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Marinko Matosevic

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
100
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

Kyrgios to launch French Open campaign
Nick Kyrgios in action during his third-round victory over No.1 seed Roger Federer at the Mutua Madrid Open; Getty Images
17 hours ago

Nick Kyrgios launches his French Open campaign on Monday confident he has the weapons to wreak more Grand Slam havoc at Roland Garros.
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Special Ks lead Australia’s French charge
Nick Kyrgios (L) and Thanaski Kokkinakis in action at Australian Open 2015; Getty Images
24 May, 2015

Gen-Y stars Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis are hoping to lead the changing of the guard as Australia boasts its largest French Open singles contingent this century.
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Roland Garros: Stosur handed tough draw
Sam Stosur; Getty Images
22 May, 2015

Sam Stosur, Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios were all guaranteed to avoid seeds until at least round three - but they won't have to wait long before running into tournament…
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Stosur dominant in Strasbourg
Sam Stosur; Getty Images
19 May, 2015

Sam Stosur trounced Monica Puig at the Internationaux de Strasbourg to reach the second round, while Sam Groth and Marinko Matosevic fell at their respective claycourt events.
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