, 7–5, 7–6. He then defeated Ivan Ljubičić 7–6, 6–3 and then world no. 10 Jürgen Melzer 6–4, 2–6, 6–1, his first victory over a top 10 player in over 2 and a half years. He then lost to top seed Robin Söderling 5–7, 1–6 in the semifinals. In the 2011 Dubai Tennis Championships, he fell to Spaniard Marcel Granollers 1–6, 3–6. He then competed at the Challenger tour in the 2011 BH Telecom Indoors, where he lost to a player ranked 449 Mirza Bašić in the quarterfinals. He then won 2011 AEGON GB Pro–Series Bath a challenger event defeating Andreas Beck 6–4, 6–4 in the final. Tursunov then reached the finals of the 2011 Status Athens Open a challenger event but withdrew due to a knee problem. He then fell in the qualifying draw of the 2011 BMW Open and the first round of the 2011 French Open. At the grass Tursunov played at the challenger 2011 AEGON Trophy falling to Matthias Bachinger. At the 2011 AEGON Championships he fell in the first round to Feliciano Lopez in straight sets. At his final Wimbledon warm-up at the 2011 UNICEF Open, after wins over Robert Kendrick, Nicolas Mahut, Santiago Giraldo and a 6–3, 7–6> win over 3rd seed Xavier Malisse in the semifinals, Tursunov faced 4th seed Ivan Dodig in the final and Tursunov won the title with a 6–3, 6–2 victory.

Davis Cup

As Tursunov's form started to improve and he came into calculation for selection in the Russia Davis Cup team, the problems he was having obtaining United States citizenship became apparent. Tursunov had for years attempted to become a United States citizen, but the process has stalled and Tursunov travels with a Russian passport and an American visa. In his own words "It's frustrating, but what can you do?"[3] In spite of this, Tursunov was selected for Russia in the Davis Cup semi final against Croatia and won his dead rubber match against Ivo Karlovic 6–4, 6–4.

In 2006 in the first round tie against Netherlands, he won both his matches against Raemon Sluiter 6–7, 6–4, 7–6, 7–6 and Melle Van Gemerden 7–6, 7–6. He then defeatied Richard Gasquet 6–1, 3–6, 6–7, 6–3, 7–5 in the fourth rubber of the quarterfinal; consequently sending the Russians into the semi-finals of the Davis Cup. For the second time in 2006, Tursunov sealed victory for Russia in the Davis Cup; this time in the semi-final where he defeated Andy Roddick of the United States 6–3, 6–4, 5–7, 3–6, 17–15 in a match that lasted 4 hours and 48 minutes. By virtue of this victory, he earned Russia the spot in the Davis Cup final against Argentina, which took place in December. Despite, earning the winning match in the quarterfinals and semifinals, Tursunov only played doubles partnering with Marat Safin, which they won 6–2, 6–3, 6–4 to give Russia a 2–1 lead. Marat Safin later sealed the 2006 Davis Cup win for Russia with his victory over José Acasuso.

Tursunov was named in the four-man team that played the United States in the Davis Cup final in 2007, in Portland, Oregon, from 30 November – 2 December 2007. Tursunov lost the first rubber of the 2007 Davis Cup final against Roddick, who won by a scoreline of 6–4, 6–4, 6–2. Tursunov was on the verge of defeating James Blake, but Blake won 1–6, 6–3, 7–5 in the 4th dead rubber, the USA having won the tie in the previous doubles match.

In 2008, Tursunov lost both his matches in the first round tie against Serbia losing in doubles and in singles, however they still won the tie 3–2. In the semifinal tie against Argentina, he won his doubles match playing with Igor Kunitsyn 6–2, 6–1, 6–7, 3–6, 8–6. In 2009, Tursunov sealed the victory for Russia, in the first round tie against Romania defeating Victor Hanescu 4–6, 5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2. In 2011, he won his singles match against Sweden, however it didn't matter as Russia already lost the tie losing the first 3 matches.


He has been mixing personal dance track compilations since he was a teenager, using them for practice sessions.[1]

Other information

Tursunov was the December month in the 2009 Association of Tennis Professionals calendar.[1]

ATP Career finals

Singles: 9 (7–2)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (7–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (2–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 31 July, 2006 United States Los Angeles, United States Hard Germany Tommy Haas 6–4, 5–7, 3–6
Winner 1. 25 September, 2006 India Mumbai, India Hard Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 6–3, 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 2. 29 July, 2007 United States Indianapolis, U.S. Hard Canada Frank Dancevic 6–4, 7–5
Winner 3. 30 September, 2007 Thailand Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) Germany Benjamin Becker 6–2, 6–1
Winner 4. 12 January, 2008 Australia Sydney, Australia Hard Australia Chris Guccione 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 2. 20 July, 2008 United States Indianapolis, U.S. Hard France Gilles Simon 4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 5 October, 2008 France Metz, France Hard (i) France Paul-Henri Mathieu 7–6(8–6), 1–6, 6–4
Winner 6. 20 June, 2009 United Kingdom Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass Canada Frank Dancevic 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 7. 18 June, 2011 Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch, Nethelands Grass Croatia Ivan Dodig 6–3, 6–2

Doubles: 8 (5–3)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (2–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. August 23, 2004 United States Washington, United States Hard United States Travis Parrott South Africa Chris Haggard
South Africa Robbie Koenig
6–7(3–7), 1–6
Runner-up 2. September 19, 2005 China Beijing, China Hard Russia Mikhail Youzhny United States Justin Gimelstob
Australia Nathan Healey
6–4, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. June 26, 2006 United Kingdom Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass Russia Igor Kunitsyn Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
3–6, 2–6
Winner 1. October 15, 2007 Russia Moscow, Russia Carpet Russia Marat Safin Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec
Croatia Lovro Zovko
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. February 24, 2008 Netherlands Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
Russia Mikhail Youzhny
7–5, 3–6, [10–7]
Winner 3. February 28, 2009 United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard South Africa Rik de Voest Czech Republic Martin Damm
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
4–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Winner 4. July 26, 2009 United States Indianapolis, United States Hard Latvia Ernests Gulbis Australia Ashley Fisher
Australia Jordan Kerr
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
Winner 5. October 24, 2010 Russia Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Russia Igor Kunitsyn Serbia Janko Tipsarević
Serbia Viktor Troicki
7–6(10–8), 6–3

Singles Performance Timeline

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A LQ 1R A 2R 3R 2R 1R A 1R 4–6
French Open A A LQ 1R 2R 3R 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R 6–8
Wimbledon LQ A LQ 3R 4R 4R 3R 3R 1R 1R 2R 13–8
US Open LQ A 3R 2R 2R 3R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 8–9
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–4 5–3 8–4 5–4 7–4 0–4 0–3 1–4 31–31
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 3R A A 3–6
Miami Masters A A A 1R A 4R 2R 4R 3R A A 7–5
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A A 1R 1R 1R A A A 0–3
Rome Masters A A A LQ A 1R 2R 1R A A A 1–3
Madrid Masters A A A A A 1R 1R 1R A A A 0–3
Canada Masters A A A A A 3R 1R 3R 1R A A 4–4
Cincinnati Masters A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R A A A 3–5
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series A A 2R 1–1
Paris Masters A A A A 3R 3R 1R 2R A A 1R 4–5
Hamburg Masters A A A A A 1R 1R 1R NMS 0–3
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 2–3 8–9 1–9 9–9 2–3 0–0 1–2 23–38
Career Statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 2–3 1–1 0–0 1–1 7–9
Year-End Ranking 174 320 98 80 60 22 34 22 89 197 40


  1. ^ a b c d Krystle Russin,, "Dmitry Tursunov in Miami: From Russia with 40-Love"–03–26/1048.php March 26, 2009
  2. ^ BBC SPORT|Tennis|Tursunov punished over outburst
  3. ^ [1] Archived October 21, 2006 at the Wayback Machine

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