|Date of birth||June 17th 1997|
|Place of birth||Gatchina Russia|
Alexander “Sasha” Bublik was born in Gatchina, a few kilometers from St Petersburg, on June 17th 1997. His father Stanislav, currently his coach, introduces tennis to him at the age of 2. A former junior top-20, Alex is from the same generation of highly talented players such as Zverev, Fritz, and his co-nationals Khachanov, Rublev and Saffiulin. A bit crazy, aggressive and highly competitive player on court, Alex is recognized by his peers to be a fun, smiling and warm character off the court.
Alex turned pro in 2014and exploded in 2016, playing his first ATP tour tournament in St. Petersburg and rising more than 700 positions in the ranking (from 964 to 205) impressing fans and press with his crushing accelerations, perfectly measured dropshots and fun-lover attitude on court.
In 2017 Sasha made his way into the top 100. By winning the Cuernavaca and Aptos ATP Challengersand reaching the quarter-finals at the ATP 250 tournament in Moscow coming from qualifying, after beating Bautista-Agut (#13 ATP, finalist the previous week at Shanghai Masters).He also reached the draws in the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
In 2018 a bad foot injury in Indian Wells made him drop back to the 250thposition. Despite a long stop he managed close the year ranked 170 with his third Challenger title in Bratislava, coming from qualifying, by beating Lukas Rosol in straight sets.