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Du?an Lajovi?
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Lajovic at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) Serbia
ResidenceStara Pazova, Serbia
Born (1990-06-30) 30 June 1990 (age 30)[1]
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysRight-handed
(one-handed backhand)
CoachJosé Perlas (2016-)
Prize moneyUS$ 6,364,570
Singles
Career record142-181 (44.0% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 23 (29 April 2019)
Current ranking
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2021)
French Open4R (2014)
Wimbledon2R (2014, 2017)
US Open3R (2018)
Doubles
Career record39-70 (35.8% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 82 (21 September 2020)
Current ranking
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
French OpenQF (2019)
Wimbledon2R (2018)
US Open2R (2014, 2018)
Team competitions
Davis CupF (2013)
Last updated on: 1 June 2021.

Du?an Lajovi? (Serbian Cyrillic: ?; born 30 June 1990) is a Serbian professional tennis player.

Lajovi? has won one singles and two doubles titles[3] on the ATP Tour. On 29 April 2019, Lajovi? reached his career-high singles ranking of world No. 23.[4] On 8 June 2015, he peaked at No. 104[5] in the doubles rankings. He is best known for his clay court game and strong flowing groundstrokes, especially his one-handed backhand. In recent years, he has proven a reliable and consistent player for the Serbian Davis Cup team contributing to their achieving one final, one semifinal, and three quarterfinals. He won his first tournament at the 2019 Croatia Open.

Tennis career

For a long time, Lajovi? primarily played on the Futures circuit and the Challenger circuit. In 2011 he qualified for the Kremlin Cup, and lost in the first round of the main draw. In the 2011 St. Petersburg Open, he reached the quarterfinals for the first time in his career. In 2012, he began working with a new coach, Boris Bo?njakovi?, played in the Davis Cup for the first time, reached the finals of 2012 Orbetello Challenger and won the 2012 Samarkand Challenger. Replacing an injured Janko Tipsarevic, he played two live rubbers in the 2013 Davis Cup final, including the deciding rubber against Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic. He was defeated comfortably in both but was praised by team-mate Novak Djokovic for how he coped with the big occasion.

2014: French Open round of 16

His first appearance in the main draw of a grand slam was at Australian Open and he reached second round where he lost to Kei Nishikori. He bettered this at the French Open by reaching the fourth round where he was beaten in straight sets by then-world number one and eventual champion Rafael Nadal.

2015: First ATP doubles title & second Davis Cup quarterfinal

Partnered with Radu Albot, they won the Istanbul doubles title, marking the first ATP doubles title for the Serb. At the French Open he lost to eventual champion Stan Wawrinka in the second round in four sets.

2016: Third Davis Cup quarterfinal

At the Argentina Open, Lajovi? reached quarterfinals defeating world No. 12 John Isner en route.[6] He reached semifinals of the Brasil Open after beating top seed and world No. 20 Benoît Paire in the second round, that was his first tour-level semifinal appearance after losing all eight prior quarterfinals matches before in his career.[7] This was followed by semifinal appearances at the Generali Open & Los Cabos Open.

2017: Masters round of 16 & Davis Cup semifinal

In Indian wells, the Serbian defeated five opponents to reach the fourth round eventually losing to Pablo Carreno Busta. His contributions in successful Davis Cup ties against Russia & Spain, resulted in Serbia making the semifinal where he defeated Lucas Pouille but lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

2018: Masters quarterfinal

At the Australian Open Lajovi? lost in five sets to US Open quarterfinalist Diego Schwartzman in his opening match. His next match was a five set loss to Miami Masters champion John Isner in a Davis Cup tie. A temporary return to the Challenger Tour resulted in winning the Open Region Guadeloupe.

After qualifying for the Monte-Carlo Masters, he faced 12 time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic, losing in straight sets. At the Madrid Masters, he defeated former top ten player Richard Gasquet in the second round, followed by a victory over world No. 6 Juan Martín del Potro, before falling to world No. 8 Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinals. This clay-court season was topped off with a semifinal appearance at the Lyon Open and a five-set loss at the French Open to world No. 3 Alexander Zverev.

Lajovi?'s first-round match at Wimbledon was against defending champion & world No. 2 Roger Federer, he would lose in three quick sets. At the China Open he was able to secure his second victory over a top 10 player, defeating world No. 7 Grigor Dimitrov. On 15 October, Lajovi? reached the top 50 ranking for the first time in his career.

2019: Top 25; Masters final, maiden title

In January 2019, Lajovi? scored his 100th career victory and reached a new career high ranking of world No. 45. Lajovi? secured his third top ten victory in Miami defeating world No. 6 Kei Nishikori. At the Monte-Carlo Masters, he reached his maiden ATP Tour final without dropping a set. En route to the final, Lajovi? defeated former top 10 player David Goffin, reigning French Open finalist, world No. 5 Dominic Thiem, and world No. 14 Daniil Medvedev. His run ended in the final against Fabio Fognini in straight sets. Lajovi? climbed to a new career high ranking of No. 24 at the conclusion of the tournament. Lajovi? won his first ATP Tour singles title at the Croatian Open in Umag, defeating Hungarian Attila Balázs in the final.[8]

2020: ATP Cup title

At the inaugural ATP Cup, Lajovi? assisted Serbia in making history as the first nation to win Davis, World Team and ATP Cups, winning four of six matches. At the Australian Open he defeated 2018 semifinalist Kyle Edmund in straight sets before losing to world no. 14 Diego Schwartzman in the third round.

Style of playing

Lajovi? plays his best games on clay courts, with a strong baseline game capable of creating decent pace on both wings. He can create heavy kick on his serve, especially effective on clay.

Personal life

Lajovi? was born 30 June 1990 in Belgrade, Serbia to parents Marina and Dragi?a Lajovi?.[9] He started playing tennis when he was seven years old in T.K. Stara Pazova and later continued in T.K. Partizan Belgrade.[10] He lives in Stara Pazova, Serbia where he owns a cafe-restaurant.[11]

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# 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; (P#) preliminary round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (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.

Singles

Current after 2021 French Open.

Doubles

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W-L Win%
Australian Open A 1R 1R 2R 1R A 1R 1R 0 / 6 1-6 14%
French Open A 2R 1R A 1R QF 1R 1R 0 / 6 4-6 40%
Wimbledon A 1R 2R A 2R 1R NH 0 / 4 2-4 25%
US Open 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R A A 0 / 5 3-5 38%
Win-Loss 1-1 1-4 2-4 1-2 2-4 3-2 0-2 0-2 0 / 21 10-21 32%

Significant finals

ATP Masters 1000 finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters Clay Italy Fabio Fognini 3-6, 4-6

ATP career finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (1-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (1-1)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco Masters 1000 Clay Italy Fabio Fognini 3-6, 4-6
Win 1-1 Jul 2019 Croatia Open Umag, Croatia 250 Series Clay Hungary Attila Balázs 7-5, 7-5

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (2-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (1-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2014 Croatia Open Umag, Croatia 250 Series Clay Croatia Franko ?kugor Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák
Czech Republic Luká? Rosol
4-6, 6-7(5-7)
Win 1-1 May 2015 Istanbul Open, Turkey 250 Series Clay Moldova Radu Albot Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Austria Jürgen Melzer
6-4, 7-6(7-2)
Win 2-1 Sep 2019 Chengdu Open, China 250 Series Hard Serbia Nikola ?a?i? Israel Jonathan Erlich
France Fabrice Martin
7-6(11-9), 3-6, [10-3]

Team competition

Finals: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 16 (11 titles, 5 runner-ups)

Legend
ATP Challenger (6-2)
ITF Futures (5-3)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Aug 2009 Serbia F5, Sombor Futures Clay Serbia Aleksandar Slovi? 6-3, 6-4
Loss 1-1 Jun 2010 Serbia F1, Belgrade Futures Clay Ukraine Oleksandr Nedovyesov 4-6, 2-6
Win 2-1 Aug 2010 Serbia F4, Novi Sad Futures Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Aldin ?etki? 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
Loss 2-2 Aug 2010 Italy F22, Este Futures Clay Italy Matteo Viola 5-7, 1-6
Loss 2-3 Oct 2010 Egypt F5, Cairo Futures Clay Serbia Miljan Zeki? 1-6, 6-3, 4-6
Win 3-3 Mar 2011 Italy F2, Cividino Futures Hard Italy Andrea Stoppini 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Win 4-3 Mar 2011 Italy F3, Foggia Futures Clay Italy Walter Trusendi 6-2, 6-7(7-9), 6-2
Win 5-3 Oct 2011 Croatia F10, Umag Futures Clay Russia Andrey Kuznetsov 6-4, 0-6, 7-5
Loss 5-4 Jul 2012 Orbetello, Italy Challenger Clay Spain Roberto Bautista Agut 3-6, 1-6
Win 6-4 Aug 2012 Samarkand, Uzbekistan Challenger Clay Uzbekistan Farrukh Dustov 6-3, 6-2
Win 7-4 Jun 2013 Caltanissetta, Italy Challenger Clay Netherlands Robin Haase 7-6(7-4), 6-3
Loss 7-5 Jun 2013 Blois, France Challenger Clay Germany Julian Reister 1-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-7(2-7)
Win 8-5 Nov 2013 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard Germany Julian Reister w/o
Win 9-5 Sep 2015 Banja Luka, BiH Challenger Hard Romania Victor H?nescu 7-6(7-5), 7-6(7-5)
Win 10-5 Jul 2017 Båstad, Sweden Challenger Clay Argentina Leonardo Mayer 6-2, 7-6(7-4)
Win 11-5 Apr 2018 Guadeloupe, Guadeloupe Challenger Hard United States Denis Kudla 6-4, 6-0

Doubles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Legend
ATP Challenger (0-1)
ITF Futures (4-1)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jun 2008 ITF Belgrade, Serbia Futures Clay Serbia Nikola ?a?i? Serbia David Savi?
Serbia Miljan Zeki?
7-6(8-6), 3-6, [10-8]
Loss 1-1 Oct 2009 ITF Cairo, Egypt Futures Clay Serbia Nikola ?iri? Spain Oscar Burrieza-Lopez
Spain Javier Marti
4-6, 6-1, [9-11]
Win 2-1 May 2010 ITF Sarajevo, BiH Futures Clay Serbia Miljan Zeki? Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirza Ba?i?
Bosnia and Herzegovina Zlatan Kadri?
6-3, 6-4
Win 3-1 Aug 2010 ITF Novi Sad, Serbia Futures Clay Serbia Ilija Vu?i? Mexico Javier Herrera-Eguiluz
Australia Brendan Moore
7-5, 5-7, [10-8]
Win 4-1 Oct 2010 ITF Cairo, Egypt Futures Clay Serbia Miljan Zeki? Russia Alexander Lobkov
Russia Alexander Rumyantsev
7-6(7-5), 7-6(10-8)
Loss 4-2 Sep 2015 Sibiu Open, Romania Challenger Clay Serbia Ilija Bozoljac Romania Victor Crivoi
Romania Petru-Alexandru Luncanu
4-6, 3-6

Record against other players

Record against top 10 players

  • Lajovi?'s match record against those who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who have been No. 1 in bold (ATP World Tour, Grand Slam and Davis Cup main draw matches).
* As of 3 May 2021

Top 10 wins

  • He has a 5-20 (20.0%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season 2018 2019 2020 2021 Total
Wins 2 2 0 1 5
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score DLR
2018
1. Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 6 Madrid Open, Spain Clay 3R 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(8-6) 95
2. Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 8 China Open, China Hard 2R 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 55
2019
3. Japan Kei Nishikori 6 Miami Open, United States Hard 2R 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 44
4. Austria Dominic Thiem 5 Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco Clay 3R 6-3, 6-3 48
2021
5. Russia Daniil Medvedev 3 Rotterdam Open, Netherlands Hard 1R 7-6(7-4), 6-4 27
* As of 3 March 2021

References

  1. ^ "Dusan Lajovic". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ ATP Rankings
  3. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/istanbul-2015-doubles-final-albot-lajovic
  4. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/rankings/singles?rankDate=2019-01-28&countryCode=SRB
  5. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/rankings/doubles?rankDate=2015-06-08&rankRange=1-5000&countryCode=SRB
  6. ^ http://sport.blic.rs/tenis/veliki-trijumf-dusan-lajovic-srusio-iznera/4cdts2h
  7. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/cuevas-beats-monteiro-in-sao-paulo-qfs-2016
  8. ^ "Lajovic Lifts Maiden Trophy In Umag". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "Bio".
  10. ^ NOVI TENISKI HEROJ, DUCI LAJOVI? - SKROMNI MOMAK IZ KOM?ILUKA: Stara Pazova, Laboratorija kafe i prelepa doktorka!, 20 April 2019, retrieved 2020
  11. ^ "Five Things To Know About Dusan Lajovic".

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