Lovro Zovko

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Lovro Zovko
Lovro Zovko 2008 US Open.jpg
Country  Croatia
Residence Zagreb, Croatia
Born (1981-03-18) March 18, 1981 (age 33)
Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1999
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $513,374
Singles
Career record 7–10
Career titles 0
0 Challengers, 6 Futures
Highest ranking No. 151 (January 27, 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q1 (2002, 2003)
French Open Q1 (2003)
Wimbledon Q1 (2002, 2003)
US Open Q3 (2002)
Doubles
Career record 40–67
Career titles 0
30 Challengers
Highest ranking No. 45 (October 6, 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
French Open 1R (2002, 2006, 2008, 2009)
Wimbledon 2R (2002, 2006)
US Open 3R (2008)
Last updated on: November 16, 2012.

Lovro Zovko (born March 18, 1981 in Zagreb) is a professional Croatian tennis player.

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

As a junior Zovko reached as high as No. 9 in the world rankings in 1998 (and No. 10 in doubles).

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: 3R (1998)
French Open: 3R (1999)
Wimbledon: SF (1998)
US Open: SF (1998)

Pro tour[edit]

Early on in 2000 and 2001, Zovko reached the Umag final both years with Ivan Ljubičić.

In 2007, Lovro made the doubles finals of the Kremlin Cup (Moscow) event with Tomáš Cibulec before losing to Marat Safin and Dmitry Tursunov in the final, 6–4, 6–2. En route, Cibulec and Zovko defeated second-seeded Lukáš Dlouhý and Pavel Vízner, the 2007 French Open and 2007 U.S. Open finalists in the quarter-finals 6–2, 6–2. Zovko then reached the 2007 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon doubles final with Łukasz Kubot. The team beat second seeds Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram in the semi-finals 7–6 (4), 4–6, [10-5]. However, the duo was halted by French wildcards Sébastien Grosjean and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final, 6–4, 6–3. This also means that Zovko has reached two consecutive ATP doubles finals.

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 5 (0–5)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 series (0–0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 series (0–5)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (0–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. July 17, 2000 Umag Clay Croatia Ivan Ljubičić Spain Albert Portas
Spain Álex López Morón
1–6, 6–7(2)
Runner-up 2. July 16, 2001 Umag Clay Croatia Ivan Ljubičić Argentina Sergio Roitman
Argentina Andrés Schneiter
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. October 8, 2007 Moscow Hard Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec Russia Marat Safin
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. October 22, 2007 Lyon Hard Poland Łukasz Kubot France Sébastien Grosjean
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. July 30, 2011 Umag Clay Croatia Marin Čilić Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
3–6, 7–5, [7–10]

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