Dušan Lajović

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Dušan Lajović
Dušan Lajović 5, Aegon Championships, London, UK - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports)  Serbia
Residence Stara Pazova, Serbia
Born (1990-06-30) 30 June 1990 (age 27)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2007
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,126,406
Career record 70–91 (43.48%)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 57 (27 October 2014)
Current ranking No. 84 (21 August 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2014, 2016, 2017)
French Open 4R (2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2014, 2017)
US Open 1R (2014, 2016)
Career record 20–31 (39.22%)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 104 (8 June 2015)
Current ranking No. 212 (21 August 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2017)
French Open 2R (2015)
Wimbledon 1R (2015)
US Open 2R (2014)
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (2013)
Last updated on: 21 August 2017.

Dušan Lajović (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан Лајовић; born 30 June 1990) is a Serbian professional tennis player.

Lajović has won one doubles title[1] on the ATP Tour in his career. On 27 October 2014, Lajović reached his best singles rankings of world number 57.[2] On 8 June 2015, he peaked at world number 104[3] in the doubles rankings. He is best known for very powerful first serve up to 220 km/h (137 mph) along with strong baseline groundstrokes. Racket= He uses the black and red Pro Staff 97

Tennis career[edit]

Lajović reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour on 27 October 2014, when he became World No. 57. For a long time, he primarily played on the Futures circuit and the Challenger circuit. In 2011 he qualified for the Kremlin Cup, and lost in the first round of the main draw. In the 2011 St. Petersburg Open, he reached the quarter finals. In 2012, he began working with a new coach, Boris Bošnjaković, played in the Davis Cup for the first time, reached the finals of 2012 Orbetello Challenger and won the 2012 Samarkand Challenger. Replacing an injured Janko Tipsarevic, he played two live rubbers in the 2013 Davis Cup final, including the deciding rubber against Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic. He was defeated comfortably in both but was praised by team-mate Novak Djokovic for how he coped with the big occasion. His first appearance in main draw of grand slam was at 2014 Australian Open and he reached 2nd round where he lost to Kei Nishikori. He bettered this at the 2014 French Open by reaching the fourth round where he was beaten in straight sets by world number one & eventual champion Rafael Nadal. The following year, at the French Open he lost to eventual champion Stan Wawrinka in the second round. At the 2016 Argentina Open, Lajović reached quarterfinals defeating world No. 12 John Isner en route.[4] He reached semifinals of the 2016 Brasil Open after beating top seed and world No. 20 Benoît Paire in the second round, that was his first tour-level semifinal appearance after losing all eight prior quarterfinals matches before in his career.[5]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (1 title; 1 runner-up)[edit]

Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–1)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 27 July 2014 250 Series ATP Vegeta Croatia Open Umag, Croatia Clay Croatia Franko Škugor Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol
4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 3 May 2015 250 Series Istanbul Open, Turkey Clay Moldova Radu Albot Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Austria Jürgen Melzer
6–4, 7–6(7–2)

Singles performance timeline[edit]

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) 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.

Current till 2017 Cincinnati Masters.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A Q1 Q2 2R 1R 2R 2R 3–4
French Open A A Q1 Q3 4R 2R 2R 1R 5–4
Wimbledon A A Q1 Q1 2R 1R 1R 2R 2–4
US Open A A A Q1 1R Q1 1R 0–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 5–4 1–3 2–4 2–3 10–14
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 1R 1R 1R 4R 3–4
Miami Open A A A A 3R 1R 2R 1R 2–4
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A Q1 A A Q1 0–0
Madrid Open A A A A A A Q2 A 0–0
Italian Open A A A A Q2 1R Q1 A 0–1
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A 0–0
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A Q1 0–0
Shanghai Masters A A A A A A Q2 0–0
Paris Masters A A A A Q1 2R 1R 1–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–4 1–3 3–2 6–11
National Representation
Davis Cup A A QF F 1R QF QF SF
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 7–5
Career Statistics
Overall Win–Loss 0–2 3–5 2–1 0–6 16–19 17–21 19–23 13–14 70–91
Year-end Ranking 434 190 163 116 69 76 93 43%

Team competition: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Result Date Team competition Surface Partner/Team Opponents Score
Runner-up 15–17 November 2013 Davis Cup, Belgrade, Serbia Hard (i) Serbia Novak Djokovic
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
Serbia Ilija Bozoljac
Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol
Czech Republic Jan Hájek

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 16 (11–5)[edit]

ATP Challenger Tour (5–2)
ITF Futures (6–3)
Result Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 10 August 2009 Futures Sombor, Serbia Clay Serbia Aleksandar Slović 6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 14 June 2010 Futures Belgrade, Serbia Clay Ukraine Oleksandr Nedovyesov 4–6, 2–6
Winner 2 August 2010 Futures Novi Sad, Serbia Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Aldin Šetkić 6–0, 4–6, 6–3
Runner–up 22 August 2010 Futures Este Padova, Italy Clay Italy Matteo Viola 5–7, 1–6
Runner–up 31 October 2010 Futures Cairo, Egypt Clay Serbia Miljan Zekić 1–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 23 January 2011 Futures Antalya, Turkey Hard Ukraine Artem Smirnov WEA
Winner 19 March 2011 Futures Cividino, Italy Hard Italy Andrea Stoppini 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 25 March 2011 Futures Foggia, Italy Clay Italy Walter Trusendi 6–2, 6–7(7–9), 6–2
Winner 2 October 2011 Futures Umag, Croatia Clay Russia Andrey Kuznetsov 6–4, 0–6, 7–5
Runner–up 29 July 2012 Challenger Orbetello, Italy Clay Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 3–6, 1–6
Winner 11 August 2012 Challenger Samarkand, Uzbekistan Clay Uzbekistan Farrukh Dustov 6–3, 6–2
Winner 9 June 2013 Challenger Caltanissetta, Italy Clay Netherlands Robin Haase 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Runner–up 16 June 2013 Challenger Blois, France Clay Germany Julian Reister 1–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–7(2–7)
Winner 2 November 2013 Challenger Seoul, South Korea Hard Germany Julian Reister W/O
Winner 21 September 2015 Challenger Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina Hard Romania Victor Hănescu 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)
Winner 15 July 2017 Challenger Båstad, Sweden Clay Argentina Leonardo Mayer 6–2, 7–6(7–4)

Doubles: 6 (4–2)[edit]

ATP Challenger Tour (0–1)
ITF Futures (4–1)
Result Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 29 June 2008 Futures Belgrade, Serbia Clay Serbia Nikola Čačić Serbia David Savić
Serbia Miljan Zekić
7–6(8–6), 3–6, [10–8]
Runner–up 25 October 2009 Futures Cairo, Egypt Clay Serbia Nikola Ćirić Spain Oscar Burrieza-Lopez
Spain Javier Marti
4–6, 6–1, [9–11]
Winner 16 May 2010 Futures Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay Serbia Miljan Zekić Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirza Bašić
Bosnia and Herzegovina Zlatan Kadrić
6–3, 6–4
Winner 15 August 2010 Futures Novi Sad, Serbia Clay Serbia Ilija Vučić Mexico Javier Herrera-Eguiluz
Australia Brendan Moore
7–5, 5–7, [10–8]
Winner 24 October 2010 Futures Cairo, Egypt Clay Serbia Miljan Zekić Russia Alexander Lobkov
Russia Alexander Rumyantsev
7–6(7–5), 7–6(10–8)
Runner–up 26 September 2015 Challenger Sibiu, Romania Clay Serbia Ilija Bozoljac Romania Victor Crivoi
Romania Petru-Alexandru Luncanu
4–6, 3–6


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