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Obscure facts on players: Mikhail Youzhny.

Posted by tennisplanet on December 3, 2009

The highest singles world ranking of his career was number eight, achieved on 28 January 2008.

Residence: Moscow, Russia.

Father, Mikhail, passed away; mother, Lubov, is an economist…Has one older brother, Andrei, who has played mostly pro Futures events in his career from 1998-2000.

Childhood hero was Stefan Edberg.

At age 13, ballboyed for Russia-U.S. Davis Cup final in Moscow in 1995 and posed for photos with U.S. members Courier, Sampras and Todd Martin.

After each big victory Youzhny gives a military style salute to the spectators. He does it by holding the tennis racquet above his head with his left hand and saluting with his right hand. The racquet imitates a hat, since according to Russian military tradition one must wear a hat to give proper salute.

Slam results:

AO: QF.

FO: 4r.

Wimby: 4r.

USO: SF.

Career titles: 6.

Career earnings: Just over $6 million.

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