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Milen Velev

Birthdate: 9/4/1971

Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

Residence: Sofia, Bulgaria

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Plays: Right-handed

Turned Pro: 1993, now retired


Milen Velev will always remain as one of the brightes stars of the Bulgarian male tennis.He is one of those first who started tournig. And he had some great moments. He is the first one to have ever reached a 1/4 final in an Atp event and until recently he was the only one. His performance in Athens, where he reached the 1/4 finals became a real sensation in Bulgaria. When he was in his top form, he became injured. He admits that this injury period was the worst in his life, because he didn't know whether he would play tennis again. He came back on the court a couple of years ago (1998-1999) and he had some great moments since. Milen is the first Bulgarin to ever be ranked among the top 150 and he is the first one to enter the main draw of a Grand Slam event. He was plying for Bulgaria as a part of the Bulgarian Davis Cup Team and being one of the most experiensed players, helped the team a lot.In fact, he may not be the most successful Bulgarian male tennis player, but his Davis Cup results are amazing. He has won most matches(20) and most singles matches(14), and played most ties (20).

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