Results

Challenger Ilkley 06/19 15:45 26 [147] Radu Albot v Terence Atmane [126] 6-7,2-6
Challenger Ilkley 06/18 12:00 25 [214] Beibit Zhukayev v Radu Albot [147] 7-6,2-6,6-7
Challenger Bratislava 06/11 13:20 25 [148] Radu Albot v Matej Dodig [328] 6-4,6-7,5-7
Challenger Bratislava 06/11 11:25 25 Radu Albot v Dennis Novak CANC
Challenger Prostejov 06/06 13:10 27 [140] Radu Albot v Pedro Cachin [108] 6-3,5-7,2-6
Challenger Prostejov 06/05 13:25 26 [140] Radu Albot v Andrew Paulson [318] 6-7,6-4,7-5
Challenger Prostejov 06/03 11:30 25 [140] Radu Albot v Bernabe Zapata Miralles [219] 6-3,4-6,7-6
French Open 05/22 16:25 15 [289] Mathias Bourgue v Radu Albot [139] 1-6,6-4,6-4
French Open 05/20 14:00 14 [204] Henrique Rocha v Radu Albot [139] 6-4,6-7,3-6
ATP Rome 05/07 11:45 15 [135] Radu Albot v Alexandre Muller [109] 5-7,2-6
ATP Rome 05/06 12:25 14 [82] Taro Daniel v Radu Albot [135] 4-6,6-0,1-6
Challenger Cagliari 05/01 13:30 25 [89] Daniel Elahi Galan v Radu Albot [133] 2-6,7-6,6-4

Wikipedia - Radu Albot

Radu Albot (born 11 November 1989) is a Moldovan professional tennis player. He is the first player from Moldova to win ATP World Tour singles (2019 Delray Beach Open) and doubles (2015 Istanbul Open) titles.

Albot has won one ATP singles and one doubles title, 7 singles and 10 doubles Challenger titles in his career, as well as 14 singles and 7 doubles Futures titles. He has been a regular member of the Moldovan Davis Cup team since 2007 and holds his country's records for the most singles wins (28) and total wins (41).

His ATP singles ranking of No. 99 on 3 August 2015, made him the first Moldovan to break into the top 100. Albot achieved a career high ranking of No. 39 on 5 August 2019. He finished in the top 100 in the year-end rankings for five years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). His year-end career high was in 2019 when he finished at No. 46.

History

2013–16: Historic maiden ATP title

Radu Albot has achieved many firsts for a Moldovan professional tennis player. In September 2013 he won the ATP Challenger event in Fergana, Uzbekistan, becoming the first player from his country to win an ATP Challenger tournament. At the 2014 US Open, he won three straight matches in the men's qualifying tournament to gain a berth in the main draw, becoming the first Moldovan to play in the main draw of a Grand Slam Tournament.

In May 2015, Albot teamed up with Dušan Lajović to win the doubles title at the inaugural 2015 Istanbul Open, becoming the first Moldovan to win an ATP Tour level event. In October 2015, Albot together with his doubles partner František Čermák managed to reach the 2015 Kremlin Cup final, being defeated by Andrey Rublev and Dmitry Tursunov in the decisive set. In June 2016, he qualified for the 2016 Wimbledon Championships and won his first Grand Slam match in 4 attempts, defeating Gastão Elias in the first round.

2017–19: Historic ATP singles title & first Grand Slam doubles semifinal, top 40

In June 2017, Radu Albot reached the quarterfinals of the 2017 Antalya Open beating João Sousa and Paolo Lorenzi, before losing to Andreas Seppi in straight sets. In the same year, he played for the first time in the main draw of all four Grand Slam tournaments. He was a direct entry into the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon tournaments. Albot qualified for the 2017 US Open tournament and won two main draw matches before being defeated by Sam Querrey in the third round, his best singles finish at a Grand Slam to date.

In February 2018, Radu Albot reached the quarterfinals of the 2018 New York Open, winning matches against Bjorn Fratangelo and John Isner, but being eliminated by Kei Nishikori in the decisive third set.

He equalled his Grand Slam third round achievement at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, defeating 20th seed Pablo Carreño Busta and Aljaz Bedene before eventually losing in the third round to John Isner.

At the 2018 US Open, he and partner Malek Jaziri reached the doubles semifinals. In September 2018, he reached his first ATP Tour level singles semifinals at the 2018 Moselle Open where he lost against the eventual tournament champion, Gilles Simon.

In 2019, Albot reached the semifinals of the 2019 Open Sud de France tournament, beating Philipp Kohlschreiber, Ernests Gulbis and Marcos Baghdatis, before losing to the eventual tournament champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

In late February, he won the 2019 Delray Beach Open, making history as the first Moldovan to win an ATP singles title, knocking out Ivo Karlović, Nick Kyrgios, Steve Johnson and Mackenzie McDonald. In the final he defeated Dan Evans of Great Britain in a closely fought three-set match. At the same tournament he reached the semifinals in doubles with Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka. In March in Miami continuing his great form, he took a set off the eventual champion Roger Federer in his second round match.

In May, Albot reached the 2019 Geneva Open semifinal losing in the penultimate round against Nicolás Jarry. In August, seeded seventh, he reached his third semifinal of 2019 at the 2019 Los Cabos Open, losing to fifth seed Taylor Fritz. His three victories in the tournament put him at a total of 25 for the year, his most ATP tour wins in a season.

2020–21: Inaugural ATP Cup, Australian Open third round, struggles, out of top 100

In January 2020, Albot participated in the Inaugural 2020 ATP Cup in the Group stage as a member of the Moldovan team. He snapped an eighth -match losing streak at the opening round of Roland Garros and reached the quarterfinals at the 2020 Sofia Open with a win over top seed Denis Shapovalov.

Albot reached the third round at the 2021 Australian Open for the first time at this Major where he defeated World No. 13 Roberto Bautista Agut en route before losing to 24th seed Casper Ruud. In February, seeded sixth, he made his first semifinal in 19 months and of the year at the 2021 Singapore Tennis Open where he lost to Alexander Bublik. After eight first rounds losses he dropped out of the top 100 on 2 August 2021.

He finished with a 6-15 ATP win–loss record for the 2021 season, ranked No. 125.

2022–23: Major third round, back to Masters & top 100, 100th win

Albot reached the main draw at the 2022 Australian Open as a qualifier, and defeated Yoshihito Nishioka and Australian wildcard Aleksandar Vukic. He lost to Alexander Zverev in straight sets in the third round.

He won the title at the 2022 Istanbul Challenger defeating Lukáš Rosol. As a result, he moved back into the 100 to No. 92 on 19 September 2022.

He finished the 2022 season ranked No. 106.

He lost in the first round of the qualifications at the 2023 Australian Open to American Brandon Holt. At the 2023 Delray Beach Open he reached his first ATP semifinal since February 2021 by defeating Fernando Verdasco, Aleksandar Vukic and second seed Tommy Paul, which was his seventh top-20 career win and 99th career win overall. In the semifinals, he lost against fourth seed Miomir Kecmanović. As a result, he returned to the top 100 at No. 99 on 20 February 2023. In March, he entered the main draw of the 2023 BNP Paribas Open as a lucky loser directly into the second round, replacing 15th seed Pablo Carreño Busta who withdrew in the last minute.

In May, he qualified for the 2023 French Open and won his first round match against American wildcard Patrick Kypson. It was his 101th career win, having recorded his 100th match win earlier at the Banja Luka Open in April. He also qualified for the 2023 Wimbledon Championships.

He finished the 2023 season ranked No. 131.

2024

Ranked No. 137, he qualified for the main draw at the 2024 Delray Beach Open and won his first round match against #NextGenATP player Juncheng Shang.

He also qualified for the main draw at the 2024 Țiriac Open and defeated Aleksandar Kovacevic. He lost to another #NextGenATP player, wildcard João Fonseca in the second round.