PLAYER PROFILE

Marinko Matosevic

  • Age30
  • 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

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

Biggest movers: Mott soars after victory
Blake Mott; Getty Images
9 February, 2016

Australian teen Blake Mott has vaulted up the rankings following his breakthrough victory at the ATP Challenger event in Launceston.
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Duckworth v Mitchell in AO Play-off final
Duckworth-wins
18 December, 2015

Roommates James Duckworth and Ben Mitchell will put friendship aside on Sunday when they face off for a place in the Australian Open 2016 main draw.
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Matosevic dominates to reach semis
Marinko Matosevic in action at the Australian Open 2016 Play-off; Getty Images
16 December, 2015

In a vast improvement on his first-round match, Marinko Matosevic dismissed Luke Saville in straight sets on Wednesday while defending AO Play-off champ Jordan Thompson exited.
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Matosevic survives five-set thriller
Marinko Matosevic in action at the Australian Open 2016 Play-off; Getty Images
14 December, 2015

Marinko Matosevic was stretched to five sets in his first match at the Australian Open Play-off, the first step in his campaign to return to the top of men's tennis.
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