Nikola Milojević (tennis)

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Nikola Milojević
Open Brest Arena 2016 - Benneteau - Milojevic - 06.jpg
Country (sports) Serbia
ResidenceBelgrade, Serbia
Born (1995-06-19) 19 June 1995 (age 23)
Belgrade, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
PlaysRight-handed (double-handed backhand)
CoachNemanja Kontić[1]
Prize money$282,198
Singles
Career record1–1 (50% in Grand Slam and ATP World Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
1 Challenger 12 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 143 (16 October 2017)
Current rankingNo. 162 (12 November 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2017, 2018)
French OpenQ1 (2016, 2018)
WimbledonQ2 (2017)
US OpenQ3 (2018)
Doubles
Career record1–1 (50%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 284 (19 March 2018)
Current rankingNo. 342 (5 November 2018)
Last updated on: 12 November 2018.

Nikola Milojević (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Милојевић, pronounced [nǐkola mǐlojeʋitɕ, - milǒː-]; born 19 June 1995) is a tennis player from Serbia. He reached his highest ranking of no. 1 in ITF Junior rankings on 7 January 2013.[2]

Milojević made his ATP main draw debut as a wildcard at 2014 Düsseldorf Open, where he defeated Mirza Bašić in the first round before losing to eventual finalist, Ivo Karlović, in the second round.

Milojević was a fifth player on a Serbian Davis Cup team in the first round tie against United States in the 2010 Davis Cup[3] as well as a first round tie against Switzerland in 2014[4][5] and didn't play in any match. He was also invited for a semifinal clash against France in 2017, but instead chose to play in a challenger tournament in order to improve his ATP ranking.[6]

In February 2018, he finally made his Davis Cup debut, partnered with another debutant, Miljan Zekić, in a doubles match against USA, losing 7–6(3), 2–6, 5–7, 4–6 in the first round.[7]

In June 2018, Milojević won his first challenger title in Fergana, Uzbekistan.

Milojević was partnered with Danilo Petrović for the 2018 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs vs. India in September. They defeated Rohan Bopanna/Saketh Myneni in straight sets to help secure Serbia a decisive 3–0 lead after second day's play. (Serbia eventually won the tie 4–0)[7]

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 27 (13–14)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (1–4)
ITF Futures (12–10)
Result Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 7 January 2017 Challenger Nouméa, New Caledonia Hard France Adrian Mannarino 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 19 February 2017 Challenger Tempe, US Hard United States Tennys Sandgren 6–4, 0–6, 3–6
Runner-up 25 June 2017 Challenger Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard Belarus Ilya Ivashka 4–6, 3–6
Winner 24 June 2018 Challenger Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard Spain Enrique López Pérez 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 6 October 2018 Challenger Almaty, Kazakhstan Hard Uzbekistan Denis Istomin 7–6(7–4), 6–7(5–7), 2–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nikola Milojevic on Instagram: "After 4h battle we made it through #25k title"
  2. ^ Nikola Milojević prvi junior sveta
  3. ^ Mandrapa, N. (3 July 2010). "Marko je patriota!" (in Serbian). Večernje novosti. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  4. ^ "Održana pre-draw konferencija NIS Dejvis kup reprezentacije Srbije" (in Serbian). Tennis Federation of Serbia. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  5. ^ "Ne plaše se Vavrinke: Podmlađena ekipa igra protiv Švajcarske u Novom Sadu! (Foto)" (in Serbian). Svet. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  6. ^ "ЕКСКЛУЗИВНО, Зимоњић зна тим за Французе, Лајовић прва табла!" (in Serbian Cyrillic). Sportski žurnal. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  7. ^ a b Nikola Milojević at the Davis Cup

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