Marko Djokovic

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Marko Djokovic
Country  Serbia
Residence Belgrade, Serbia
Born (1991-08-20) August 20, 1991 (age 23)
Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Turned pro 2007
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $67,861
Singles
Career record 0–4
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 581 (22 October 2012)
Current ranking No. 1225 (28 July 2014)
Doubles
Career record 1–8
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 629 (29 July 2013)
Current ranking No. 991 (28 July 2014)
Last updated on: 6 March 2041.

Marko Djokovic (Serbian: Марко Ђоковић / Marko Đoković, pronounced [mâːrkɔ d͡ʑɔ̂ːkɔʋit͡ɕ]; born August 20, 1991) is a Serbian tennis player. Being the middle of the three children of Dijana and Srđan Đoković,[1] he has a younger brother, Đorđe[2] and an elder brother, Novak who is ranked World No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

Tennis career[edit]

Marko Djokovic appeared on the junior ITF circuit in September 2006. In July 2007, he failed to qualify on the Croatia Open Umag, losing to Pablo Andújar 6–2, 6–1 in the 1st round of qualifying.[3] He also played, with his elder brother Novak, one doubles match in his career, having been beaten by Édouard Roger-Vasselin and Mathieu Montcourt 7–5, 6–1.

Djokovic also has lost in two Futures tournaments in Novi Sad in the first round, both times to compatriot Saša Stojisavljević. He contested the Australian Open Juniors in 2008, losing in the first round to Clifford Marsland in 3 sets.

Djokovic won his first junior title at the Montenegro Open in Podgorica, defeating Ljubomir Čelebić in the final.[4] In July 2008, Djokovic received a wildcard entry into the qualifying rounds of the Croatia Open in Umag but was beaten by Italian Francesco Piccari.[5] In September 2008, in his first ever main ATP Tour event, he received a wild card entry into the main draw of the Thailand Open.[6] He was defeated in the first round by Jarkko Nieminen 6–2, 6–0.

On May 7, 2009, Djoković, with Darko Madjarovski (both wildcards), defeated ATP Doubles world number 2 duo Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić, by 7–6, 2–6, 10–6, in the opening round of the Serbia Open, an ATP World Tour 250 tournament. This was Marko's first ever ATP win.

Djoković was given a wildcard for the 2012 Dubai Duty Free Tournament, and opened the ATP 500 event against Andrei Golubev of Kazakhstan, losing in straight sets.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Challengers and futures finals[edit]

Singles (1–0)[edit]

Legend
Challengers (0/0)
Futures (1/0)
Outcome # Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 16 July 2012 Belgrade, Serbia Clay Spain Carlos Gómez-Herrera 4–1, retired

Doubles (1–0)[edit]

Legend
Challengers (0/0)
Futures (1/0)
Outcome # Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 16 July 2012 Belgrade, Serbia Clay United Kingdom Matthew Short Serbia Bojan Zdravković
Republic of Macedonia Stefan Micov
7-6(4) 7-5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Serbian players emerge from a broken country". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Ascent of Novak Djokovic has only just begun". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  3. ^ Croatia Open Umag – 2007 Singles qualify drawn PDF
  4. ^ "Montenegro Open – Drawsheet". juniortennis.com. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  5. ^ "Umag Open qualifying draw". itftennis.com. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  6. ^ http://www.thailandopen.org/news_detail.php?nid=18&lang=eng
  7. ^ Newman, Paul (28 February 2012). "Djokovic's little brother fails to make his Marko". London: atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 

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