Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is a Spanish professional tennis player, who has competed on the ATP Tour since 2019.

Date of Birth: 5 June 1999
Birthplace: Rincón de la Victoria, Spain
Residence: Fuengirola, Spain  
Height: 5'10" (180 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)  
Turned Pro: 2019

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina was born on June 5, 1999, in Fuengirola, Spain, to his Russian mother, Tatiana Fokina, and Swedish-Russian father, Eduard Mark Davidovich. His father was a professional boxer and he introduced Davidovich Fokina to tennis at age three.

Davidovich Fokina quickly showed his tennis talent and played at local tennis clubs in Calaflores and Serramar. Throughout his junior career, Davidovich Fokina was the Spanish Champion at three youth levels. In 2016, the Spanish player started competing in ITF-level events and won the Repentigny Internationaux de Tennis.

He continued to progress at junior level and played his first Boys' Grand Slam at the Roland Garros and made the semi-finals. Two months later, he won the Wimbledon Boys' title, beating Axel Geller in the final. Davidovich Fokina started competing in regular Challenger-level events during the 2018 campaign. He reached one final at the Szczecin Open but lost to Guido Andreozzi.

The Spanish player also reached the qualifying rounds of Wimbledon and the Madrid Open, but couldn’t reach the main draws. Davidovich Fokina made his ATP main draw debut at the 2019 Marrakech Open and was eliminated in round one. However, he performed better at his second event and reached the semi-finals at the Estoril Open.

His first Grand Slam appearance came a few months later at the 2019 Roland Garros. Here, Davidovich Fokina lost in the first round. A strong end to the 2019 season saw Davidovich Fokina win two Challenger titles in Seville and Liuzhou. The Spanish player carried momentum in 2020 and reached round two at the Australian Open and the French Open.

One of his strongest Grand Slam runs came at the US Open, where Davidovich Fokina progressed to round four. Despite missing the first few months of the 2021 season due to COVID-19 and an ankle injury, Davidovich Fokina returned in strong form.

He reached his first Masters 1000 quarter-final at the Monte-Carlo Masters, where he retired against Stefanos Tsitsipas following injury. However, the Spanish player reached the ATP Top 50 for the first time following the run at the Monte-Carlo Masters.

Later in 2021, Davidovich Fokina struggled to get past the earlier rounds at the more high-profile tournaments. He was more consistent in 2022 and started with a second-round finish at the Australian Open. At the Monte-Carlo Masters, Davidovich Fokina reached the final and beat the likes of Novak Djokovic and Taylor Fritz.

However, he eventually lost to Tsitsipas in the final. More consistency followed as the Spanish player reached round two at Wimbledon and the fourth round of the US Open. Although, Davidovich Fokina withdrew due to injury in his fourth-round clash against Matteo Berrettini at Flushing Meadows.

Davidovich Fokina continued to impress at the Masters 1000 events in 2023. He progressed to the quarter-finals at Indian Wells that year and also made the final four at the Canadian Open. It was also one of his more consistent years at the Grand Slams. At all four majors, Davidovich Fokina reached round two or better.

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