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Miomir Kecmanovi?
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Kecmanovi? at the 2021 French Open
Country (sports) Serbia
ResidenceDubai, United Arab Emirates
Born (1999-08-31) 31 August 1999 (age 22)[1]
Belgrade, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2017
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
CoachMiro Hrvatin
David Nalbandian
Johan Örtegren
Prize moneyUS$ 3,528,172
Singles
Career record80-76 (51.3% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 30 (13 June 2022)
Current rankingNo. 30 (13 June 2022)[2]
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open4R (2022)
French Open3R (2022)
Wimbledon2R (2019, 2021)
US Open2R (2019, 2020)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2021)
Doubles
Career record9-23 (28.1% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 161 (16 September 2019)
Current rankingNo. 413 (13 June 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2021)
French Open2R (2019, 2022)
US Open3R (2019)
Team competitions
Davis Cup0-1
Last updated on: 13 June 2022.

Miomir Kecmanovi? (Serbian Cyrillic: ?, pronounced [m?omir ketsm?:no?it?]; born 31 August 1999)[3] is a Serbian professional tennis player. Kecmanovi? reached his best singles ranking of world No. 30 on 13 June 2022 and he peaked at world No. 161 on 16 September 2019 in the doubles rankings. In singles, he has won one ATP title and two Challenger titles in his career.

Career

Juniors: Orange Bowl champion & junior No. 1

In December 2015, Kecmanovi? won the Orange Bowl in a 3-set match against Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(5).[4] He reached the final in singles at 2016 Junior US Open where he was defeated by Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime.[5] He finished the year 2016 as ITF Juniors number 1 ranked tennis player.[6]

2016: Davis Cup alternate player

Kecmanovi? was a fifth (reserve) player on a Serbian Davis Cup team in their quarterfinal tie against Great Britain in the 2016 Davis Cup[7][8] - a standard practice of Tennis Federation of Serbia for each tie to invite a different talented young player to practice with regular players and gain necessary experience. Kecmanovi? credited this experience for finishing the year as junior world No. 1 and said that he is looking forward to one day make the team and play for Serbia.[9]

2017: Turning pro & first Challenger title

In January 2017, Kecmanovi? won his first singles ITF pro circuit title in Sunrise, Florida, US.[10] In March, he received a wild card entry for the qualifying draw at Miami Masters and defeated 22nd seed and world No. 117 Henri Laaksonen in straight sets in the first round, before losing the deciding qualifying match to 11th seed and world No. 114 Luká? Lacko. Serbian Davis Cup captain, Nenad Zimonji?, planned to include Kecmanovi? as a fifth player for Serbia's 7-9 April Davis Cup quarterfinal tie versus Spain,[11] but as Kecmanovi? received a wild card for Panamá Cup Challenger, he instead chose to play in his first career challenger and lost in the first round to top seed and world No. 86 Horacio Zeballos in 3 sets, 6-2, 4-6, 2-6. He next played in San Luis Potosí Challenger in Mexico and had his first wins on the Challenger level after defeating 3rd seed and world No. 135 Stefan Kozlov in straight sets, Emilio Gómez in three sets and 7th seed Marcelo Arévalo in straight sets, before losing in the semifinals to 8th seed Adrián Menéndez-Maceiras. At Sarasota Kecmanovi? played in his third successive challenger, losing in the second round to 7th seed and world No. 114 Laaksonen. Kecmanovi? received a wild card for the qualifying draw of another ATP tournament, Istanbul Open, where he defeated 2nd seed Mirza Ba?i? in the opening round, but lost to 8th seed Daniel Brands in the deciding qualifier.

Between May and July, Kecmanovi? played in four futures tournaments in Turkey and Belgium, respectively, winning two and reaching another final and one semifinal. He then resumed playing in challengers, playing three in Asia, with the best result coming in August in Chengdu, where he was stopped in the quarterfinals. In September, Kecmanovi? was again in the plans to be a fifth player in 15-17 September Davis Cup semifinal against France, but as he received a wildcard for Banja Luka Challenger,[12] he chose to play it in order to improve his ATP ranking,[13] and again lost in the first round. He next played three futures in Italy, getting to one semifinal and two quarterfinals. He finished the season playing in three challengers in China and had his biggest achievement to date in October in Suzhou, when he won the first challenger title of his career by beating 3rd seed and world No. 113 Radu Albot, 6-4, 6-4, in the final.

2018: Top 150, WTT champion & Finals MVP

After reaching two quarterfinals in three challengers to start the season, Kecmanovi? broke into the top 200 for the first time in his career on February 5, when he was ranked 194th on the ATP list. In March, he made his ATP main draw debut when he was granted wild card for Miami Masters, losing to Denis Istomin in the first round. In April, he defeated 4th seed Michael Mmoh and 6th seed Dennis Novikov in the qualifying rounds to reach the main draw of U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships ATP 250 event in Houston, where he lost to 7th seed Ryan Harrison in the first round.

In July and August, Kecmanovi? played World TeamTennis league and helped Springfield Lasers win its first ever championship after losing five times in the finals between 1999 and 2014. They defeated Philadelphia Freedoms, 19-18 in the final, after Kecmanovi? rallied from a 1-3 deficit in the final set to defeat Kevin King, 5-3, and earn Finals MVP honors.[14]

On the strength of three semifinal and one quarterfinal appearance in challenger events in September and October, Kecmanovi? reached the top 150 for the first time on October 22, being ranked world No. 149. He closed out the season on a high note, reaching the final of the Liuzhou challenger and winning the Shenzhen challenger, to finish the season with a then career-high ranking of world No. 132.

2019: Top 50, 2nd WTT championship, first ATP final

Kecmanovic at the 2019 French Open

He earned his first ATP victory by defeating world No. 56 Leonardo Mayer at the Brisbane International. He played in the BNP Paribas Open as a lucky loser. He defeated 30th seed Laslo ?ere on his way to the quarterfinals, before losing to in straight sets to Milos Raonic. This result meant that Kecmanovi? was ranked in the top 100 for the first time.[15] In Miami, he beat former top-10 player Ernests Gulbis in the first round before losing to Frances Tiafoe in two tiebreak sets.

At the French Open, Kecmanovi? played in the main draw, beating Denis Kudla in five sets before losing to David Goffin. This was his first grand slam win.[16] At the Antalya Open, he reached his first ATP final, losing to Lorenzo Sonego in the final. His semi final against 3rd seed Jordan Thompson was notable for featuring no breaks of serve, with Kecmanovi? saving all three break points on his serve.[17]

Kecmanovi? won his first Wimbledon match at The Championships 2019, beating Roberto Carballés Baena in four sets, before retiring against Benoît Paire two sets to love down. In Atlanta, he beat Jack Sock and 8th seed Ugo Humbert both in straight sets, before losing in the quarter-finals to eventual finalist and 2nd seed Taylor Fritz.[18] In the Citi Open, he beat Alexei Popyrin and Pierre-Hugues Herbert before losing to Norbert Gombos. Having missed the Roger's Cup Masters Tournament, Kecmanovi?'s breakthrough came at the Western and Southern Open. In the qualifying rounds, he beat Antoine Hoang and Feliciano López in straight sets. In the first round, he beat fellow 19 year old Félix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets. He then gained his first win over a top ten player by beating 7th seed Alexander Zverev in three sets. This victory ensured that Kecmanovi? would break into the top 50 for the first time.[19] He then lost in straight sets to Roberto Bautista Agut.

2020: First ATP title

Kecmanovi? started off the new decade by participating in the ATP 250 Qatar Open. He defeated Australian Jordan Thompson before defeating third seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the round of sixteen.[20] He won his first ATP title at the Austrian Open Kitzbühel in September.

2021: Top 40

After reaching the second round at the Australian Open, losing to Adrian Mannarino, and following a semifinal run at the 2021 Argentina Open, Kecmanovi? achieved his best singles ranking of world No. 38 on 8 March 2021. During the Latin American Swing, he hired former World No. 3 player David Nalbandian as his coach for a trial period.[21]

2022: Australian Open fourth round, top 30 debut

Kecmanovi? at the 2022 French Open

Kecmanovi? was initially set to play Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open.[22] Due to Djokovic's visa issues and his COVID-19 vaccination status, that ultimately led to his deportation, Kecmanovi? instead faced Salvatore Caruso who was promoted to Djokovic's original position as a lucky loser.[23] Kecmanovic defeated Caruso in straight sets, and advanced to the second round.[24] Next he defeated Tommy Paul in straight sets and Lorenzo Sonego to make his first fourth round at a Major, which is his best result at a Grand Slam. He lost to 17th seed Gaël Monfils in straight sets in the fourth round. At the 2022 Rio Open he reached the quarterfinals as a qualifier defeating sixth seed Lorenzo Sonego.[25] He lost to Francisco Cerundolo in a second consecutive match, the first loss coming at the previous tournament, the 2022 Argentina Open.

At the BNP Paribas Open, Kecmanovi? reached his 2nd career Masters 1000 quarterfinal. He defeated Liam Broady, 24th seed Marin ?ili?, Botic van de Zandschulp, and 6th seed Matteo Berrettini, earning the second Top 10 win of his career. He lost in the quarterfinals in three sets to eventual champion Taylor Fritz.[26]

The following week at the Miami Open, Kecmanovi? reached his 2nd consecutive Masters 1000 quarterfinal and 3rd overall. He defeated Jack Sock, 7th seed and 9th ranked Félix Auger-Aliassime for his third Top 10 win, Sebastian Korda, and 11th seed Taylor Fritz in a rematch of the previous week's Indian Wells quarterfinal. He lost to eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz in the quarterfinal in a final set tie-breaker.[27] Due to this result, Kecmanovi? tied his career high ranking of World No. 38. He made his debut in the top 30 on 13 June 2022 following a third round showing for the first time in his career at the 2022 French Open.

Personal

Kecmanovi? began playing tennis at the age of 6 with his grandfather, Jovan, and his tennis idols growing up were Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. At age 13, he moved to Florida with his aunt, Tanja Pavlov, to train at IMG Academy.[28] His aunt also acts as his manager.[29]

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
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 through the 2022 French Open.

Doubles

Tournament 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 2R 1R 0 / 3 1-3 25%
French Open 2R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 4 2-4 33%
Wimbledon A NH A 0 / 0 0-0 0%
US Open 3R A 1R 0 / 2 3-2 60%
Win-loss 3-2 0-2 2-3 1-2 0 / 9 6-9 40%
ATP Masters 1000
Miami Open 1R NH QF A 0 / 2 2-2 50%
Canadian Open A NH 1R 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 0-1 0-0 2-2 0-0 0 / 3 2-3 40%

ATP career finals

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

Legend
Grand Slam
ATP Finals
ATP Masters 1000
ATP 500 Series
ATP 250 Series (1-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (0-1)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (1-1)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jun 2019 Antalya Open, Turkey 250 Series Grass Italy Lorenzo Sonego 7-6(7-5), 6-7(5-7), 1-6
Win 1-1 Sep 2020 Kitzbühel Open, Austria 250 Series Clay Germany Yannick Hanfmann 6-4, 6-4

Team Tennis Leagues

League finals: 2 (2 championships)

Finals by leagues
World TeamTennis (WTT) (2-0)
Finals by club teams
Springfield Lasers (2-0)
League table results
1st place (0)
2nd place (2)
Awards
Finals MVP: 1 (2018 WTT)
Place    Date    League Location(s) Surface(s) Team Teammates Opponent teams
Champions (2nd) Jul-Aug 2018 WTT U.S. Hard,
Hard (i)
United States Springfield Lasers South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager (HC)
United States Jack Sock (F)
United States Vania King (R)
Canada Daniel Nestor (R)
United States Abigail Spears (R)
United States
Philadelphia Freedoms: Runners-up (1st)
Washington Kastles: 3rd
San Diego Aviators: 4th
Orange County Breakers: 5th
New York Empire: 6th
Champions (2nd) Jul-Aug 2019 WTT U.S. Hard,
Hard (i)
United States Springfield Lasers South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager (HC)
Spain Enrique López Pérez (R)
Russia Anna Blinkova (R)
Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer (R)
United States Abigail Spears (R)
Belarus Olga Govortsova (S)
Sweden Robert Lindstedt (S)
United States Evan Song (S)
United States
New York Empire: Runners-up (4th)
Philadelphia Freedoms: Semifinals (1st)
San Diego Aviators: Semifinals (3rd)
Vegas Rollers: 5th
Orange County Breakers: 6th
Orlando Storm: 7th
Washington Kastles: 8th
*(HC): Head Coach, (F): Franchise Player, (W): Wildcard Player, (R): Roster Player, (S): Substitute Player

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 8 (5 titles, 3 runners-up)

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (2-1)
ITF Futures (3-2)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 2016 USA F14, Orange Park Futures Clay Canada Denis Shapovalov 5-7, 6-2, 6-7(6-8)
Win 1-1 Jan 2017 USA F4, Sunrise Futures Clay Sweden Christian Lindell 6-2, 6-2
Win 2-1 May 2017 Turkey F20, Antalya Futures Clay Italy Alessandro Petrone 6-0, 6-4
Loss 2-2 Jun 2017 Turkey F21, Antalya Futures Clay Belgium Julien Cagnina 3-6, 4-6
Win 3-2 Jun 2017 Belgium F1, Havré Futures Clay Belgium Christopher Heyman 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Win 4-2 Oct 2017 Suzhou, China Challenger Hard Moldova Radu Albot 6-4, 6-4
Loss 4-3 Oct 2018 Liuzhou, China Challenger Hard Moldova Radu Albot 2-6, 6-4, 3-6
Win 5-3 Nov 2018 Shenzhen, China Challenger Hard Slovenia Bla? Kav?i? 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

Doubles: 2 (1 titles, 1 runners-up)

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (0-0)
ITF Futures (1-1)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 May 2016 USA F15, Vero Beach Futures Clay Germany Jonas Luetjen United States Deiton Baughman
United States Reed Anderson
6-1, 5-7, [10-8]
Loss 1-1 May 2016 USA F16, Tampa Futures Clay Germany Jonas Luetjen Ecuador Gonzalo Escobar
Ecuador Roberto Quiroz
4-6, 6-7(4-6)

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2016 US Open Hard Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime 3-6, 0-6

Record against other players

Record against top 10 players

Kecmanovi?'s record against those who have been ranked in the top 10, with active players in boldface:[30]

Top 10 Wins

  • He has a 3-7 (30.0%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season 2019 2020 2021 2022 Total
Wins 1 0 0 2 3
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score MKR
2019
1. Germany Alexander Zverev 6 Cincinnati Masters, United States Hard 2R 6-7(4-7), 6-2, 6-4 58
2022
2. Italy Matteo Berrettini 6 Indian Wells Masters, United States Hard 4R 6-3, 6-7(5-7), 6-4 61
3. Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime 9 Miami Open, United States Hard 2R 6-4, 6-2 48

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Edition is split into the two years due to COVID-19.
  2. ^ 2015: ATP ranking-1340

References

  1. ^ "Miomir Kecmanovic". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ ATP Rankings
  3. ^ "Miomir Kecmanovi?". www.itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation.
  4. ^ Orange Bowl, 2015, Boys 18[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Junior US Open final". Tennis Canada.
  6. ^ "ITF Juniors Ranking". itftennis. com. Retrieved 2016.
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  12. ^ O., B. (4 September 2017). "DEJVIS KUP Zimonji?: Lajovi? prvi reket Srbije protiv Francuza u Lilu" (in Serbian). Blic. Retrieved .
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  14. ^ "Lasers Claim First WTT Title In Dramatic Win Over Philadelphia". World TeamTennis. 5 August 2018. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Miomir Kecmanovic, Indian Wells Quarter-finalist, Learned From Novak Djokovic | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "Rising star Miomir Kecmanovic targets French Open debut". Tennis World USA. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "Kecmanovic Edges Into First ATP Tour Final In Antalya | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved .
  18. ^ Meyer, Luke (2019-07-27). "Taylor Fritz beats Kecmanovic in the quarter of the BBT Atlanta Open". Tennis Tonic - live scores, news, H2H, and stats. Retrieved .
  19. ^ "Cincinnati Tennis: Serbian Miomir Kecmanovi?, After 20 Zverev Double Faults, Notches First Top 10 Win | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved .
  20. ^ "Andrey Rublev Overcomes Nerves to Win Doha Opener | Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2020 | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  21. ^ "Miomir Kecmanovic Adds a New Team Member: David Nalbandian | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  22. ^ After Australian Open draw delay, Novak Djokovic slated to open title defense against fellow Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic ESPN
  23. ^ 'Deeply regrettable': ATP's words of support for Djokovic as 'lucky loser' Caruso becomes de facto top seed The Sydney Morning Herald
  24. ^ Koziol, Michael; Walsh, Courtney (17 January 2022). "Kecmanovic looks to 'avenge' Djokovic after first round win". The Age (Australia). Retrieved 2022.
  25. ^ "Miomir Kecmanovic, Francisco Cerundolo Beat Rio Rain to Reach QFS | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  26. ^ "Kecmanovic Stuns Berrettini To Reach QFs". ATP Tour. March 16, 2022.
  27. ^ "Sublime Alcaraz Overcomes Tsitsipas In Miami Classic". ATP Tour. 29 March 2022.
  28. ^ "Miomir Kecmanovic Bio". ATP Tour.
  29. ^ A Rising Serbian Tennis Star Gets His Footing in Florida
  30. ^ "Kecmanovic H2H". ATP Tour.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by ITF Junior World Champion
2016
Succeeded by

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