| Soviet Union (1991)
31 August 1974 (age 41)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (1974-08-31)
Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Andre Agassi, Sergi Bruguera, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Thomas Muster, Cedric Pioline
Andriy Medvedev Wikipedia
Andriy (Andrei) Medvedev (Ukrainian: Андрій Медведєв, Medvedyev) (born 31 August 1974 in Kiev), is a former professional tennis player from Ukraine. Andriy is the Ukrainian language spelling of his first name, while Andrei is the Russian language spelling of his first name, with both regularly used.
Medvedev made a splash on the international tennis scene when, as a 17-year-old, he won titles in Genoa and Stuttgart. His most successful tournament was the Hamburg Masters (formerly the German Open), which he won three times (1994, 1995 and 1997). He reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 4.
In the late 1990s, Medvedev's form and results began to flounder until he unexpectedly reached the final of the 1999 French Open after having defeated Dinu Pescariu, Pete Sampras, Byron Black, Arnaud Di Pasquale, Gustavo Kuerten and Fernando Meligeni en route. Medvedev dominated the first two sets of the final against Andre Agassi before Agassi mounted a come-from-behind victory, which allowed him to complete a career Grand Slam. Afterwards, Medvedev did not score further notable results, and retired from the tour in 2001.
One main rival of Medvedev's was Sergi Bruguera. While their head-to-head record ended deadlocked at 5–5, Bruguera was able to win their two most important matches — the semi-finals and quarter-finals of the 1993 and 1994 French Opens respectively, with Bruguera winning both matches in straight sets. Medvedev lost six times to the eventual French Open champion (1992–95, 1997 and 1999).
Medvedev's junior career was the highlighted by winning the junior 1991 French Open.Wins (11)
1991 Won junior French Open, beating Thomas Enqvist in the final
1992 Won the title in Stuttgart (Outdoor) with the strongest draw in the history of the event
1993 Semifinalist at the French Open and Masters in Frankfurt
1994 Won the titles in Monte Carlo and Hamburg (Super 9 events)
1995 Won the title in Hamburg
1997 Won the title in Hamburg title for the third time in four years
1999 Reached the final of the French Open
His sister, Natalia Medvedeva, formerly played on the WTA Tour and together they represented Ukraine at the seventh Hopman Cup in 1995, finishing as runners-up to Germany's Boris Becker and Anke Huber (Medvedev's girlfriend back then) in the final.