While Belarus might not be the first place one thinks of when they think of sporting stars, the Eastern European nation has produced its fair share of talented sportsman. One of their present crop is Minsk-born Egor Gerasimov. Though relatively unknown in mainstream tennis, he’s played professional tennis since 2010, and has always shown a staunch determination to improve, grow and develop as a player on a regular basis.
His highest ATP ranking so far came in 2017, when he reached as high as 121st in the Singles rankings. In fact, he’s also reached an impressive 30 Finals at ITF level, winning as many as 15 of them across his Singles and Doubles career.
His first trophy win at Singles level, though, had to wait until his fourth final, with loses in the Kazakhstan F1, F2 and F6 Futures left him waiting. His wins, though, came in the form of wins in the Belarus F1 and F2 Futures, defeating Illya Marchenko and Andrey Rublev.
A period of five finals lost in a row from December 2013 to September 2015 would have tested many players, but Gerasimov – who has won 6 of his 8 Finals since then, is made of sterner stuff. He might never become a mainstream superstar, but the Belarusian is a fine example to many players.