The young Spanish star posted some impressive performances in 2021, which proved to be his best year on the ATP Tour. Here we look at Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, in more detail, including who his parents are.
The 22-year-old achieved a career-high ranking of number 32 in the ATP Rankings and earned a personal-best 27 wins in 2021.
Davidovich Fokina also produced the biggest wins of his career in 2021. He defeated Matteo Berrettini en-route to the ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo quarter-finals, and it was only a few weeks later that again on the red dirt clay courts, Davidovich Fokina ousted Casper Ruud in five sets, to reach the French Open quarter-finals.
The right-hander has already tasted Grand Slam success at junior level after winning Wimbledon boys’ singles title, and posting a 20-1 win-loss record in 2017. Davidovich Fokina ended his junior career as world number two (ATP).
Back in 2019, in just his second ATP Tour main draw appearance, Davidovich Fokina advanced to the semi-finals of Estoril, as a qualifier, after beating the likes of Taylor Fritz and Gael Monfils.
However, Davidovich Fokina didn’t have it all his own way at the 2019 Next Gen Finals, at the season showpiece, the Spaniard lost all three of his group games against Alex de Minaur, Ruud and Miomir Kecmanovic.
In 2020, he reached the US Open fourth round to become the youngest Spaniard to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam since Rafael Nadal (21-years-old), at the 2007 US Open (ATP).
In the same year, Davidovich Fokina was on the wrong end of a record after blowing three match points in the first round in Rio de Janeiro against Seyboth Wild, he lost the longest ATP Tour match of 2020, according to the ATP (three hours, 50 minutes).
In 2021, Davidovich Fokina has beaten the likes of Hubert Hurkacz, Roberto Bautista Agut, Grigor Dimitrov and Cameron Norrie.
He finished the year with a 27-23 win-loss record.
Who are Alejandro Davidovich Fokina’s parents?
Alejandro started playing tennis at the age of two-and-a-half-years-old with his father. His dad, Eduard Mark Davidovich was a boxer. His mother is called Tatiana Fokina and he has a brother, Mark.
He first trained at La Cala del Moral with former coach Manolo Rubiales, but at the age of 11 he began training with his current coach Jorge Aguirre at Racket Club Fuengirola. Davidovich Fokina left home (Fuengirola) at the age of 16 to pursue his tennis venture.
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is an animal lover who owns two cats and launched Adoptas.org in April 2021, a pet adoption platform which aims to connect and resonate with anyone looking to adopt or foster a pet with shelters and rescues across Spain (ATP).