I hope there are some other fans of him here;)
I did not find any cheering thread of him here and as he is close to the top 100 now(107) i think its time for a thread:D
good luck in 2009 Denis!:woohoo:
11-20-2008, 09:12 AM
Here is a nice pic of Denis with Iroda:hearts:
01-07-2009, 09:17 AM
Denis starts his season at the atp tournament in chennai,india!
And he won his first match against qualifier Rohann Bopanna from India 6:4 7:6:bounce::yeah:
He faces next number 3 seed Marin Cilic:scared:
Good luck :D
01-08-2009, 07:10 AM
:bounce: Best of luck Denis at 2009 :bounce:
01-08-2009, 10:19 AM
Unfortunately Denis lost against Cilic 0:6 4:6 :bolt::awww:
The first set was disgusting Denis:smash:
01-08-2009, 11:09 PM
:aplot: :explode: Bad luck Denis :explode: :aplot:
01-10-2009, 11:31 AM
From his match against Elgin, today.
01-10-2009, 12:07 PM
Thanks a lot Kristen nice photos :hatoff:
01-10-2009, 02:03 PM
thanks for the nice picture:D
Next up for Denis are the Aussi open!
01-11-2009, 11:19 AM
That's ok. I saw his name in the qualifying draw, and thought of all the times I'd heard his name mentioned on MTF =) These are from the Starace match =(
01-11-2009, 12:38 PM
Thanks a lot Kristen nice photos again. :eek: Your horizons are so wide :eek:
01-12-2009, 04:24 PM
great pics again Kristen:worship:
01-19-2009, 07:39 AM
Tommorow Denis plays first match on court 5 against Spadea:scared:
Good luck Denis:bounce::bounce:(hope he can defend his points from last year:unsure:)
01-20-2009, 03:35 PM
Denis won his first round 6:2 7:5 6:4:woohoo::bounce:
Next up is Gasquet:scared:
01-21-2009, 03:09 AM
I am so happy he defeated Spadea. Good luck in the next match.
01-22-2009, 10:02 AM
Someone should give him a medal for services to tennis, for that Spadea knockout ;)
01-27-2009, 01:57 PM
Denis is on the entry list of next weeks ATP tournament in Johannesburg, SA:D
02-09-2009, 04:20 AM
Denis has had a good start to the season and is 3-3 in tour matches :yeah:
just moved up one spot this week to 103, top 100 soon :cool: :)
02-21-2009, 06:44 PM
Got into the top-100 without playing :lol:
Each week there are funny ranking movements due to switching to this new points system :silly:
Anyway, 98 in the world :yeah:
First up in Besancon challenger is Dimitrov, this will be interesting, good luck :D
02-23-2009, 02:09 PM
Welcome to top 100 Denis:bigclap::bounce:
Good luck against Dimitrov:yeah:
03-05-2009, 02:17 PM
This weekend Denis plays davis cup tie against korea:D
Good luck to him and his team:bounce:
05-26-2009, 10:33 AM
Denis won his first round match at RG against Giraldo 6:3 6:7 6:3 7:6:bigclap::woohoo:
Good luck in second round:)
06-22-2009, 05:00 PM
After some good tournaments in the last weeks Denis ranking rose to number 71:worship::bowdown:
tommorow he plays hist first round match in Wimbledon against Fabio Fognini from Italy:)
06-23-2009, 02:47 PM
Eek, down a break in the third. Fingers crossed he gets it back together and comes out a winner!
Edit: Well, that was unfortunate =(
06-24-2009, 11:01 AM
Unfortunately he had to retire due to some back injury:(:sad:
I watched the end of the match and he couldnt move and serve properly in the end!
07-04-2009, 05:20 AM
Vamos Istomin to top 50!!!
07-15-2009, 08:48 PM
Should have won that match against Fognini if he didn't get injured, he could have used those points, oh well.
This week he lost 6-4 6-0 to Crivoi in the first round.
09-18-2009, 07:04 AM
Today starts the davis cup world group playoff and Denis and his team play against Serbia in belgrade:scared:
Good luck to hum and his teammates!!:D
09-22-2009, 10:16 AM
they lost 0:5:tape:
but this week he plays in Metz and already won his first round match against Golubev 6:2 6:4:D:bounce:
keep going Denis!
10-16-2009, 10:36 AM
Denis plays this week his home tournament in Tashkent and already reached the semis in singles and the final in doubles:worship::bounce::woohoo:
1R def. Klizan 2:0 ret.
2R def. Schukin 3:6 6:1 6:3
QF def. Stakhovsky 6:4 7:5
10-16-2009, 10:37 AM
Denis gave an interview yesterday:D
Uzbekistan's No.1 player Denis Istomin has had a splendid run this year from being ranked 120 in October 2008 and reaching the career best ranking of 57 in October 2009. Istomin has also carved out some memorable wins this year. He is just back from a successful European sojourn winning a doubles in Belgium.
In spite of being down with viral fever for the past couple of days, Istomin took on the courts for his fans and did not let them down scoring a three set win over Yuri Schukin .The media team met up with Istomin
Q. The match today looked quite tough from the very beginning?
Istomin: "I'm relieved to have come through. I'm not in my best physical condition and have had fever for the past couple of days. Schukin put me in pressure from the beginning and also won the first set. But I decided not to give up . Also he relaxed in the second set and started making mistakes, I knew it was my chance to come back and I decided to give everything I had.
Q. What about your next round, have you given it a thought?
Istomin : My next opponent Stakhovsky is not an easy opponent we have played some very close matches before . But I hope that I can relax and be fit for tomorrow's match. It will be tough match for me and I have to recover .
Q. You've had a very good year , and have been in the top 100 all season , where you look at self at the end of the year?
Istomin : Yes, I have had good year and have made lots of points, I have been traveling and playing a lot . For the last 3-4 months, I've played some very good and close matches against big players, this has helped me. Also winning a few events on the way has been a bonus. I have to worry about moving into the top 50 this year and maintaining myself there.
Q. What drawbacks have you experienced playing at the high level of tennis ?
Istomin : I have been a main draw player at all the major grand slams , this year and that was the first goal . Now that I'm there I need to get higher and play the ATP Tour events. This year I played many top guys , but I need more experience and big wins at Bigger events , this will help my confidence and will help me to be better player and produce some good results .
Q. You have a lot of fans, and they want you to win every match, do you feel the pressure?
Istomin : Smiles, I'm not under pressure at all , I want to go out and play well and win every match. The event is tough and there are a lot of good players this year. But sure I'm going to give it my best try.
10-17-2009, 07:31 AM
Denis entered the final:cool:
def. Lacko 7:5 6:3:worship:
Take the title now:bounce:
10-27-2009, 11:41 AM
His results of the last weeks:D
Unfortunately he lost the final of Tashkent Challenger against Baghdatis in three sets but Marcos seems to be in good form again!
In Moscow he had to withdraw in the first round:sad:
But this week he plays the Atp Tournament in St. Petersburg and won the first round against Schüttler 6:4 6:4:cool:
Do some more damage here Denis!
10-29-2009, 03:24 PM
Denis in the quarter final of St. Petersburg:D:cool:
def. Youzhny 6:2 2:1 ret.
Next up is either Safin or Andreev:scared:
Whoever it will be it will be a very hard match for him, good luck!
11-03-2009, 10:03 AM
In the quarters he lost unfortunately to Marat Safi 0:6 6:7:tape:
This week he plays the 125k challenger in Astana, Kazakhstan:D
Denis is seeded number 1 there:cool:
11-03-2009, 09:35 PM
Easy first round win against Belyaev 6:2 6:4:cool:
Next up is Marchenko tommorow, good luck!
11-04-2009, 03:41 PM
He lost to Marchenko in round 2 3:6 6:3 6:7!
after leading 5:2 in third set:smash:
01-19-2010, 10:16 AM
Denis had a smooth and surprisingly easy first match in Melbourne:cool:
ef. Chardy 6:2 6:2 6:0:yeah:
01-21-2010, 11:09 AM
Denis def. Berrer 7:5 6:3 6:4:bounce:
great result against an in-form opponent:cool:
Now vs. the Djoker:armed:
02-11-2010, 07:45 AM
This week Denis is playing the atp tournament in San Jose and already reached the quarters here:cool:
1R def. Ryan Harrison 6:2 7:5
2R def. Tommy Haas 7:6 6:2:worship:
Now he plays Kohlschreiber!
Good luck to both:p
04-23-2010, 01:37 AM
these pics were taken by me in Barcelona this Wednesday during Denis' match against Feliciano Lopez.
:clap2: Good start to 2011, he beat de Bakker 7-6(5) 6-4 Brisbane first round.
01-03-2011, 03:44 AM
The crazy slide is at 4:00
09-27-2011, 06:59 PM
Istomin won Istanbul Challenger. Congrats!
Here is a picture of him complaining about a line call at his doubles match with Kravchuk vs the Turkish WCs:
More pictures from this match and the tournament (https://picasaweb.google.com/105152370334844808599/IstanbulChallenger2011#)
01-17-2012, 03:21 PM
Australian.Open.2012.Mens.1st.Round.Tsonga.vs.Isto min (http://tennishaven.com/details.php?id=2187#)
04-03-2012, 10:50 PM
2011 was a struggle for Denis at the ATP level, finishing 12-22 in ATP MD events. Denis won back to back matches in an ATP event once---San Jose in early February. After his struggles during the first half of the season and with his ranking in danger of slipping from the top 100, Denis dropped to the challenger level in August, and it payed off, going 21-2 in challenger competition during 2011. Over the span of seven weeks in August and September, Denis won four straight challenger events in Samarkand, Karshi, Istanbul and Tashkent, as well as won his R1 match at the US Open over Sweeting. With these results, his ranking moved to #61 before finishing 73rd in the world in 2011.
2012 has begun much better than 2011, however, as Denis has had his most consistent run of form ever at the ATP level, with an 18-9 record on the season, achieving his first career final in San Jose, SF in Sydney from qualifying, QF in Brisbane and 4th round appearance in Indian Wells. Denis has defeated Ferrer, Roddick, and Gasquet throughout the season and moved his ranking to provisional #42. He has taken the confidence gained from winning challengers at the end of the year, improved his game during the winter break and gotten back in his best tennis shape after some niggling injuries in 2011, and the results this year speak for themselves.
This week, Denis is playing Davis Cup for Uzbekistan vs India in Namangan. Denis and the Uzbek team will be relishing the opportunity to play a home tie with the ability to advance into the World Group playoff stage on the line. GL to Denis and the entire Uzbek team this weekend!
01-03-2013, 07:03 AM
Denis just knocked Hewitt out of the AO 2013 in straight sets. So I would say that was a great start for 2013!
05-10-2013, 03:09 PM
unlucky to play ferrer in madrid r2, but not a bad week though =D
08-03-2014, 03:27 PM
Denis Istomin seems to be a very nice man and very good-looking, too. I saw an interview with him and he had all of the players he competed with nailed down perfectly. He seems like a kind, intelligent man and a good player, too. Strangely enough, he only really came to my attention just recently at Wimbledon this year. I noticed he was ill. I hope he is over whatever was ailing him and that I can see more of him. It is interesting that he is coached by his mom, Klaudiya Istomina. The family seems very nice and very close. I like players who are intelligent, kind and close to their families. "Deni" certainly seems like that type of person.
When I read his story, I was touched by the power of his mother's love to help him through tough times. When doctors said he would never play again because of a traumatic injury, his mother helped bring him back and become the player he is today. A mother's love and a son's determination worked miracles.
08-03-2014, 03:33 PM
His story would make a great movie. He has come back from some serious struggles in his life due to the love of his family, especially his mom.