Miomir Kecmanović

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Miomir Kecmanović
Country (sports) Serbia
ResidenceBradenton, Florida, U.S.
Born (1999-08-31) August 31, 1999 (age 19)
Belgrade, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2017
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachMiro Hrvatin
Prize money$183,255
Singles
Career record0–2 (0%)
Career titles0
2 Challengers, 3 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 133 (5 November 2018)
Current rankingNo. 135 (12 November 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2018)
French OpenQ2 (2018)
WimbledonQ1 (2018)
US OpenQ2 (2018)
Doubles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
1 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 469 (5 November 2018)
Current rankingNo. 469 (5 November 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open JuniorSF (2015)
French Open JuniorSF (2016)
Wimbledon JuniorSF (2015, 2016)
US Open JuniorQF (2016)
Last updated on: 12 November 2018.

Miomir Kecmanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Миомир Кецмановић; born 31 August 1999 in Belgrade)[1] is a Serbian tennis player.

Kecmanović was a fifth player on a Serbian Davis Cup team in their quarterfinal clash against Great Britain in the 2016 Davis Cup,[2][3] but didn't play in any match. Davis Cup captain Zimonjić also planned to include Kecmanović as a fifth player in 2017 for Serbia's quarterfinal tie versus Spain[4] as well as a semifinal clash against France, but as Kecmanović received wildcards he instead chose to play in challenger tournaments in order to improve his ATP ranking.[5]

He has won two Challenger titles in his career.

Career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

In December 2015, Kecmanović won the Orange Bowl in a 3 set match against Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece, 6-3 2-6 7-6(5).[6] He reached the final in singles at 2016 Junior US Open where he was defeated by Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime.[7] He finished the year 2016 as ITF Juniors number 1 ranked tennis player.[8]

2017: First challenger title[edit]

In January 2017, Kecmanović won his first singles ITF pro circuit title in Sunrise, Florida, US.[9] In March, he received a wild card entry for the qualifying draw at Miami Masters and defeated 22nd seed and world No. 117 Henri Laaksonen in straight sets in the first round, before losing the deciding qualifying match to 11th seed and world No. 114 Lukáš Lacko. In April, he played in his first Challenger after receiving a wild card for Panamá Cup Challenger and lost in the first round to top seed and world No. 86 Horacio Zeballos in 3 sets, 6–2 4–6 2–6. He next played in San Luis Potosí Challenger in Mexico and had his first wins on the Challenger level after defeating 3rd seed and world No. 135 Stefan Kozlov in straight sets, Emilio Gómez in three sets and 7th seed Marcelo Arévalo in straight sets, before losing in the semifinals to 8th seed Adrián Menéndez-Maceiras. At Sarasota Kecmanović played in his third successive challenger, losing in the second round to 7th seed and world No. 114 Laaksonen. Kecmanović received wild card for the qualifying draw of another ATP tournament, Istanbul Open, where he defeated 2nd seed Mirza Bašić in the opening round, but lost to 8th seed Daniel Brands in the deciding qualifier.

Between May and July, Kecmanović played in four futures tournaments in Turkey and Belgium, respectively, winning two and reaching another final and one semifinal. He then resumed playing in challengers, playing three in Asia and one in Europe, with the best result coming in August in Chengdu, where he was stopped in the quarterfinals. He next played three futures in Italy, getting to one semifinal and two quarterfinals. He finished the season playing in three challengers in China and had his biggest achievement to date in October in Suzhou, when he won the first challenger title of his career by beating 3rd seed and world No. 113 Radu Albot, 6–4 6–4, in the final.

2018: Top 150; World TeamTennis champion & Finals MVP[edit]

After reaching two quarterfinals in three challengers to start the season, Kecmanović broke into the top 200 for the first time in his career on February 5, when he was ranked 194th on the ATP list. In March, he made his ATP main draw debut when he was granted wild card for Miami Masters, losing to Denis Istomin in the first round. In April, he defeated 4th seed Michael Mmoh and 6th seed Dennis Novikov in the qualifying rounds to reach the main draw of U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships ATP 250 event in Houston, where he lost to 7th seed Ryan Harrison in the first round.

In July and August, Kecmanović played World TeamTennis league and helped Springfield Lasers win its first ever championship after losing five times in the finals between 1999 and 2014. They defeated Philadelphia Freedoms, 19–18 in the final, after Kecmanović rallied from a 1–3 deficit in the final set to defeat Kevin King, 5–3, and earn Finals MVP honors.[10]

On the strength of three semifinal and one quarterfinal appearance in challenger events in September and October, Kecmanović reached the top 150 for the first time on October 22, being ranked world No. 149.

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.

Current till 2018 Chengdu Open qualifying.

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A Q1 0–0
French Open A A Q2 0–0
Wimbledon A A Q1 0–0
US Open A A Q2 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A 0–0
Miami Open A Q2 1R 0–1
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A 0–0
Madrid Open A A A 0–0
Italian Open A A A 0–0
Canadian Open A A A 0–0
Cincinnati Masters A A A 0–0
Shanghai Masters A A A 0–0
Paris Masters A A A 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1
National Representation
Davis Cup Alt A A 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Career Statistics
Tournaments 0 0 2 2
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–2
Year-end Ranking1 806 209 0%

1 2015: ATP Ranking–1340, Tournaments–0, Win–Loss 0–0.

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 8 (5 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (2–1)
ITF Futures (3–2)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. 24 April 2016 Futures USA F14, Orange Park Clay Canada Denis Shapovalov 5–7, 6–2, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 1. 22 January 2017 Futures USA F4, Sunrise Clay Sweden Christian Lindell 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 28 May 2017 Futures Turkey F20, Antalya Clay Italy Alessandro Petrone 6–0, 6–4
Runner–up 2. 4 June 2017 Futures Turkey F21, Antalya Clay Belgium Julien Cagnina 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 25 June 2017 Futures Belgium F1, Havré Clay Belgium Christopher Heyman 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 4. 29 October 2017 Challenger China International Suzhou, China Hard Moldova Radu Albot 6–4, 6–4
Runner–up 3. 28 October 2018 Challenger Liuzhou International Challenger, China Hard Moldova Radu Albot 2–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 5. 4 November 2018 Challenger Shenzhen Longhua Open, China Hard Slovenia Blaž Kavčič 6–2, 2–6, 6–3

Doubles: 2 (1 titles, 1 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures (1–1)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1 May 2016 Futures USA F15, Vero Beach Clay Germany Jonas Luetjen United States Deiton Baughman
United States Reed Anderson
6–1, 5–7, [10–8]
Runner–up 1. 7 May 2016 Futures USA F16, Tampa Clay Germany Jonas Luetjen Ecuador Gonzalo Escobar
Ecuador Roberto Quiroz
4–6, 6–7(4–6)

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

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

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 2016 US Open Hard Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime 3–6, 0–6

Personal[edit]

His aunt, Tanja Pavlov, acts as his manager.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miomir Kecmanovic at the International Tennis Federation – Junior profile
  2. ^ J., J. (13 July 2016). "Srpski teniseri veruju da mogu da pobede Britance: Jaki i bez Novaka" (in Serbian). Večernje novosti. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  3. ^ Kovačević, Marjan (14 July 2016). "Tipsarević preuzima ulogu spasioca" (in Serbian). Politika. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  4. ^ J., J. (23 March 2017). "Srbi kompletni na Špance: Đoković želi da igra Dejvis kup" (in Serbian). Večernje novosti. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  5. ^ "ЕКСКЛУЗИВНО, Зимоњић зна тим за Французе, Лајовић прва табла!" (in Serbian Cyrillic). Sportski žurnal. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  6. ^ Orange Bowl, 2015, Boys 18[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Junior US Open final". Tennis Canada.
  8. ^ "ITF Juniors Ranking". itftennis. com. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Junior World Champion claims first pro title". itftennis. com.
  10. ^ "Lasers Claim First WTT Title In Dramatic Win Over Philadelphia". World TeamTennis. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  11. ^ A Rising Serbian Tennis Star Gets His Footing in Florida

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
United States Taylor Fritz
ITF Junior World Champion
2016
Succeeded by
Argentina Axel Geller