Amer Delić

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Amer Delić
Amer Delic 2010.jpg
Country (sports)  United States
(2003-2009)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
(2009-2012)
Residence Jacksonville, United States
Born (1982-06-30) June 30, 1982 (age 34)
Tuzla, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro 2003
Retired 2012
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $935 409
Singles
Career record 33-56
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 60 (July 9, 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2009)
French Open 1R (2007)
Wimbledon 2R (2007)
US Open 2R (2004)
Doubles
Career record 21–34
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 74 (September 10, 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2007)
French Open 1R (2007)
Wimbledon 2R (2007)
US Open 3R (2005, 2007)

Amer Delić (born June 30, 1982) is a Bosnian former professional tennis player. He is currently the captain of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Davis Cup team[1]

Delić was born in Tuzla, then in Yugoslavia, now in the northeastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1996, his family emigrated to Jacksonville, Florida where he attended Samuel W. Wolfson High School, a public high school with the largest Bosnian population in Florida.

Representing the United States as a tour player until 2009, he then began representing the country of his birth, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and was a member of its' Davis Cup team.

Career[edit]

Delić played High School Tennis at Wolfson High in Jacksonville, Florida. It was here that he won a State Championship.

Delić played collegiate tennis at the University of Illinois. At Illinois he won both the NCAA Division I singles championship and the team championship in 2003.

In Grand Slams, Delić's best performance has been reaching the third round at the 2009 Australian Open. At the 2005 U.S. Open Delić and Jeff Morrison reached the third round in doubles, upsetting the team of Leander Paes and Nenad Zimonjić in the first round.

In March 2007, Delić reached the fourth round of the Miami Masters, upset World No. 4 Nikolay Davydenko en route in straight sets.

2009[edit]

Delić started off the year in Brisbane, where he won three qualifying matches, but was defeated in the first round by Mario Ančić 6-7(2) 7-6(4) 6-7(6). In Sydney he was defeated in the first round by Denis Gremelmayr 4-6 6-7(4). At the Australian Open, Amer finally started to win. He came through three qualifying matches. In the first round of the main draw he defeated Taylor Dent 6-4 3-6 4-6 6-3 6-4. In the second round he defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu 1-6 3-6 6-3 7-6(3) 9-7. In the third round he was stopped by Novak Djokovic 2-6 6-4 3-6 6-7(4). After the match spectators were caught throwing chairs at each other due to the conflict between Bosnians and Serbs. Due to a knee injury, Delić's last 2009 appearance on the ATP tour was a first round loss against Nicolas Mahut at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in July.

2010: Comeback and Davis Cup play for Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

At the US Open, Delić tried a comeback but lost in the first qualification round against Michael Yani. In September, he joined the Bosnia and Herzegovina Davis Cup team for a tie in the Europe/Africa Group II against Portugal. He lost both his singles match against Frederico Gil in five sets and his doubles match on the side of Aldin Šetkić to Gil and Leonardo Tavares in four sets. Overall, after a 2:3 loss, his team stayed in Group II.

2011[edit]

In March, Delić participated in the Bosnia and Herzegovina team's Davis Cup tie in the Europe/Africa Zone Group II against Morocco. He won one of his two singles matches and the doubles match (on the side of Ismar Gorčić), thereby securing his team's victory. In the next tie against Estonia played in July, Delić won all his three matches decidedly helping his team to advance to the next stage against Denmark. There, he again won his two singles matches but not the doubles match so the team stayed in Group II. On the ATP Tour, Delić won his first title since 2008 at the BH Telecom Indoors at Sarajevo, a challenger tournament.

2012[edit]

In Davis Cup play, Delić again was instrumental in securing his team's win over Turkey in February by winning both his singles matches and the doubles match.

2015[edit]

Having been named Bosnia's Davis Cup captain in 2013, Amer made his comeback to professional tennis against Hungary in the 2015 Davis Cup after Bosnia was short a player, ultimately helping Bosnia win a doubles match. Now, in addition to serving as their captain, Delić also serves as Bosnia's reserve Davis Cup player in case of emergency.[2]

Tour finals[edit]

Singles titles (8)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (6–8)
Futures (2–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. August 12, 2002 Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States Hard Argentina Ignacio Hirigoyen 2–6, 2–6
Winner 2. July 5, 2003 Peoria, Illinois, United States Clay Paraguay Francisco Rodríguez 6–1, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 3. February 2, 2004 Dallas, Texas, United States Hard France Sébastien de Chaunac 4–6, 6–7
Winner 4. June 21, 2004 Auburn, California, United States Grass United States K. J. Hippensteel 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 5. November 8, 2004 Nashville, Tennessee, United States Hard United States Justin Gimelstob 6–7, 6–7
Winner 6. April 11, 2005 Mexico City, Mexico Hard United States Jeff Morrison 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 7. October 24, 2005 Carson, California, United States Hard United States Justin Gimelstob 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 8. July 24, 2006 Lexington, Kentucky, United States Hard South Korea Lee Hyung-taik 7–5, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. July 31, 2006 Vancouver, Canada Hard South Africa Rik de Voest 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 10. September 11, 2006 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States Hard Philippines Cecil Mamiit 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 11. October 16, 2006 Calabasas, California, United States Hard Australia Mark Philippoussis 7–6, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 12. October 30, 2006 Louisville, Kentucky, United States Hard Switzerland Stéphane Bohli 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 13. November 13, 2006 Champaign, Illinois, United States Hard United States Zack Fleishman 6–3, 6–0
Winner 14. January 28, 2008 Dallas, Texas, United States Hard Switzerland Stéphane Bohli 6–4, 7–5
Winner 15. January 28, 2008 Carson, California, United States Hard United States Alex Bogomolov, Jr. 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 16. November 15, 2010 Champaign, Illinois, United States Hard United States Alex Bogomolov, Jr. 7–5, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 17. March 7, 2011 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Hard Slovakia Karol Beck W/O

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (R#) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent from tournament; played in a (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; won a (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; or (NH) tournament not held.
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.
Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 2R 2R 2R 3R Q2 5–4 55.56
French Open 1R Q3 Q1 Q1 0–1 0
Wimbledon 2R Q1 Q1 Q2 1–1 50
US Open 1R 2R 1R 1R Q1 Q1 1–4 20
Win–Loss 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–4 1–2 2–1 0-0 0-0 0-0 7–10 41.18
Year End Ranking 447 173 164 93 140 137 219 463 213 407

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (R#) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent from tournament; played in a (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; won a (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; or (NH) tournament not held.
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.
Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 2R 1–1 50
French Open 1R 0–1 0
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 1–3 25
US Open 1R 3R 2R 3R 2R 6–5 54.55
Win–Loss 0–1 2–1 1–2 4–4 1–2 8–10 44.44
Year End Ranking 313 143 162 86 355

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