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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

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

Rankings watch: potential US Open seed for Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua in action on Centre Court during her second round loss to No.4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska; Getty Images
20 hours ago

Australia's Casey Dellacqua has jumped two spots on the women's world tennis rankings to a career-high No.31, putting her in prime position for a US Open seeding.
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Tomic, Matosevic continue strong hardcourt form
Bernard Tomic in action during his first round victory over Alejandro Gonzalez of Colombia at the ATP Citi Open in Washington DC; Getty Images
21 hours ago

UPDATE: Bernard Tomic and Marinko Matosevic have continued their good form with wins in Washington DC, while Sam Stosur fell to a disappointing defeat in Stanford.
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Aussies in action: America coast-to-coast
Sam Stosur in action at the WTA AEGON Classic in Birmingham, England; Getty Images
28 July, 2014

UPDATE: Sam Stosur kicks off her North American hardcourt campaign at the WTA event in Stanford, California while six of her compatriots will take to the courts in Washington DC.
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Isner too strong for Matosevic in Atlanta
Marinko Matosevic in action during his quarterfinals loss to John Isner at the ATP event in Atlanta; Getty Images
26 July, 2014

Top seed John Isner has ended the run of Australian Marinko Matosevic at the ATP event in Atlanta.
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