Yevgeny Kafelnikov

Country Russia
Residence Sochi, Russia
Date of birth February 18, 1974 (1974-02-18) (age 36)
Place of birth Sochi, Soviet Union
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1992
Retired 2003
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money

$23,883,797

  • 6th All-time leader in earnings
Singles
Career record 609–306
Career titles 26
Highest ranking No. 1 (May 3, 1999)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open W (1999)
French Open W (1996)
Wimbledon QF (1995)
US Open SF (1999, 2001)
Major tournaments
Tour Finals F (1997)
Olympic Games Gold medal (2000)
Doubles
Career record 358–213
Career titles 27
Highest ranking No. 4 (March 30, 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1995, 1999)
French Open W (1996, 1997, 2002)
Wimbledon SF (1994, 1995)
US Open W (1997)

Career finals >> Singles: 46 (26-20)

Wins (26)

Legend Titles by Surface
Grand Slam (2) Hard (9)
Tennis Masters Cup (0) Grass (3)
ATP Masters Series (0) Clay (3)
Olympic Gold (1) Carpet (11)
ATP Championship Series (4)  
ATP Tour (19)  

 

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 10 January 1994 Adelaide, Australia Hard Alexander Volkov 6–4, 6–3
2. 7 March 1994 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet (i) Daniel Vacek 6–3, 7–5
3. 29 August 1994 Long Island, USA Hard Cédric Pioline 5–7, 6–1, 6–2
4. 20 February 1995 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Boris Becker 7–5, 5–7, 7–6(6)
5. 27 March 1995 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet (i) Guillaume Raoux 6–2, 6–2
6. 17 July 1995 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Jakob Hlasek 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
7. 28 August 1995 Long Island, USA Hard Jan Siemerink 7–6(0), 6–2
8. 8 January 1996 Adelaide, Australia Hard Byron Black 7–6(0), 3–6, 6–1
9. 6 May 1996 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Bohdan Ulihrach 7–5, 1–6, 6–3
10. 10 June 1996 French Open, Paris, France Clay Michael Stich 7–6(4), 7–5, 7–6(4)
11. 7 October 1996 Lyon, France Carpet (i) Arnaud Boetsch 7–5, 6–3
12. 16 June 1997 Halle, Germany Grass Petr Korda 7–6(2), 6–7(5), 7–6(7)
13. 18 August 1997 New Haven, USA Hard Patrick Rafter 7–6(4), 6–4
14. 10 November 1997 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Petr Korda 7–6(2), 6–4
15. 2 March 1998 London, UK Carpet (i) Cédric Pioline 7–5, 6–4
16. 15 June 1998 Halle, Germany Grass Magnus Larsson 6–4, 6–4
17. 16 November 1998 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Goran Ivanišević 7–6(2), 7–6(5)
18. 1 February 1999 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard Thomas Enqvist 4–6, 6–0, 6–3, 7–6(1)
19. 22 February 1999 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) Tim Henman 6–2, 7–6(3)
20. 15 November 1999 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Byron Black 7–6(2), 6–4
21. 2 October 2000 Summer Olympics, Sydney, Australia Hard Tommy Haas 7–6(4), 3–6, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
22. 30 October 2000 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) David Prinosil 6–2, 7–5
23. 19 February 2001 Marseille, France Hard (i) Sébastien Grosjean 7–6(5), 6–2
24. 8 October 2001 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Nicolas Kiefer 6–4, 7–5
25. 17 June 2002 Halle, Germany Grass Nicolas Kiefer 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
26. 16 September 2002 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Vladimir Voltchkov 7–6(6), 7–5

Runner-ups (20)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 9 May 1994 Hamburg, Germany Clay Andrei Medvedev 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
2. 24 April 1995 Nice, France Clay Marc Rosset 6–4, 6–0
3. 11 March 1996 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Goran Ivanišević 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
4. 1 April 1996 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet Magnus Gustafsson 6–2, 7-(4)
5. 24 June 1996 Halle, Germany Grass Nicklas Kulti 6–7(5), 6–3, 6–4
6. 22 July 1996 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Thomas Muster 6–2, 6–2, 6–4
7. 4 November 1996 Paris, France Carpet Thomas Enqvist 6–2, 6–4, 7–5
8. 11 November 1996 Moscow, Russia Carpet Goran Ivanišević 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
9. 17 November 1997 Year-End Championships, Hanover, Germany Hard Pete Sampras 6–3, 6–2, 6–2
10. 9 February 1998 Marseille, France Hard (i) Thomas Enqvist 6–4, 6–1
11. 21 September 1998 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Tim Henman 7–5, 6–4
12. 2 November 1998 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) Richard Krajicek 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
13. 9 August 1999 Montreal, Canada Hard Thomas Johansson 1–6, 6–3, 6–3
14. 23 August 1999 Washington, D.C., USA Hard Andre Agassi 7–6(3), 6–1
15. 30 January 2000 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard Andre Agassi 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
16. 28 February 2000 London, UK Hard (i) Marc Rosset 6–4, 6–4
17. 27 November 2000 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Thomas Johansson 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
18. 17 September 2001 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Marat Safin 6–2, 6–2
19. 5 November 2001 Paris, France Carpet Sébastien Grosjean 7–6(3), 6–1, 6–7(5), 6–4
20. 3 February 2003 Milan, Italy Carpet Martin Verkerk 6–4, 5–7, 7–5

Doubles: 41 (27-14) Wins (27)

Legend Titles by Surface
Grand Slam (4) Hard (9)
Tennis Masters Cup (0) Clay (13)
ATP Masters Series (7) Grass (0)
ATP Championship Series (6) Carpet (5)
ATP Tour (10)  

 

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 11 April 1994 Barcelona, Spain Clay David Rikl Jim Courier &
Javier Sánchez
5–7, 6–1, 6–4
2. 2 May 1994 Munich, Germany Clay David Rikl Boris Becker &
Petr Korda
7–6, 7–5
3. 16 May 1994 Rome, Italy Clay David Rikl Wayne Ferreira &
Javier Sánchez
6–1, 7–5
4. 24 October 1994 Lyon, France Carpet Jakob Hlasek Martin Damm &
Patrick Rafter
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
5. 10 April 1995 Estoril, Portugal Clay Andrei Olhovskiy Marc-Kevin Goellner &
Diego Nargiso
5–7, 7–5, 6–2
6. 15 May 1995 Hamburg, Germany Clay Wayne Ferreira Byron Black &
Andrei Olhovskiy
6–1, 7–6
7. 31 July 1995 Montreal, Canada Hard Andrei Olhovskiy Brian MacPhie &
Sandon Stolle
6–2, 6–2
8. 23 October 1995 Lyon, France Carpet Jakob Hlasek John-Laffnie de Jager &
Wayne Ferreira
6–3, 6–3
9. 1 April 1996 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet Andrei Olhovskiy Nicklas Kulti &
Peter Nyborg
6–3, 6–4
10. 6 May 1996 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Daniel Vacek Luis Lobo &
Javier Sánchez
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
11. 10 June 1996 French Open, Paris Clay Daniel Vacek Jakob Hlasek &
Guy Forget
6–2, 6–3
12. 30 September 1996 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Daniel Vacek David Adams &
Menno Oosting
6–3, 6–4
13. 14 October 1996 Vienna, Austria Carpet Daniel Vacek Pavel Vízner &
Menno Oosting
7–6, 6–4
14. 9 June 1997 French Open, Paris Clay Daniel Vacek Todd Woodbridge &
Mark Woodforde
7–6, 4–6, 6–3
15. 14 July 1997 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Daniel Vacek Trevor Kronemann &
David Macpherson
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
16. 8 September 1997 U.S. Open, New York Hard Daniel Vacek Jonas Björkman &
Nicklas Kulti
7–6, 6–3
17. 23 February 1998 Antwerp, Belgium Hard Wayne Ferreira Tomás Carbonell &
Francisco Roig
7–5, 3–6, 6–2
18. 19 October 1998 Vienna, Austria Carpet Daniel Vacek David Adams &
John-Laffnie de Jager
7–5, 6–3
19. 19 April 1999 Barcelona, Spain Clay Paul Haarhuis Massimo Bertolini &
Cristian Brandi
7–5, 6–3
20. 24 April 2000 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Wayne Ferreira Paul Haarhuis &
Sandon Stolle
6–3, 2–6, 6–1
21. 16 October 2000 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Nenad Zimonjić Jiří Novák &
David Rikl
6–4, 6–4
22. 19 March 2001 Indian Wells, United States Hard Wayne Ferreira Jonas Björkman &
Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 7–5
23. 14 May 2001 Rome, Italy Clay Wayne Ferreira Daniel Nestor &
Sandon Stolle
6–4, 7–6(6)
24. 29 October 2001 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard Denis Golovanov Irakli Labadze &
Marat Safin
7–5, 6–4
25. 10 June 2002 French Open, Paris Clay Paul Haarhuis Mark Knowles &
Daniel Nestor
7–5, 6–4
26. 17 March 2003 Indian Wells, United States Hard Wayne Ferreira Bob Bryan &
Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
27. 4 August 2003 Washington, D.C., United States Hard Sargis Sargsian Chris Haggard &
Paul Hanley
7–5, 4–6, 6–2

Runner-ups (14)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 7 February 1994 Marseille, France Carpet Martin Damm Jan Siemerink
Daniel Vacek
6–7, 6–4, 6–1
2. 25 April 1994 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Daniel Vacek Nicklas Kulti
Magnus Larsson
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
3. 27 March 1995 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet Jakob Hlasek Martin Damm
Anders Järryd
6–4, 6–2
4. 26 June 1995 Halle, Germany Grass Andrei Olhovskiy Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
5. 26 February 1996 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet Menno Oosting Jonas Björkman
Nicklas Kulti
6–4, 6–4
6. 24 June 1996 Halle, Germany Grass Daniel Vacek Byron Black
Grant Connell
6–1, 7–5
7. 4 November 1996 Paris, France Carpet Daniel Vacek Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
8. 2 March 1998 London, England Carpet Daniel Vacek Martin Damm
Jim Grabb
6–4, 7–5
9. 16 November 1998 Moscow, Russia Carpet Daniel Vacek Jared Palmer
Jeff Tarango
6–4, 6–7, 6–2
10. 21 February 2000 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Tim Henman David Adams
John-Laffnie de Jager
5–7, 6–2, 6–3
11. 15 May 2000 Rome, Italy Clay Wayne Ferreira Martin Damm
Dominik Hrbatý
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
12. 22 April 2002 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Paul Haarhuis Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 3–6, [10-7]
13. 9 June 2003 French Open, Paris Clay Paul Haarhuis Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
7–6, 6–3
14. 21 July 2003 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Kevin Ullyett Tomáš Cibulec
Pavel Vízner
3–6, 6–3, 6–4

Performance timelines

Singles

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A LQ 2R QF QF A A W F QF 2R 2R 1 / 8 28–7
French Open A 2R 3R SF W QF 2R 2R QF QF 2R 2R 1 / 11 31–10
Wimbledon A A 3R QF 1R 4R 1R 3R 2R 3R 3R 1R 0 / 10 16–10
U.S. Open A A 4R 3R A 2R 4R SF 3R SF 2R 3R 0 / 9 24–9
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 2 / 38 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 1–1 8–4 15–4 11–2 8–3 4–3 15–3 13–4 15–4 5–4 4–4 N/A 99–36
Year-End Championship
Tennis Masters Cup A A A RR RR F RR SF RR SF A A 0 / 7 11–14
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A LQ A A A A 1R 1R 2R SF QF 2R 0 / 6 9–6
Miami A LQ A A A A 3R 2R 4R 3R 3R 3R 0 / 6 7–6
Monte Carlo A A SF 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 10 8–10
Rome A A 2R 1R 3R 3R 3R 3R 2R 2R 2R SF 0 / 10 16–10
Hamburg A A F 1R SF SF 1R A 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 8 11–8
Canada A A A QF A SF QF F QF 1R 3R 2R 0 / 8 17–8
Cincinnati A A 2R 1R QF QF SF SF 3R QF 1R 2R 0 / 10 17–10
Madrid (Stuttgart) LQ 2R SF 2R 1R 2R F 2R SF SF 2R 1R 0 / 11 15–11
Paris A LQ 2R A F SF SF 2R 3R F 3R A 0 / 8 17–8
Masters Series SR 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 6 0 / 6 0 / 6 0 / 7 0 / 9 0 / 8 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 7 0 / 77 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 1–1 15–6 4–6 11–6 14–7 16–9 9–8 14–9 16–9 8–9 9–7 N/A 117–77
Year End Ranking 275 102 11 6 3 5 11 2 5 4 27 41 N/A

A = did not attend
LQ = lost in qualifying draw

Doubles

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A 1R QF 3R A A QF 3R 3R 2R 2R 0 / 8 14–8
French Open A A 2R QF W W 2R QF QF 1R W F 3 / 10 34–7
Wimbledon A A SF SF 3R 1R 3R 2R A A 3R 2R 0 / 8 17–6
U.S. Open A A 1R 2R A W 2R 1R SF 2R 3R 1R 1 / 9 15–8
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 3 2 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 1 / 4 0 / 4 4 / 35 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 5–4 11–4 10–2 12–1 4–3 7–3 9–3 3–3 11–3 8–3 N/A 80–29
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A A QF 1R SF W 1R W 2 / 6 14–4
Miami A A A A A A QF 2R 2R A A 1R 0 / 4 2–4
Monte Carlo A A F QF QF SF 1R 2R W 1R F QF 1 / 10 19–9
Rome A A W A QF 2R QF 1R F W 2R QF 2 / 9 22–7
Hamburg A A A W 1R SF 1R A 2R 1R SF A 1 / 7 10–6
Canada A A A W A QF 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1 / 8 5–7
Cincinnati A A 1R 1R 1R 1R SF 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 10 6–9
Madrid (Stuttgart) A A QF QF 1R 1R QF 1R QF QF 2R A 0 / 9 10–8
Paris A A 1R A F 1R 2R QF 2R A 2R A 0 / 7 6–7
Masters Series SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 5 2 / 5 0 / 6 0 / 7 0 / 9 0 / 8 1 / 9 2 / 7 0 / 8 1 / 6 7 / 70 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 11–4 11–2 6–6 6–7 10–9 3–8 16–8 13–4 9–8 9–5 N/A 94–61
Year End Ranking 484 156 12 9 5 6 19 46 12 28 15 17 N/A

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