He annoyed Roger Federer in the next circular of Wimbledon in 2013, closing his streak of 36 consecutive grand slam quarterfinals. He reached the finals from the junior 2004 U.S. Open up, dropping to Andy Murray. His 1st ATP victory arrived in 2008 in the PBZ Zagreb Indoors. He was raised in Kiev, Ukraine. In junior rugby, he defeat Novak Djokovic in the 2002 Luxembourg quarterfinals.