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Sorry guys …

To all Zhenya’s fans out there, I’m very sorry but the blog is down until further notice…

If you have questions about Zhenya you can still either post a comment, or contact me by email, I’ll definitely take time to reply. So, don’t hesitate.

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Once again, sorry…

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February 9, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Welcome 2010 !!

Happy New Year everyone ! 🙂

We’re happy to welcome this new tennis season, and hope it will be a great one for Zhenya.

Unfortunately, due to a really busy schedule, the blog will resume only on the Australian Open. Meanwhile, Zhenya’s match results will be posted on the blog’s twitter.

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– And for those of you who were wondering, yes, Zhenya is now playing for Kazakhstan –

January 7, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

End of Season

The season is over for Zhenya !

He was supposed to play Paris BNP Paribas Master as his last tournament of 2009, but the Special Exempt’s rule has worked against him, and he’s simply been kicked out of the qualies draw.

Therefore, we’ll have to wait January 2010 to see him back on courts.

November 8, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Basel, Switzerland

This week, Evgeny plays in Switzerland, at the Davidoff Swiss Indoors.

He will have to go through two qualification rounds before getting to the main draw. He is the #1 seed of the qualies, and will make his debuts there against a young local player, [WC]S.EHRAT

The complete qualies draw is available : here

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[1]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def [WC]S.EHRAT (SUI) 6/1 6/0

Next round he will be opposed to [7]J. HAJEK (CZE).

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[1]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def [7]J. HAJEK (CZE) 6/3 6/1

With this second win, Zhenya gets in the main draw, where he will face S.BOLLELI (ITA) in the first round.

The main draw is available : here

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[Q]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def S.BOLLELI (ITA) 3/6 7/6(4) 6/2

Next round he will face J.CHARDY (FRA).

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[Q]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def J.CHARDY (FRA) 6/4 7/6(1)

His next opponent will be the toughest one of all, R.FEDERER (SUI).

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[1]R.FEDERER (SUI) def [Q]E.KOROLEV (RUS) 6/3 6/2

Zhenya played a solid first set, only getting broken when he made two double faults and an unforced error in the middle of the set, in a really bad game, before regaining his focus.

Unfortunetaly, and despite a few great shots, he’s been a little less consistant in the second set, and against Federer it usually translates in an instant punishment. Zhenya lost his serve twice, and then the match.

 

November 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Metz, France

This week Zhenya plays the Open de Moselle in Metz. He started on Tuesday, against B.BECKER (GER), after only one day to get used to the surface (coming from his victorious final on clay last sunday).

The main draw is available : here

He also paired up at the last minute with countrymate D.SITAK to replace the french team Mahut/Ouanna after Ouanna withdrew because of a back injury.

The doubles draw is available : here

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E.KOROLEV (RUS) def B.BECKER (GER) 6/2 6/3

Zhenya played really strong tennis in this first round. He got an early break in both sets, showed his powerful forehand, his massive serve, made impressive winners and very few unforced errors. He struggled a little with the serve in the end of the second set but as in the entire match, he stayed focused and ended it 6/2 6/3.

He will be opposed today (wednesday) to D.ISTOMIN (UZB).

[2]R.HUTCHINS (GBR)/J.KERR (AUS) def E.KOROLEV (RUS)/D.SITAK (RUS) 4/6 6/0 10-4

In the doubles draw, Zhenya and his partner D.SITAK unfortunately didn’t pass through the first round. They had a really good start against the #2 seeds R.HUTCHINS (GBR)/J.KERR (AUS) winning the first set 4/6, but it didn’t last as the specialist team, apparently very upset by the outcome of the first set, started a long argument both with the russian pair, and the umpire, in the first game of the second set, it completely broke the rythm of the latest and they weren’t able to really get back into the game. They lost the second set 6/0. They played a little better during the super tie break, but Zhenya was obviously tired, and they both seemed to have lost motivation, they lost it 10-4.

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E.KOROLEV (RUS) def D.ISTOMIN (UZB) 3/6 7/5 7/6(2)

On friday, he will face [2]P.KOHLSCHREIBER (GER) in quaterfinals.

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[2]P.KOHLSCHREIBER (GER) def E.KOROLEV (RUS) 6/1 6/3

September 21, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Szczecin, Poland

Next week, Zhenya will play the Pekao Open in Szczecin.

He will be the #4 seed of this clay court tournament, and be opposed to [Q]M.KOWALCZYK (POL) in the first round.

The complete main draw is available : here

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[4]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def [Q]M.KOWALCZYK (POL) 6/4 6/1

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He will next be playing G.RUFIN (FRA).

On related news it seems Zhenya might have caught a cold. Although it’s not certain, let’s hope that if it is actually the case it won’t affect his performance too much tomorrow.

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[4]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def G.RUFIN (FRA) 7/5 6/2

Next round he’ll be opposed to Y.SCHUKIN (KAZ) who defeated the #6 seed spaniard Alberto MARTIN.

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[4]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def Y.SCHUKIN (KAZ) 6/3 6/3

Zhenya won his ticket to the semifinals by playing a pretty solid match, he will be opposed to [1]A.MONTANES (ESP).

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[4]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def [1]A.MONTANES (ESP) 4/6 6/3 6/2

In the final Zhenya will play frenchman F.SERRA, the #2 seed of the tournament.

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[4]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def [2]F.SERRA (FRA) 6/4 6/3

ZHENYA WINS SZCZECIN !!!


September 12, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Genova, Italy

After an early exit from the US Open, Zhenya is back in Europe, and will be playing in the Genova challenger this week. He is the #3 seed.

He will be playing the italian S.GALVANI in the first round.

The complete draw is available : here

He will also compete in doubles, associated with L.OUAHAB (ALG).

The doubles draw is available : here

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Evgeny and L.OUAHAB lost to A.SIDORENKO (FRA) / D.SITAK (RUS) 7/6 3/6 11/9

He will play his single first round match tomorrow (wednesday), second match on center court.

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[3]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def S.GALVANI (ITA) 1/6 6/1 6/4

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Zhenya had a really bad start, but managed to win the second sed comfortably, he then struggled a little in the third, but stayed solid saving break points, and finally breaking his opponent towards the end to win the match.

Next round he will face I.DODIG (CRO).

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[3]E.KOROLEV (RUS) def I.DODIG (CRO) 3/6 6/1 7/6(6)

Tomorrow (friday) he will play C.BERLOCQ (ARG) second match on center court.

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C.BERLOCQ (ARG) def [3]E.KOROLEV (RUS) 6/1 7/6(3)

September 5, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

News

As some of you may have noticed, there has been a little change in the Sponsors section of the blog, the Prince logo is gone.

Well, Zhenya is actually in the process of switching to a new raquet brand. He is currently playing with a Head Prestige, but nothing is definite yet, he’s still considering all of his options.

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For those of you who wondered what he’s been up to while most of the top 100 has already headed to North America, Zhenya played today his last Bundesliga matches with the RochusClub Düsseldorf. He will join in the US season next week.

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Don’t forget ZhenyaSupporters is also on twitter now : follow us ! 😉

August 15, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Segovia, Spain

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This week Zhenya has taken part in the Segovia Challenger, where he was the #2 seed.

He was opposed to M.FISHER (AUT) for his first round match, which he won 6/4 2/6 7/6(5).

He then had to face the spaniard, and WC owner, R.BAUTISTA-AGUT to whom he lost 7/6(4) 6/3.

You can find the main draw : here

August 5, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Eastbourne, England

This week, Evgeny plays in  Eastbourne aka the AEGON International, formerly held in Nottingham.

He was originally supposed to go through the qualies, but got directly into the main draw after 4 players pulled out.

The draw is available : here

In the first round he will be opposed to #8 seed, G.GARCIA-LOPEZ (ESP).

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[8]G.GARCIA-LOPEZ (ESP) def E.KOROLEV (RUS) 6/2 (3)6/7 6/2

June 8, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment