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 26)
Sombor, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2008
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach David "Red" Ayme & Chip Brooks (2007–2009)
Ivica Ančić (2009–2011)
Đorđe Najdanov (2012–2014)
Diego Nargiso (2014–2015)
Dušan Vemić (2015)
Petar Popović (2017–)
Prize money $1,950,395
Singles
Career record 31–43 (41.89% in Grand Slam and ATP World Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
9 Challenger, 2 Futures
Highest ranking No. 26 (23 April 2018)
Current ranking No. 33 (10 September 2018)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2015, 2016)
French Open 1R (2012, 2015)
Wimbledon 1R (2015, 2018)
US Open 2R (2015)
Doubles
Career record 5–13 (27.78%)
Career titles 0
1 Challenger
Highest ranking No. 201 (16 April 2018)
Current ranking No. 242 (10 September 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 1R (2015)
US Open 1R (2018)
Last updated on: 10 September 2018.

Filip Krajinović (Serbian Cyrillic: Филип Крајиновић, pronounced [fǐlip krajǐːnoʋitɕ]; born 27 February 1992) is a Serbian professional tennis player who achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 26 on 23 April 2018.[2] He made his ATP World Tour debut at the 2009 Serbia Open, losing in the first round.[3] His best individual result has been a Masters 1000 final and a Davis Cup semifinal. He holds victories over Novak Djokovic, Gastón Gaudio, Sam Querrey, Gilles Simon & John Isner.

Career[edit]

Krajinovic, 2015

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.

Professional career[edit]

2008–09: Early Career[edit]

Krajinović made his professional debut at the Futures 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, mostly Serbian students attending the University of Tennessee. In February 2009 Krajinović played qualifications for 2009 SAP Open, but lost to Somdev Devvarman in the first round.[12] In March Krajinović was invited by Serbia Davis Cup team captain Bogdan Obradović to be with the team for their 2009 Davis Cup World Group first round tie against Spain, but didn't play in an official match.[13] In April he reached the quarterfinals of 2009 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships qualifications in Houston, Texas, losing in straight sets to Michael Russell.[3] Krajinović received a wild card into the 2009 Serbia Open main draw, losing to Marcel Granollers in three sets in the first round.[3] In the summer, he reached the finals of three events — Futures in Chico and Rochester and a Challenger in San Sebastián.[3]

2010: Breaking the top 200[edit]

In February 2010, he took part in Challenger tournament GEMAX Open in Belgrade, defeating Somdev Devvarman in the first round but losing to Alex Bogdanovic.[14] Krajinović played the qualifications for the 2010 BNP Paribas Open. He defeated former French Open champion Gastón Gaudio in three sets in the first round, but then lost to Tim Smyczek in the second.[15] During the tournament, Krajinović practiced along with world No. 1 player Roger Federer.[16] Upon losing to Harel Levy in the second round of Challenger in Sunrise qualifying, he was awarded with a wild card for 2010 Sony Ericsson Open main draw,[17] where he lost to former world No. 4 American player James Blake in three sets in the first round.[18] Krajinović then earned a wild card for 2010 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell,[19] where he lost to Juan Ignacio Chela in the first round.[20] Receiving a wild card for 2010 Serbia Open, Krajinović collected his first ATP World Tour victory over Evgeny Donskoy. He then defeated Horacio Zeballos in the second round and won the first set against the first seed and world No. 2 Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals when Djokovic retired.[21] Krajinović lost to the third seed and eventual tournament winner Sam Querrey in the semifinals. He then joined Viktor Troicki and Nenad Zimonjić in the team of Serbia at the 2010 ARAG ATP World Team Championship in Düsseldorf, Germany.[22] Krajinović also made the second Challenger final of his career in Kosice, Slovakia.

2011: Injury[edit]

He missed first four months of 2011 due to a shoulder injury from previous year.[23] 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.[24]

2012: Return to Futures circuit, Grand Slam debut[edit]

Starting from scratch with a ranking of 1403, Krajinović returned to the ITF Futures circuit & ATP Challenger tour. In May, he made his Roland Garros debut, defeating 3 opponents, all of whom were ranked several hundred places above him, in the qualifying round and returning to the top 500 in the process. In November, he began training at "Piatti Tennis Team" camp where he was coached by Riccardo Piatti and Ivan Ljubičić among others.[25][26]

2013: Continued rise[edit]

He was runner-up at four Futures tournaments and finished the year ranked 226.

2014: Breaking the top 100[edit]

Krajinović won his first professional title on 6 April 2014 at the ITF tournament in Harlingen (TX, USA, 15k).[27] He followed that up with another Futures title and his first Challenger final, in which he lost to Nick Kyrgios. Later that year, he won two Challenger titles on Italian clay courts, qualified for the US Open main draw, and entered the top 100.

2015–16: Davis Cup quarterfinals[edit]

Krajinović earned his first direct-entry into the main draw of a major at the 2015 Australian Open; his first win at a major came at the US Open to Alejandro Gonzalez, before losing to David Ferrer in the second round. In both 2015 & 2016, Krajinović's efforts contributed to the Serbian team finishing two consecutive years in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. In 2016, he once again spent several months sidelined with injury, first in May and June, then ending his season in early September; as a result, he dropped out of the top 200.

2017: Masters final & Davis Cup semifinal[edit]

In 2017 he won five challenger tour titles, all on clay: the Neckar Cup, Marburg Open, Thindown Challenger Biella, BFD Energy Challenger in Rome, and the Almaty Challenger. Krajinović broke into the top 75 after reaching the second round of Moscow as a qualifier. He made an unexpected late-season run at the Paris Masters, qualifying for only his second ATP main draw of the year. After defeating Yūichi Sugita, Sam Querrey & Nicolas Mahut, his quarterfinal opponent, world No. 1 Rafael Nadal, withdrew from their match due to injury. He then beat John Isner to reach the final, becoming the first qualifier to reach the final at Masters level since Jerzy Janowicz in 2012 and the lowest ranked player to compete in a Masters 1000 final since world No. 191 Andrei Pavel in Paris in 2003.[28] He lost to Jack Sock in the finals, but as the runner up, reached a career high ranking of 33, likely leaving the Challenger tour & qualifiers behind him in 2018.

2018: Top 30[edit]

After an early exit in Qatar & missing the Australian Open due to injury, he found solid form making the final 16 in Rotterdam, losing a tight match to world No. 5 Grigor Dimitrov & a quarterfinal appearance at the Open 13. At the Dubai Tennis Championships, he made his first ATP 500 semifinal allowing him to reach the top 30. In Indian Wells he ran into world No. 1 Roger Federer in the third round, losing in straight sets. He did not compete at the 2018 French Open.

Playing style and endorsements[edit]

With hard court as his favourite[29] and double-handed backhand as a favourite shot, Krajinović is often compared to Andre Agassi, for which was named Agassi of Sombor.[30] In a 2008 article published by The Independent, Nick Bollettieri himself compared him to younger Agassi.[31]

After signing a contract with prestigious Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Krajinović also signed a sponsorship deal with Nike.[32] In 2009 he signed with Wilson Sporting Goods.[4] He is currently managed by Olivier van Lindonk of IMG and coached by Petar Popovic.

Personal life[edit]

Krajinović was born on 27 February 1992 to Vera and Stjepan Krajinović in Sombor, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia.[citation needed] He has a brother Damir and sister Katarina,[citation needed] and starting playing tennis at age five,[29] Krajinović cites Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Andy Roddick as his idols.[citation needed]

Significant Finals[edit]

ATP Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 2017 Paris Masters Hard (i) United States Jack Sock 7–5, 4–6, 1–6

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–0)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by Conditions
Outdoors (0–0)
Indoors (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2017 Paris Masters, France Masters 1000 Hard (i) United States Jack Sock 7–5, 4–6, 1–6

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(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. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

This table is current through the 2018 US Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A Q1 1R 1R A A 0 / 2 0–2
French Open A A A A 1R A Q3 1R A Q2 A 0 / 2 0–2
Wimbledon A A Q1 A Q1 A Q2 1R A Q1 1R 0 / 2 0–2
US Open A A Q2 A A A 1R 2R A Q2 1R 0 / 3 1–3
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–4 0–1 0–0 0–2 0 / 9 1–9
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A Q2 A A A A 1R A A 3R 0 / 2 1–2
Miami Open A A 1R A A A Q2 2R A A 4R 0 / 3 3–3
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0–1
Madrid Open A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Italian Open A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Shanghai Masters NH A A A A A Q2 A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A A F 0 / 1 4–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 4–1 3–4 0 / 9 8–9
National representation
Davis Cup A Alt A A A Alt 1R QF QF SF 0 / 4 4–2
World Team Cup A A RR A A Not Held 0 / 1 0–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 5 4–4
Career statistics
Tournaments 0 1 3 0 2 1 4 11 5 2 11 40
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 3–5 0–0 1–2 0–1 7–4 4–13 1–4 5–2 10–11 31–43
Year-end ranking 901 356 213 1404 416 226 101 101 237 34 42%

Challenger and Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 23 (11–12)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (9–6)
ITF Futures Tour (2–6)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (9–10)
Grass (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2009 USA F14, Chico Futures Hard United States Ryan Harrison 3–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Jul 2009 USA F15, Rochester Futures Clay Greece Vasilis Mazarakis 2–6, 0–6
Loss 0–3 Aug 2009 San Sebastián, Spain Challenger Clay Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker 2–6, 3–6
Loss 0–4 Jun 2010 Košice, Slovakia Challenger Clay Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo 3–6, 2–6
Loss 0–5 Aug 2013 Poland F5, Bytom Futures Clay Slovenia Blaž Rola Walkover
Loss 0–6 Sep 2013 Morocco F4, Agadir Futures Clay Morocco Lamine Ouahab 1–6, 6–7(2–7)
Loss 0–7 Oct 2013 Morocco F5, Taroudant Futures Clay Morocco Lamine Ouahab 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 1–6
Loss 0–8 Oct 2013 Hungary F2, Budapest Futures Clay Poland Piotr Gadomski 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 3–6
Win 1–8 Apr 2014 USA F10, Harlingen Futures Hard United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst 6–2, 6–4
Win 2–8 Apr 2014 USA F11, Little Rock Futures Hard United Kingdom Daniel Smethurst 6–1, 7–6(7–1)
Loss 2–9 Apr 2014 Sarasota, US Challenger Clay Australia Nick Kyrgios 6–7(8–10), 4–6
Win 3–9 Jun 2014 Vicenza, Italy Challenger Clay Slovakia Norbert Gombos 6–4, 6–4
Win 4–9 Aug 2014 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Challenger Clay Italy Federico Gaio 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–5
Win 5–9 Jul 2015 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay France Paul-Henri Mathieu 6–2, 6–4
Win 6–9 Aug 2015 Cordenons, Italy Challenger Clay Romania Adrian Ungur 5–7, 6–4, 4–1 ret.
Loss 6–10 Oct 2015 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay Argentina Federico Delbonis 6–1, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 6–11 May 2016 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay United Kingdom Kyle Edmund 6–7(2–7), 0–6
Loss 6–12 Aug 2016 Manerbio, Italy Challenger Clay Argentina Leonardo Mayer 6–7(3–7), 5–7
Win 7–12 May 2017 Heilbronn, Germany Challenger Clay Slovakia Norbert Gombos 6–3, 6–2
Win 8–12 Jul 2017 Marburg, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 6–2, 6–3
Win 9–12 Aug 2017 Biella, Italy Challenger Clay Italy Salvatore Caruso 6–3, 6–2
Win 10–12 Oct 2017 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay Spain Daniel Gimeno Traver 6–4, 6–3
Win 11–12 Oct 2017 Almaty, Kazakhstan Challenger Clay Serbia Laslo Đere 6–0, 6–3

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (1–0)
ITF Futures Tour (0–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2015 Naples, Italy Challenger Clay Serbia Ilija Bozoljac Georgia (country) Nikoloz Basilashvili
Belarus Alexander Bury
6–1, 6–2

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
Statistics correct as of 27 August 2018.

Player Ranking Record Win % Hard Clay Grass
Serbia Novak Djokovic 1 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0
Switzerland Roger Federer 1 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0
Spain David Ferrer 3 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0
Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 3 0–4 0% 0–3 0–1 0–0
United States James Blake 4 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0
Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 4 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0
Austria Dominic Thiem 4 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0
Argentina Gastón Gaudio 5 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0
Spain Tommy Robredo 5 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0
France Gilles Simon 6 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0
Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti 6 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0
France Gaël Monfils 6 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0
Croatia Mario Ančić 7 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0
Belgium David Goffin 7 0–2 0% 0–0 0–2 0–0
United States Jack Sock 8 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 8 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0
Argentina Mariano Puerta 9 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0
United States John Isner 9 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0
Spain Nicolás Almagro 9 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0
Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 10 1–1 50% 0–0 1–1 0–0
France Lucas Pouille 10 1–2 33% 1–2 0–0 0–0
United States Sam Querrey 11 1–1 50% 1–0 0–1 0–0
France Paul-Henri Mathieu 12 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0
Serbia Viktor Troicki 12 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0
Italy Fabio Fognini 13 1–1 50% 0–0 1–1 0–0
Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 13 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0
Finland Jarkko Nieminen 13 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1
Australia Nick Kyrgios 13 0–3 0% 0–0 0–2 0–1
Poland Jerzy Janowicz 14 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0
Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela 15 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0
Spain Albert Ramos Viñolas 17 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0
France Benoît Paire 18 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0
Spain Marcel Granollers 19 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0
Austria Stefan Koubek 20 1–1 50% 0–0 1–1 0–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ ATP Rankings
  2. ^ Filip Krajinović at the Association of Tennis Professionals
  3. ^ a b c d ITF Tennis – Men's Circuit – Player Activity – Filip Krajinović
  4. ^ a b 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. ^ B92: Sunce u Španiji, stigao Krajinović (4 March 2009)
  14. ^ Open Qualifications, 2010, Challenger, Main Draw Drawsheet
  15. ^ Vesti Online: IV: Krajinović bez glavnog žreba (11 March 2010)
  16. ^ Press: Filip Krajinović trenirao sa Federerom, Nole igrao fudbal (13 March 2010)
  17. ^ Tennis – Sony Ericsson Open – Official Player Entry List
  18. ^ Tennis – Sony Ericsson Open – Drawsheet
  19. ^ 2010 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell: Future talents given chance to shine on day one Archived 24 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine. (18 April 2010)
  20. ^ B92: Krajinović izgubio od Čele (19 April 2010)
  21. ^ B92: Filip u polufinalu, Đoković predao (7 May 2010)
  22. ^ B92: Krajinović protiv Sebaljosa na SK (15 May 2010)
  23. ^ TSS:Mladi lavovi srpskog tenisa (11 December 2011)
  24. ^ B92:Krajinović operisao rame (15 July 2011)
  25. ^ Rossi, Pier (22 November 2012). "Al Tennis Bordighera in allenamento Andreas Seppi e lo staff di Riccardo Piatti". bordighera.net (in Italian). Retrieved 2017-11-21. 
  26. ^ Lauria, Donatella (24 November 2012). "Visita al Tennis club Bordighera, Scibilia: "è il vanto della città". ponenteoggi.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2017-11-21. 
  27. ^ Sportske.net: Krajinović došao do prve titule u karijeri (7 April 2014)
  28. ^ "Serbian Soaring: Krajinovic Into First Masters 1000 Final In Paris | ATP World Tour | Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2017-11-04. 
  29. ^ a b ITF Tennis – Men's Circuit – Player Biography – Filip Krajinović
  30. ^ Blic: Filip je od malih nogu želeo da bude Federer
  31. ^ The Independent: Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Dossier: Serbia's run of aces is simply a freak – Tennis, Sport
  32. ^ Blic: Filip Krajinović novo tenisko čudo

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