Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia returns to Todd Martin of the USA during their quarter-finals match at the 1999 Australian Open in Melbourne 27 January. Kefelnikov defeated Martin 6-2, 7-6 (1), 6-2.
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Russian tennis great-turned-golfer Evgeny Kafelkinov is eager to switch states in order to fulfill his Rio 2016 dream and add more Olympic silverware to his gold from Sydney 2000.
Kafelnikov brought Russia the men’s singles tennis gold at the Sydney Olympics, beating Tommy Haas of Germany in the final.
The former World No.1 quit the court in 2003 and turned to golf, becoming Russian champion in 2011.