(born 5 February 1987) is an American tennis
player, accomplished in junior tennis
. He moved from Ukraine to the US when he was 3 years old. Some consider him to be among the "next wave" of American tennis players, along with other young American players such as Sam Querrey
, John Isner
, Jesse Witten
, Ryan Sweeting
, and Jesse Levine
Some hope that young players such as Kuznetsov, Isner, Witten, Levine, Sweeting and Querrey can provide a boost to American tennis, with Pete Sampras
and Andre Agassi
retired and "aging" American tennis players Andy Roddick
, James Blake
, and Mardy Fish
. Though born in Ukraine
, his family moved to the United States when he was three, and settled just outside of Philadelphia
. He still resides there, in Richboro, Pennsylvania
. Alex is represented by Gavin Forbes and Olivier van Lindonk of IMG.
Coached by Robert Fisher at Germantown Cricket Club during youth. Considered by Brad Gilbert at one time "(The)Next big thing in American Tennis" after Andy Roddick, Passing on then top American Junior, Jarrett Chirico who now coaches at Germantown Cricket Club. Alex was given this title because at the time the USTA thought big body with hard serve would turn out the best players, like Andy Roddick.
Nike offered Alex a 2 million dollar sponsorship contract as soon as he turned pro which he accepted.
In July 2006 Alex played in the Comerica Challenger in... Read More