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Marinko Matosevic

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
77
ATP
RANKING
  • Age29
  • Born 8 August 1985
  • Birth PlaceJajce, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height192 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachMarc Kimmich
  • Pro Since2003
“I wasn't able to practice yesterday so it was a tough, tough preparation.”

— Marinko Matosevic, 13 Jan 2015

» Matosevic crashes out 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

2014 75
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

Grand slam seeding for Kyrgios
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts to a point in his quarterfinal match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day nine of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
28 January, 2015

Nick Kyrgios has not only played his last grand slam as a teenager but also almost certainly as an unseeded dangerman following his run to the Australian Open quarterfinals.
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Aussie Day 3 Preview
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a forehand during a practice session during day two of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Wayne Taylor/Getty Images)
21 January, 2015

After two successful days at the 2015 Australian Open, Aussie fans are set to have plenty to cheer about on Day 3.
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Kokkinakis ‘not finished yet’ at Aust Open
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia celebrates with fans after winning in his first round match against Ernests Gulbis of Latvia during day one of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
20 January, 2015

Australian teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis is savouring the biggest win of his career, a shock first-round defeat of world No.13 Ernests Gulbis that has sent local hopes soaring.
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First Open wins for Matosevic and Gajdosova
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19:  Marinko Matosevic of Australia celebrates winning his first round match against Alexander Kudryavtsev of Russia during day one of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
19 January, 2015

Marinko Matosevic and Jarmila Gajdosova are no longer Australian Open hard-luck stories after both registered their maiden wins at the tournament on Monday.
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