83 Facts About Damir Dzumhur


Damir Dzumhur is a professional tennis player from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Damir Dzumhur added a triumph at the 2017 Kremlin Cup and became the first player in tennis history to win both events played on Russian soil in the same season.

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Damir Dzumhur is the first male player to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina in the main draw of any Grand Slam tournament.

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Damir Dzumhur was born on 20 May 1992 in Sarajevo as a first child to father Nerfid Damir Dzumhur and mother Zaneta.

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Damir Dzumhur's birth came shortly after the outbreak of the Bosnian War in a maternity hospital located near the Zetra Olympic Hall.

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Damir Dzumhur got his first significant role in the German movie Morderischer Frieden by Rudolf Schweiger, where he played the role of the sharpshooter Duncan.

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Damir Dzumhur studied political science at the Faculty of Political Science in Sarajevo at the University of Sarajevo.

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Damir Dzumhur is currently in a relationship with Croatian model and former Big Brother contestant Barbara Segetin, with whom he has a son named Luka.

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Damir Dzumhur started playing tennis at the age of five and began practising professionally in 1999 after the renovated Zetra has been opened.

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Damir Dzumhur finished 2005 and 2006 seasons on 87th and 25th positions, respectively in Europe's under-14 boys' singles rankings, and in the years 2007 and 2008, he ended as the 13th- and 17th-ranked player in the under-16 category.

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In 2008, Damir Dzumhur started competing in official ITF junior tournaments in the under–18 category.

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Damir Dzumhur closed his first season on this level with 17 wins and 5 losses, which classified him as the world's 299th junior player.

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In July 2010 Damir Dzumhur was placed third on the ITF world rankings, he finished this year on 4th place with 40 singles wins and 8 losses.

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Damir Dzumhur turned professional in 2011, making his debut at the ATP World Tour in Zagreb during qualifying for the 2011 PBZ Zagreb Indoors.

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Damir Dzumhur spent his first years as a pro mainly on the ATP Challenger Tour and in ITF Men's Circuit tournaments.

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Damir Dzumhur won an overall twelve singles and eight doubles Futures titles, as well as twice reached the finals in Challenger events – the 2013 Kosice Open and 2013 Poznan Open, losing in three sets on both occasions to Mikhail Kukushkin and Andreas Haider-Maurer, respectively.

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In that period Damir Dzumhur took part in four Davis Cup ties involving Bosnia and Herzegovina, playing in total of eight rubbers, winning in two singles and one doubles matches.

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Damir Dzumhur ended his first fully professional season on 339th position, while the next year he finished inside the Top 250.

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Year of 2013 saw Damir Dzumhur climbing into the top 200 in the world singles rankings, firstly achieved on 19 August 2013, and eventually he finished the year at World No 187.

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In January 2014, Damir Dzumhur became the first male Bosnian representative to play in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, having reached the Third Round of the 2014 Australian Open, where he eventually lost to 7th seed Tomas Berdych.

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Damir Dzumhur received praise from Berdych and Novak Djokovic after the tournament.

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Damir Dzumhur then played for his country in Davis Cup First Round match against Greece, where he lost in four sets to Markos Kalovelonis, ranked 691st that time.

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That was then followed by a series of unsuccessful appearances in a combination of World Tour and Challenger Tour events across Europe and the United States, where Damir Dzumhur made his debut in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 cycle, having played in the qualifying of the Indian Wells Masters and the Miami Masters, where he won his sole eight points during that period.

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Damir Dzumhur finished his first hard-court part of the season by helping his country beat Finland in the 2014 Davis Cup Group II Second Round.

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Damir Dzumhur opened his clay campaign by winning 2014 Mersin Cup – first Challenger tournament in his career.

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Damir Dzumhur became only the second player, who has ever won a Challenger tournament under the Bosnian flag.

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Damir Dzumhur was there defeated in the first round by David Ferrer, ranked No 5 at that time, losing in four sets.

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Damir Dzumhur eventually finished that season on 109th place, and thus failed to achieve his goal, set in August, of singles ranking inside first hundred by the end of the season, as well as did not gain direct entry into the first Grand Slam tournament of the new season – 2015 Australian Open, but he fulfilled his initial wish of being ranked in Top 150 at the end of the year.

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Damir Dzumhur began the new season in India, where he was unsuccessful in his bid to qualify for the main draw of the 2015 Aircel Chennai Open, losing to Luca Vanni in the final qualifying round.

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Right after the Croatian event, Damir Dzumhur went to Dominican Republic, where he dominated the first edition of 2015 Milex Open, played on green clay in Santo Domingo, and became the first player who has ever won a professional tennis tournament in that country.

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Damir Dzumhur did not lose a set on his way to the title and spent on court less than five and a half hours in total during whole tournament week.

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Damir Dzumhur was then accepted to the main draw of 2015 Morelos Open, as a special exempt, where he managed to win further four matches, bringing his tally to nine wins in a row, and thus reaching the second consecutive final on Challenger level, and his career-first played on hard surface.

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Damir Dzumhur became the first Bosnian player, who has reached last four stage in the World Tour event, before losing in three sets to second-seed Martin Klizan.

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Damir Dzumhur held grass-court preparations in Liverpool, where he was invited to play in an exhibition Liverpool Hope University International Tennis Tournament.

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Damir Dzumhur was drawn against Federer in his first ever main draw appearance at Wimbledon, and he lost to the eventual runner-up in straight sets.

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Damir Dzumhur later went to Morocco to play three clay challengers in Kenitra, Mohammedia and Casablanca, winning the last one, which gave him highest ever ranking position of 77.

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Damir Dzumhur eventually finished 2015 season on 82nd place, after a series of failed attempts in clay court South American challengers during the months of October and November.

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Similarly like year before, Damir Dzumhur had not achieved his higher goal of placement among top 70 players of the world, but managed to fulfil the initial one, which was the year-end ranking position inside top 100, allowing him to be directly accepted into the 2016 Australian Open.

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Damir Dzumhur started the new season in Doha at the 2016 Qatar ExxonMobil Open.

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Damir Dzumhur defeated Marco Cecchinato before losing to Tomas Berdych in straight sets.

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Damir Dzumhur later moved to Australia, where was defeated in 2016 Apia International Sydney qualifying by Maximilian Marterer, and then was drawn to face Kyle Edmund in the first round of the Australian Open.

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Damir Dzumhur came from behind to defeat him in five sets and then faced 15th seed David Goffin, losing in four sets.

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Damir Dzumhur later took part in series of two indoor and then two outdoor hard court events across Europe and North America, losing in second rounds in Sofia, Memphis and Delray Beach before being defeated to Dominic Thiem in the first round of 2016 Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, first ATP World Tour 500 series tournament in which Dzumhur has ever participated in the main draw.

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Damir Dzumhur then defeated Mikhail Kukushkin in the third round, before losing to Milos Raonic in the Round of 16, finishing the first part of the season on 87th place.

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Damir Dzumhur was then defeated by Milos Raonic, being two points away from placement in the quarterfinals.

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Damir Dzumhur then took part in two consecutive ATP World Tour 250 series tournaments in Bucharest and Istanbul, losing to Marco Cecchinato in the second round, and to Diego Schwartzman in the quarterfinals, respectively, despite having a match point in the match with the Argentine.

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On 9 June Damir Dzumhur received a Tripartite Commission Invitation, which gave him the right to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 2016 Summer Olympics, as the first male tennis player in country's history.

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Damir Dzumhur then continued his 2016 Wimbledon Championships preparations at 2016 Aegon Open Nottingham, beating in three sets a title-holder Denis Istomin, with the match being suspended after set two due to darkness, and then losing on the same day to Vasek Pospisil.

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Damir Dzumhur then competed at the third major of the year in London.

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Damir Dzumhur concluded his season in Paris, losing in the 2016 BNP Paribas Masters qualifying to Dustin Brown.

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Nevertheless, after these tournaments Damir Dzumhur moved back into the top 80, where he finished season 2016.

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New campaign for Damir Dzumhur was opened with a straight set defeat to Dudi Sela at the 2017 Aircel Chennai Open.

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Damir Dzumhur's poor start to the season continued in Melbourne, where he lost in the first round of the 2017 Australian Open to Viktor Troicki, coming back from two sets down before eventually losing in five.

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Damir Dzumhur was criticized for his attitude on court, as he was involved in argument with chair umpire, which caused a point penalty being given to him.

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At 3:4 in the final set Damir Dzumhur requested supervisor to come on court, shortly before he lost his serve and allowed Troicki to serve for the match, which he did.

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Damir Dzumhur notched his first ATP wins of the season in Memphis, where he defeated returning from injury Kevin Anderson, coming back from set and break down, and Steve Darcis in straight sets.

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Damir Dzumhur's rise of form continued in Delray Beach as he defeated Konstantin Kravchuk and barely lost to Juan Martin del Potro, receiving appraisal for his display from the Argentinian.

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Damir Dzumhur's attitude was broadly commented as he was involved in multiple arguments throughout the match with chair umpire, ITF supervisor, Haase and other members of Dutch team.

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Damir Dzumhur was then twice eliminated in the second rounds of Budapest Open and Istanbul Open, before losing in the first matches in Rome Masters qualies, Nice and Roland Garros.

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In June Damir Dzumhur went back to challenger circuit, playing on that level for the first time since October 2016.

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Damir Dzumhur then moved to Blois, France where again competed as highest ranked player.

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Immediately after Damir Dzumhur entered Top 60 for the first time, climbing up to 56th place.

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Damir Dzumhur managed to overcome 27th seed Pablo Cuevas and Cedrik-Marcel Stebe to reach the Round of 32 for the third time in his career, and first in New York City.

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On 24 September, Damir Dzumhur defeated Fabio Fognini in the final of 2017 St Petersburg Open, claiming his first ever ATP World Tour title, which sealed him 40th place on world singles ranking.

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On 22 October, Damir Dzumhur defeated Ricardas Berankis in a three-set final to claim the 2017 Kremlin Cup, pushing him to a new high ranking of No 31 the following day.

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Damir Dzumhur made the doubles finals with Antonio Sancic but lost to Max Mirnyi and Philipp Oswald.

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Damir Dzumhur then reached Vienna ATP 500 2nd Round, defeating Berankis again, and losing to Tsonga despite having a match point; and withdrawn from Paris Masters, hence ending his most successful season to-date on yet again improved position number 30, which qualified him to be a Commitment Player for 2018 season and have a seeding at the Australian Open, first ever for him at any Grand Slam.

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Damir Dzumhur started the year with a third round appearance at the 2018 Australian Open matching his best result at the tournament.

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Damir Dzumhur was defeated by world number 1 Rafael Nadal in straight sets.

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Damir Dzumhur was defeated by world number 3 Alexander Zverev in a close 5-set battle.

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On 30 June, Damir Dzumhur defeated Adrian Mannarino in the final of 2018 Antalya Open, which brought him at a historic career high for his country of World No 23 in the singles rankings on 2 July 2018.

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Damir Dzumhur made the semifinals of the Los Cabo's Open where he lost to world number 4 Juan Martin del Potro.

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Damir Dzumhur ended the year with a third round appearance at the Paris Masters where he lost to world number 2 Novak Djokovic having lost the first set and having to retire early in the second set.

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Damir Dzumhur started off the year with a straight sets loss to world number 1 Novak Djokovic at the 2019 Doha Open.

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Damir Dzumhur made four quarterfinal appearances in 2019 at the Rotterdam Open where he defeated 3rd seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round but lost to eventual champion Gael Monfils, Geneva Open where he defeated 5th seed Stan Wawrinka in the second round but lost to Radu Albot, Antalya Open where he went in as the 5th seed and defending champion but lost to Jordan Thompson, and the Zhuhai Championships where he went in as a qualifier but lost to Adrian Mannarino.

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Damir Dzumhur only posted one grand slam win in 2019 at the US Open where he defeated Elliot Benchetrit in the first round but lost in the second round to world number 3 Roger Federer.

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Damir Dzumhur ended the year with his first challenger final in 2 years at the Slovak Open.

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Damir Dzumhur lost in the first round of the Australian Open to 15th seed Stan Wawrinka who would go on to make the quarterfinals.

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Damir Dzumhur dropped out of the top 100 on 17 February 2020 to No 107.

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Damir Dzumhur played world No 1 Novak Djokovic in the first round of the US Open but lost in straight sets.

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Damir Dzumhur lost to the top seed Roberto Carballes Baena in straight sets.

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Damir Dzumhur dropped out of the top 130 at No 136 on 27 September 2021, his lowest since April 2014.

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Damir Dzumhur further dropped out of the top 150 on 8 November 2021.

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