Roman Safiullin – Wikipedia
Russian tennis player
Safiullin in 2021
7 August 1997|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||9–10 (47.4%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 143 (7 March 2022)|
|Current ranking||No. 147 (16 May 2022)|
|Australian Open||2R (2021)|
|French Open||2R (2021)|
|Career record||3–4 (42.9%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 239 (7 February 2022)|
|Current ranking||No. 298 (16 May 2022)|
|Last updated on: 16 May 2022.|
Roman Rishatovich Safiullin[a] (born 7 August 1997) is a Russian tennis player. Safiullin became junior champion at the 2015 Australian Open, defeating South Korean Hong Seong-chan. Safiullin has a career high ATP singles ranking of No. 143 achieved on 7 March 2022 and doubles of No. 239 achieved on 7 February 2022.
Safiulin was born in Podolsk, Russia, to a Tatar father and Russian mother.
On the junior tour, Safiullin has a career high combined ranking of No. 2 achieved on 26 May 2014. His biggest junior title, after his Australian Open title, is the Grade A Trofeo Bonfiglio where he beat Andrey Rublev in the final.
2020: Maiden Challenger titles in singles and doubles
Safiullin claimed his maiden challenger tour titles in singles and doubles with Pavel Kotov (tennis) in Cherbourg, France in February 2020.
2021: Grand Slam debut
He made his Grand Slam debut at the 2021 Australian Open where he reached the second round by defeating Ilya Ivashka. He also qualified for the 2021 French Open reaching also the second round with a win over Carlos Taberner. As a result he reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 156 on 14 June 2021.
2022: ATP Cup debut and semifinalist, top 150 debut, first ATP semifinal & top 10 win
On his debut, he reached the semifinals at the 2022 ATP Cup after winning 2 singles and 3 doubles matches with teammate Daniil Medvedev. As a result he moved 21 positions up in the rankings to a new career-high in the top 150 in singles of World No. 146 on 10 January 2022.
At the 2022 Australian Open, he qualified as lucky loser after the withdrawal of Casper Ruud where he lost to Alex Molcan.
Safiullin qualified for Marseilles after beating Ernests Gulbis and Julian Lenz. After qualifying, he beat 7th seed Alexei Popyrin and fellow qualifier Tomáš Macháč to reach his first ATP Tour-level quarterfinal. There, he claimed his first top-10 win by beating top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets, for the best win in his career, to reach his first semifinal on the ATP Tour. He lost to Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets with two tiebreaks.
Grand Slam singles performance timeline
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player’s participation has ended.
Junior Grand Slam finals
Singles: 1 (1 title)
Challenger and Futures/World Tennis tour finals
Singles: 26 (20 titles, 6 runners-up)
|Win||1–0||Apr 2014||Uzbekistan F1, Qarshi||Futures||Hard||Temur Ismailov||2–6, 7–5, 6–1|
|Loss||1–1||Aug 2014||Russia F5, Kazan||Futures||Clay||Anton Zaytsev||3–6, 4–6|
|Win||2–1||Aug 2014||Russia F6, Kazan||Futures||Clay||Richard Muzaev||6–1, 4–6, 6–1|
|Win||3–1||Nov 2014||Greece F11, Heraklion||Futures||Hard||Ivan Bjelica||6–0, 3–6, 6–3|
|Win||4–1||Nov 2014||Greece F12, Heraklion||Futures||Hard||Denis Bejtulahi||4–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–4|
|Win||5–1||Nov 2014||Turkey F42, Antalya||Futures||Hard||Denys Mylokostov||7–6(9–7), 6–3|
|Win||6–1||Dec 2014||Turkey F43, Antalya||Futures||Hard||Frederico Ferreira Silva||6–1, 1–2 ret.|
|Loss||6–2||Feb 2016||Turkey F5, Antalya||Futures||Hard||Hong Seong-chan||2–6, 5–7|
|Win||7–2||Feb 2016||Turkey F8, Antalya||Futures||Hard||Dimitar Kuzmanov||3–6, 7–5, 7–5|
|Win||8–2||Aug 2016||Egypt F21, Sharm el-Sheikh||Futures||Hard||Michal Konečný||6–2, 6–1|
|Loss||8–3||Sep 2016||Egypt F23, Sharm el-Sheikh||Futures||Hard||Anis Ghorbel||7–5, 2–6, 6–7(4–7)|
|Win||9–3||Oct 2016||Israel F14, Meitar||Futures||Hard||Daniel Cukierman||6–0, 6–4|
|Win||10–3||Oct 2016||Egypt F30, Sharm el-Sheikh||Futures||Hard||Pablo Vivero González||6–2, 7–6(7–5)|
|Loss||10–4||Nov 2016||Egypt F32, Sharm el-Sheikh||Futures||Hard||Michal Schmid||3–6, 6–0, 6–7(5–7)|
|Win||11–4||Nov 2017||Egypt F34, Sharm el-Sheikh||Futures||Hard||Cem İlkel||7–5, 7–6(7–3)|
|Win||12–4||Mar 2018||Russia F3, Kazan||Futures||Hard (i)||Jurabek Karimov||6–2, 6–1|
|Win||13–4||Mar 2018||Egypt F10, Sharm el-Sheikh||Futures||Hard||Jaroslav Pospíšil||6–1, 6–1|
|Loss||13–5||Jun 2018||Uzbelistan F4, Namangan||Futures||Hard||Cem İlkel||1–6, 6–7(12–14)|
|Win||14–5||Oct 2018||Vietnam F4, Tây Ninh||Futures||Hard||Lý Hoàng Nam||7–6(9–7), 6–4|
|Win||15–5||Nov 2018||Vietnam F5, Tây Ninh||Futures||Hard||Lý Hoàng Nam||7–6(7–5), 6–4|
|Win||16–5||Nov 2018||Thailand F8, Nonthaburi||Futures||Hard||Sanjar Fayziev||7–5, 4–6, 6–4|
|Win||17–5||Mar 2019||M25 Kazan, Russia||World Tennis Tour||Hard (i)||Sanjar Fayziev||6–3, 1–6, 6–4|
|Win||18–5||Apr 2019||M25 Shymkent , Kazakhstan||World Tennis Tour||Clay||Alen Avidzba||7–6(7–2), 6–2|
|Win||19–5||Apr 2019||M25 Shymkent , Kazakhstan||World Tennis Tour||Clay||Vladyslav Manafov||7–5, 6–3|
|Loss||19–6||May 2019||M25 Namangan , Uzbekistan||World Tennis Tour||Hard||Tim Van Rijthoven||7–6(7–5), 5–7, 4–6|
|Win||20–6||Feb 2020||Cherbourg, France||Challenger||Hard (i)||Roberto Marcora||6–4, 6–2|
Doubles: 11 (4 titles, 7 runners-up)
|Loss||0–1||Aug 2014||Kazan, Russia||Futures||Clay||Marin Bradarić|| Ilia Shatskiy
|Loss||0–2||Aug 2014||Kazan, Russia||Futures||Clay||Alexander Bublik|| Andrei Levine
|Win||1–2||Mar 2016||Hammamet, Tunisia||Futures||Clay||Lenny Hampel|| Ivan Nedelko
|Loss||1–3||Aug 2016||Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt||Futures||Hard||Michal Konečný|| Pedro Bernardi
Christopher Díaz Figueroa
|6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–2), [7–10]|
|Loss||1–4||Mar 2018||Kazan, Russia||Futures||Hard (i)||Teymuraz Gabashvili|| Alexander Pavlioutchenkov
|4–6, 6–3, [6–10]|
|Win||2–4||Apr 2018||Qarshi, Uzbekistan||Futures||Hard||Konstantin Kravchuk|| Saketh Myneni
Vijay Sundar Prashanth
|3–6, 7–5, [10–7]|
|Loss||2–5||Jun 2018||Andijan, Uzbekistan||Futures||Hard||Konstantin Kravchuk|| Sergey Betov
|Loss||2–6||Jun 2018||Namangan, Uzbekistan||Futures||Hard||Konstantin Kravchuk|| Sanjar Fayziev
|6–7(6–8), 7–5, [8–10]|
|Loss||2–7||Nov 2018||Tây Ninh, Vietnam||Futures||Hard||Lý Hoàng Nam|| Francis Alcantara
|7–5, 4–6, [7–10]|
|Win||3–7||May 2019||Namangan M25, Uzbekistan||World Tennis Tour||Hard||Evgenii Tiurnev|| Sanjar Fayziev
|Win||4–7||Feb 2020||Cherbourg, France||Challenger||Hard (i)||Pavel Kotov|| Dan Added
|7–6(8–6), 5–7, [12–10]|
Record against other players
Record against top 10 players
Safiullin’s record against players who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who are active in boldface. Only ATP Tour main draw matches are considered:
Wins over top 10 players
- He has a 1–2 (33.3%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
- *As of 19 February 2022[update]
- The Russian Cup in the nominations:
- Team of the Year — Boys Under-16: 2013.[b]
- Junior of the Year: 2015.