Professional tennis player Ilya Uladzimiravich Ivashka was born in Belarus on February 24, 1994. A singles ranking by the ATP of No. 40 is Ivashka’s all-time high; he reached this position on June 20, 2022.
His best ever doubles ranking was No. 340, which he achieved on August 15, 2016. Presently, in Belarusian men’s singles, he is unrivalled.
In addition, Ivashka holds three ITF doubles titles and five ITF singles titles. Ivashka has competed for Belarus in the Davis Cup, where he has a 9-10 record.
Head-to-Head Preview: Kei Nishikori vs. Ilya Ivashka
On Wednesday, Kei Nishikori will play unseeded Belarusian Ilya Ivashka in the third round of the Tokyo Olympics, continuing his quest for a medal on home soil.
Position 69 in the world After drawing Russian number five seed Andrey Rublev in the first round, few gave Nishikori a chance to get to this point.
However, with an easy 6-3, 6-4 victory over Rublev, he reversed the clock and ended a two-year losing record against top-10 competition. After that, he defeated fellow American and Olympic rookie Marcos Giron in three sets.
Meanwhile, Ilya Ivashka has maintained his superb form throughout the Olympic season and into Tokyo.
Thanks to his consistent rise, Ivashka now faces Nishikori in the third round as the higher-ranked player.
Sinner Beats Ivashka to Reach US Open Quarterfinals
Jannik Sinner of Italy defeated Ilya Ivashka of Russia in five sets on Monday to go to the quarterfinals of the US Open. A
fter a close 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory against the 28-year-old Belarusian, the 11th seed will play either Carlos Alcaraz of Spain or Marin Cilic of Croatia in the round of eight on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old from Monaco has had an outstanding year on the Grand Slam circuit, advancing to the fourth round at the French Open, the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, and the semifinals at Wimbledon.
The 3 hours and 48 minute battle between Sinner and Ivashka at Louis Armstrong Stadium saw many ups and downs for both fighters.
During a shaky performance, the Italian served 14 double faults and committed 55 unforced mistakes.
Unfortunately for Ivashka, he committed 13 double faults and 64 unforced errors of his own, meaning that he was unable to capitalise on Sinner’s inconsistent play.
Rising Ilya Ivashka, a tennis player from Belarus, enjoyed a banner year that he won’t soon forget in 2021.
He entered his first Grand Slam tournament main draw and advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon.
Moreover, in that same year, he rose to a high of World No. 43 in the singles rankings, which was his highest ever.
Ivashka’s game is best suited for harder courts, hence he prefers those to clay. He has a powerful first serve and an accurate forehand that he frequently uses to win points.
The 27-year-old has a wide variety of offensive options within the baseline thanks to his flat and strong groundstrokes.