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The Bublik Enemy

Alexander Bublik

26 age
3 UTS rank
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Player description

Date of birth: June 17, 1997

Place of birth: Satchina, Russia

Nationality: Kazakh

Plays: Right-handed

Height: 6ft 5in (1.96m)

ATP Tour titles: 3

Career-high ranking: 25

Best Grand Slam performance: US Open 3R 2019, Wimbledon 4R 2023

UTS appearances: UTS4, Los Angeles 2023, London Grand Final 2023, Oslo 2024

Style and personality

The Bublik Enemy is back at UTS! Having made his debut in UTS4 with his own unique style of play a perfect match for the innovative competition, Bublik returns. The Kazakh won just one of his three matches on his debut but the way he plays, with huge serves, double faults, drop shots and underarm serves, you never know exactly what you’re going to get. If he’s on his game, though, few players are harder to play, and tougher to beat, and with the unique format of the UTS, his trick shots should come in handy.

Career

Like many players with a lot of shots at their disposal, Bublik took time to really find his feet on the ATP Tour. He reached his first final on grass in Newport in 2019, only to lose out to Roberto Carreno Busta in a deciding-set tiebreak. He made a second in Chengu the same year, before making two more in 2021, in Singapore and Antalya. He finally made the big breakthrough in Montpellier in 2022, beating then world No 3 Alexander Zverev in the final, showing everyone he’s more than a trick shot. If he was more stable on court, he’d probably win more often, but he also wouldn’t be the entertainer he is.

UTS History

UTS Los Angeles 2023 : Eliminated in Round Robin (3rd) with 1 Win and 2 Losses

UTS London Grand Final 2023 : Eliminated in Round Robin (4th) with 3 Losses.

UTS Oslo 2024: Semi-finalist