PLAYER PROFILE

Marinko Matosevic

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
76
ATP
RANKING
  • 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

Miami Open: wins for Gavrilova, Duckworth
Daria Gavrilova in action during her first round victory at the Miami Open; Getty Images
26 March, 2015

Australians Daria Gavrilova and James Duckworth have progressed to the second round of the Miami Open after wins on Wednesday.
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Duckworth qualifies for Miami Open
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05:  James Duckworth of Australia plays a backhand in his match against Gilles Simon of France during day two of the 2015 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 5, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
25 March, 2015

Australian James Duckworth has qualified for the Miami Open with a straight-sets win in the final round of qualifying on Tuesday in Florida.
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Miami Open: Hewitt returns to action
Lleyton Hewitt in IPTL action; Getty Images
24 March, 2015

Aussie veteran Lleyton Hewitt is one of five Aussie men entered in the main draw of the Miami Open, beginning this week at Crandon Park in Florida.
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Kokkinakis joins Duckworth in Indian Wells second round
Thanasi Kokkinakis celebrates during his opening-round main draw win over Jan-Lennard Struff at Indian Wells; Getty Images
13 March, 2015

UPDATE: James Duckworth has surprised Dominic Thiem to advance to round two of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, where Thanasi Kokkinakis later joined him.
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