General Vladimir Viktorovich
Korotkov
Male
USSR
1948-04-23
Moscow, USSR


About

He won three Junior Grand Slam tournaments, Wimbledon Juniors in 1964, 1965 and French Juniors in 1965. He also won (with Zaiga Jansone) the mixed doubles at the 1968 Summer Olympics where tennis was a "demonstration sport". He won the men's doubles event at the 1973 Summer Universiade and the 1977 USSR singles championship. Since 1981 and till his retirement in 1996 Korotkov was coaching at several sports clubs.

Vladimir Korotkov started playing tennis at the age of five. His first coach was Tamara Dubrovina at the sports club CSKA Moscow. Later Korotkov graduated from the Central State Institute for Physical Culture.

In 1963 Korotkov won the Soviet youth championships in mixed doubles with Marina Chuvyrina, and the next year he won the senior Soviet championships in men's doubles with Vyacheslav Egorov. The same year he reached the finals of Wimbledon Championships but lost there to Ismail El Shafei. In 1965, though, he returned to the Wimbledon finals and this time won. In 1966 he became two-times Wimbledon youth champion[3] and added to it the title of French youth champion. In 1966 he also won his second Soviet championships in men's doubles (once again with Egorov).

In 1968 Korotkov was included in the Soviet team at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico. There were only demonstration and exhibition tennis events played at the Olympics, so Korotkov who won a gold at the mixed doubles exhibition event and two bronze medals at men's singles and doubles is not considered an Olympic champion.

During the rest of his playing career Korotkov repeatedly reached the finals of the Soviet championships in men's doubles (last time in 1979) and in mixed doubles (1970). His highest achievement at this level was winning the 1977 Soviet championships in singles where he defeated Vadim Borisov in the final game. He also won several All-Union tennis tournaments of lesser rank. In 1966–1977 he continuously was a part of the Soviet Top 10 list of players, reaching 3rd position in 1973.

Korotkov successfully played in international amateur tournaments, winning a number of international tournaments played in the Soviet Union, including doubles event at the 1973 Summer Universiade. He was a part of the Soviet Union Davis Cup team between 1969 and 1974, winning 10 out of 21 rubbers. In 1974 he won the European Zone with the Soviet team but lost afterwards to the India Davis Cup team in the inter-zonal semifinal. After the start of the Open Era Korotkov played in some open tournaments with limited success; his best results were 4th round of the Italian Open in 1969 (defeating Charlie Pasarell and Owen Davidson on his way) and in 1973 (defeating Cliff Richey). He also reached 3rd round at the first Open Wimbledon Championships in 1968.

Korotkov's playing style was characterized by consistent return and masterful unpredictable volleying which made him a valuable partner in doubles games. He was a reslient player who could keep high levels of activity throughout whole games.

After finishing active playing career Vladimir Korotkov became a coach. He worked at several sports clubs between 1981 and 1996, including Moscow Tennis Academy in 1993–1994.

Korotkov was nominated repeatedly for the spot at the Russian Tennis Hall of Fame but every time lost, first to Sergei Likhachev, then to Teimuraz Kakulia and finally to Andrej Potanin.



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Archive statistics 1964 - 1977
10
188
112


Tournament wins 1977 - USSR Nationals (Amateur)
1973 - Red Banner Open ()
1972 - USSR Indoors (Open)
1972 - Russian Spring Outdoors (Open)
1972 - USSR Armed Forces (Open)
1972 - Red Army Open (Open)
1971 - Moskwa Open (Open)
1970 - USSR Indoors (Open)
1970 - Parioli (Open)
1968 - International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria (Open)


Tournaments USSR Nationals - 1977 USSR Nationals - 1976 USSR Nationals - 1975 Zinnowitz - 1975 Moscow International - 1975 Italian International Championships - 1974 USSR All Union Championships - 1974 USSR Nationals - 1974 Moskwa International - 1974 Estonian Open - 1974 USSR Invitation - 1974 Austrian International Championships - 1973 Italian International Championships - 1973 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1973 Moskwa Open - 1973 Moskwa International - 1973 Zinnowitz - 1973 Red Banner Open - 1973 Monte Carlo - 1972 Roland Garros - 1972 US Open - 1972 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1972 USSR All Union Championships - 1972 USSR International Championships - 1972 USSR Nationals - 1972 USSR Indoors - 1972 Russian Spring Outdoors - 1972 Red Army Open - 1972 USSR Armed Forces - 1972 Top Twelve - 1972 Roland Garros - 1971 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1971 USSR All Union Championships - 1971 USSR Nationals - 1971 Moskwa Open - 1971 Moskwa International - 1971 Wimbledon - 1970 US Open - 1970 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1970 Queens Club Tournament - 1970 Italian International Championships - 1970 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1970 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1970 USSR All Union Championships - 1970 Parioli - 1970 USSR International Championships - 1970 USSR Nationals - 1970 USSR Indoors - 1970 European Amateur Championship - 1970 Wimbledon - 1969 Italian International Championships - 1969 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1969 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1969 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1969 USSR All Union Championships - 1969 USSR International Championships - 1969 USSR Nationals - 1969 Moskwa International - 1969 European Amateur Championship - 1969 Wimbledon - 1968 Olympics, Olympic Games - 1968 Queens Club Tournament - 1968 Italian International Championships - 1968 German International Covered Court Championships - 1968 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1968 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1968 Kent Championships - 1968 USSR International Championships - 1968 Olympic Exhibition - 1968 Wimbledon - 1967 Queens Club Tournament - 1967 Italian International Championships - 1967 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1967 Kent Championships - 1967 Scandinavian Championships - 1967 USSR International Championships - 1967 USSR Indoors - 1967 Roland Garros - 1966 Queens Club Tournament - 1966 Yugoslavian International Championships - 1966 Kent Championships - 1966 USSR International Championships - 1966 Coupe de Galea - 1966 Queens Club Tournament - 1964 Coupe de Galea - 1964

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