Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Kafelnikov (born February 18, 1974) is a retired Russian professional tennis player. He won the French Open in 1996 and the Australian Open in 1999. Kafelnikov was world ranked number one from May 3 to June 13 1999. He also won four Grand Slam doubles titles. Kafelnikov won the Men's Singles Gold medal at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. He also helped Russia win the Davis Cup in 2002. He is the last man to have won both the Men's Singles and Doubles titles at the same Grand Slam tournament, which he did at the 1996 French Open.
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- John Grasso, Historical Dictionary of Tennis (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011), p. 155
- John Parsons, The Official Wimbledon Annual 1999 (London: Hazleton Publishing Ltd; Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Co., 1999), p. 11
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