Marko Ostoja

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Marko Ostoja
Country (sports) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Residence Split, Croatia
Born 20 October 1960
Bonn, West Germany
Height 5'9" (175 cm)
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $292,826
Singles
Career record 81-139
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 74 (09 Apr 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (1982)
Wimbledon 1R (1984, 1985)
US Open 3R (1985)
Doubles
Career record 36-73
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 157 (26 Nov 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 2R (1983)
US Open 1R (1984)

Marko Ostoja (born 20 October 1960) is a former professional tennis player from Croatia who competed for Yugoslavia.

Career[edit]

Ostoja was the Yugoslavian National Champion in 1978, having earlier won the event as a junior, in the 14s, 16 and 18s age groups.[1]

He had his best year on tour in 1981 when he won his first career title at Brussels and reached the doubles finals of the Austrian Open. The Croatian also reached the semi-finals in Stowe, Vermont, that year.

In 1982 he made the third round of the 1982 French Open, with wins over José Luis Damiani and Gilles Moretton. His best tournament showing came in Florence, where he was a semi-finalist.

At Cologne he put some good performances together in both 1983 and 1984, with quarter-final and semi-final appearances respectively.

Ostoja reached another Grand Slam third round in the 1985 US Open.[2] He had one of the best wins of his career at the Lipton International Players Championships in Delray Beach that year, defeating world number six Henrik Sundström in straight sets.

He first played Davis Cup tennis for Yugoslavia in 1979 and went on to participate in 11 ties, winning 18 of his 27 matches, 11 in singles and seven in doubles.[3]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1-0)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1981 Belgium Brussels, Belgium Clay Ecuador Ricardo Ycaza 4–6, 6–4, 7–5

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1981 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Netherlands Louk Sanders Australia David Carter
Australia Paul Kronk
6–7, 1–6

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (3)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1983 Finland Tampere, Finland Clay United States Scott Lipton 6–4, 6–2
2. 1986 Portugal Lisbon, Portugal Clay Australia John Frawley 6–2, 2–6, 6–2
3. 1988 France Strasbourg, France Clay Sweden Tomas Nydahl 6–2, 6–2

Doubles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1981 Spain Barcelona, Spain Clay United States Junie Chatman Paraguay Francisco González
South Africa Derek Segal
6–4, 7–5

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