Bruno Orešar

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Bruno Orešar
Country (sports) Yugoslavia
ResidenceZagreb, Croatia
Born (1967-04-21) 21 April 1967 (age 55)
Zagreb, Yugoslavia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1985
Prize money$361,152
Career record57–76
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 46 (8 May 1989)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (1990)
French Open2R (1986, 1988, 1990)
Wimbledon1R (1990)
US Open1R (1985, 1987)
Career record15–18
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 107 (26 June 1989)
Team competitions
Davis CupSF (1988)

Bruno Orešar (born 21 April 1967) is a Croatian businessman and former professional tennis player who competed for Yugoslavia.

Tennis career[edit]

Orešar had a highly successful junior tennis career. He is a three-time winner of Orange Bowl,[1][2] his third win coming after beating the then-16-year-old Boris Becker in the final.[3] At one time he was the number one ranked junior in the world.[3]

Orešar's senior career was less successful. Apart from winning two gold medals in the 1987 Summer Universiade (in singles and in mixed doubles with Sabrina Goleš),[4][5] his biggest singles tournament successes were reaching the finals of Athens and Båstad in 1988 and 1989 respectively. A persistent back injury forced him into early retirement from professional tennis in 1991. His highest ATP ranking was #46 in May 1989.

In the early 1990s Orešar took part in founding the Croatian Tennis Association and coached the Croatian national tennis team.[2] In 1995 he bought Jadrankamen, a Brač-based quarrying company, and expanded further into construction and tourism.[2] In 2005 he made the list of 1000 most powerful people in Croatia, compiled by Nacional weekly.[6]

Career finals[edit]

Singles (2 runners-up)[edit]

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 1988 Athens Open, Greece Clay Austria Horst Skoff 3–6, 6–2, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Aug 1989 Swedish Open, Sweden Clay Italy Paolo Canè 6–7, 6–7

Doubles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 1988 Boston, U.S. Clay Peru Jaime Yzaga Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
2–6, 5–7


  1. ^ "Matea Mezak nova nada hrvatskog tenisa". Vjesnik (in Croatian). December 30, 1999. Archived from the original on May 27, 2003. Retrieved 2008-01-13.
  2. ^ a b c Bajruši, Robert (26 September 2005). "'Tenis me više ne zanima, danas je moj život biznis'" [Tennis no longer interests me, today I live for business]. Nacional (in Croatian) (515). Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b Smith, Joe (January 24, 2007). "Eckerd loses more than just a coach". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-01-13.
  4. ^ "Istorija Univerzijade: Bruno Orešar" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2008-01-13.[dead link]
  5. ^ Univerzijada Zagreb 1987. - Tenis on YouTube
  6. ^ "1000 najmoćnijih" [The most powerful 1000]. Nacional (in Croatian) (492). 29 June 2005. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012.

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