Dušan Vemić

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Dušan Vemić
Vemić 2009 US Open 01.jpg
Country  Yugoslavia (1995–2003)
 Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006)
 Serbia (2006–present)
Residence Belgrade, Serbia
Born (1976-06-17) June 17, 1976 (age 38)
Zadar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1995
Retired 2010
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $821,902
Singles
Career record 13–17 (43.33%)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 146 (25 February 2008)
Current ranking No. 1506 (5 March 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q1 (2009)
French Open 1R (2007)
Wimbledon Q2 (2007)
US Open Q2 (2007)
Doubles
Career record 51-76 (40.16%)
Highest ranking No. 31 (12 January 2009)
Current ranking No. 867 (5 March 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2010)
French Open SF (2008)
Wimbledon 3R (2006)
US Open QF (2008)
Last updated on: 11:26, 5 March 2012 (UTC).

Dušan Vemić (Cyrillic: Душан Вемић) is a Serbian professional tennis player. He was born on June 17, 1976, in Zadar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia ; he currently lives in Belgrade.

Professional career[edit]

His professional tennis career started in 1995, and his career high was No. 146 in singles (reached on February 25, 2008), and No.31 in doubles (on January 12, 2009).

Vemić began 2007 ranked #406, down 170 spots from the start of 2006. He had success in 2007 playing at all levels of the tennis tour: Futures, Challenger, and ATP events. Two Futures semifinals and a final, qualifying into 3 ATP events, and qualifying into and winning a match in a top-level Challenger moved his ranking back into the top-300 in mid-April. He then reached the semifinal of a top-level Challenger in Bermuda in April and qualified into the main draw of the French Open in May, where he lost in four sets to eventual third-rounder Janko Tipsarević. In August, a semifinal performance in a top-level Challenger in Segovia followed by a finals appearance the next week in a Challenger in Binghamton pushed his ranking back into the top-200 for the first time since he was there for two weeks in 2004, and was his highest ranking since May 1998, when he spent 5 weeks in the top-200.

In 2008, Vemić competed in World Team Tennis with the Kansas City Explorers entry, which narrowly lost the league championship to the New York Buzz.

Highlights of his 2008 year include winning 5 titles on the ATP Challenger Tour:

Miami, FL, United States with Ilia Bozoljac (SRB); Sunrise, FL, USA with Janko Tipsarevic (SRB); Cremona, Italy with Eduardo Schwank (ARG); Waco, TX, USA with Alex Bogomolov Jr. (USA); and Calabasas, CA, USA with Ilia Bozoljac (SRB).

Vemić also reached both the semifinals of the French Open and the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open with partner Bruno Soares.

Always versatile in his partner choice, tennis journeyman Dusan Vemić has partnered with players such as Jamie Murray, Ivo Karlović, Novak Đoković, and Mischa Zverev in 2009.[1]

In the 2010 Australian Open, Vemić and Ivo Karlović made the semifinals, losing to Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić 6/4,6/4

Awards[edit]

1995
1997
  • Best Male Tennis Player in Yugoslavia

References[edit]

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