|Residence||Stara Pazova, Serbia|
|Born||30 June 1990|
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Coach||José Perlas (2016-)|
|Prize money||US$ 6,364,570|
|Career record||142-181 (44.0% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 23 (29 April 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2021)|
|French Open||4R (2014)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2014, 2017)|
|US Open||3R (2018)|
|Career record||39-70 (35.8% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 82 (21 September 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2017)|
|French Open||QF (2019)|
|US Open||2R (2014, 2018)|
|Davis Cup||F (2013)|
|Last updated on: 1 June 2021.|
Lajovi? has won one singles and two doubles titles on the ATP Tour. On 29 April 2019, Lajovi? reached his career-high singles ranking of world No. 23. On 8 June 2015, he peaked at No. 104 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.
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.
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.
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.
At the Argentina Open, Lajovi? reached quarterfinals defeating world No. 12 John Isner en route. 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. This was followed by semifinal appearances at the Generali Open & Los Cabos Open.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lajovi? was born 30 June 1990 in Belgrade, Serbia to parents Marina and Dragi?a Lajovi?. He started playing tennis when he was seven years old in T.K. Stara Pazova and later continued in T.K. Partizan Belgrade. He lives in Stara Pazova, Serbia where he owns a cafe-restaurant.
Current after 2021 French Open.
|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%|
|Loss||2019||Monte-Carlo Masters||Clay||Fabio Fognini||3-6, 4-6|
|Loss||0-1||Apr 2019||Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco||Masters 1000||Clay||Fabio Fognini||3-6, 4-6|
|Win||1-1||Jul 2019||Croatia Open Umag, Croatia||250 Series||Clay||Attila Balázs||7-5, 7-5|
|Loss||0-1||Jul 2014||Croatia Open Umag, Croatia||250 Series||Clay||Franko ?kugor|| Franti?ek ?ermák
|Win||1-1||May 2015||Istanbul Open, Turkey||250 Series||Clay||Radu Albot|| Robert Lindstedt
|Win||2-1||Sep 2019||Chengdu Open, China||250 Series||Hard||Nikola ?a?i?|| Jonathan Erlich
|7-6(11-9), 3-6, [10-3]|
|Loss||0-1||Nov 2013||Davis Cup, Belgrade, Serbia||Hard (i)|| Novak Djokovic
| Tomá? Berdych
|Win||1-1||Jan 2020||ATP Cup, Sydney, Australia||Hard|| Novak Djokovic
| Rafael Nadal
Roberto Bautista Agut
Pablo Carreño Busta
Albert Ramos Viñolas
|ATP Challenger (6-2)|
|ITF Futures (5-3)|
|Win||1-0||Aug 2009||Serbia F5, Sombor||Futures||Clay||Aleksandar Slovi?||6-3, 6-4|
|Loss||1-1||Jun 2010||Serbia F1, Belgrade||Futures||Clay||Oleksandr Nedovyesov||4-6, 2-6|
|Win||2-1||Aug 2010||Serbia F4, Novi Sad||Futures||Clay||Aldin ?etki?||6-0, 4-6, 6-3|
|Loss||2-2||Aug 2010||Italy F22, Este||Futures||Clay||Matteo Viola||5-7, 1-6|
|Loss||2-3||Oct 2010||Egypt F5, Cairo||Futures||Clay||Miljan Zeki?||1-6, 6-3, 4-6|
|Win||3-3||Mar 2011||Italy F2, Cividino||Futures||Hard||Andrea Stoppini||3-6, 6-4, 6-3|
|Win||4-3||Mar 2011||Italy F3, Foggia||Futures||Clay||Walter Trusendi||6-2, 6-7(7-9), 6-2|
|Win||5-3||Oct 2011||Croatia F10, Umag||Futures||Clay||Andrey Kuznetsov||6-4, 0-6, 7-5|
|Loss||5-4||Jul 2012||Orbetello, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Roberto Bautista Agut||3-6, 1-6|
|Win||6-4||Aug 2012||Samarkand, Uzbekistan||Challenger||Clay||Farrukh Dustov||6-3, 6-2|
|Win||7-4||Jun 2013||Caltanissetta, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Robin Haase||7-6(7-4), 6-3|
|Loss||7-5||Jun 2013||Blois, France||Challenger||Clay||Julian Reister||1-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-7(2-7)|
|Win||8-5||Nov 2013||Seoul, South Korea||Challenger||Hard||Julian Reister||w/o|
|Win||9-5||Sep 2015||Banja Luka, BiH||Challenger||Hard||Victor H?nescu||7-6(7-5), 7-6(7-5)|
|Win||10-5||Jul 2017||Båstad, Sweden||Challenger||Clay||Leonardo Mayer||6-2, 7-6(7-4)|
|Win||11-5||Apr 2018||Guadeloupe, Guadeloupe||Challenger||Hard||Denis Kudla||6-4, 6-0|
|ATP Challenger (0-1)|
|ITF Futures (4-1)|
|Win||1-0||Jun 2008||ITF Belgrade, Serbia||Futures||Clay||Nikola ?a?i?|| David Savi?
|7-6(8-6), 3-6, [10-8]|
|Loss||1-1||Oct 2009||ITF Cairo, Egypt||Futures||Clay||Nikola ?iri?|| Oscar Burrieza-Lopez
|4-6, 6-1, [9-11]|
|Win||2-1||May 2010||ITF Sarajevo, BiH||Futures||Clay||Miljan Zeki?|| Mirza Ba?i?
|Win||3-1||Aug 2010||ITF Novi Sad, Serbia||Futures||Clay||Ilija Vu?i?|| Javier Herrera-Eguiluz
|7-5, 5-7, [10-8]|
|Win||4-1||Oct 2010||ITF Cairo, Egypt||Futures||Clay||Miljan Zeki?|| Alexander Lobkov
|Loss||4-2||Sep 2015||Sibiu Open, Romania||Challenger||Clay||Ilija Bozoljac|| Victor Crivoi
|1.||Juan Martín del Potro||6||Madrid Open, Spain||Clay||3R||3-6, 6-4, 7-6(8-6)||95|
|2.||Grigor Dimitrov||8||China Open, China||Hard||2R||6-4, 2-6, 6-4||55|
|3.||Kei Nishikori||6||Miami Open, United States||Hard||2R||2-6, 6-2, 6-3||44|
|4.||Dominic Thiem||5||Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco||Clay||3R||6-3, 6-3||48|
|5.||Daniil Medvedev||3||Rotterdam Open, Netherlands||Hard||1R||7-6(7-4), 6-4||27|