Filip Krajinović

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Filip Krajinović
Филип Крајиновић
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Country (sports)  Serbia
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1992-02-27) 27 February 1992 (age 23)
Sombor, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $689,347
Singles
Career record 15–27
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 86 (6 April 2015)
Current ranking No. 101 (1 February 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2015, 2016)
French Open 1R (2012, 2015)
Wimbledon 1R (2015)
US Open 2R (2015)
Doubles
Career record 3–4
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 300 (27 April 2015)
Current ranking No. 479 (3 February 2016)
Last updated on: 3 February 2016.

Filip Krajinović (Serbian Cyrillic: Филип Крајиновић; born 27 February 1992) is a Serbian professional tennis player, who achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 86 in April 2015.[1] He made his ATP World Tour debut at the Serbian Open, losing in the first round,[2] while he reached his first ATP Tour semifinals at the 2010 Serbia Open.[3] In this tournament, Krajinović achieved a victory over the World No. 2 after Novak Djokovic retired, trailing 4–6.

Career[edit]

Junior career[edit]

Krajinović started playing tennis in local tennis clinic TK Žak.[4] In 2006, he reached the fourth round of 2006 Orange Bowl, losing to Bernard Tomic[5] Soon after, in 2007, he signed a contract with prestigious Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The same year, Krajinović won four junior singles titles — Pančevo, Atlanta, Texas and Boca Raton.[6]

In 2008 Krajinović won a junior title in Loverval.[6] He reached the 3rd round of 2008 French Open, losing to Evgeny Donskoy.[7] At the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, he reached his first junior grand slam semifinals, losing to eventual champion Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets.[8][9] Krajinović also lost to Devin Britton (after winning the first set 1–6) in the semifinals of 2008 US Open.[10]

Throughout his junior career, Krajinović compiled a singles win/loss record of 54–9, reaching as high as No. 6 in the junior combined world rankings in February 2009.

Junior Grand Slam results:

Australian Open: -
French Open: 3R (2008)
Wimbledon: SF (2008)
US Open: SF (2008)

Professional career[edit]

Krajinović made his professional debut at the future event in 2008 at Miami Beach, Florida, but lost in the first round.[6] He played at several more futures and challengers, his best result being the semifinals in Knoxville, Tennessee, when he retired from his semifinals match against Bobby Reynolds due to a foot injury.[11] In Knoxville he had a large group of supporters, which were mostly students from Serbia attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Krajinović was also included in Serbia Davis Cup team for 2008 Davis Cup World Group Playoffs.

In February 2009 Krajinović played qualifications for 2009 SAP Open, but lost to Somdev Devvarman in the first round 4–6, 6–3, 6–1.[12] He also reached the quarterfinals of 2009 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships qualifications in Houston, Texas, losing 6–1, 6–2 to Michael Russell.[2] Krajinović received a wild card into the 2009 Serbia Open, being defeated by Marcel Granollers 6–0, 2–6, 6–2 in the first round.[2] In the summer, he reached the finals of three Challenger events — Chico, Rochester and San Sebastián.[2] In February 2010, he took part in Challenger tournament GEMAX Open in Belgrade, defeating Somdev Devvarman 3–6, 7–6(6), 6–3 in the first round and losing to Alex Bogdanovic 6–3, 6–4.[13]

Krajinović played the qualifications for the 2010 BNP Paribas Open. He defeated former French Open champion Gastón Gaudio 6(2)–7, 7–5, 7–5 in the first round, but then lost to Tim Smyczek 6–1, 6–0 in the second.[14] During the tournament, Krajinović practiced along with World No. 1 player Roger Federer.[15] Upon losing to Harel Levy 6–4, 7–6(2) in the second round of Challenger in Sunrise qualifying, he was awarded with a wild card for 2010 Sony Ericsson Open main draw,[16] where he lost to former World No. 4 American player James Blake (6)6–7, 6–4, 6–4 in the first round.[17] Krajinović then earned a wild card for 2010 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell,[18] where he lost to Juan Ignacio Chela 6–1, 6–4 in the first round.[19] Receiving a wild card for 2010 Serbia Open, Krajinović collected his first ATP World Tour victory over Evgeny Donskoy 5–7, 7–6(7), 6–1. He then defeated Horacio Zeballos 6–3, 1–6, 7–6(5) in the third round and won the first set 6–4 against the first seed and World No. 2 Novak Djokovic when Djokovic retired.[3] Krajinović lost to the third seed Sam Querrey in the semifinals 1–6, 2–6. He then joined Viktor Troicki and Nenad Zimonjić in the team of Serbia at the 2010 ARAG ATP World Team Championship in Düsseldorf, Germany.[20]

He missed first four months of 2011 due to the shoulder injury from previous year.[21] He returned to tour for four tournaments during May and June, however on 14 July Krajinović took the option of having an operation to fix the persistent injury.[22]

Krajinović won his first trophy on July 6th 2013 at ITF tournament at Harlingen (TX, USA, 15k) [23]

Playing style and endorsements[edit]

With hard court as his favourite[24] and double-handed backhand as a favourite shot, Krajinović is often compared to Andre Agassi, for which was named Agassi of Sombor.[25] In a 2008 article published by The Independent, Nick Bollettieri himself compared him to younger Agassi.[26]

After signing a contract with prestigious Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Krajinović also signed a sponsorship deal with Nike.[27] In 2009 he signed with Wilson Sporting Goods.[4] He is currently managed by Olivier van Lindonk of IMG and coached by Chip Brooks & David "Red" Ayme.

Personal life[edit]

Krajinović was born on 27 February 1992 to Vera and Stjepan Krajinović in Sombor, FR Yugoslavia.[4] He has a brother Damir and sister Katarina.[4] Starting playing tennis aged five,[4][24] Krajinović cites Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Andy Roddick as his idols.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Challengers and futures finals (6–9)[edit]

Legend
Challengers (4–3)
Futures (2–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. 28 June 2009 Shingle Springs, USA Hard United States Ryan Harrison 3–6, 4–6
Runner–up 2. 5 July 2009 Rochester, USA Clay Greece Vasilis Mazarakis 2–6, 0–6
Runner–up 3. 23 August 2009 San Sebastián, Spain Clay Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker 2–6, 3–6
Runner–up 4. 12 June 2010 Košice, Slovakia Clay Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo 3–6, 2–6
Runner–up 5. 26 August 2013 Bytom, Poland Clay Slovenia Blaž Rola W/O
Runner–up 6. 23 September 2013 Agadir, Morocco Clay Morocco Lamine Ouahab 1–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner–up 7. 30 September 2013 Taroudannt, Morocco Clay Morocco Lamine Ouahab 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 1–6
Runner–up 8. 30 September 2013 Budapest, Hungary Clay Poland Piotr Gadomski 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 3–6
Winner 9. 31 March 2014 Harlingen, USA Hard United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst 6–2, 6–4
Winner 10. 7 April 2014 Little Rock, USA Hard United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst 6–1, 7–6(7–1)
Runner–up 11. 14 April 2014 Sarasota, USA Clay Australia Nick Kyrgios 6–7(8–10), 4–6
Winner 12. 26 May 2014 Vicenza, Italy Clay Slovakia Norbert Gomboš 6–4, 6–4
Winner 13. 28 August 2014 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Clay Italy Federico Gaio 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–5
Winner 14. 11 July 2015 Braunschweig, Germany Clay France Paul-Henri Mathieu 6–2, 6–4
Winner 15. 23 August 2015 Cordenons, Italy Clay Romania Adrian Ungur 4–6, 7–5, 4–1 ret.

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Australian Open A A A A Q1 1R 0–1
French Open A A 1R A Q3 1R 0–2
Wimbledon Q1 A Q1 A Q2 1R 0–1
US Open Q2 A A A 1R 2R 1–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–4 1–6

Head-to-head record against Top 20 players[edit]

*Including ATP World Tour Main Draw and Qualifying, Grand Slam, Davis Cup, Challenger and Futures Matches

Player Ranking Record W% Hardcourt Clay Grass Carpet
Serbia Novak Djokovic 1 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
United States James Blake 4 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Argentina Gastón Gaudio 5 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Croatia Mario Ančić 7 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela 15 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
United States Sam Querrey 17 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Filip Krajinović at the Association of Tennis Professionals
  2. ^ a b c d ITF Tennis – Men's Circuit – Player Activity – Filip Krajinović
  3. ^ a b B92: Filip u polufinalu, Đoković predao (7 May 2001)
  4. ^ a b c d e f Unofficial Website of Filip Krajinović – About Me
  5. ^ Junior Orange Bowl, 2006, Boys 14
  6. ^ a b c Filip Krajinović at coretennis.net
  7. ^ French Open / Roland Garros, 2008, Boys 18 GA
  8. ^ The Championships, Wimbledon 2008 – Grand Slam Tennis – Official Site by IBM
  9. ^ Wimbledon, 2008, Boys 18 GA
  10. ^ US Open, 2008, Boys 18 GA
  11. ^ SvetTenisa.net: Umor stigao Filipa i Bojanu
  12. ^ SAP Open Qualifications, 2009, ATP 250 – 1/16 Finals
  13. ^ Open Qualifications, 2010, Challenger, Main Draw Drawsheet
  14. ^ Vesti Online: IV: Krajinović bez glavnog žreba (11 March 2010)
  15. ^ Press: Filip Krajinović trenirao sa Federerom, Nole igrao fudbal (13 March 2010)
  16. ^ Tennis – Sony Ericsson Open – Official Player Entry List
  17. ^ Tennis – Sony Ericsson Open – Drawsheet
  18. ^ 2010 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell: Future talents given chance to shine on day one (18 April 2010)
  19. ^ B92: Krajinović izgubio od Čele (19 April 2010)
  20. ^ B92: Krajinović protiv Sebaljosa na SK (15 May 2010)
  21. ^ TSS:Mladi lavovi srpskog tenisa (11 December 2011)
  22. ^ B92:Krajinović operisao rame (11 December 2011)
  23. ^ Sportske.net:Krajinović došao do prve titule u karijeri (7 July 2014)
  24. ^ a b ITF Tennis – Men's Circuit – Player Biography – Filip Krajinović
  25. ^ Blic: Filip je od malih nogu želeo da bude Federer
  26. ^ The Independent: Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Dossier: Serbia's run of aces is simply a freak – Tennis, Sport
  27. ^ Blic: Filip Krajinović novo tenisko čudo

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