Marinko Matosevic

  • Age31
  • Born 8 August 1985
  • Birth PlaceJajce, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height192 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachMarc Kimmich
  • Pro Since2003
“I know I'm (ranked) 200 and something, but I know what I can do. I know how I can play. I feel good.”

— Marinko Matosevic, 14 Dec 2015

» Matosevic survives five-set thriller

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

2015 296
2014 75
2013 61
2012 49
2011 201
2010 138
2009 171
2008 323
2007 621
2006 602
2005 1092



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


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

Australian Open 2017 Play-off field unveiled
Sam Groth; Getty Images
9 December, 2016

Former top 60 men's stars Sam Groth and Marinko Matosevic are among the names lining up in the field for the Australian Open 2017 Play-off.
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Biggest movers: Polmans continued to climb
Marc Polmans in action during the boys' 18/u Australian Championships final against Oliver Anderson at Melbourne Park as part of the 2015 December Showdown; Elizabeth Xue Bai
16 August, 2016

Marc Polmans is one of the fastest-rising Australians in the ATP rankings, having halved his ranking since the beginning of June.
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Biggest movers: milestones for Aussie stars
Marinko Matosevic in action at the Australian Open 2016 Play-off; Getty Images
10 May, 2016

Nick Kyrgios is back in the top 20, Sam Stosur is nearly back there herself, Daria Gavrilova continues to ascend and Marinko Matosevic is making his way back.
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Thompson cracks top 100
Jordan Thompson in action during the Australian Open 2015 Play-off final; Getty Images
2 May, 2016

Jordan Thompson fulfilled a major professional goal on Monday while there were also impressive rankings gains for Andrew Whittington and Marinko Matosevic.
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