PLAYER PROFILE

Marinko Matosevic

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
164
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

Tomljanovic wins opener in Brazil
Ajla Tomljanovic has split with coach David Taylor in the lead up to Wimbledon; Getty Images
28 July, 2015

Ajla Tomljanovic has kicked off her Brasil Tennis Cup campaign in style, while Alison Bai posted a career-best result in China.
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Groth kicks off US season in Atlanta
Sam Groth of Australia plays an overhead shot in his match against Lukasz Kubot of Poland during day five of the 2015 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 8, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
27 July, 2015

Sam Groth will turn his attention to North American hard courts with his appearance at the ATP 250 event in Atlanta.
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Gallery: Aussies in glorious Wimbledon week
Nick Kyrgios (L) and Madison Keys were opening-round winners in the mixed doubles; Getty Images
4 July, 2015

A large Aussie contingent has sparkled on the courts at Wimbledon in the first week of The Championships - check out the highlights in images.
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Kyrgios through, Kokkinakis ousted
Nick Kyrgios celebrates a winning point during his first-round victory over Diego Schwartzman at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships; Getty Images
30 June, 2015

Nick Kyrgios has made a blazing start to his Wimbledon campaign yet fellow young gun Thanasi Kokkinakis fell on the opening day of The Championships.
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