Evgeny Korolev Bio

  • Raised in Moscow, began playing tennis at age four with his father, Evgeny, who still coaches him and used to play hockey
  • Changed nationality to Kazakhstan in January 2010
  • Mother, Irina, is a housewife and sometimes travels to tournaments
  • Has one older brother, Alexey, who is his physio therapist and also coaches him, considers him his best friend (works in Moscow)
  • Speaks Russian, German and English
  • Started learning English at age seven with a private tutor
  • Favourite players growing up were Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Stefan Edberg
  • Hobbies include hockey and enjoys playing or skating anytime he has a chance
  • Likes hard rock and favourite groups are Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Creed, Iron Maiden
  • Favourite surfaces are hard and clay courts and considers backhand his favourite shot
  • Married long-time girlfriend Anna on July 15, 2011.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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