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Marinko Matosevic

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AUSTRALIAN
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ATP
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  • Age28
  • Born 8 August 1985
  • Birth PlaceJajce, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height192 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachMarc Kimmich
  • Pro Since2003
“Right now with the circumstances, how I lost today and Stakhovsky now winning, it's going to be even more tough to take.”

— Marinko Matosevic, 26 Jun 2014

» Matosevic falls in second round epic

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

Rankings watch: top 100 return for Tomic
Bernard Tomic in action at the ATP event in Bogota, Colombia; Getty Images
21 July, 2014

Bernard Tomic's win at the ATP Claro Open Colombia in Bogota has vaulted the 21-year-old back inside the top 100, making him the sixth Aussie man in this elite bracket.
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Aussies in action: US hardcourt season begins
Marinko Matosevic stretches for a volley during his five-set second-round loss to Jeremy Chardy of France at Wimbledon; Getty Images
21 July, 2014

Australians Marinko Matosevic and Matt Ebden will kick off the North American hardcourt season with their appearance at the ATP 250 event in Atlanta.
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Groth’s path to the top 100
Groth-top-100
11 July, 2014

In recognition of Sam Groth's semifinal performance this week in Newport that will see him crack the world's top 100, we take a look at his major results this season…
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Rankings watch: Kyrgios surges to 66th
Nick Kyrgios celebrates during his second round win against 13 seed Richard Gasquet of France at Wimbledon; Getty Images
8 July, 2014

Nick Kyrgios has been rewarded for his stunning run at Wimbledon, surging 78 places to world No.66, and by far the highest-ranked teen in the game.
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