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Alexander Bublik

Alexander Stanislavovich Bublik is a Russian-born tennis player who represents Kazakhstan. Bublik is known for his powerful serving. He has achieved a career- high ranking of No. 47 in the ATP rankings as of 24 February 2020. Career Bublik started playing tennis at the age of 4 and is coached by his father Stanislav Bublik. On the junior tour, Bublik had a career-high ranking of No. 19. Bublik has won four ITF singles titles and three ITF doubles titles. He has said that he hates tennis and only plays for the money. After qualifying for the Australian Open, Bublik defeated 16th-seeded Lucas Pouille in his first Grand Slam match. In February, Bublik won his first Challenger title at the Morelos Open, defeating Nicolas Jarry in the final. At Wimbledon, Bublik received a spot in the main draw as a lucky loser. He was defeated by world No. 1 Andy Murray in his first Wimbledon appearance. Bublik won his second Challenger title in Aptos. In September, after making the semifinals of a Challenger tournament in Istanbul, Bublik broke into the top 100 for the first time, reaching a career-high ranking of No. 95. Bublik struggled for much of the 2018 season, seeing his ranking drop into the 200s. However, he prevailed in his last event of the year, winning eight matches to capture the title in Bratislava. Bublik was successful early on in 2019, winning his fourth Challenger title in Budapest, followed shortly by another title at Pau. Bublik earned his first Masters 1000 win in Miami, winning two qualifying matches and defeating Tennys Sandgren in a third-set tiebreak. His next tournament was in Monterrey, where he again defeated Sandgren in a third-set tiebreak en route to his sixth Challenger title. This win propelled Bublik back into the top 100. Bublik won his first Roland Garros maindraw match over Rudolf Molleker, before losing a close four-set contest to eventual finalist Dominic Thiem. At the tournament in Newport, Bublik reached his first ATP 250 final, where he was defeated by the top seed John Isner. Bublik had a successful US Open campaign, where he won two consecutive five-set matches. He came back from two sets to love down against Thomas Fabbiano to reach his first Grand Slam third round.


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