27 February 1992 |
Sombor, FR Yugoslavia
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||4–9 (30.77%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 170 (21 June 2010)|
|Current ranking||No. 326 (8 July 2013)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q1 (2014)|
|French Open||1R (2012)|
|Wimbledon||Q1 (2010, 2012)|
|US Open||Q2 (2010)|
|Highest ranking||No. 707 (16 August 2010)|
|Last updated on: 21:29, 18 March 2013 (UTC).|
Filip Krajinović (Serbian Cyrillic: Филип Крајиновић; born 27 February 1992) is a Serbian professional tennis player, who achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 170 in June 2010. He made his ATP World Tour debut at the Serbian Open, losing in the first round, while he reached his first ATP Tour semifinals at the 2010 Serbia Open. In this tournament, Krajinović achieved a victory over the World No. 2 after Novak Djokovic retired, trailing 4–6.
Krajinović started playing tennis in local tennis clinic TK Žak. In 2006, he reached the fourth round of 2006 Orange Bowl, losing to Bernard Tomic Soon after, in 2007, he signed a contract with prestigious Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The same year, Krajinović won four junior singles titles — Pančevo, Atlanta, Texas and Boca Raton.
In 2008 Krajinović won a junior title in Loverval. He reached the 3rd round of 2008 French Open, losing to Evgeny Donskoy. At the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, he reached his first junior grand slam semifinals, losing to eventual champion Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets. Krajinović also lost to Devin Britton (after winning the first set 1–6) in the semifinals of 2008 US Open.
Throughout his junior career, Krajinović compiled a singles win/loss record of 54–9, reaching as high as No. 6 in the junior combined world rankings in February 2009.
Junior Grand Slam results:
Krajinović made his professional debut at the future event in 2008 at Miami Beach, Florida, but lost in the first round. He played at several more futures and challengers, his best result being the semifinals in Knoxville, Tennessee, when he retired from his semifinals match against Bobby Reynolds due to a foot injury. In Knoxville he had a large group of supporters, which were mostly students from Serbia attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Krajinović was also included in Serbia Davis Cup team for 2008 Davis Cup World Group Playoffs.
In February 2009 Krajinović played qualifications for 2009 SAP Open, but lost to Somdev Devvarman in the first round 4–6, 6–3, 6–1. He also reached the quarterfinals of 2009 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships qualifications in Houston, Texas, losing 6–1, 6–2 to Michael Russell. Krajinović received a wild card into the 2009 Serbia Open, being defeated by Marcel Granollers 6–0, 2–6, 6–2 in the first round. In the summer, he reached the finals of three Challenger events — Chico, Rochester and San Sebastián. In February 2010, he took part in Challenger tournament GEMAX Open in Belgrade, defeating Somdev Devvarman 3–6, 7–6(6), 6–3 in the first round and losing to Alex Bogdanovic 6–3, 6–4.
Krajinović played the qualifications for the 2010 BNP Paribas Open. He defeated former French Open champion Gastón Gaudio 6(2)–7, 7–5, 7–5 in the first round, but then lost to Tim Smyczek 6–1, 6–0 in the second. During the tournament, Krajinović practiced along with World No. 1 player Roger Federer. Upon losing to Harel Levy 6–4, 7–6(2) in the second round of Challenger in Sunrise qualifying, he was awarded with a wild card for 2010 Sony Ericsson Open main draw, where he lost to former World No. 4 American player James Blake (6)6–7, 6–4, 6–4 in the first round. Krajinović then earned a wild card for 2010 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell, where he lost to Juan Ignacio Chela 6–1, 6–4 in the first round. Receiving a wild card for 2010 Serbia Open, Krajinović collected his first ATP World Tour victory over Evgeny Donskoy 5–7, 7–6(7), 6–1. He then defeated Horacio Zeballos 6–3, 1–6, 7–6(5) in the third round and won the first set 6–4 against the first seed and World No. 2 Novak Djokovic when Djokovic retired. Krajinović lost to the third seed Sam Querrey in the semifinals 1–6, 2–6. He then joined Viktor Troicki and Nenad Zimonjić in the team of Serbia at the 2010 ARAG ATP World Team Championship in Düsseldorf, Germany.
He missed first four months of 2011 due to the shoulder injury from previous year. He returned to tour for four tournaments during May and June, however on 14 July Krajinović took the option of having an operation to fix the persistent injury.
Playing style and endorsements
With hard court as his favourite and double-handed backhand as a favourite shot, Krajinović is often compared to Andre Agassi, for which was named Agassi of Sombor. In a 2008 article published by The Independent, Nick Bollettieri himself compared him to younger Agassi.
After signing a contract with prestigious Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Krajinović also signed a sponsorship deal with Nike. In 2009 he signed with Wilson Sporting Goods. He is currently managed by Olivier van Lindonk of IMG and coached by Chip Brooks & David "Red" Ayme.
Krajinović was born on 27 February 1992 to Vera and Stjepan Krajinović in Sombor, FR Yugoslavia. He has a brother Damir and sister Katarina. Starting playing tennis aged five, Krajinović cites Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Andy Roddick as his idols.
Challengers and futures finals (0–4)
|Runner–up||1.||28 June 2009||Chico, the United States||Hard||Ryan Harrison||6–3, 6–4|
|Runner–up||2.||5 July 2009||Rochester, the United States||Clay||Vasilis Mazarakis||6–2, 6–0|
|Runner–up||3.||23 August 2009||San Sebastián, Spain||Clay||Thiemo de Bakker||6–2, 6–3|
|Runner–up||4.||12 June 2010||Košice, Slovakia||Clay||Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo||6–3, 6–2|
Grand Slam singles performance timeline
Head-to-head record against Top 20 players
*Including ATP World Tour Main Draw and Qualifying, Grand Slam, Davis Cup, Challenger and Futures Matches
|/ Novak Djokovic||1||1–0||100%||0–0||1–0||0–0||0–0|
|Juan Ignacio Chela||15||0–1||0%||0–0||0–1||0–0||0–0|
- Filip Krajinović at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- ITF Tennis – Men's Circuit – Player Activity – Filip Krajinović
- B92: Filip u polufinalu, Đoković predao (7 May 2001)
- Unofficial Website of Filip Krajinović – About Me
- Junior Orange Bowl, 2006, Boys 14
- Filip Krajinović at coretennis.net
- French Open / Roland Garros, 2008, Boys 18 GA
- The Championships, Wimbledon 2008 – Grand Slam Tennis – Official Site by IBM
- Wimbledon, 2008, Boys 18 GA
- US Open, 2008, Boys 18 GA
- SvetTenisa.net: Umor stigao Filipa i Bojanu
- SAP Open Qualifications, 2009, ATP 250 – 1/16 Finals
- Open Qualifications, 2010, Challenger, Main Draw Drawsheet
- Vesti Online: IV: Krajinović bez glavnog žreba (11 March 2010)
- Press: Filip Krajinović trenirao sa Federerom, Nole igrao fudbal (13 March 2010)
- Tennis – Sony Ericsson Open – Official Player Entry List
- Tennis – Sony Ericsson Open – Drawsheet
- 2010 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell: Future talents given chance to shine on day one (18 April 2010)
- B92: Krajinović izgubio od Čele (19 April 2010)
- B92: Krajinović protiv Sebaljosa na SK (15 May 2010)
- TSS:Mladi lavovi srpskog tenisa (11 December 2011)
- B92:Krajinović operisao rame (11 December 2011)
- ITF Tennis – Men's Circuit – Player Biography – Filip Krajinović
- Blic: Filip je od malih nogu želeo da bude Federer
- The Independent: Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Dossier: Serbia's run of aces is simply a freak – Tennis, Sport
- Blic: Filip Krajinović novo tenisko čudo
- Filip Krajinović at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Filip Krajinović at the International Tennis Federation