Saint-Petersburg, Russia, ITF Womens Circuit, Neva Cup 2017, $100,000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Anastasia GASANOVA (RUS) 6-0 6-0, 2R: Vitalia DIATCHENKO (RUS) 6-4 6-3, QF: Ysaline BONAVENTURE (BEL) 6-1 6-2, SF: Anhelina KALININA (UKR) 6-1 4-6 6-1, F: Dayana YASTREMSKA (UKR) 6-3 6-2 FIRST TITLE OF THE YEAR!!!; Wuhan, China, WTA Premier 5, Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, 2 365 250 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Alison RISKE (USA) 6-1 2-6 6-3, 2R: Simona HALEP (ROU) 6-2 6-1, 3R: Ekaterina MAKAROVA (RUS) ?-?; 1QR, Ons JABEUR (TUN) - Shanshan GUO (CHN) 6-1 6-0, Qualif. Final: Heather WATSON (GBR) 6-1 4-6 6-4, 1R: Barbora STRYCOVA (CZE) 1-6 3-6; Tashkent, Uzbekistan, WTA International, Tashkent Open, $226 750, hard, outdoor: 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) 6-1 6-0, 2R: Ekaterina ALEXANDROVA (RUS) ?-?; Clermont-Ferrand, France, ITF Womens Circuit, ENGIE OPEN Clermont-Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, 25 000 USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Josephine BOUALEM (FRA) ?-?; Shenzen, China, ATP 250, SHENZEN OPEN, 731 680 USD, hard, outdoor: Doubles, 1R, Hans PODLIPNIK (CHI)/Andrei VASILEVSKI (BLR) - Marcelo MELO (BRA)/Alexander ZVEREV (GER) ?-?; Orleans, France, ATP challenger, OPEN D'ORLEANS, 127 000 euro, hard, outdoor: Doubles, 1R, Igor ZELENAY (SVK)/Johan BRUNSTROM (SWE) - Norbert GOMBOS (SVK)/Aldin SETKIC (BIH) ?-?; Brno, Czech Republic, ITF Womens Circuit, BTC Cup Brno 2017, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK) - Barbora PALCATOVA (SVK) ?-?; Antalya, Turkey, ITF Futures, TENNIS ORGANISATION CUP, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ken ONISHI (JPN) - Alexander ERLER (AUT) ?-?; Ergi KIRKIN (TUR) - Jeroen VANNESTE (BEL) 2-6 1-6.

Saint-Petersburg, Russia, ITF Womens Circuit, Neva Cup 2017, $100,000 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Anastasia GASANOVA (RUS) 6-0 6-0, 2R: Vitalia DIATCHENKO (RUS) 6-4 6-3, QF: Ysaline BONAVENTURE (BEL) 6-1 6-2, SF: Anhelina KALININA (UKR) 6-1 4-6 6-1, F: Dayana YASTREMSKA (UKR) 6-3 6-2 FIRST TITLE OF THE YEAR!!!; Wuhan, China, WTA Premier 5, Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, 2 365 250 USD, hard, indoor: 1R, Daria KASATKINA (RUS) - Alison RISKE (USA) 6-1 2-6 6-3, 2R: Simona HALEP (ROU) 6-2 6-1, 3R: Ekaterina MAKAROVA (RUS) ?-?; 1QR, Ons JABEUR (TUN) - Shanshan GUO (CHN) 6-1 6-0, Qualif. Final: Heather WATSON (GBR) 6-1 4-6 6-4, 1R: Barbora STRYCOVA (CZE) 1-6 3-6; Tashkent, Uzbekistan, WTA International, Tashkent Open, $226 750, hard, outdoor: 1R, Kateryna KOZLOVA (UKR) - Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) 6-1 6-0, 2R: Ekaterina ALEXANDROVA (RUS) ?-?; Clermont-Ferrand, France, ITF Womens Circuit, ENGIE OPEN Clermont-Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, 25 000 USD, hard, outdoor: 1R, Belinda BENCIC (SUI) - Josephine BOUALEM (FRA) ?-?; Shenzen, China, ATP 250, SHENZEN OPEN, 731 680 USD, hard, outdoor: Doubles, 1R, Hans PODLIPNIK (CHI)/Andrei VASILEVSKI (BLR) - Marcelo MELO (BRA)/Alexander ZVEREV (GER) ?-?; Orleans, France, ATP challenger, OPEN D'ORLEANS, 127 000 euro, hard, outdoor: Doubles, 1R, Igor ZELENAY (SVK)/Johan BRUNSTROM (SWE) - Norbert GOMBOS (SVK)/Aldin SETKIC (BIH) ?-?; Brno, Czech Republic, ITF Womens Circuit, BTC Cup Brno 2017, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK) - Barbora PALCATOVA (SVK) ?-?; Antalya, Turkey, ITF Futures, TENNIS ORGANISATION CUP, 15 000 USD, clay, outdoor: 1R, Ken ONISHI (JPN) - Alexander ERLER (AUT) ?-?; Ergi KIRKIN (TUR) - Jeroen VANNESTE (BEL) 2-6 1-6.

Igor Zelenay

Age: 34 years (02.10.1982)

Birthplace: Trencin, Czechoslovakia
Residence: Nove Mesto nad Vahom, Slovak Republic
Height: 199 cm
Weight: 85 kg
Plays: right-handed (double handed backhand)
Coach: Rene Hanak, Juraj Dulik (fitness)
Racquet brand: Pacific
Clothing brand: Pacific
Tennis goal: "Be in the Top 50 of the ATP doubles rankings again." 

ATP Doubles Ranking: 81
Season High: 81
Career High: 50

ATP Ranking
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Season High : 1179
Career High : 621
  • doubles semifinalist (partnering Aliaksandr Bury from Belorussia), ATP 250 – OPEN 13 PROVENCE, Marseille, France, 665 910 €, hard, indoor (February)
  • doubles winner (partnering Aliaksandr Bury from Belorussia), ATP Challenger – KAZAN KREMLIN CUP, Kazan, Russia, 40 000 USD, hard, indoor (March) READ MORE 
  • member of the winning team of TC EMPIRE Trnava club in Slovak Extraleague in 2016 (May) 
  • doubles winner (partnering Aliaksandr Bury from Belorussia), ATP Challenger – Unicredit Czech Open, Prostejov, Czech Republic, 106 500 €, clay, outdoor (June) READ MORE
  • won one point in doubles (partnering Andrej Martin), Davis Cup – Hungary : Slovakia, Budapest, Hungary, clay, outdoor (July)
  • doubles winner (partnering Julian Knowle from Austria), ATP Challenger – ADVANTAGE CARS PRAGUE OPEN 2016 by ZENOVA, Prague, Czech Republic, 42 500 €, clay, outdoor (July) READ MORE 
  • participant [doubles first round (partnering Andrej Martin)], Summer Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, hard, outdoor (August) READ MORE
  • doubles semifinalist (partnering Hans Podlipnik – Castillo from Chile), ATP Challenger – ACQUA DOLOMIA TENNIS CUP, Cordenons, Italy, 42 500 €, clay, outdoor (August)
  • doubles semifinalist (partnering Denys Molchanov from Ukraine), ATP Challenger – WHB Hungarian Open, Budapest, Hungary, 64 000 €, hard, indoor (October) 
  • doubles winner (partnering Mikhail Elgin from Russia), ATP challenger – Kremlin Cup, Prize Money 40 000 USD, Kazan, Russia, indoor (March)
  • won one point in doubles (partnering Martin Klizan), Davis Cup, Slovakia – Slovenia, Bratislava, Slovakia (March)
  • doubles semifinalist (partnering Mateusz Kowalczyk from Poland), ATP challenger – ELECTRA ISRAEL OPEN 2015, Prize Money 125 000 USD, Raanana, Israel, hard court, outdoor (April)
  • doubles winner (partnering Mateusz Kowalczyk from Poland), ATP challenger – Neckarcup, Prize Money 42 500 €, Heilbronn, Germany, clay, outdoor (May)
  • doubles finalist (partnering Mateusz Kowalczyk from Poland), ATP challenger – UNICREDIT CZECH OPEN,  Prize Money 106 500 €, Prostejov, Czech Republic, clay, outdoor (June)
  • doubles winner (partnering Mateusz Kowalczyk from Poland), ATP challenger – Sparta Prague Open 2015, Prize Money 42 500 €, Prague, Czech Republicclay, outdoor (June)
  • doubles winner (partnering Filip Horansky), Futures tournament – Slovak F3, Prize Money 10 000 USD, HSC Piestany, Piestany, Slovakia,  clay, outdoor (July)
  • won one point in doubles (partnering Andrej Martin), Davis Cup, Rumania – Slovakia, Constanta, Romania (July)
  • doubles semifinalist (partnering Mateusz Kowalczyk from Poland), ATP challenger - ADVANTAGE CARS PRAGUE OPEN 2015 by ZENOVA SERVICES, Prize Money 42 500 €, Prague, Czech Republic, clay, outdoor (August)
  • doubles winner (partnering Andrej Martin), ATP challenger - ATP CHALLENGER INTERMEK TENNIS CUP INTERNAZIONALI DI TENNIS DEL FRIULI VENEZIA, Prize Money 42 500 €, Cordenons, Italy, clay, outdoor (August)
  • doubles finalist (partnering Andrej Martin), ATP challenger - Trophee des Alpilles, Prize Money 42 500 €, St. Remy, France, hard court, outdoor (September)
  • doubles semifinalist (partnering Franko Skugor from Croatia), ATP challenger - OPEN D'ORLEANS, Prize Money 106 500 €, Orleans, France, hard court, indoor (October)
  • doubles finalist (partnering Rameez Junaid from Australia), ATP challenger – ETHIAS TROPHY, Prize Money 106 500 €, Mons, Belgium, hard court, indoor (October)
  • doubles semifinalist (partnering Rameez Junaid from Australia), ATP World Tour 250 - Kremlin Cup by Bank of Moscow, Prize Money 771 525 USD, Moscow, Russia, hard court, indoor (October) 
  • doubles winner (partnering Ilija Bozoljac from Serbia), Peugeot Slovak Open 2015, Prize Money 85,000 , Bratislava, Slovakia, hard court, ​indoor READ MORE
  • doubles winner (partnering Ilija Bozoljac from Serbia), ATP challenger – Trofeo Citta di Brescia, Prize Money 42 500 €, Brescia, Italy, hard, indoor (November) READ MORE  

"Started playing tennis in Nove Mesto nad Vahom. I have five years older sister, she started playing then and lasted until 18. I started playing with her, our father was there of course. Jozo Buk was my coach afterwards. First half a year, I used the wall to hit the balls onto, but I really enjoyed it because I spent 5-6 years playing there. They had to take me away from there. These days, children have no idea about tennis wall, but it is the best training to start with. I used to make a run every morning at half past six, and when I came back I made some pull ups. I liked it, I did it every day. I was the best at the HTO (We’re looking for tennis olympians) tournaments. When my parents saw it, they supported me."

"I was nonstop first in youth category of U12 in Slovakia. Afterwards, Karol Beck and I were battling for the first spot. Until we turned 18, it was us two dominating youth tennis in Slovakia. I rank my doubles challengers winners among my best achievements. All the wins you achieve are great. First title from Bratislava challenger in 2009 was a highlight. It was great to win it at home. Home titles taste better much better, because your family is there and they are all excited. I recall one second round match in Wimbledon 2009, we had 2-5, in fifth set, two breaks down, but we won the match with Rogier Wassenn 9-7 in the end. Also Davis Cup point with Andrej Martin in Romania in 2015 was great, we beat great doubles players. It was emotional. With Filip Polasek it was special in Ukraine, when we grabbed the third point to make it 2-1."

"I moved to a new club and to EMPIRE Tennis Academy, because I did have no facilities in my previous club. In TC EMPIRE I have what it takes to continue successfully my tennis career. It is closer to me to Trnava than going every day to Bratislava from Nove Mesto nad Vahom, where I live. Things are going very well in Trnava. Club is growing bigger and bigger, they are building another tennis hall, which suits perfectly for top tennis.“ 

School: 
Favourites:
Surface: hard courts
Shot: serve
Tennis players: Goran Ivanisevic
Grand Slam: Wimbledon
Cities: New York
Movies: Rambo, Godfather
Series: Game of Thrones
Actor: Nicolas Cage
Color: blue
Books: Game of Thrones
Web: www.hnonline.sk

Photos by: 
Ivan Kopcani (www.empire-tennis-academy.com), Milan Hutera (Tennis Arena)
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