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Dennis Novikov

jcempire
09-03-2012, 08:14 PM
Dennis Novikov Just Got first ATP win, USOPEN been 2rd round 2012

18 years old
(11/06/1993)

big serve and power forward

what a kid

SapELee
09-05-2012, 02:01 AM
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Dennis Novikov, a rising sophomore for the UCLA Bruins men’s tennis team, earned a victory as a wild card entrant in the first round of the 2012 U.S. Open Championships. The 6-foot-3 Moscow, Russia native is a former student-athlete of the IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis program. Novikov defeated the world’s 86th-ranked player, Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz, 6-2, 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-3 on Tuesday. His next challenge will come from Julien Benneteau of France, who won 7-6(1), 6-2, 6-3 over Olivier Rochus in the opening round.

Prior to his Grand Slam debut, Novikov was quarterfinalist at the U.S. Open Junior Championships in 2010. He attained a career-high combined ITF junior ranking of No. 30 in the world in January of 2011, and was listed as the No. 2 overall recruit in the class of 2011 according to TennisRecruiting.net.

Novikov is also in the doubles draw in New York, teaming with Michael Redlicki. They will take on Bobby Reynolds and Michael Russell on Wednesday.


http://blog.imgacademies.com/2012/08/29/dennis-novikov-gets-big-win-in-grand-slam-tournament-debut/

SapELee
09-05-2012, 02:07 AM
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By Clair Maciel
Thursday, August 30, 2012

In less than three weeks’ time, 18-year-old American Dennis Novikov has managed to achieve four of the biggest milestones in his young tennis career.

On Aug. 11, the UCLA sophomore teamed up with Michael Redlicki of Duke to win the USTA Boys’ 18s National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich., a title that earned the pair a wildcard into the main draw of doubles at this year’s US Open. A day later, he asserted his dominance in singles, winning the title at the same event and again securing a wildcard entry for himself in the main draw at Flushing Meadows.

Fast forward to week 1 of the US Open, where Novikov, ranked No. 1,098, has already penned his first two Grand Slam wins in the books – and in his Grand Slam debut, nonetheless. The first victory came on Tuesday over Poland's Jerzy Janowicz in singles (6-2, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3), a win Novikov said is “the biggest win I’ve had to this day.” The second was a doubles victory with Redlicki on Wednesday over fellow all-American duo Bobby Reynolds and Michael Russell (6-4, 2-6, 7-6(7)). Not bad for only his third ATP-level tournament.

Given his run in the last few weeks, it’s no wonder Novikov is riding a supercharged momentum heading into Friday’s singles match against No. 31 seed Julien Benneteau.

“My confidence is pretty high right now, especially coming off a 15-0 winning streak that includes both singles and doubles from Kalamazoo, where I played seven singles and six doubles matches, and then my two matches here,” Novikov said. “So I’m feeling really good about things.”

Much like other American players such as John Isner and James Blake, Novikov chose to forego an immediate professional career and instead opted to play collegiate tennis to allow himself time to improve. Since joining head coach Billy Martin and the Bruins in March of this year, Novikov admits he’s gone through a big maturation process, a necessary journey he hopes is better preparing him for a future on the professional tour.

“I’ve matured a lot in the past year, now that I’ve played in college for a quarter,” he said. “I got physically and mentally stronger and just improved my game overall. I felt like I wasn’t ready to go pro right off the bat because I needed to mature a bit. I was a little young, and didn’t feel I could do well right away. I needed a year to develop my game before I thought about that decision again. I’m still planning on playing for college now, maybe not the entire four years, but who knows what the future might hold for me soon.”

To succeed at the pro level, Novikov sees a bit of room for improvement in his game, including his court movement, mental focus and physical strength. But at 6-foot-3 and wielding a huge serve, his weapons are already proving powerful enough to withstand top players.

The Russian-born, California-raised Novikov is every bit the California teenager, with a beach-loving, laidback personality and an appreciation for everything the west coast has to offer. Though he grew up a hockey player, he caught the tennis bug when he spent time watching his father coach his older brother, Nikolai, on the tennis court. And he’s never looked back.

In conversations regarding the question about the future of American men’s tennis, Novikov’s name can now officially be included in the mix. If all goes as he plans, he’ll crack the top 200 in two years and be a force in the top 10 five years from now. But for now, there will be little time for celebration after the US Open, as he'll hit the courts of UCLA and get right back to work – perhaps for another Bruins championship title before being a steady contender on the pro tour.

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2012-08-30/201208301346339300238.html?promo=relatedcontent

jcempire
09-08-2012, 10:18 PM
horrible empire. otherwise Dennis should get into 3rd round in USO

Smoke944
09-09-2012, 05:32 AM
One more year of college tennis should be it. And I think we will see some huge improvements from his average results last spring. Big guys can improve unbelievably fast once they start to get a lot of confidence. Think Raonic a couple years ago. I think we saw that with Dennis this summer.

Really excited to see how he progresses. Serious upside.

SapELee
09-10-2012, 02:50 AM
Full replay (better quality) @ ESPN3: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/source/espn3/id/585812/size/condensed/

WwM24AKmI3A

Smoke944
09-11-2012, 02:48 AM
Dennis plays qualifier Marton Bots in the first round of a 10k in Claremont. GL.

jcempire
09-11-2012, 05:00 PM
Get him a great coach. huge upside potential from this 18 years old. He almost 19

SapELee
09-13-2012, 03:22 AM
3-6 6-4 6-1, Jason Jung next.

jcempire
09-13-2012, 05:07 PM
3-6 6-4 6-1, Jason Jung next.

Good lUck Dennis

SapELee
09-14-2012, 02:18 AM
06 67(3), 14 y.o. Kozlov won more games against Jung than Dennis :facepalm:.

out_here_grindin
09-14-2012, 07:20 PM
takes 3 sets to beat UW mediocre player Bots and loses to Jung convicingly. Hmm

SapELee
09-25-2012, 12:07 AM
Irvine Futures, first round against Olivier Sajous

Full draw: http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/singles_draw202.PDF

SapELee
09-27-2012, 01:02 AM
UCLA Men's Tennis ‏@uclatennis

Irvine Futures 1st Rnd; D Nguyen def M Giron 6-0,6-4. @dnovi93 def Sajous in 3 sets. Novikov saves 8 match points before winning

jcempire
09-27-2012, 04:34 PM
Great Job Novikov

SapELee
02-17-2013, 11:00 PM
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SapELee
02-26-2013, 03:25 AM
Dennis got a qualifying wc in IW.

SapELee
03-05-2013, 01:15 AM
Dennis' IW Qualifying section: Ruffin and then Marchenko/Petzschner. Don't think he will qualify, but good luck.

out_here_grindin
03-30-2013, 10:10 PM
Not doing that great in college. 9-6 on the dual season including some head-scratching losses to Jesse Kiuru of St.Mary's (not ranked in the top 125 of college) 6-3 6-3 and to unranked Axel Bouillin of UCSB.

SapELee
06-18-2013, 01:48 AM
It is good to see Dennis playing ITFs again: http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/singles_draw262.PDF

Not sure how he will do on clay. Has A.J Catanzariti (1995 Junior) in the first round.

SapELee
06-20-2013, 06:39 PM
Into the quarterfinal, so far so good.

SapELee
06-21-2013, 09:42 PM
Into the semis, will play Buchanan or Frank.

SapELee
06-23-2013, 12:45 AM
Def. Buchanan in 3 to advance to first ever futures final :cheerleader: Will play Jenkins whom he lost to in the NCAA team final last month.

SapELee
06-23-2013, 03:26 AM
:topic: :spit:

Dennis Novikov ‏@dnovi93 21 Jun

apcarter1's video http://instagram.com/p/a12IcPkrjE/ On that cooking grind.

SapELee
06-23-2013, 05:44 PM
16 76(5) 64 Congrats, first title :cheerleader:

SapELee
06-23-2013, 07:49 PM
Dennis Novikov ‏@dnovi93 1h

First futures title! 1,500 closer to my first million! #ameliaisland #future #grind #happy http://instagram.com/p/a6NpfBGtPZ/

http://distilleryimage9.ak.instagram.com/ec13a526dc2811e2af5a22000a9f18fb_7.jpg

SapELee
06-24-2013, 12:30 AM
At first I was excited when he made the comment because by accepting the check, it means he will turn pro. But then I remembered the new policy where amateurs can accept prize money up to 10k I think. Darn it :lol:

Snowwy
06-24-2013, 01:04 AM
Very good result for him.

Smoke944
06-26-2013, 12:02 AM
Great job.

Smoke944
06-26-2013, 10:16 PM
7-6 6-4 over Aubone in R1

jcempire
06-27-2013, 07:12 AM
7-6 6-4 over Aubone in R1

keep going

Great kid

Hope he break into Top 100 before 21 years old

Smoke944
06-27-2013, 09:17 PM
Won 7-6 6-3

SapELee
06-27-2013, 09:28 PM
keep going

Great kid

Hope he break into Top 100 before 21 years old

Highly doubt it unless he turns pro and plays a full schedule.

SapELee
07-14-2013, 12:45 AM
Wildcard into Binghampton, plays a qualifier: http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/singles_draw268.PDF

SapELee
08-14-2013, 12:53 AM
USO QWC, hope he can qualify and defend his points.

jcempire
08-14-2013, 06:03 PM
USO QWC, hope he can qualify and defend his points.

Dennis GO GO GO


Another chance come

SapELee
08-23-2013, 01:29 AM
Dennis Novikov ‏@dnovi93 2h

I am thankful for my past 2 years at UCLA but have decided to pursue my dream of a pro career. #foreverabruin #ncaa - #atp

Finally.

grkhetan
08-23-2013, 02:58 AM
Nice. I liked his game in the last US Open. Hope he has more time to flush it out now!

SapELee
09-08-2013, 09:43 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BS3lP9WIMAA61E3.jpg

SapELee
09-12-2013, 09:48 PM
Into the quarterfinal of USA F23.

SapELee
09-13-2013, 09:50 PM
Into the semis, will play Dadamo or Meister.

Smoke944
09-14-2013, 11:41 PM
Great win over Meister 3-6 6-4 6-3

Serving numbers weren't nearly as good as his past few matches but he was down a set and a break and fought back to take it.

Plays former teammate Marcos Giron in the final.

SapELee
09-15-2013, 03:53 AM
I thought he was gonna lose (his break point conversion was no bueno). Quoting myself :P

BlueAngel322 ‏@ARhyneMoment 7h

@dnovi93 will go for his 2nd ITF title tomorrow. Another step towards the 1st #million ;-) #MericaTennis #Bruins pic.twitter.com/asyc02TFZl

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUJaVUzCEAAFVsZ.png

SapELee
09-15-2013, 08:32 PM
Lost 60 75.

jcempire
09-16-2013, 10:37 AM
Dennis maybe next big one

SapELee
09-22-2013, 04:50 AM
WC into Napa, draws Groth in the 1st round. Good luck.

Full Draw: http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/singles_draw287.PDF

SapELee
01-28-2014, 01:19 AM
Qualified for #ChitreCH, will play Jimmy Wang. Good luck.

jcempire
01-28-2014, 05:59 AM
Go Dennis Novikov

he is now 21 years old

SapELee
01-29-2014, 10:07 PM
Go Dennis Novikov

he is now 21 years old


:confused: He just turned 20 a couple of months ago

Anyway, he lost in 3 to Jimmy Wang.

jcempire
01-29-2014, 11:45 PM
:confused: He just turned 20 a couple of months ago

Anyway, he lost in 3 to Jimmy Wang.

bad result again

SapELee
06-29-2014, 10:12 PM
Great win today, def. Filip Peliwo 16 64 64 to win the 15k in Richmond Canada. Was down 0-4 in the final set :worship:

SapELee
12-07-2014, 08:30 PM
UCLA Men's Tennis ‏@uclatennis 1m1 minute ago

Dennis Novikov defeats Lapentti 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 to win Merida MX 15k. His 3rd futures title of the season. #GoBruins

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4R4iYkCMAEijbV.jpg

SapELee
12-15-2014, 12:15 AM
Congrats to Dennis on another title and a new career high of 331. Should crack the top 300 when points are added next week.

UCLA Men's Tennis ‏@uclatennis Dec 13

Former Bruin Dennis Novikov makes it 2 futures titles in as many weeks, defeats Bester 6-4 6-4 in Merida final. Congrats Dennis! #GoBruins