|Country (sports)|| United States|
Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Residence||Jacksonville, United States|
|Born||June 30, 1982|
Tuzla, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 60 (9 July 2007)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2009)|
|French Open||1R (2007)|
|US Open||2R (2004)|
|Highest ranking||No. 74 (10 September 2007)|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2007)|
|French Open||1R (2007)|
|US Open||3R (2005, 2007)|
|Grand Slam mixed doubles results|
|US Open||1R (2005, 2006, 2007)|
|Last updated on: 12 November 2021.|
Amer Deli? (Bosnian pronunciation: [d?li:t?]; born June 30, 1982) is a Bosnian American former professional tennis player. He is a former captain and member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Davis Cup team.
Deli? was born in Tuzla, then in Yugoslavia, now in the northeastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1996, his family emigrated to Jacksonville, Florida, where he attended Samuel W. Wolfson High School, a public high school with the largest Bosnian population in Florida.
Representing the United States as a tour player until 2009, he then began representing his country of birth, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and was a member of its Davis Cup team.
Deli? played High School Tennis at Wolfson High in Jacksonville, Florida. It was here that he won a State Championship.
In Grand Slams, Deli?'s best singles performance was to reach the third round at the 2009 Australian Open. In doubles Deli? reached the third round of the US Open twice: with Jeff Morrison in 2005, having upset the team of Leander Paes and Nenad Zimonji? in the first round, and with Justin Gimelstob in 2007.
Deli? started off the year in Brisbane, where he won three qualifying matches, but was defeated in the first round by Mario An?i? 6-7(2), 7-6(4), 6-7(6). In Sydney he was defeated in the first round by Denis Gremelmayr 4-6, 6-7(4). At the Australian Open, Amer finally started to win. He came through three qualifying matches, but lost in the qualifying stage. When he was awarded into a lucky loser spot after Filippo Volandri banned from a drug substantial use. In the first round of the main draw he defeated Taylor Dent 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. In the second round he defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu 1-6, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3) 9-7. In the third round he was stopped by Novak Djokovic 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(4). After the match spectators were caught throwing chairs at each other due to the conflict between Bosnians and Serbs. Due to a knee injury, Deli?'s last 2009 appearance on the ATP tour was a first round loss against Nicolas Mahut at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in July.
At the US Open, Deli? tried a comeback but lost in the first qualification round against Michael Yani. In September, he joined the Bosnia and Herzegovina Davis Cup team for a tie in the Europe/Africa Group II against Portugal. He lost both his singles match against Frederico Gil in five sets and his doubles match on the side of Aldin ?etki? to Gil and Leonardo Tavares in four sets. Overall, after a 2:3 loss, his team stayed in Group II.
In March, Deli? participated in the Bosnia and Herzegovina team's Davis Cup tie in the Europe/Africa Zone Group II against Morocco. He won one of his two singles matches and the doubles match (on the side of Ismar Gor?i?), thereby securing his team's victory. In the next tie against Estonia played in July, Deli? won all his three matches decidedly helping his team to advance to the next stage against Denmark. There, he again won his two singles matches but not the doubles match so the team stayed in Group II. On the ATP Tour, Deli? won his first title since 2008 at the BH Telecom Indoors at Sarajevo, a challenger tournament.
In Davis Cup play, Deli? again was instrumental in securing his team's win over Turkey in February by winning both his singles matches and the doubles match.
Having been named Bosnia's Davis Cup captain in 2013, Amer made his comeback to professional tennis against Hungary in the 2015 Davis Cup after Bosnia was short a player, ultimately helping Bosnia win a doubles match. In addition to serving as their captain, Deli? also served as Bosnia's reserve Davis Cup player in case of emergency.
In October 2020, Deli? announced a return to semi-professional tennis, partnering golfer Sergio García in a doubles tournament to be held in Austin, Texas. The pair lost their opening match at the Men's UTR Pro Tennis Open DropShot event.
|Loss||0-1||Aug 2002||USA F24, Kenosha||Futures||Hard||Ignacio Hirigoyen||2-6, 2-6|
|Win||1-1||Jul 2003||USA F19, Peoria||Futures||Clay||Francisco Rodriguez||6-1, 4-6, 6-2|
|Loss||1-2||Feb 2004||Dallas, United States||Challenger||Hard||Sebastien de Chaunac||4-6, 6-7(3-7)|
|Win||2-2||Jun 2004||USA F15, Auburn||Futures||Hard||K.J. Hippensteel||7-6(7-3), 6-3|
|Loss||2-3||Nov 2004||Nashville, United States||Challenger||Hard||Justin Gimelstob||6-7(3-7), 6-7(4-7)|
|Win||3-3||Apr 2005||Mexico City, Mexico||Challenger||Hard||Jeff Morrison||6-4, 3-6, 6-3|
|Loss||3-4||Oct 2005||Carson, United States||Challenger||Hard||Justin Gimelstob||6-7(5-7), 2-6|
|Loss||3-5||Jul 2006||Lexington, United States||Challenger||Hard||Lee Hyung-taik||7-5, 2-6, 3-6|
|Loss||3-6||Aug 2006||Vancouver, Canada||Challenger||Hard||Rik De Voest||6-7(4-7), 2-6|
|Loss||3-7||Sep 2006||New Orleans, United States||Challenger||Hard||Cecil Mamiit||3-6, 6-7(1-7)|
|Loss||3-8||Oct 2006||Calabasas, United States||Challenger||Hard||Mark Philippoussis||7-6(7-4), 6-7(4-7), 3-6|
|Win||4-8||Nov 2006||Louisville, United States||Challenger||Hard||Stéphane Bohli||3-6, 6-2, 6-3|
|Win||5-8||Nov 2006||Champaign-Urbana, United States||Challenger||Hard||Zack Fleishman||6-3, 6-0|
|Win||6-8||Feb 2008||Dallas, United States||Challenger||Hard||Stéphane Bohli||6-4, 7-5|
|Win||7-8||Jun 2008||Carson, United States||Challenger||Hard||Alex Bogomolov Jr.||7-6(7-5), 6-4|
|Loss||7-9||Nov 2010||Champaign-Urbana, United States||Challenger||Hard||Alex Bogomolov Jr.||7-5, 6-7(7-9), 3-6|
|Win||8-9||Mar 2011||Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina||Challenger||Hard||Karol Beck||walkover|
|Loss||0-1||Nov 2003||USA F30, Hammond||Futures||Hard||Bobby Reynolds|| Lu Yen-Hsun
|Win||1-1||Aug 2004||Lexington, United States||Challenger||Hard||Matias Boeker|| Jason Marshall
|Win||2-1||Oct 2005||Calabasas, United States||Challenger||Hard||Bobby Reynolds|| Zbynek Mlynarik
|Loss||2-2||Oct 2006||Sacramento, United States||Challenger||Hard||Brian Wilson|| Jeff Morrison
|Loss||2-3||Nov 2006||Louisville, United States||Challenger||Hard||Robert Kendrick|| Robin Haase
|Win||3-3||Jan 2012||Honolulu, United States||Challenger||Hard||Travis Rettenmaier|| Jack Sock
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||Q2||2R||2R||2R||3R||A||A||Q2||0 / 4||5-4||56%|
|French Open||A||A||Q1||Q2||1R||A||Q3||A||Q1||Q1||0 / 1||0-1||0%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||Q3||Q1||2R||Q1||Q1||A||Q2||A||0 / 1||1-1||50%|
|US Open||1R||2R||Q2||Q3||1R||1R||A||Q1||Q1||A||0 / 4||1-4||20%|
|Win-loss||0-1||1-1||0-0||1-1||2-4||1-2||2-1||0-0||0-0||0-0||0 / 10||7-10||41%|
|ATP Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells||A||A||Q2||1R||Q1||Q1||A||A||A||1R||0 / 2||0-2||0%|
|Miami||A||Q1||Q1||A||4R||Q1||2R||A||A||Q1||0 / 2||4-2||67%|
|Rome||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 1||0-1||0%|
|Canada||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||A||0 / 0||0-0||-|
|Cincinnati||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 1||0-1||0%|
|Win-loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-1||3-3||0-0||1-1||0-0||0-0||0-1||0 / 6||4-6||40%|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||2R||A||0 / 1||1-1||50%|
|French Open||A||A||A||1R||A||0 / 1||0-1||0%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||1R||2R||1R||0 / 3||1-3||25%|
|US Open||1R||3R||2R||3R||2R||0 / 5||6-5||55%|
|Win-loss||0-1||2-1||1-2||4-4||1-2||0 / 10||8-10||44%|
|ATP Tour Masters 1000|
|Miami||1R||A||A||A||A||0 / 1||0-1||0%|
|Cincinnati||A||A||A||2R||A||0 / 1||1-1||50%|
|Win-loss||0-1||0-0||0-0||1-1||0-0||0 / 2||1-2||33%|