Marko Djokovic

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Marko Djokovic
Country (sports) Serbia
ResidenceBelgrade, Serbia
Born (1991-08-20) August 20, 1991 (age 27)
Belgrade, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 89,511
Singles
Career record0–4 (0% in Grand Slam and ATP World Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
1 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 571 (14 January 2019)
Current rankingNo. 1180 (19 August 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Junior1R (2008)
Doubles
Career record3–10 (23.1% in Grand Slam and ATP World Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
5 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 323 (18 March 2019)
Current rankingNo. 443 (19 August 2019)[1]
Last updated on: 19 August 2019.

Marko Djokovic (Serbian: Marko Đoković / Марко Ђоковић, pronounced [mâːrkɔ d͡ʑɔ̂ːkɔʋit͡ɕ]; born August 20, 1991) is a Serbian professional tennis player. He is the middle of the three children of Dijana and Srđan Đoković,[2] younger brother of Novak Djokovic and elder to Djordje.

He was included as a fifth player in a Serbian Davis Cup team for a quarterfinal tie against Croatia in the 2010 Davis Cup.

Tennis career[edit]

Djokovic appeared on the junior ITF circuit in September 2006. In July 2007, he failed to qualify for the Croatia Open Umag, losing to Pablo Andújar 6–2, 6–1 in the 1st round of qualifying.[3] He also played, with his elder brother Novak, one doubles match in his career, having been beaten by Édouard Roger-Vasselin and Mathieu Montcourt 7–5, 6–1.

Djokovic also has lost in two Futures tournaments in Novi Sad in the first round, both times to compatriot Saša Stojisavljević. He contested the Australian Open juniors in 2008, losing in the first round to Clifford Marsland in 3 sets.

Djokovic won his first junior title at the Montenegro Open in Podgorica, defeating Ljubomir Čelebić in the final.[4] In July 2008, Djokovic received a wildcard entry into the qualifying rounds of the Croatia Open Umag but was beaten by Italian Francesco Piccari.[5] In September 2008, in his first ever main ATP Tour event, he received a wildcard entry into the main draw of the Thailand Open.[6] He was defeated in the first round by Jarkko Nieminen 6–2, 6–0.

On May 7, 2009, Djokovic, with Darko Mađarovski (as a wildcard pair), defeated ATP doubles world number 2 duo Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić, by 7–6, 2–6, [10–6], in the opening round of the Serbia Open, an ATP World Tour 250 tournament. This was Marko's first ever ATP win.

He was included as a fifth player in the Serbian Davis Cup team for their quarterfinal tie against Croatia in the 2010 Davis Cup[7] – a standard practice of Tennis Federation of Serbia and Davis Cup captain Bogdan Obradović for each tie to invite a different talented young player to practice with regular players and gain necessary experience.[8]

Djokovic was given a wildcard for the 2012 Dubai Duty Free tournament and opened the ATP World Tour 500 event against Andrei Golubev of Kazakhstan, losing in straight sets.[9] According to his elder brother Novak, he had stopped playing tennis in 2015,[10] but Marko has since played again in qualifying competitions on the ATP Challenger Tour since 2017, successfully surpassing this phase in the 2018 Copa Sevilla.

The change in the ATP ranking points to start the 2019 season propelled Djokovic to a career-high ranking of world No. 574.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Challengers and Futures finals[edit]

Singles 2 (1–1)[edit]

Legend
Challengers (0–0)
Futures (1–1)
Outcome # Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 15 August 2010 Novi Sad, Serbia F5 Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Aldin Šetkić 1–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 15 July 2012 Belgrade, Serbia F5 Clay Spain Carlos Gómez-Herrera 4–1 ret.

Doubles 6 (5–1)[edit]

Legend
Challengers (0–0)
Futures (5–1)
Outcome # Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 14 July 2012 Belgrade, Serbia F5 Clay United Kingdom Matthew Short Serbia Bojan Zdravković
North Macedonia Stefan Micov
7–6(7–4), 7–5
Winner 2. 18 August 2012 Novi Sad, Serbia F9 Clay Spain Carlos Gómez-Herrera Croatia Mate Čutura
Bosnia and Herzegovina Franjo Raspudić
6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 13 July 2013 Belgrade, Serbia F4 Clay United Kingdom Matthew Short Serbia Ivan Bjelica
Croatia Matej Sabanov
6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 9 November 2013 Heraklion, Greece F18 Hard Spain Carlos Gómez-Herrera United Kingdom Luke Bambridge
United Kingdom Oliver Golding
6–1, 6–7(3–6), [13–11]
Runner-up 1. 21 June 2014 Belgrade, Serbia F2 Clay Montenegro Ljubomir Čelebić Australia Jake Eames
Australia Gavin Van Peperzeel
2–6, 0–6
Winner 5. 11 November 2017 Heraklion, Greece F8 Hard Spain Carlos Gómez-Herrera United States Conor Berg
United States Mousheg Hovhannisyan
6–1, 6–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marko Djokovic - Overview - ATP World Tour - Tennis".
  2. ^ "Serbian players emerge from a broken country". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
  3. ^ "Croatia Open Umag – 2007 Singles qualify drawn" (PDF).[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Montenegro Open – Drawsheet". juniortennis.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2008-08-23.
  5. ^ "Umag Open qualifying draw". itftennis.com. Retrieved 2008-08-23.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-13. Retrieved 2008-09-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Mandrapa, N. (3 July 2010). "Marko je patriota!" (in Serbian). Večernje novosti. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  8. ^ Đ., S. (5 July 2010). "Noletov brat pre Bozoljca i Krajinovića" (in Serbian). Press. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  9. ^ Newman, Paul (28 February 2012). "Djokovic's little brother fails to make his Marko". London: atpworldtour.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
  10. ^ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2015/10/younger-djokovic-brothers-have-added-pressure/56539/#.VzppJWh97IU
  11. ^ https://lastwordontennis.com/2019/01/02/new-ranking-system-bumps-novak-djokovic-brother-career-high-ranking-overnight/

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