PLAYER PROFILE

Marinko Matosevic

3
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
66
ATP
RANKING
  • Age28
  • Born 8 August 1985
  • Birth PlaceJajce, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height192 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachMarc Kimmich
  • Pro Since2003
“"My highest ranking is 39. I definitely think I can go higher,"”

— Marinko Matosevic, 8 Jan 2014

» Matosevic lands big opportunity in Sydney

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

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

Gajdosova, Matosevic fall in openers
Marinko Matosevic (L) and Jarmila Gajdosova; Getty Images
16 April, 2014

Jarmila Gajdosova and Marinko Matosevic battled higher-ranked opponents for three sets before falling at their respective events in Kuala Lumpur and Monte Carlo.
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Miami gallery: Aussies hit Sony Open
Lleyton Hewitt (R) and former Australian pro Peter Luczak celebrate Hewitt's 600th career victory following his first round defeat of Robin Haase at the Sony Open in Miami; Peter Staples/Sony Open Tennis
26 March, 2014

Sam Stosur and Casey Dellacqua reached the third round, Matt Ebden pushed defending champ Andy Murray to three sets, and Lleyton Hewitt notched his 600th win in what was a solid…
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Ebden, Matosevic bow to seeds
Matthew Ebden of Australia returns a shot to Andy Murray of Great Britain during the Sony Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 21, 2014 in Key Biscayne, Florida; Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
22 March, 2014

UPDATE: Matt Ebden and Marinko Matosevic have both fallen to seeded players on Friday at the Sony Open in Miami.
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Ebden, Matosevic win at Sony Open
Marinko Matosevic of Australia celebrates match point against Alejandro Falla of Columbia after winning their first round match at the Sony Open at Crandon Park Tennis Centre on March 19, 2014 in Key Biscayne, Florida; Getty Images
20 March, 2014

Australians Matt Ebden and Marinko Matosevic both posted three-set victories on Wednesday to advance to the second round of the Sony Open in Miami.
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