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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
“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

Aussies in action: Asia bound
Kyrgios-KL
22 September, 2014

Eleven Australians will take to the courts this week for ATP and WTA events in Kuala Lumpur, Shenzhen and Wuhan.
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Gallery: Aussies light up New York
Marinko Matosevic (R) poses with basketball legend Michael Jordan following his first round loss to Roger Federer at the US Open; Getty Images
1 September, 2014

In a stunning first week at the US Open, seven Aussies progressed to the second round, several strutted their stuff on Arthur Ashe Stadium and Casey Dellacqua has gone right…
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Groth to take his chances against Federer
Groth-US-Open-2
28 August, 2014

With recent first-hand knowledge, Marinko Matosevic says Sam Groth better prepare for Roger Federer as an experience like no other.
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Groth scores first Grand Slam win
Sam Groth signs autographs for fans after his first-round victory over Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the US Open in New York; Getty Images
27 August, 2014

UPDATE 2.25pm: Big-hitting Sam Groth has joined Sam Stosur, Casey Dellacqua and Bernard Tomic in the second round of the US Open on another banner day for Australians at Flushing…
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