| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Alex Bogomolov Jr. will play for Russia rather than the United States after the ITF confirmed his request. Bogomolov was born in Moscow and has played for the U.S. since he turned Pro in 2002, however has never played at a senior level in the Davis Cup.

The Davis Cup Committee came to the conclusion that his case met all 2012 regulations which would allow national federations three months instead of six to requeset a player of dual nationalities to represent another country. Russia put in for the change in October which will allow Bogomolov to play in round one of the Davis Cup against Austria.

He was born in Moscow before moving to Mexico and then finally to Florida where he remains based out of today. His father is Alex Bogomolov who is a famed tennis coach in the former Soviet Union. This will now allow Bogomolov to compete for Russia in the 2012 Olympics, however that approval also requires confirmation from the International Tennis Federation.