Denis Kudla Bio

  • Born in Kiev, Ukraine and came over on first birthday to Fairfax, Va. with parents
  • Father is a housing architect; mother, is a housewife
  • Has one older brother, Nikita (23), who is a student at Univ. of Maryland
  • Began playing tennis at age seven and went to an academy in Burke, Va. where he was coached by Frank Salazar
  • At age 13, moved to Arlington, Va. where he now spends part of year along with Boca Raton, Fla. where he trains
  • Was home-schooled since ninth grade and at age 16 was interested in attending Univ. of Southern California but decided to turn pro
  • .Won Orange Bowl 16s title in '09  and turned pro afterwards
  • Reached final at US Open juniors in 2010, losing to countryman Jack Sock
  • Ranked as high as No. 3 that year
  • Was a practice partner on US Davis Cup team for first round tie in Serbia in March 2010
  • Considers hard courts as favorite surface
  • Coached by former ATP pro and USTA Player Development Coach Diego Moyano (since Nov. 2010).
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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