PLAYER PROFILE

Marinko Matosevic

9
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
225
ATP
RANKING
  • 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

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

Jasika stuns Matosevic in Play-off
Omar Jasika in action during his first-round AO Play-off win over Marinko Matosevic; Getty Images
12 December, 2016

Trailing by two-sets-to-love and a service break in the third, teenager Omar Jasika recovered to upset No.3 seed Marinko Matosevic in five at the Australian Open Play-off.
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Groth confident of strong AO Play-off showing
Sam Groth: Getty Images
11 December, 2016

Sam Groth feels his elite-level experience and good recent form on the ATP Challenger Tour stand him in good stead for a shot at an Australian Open 2017 wildcard.
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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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