Nikola Mektić

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Nikola Mektić
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Country (sports) Croatia
ResidenceZagreb, Croatia
Born (1988-12-24) 24 December 1988 (age 30)
Zagreb, Yugoslavia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,782,598
Singles
Career record3–8 (27.27% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 213 (6 May 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2011)
French OpenQ1 (2013)
WimbledonQ3 (2011)
US OpenQ2 (2010)
Doubles
Career record105–71 (59.66% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles7
Highest rankingNo. 5 (22 April 2019)
Current rankingNo. 5 (22 April 2019)[1]
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2017, 2019)
French OpenSF (2018)
WimbledonSF (2017)
US Open3R (2018)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (2018)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2019)
French Open2R (2018)
Wimbledon3R (2017)
US OpenF (2018)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2018)
Last updated on: 22 April 2019.

Nikola Mektić (born 24 December 1988) is a Croatian professional tennis player who specializes in doubles. He reached the semifinals of the Men's Doubles 2017 Wimbledon Championships and the Men's Doubles 2018 French Open. He also won the 2018 Mutua Madrid Open Masters 1000 event. In March 2019, Mektić achieved his highest career ranking at No. 6 after winning his second Masters 1000 event at the 2019 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Early and personal life[edit]

Mektić was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1988 to Mirko (father) and Višnja (mother). He began playing tennis at age 6 after his brother Luka took up the sport. He supports LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA).

Career[edit]

After toiling on the ATP challenger tour for a better part of a decade and achieving a career high ranking of 213 in singles (on May 6, 2013) [2], in 2016 he decided to focus on doubles. The same year Mektić reached his first ATP men's doubles finals at the Croatia Open in Umag. Since then, he has won six ATP men's doubles titles, including two Masters 1000 titles at Madrid (2018) and Indian Wells (2019). In 2018 Mektic and Alexander Peya qualified for the 2018 ATP Finals in London. The same year Mektić reached his first Grand Slam finals (in mixed doubles) at the 2018 US Open, partnering Alicja Rosolska, and won the Davis Cup playing for Croatia.

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam tournament finals[edit]

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2018 US Open Hard Poland Alicja Rosolska United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
6–2, 3–6, [9–11]

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (3 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2018 Madrid Open Clay Austria Alexander Peya United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
5–3 ret.
Win 2019 Indian Wells Masters Hard Argentina Horacio Zeballos Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
4–6, 6–4, [10–3]
Win 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters Clay Croatia Franko Škugor Netherlands Robin Haase
Netherlands Wesley Koolhof
6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–3), [11–9]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 12 (7 titles, 5 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (3–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (4–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (4–2)
Clay (3–3)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (5–4)
Indoor (2–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2016 Croatia Open,
Croatia
250 Series Clay Croatia Antonio Šančić Slovakia Martin Kližan
Spain David Marrero
4–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Feb 2017 Memphis Open,
United States
250 Series Hard (i) United States Brian Baker United States Ryan Harrison
United States Steve Johnson
6–3, 6–4
Win 2–1 Apr 2017 Hungarian Open,
Hungary
250 Series Hard United States Brian Baker Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Loss 2–2 Oct 2017 Shenzhen Open,
China
250 Series Hard United States Nicholas Monroe Austria Alexander Peya
United States Rajeev Ram
3–6, 2–6
Loss 2–3 Feb 2018 Sofia Open,
Bulgaria
250 Series Hard (i) Austria Alexander Peya Netherlands Robin Haase
Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop
7–5, 4–6, [4–10]
Loss 2–4 Feb 2018 Rio Open,
Brazil
500 Series Clay Austria Alexander Peya Spain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
7–5, 5–7, [8–10]
Win 3–4 Apr 2018 Grand Prix Hassan II,
Morocco
250 Series Clay Austria Alexander Peya France Benoît Paire
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
7–5, 3–6, [10–7]
Loss 3–5 May 2018 Bavarian Championships,
Germany
250 Series Clay Austria Alexander Peya Croatia Ivan Dodig
United States Rajeev Ram
3–6, 5–7
Win 4–5 May 2018 Madrid Open,
Spain
Masters 1000 Clay Austria Alexander Peya United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
5–3, ret.
Win 5–5 Feb 2019 Sofia Open,
Bulgaria
250 Series Hard (i) Austria Jürgen Melzer Chinese Taipei Hsieh Cheng-peng
Indonesia Christopher Rungkat
6–2, 4–6, [10–2]
Win 6–5 Mar 2019 Indian Wells Masters,
United States
Masters 1000 Hard Argentina Horacio Zeballos Poland Łukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
4–6, 6–4, [10–3]
Win 7–5 Apr 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters,
Monaco
Masters 1000 Clay Croatia Franko Škugor Netherlands Robin Haase
Netherlands Wesley Koolhof
6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–3), [11–9]

ATP Challenger and ITF Future titles[edit]

Singles (15)[edit]

Challengers (0)
Futures (15)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 25 May 2008 Brčko, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay Germany Dennis Blömke 6–2, 6–3
2. 10 May 2009 Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay Serbia Ivan Bjelica 7–6, 4–6, 6–3
3. 31 May 2009 Brčko, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay Serbia Aleksander Slović 7–6, 7–5
4. 23 August 2009 Vinkovci, Croatia Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Ismar Gorčić 7–6, 7–6
5. 30 August 2009 Čakovec, Croatia Clay Hungary Attila Balázs 6–3, 7–5
6. 6 September 2009 Osijek, Croatia Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Aldin Šetkić 2–6, 6–4, 6–2
7. 6 June 2010 Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia Clay Ukraine Denys Molchanov 6–3, 4–2 ret.
8. 18 July 2010 Fano, Italy Clay Italy Stefano Ianni 6–2, 6–0
9. 27 February 2011 Zagreb, Croatia Clay Switzerland Michael Lammer 7–6, ret.
10. 27 May 2012 Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay Croatia Marin Bradarić 5–7, 7–5, 6–0
11. 3 June 2012 Bled, Slovenia Clay Germany Marcel Zimmermann 1–6, 6–2, 6–4
12. 29 September 2013 Sokobanja, Serbia Clay Austria Marc Rath 6–6, 5–2, ret.
13. 13 October 2013 Solin, Croatia Clay Croatia Mate Delić 7–6, 7–6
14. 2 March 2014 Trento, Italy Carpet Czech Republic Roman Jebavý 6–3, 5–7, 6–1
15. 26 October 2014 Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic Carpet Czech Republic Jan Hernych 6–4, 6–4

Doubles (15)[edit]

Challengers (9)
Futures (6)

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 Monte-Carlo Masters.

Tournament 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 3R 2R 3R 0 / 3 5–3
French Open A A A A A A A A A A A 1R SF 0 / 2 4–2
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A A A 1R SF 3R 0 / 3 6–3
US Open A A A A A A A A A A A 1R 3R 0 / 2 2–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 6–4 9–4 2–1 0 / 10 17–10
Year-end championship
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify RR 0 / 1 0–2
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A A A A A 1R 1R W 1 / 3 5–2
Miami Open A A A A A A A A A A A QF QF 2R 0 / 3 5–3
Monte-Carlo Masters 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 W 1 / 1 5–0
Italian Open A A A A A A A A A A A 2R 1R 0 / 2 1–2
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A A A A 1R SF 0 / 2 3–2
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A A A A 1R QF 0 / 2 2–1
Shanghai Masters Not Held A A A A A A A A 1R QF 0 / 2 1–2
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A A A A 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–7 14–6 11–1 3 / 18 28–14
National representation
Davis Cup A A A A A PO A A A A A 1R W 0 / 1 3–0
Career statistics
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Career
Tournaments 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 5 28 28 10 78
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 7
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 3 12
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 4–5 34–26 45–26 22–7 105–71
Year-end ranking 1430 755 517 442 265 670 236 261 276 177 74 32 13 59.66%

References[edit]

  1. ^ ATP Rankings
  2. ^ "Mektić biography at ITF". Retrieved 2010-07-15.

External links[edit]