Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Kafelnikov (Russian: Евгений Александрович Кафельников [jɪvˈɡʲenʲɪj ɐlʲɪˈksandrəvʲɪtɕ ˈkafʲɪlʲnʲɪkəf]; born 18 February 1974) is a Russian former world No. 1 tennis player. He won two Grand Slam singles titles, the 1996 French Open and the 1999 Australian Open. He also won four Grand Slam doubles titles, being the last man to have won both the men's singles and doubles titles at the same Grand Slam tournament, which he did at the 1996 French Open.

Kafelnikov won the gold medal in the men's singles tournament at the 2000 Olympic Games, and was finalist at the 1997 ATP Tour World Championships. At the ATP Masters Series tournaments, he was finalist five times in singles, and won in doubles seven times. The player also helped Russia win the Davis Cup in 2002

Since retiring from tennis, Kafelnikov cashed three times at the 2005 World Series of Poker.[2] He also played golf on the European Tour at the 2005, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Russian Open, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Austrian Open, and the 2014 Czech Masters, plus several Challenge Tour events, without making any cut.

During the 2008 Miami Masters, Kafelnikov coached Marat Safin in the absence of Hernán Gumy. He participated in the ATP Champions Tour in 2009 and beat Sergi Bruguera, Michael Chang, and Pat Cash at the Chengdu Open in early November. In May 2011 he was ranked 7th on the Champions Tour.

Kafelnikov now works as a commentator for Russian TV covering tennis.

Major finals

Grand Slam: 8 (6-2)

Singles: 3 (2–1)

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfaceOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Winner1996French OpenClay Michael Stich7–6(7–4), 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Winner1999Australian OpenHard Thomas Enqvist4–6, 6–0, 6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up2000Australian OpenHard Andre Agassi6–3, 3–6, 2–6, 4–6

Doubles: 5 (4–1)

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfacePartnerOpponents in the finalScore in the final
Winner1996French OpenClay Daniel Vacek Jakob Hlasek
Guy Forget
6–2, 6–3
Winner1997French OpenClay Daniel Vacek Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
7–6(7–1), 4–6, 6-3
Winner1997US OpenHard Daniel Vacek Jonas Björkman
Nicklas Kulti
7–6(10–8), 6–3
Winner2002French OpenClay Paul Haarhuis Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up2003French OpenClay Paul Haarhuis Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–7(3–7), 3–6

Olympic Games

Singles: 1 (1 gold medal)

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfaceOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Winner2000Sydney OlympicsHard Tommy Haas7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3

Year-End Championships

Singles: 1 (0–1)

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfaceOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Runner-up1997ATP Tour World ChampionshipsHard (i) Pete Sampras3–6, 2–6, 2–6

ATP Masters Series: 16 (7–9)

Singles: 5 (0–5)

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfaceOpponent in the finalScore in the final
Runner-up1994Hamburg MastersClay Andrei Medvedev4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up1996Paris MastersCarpet Thomas Enqvist2–6, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up1998Stuttgart MastersHard (i) Richard Krajicek4–6, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up1999du Maurier OpenHard Thomas Johansson6–1, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up2001Paris MastersCarpet Sébastien Grosjean6–7(3–7), 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 4–6

Doubles: 11 (7–4)

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfacePartnerOpponents in the finalScore in the final
Runner-up1994Monte Carlo MastersClay Daniel Vacek Nicklas Kulti
Magnus Larsson
6–3, 6–7, 4–6
Winner1994Rome MastersClay David Rikl Wayne Ferreira
Javier Sánchez
6–1, 7–5
Winner1995ATP German OpenClay Wayne Ferreira Byron Black
Andrei Olhovskiy
6–1, 7–6
Winner1995du Maurier OpenHard Andrei Olhovskiy Brian MacPhie
Sandon Stolle
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up1996Paris MastersCarpet Daniel Vacek Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner2000Monte Carlo MastersClay Wayne Ferreira Paul Haarhuis
Sandon Stolle
6–3, 2–6, 6–1
Runner-up2000Rome MastersClay Wayne Ferreira Martin Damm
Dominik Hrbatý
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner2001Indian Wells MastersHard Wayne Ferreira Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 7–5
Winner2001Rome MastersClay Wayne Ferreira Daniel Nestor
Sandon Stolle
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up2002Monte Carlo MastersClay Paul Haarhuis Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 6–3, 7–10
Winner2003Indian Wells MastersHard Wayne Ferreira Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–5, 6–4

ATP Career finals

Singles: 46 (26 titles, 20 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam (2–1)
Year-End Championships (0–1)
ATP Masters Series (0–5)
Olympic (1–0)
ATP Championship Series (4–3)
ATP International Series (19–10)
Titles by Surface
Hard (9–10)
Grass (3–1)
Clay (3–3)
Carpet (11–6)
OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Winner1.10 January 1994Adelaide, AustraliaHard Alexander Volkov6–4, 6–3
Winner2.7 March 1994Copenhagen, DenmarkCarpet (i) Daniel Vacek6–3, 7–5
Runner-up1.9 May 1994Hamburg, GermanyClay Andrei Medvedev4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner3.29 August 1994Long Island, USAHard Cédric Pioline5–7, 6–1, 6–2
Winner4.20 February 1995Milan, ItalyCarpet (i) Boris Becker7–5, 5–7, 7–6(8–6)
Winner5.27 March 1995St. Petersburg, RussiaCarpet (i) Guillaume Raoux6–2, 6–2
Runner-up2.24 April 1995Nice, FranceClay Marc Rosset4–6, 0–6
Winner6.17 July 1995Gstaad, SwitzerlandClay Jakob Hlasek6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner7.28 August 1995Long Island, USAHard Jan Siemerink7–6(7–0), 6–2
Winner8.8 January 1996Adelaide, AustraliaHard Byron Black7–6(7–0), 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up3.11 March 1996Rotterdam, NetherlandsCarpet Goran Ivanišević4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up4.1 April 1996St. Petersburg, RussiaCarpet Magnus Gustafsson2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner9.6 May 1996Prague, Czech RepublicClay Bohdan Ulihrach7–5, 1–6, 6–3
Winner10.10 June 1996French Open, Paris, FranceClay Michael Stich7–6(7–4), 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up5.24 June 1996Halle, GermanyGrass Nicklas Kulti7–6(7–5), 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up6.22 July 1996Stuttgart, GermanyClay Thomas Muster2–6, 2–6, 4–6
Winner11.7 October 1996Lyon, FranceCarpet (i) Arnaud Boetsch7–5, 6–3
Runner-up7.4 November 1996Paris, FranceCarpet Thomas Enqvist2–6, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up8.11 November 1996Moscow, RussiaCarpet Goran Ivanišević6–3, 1–6, 3–6
Winner12.16 June 1997Halle, GermanyGrass Petr Korda7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), 7–6(9–7)
Winner13.18 August 1997New Haven, USAHard Patrick Rafter7–6(7–4), 6–4
Winner14.10 November 1997Moscow, RussiaCarpet (i) Petr Korda7–6(7–2), 6–4
Runner-up9.17 November 1997Year-End Championships, HanoverHard Pete Sampras3–6, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up10.9 February 1998Marseille, FranceHard (i) Thomas Enqvist4–6, 1–6
Winner15.2 March 1998London, UKCarpet (i) Cédric Pioline7–5, 6–4
Winner16.15 June 1998Halle, GermanyGrass Magnus Larsson6–4, 6–4
Runner-up11.21 September 1998Tashkent, UzbekistanHard Tim Henman5–7, 4–6
Runner-up12.2 November 1998Stuttgart, GermanyHard (i) Richard Krajicek4–6, 3–6, 3–6
Winner17.16 November 1998Moscow, RussiaCarpet (i) Goran Ivanišević7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–5)
Winner18.1 February 1999Australian Open, Melbourne, AustraliaHard Thomas Enqvist4–6, 6–0, 6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Winner19.22 February 1999Rotterdam, NetherlandsCarpet (i) Tim Henman6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up13.9 August 1999Montreal, CanadaHard Thomas Johansson6–1, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up14.23 August 1999Washington, D.C., USAHard Andre Agassi6–7(3–7), 1–6
Winner20.15 November 1999Moscow, RussiaCarpet (i) Byron Black7–6(7–2), 6–4
Runner-up15.30 January 2000Australian Open, Melbourne, AustraliaHard Andre Agassi6–3, 3–6, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up16.28 February 2000London, UKHard (i) Marc Rosset4–6, 4–6
Winner21.2 October 2000Olympics, Sydney, AustraliaHard Tommy Haas7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Winner22.30 October 2000Moscow, RussiaCarpet (i) David Prinosil6–2, 7–5
Runner-up17.27 November 2000Stockholm, SwedenHard (i) Thomas Johansson2–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner23.19 February 2001Marseille, FranceHard (i) Sébastien Grosjean7–6(7–5), 6–2
Runner-up18.17 September 2001Tashkent, UzbekistanHard Marat Safin2–6, 2–6
Winner24.8 October 2001Moscow, RussiaCarpet (i) Nicolas Kiefer6–4, 7–5
Runner-up19.5 November 2001Paris, FranceCarpet Sébastien Grosjean6–7(3–7), 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 4–6
Winner25.17 June 2002Halle, GermanyGrass Nicolas Kiefer2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner26.16 September 2002Tashkent, UzbekistanHard Vladimir Voltchkov7–6(8–6), 7–5
Runner-up20.3 February 2003Milan, ItalyCarpet Martin Verkerk4–6, 7–5, 5–7

Doubles: 41 (27–14)

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam Tournaments (4–1)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (7–4)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (6–4)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (10–5)
Finals by Surface
Hard (9–1)
Clay (13–5)
Grass (0–2)
Carpet (5–6)
OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Runner-up1.7 February 1994Marseille, FranceCarpet Martin Damm Jan Siemerink
Daniel Vacek
7–6, 4–6, 1–6
Winner1.11 April 1994Barcelona, SpainClay David Rikl Jim Courier
Javier Sánchez
5–7, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up2.25 April 1994Monte Carlo, MonacoClay Daniel Vacek Nicklas Kulti
Magnus Larsson
6–3, 6–7, 4–6
Winner2.2 May 1994Munich, GermanyClay David Rikl Boris Becker
Petr Korda
7–6, 7–5
Winner3.16 May 1994Rome, ItalyClay David Rikl Wayne Ferreira
Javier Sánchez
6–1, 7–5
Winner4.24 October 1994Lyon, FranceCarpet Jakob Hlasek Martin Damm
Patrick Rafter
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up3.27 March 1995St. Petersburg, RussiaCarpet Jakob Hlasek Martin Damm
Anders Järryd
4–6, 2–6
Winner5.10 April 1995Estoril, PortugalClay Andrei Olhovskiy Marc-Kevin Goellner
Diego Nargiso
5–7, 7–5, 6–2
Winner6.15 May 1995Hamburg, GermanyClay Wayne Ferreira Byron Black
Andrei Olhovskiy
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up4.26 June 1995Halle, GermanyGrass Andrei Olhovskiy Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner7.31 July 1995Montreal, CanadaHard Andrei Olhovskiy Brian MacPhie
Sandon Stolle
6–2, 6–2
Winner8.23 October 1995Lyon, FranceCarpet Jakob Hlasek John-Laffnie de Jager
Wayne Ferreira
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up5.26 February 1996Antwerp, BelgiumCarpet Menno Oosting Jonas Björkman
Nicklas Kulti
4–6, 4–6
Winner9.1 April 1996St. Petersburg, RussiaCarpet Andrei Olhovskiy Nicklas Kulti
Peter Nyborg
6–3, 6–4
Winner10.6 May 1996Prague, Czech RepublicClay Daniel Vacek Luis Lobo
Javier Sánchez
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Winner11.10 June 1996French Open, ParisClay Daniel Vacek Jakob Hlasek
Guy Forget
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up6.24 June 1996Halle, GermanyGrass Daniel Vacek Byron Black
Grant Connell
1–6, 5–7
Winner12.30 September 1996Basel, SwitzerlandHard (i) Daniel Vacek David Adams
Menno Oosting
6–3, 6–4
Winner13.14 October 1996Vienna, AustriaCarpet Daniel Vacek Pavel Vízner
Menno Oosting
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up7.4 November 1996Paris, FranceCarpet Daniel Vacek Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner14.9 June 1997French Open, ParisClay Daniel Vacek Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
7–6, 4–6, 6–3
Winner15.14 July 1997Gstaad, SwitzerlandClay Daniel Vacek Trevor Kronemann
David Macpherson
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Winner16.8 September 1997US Open, New YorkHard Daniel Vacek Jonas Björkman
Nicklas Kulti
7–6, 6–3
Winner17.23 February 1998Antwerp, BelgiumHard Wayne Ferreira Tomás Carbonell
Francisco Roig
7–5, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up8.2 March 1998London, EnglandCarpet Daniel Vacek Martin Damm
Jim Grabb
4–6, 5–7
Winner18.19 October 1998Vienna, AustriaCarpet Daniel Vacek David Adams
John-Laffnie de Jager
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up9.16 November 1998Moscow, RussiaCarpet Daniel Vacek Jared Palmer
Jeff Tarango
4–6, 7–6, 2–6
Winner19.19 April 1999Barcelona, SpainClay Paul Haarhuis Massimo Bertolini
Cristian Brandi
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up10.21 February 2000Rotterdam, NetherlandsHard (i) Tim Henman David Adams
John-Laffnie de Jager
7–5, 2–6, 3–6
Winner20.24 April 2000Monte Carlo, MonacoClay Wayne Ferreira Paul Haarhuis
Sandon Stolle
6–3, 2–6, 6–1
Runner-up11.15 May 2000Rome, ItalyClay Wayne Ferreira Martin Damm
Dominik Hrbatý
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner21.16 October 2000Vienna, AustriaHard (i) Nenad Zimonjić Jiří Novák
David Rikl
6–4, 6–4
Winner22.19 March 2001Indian Wells, United StatesHard Wayne Ferreira Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 7–5
Winner23.14 May 2001Rome, ItalyClay Wayne Ferreira Daniel Nestor
Sandon Stolle
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Winner24.29 October 2001St. Petersburg, RussiaHard Denis Golovanov Irakli Labadze
Marat Safin
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up12.22 April 2002Monte Carlo, MonacoClay Paul Haarhuis Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Winner25.10 June 2002French Open, ParisClay Paul Haarhuis Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
7–5, 6–4
Winner26.17 March 2003Indian Wells, United StatesHard Wayne Ferreira Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up13.9 June 2003French Open, ParisClay Paul Haarhuis Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up14.21 July 2003Stuttgart, GermanyClay Kevin Ullyett Tomáš Cibulec
Pavel Vízner
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner27.4 August 2003Washington, D.C., United StatesHard Sargis Sargsian Chris Haggard
Paul Hanley
7–5, 4–6, 6–2

Performance timelines

Singles

Tournament199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003SRW–L
Grand Slams
Australian OpenALQ2RQFQFAAWFQF2R2R1 / 828–7
French OpenA2R3RSFWQF2R2RQFQF2R2R1 / 1131–10
WimbledonAA3RQF1R4R1R3R2R3R3R1R0 / 1016–10
US OpenAA4R3RA2R4RSF3RSF2R3R0 / 924–9
Win–Loss0–01–18–415–411–28–34–315–313–415–45–44–42 / 3899–36
Olympic Games
Summer OlympicsANot HeldANot HeldGNot Held1 / 16–0
Year-End Championship
Tennis Masters CupAAARRRRFRRSFRRSFAA0 / 711–14
ATP Masters Series
Indian WellsALQAAAA1R1R2RSFQF2R0 / 69–6
MiamiALQAAAA3R2R4R3R3R3R0 / 67–6
Monte CarloAASF2R1R1R2R2R2R1R1R2R0 / 108–10
RomeAA2R1R3R3R3R3R2R2R2RSF0 / 1016–10
HamburgAAF1RSFSF1RA1R1R1RA0 / 811–8
CanadaAAAQFASFQFFQF1R3R2R0 / 817–8
CincinnatiAA2R1RQFQFSFSF3RQF1R2R0 / 1017–10
Madrid (Stuttgart)LQ2RSF2R1R2RF2RSFSF2R1R0 / 1115–11
ParisALQ2RAFSFSF2R3RF3RA0 / 817–8
Win–Loss0–01–115–64–611–614–716–99–814–916–98–99–70 / 77117–77
Year End Ranking27510211635112542741

Doubles

Tournament199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003SRW–L
Grand Slams
Australian OpenAA1RQF3RAAQF3R3R2R2R0 / 814–8
French OpenAA2RQFWW2RQFQF1RWF3 / 1034–7
WimbledonAASFSF3R1R3R2RAA3R2R0 / 817–6
US OpenAA1R2RAW2R1RSF2R3R1R1 / 915–8
Win–Loss0–00–05–411–410–212–14–37–39–33–311–38–34 / 3580–29
Olympic Games
Summer OlympicsANot HeldANot Held2RNot Held0 / 11–1
ATP Masters Series
Indian WellsAAAAAAQF1RSFW1RW2 / 614–4
MiamiAAAAAAQF2R2RAA1R0 / 42–4
Monte CarloAAFQFQFSF1R2RW1RFQF1 / 1019–9
RomeAAWAQF2RQF1RFW2RQF2 / 922–7
HamburgAAAW1RSF1RA2R1RSFA1 / 710–6
CanadaAAAWAQF1R1R2R1R1R1R1 / 85–7
CincinnatiAA1R1R1R1RSF2R2R2R1R2R0 / 106–9
Madrid (Stuttgart)AAQFQF1R1RQF1RQFQF2RA0 / 910–8
ParisAA1RAF1R2RQF2RA2RA0 / 76–7
Win–Loss0–00–011–411–26–66–710–93–816–813–49–89–57 / 7094–61
Year End Ranking48415612956194612281517

Top 10 wins

Season199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003Total
Wins021163637330246
#PlayerRankEventSurfaceRdScoreKR
1993
1. Michael Stich10Barcelona, SpainClay3R4–6, 6–3, 6–3253
2. Michael Stich4Lyon, FranceCarpet (i)1R6–3, 7–6(7–4)127
1994
3. Magnus Gustafsson10Rotterdam, NetherlandsCarpet (i)2R6–1, 6–351
4. Michael Stich2Monte-Carlo, MonacoClay3R7–6(7–3), 6–441
5. Goran Ivanišević5Hamburg, GermanyClay2R7–6(7–1), 6–029
6. Michael Stich2Hamburg, GermanyClaySF6–3, 6–429
7. Jim Courier7Halle, GermanyGrassQF6–1, 6–419
8. Thomas Muster10Gstaad, SwitzerlandClayQF7–6(11–9), 3–6, 7–6(7–4)15
9. Michael Chang6Long Island, United StatesHardQF3–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–414
10. Michael Stich2Davis Cup, Hamburg, GermanyHardRR7–5, 6–312
11. Stefan Edberg5Stockholm, SwedenCarpet (i)3R7–6(7–4), 6–213
12. Sergi Bruguera4Stockholm, SwedenCarpet (i)QF6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–213
13. Stefan Edberg7Davis Cup, Moscow, RussiaCarpet (i)RR4–6, 6–4, 6–011
1995
14. Todd Martin10Australian Open, Melbourne, AustraliaHard4R6–1, 6–4, 6–212
15. Michael Stich8Milan, ItalyCarpet (i)QF7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–010
16. Goran Ivanišević4Milan, ItalyCarpet (i)SF7–5, 6–7(4–7), 6–410
17. Boris Becker3Milan, ItalyCarpet (i)F7–5, 5–7, 7–6(8–6)10
18. Andre Agassi1French Open, Paris, FranceClayQF6–4, 6–3, 7–59
19. Jim Courier8Davis Cup, Moscow, RussiaClay (i)RR7–6(7–1), 7–5, 6–36
1996
20. Pete Sampras1World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, GermanyClayRR6–3, 6–27
21. Pete Sampras1French Open, Paris, FranceClaySF7–6(7–4), 6–0, 6–27
22. Thomas Enqvist9ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover, GermanyCarpet (i)RR6–3, 7–6(7–5)3
1997
23. Thomas Enqvist8Montreal, CanadaHardQF7–5, 6–7(7–9), 6–17
24. Sergi Bruguera6Grand Slam Cup, Munich, GermanyCarpet (i)1R6–4, 6–34
25. Greg Rusedski5Paris, FranceCarpet (i)QF6–4, 3–6, 6–36
26. Jonas Björkman4ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover, GermanyHard (i)RR6–3, 7–6(8–6)6
27. Michael Chang2ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover, GermanyHard (i)RR6–3, 6–06
28. Carlos Moyà7ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover, GermanyHard (i)SF7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–3)6
1998
29. Tim Henman10Paris, FranceCarpet (i)3R6–3, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–2)8
30. Marcelo Ríos2Paris, FranceCarpet (i)QF6–3, 6–28
31. Karol Kučera7ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover, GermanyHard (i)RR6–7(3–7), 6–3, 6–210
1999
32. Greg Rusedski9Rotterdam, NetherlandsCarpet (i)SF6–4, 6–22
33. Tim Henman7Rotterdam, NetherlandsCarpet (i)F6–2, 7–6(7–3)2
34. Todd Martin9Montreal, CanadaHardQF7–6(10–8), 6–7(3–7), 6–44
35. Andre Agassi3Montreal, CanadaHardSF6–1, 6–44
36. Tim Henman5Cincinnati, United StatesHardQF7–5, 7–52
37. Todd Martin7ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover, GermanyHard (i)RR6–4, 1–6, 6–12
38. Thomas Enqvist4ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover, GermanyHard (i)RR7–5, 3–6, 6–42
2000
39. Lleyton Hewitt9World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, GermanyClayRR6–1, 6–24
40. Gustavo Kuerten3Summer Olympics, Sydney, AustraliaHardQF6–4, 7–58
41. Magnus Norman4Tennis Masters Cup, Lisbon, PortugalHard (i)RR4–6, 7–5, 6–15
2001
42. Gustavo Kuerten1US Open, New York, United StatesHardQF6–4, 6–0, 6–37
43. Juan Carlos Ferrero4Tennis Masters Cup, Sydney, AustraliaHard (i)RR4–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–5)6
44. Gustavo Kuerten1Tennis Masters Cup, Sydney, AustraliaHard (i)RR6–2, 4–6, 6–36
2003
45. Marat Safin7Rotterdam, NetherlandsHard (i)2R4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–425
46. Carlos Moyá4Rome, ItalyClay3R6–4, 7–6(7–4)24

Team titles

2002 – Davis Cup winner with Russia

2000, 2001, 2002 - World Team Cup finalist with Russia

Tennis records

  • He played exclusively with and endorsed racquets from Austrian company Fischer throughout his career.
  • One of ten players to beat Roger Federer at Wimbledon; the other nine being Jiří Novák (1999), Tim Henman (2001), Mario Ančić (2002), Rafael Nadal (2008), Tomáš Berdych (2010), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2011), Sergiy Strakhovsky (2013), Novak Djokovic (2014/15) and Milos Raonic (2016).
  • In the episode of Sports Night "Shane", Dan and Jeremy spend over an hour recording and rerecording a ten-second commercial voiceover because Dan cannot say Yevgeny Kafelnikov.
  • Kafelnikov is the only male player in the open era to have won two or more Grand Slam singles titles without also winning a Masters Series title, despite having reached five Masters Series finals.
  • Kafelnikov owns the best career winning percentage against Roger Federer amongst those with more than four matches against him. Kafelnikov is 4–2 against Federer, joined by Àlex Corretja, Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic as the only players with winning records against Federer in more than four matches. See: Roger Federer career statistics.

Other interests

  • Kafelnikov is an avid supporter of Spartak Moscow FC.
  • Kafelnikov is a professional golfer, he has won the Russian Championship of Golf in 2011.
  • Kafelnikov starred in Virtua Tennis, an arcade tennis game. In the PlayStation 2 version, he has a strong backhand.

Awards

1994–2001
The Russian Cup in the nomination Male Player of the Year
2002
The Russian Cup in the nomination Team of the Year (with M. Safin, M. Youzhny, S. Leonyuk, B. Sobkin, A. Cherkasov, V. Okhapkin, S. Yasnitsky, A. Glebov)

Kafelnikov is the record holder of the most wins of the Russian Cup.