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Marinko Matosevic

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
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ATP
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  • Age29
  • Born 8 August 1985
  • Birth PlaceJajce, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height192 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachMarc Kimmich
  • Pro Since2003
“Right now with the circumstances, how I lost today and Stakhovsky now winning, it's going to be even more tough to take.”

— Marinko Matosevic, 26 Jun 2014

» Matosevic falls in second round epic

On court

  • Son of Branko and Ljubica, he started having tennis lessons at age 10.
  • Trained under Jay Salter at the Universal Tennis Academy in Melbourne, aged 13.
  • Secured his maiden career ITF Futures titles in 2008, winning back-to-back tournaments in Mexico.
  • Broke into the world’s top 200 in mid-2009, following consistent results at ITF Futures and ATP Challenger events.
  • Played his maiden Grand Slam match at the 2010 Australian Open.
  • Claimed his first ATP Challenger title in Aptos, California 2010.
  • Debuted for Australia in the 2011 Davis Cup tie against China.
  • Qualified for the 2012 ATP World Tour 250 event at Delray Beach, reaching the final – his first final at ATP World Tour level.
  • Broke into the world’s top 100 for the first time in 2012, a week after winning the ATP Challenger in Athens.
  • Considers his strengths to be a solid groundstroke game and a sound volley.

Off court

  • Loves Italian and Greek food.
  • Favourite movie is The Godfather.
  • Hobbies include soccer, basketball and poker.

Year-end singles ranking history

2013 61
2012 49
2011 201
2010 138
2009 171
2008 323
2007 621
2006 602
2005 1092

Titles/Finals

Titles

2012 Caloundra Challenger, Athens Challenger

2010 Calabasas Challenger, Aptos Challenger

2009 Australia F2 ITF

2008 Australia F12 ITF, Australia F10 ITF, Mexico F8 ITF, Mexico F7 ITF

Finals

2014 Nottingham Challenger

2012 Delray Beach

2010 Ojai Challenger

2009 Melbourne Challenger

2008 Australia F9 ITF, Australia F6 ITF, Mexico F5 ITF

2007 Indonesia ITF

Marinko Matosevic in the news

Aussies handed tough assignments at US Open
Marinko Matosevic shows his frustration during his quarterfinal defeat to Stan Wawrinka at the ATP Queen's Club event in London, England; Getty Images
24 hours ago

Some of Australia's best hopes US Open hopes have been dealt extremely tough first round draws, with Marinko Matosevic lining up against second seed Roger Federer and…
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Rankings watch: Matosevic makes his move
Marinko Matosevic in action during his quarterfinals loss to John Isner at the ATP event in Atlanta; Getty Images
19 August, 2014

Marinko Matosevic has begun his climb back up the rankings thanks to a strong result last week in Cincinnati, while Gavin Van Peperzeel and Alexandra Nancarrow also enjoyed rises.
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Bernard Tomic awarded wildcard into US Open
Tomic-Cincy
14 August, 2014

Bernard Tomic has been awarded the men's reciprocal wildcard into the main draw of this month’s US Open.
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Stosur, Hewitt, Matosevic fall in Cincinnati
Sam Stosur in action against Serena Williams in the second round of the WTA event in Cincinnati; Getty Images
14 August, 2014

UPDATE: Sam Stosur is out of the ATP-WTA event in Cincinnati after losing an epic to Serena Williams, while fellow Aussies Lleyton Hewitt and Marinko Matosevic joined her on the…
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