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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
“Hopefully I'd love to win the tournament where it all started for me.”

— Marinko Matosevic, 18 Feb 2015

» Matosevic stuns Isner

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

Tomic into fifth quarterfinal of 2015
Bernard Tomic in action during his second-round defeat of Benjamin Becker at the ATP event in Acapulco; photo credit/Mextenis
26 February, 2015

UPDATE: Bernard Tomic has advanced to the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 event in Acapulco, Mexico where he will face David Ferrer, who conquered Tomic's compatriot Marinko…
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Tomic through in Acapulco
Bernard Tomic of Australia celebrates winning his match against Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia during day four of the 2015 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 7, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
25 February, 2015

Bernard Tomic has come through a tough match against Adrian Mannarino to advance to the second round of the ATP hardcourt event in Acapulco.
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Kokkinakis qualifies in Acapulco
Thanasi Kokkinakis celebrates his first round victory at Brisbane International 2015 over Julien Benneteau; Getty Images
24 February, 2015

UPDATE: Thanasi Kokkinakis has continued his excellent ATP form to qualify in Acapulco, Mexico, while Marinko Matosevic moved through to the second round.
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Aussies aplenty in Doha, Acapulco
(L-R) Marinko Matosevic, Sam Stosur, Sam Groth, Casey Dellacqua and Bernard Tomic will fly the Aussie flag at events around the globe this week; Getty Images
23 February, 2015

Bernard Tomic, Sam Groth and Marinko Matosevic will feature in the ATP Acapulco action while Sam Stosur and Casey Dellacqua have headed to Doha, Qatar.
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