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Marinko Matosevic

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AUSTRALIAN
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ATP
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  • 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

Making news: Aussies in the headlines
ANZ Hot Shot of the Year winner TJ Gordon (centre) with Alicia Molik (left) and ANZ's Carolyn Bendall; Tennis Australia
27 April, 2015

Tomic, ANZ Tennis Hot Shot of the Year TJ Gordon, young Victorian ace Curtis Noble and more. Check out our wrap of the week’s biggest news stories.
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Aussies in action: men hit the clay
Bernard Tomic celebrates his fourth-round defeat of compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis at the 2015 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California; Getty Images
27 April, 2015

Several of Australia's top men will hit the clay in Europe this week as they fine-tune their games ahead of next month's French Open.
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Matosevic bounced in Barcelona
Marinko Matosevic; AFP/Getty Images
21 April, 2015

Australia's Marinko Matosevic has fallen in the opening round of the ATP Barcelona Open in Spain to Marcel Granollers.
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Kyrgios returns to action in Barcelona
Nick Kyrgios in action at Indian Wells 2015; Getty Images
20 April, 2015

Australia's Nick Kyrgios will return to action this week at the ATP Barcelona Open as he begins his claycourt preparation ahead of next month's French Open.
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