Marinko Matosevic

  • Age38
  • 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

2015 296
2014 75
2013 61
2012 49
2011 201
2010 138
2009 171
2008 323
2007 621
2006 602
2005 1092



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


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

Chris O’Connell sets sights on top-50 breakthrough
Australian Chris O'Connell in action. Picture: Getty Images
30 December, 2023

Australian Chris O’Connell might be quiet in nature – but he hopes to make some noise with his on-court results in the 2024 season.
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Groth draws top seed in Australian Open qualifying
Sam Groth will meet top seed Taylor Fritz in the first round of Australian Open qualifying (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
9 January, 2018

Sam Groth will meet American top seed Taylor Fritz in the opening round of his bid to qualify for the Australian Open main draw.
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Biggest movers: Birrell back on track
Kimberly Birrell
10 October, 2017

Following her first career Pro Tour in Brisbane, Kimberly Birrell has made a huge jump in the latest release of the WTA rankings.
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Biggest movers: great gains for Hon, Cabrera
Lizette Cabrera (L) and Priscilla Hon were WTA quarterfinalists in Guangzhou and Seoul respectively; Getty Images
26 September, 2017

Queensland teenagers Priscilla Hon and Lizette Cabrera have soared in the latest WTA rankings after their quarterfinal efforts last week in Asia.
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