Franko Škugor

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Franko Škugor
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Country (sports) Croatia
ResidenceZagreb, Croatia
Born (1987-09-20) 20 September 1987 (age 32)[1]
Šibenik, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAlan Marić
Prize moneyUS$1,317,852
Singles
Career record8–23 (25.8% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 145 (25 April 2016)
Current rankingNo. 398 (24 June 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2011)
French OpenQ2 (2011, 2012)
Wimbledon1R (2016)
US OpenQ2 (2008, 2010)
Doubles
Career record71–65 (52.2% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 17 (22 April 2019)
Current rankingNo. 20 (24 June 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2018, 2019)
French Open1R (2018, 2019)
WimbledonSF (2017, 2018)
US Open3R (2018)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2018)
French Open2R (2018)
WimbledonQF (2019)
US OpenQF (2018)
Team competitions
Davis CupF (2016)
Last updated on: 29 May 2019.

Franko Škugor (Croatian pronunciation: [frâŋko ʃkûɡor];[2] born 20 September 1987) is a Croatian professional tennis player who mainly has played on the ATP Challenger Tour, and also specialized in doubles. He is best known for very powerful serve up to 230 km/h (143 mph) along with very strong groundstrokes. Along with doubles partner Croatian professional tennis player Nikola Mektić he reached the doubles semi-finals at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships.

Since 11 November 2019, he serves as a captain of the Croatia Davis Cup team.[3]

Significant finals[edit]

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters Clay Croatia Nikola Mektić Netherlands Robin Haase
Netherlands Wesley Koolhof
6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–3), [11–9]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 8 (5 titles, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (3–2)
Grass (1–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (4–3)
Indoor (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2014 Croatia Open,
Croatia
250 Series Clay Serbia Dušan Lajović Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol
4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 0–2 Jul 2017 Swiss Open,
Switzerland
250 Series Clay France Jonathan Eysseric Austria Oliver Marach
Austria Philipp Oswald
3–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Win 1–2 Apr 2018 Hungarian Open,
Hungary
250 Series Clay United Kingdom Dominic Inglot Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop
Argentina Andrés Molteni
6–7(8–10), 6–1, [10–8]
Win 2–2 Jun 2018 Rosmalen Championships,
Netherlands
250 Series Grass United Kingdom Dominic Inglot South Africa Raven Klaasen
New Zealand Michael Venus
7–6(7–3), 7–5
Win 3–2 Oct 2018 Swiss Indoors,
Switzerland
500 Series Hard (i) United Kingdom Dominic Inglot Germany Alexander Zverev
Germany Mischa Zverev
6–2, 7–5
Win 4–2 Apr 2019 Grand Prix Hassan II,
Morocco
250 Series Clay Austria Jürgen Melzer Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop
Denmark Frederik Nielsen
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Win 5–2 Apr 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters,
Monaco
Masters 1000 Clay Croatia Nikola Mektić Netherlands Robin Haase
Netherlands Wesley Koolhof
6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–3), [11–9]
Loss 5–3 Oct 2019 Japan Open,
Japan
500 Series Hard Croatia Nikola Mektić France Nicolas Mahut
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
6–7(7–9), 4–6

Team competition finals: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partners Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 25–27 November 2016 Davis Cup,
Zagreb, Croatia
Hard (i) Croatia Marin Čilić
Croatia Ivo Karlović
Croatia Ivan Dodig
Argentina Juan Martín del Potro
Argentina Federico Delbonis
Argentina Leonardo Mayer
Argentina Guido Pella
2–3

ATP Challenger Tour titles[edit]

Singles: 2[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 8 August 2010 Beijing, China Hard France Laurent Recouderc 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
2. 3 May 2015 Anning, China Clay Australia Gavin van Peperzeel 7–5, 6–2

Doubles: 10[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
1. 27 January 2013 Bucaramanga, Colombia Clay Brazil Marcelo Demoliner Peru Sergio Galdós
Brazil Marco Trungelliti
7–6(10–8), 6–2
2. 9 June 2013 Arad, Romania (1) Clay Croatia Antonio Veić Argentina Facundo Bagnis
Ecuador Julio César Campozano
7–6(7–5), 4–6, [11–9]
3. 18 August 2013 Cordenons, Italy Clay Croatia Marin Draganja Slovakia Norbert Gombos
Czech Republic Roman Jebavý
6–4, 6–4
4. 8 June 2014 Arad, Romania (2) Clay Croatia Antonio Veić Moldova Radu Albot
New Zealand Artem Sitak
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
5. 29 June 2014 Marburg, Germany Clay Czech Republic Jaroslav Pospíšil Argentina Diego Schwartzman
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
6–4, 6–4
6. 14 August 2016 Gatineau, Canada Hard France Tristan Lamasine Australia Jarryd Chaplin
Australia John-Patrick Smith
6–3, 6–1
7. 2 October 2016 Orleans, France Hard (i) Croatia Nikola Mektić Uruguay Ariel Behar
Belarus Andrei Vasilevski
6–2, 7–5
8. 9 April 2017 Sophia Antipolis, France Clay France Tristan Lamasine Belarus Uladzimir Ignatik
Slovakia Jozef Kovalík
6–2, 6–2
9. 23 April 2017 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i) Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
4–6, 6–2, [10–5]
10. 7 May 2017 Ostrava, Czech Republic Clay India Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan Australia Rameez Junaid
Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol
6–3, 6–2

Performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A Q2 A A A A Q1 Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A A A A A A Q2 Q2 A A A Q1 A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon A A A A A A Q1 Q1 A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0–1
US Open A A A Q2 A Q2 A Q1 A A A Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 1 0–1
National representation
Davis Cup A A A A A A A A A A PO F 1R A 0 / 2 1–3
Career statistics
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 3–3 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–5 2–5 2–4 0–1 8–23
Year-end ranking 913 585 449 417 546 182 310 802 543 616 182 215 294 357 26%

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (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.

Current through the 2019 US Open.

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2
French Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A A Q1 A Q1 SF SF 3R 0 / 3 10–3
US Open A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R 3R 2R 0 / 3 3–3
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–2 7–4 4–4 0 / 10 15–10
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R QF 0 / 2 2–2
Miami Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A A W 1 / 1 5–0
Madrid Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A 2R 2R 0 / 2 2–2
Italian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Canadian Open A A A A 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 A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Shanghai Masters Not Held A A A A A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–5 10–6 1 / 12 13–11
National representation
Davis Cup A A A A A A A A A A PO F 1R A 0 / 2 2–1
Career statistics
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Career
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 / 0 0 / 1 3 / 3 2 / 2 5 / 7
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–2 1–3 4–3 2–2 5–3 11–9 31–25 15–12 71–65
Year-end ranking 1081 790 522 924 438 435 524 248 111 122 144 107 42 28 52%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Franko Skugor". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Fránjo". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-17. Frȁnko
  3. ^ "Franko Škugor novi izbornik reprezentacije, Ćorić progovorio o odnosima". sportnet.rtl.hr (in Croatian). 11 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.

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