Ivan Dodig is a Croatian professional tennis player who primarily specialises in doubles.
36 Facts About Ivan Dodig
Ivan Dodig is a six-time Grand Slam champion, having won men's doubles titles at the 2015 French Open with Marcelo Melo, and the 2021 Australian Open with Filip Polasek.
In mixed doubles, Dodig won the 2018 and 2019 French Opens and 2019 Wimbledon Championships, all alongside Latisha Chan, and the 2022 Australian Open partnering Kristina Mladenovic.
Ivan Dodig finished runner-up at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships in men's doubles, and the 2016 French Open and 2017 Australian Open in mixed.
Ivan Dodig has won 21 doubles titles on the ATP Tour, including six at the Masters 1000 level, and finished runner-up at the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals.
Ivan Dodig reached his career-high doubles ranking of world No 4 in June 2015.
In singles, Ivan Dodig achieved his highest ranking of world No 29 in October 2013, and won his first ATP title at the 2011 Zagreb Indoors.
Ivan Dodig has represented Croatia in the Davis Cup since 2010, and was part of the team which won the tournament in 2018.
Ivan Dodig won a silver medal in men's doubles at the 2020 Summer Olympics alongside Marin Cilic.
Ivan Dodig then spent most of the rest of the year competing on the Challenger tour.
Ivan Dodig failed to qualify for the 2010 French Open, but reached the second round at Wimbledon, beating Oscar Hernandez before losing to Sam Querrey in four sets.
Ivan Dodig reached the second round at the 2010 US Open, after beating Fernando Gonzalez, who retired with a knee injury, but Dodig himself retired with an injury against Thiemo de Bakker.
At the 2011 Australian Open, Ivan Dodig played Ivo Karlovic in the first round and prevailed in a tough five set match.
Ivan Dodig was then drawn to play third seed and eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the second round.
Ivan Dodig followed this up with a surprise first tournament win in front of his home crowd at the 2011 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, beating the previous year's finalist Michael Berrer.
Ivan Dodig then made a second-round appearance at the 2011 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, losing to the comeback kid Juan Martin del Potro.
Ivan Dodig then reached the quarterfinals at the 2011 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships after beating Kunitsyn and Sela, before losing to Janko Tipsarevic.
Ivan Dodig then found some good form heading into the 2011 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell tournament.
Ivan Dodig then went on to claim hard fought scalps over fast-rising Canadian Milos Raonic and home favourite Feliciano Lopez to reach the semifinals of a clay-court tournament for the first time in his career.
On 30 August 2011, in the US Open first round Ivan Dodig lost to Nikolay Davydenko in a closely fought five sets match.
Ivan Dodig fared better in the men's doubles, where he and partner Marin Cilic reached the quarter-finals.
Ivan Dodig had his most successful season to date, reaching the third round or better at three out of four major tournaments, and breaking into the world's top 30 for the first time.
At the Australian Open, Ivan Dodig reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time, beating Di Wu and Jarkko Nieminen respectively in the first two rounds, before losing to number 10 seed Richard Gasquet.
Ivan Dodig reached his first quarterfinal of the year at the PBZ Zagreb Indoors, losing to 3rd seed Mikhail Youzhny.
At Indian Wells, Ivan Dodig defeated 28th seed Julien Benneteau en route to the third round before falling to world No 2, Roger Federer in straight sets.
However at the French Open, Ivan Dodig lost an extremely tight first round match to Guido Pella, losing 12 games to 10 in the fifth set.
Ivan Dodig then went on to have his best run at a Grand Slam event to date, due in part to some luck and a brace of injuries, reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon despite only completing one match.
Ivan Dodig then beat Denis Kudla in straight sets, followed by Igor Sijsling retiring in the third set.
Ivan Dodig was the 32nd seed at the 2014 Australian Open where he reached the second round before retiring to Damir Dzumhur.
At the 2014 Barcelona Open, Ivan Dodig beat world No 30 Feliciano Lopez in second round and lost to Rafael Nadal in round of 16.
Ivan Dodig had a strong showing in the men's doubles event at the 2015 Australian Open.
Ivan Dodig reached the final at the 2021 Winston-Salem Open with new partner Austin Krajicek.
Ivan Dodig partnering Kristina Mladenovic won the mixed doubles event at the 2022 Australian Open.
Ivan Dodig reached back world No 8 in the rankings on 7 November 2022.
Ivan Dodig won his twentieth title at the 2023 ABN AMRO Open with Krajicek.
Ivan Dodig and Krajicek won their first Masters title as a team at the 2023 Monte-Carlo Masters defeating Romain Arneodo and Sam Weissborn in the final and as a result Ivan Dodig moved back to world No 5 in the rankings.