Alexander Dolgopolov

  • Date of birth: 11 July 1988 
  • Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
  • Residence: Kiev, Ukraine
  • Height: 6'0'' (1.83 m)
  • Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed; two-handed backhand

Alexander, known correctly as Oleksander. Began playing at age three. Nickname is Dolgo. His mother, Elena, was an ex-gymnast who earned a gold and silver medal at the European Championships. Father, Oleksandar, was a former ATP pro and coached Oleksander Jr from a young age until 2008. Also has a younger sister, Maria.
Speaks Russian and English. Hobbies include car racing, driving his Subaru STIL and making internet games, which he is paid for.
Favourite surface is clay. His ambition is to be ranked No. 1. He identifies his father as the most inspirational person in his life for helping become the tennis player that he is. If he wasn't a tennis player he would be Rally Car Driver as he loves to race.