Yevgeny Kafelnikov, is a former Russian tennis player who won six Grand Slam titles: two in singles, Roland Garros 1996 and the Australian Open 1999, and four in doubles: the Roland Garros 1996, 1997 and 2002 and the US Open 1997.
On May 3, 1999, he became the first Russian to reach number one in the ATP singles rankings, while the previous year he had reached fourth position in the doubles rankings. In addition to his career Grand Slam titles, he won another 24 singles tournaments and 21 doubles tournaments.
Retiring from playing in 2004, he became a professional poker player, participating in the World Series of Poker in 2005. In 2005 and 2008 he played the Russian Open on the PGA European Tour of golf, finishing last and second last respectively. He then tried himself as a tennis commentator for Russian TV. He has been participating in the ATP Champions Tour since 2008.