Marinko Matosevic playing at Roland Garros 2013
|Residence||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
8 August 1985 |
Jajce, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||63–90 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 39 (25 February 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 83 (4 May 2015)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2015)|
|French Open||2R (2014)|
|US Open||1R (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)|
|Career record||18–45 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 114 (19 November 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 578 (4 May 2015)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2012)|
|French Open||2R (2014)|
|US Open||3R (2012)|
|Last updated on: 4 May 2015.|
Marinko Matošević (born 8 August 1985) is an Australian professional tennis player. His career-high singles ranking is World No. 39, which he achieved in February 2013. Matosevic has defeated top players including Milos Raonic, Marin Čilić, Nikolay Davydenko, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and John Isner.
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Tennis career and background
- 3 ATP career finals
- 4 Challenger and Futures Finals
- 5 Singles performance timeline
- 6 Grand Slam doubles performance timeline
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Matosevic was born in Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is of Croatian descent. During his childhood, Matosevic's parents, Branko and Ljubica, moved the family to Melbourne, Australia and he now competes for his adopted country. While growing up he played soccer along with tennis and is a fan of cricketer Shane Warne as well as following the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League.
Tennis career and background
Starting tennis at age 10, he trained at the Universe Tennis Academy from age 13. Despite training daily, Marinko however was unable to option an ITF junior ranking . Achieving limited results in 2006, at the age of 21 Marinko hired Marc Kimmich of Pure Tennis Academy as his coach. Working with Kimmich as his coach Marinko was able to increase from over 1000 to the top 100 over the next 6 years. Marinko is currently coached by former ATP Professional and doubles specialist Mark Woodforde.
Matosevic currently has five futures titles and four ATP Challenger titles to his credit. His biggest title was in July 2010 at the $75,000 Comerica Bank Challenger in Aptos, California where, in a heated match with American Donald Young, he won the title in straight sets.
In January 2010, he played his first Grand Slam match in Melbourne at the Australian Open and lost in the first round.
In February, Matosevic was seeded number 1 for the 2011 Caloundra International, on the ATP Challenger Tour. In the first round, he defeated Chinese qualifier Wu Di. In the second round, he faced fellow Australian Brydan Klein and won. In the quarterfinals, Matosevic lost to Danai Udomchoke from Thailand. He then went to America, where he entered the qualifying draw for the 2011 Delray Beach International Tennis Championship. He qualified, defeating Raven Klaasen, Bobby Reynolds and Igor Kunitsyn. He then took the place of number one seed Andy Roddick after he withdrew. In the first round, he lost to Dudi Sela of Israel.
After a horror start to the 2012 season (which included four consecutive losses in home tournaments) Matosevic entered the 2012 Caloundra International as the number 2 seed and steamrolled his way to the title where he defeated Greg Jones in the final. Matosevic continued his form when he entered the 2012 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships and qualified for the main draw. In the first round he ousted Ivo Karlović, he followed up the victory with a second round win over Alex Bogomolov, Jr.. In the quarterfinals Matosevic defeated Ernests Gulbis to reach the semifinal. In the semifinal Matosevic played Israeli Dudi Sela where he defeated him to reach his first ever ATP final, where ultimately he lost to South African Kevin Anderson in straight sets. Matosevic lost to Luxembourg's Gilles Müller in the opening round of Atlanta Open on 16 July.
In the first round of the US Open, Matosevic led Croatian 12th seed Marin Čilić by two sets to love before losing in five sets. In November Matosevic was voted the most improved player on the ATP Tour. In addition, Matosevic ended the year at World No. 49 and Australia's No. 1 player in singles.
2013: Reaching the Top 40
Matosevic began 2013 poorly with first round losses at the Brisbane International to Kei Nishikori and the Apia International to Bernard Tomic, both matches losing in straight sets. Like the 2012 US Open, Matosevic was defeated by Marin Čilić in the first round of the 2013 Australian Open. Nonetheless, Matosevic rebounded, and reached the semi-finals of Memphis by defeating Go Soeda, and upsetting 4th seed Sam Querrey and 7th seed Alexandr Dolgopolov before he retired against Kei Nishikori. Soeda got his revenge however, by ousting Matesovic in the first round of Delray Beach.
At the Monte Carlo Masters, Matosevic earned one of the biggest victories of his career, defeating former top ten player Fernando Verdasco in the first round. He lost to eight-time champion Rafael Nadal in the next round. Matosevic upset Milos Raonic in the round of 16 at the Citi Open. In the quarterfinals of the same event he fell in a third set tiebreak to Dmitry Tursunov.
Matosevic's season began at the Brisbane International where he defeated Julien Benneteau and Sam Querrey. He was defeated by Roger Federer in the quarter-finals in straight sets. During the second set, he was treated briefly for his shoulder injury which has persisted since the end of last season. He reach the quarterfinals of the 2014 Apia International Sydney defeating Florian Mayer and Andreas Seppi on the route but lost to Sergiy Stakhovsky. At the Australian Open, Matosevic was defeated by Kei Nishikori in five sets. At the French Open, he reached the second round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his thirteenth attempt, defeating Dustin Brown in four sets. It was his first ever win at a Major tournament, and his first ever win in a best-of-5 sets match. The following week, Matosevic made the final of the 2014 Aegon Trophy, but lost to Marcos Baghdatis. Matosevic won his second grand slam match by defeating the Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in four sets in the first round of Wimbledon. Matosevic made it to the quarterfinals of the BB&T Atlanta Open where he fell to John Isner. In the first round of the Western & Southern Open Matosevic beat Nicolas Mahut in two sets. On match point the chair umpire overruled a Matosevic ace, after Matosevic won the match on his second serve he verbally berated the chair umpire and spit on the court.
After gaining a wild card into Brisbane ATP tournament Matosevic lost first round to American Steve Johnson. Following his first round exit from the Brisbane ATP tournament Marinko was invited to fill in for Matthew Ebden at the Hopman Cup in Perth.
At the Australian Open, Matosevic recorded his first victory at the event after five previous unsuccessful attempts, defeating Alexander Kudryavtsev in five sets in the opening round. He then faced former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in the second round but lost in straight sets. Matosevic then played in Memphis but lost in the first round. His next tournament was at Delray Beach where he caused an upset over World number 20 and second seed John Isner in the first round. He then lost in the second round to Yoshihito Nishioka. After Delray Beach, he played in Acapulco where he defeated Marcel Granollers before losing to eventual champion David Ferrer. Following this was a string of first round losses at Indian Wells, Irving, Miami, Houston, Barcelona and Estoril.
ATP career finals
Singles: 1 (0–1)
|Runner-up||1.||4 March 2012||Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States||Hard||Kevin Anderson||4–6 6–7(2–7)|
Doubles: 1 (0–1)
|Runner-up||1.||17 February 2013||SAP Open, San Jose, United States||Hard (i)||Lleyton Hewitt|| Xavier Malisse
|0–6, 7–6(7–5), [4–10]|
Challenger and Futures Finals
Singles: 16 (9 Titles, 7 Runner-ups)
|ATP Challengers (4–3)|
|ITF Futures (5–4)|
|Runner-up||1.||30 September 2007||Denpasar, INA||Hard||Kento Takeuchi||6–4, 4–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||2.||4 May 2008||Guadalajara, MEX||Hard||Victor Romero||4–6, 2–6|
|Winner||3.||18 May 2008||Morelia, MEX||Hard||Miguel Gallardo-Valles||6–3, 4–6, 6–3|
|Winner||4.||25 May 2008||Puerto Vallarta, MEX||Hard||Nima Roshan||6–3, 6–7(8–10), 6–3|
|Runner-up||5.||21 September 2008||Kawana Waters, AUS||Hard||Colin Ebelthite||4–6, 6–7(3–7)|
|Runner-up||6.||19 October 2008||Sale, AUS||Hard||Nick Lindahl||4–6, 0–6|
|Winner||7.||26 October 2008||Happy Valley, AUS||Hard||Greg Jones||6–1, 7–6(7–3)|
|Winner||8.||7 December 2008||Sorrento, AUS||Hard||Adam Feeney||6–3, 7–6(7–4)|
|Winner||9.||22 February 2009||Mildura, AUS||Grass||Colin Ebelthite||6–3, 6–4|
|Runner-up||10.||1 March 2009||Melbourne, AUS||Hard||Bernard Tomic||7–5, 4–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||11.||6 June 2010||Ojai, USA||Hard||Bobby Reynolds||6–3, 5–7, 5–7|
|Winner||12.||18 July 2010||Aptos, USA||Hard||Donald Young||6–4, 6–2|
|Winner||13.||24 October 2010||Calabasas, USA||Hard||Ryan Sweeting||2–6, 6–4, 6–3|
|Winner||14.||12 February 2012||Caloundra, AUS||Hard||Greg Jones||6–0, 6–2|
|Winner||15.||13 May 2012||Athens, GRE||Hard||Ruben Bemelmans||6–3, 6–4|
|Runner-up||16.||8 June 2014||Nottingham, UK||Grass||Marcos Baghdatis||3-6, 4-6|
Singles performance timeline
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 till 2015 Australian Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||Q1||1R||1R||1R||1R||1R||2R||0 / 6||1–6||14.29|
|French Open||Q2||Q1||Q2||Q2||1R||2R||0 / 2||1–2||33.33|
|Wimbledon||Q1||Q2||1R||1R||1R||2R||0 / 4||1–4||20.00|
|US Open||Q1||Q2||1R||1R||1R||1R||0 / 4||0–4||0.00|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–1||0–3||0–3||0–4||2–4||1–1||0 / 16||3–16||15.79|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||2R||1R||2R||3R||2R||1R||0 / 6||5–6||45.45|
|Miami Masters||A||A||Q2||1R||1R||1R||1R||0 / 4||0–4||0.00|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||0 / 2||1–2||33.33|
|Rome Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Madrid Masters||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||0 / 2||1–2||33.33|
|Canada Masters||A||A||Q2||Q1||QF||Q2||0 / 1||3–1||75.00|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||1R||A||2R||0 / 2||1–2||33.33|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||Q1||1R||A||Q1||0 / 1||0–1||0.00|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||Q1||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Win–Loss||0–0||1–1||0–1||1–4||6–5||4–5||0–2||0 / 18||12–18||40.00|
|Titles–Finals||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–1||0–0||0–0||0–0||0 / 1||0–1||0.00|
|Year End Ranking||186||138||203||49||61||75||$762,086|
Grand Slam doubles performance timeline
To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only after a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded. This table is current through to the 2014 Australian Open.
-  ITF Junior Profile - Marinko Matosevic (ITF)]
- Official Tennis Australia Profile - Marinko Matosevic (Tennis Australia)
- Up and Comer Marinko Matosevic no Loner an Aussie Mystery (Hearld Sun)
- ATP World Tour Rankings - Marinko Matosevic (ATP World Tour)
- Coach Mark Woodforde Puts Comment By Marinko Matosevic Behind Him (SMH)
- [`http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/top-stories/Sock-slips-past-Bogomolov-at-Atlanta-Open/articleshow/15013866.cms "Sock slips past Bogomolov at Atlanta Open"]. 17 July 2012.
- Matosevic earns clay test against Nadal - ABC Grandstand Sport - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- Valkerie, Baynes (27 May 2014). "Marinko Matosevic breaks grand slam drought and is only Aussie man left in French Open". Herald Sun. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- Matosevic Beaten Brisbane International (SBS)
- "First Open wins for Gajdosova, Matosevic". Ninemsn. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- Marinko Matosevic at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Marinko Matosevic at the International Tennis Federation
- Official Tennis Australia Profile
- Marinko Pure Tennis Academy Profie
- School Marinko Trained At
- Marinko Matosevic Video on YouTube
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