Alexandr Dolgopolov (formerly Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr.) (born November 7, 1988, in Kiev, Ukraine) is the top ranked Ukrainian male tennis player. He changed his name to the current form in May 2010. Dolgopolov made his ATP Tour debut in September 2006 at the BCR Open Romania as a qualifier, losing in the first round to Christophe Rochus. He was also part of the Ukrainian Davis Cup team in the tie against Great Britain, where he was defeated by Andy Murray. His favorite surface is clay.
Dolgopolov started playing tennis at the age of three. His mother, Elena, is an ex-gymnast who earned a gold and silver medal at the European Championships, and his father, Oleksandar, is a former ATP pro and coached Oleksander Jr from a young age until 2008. He has a younger sister, Maria. He speaks Russian and English and enjoys car racing and creating internet games, which he is paid for. Dolgopolov claims his father as the most inspirational person in his life for helping become the tennis player that he is.