Mikhail Youzhny Bio


  • Began playing tennis at age six..Father, Mikhail, passed away; mother, Lubov, is an economist
  • Has one older brother, Andrei, who has played mostly pro Futures events in his career from 1998-2000
  • Compiled outstanding junior results, reaching final of Australian Open juniors in 1999 (l. to Pless)
  • Childhood hero was Stefan Edberg and “liked his mentality”
  • At age 13, ballboyed for Russia-U.S. Davis Cup final in Moscow in 1995 and posed for photos with U.S. members Courier, Sampras and Todd Martin
  • Gives military style salute to fans after big wins with racket above his head with left hand and salute with right
  • Graduated with Philosophy Doctor's Degree from the University of Moscow on Nov. 15, 2011
  • Wife, Yulia (married Nov. 22, 2008 in Moscow); sons, Maxim (born on Dec. 4, 2009) and Igor (born on July 4, 2012)
  • Fitness trainer is Oleg Mosiakov and coached by Boris Sobkin (since age 10).
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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