Former Russian tennis player who ranked as high as 18th in the world and reached the quarterfinals of the 2007 Australian Open. He won 3 singles titles in his career and compiled a record of 224-212.
He began playing tennis at the age of seven at Moscow's Spartak sports center.
He helped Russia win the 2006 Davis Cup.
He was defeated by Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the 2007 Australian Open.