Dušan Lajović

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Dušan Lajović
Dušan Lajović 5, Aegon Championships, London, UK - Diliff.jpg
Country  Serbia
Residence Stara Pazova, Serbia
Born (1990-06-30) 30 June 1990 (age 25)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,050,918
Singles
Career record 31–47 (40.70%)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 57 (27 October 2014)
Current ranking No. 84 (15 June 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2014)
French Open 4R (2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2014)
US Open 1R (2014)
Doubles
Career record 6–8
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 221 (27 October 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2015)
French Open 2R (2015)
Wimbledon 1R (2015)
US Open 2R (2014)
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (2013)
Last updated on: 27 October 2014.

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

Tennis career[edit]

Lajović reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour on 3 February 2014, when he became World No. 101. 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, Rafael Nadal.

ATP career finals[edit]

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

Legend
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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 27 July 2014 ATP Vegeta Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia Clay Croatia Franko Škugor Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol
4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 1. 3 May 2015 Istanbul Open, Istanbul, Turkey Clay Moldova Radu Albot Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Austria Jürgen Melzer
6–4, 7–6(7–2)

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open Q1 Q2 2R 1R 1–2
French Open Q1 Q3 4R 2R 4–2
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 2R 1R 1–2
US Open A Q1 1R 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 5–4 1–3 6–7

Team competition: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Team competition Surface Partner/Team Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 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
2–3

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 13 (8–5)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (3–2)
ITF Futures (6–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 10 August 2009 Sombor, Serbia Clay Serbia Aleksandar Slović 6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 1. 14 June 2010 Belgrade, Serbia Clay Ukraine Oleksandr Nedovyesov 4–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 2 August 2010 Novi Sad, Serbia Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Aldin Šetkić 6–0, 4–6, 6–3
Runner–up 2. 22 August 2010 Este Padova, Italy Clay Italy Matteo Viola 5–7, 1–6
Runner–up 3. 31 October 2010 Cairo, Egypt Clay Serbia Miljan Zekić 1–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 3. 23 January 2011 Antalya, Turkey Hard Ukraine Artem Smirnov WEA
Winner 4. 19 March 2011 Cividino, Italy Hard Italy Andrea Stoppini 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. 25 March 2011 Foggia, Italy Clay Italy Walter Trusendi 6–2, 6–7(7–9), 6–2
Winner 6. 2 October 2011 Umag, Croatia Clay Russia Andrey Kuznetsov 6–4, 0–6, 7–5
Runner–up 4. 29 July 2012 Orbetello, Italy Clay Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 3–6, 1–6
Winner 7. 11 August 2012 Samarkand, Uzbekistan Clay Uzbekistan Farrukh Dustov 6–3, 6–2
Winner 8. 9 June 2013 Caltanissetta, Italy Clay Netherlands Robin Haase 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Runner–up 5. 16 June 2013 Blois, France Clay Germany Julian Reister 1–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–7(2–7)
Winner 9. 2 November 2013 Seoul, South Korea Hard Germany Julian Reister W/O

Doubles: 5 (4–1)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures (4–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 29 June 2008 Belgrade, Serbia Clay Serbia Nikola Čačić Serbia David Savić
Serbia Miljan Zekić
7–6(8–6), 3–6, [10–8]
Runner–up 1. 25 October 2009 Cairo, Egypt Clay Serbia Nikola Ćirić Spain Oscar Burrieza-Lopez
Spain Javier Marti
4–6, 6–1, [9–11]
Winner 2. 16 May 2010 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay Serbia Miljan Zekić Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirza Bašić
Bosnia and Herzegovina Zlatan Kadrić
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 15 August 2010 Novi Sad, Serbia Clay Serbia Ilija Vučić Mexico Javier Herrera-Eguiluz
Australia Brendan Moore
7–5, 5–7, [10–8]
Winner 4. 24 October 2010 Cairo, Egypt Clay Serbia Miljan Zekić Russia Alexander Lobkov
Russia Alexander Rumyantsev
7–6(7–5), 7–6(10–8)

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