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Kafelnikov wins first round match

DOHA, Qatar, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov beat his former doubles partner Daniel Vacek for the sixth straight time Monday in the first round of the $1 million Qatar

Safin struggles into quarterfinals

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Defending champion Marat Safin rallied Thursday against Spaniard Alberto Martin to reach the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open.

Kafeinikov in strong Petersburg showing

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Native son Yevgeny Kafelnikov continued his strong play of late with a straight-sets victory in the first round of the $800,000 St. Petersburg Open Tuesday.

Kafelnikov advances in Kremlin

MOSCOW, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Top-seed Yevgeny Kafelnikov continued his success in the Kremlin Cup Tuesday but third seed Roger Federer was ousted at the $2.19 million tennis event at Moscow

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, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- In Sports from United Press International
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Mikhail Youzhny
American Andre Agassi plays a forehand in his match against Russian Mikhail Youzhny at the 2006 Boodles Challenge tournament in Stoke Park on Thursday, June 22, 2006. Youzhny won the match 6-3 7-6.(UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)
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Mikhail Mikhailovich Youzhny (Михаил Михайлович Южный  ( listen); born 25 June 1982, in Moscow, USSR (now Russia), is a professional Russian tennis player, noted for his consistency and all-court play style. He has been coached by Boris Sobkin for 17 years.

The highest singles world ranking of his career was number eight, achieved 28 January 2008 and again on 18 October 2010.

Mikhail began playing tennis at six with his older brother, Andrei, a pro futures player in 1998–2000. At 13, he was a ballboy for the Russia – U.S. Davis Cup matches.

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