+ˇˇ+Yevgeny Kafelnikov thread+ˇˇ`+ [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

+ˇˇ+Yevgeny Kafelnikov thread+ˇˇ`+

Haile Selassie
08-10-2007, 05:28 PM
Yevgeny Kafelnikov

Bio
Country: Russia,Sochi
Age: 33
Turned pro: 1992
Retired: 2003
Carear prize money: $23,883,797

Career record: 609-306
Career titles: 26
Highest ranking: No. 1 (1999)

Grand Slam singles title: II (Aus 1999 and French 1996)

Title by superface:
Hard:9
Clay:3
Grass:3
Carpet:11

Probably he deserved to win a TMS coz he didnt win anyone but he won the gold medal at the Olympics.

Haile Selassie
08-10-2007, 05:29 PM
Any other fans of him?
Favourite matches of him?
First match and last match that you saw of him?

:wavey:

Kolya
08-16-2007, 03:55 AM
I love Kafelnikov. One of the best all round tennis players in recent times.

He is like the only World No. 1 not to win a TMS/Super 9. Funny thing when he got to No. 1, he went on a losing streak in the clay season and lost it. You forgot about the 2002 Davis Cup.

He be in the World Tennis Hall of Fame if Rafter is inducted.

Haile Selassie
08-20-2007, 03:34 PM
Yeah i forgot about Davis Cup in 2002, better forgot about that :lol:

Do you think that he will be in the Hall of fame?

Kolya
08-21-2007, 08:16 AM
I don't know.

Rafter is in it, Kafelnikov was better than Rafter.

LeChuck
09-06-2007, 08:37 PM
Kafelnikov's backhand, especially down the line, was just awesome.

STE...fans
09-16-2007, 05:06 PM
Yes, wonderful backhand, but too unconsistent to be remembered among the greatest. Anyway I agree he should be inducted into the Hall, if they consider Michael Chang eligible...

LeChuck
09-17-2007, 04:10 PM
Kafelnikov's achievements are definately enough to get him into the hall of fame:
- 2 grand slam titles, at Roland Garros in 1996, and the Australian Open in 1999
- Spent 6 weeks at world no.1, 214 weeks in the top 5, and 390 weeks in the top 10
- Reached the quarter-final stage at all 4 grand slams
- Olympic gold medalist at Sydney in 2000
- Davis Cup champion in 2002
- 26 ATP Titles

trucul
12-26-2007, 09:01 PM
Any other fans of him?
Favourite matches of him?
First match and last match that you saw of him?

:wavey:

The first match I saw of him live was when he beat Michael Stich in 1993 in Lyon (he was ranked around 100 at that time and pretty well unknown though he already beat Stich earlier in the season in Barcelona).
I was pretty impressed at that time with that guy and I knew there that he would be a great champion. In 1996, he easily won the French Open against ... Michael Stich :eek:


More that 14 years later, I still remember this was a great match. I was also attending his 1996 final in Lyon when he beat Arnaud Boetsch in a tough match.

Kolya
12-30-2007, 03:02 AM
How about Kafelnikov's run in Moscow?

Amazing!

Kolya
12-30-2007, 03:03 AM
Kafelnikov's achievements are definately enough to get him into the hall of fame:
- 2 grand slam titles, at Roland Garros in 1996, and the Australian Open in 1999
- Spent 6 weeks at world no.1, 214 weeks in the top 5, and 390 weeks in the top 10
- Reached the quarter-final stage at all 4 grand slams
- Olympic gold medalist at Sydney in 2000
- Davis Cup champion in 2002
- 26 ATP Titles

You missed his 4 Grand Slam doubles title.

Laba
09-07-2008, 11:33 AM
Yevgeny was my second favourite player behind Kucera when I growing up and watching tennis. He was good to watch, a nice all-court player.

Montego
09-08-2008, 01:01 PM
I wonder if he would be included into poker hall of fame as well. And looking at his shape after finishing the career, I must say that he probably lives a life that's full - http://www.nycdiet.com/nycdiet/images/yevgeny1.jpg

No seriously, Kafelnikov - Kalashnikov was really fun to watch, modern player with all-court, attacking tennis.