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Andrei Pavel

For the Romanian footballer, see Andrei Pavel (footballer).
Andrei Pavel
File:Andrei Pavel at the 2012 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy.jpg
Country 23x15px Romania
Residence Borgholzhausen, Germany
Born (1974-01-27) January 27, 1974 (age 46)
Constanţa, Romania
Height Script error: No such module "convert".
Turned pro 1995
Retired September 23, 2009
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $5,123,329
Career record 277–261
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 13 (October 25, 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1999, 2004)
French Open QF (2002)
Wimbledon 3R (2000, 2002)
US Open 4R (2000, 2004)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004)
Career record 137–130
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 13 (April 30, 2007)

Andrei Pavel (born January 27, 1974 in Constanţa) is a Romanian tennis coach and former professional tennis player. He is currently coaching the world top-150 tennis player, Tamira Paszek.[1]


Andrei began playing tennis at age eight, and moved to Germany at age sixteen.

Pavel has turned professional in 1995. He has won three singles titles, including the ATP Masters Series tournament in Montreal/Toronto in 2001. He has also won seven doubles titles, the latest title being the Open Seat Barcelona, in 2007.

Pavel played what John McEnroe considers to be the best first round match at a Grand Slam he has ever seen at the U.S Open in August 2006, where he lost to Andre Agassi in four sets; 6–7(4), 7–6(8), 7–6(6), 6–2; taking three and half hours. Had Pavel won, it would have been Agassi's last match in a professional tournament.

His best single result over the course of his career took place in 2001, when he captured the Masters Series title in Montreal. For his efforts during that week alone, Pavel earned $400,000. When playing Andy Murray in the Australian Open in 2009, Pavel was forced to retire from the game in the second set due to a recurring back injury. He had lost the previous set. Andrei entered the 2009 French Open, where he was defeated by Tommy Haas 6–1, 6–4, 6–4.

He played his last singles match in his homeland tournament in Bucharest in 2009, where he lost in the first round to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay. In the same tournament he teamed up with his old friend Gabriel Trifu, losing in the quarter finals to Spaniards Ramírez Hidalgo / Ventura. He also played two more exhibition matches, one facing Goran Ivanišević, while in the other he paired up with Ilie Năstase against the Mansour Bahrami / Yannick Noah pair. The week before, he had been the captain of Romania's Davis Cup team, where they lost to Sweden 3–2 in the qualifying rounds.

Pavel's career-high singles ranking was World No. 13 in October 2004.


At the start of 2011, former world number one Jelena Janković announced her decision to work with Andrei Pavel on a trial basis. The Serbian player did not perform up to the mark in 2010 and had dropped to as low as number eight in the WTA rankings.[2]

Since the 2012 Indian Wells Masters, Pavel has been coaching Tamira Paszek, a world top-50 tennis player and dual Wimbledon quarter-finalist.[1]

Singles titles (3)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (1)
ATP International Series Gold (1)
ATP Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
1. April 13, 1998 Template:Country data JPN Tokyo, Japan Hard 23x15px Byron Black 6–3, 6–4
2. May 22, 2000 23x15px St. Pölten, Austria Clay 23x15px Andrew Ilie 7–5, 3–6, 6–2
3. July 30, 2001 23x15px Montreal, Canada Hard 23x15px Patrick Rafter 7–6, 2–6, 6–3

Runners-ups (6)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
1. April 26, 1999 23x15px Munich, Germany Clay 23x15px Franco Squillari 6–4, 6–3
2. June 14, 1999 23x15px s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass 23x15px Patrick Rafter 3–6, 7–6, 6–4
3. October 27, 2003 23x15px Paris, France Carpet 23x15px Tim Henman 6–2, 7–6, 7–6
4. April 25, 2005 23x15px Munich, Germany Clay 23x15px David Nalbandian 6–4, 6–1
5. May 22, 2006 23x15px Portschach, Austria Clay 23x15px Nikolay Davydenko 6–0, 6–3
6. July 23, 2007 23x15px Umag, Croatia Clay 23x15px Carlos Moyà 6–4, 6–2

ATP Doubles titles (6)

Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
September 21, 1998 Bucharest, Romania Clay 23x15px Gabriel Trifu 23x15px George Cosac
23x15px Dinu Pescariu
7–6(2), 7–6(4)
July 31, 2005 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay 23x15px Leoš Friedl 23x15px Christophe Rochus
23x15px Olivier Rochus
6–2, 6–7(5), 6–0
January 15, 2006 Auckland, New Zealand Hard 23x15px Rogier Wassen 23x15px Simon Aspelin
23x15px Todd Perry
6–3, 5–7, (10–4)
May 7, 2006 Munich, Germany Clay 23x15px Alexander Waske 23x15px Alexander Peya
23x15px Björn Phau
6–4, 6–2
July 16, 2006 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay 23x15px Jiří Novák 23x16px Marco Chiudinelli
23x16px Jean-Claude Scherrer
6–3, 6–1
April 29, 2007 Barcelona, Spain Clay 23x15px Alexander Waske 23x15px Rafael Nadal
23x15px Bartolomé Salvá-Vidal
6–3, 7–6(1)

Doubles runner-ups (5)

Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in final Score in final
February 14, 1999 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet 23x15px Menno Oosting 23x15px Jeff Tarango
23x15px Daniel Vacek
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
January 10, 2005 Doha, Qatar Hard 23x15px Mikhail Youzhny 23x15px Albert Costa
23x15px Rafael Nadal
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
September 18, 2005 Bucharest, Romania Clay 23x15px Victor Hănescu 23x15px José Acasuso
23x15px Sebastián Prieto
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
February 25, 2007 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard 23x15px Alexander Waske 23x15px Martin Damm
Template:Country data IND Leander Paes
6–3, 6–7(5), (10–7)
May 23, 2009 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay 23x15px Horia Tecău 23x15px Marcelo Melo
23x15px André Sá
6–7(9), 6–2, (10–7)

Singles performance timeline

File:Andrei pavel bcr open 2009.jpg
Pavel during his last singles match
Performance key
W winner #R lost in the early rounds Z# Davis Cup Zonal Group (number) B semifinalist, won bronze medal
F runner-up RR lost at round robin stage PO Davis Cup play-off NH not held
SF semifinalist Q# lost in qualification round G won Olympic gold medal NMS Not a Masters Series event
QF quarterfinalist A absent S runner-up, won silver medal NPM Not a Premier Mandatory or 5 event
Update either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the event has ended.
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 W ‑ L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A LQ 1R A 4R A 2R 3R 1R 4R 2R 2R LQ 1R 1R 11–10 52.38
French Open A A A A A A A 2R A 1R 1R 1R QF A 2R 1R 1R LQ A 1R 6–9 40
Wimbledon A A A A LQ A LQ 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R A 2R 2R 2R 2R A 1R 9–11 45
US Open A A A A LQ A 1R 1R 1R 1R 4R 2R 1R A 4R[a] 1R 1R 2R A 1R 8–11 42.11
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–4 0–2 3–4 5–3 2–4 8–4 0–1 8–3 2–4 2–4 2–2 0–1 0–4 34–41 45.33
Olympic Games
Singles NH 1R Not held 1R Not held 1R Not held 1R Not held A NH N/A
ATP Masters Series 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A A A LQ A 1R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R LQ A A
Miami Masters A A A A A A A A A 3R 3R 4R QF 2R QF 1R 1R LQ A A
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A A 2R LQ 2R 3R A 3R A A 1R A A
Rome Masters A A A A A A A A A A 3R 1R 2R A QF 1R A A A A
Madrid Masters(Stuttgart) A A A A A LQ LQ LQ 2R QF QF 2R 1R LQ 3R 1R A 1R A A
Canada Masters A A A A A A A A A A 2R W 2R A 1R 2R A A A A
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R A 1R 1R A LQ A A
Paris Masters A A A A A 1R A A LQ A 1R 1R 1R F 3R 1R A A A
Hamburg Masters A A A A A A A A A A SF 1R 2R A 3R 1R A LQ A
Year End Ranking 460 548 489 311 408 214 135 118 68 41 27 28 26 69 18 80 113 75 1142 600 NA

a 2004 US Open counts as 3 wins, 0 losses. Roger Federer walkover in round 4, after Pavel withdrew because of a back injury, [3] does not count as a Pavel loss (nor a Federer win).


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