Sergei Bubka Bio

  • Plays with a two-handed backhand
  • Nickname is "Bubka Junior"
  • Started playing tennis aged seven in Donetsk, Ukraine
  • Speaks Russian, English and French
  • Father, Sergei, is a former athlete, who won six consecutive World Championships, an Olympic gold medal and broke the world record for pole vaulting 35 times
  • Mother, Liliya, used to be a rhythmic gymnast; brother, Vitaly
  • Grew up training in Monaco and San Remo, Italy
  • Favourite surface is indoor hard courts
  • Favourite shot is the serve
  • Favourite tournament is the US Open
  • Idols growing up were Michael Jordan, Andrei Medvedev and Marat Safin
  • Hobbies include watching movies, football, golf and snowboarding
  • If he wasn't a tennis player, he would have "studied business and then worked in that area, or team sports"
  • First played Davis Cup for Ukraine in March 2005
  • Coached by Olivier Morel (since 2011) in Monte-Carlo and Kiev.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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