Ivan Dodig

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Ivan Dodig
Ivan Dodig 2012 Olympics.jpg
Country  Croatia
Residence Zagreb, Croatia
Born (1985-01-02) 2 January 1985 (age 29)
Međugorje, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2004
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,319,839
Singles
Career record 96–104 (ATP Tour, Grand Slam, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 29 (7 October 2013)
Current ranking No. 53 (18 August 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2013)
French Open 1R (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Wimbledon 4R (2013)
US Open 3R (2013)
Doubles
Career record 92–86 (ATP Tour, Grand Slam, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 6 (4 November 2013)
Current ranking No. 8 (18 August 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2014)
French Open QF (2012)
Wimbledon F (2013)
US Open SF (2013)
Other Doubles tournaments
Tour Finals SF (2013)
Olympic Games QF (2012)
Team competitions
Davis Cup QF (2010)
Last updated on: November 4, 2013.

Ivan Dodig (born 2 January 1985) is a Croatian tennis player. His career-high ATP rankings are world no. 29 in singles and world no. 6 in doubles.

2010[edit]

At the 2010 Australian Open, he qualified for the main draw and beat former world no. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero in the first round in five sets. However, he bowed out to Stefan Koubek in the second round.[1]

Dodig then had a pretty average year, playing many Challenger tournaments throughout the year. He failed to qualify for the 2010 French Open, but he notably reached the second round at 2010 Wimbledon Championships, beating Óscar Hernández before stretching Sam Querrey to four tough sets. He also reached the second round at the 2010 US Open, after beating Fernando González, who retired with a knee injury, but Dodig retired himself with an injury against Thiemo de Bakker.[1]

2011[edit]

At the 2011 Australian Open, Dodig played Ivo Karlović in the first round and prevailed in a tough five set match. He was then drawn to play third seed and eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the second round. Although he lost in four sets, he was the only player to win a set against Djokovic in the whole tournament.[1]

He followed this up with a surprise first tournament win in front of his home crowd at the 2011 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, beating the previous year's finalist Michael Berrer.[1]

He then made a second-round appearance at the 2011 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, losing to the comeback kid Juan Martín del Potro. Dodig then reached the quarterfinals at the 2011 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships after beating Kunitsyn and Sela, before losing to Janko Tipsarević[1]

First-round action in the Davis Cup, a showdown between Croatia and Germany, saw Dodig up against Kohlschreiber, but he succumbed to the German in five sets. The loss proved costly, as Germany went on to prevail 3–2 in the tie to move on to the quarterfinals.[1]

At the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open he beat Andrey Golubev in the first round. However, he lost to World No.4 Robin Söderling despite being up 4–2 in the third set.[1]

At the 2011 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, he bowed out to World No.29 Tommy Robredo in the first round.[1]

Dodig then found some good form heading into the 2011 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell tournament. In the opening round he beat Vincent Millot before beating No.3 seed and last year's finalist Robin Söderling. He then went on to claim hard fought scalps over fast-rising Canadian Milos Raonic and home favourite Feliciano López to reach the semifinals of a clay-court tournament for the first time in his career. However in the semifinals, he was inevitably stopped by five-time champion and eventual champion for the 6th time, World No.1 Rafael Nadal who is still yet to lose a match on Barcelona soil. Despite breaking twice as he broke once in each set to hang on with Nadal, Dodig eventually fell after giving a decent fight, which added to the Spaniard's current winning streak on clay.[1]

In the second round of the Rogers Cup, Dodig stunned world no. 2 Rafael Nadal, 1–6, 7–6, 7–6 after recovering from a 1–6, 1–3 deficit before losing to Janko Tipsarević in the third round.[1]

On 30 August 2011, in the US Open first round Dodig lost to Nikolay Davydenko in a closely fought five sets match.[1]

2012[edit]

At the first gram slam of the year, the 2012 Australian Open he retired against Frederico Gil. At the next two slams he also lost in the first round to Robin Haase and Lukáš Rosol at the 2012 French Open and Wimbledon respectively. At the 2012 US Open he beat Qualifier Hiroki Moriya in the first round, however lost his second round match against Andy Murray in straight sets.[1]

2013[edit]

Dodig had his most successful season to date, reaching the third round or better at 3 out of 4 Major tournaments, and breaking into the world's top 30 for the first time. At the Australian Open, Dodig reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time, beating Di Wu and Jarkko Nieminen respectively in the first two rounds, before losing to number 10 seed Richard Gasquet.[1] He reached his first quarterfinal of the year at the PBZ Zagreb Indoors, losing to 3rd seed Mikhail Youzhny. At Indian Wells, Dodig defeated 28th seed Julien Benneteau en route to the third round before falling to world number 2 Roger Federer in straight sets.

During the clay court season, Dodig reached the semifinals of the BMW Open before falling to eventual champion Tommy Haas. However at the French Open, Dodig lost an extremely tight first round match to Guido Pella, losing 12 games to 10 in the fifth set.[1] He then went on to have his best run at a Grand Slam event to date, due in part to some luck and a brace of injuries, reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon despite only completing one match. Philipp Kohlschreiber retired in the first round in the fifth set. He then beat Denis Kudla in straight sets, followed by Igor Sijsling retiring in the third set. In the fourth round, he led David Ferrer by a set, but eventually lost in four. He and his partner Marcelo Melo also finished as runners-up in the men's doubles to Bob and Mike Bryan.[1]

Personal life[edit]

On November 16 2013 he married Maja Cubela. He is a good friend of Marin Cilic. On June 16 2014 his wife gave birth to their son, Petar.

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0-1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2013 Wimbledon Grass Brazil Marcelo Melo United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 4–6

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (1-2)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2013 Shanghai Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo Spain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
7–6(7–2), 6–7(6–8), [10–2]
Runner-up 2014 Monte Carlo Clay Brazil Marcelo Melo United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3-6, 6-3, [8-10]
Runner-up 2014 Toronto Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
4–6, 3–6

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1-1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Grass (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 6 February 2011 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Germany Michael Berrer 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 18 June 2011 UNICEF Open, s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Russia Dmitry Tursunov 3–6, 2–6

Doubles: 7 (1-6)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–2)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–4)
Grass (0–1)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 5 February 2012 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Croatia Mate Pavić Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis
Russia Mikhail Youzhny
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 26 February 2012 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and the Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Brazil Marcelo Melo Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 5–7, [7–10]
Runner-up 3. 10 February 2013 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Croatia Mate Pavić Austria Julian Knowle
Slovakia Filip Polášek
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 6 July 2013 Wimbledon Championships, London, United Kingdom Grass Brazil Marcelo Melo United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 13 October 2013 Shanghai Rolex Masters, Shanghai, China Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo Spain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
7–6(7–2), 6–7(6–8), [10–2]
Runner-up 5. 20 April 2014 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Brazil Marcelo Melo United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3-6, 6-3, [8-10]
Runner-up 6. 10 August 2014 Rogers Cup, Toronto, Canada Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
4–6, 3–6

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Current through the 2013 US Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 0 / 5 5–5 50.00
French Open A Q2 Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 0–4 0.00
Wimbledon A Q1 2R 1R 1R 4R A 0 / 4 4–4 50.00
US Open A Q1 2R 1R 2R 3R 0 / 4 4–4 50.00
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 3–3 1–4 1–4 7–4 1–2 0 / 16 13–16 44.83
Davis Cup Singles
World Group QF 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–6 14.29
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 0 / 4 1–6 14.29
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0 / 1 0–1 0%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 1R 3R 2R 0 / 3 2–3 40.00
Miami Masters A A Q2 2R 2R 2R 2R 0 / 3 4–4 50.00
Monte Carlo Masters A A Q1 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4 20.00
Rome Masters A A A A A A 3R 0 / 1 2–1 66.67
Madrid Masters A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 00.00
Canada Masters A Q2 A 3R Q2 2R 3R 0 / 3 5–3 62.50
Cincinnati Masters A A A 2R 1R Q1 1R 0 / 3 1–3 25.00
Shanghai Masters A A A 1R A 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0.00
Paris Masters A A A 2R A 2R 0 / 2 2–2 50.00
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 5–6 2–4 5–6 5–7 0 / 23 17–23 42.50
Career statistics
Tournaments Played 1 2 7 24 23 25 16 98
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1 / 97 1–2 50%
Hardcourt Win–Loss 0–1 2–1 6–5 17–16 10–14 20–16 7–10 1 / 59 62–63 49.6%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 5–3 3–4 7–3 0–0 0 / 11 16–11 59.26%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–1 4–6 3–8 6–8 4–6 0 / 26 18–30 37.5%
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 2–2 8–7 26–25 16–26 33–27 11–16 1 / 98 96–104 48%
Win % 0% 50% 53% 51% 38% 55% 41% 48%
Year End Ranking 422 180 88 36 72 33 $1,639,619

Doubles Performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 2R 1R 1R 3R 0 / 4 3–4 42.86
French Open 2R QF 3R A 0 / 3 6–3 66.67
Wimbledon 1R QF F A 0 / 3 8–3 72.73
US Open 1R 3R SF 0 / 3 6–3 66.67
Win-Loss 2–4 8–4 11–4 2–1 0 / 13 23–13 63.64
Year-End Championship
ATP World Tour Finals A A SF 0 / 1 3–1 75.00
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A QF QF 0 / 2 4–2 66.67
Miami A A 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2 50.00
Monte Carlo A A 2R F 0 / 2 4–2 66.67
Rome A A A QF 0 / 1 1–1 50.00
Madrid A A A 2R 0 / 1 0–1 0.00
Canada A 2R QF F 0 / 3 4–3 57.14
Cincinnati A SF 1R 0 / 2 3–2 60.00
Shanghai QF A W 1 / 2 6–1 85.71
Paris A A SF 0 / 1 2–1 66.67
Win–Loss 2–1 4–2 10–6 8–6 1 / 16 24–15 61.54
Year End Ranking 93 31 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "History of the Ivan Dodig games at the ATP site". ATP. 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 

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