29 Facts About Marinko Matosevic

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Marinko Matosevic is a retired Australian professional tennis player.

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Marinko Matosevic was last coached by former ATP Professional and doubles specialist Mark Woodforde.

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Marinko Matosevic won five futures titles and four ATP Challenger titles.

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Marinko Matosevic entered the 2010 BNP Paribas Open, in Indian Wells as a qualifier.

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Marinko Matosevic beat Michael Llodra in the first round before losing out to No 9 seed Tsonga.

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Marinko Matosevic won his first challenger tournament at the 2010 Comerica Bank Challenger beating the Donald Young in the final.

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In February, Marinko Matosevic was seeded number 1 for the 2011 Caloundra International, on the ATP Challenger Tour.

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Marinko Matosevic then went to America, where he entered the qualifying draw for the 2011 Delray Beach International Tennis Championship.

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Marinko Matosevic qualified, defeating Raven Klaasen, Bobby Reynolds and Igor Kunitsyn.

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10.

Marinko Matosevic then took the place of number one seed Andy Roddick after he withdrew.

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Marinko Matosevic continued his form when he entered the 2012 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships and qualified for the main draw.

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12.

Marinko Matosevic began 2013 poorly with first round losses at the Brisbane International to Kei Nishikori and the Apia International to Bernard Tomic, both matches losing in straight sets.

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Nonetheless, Marinko Matosevic rebounded, and reached the semi-finals of Memphis by defeating Go Soeda, and upsetting 4th seed Sam Querrey and 7th seed Alexandr Dolgopolov before he retired against Kei Nishikori.

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14.

At the Monte Carlo Masters, Marinko Matosevic earned one of the biggest victories of his career, defeating former top ten player Fernando Verdasco in the first round.

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Marinko Matosevic lost to eight-time champion Rafael Nadal in the next round.

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Marinko Matosevic's season began at the Brisbane International where he defeated Julien Benneteau and Sam Querrey.

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Marinko Matosevic was defeated by Roger Federer in the quarter-finals in straight sets.

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18.

Marinko Matosevic reach the quarterfinals of the 2014 Apia International Sydney defeating Florian Mayer and Andreas Seppi on the route but lost to Sergiy Stakhovsky.

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19.

The following week, Marinko Matosevic made the final of the 2014 Aegon Trophy, but lost to Marcos Baghdatis.

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20.

Marinko Matosevic won his second grand slam match by defeating the Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in four sets in the first round of Wimbledon.

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21.

At the Australian Open, Marinko Matosevic recorded his first victory at the event after five previous unsuccessful attempts, defeating Alexander Kudryavtsev in five sets in the opening round.

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Marinko Matosevic then faced former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in the second round but lost in straight sets.

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Marinko Matosevic then played in Memphis but lost in the first round.

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24.

Marinko Matosevic then lost in the second round to Yoshihito Nishioka.

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25.

Marinko Matosevic reached the second round of qualifying for the 2016 Australian Open before heading to North America where he qualified for and reached the quarter final of Dallas and Puebla challengers.

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26.

Marinko Matosevic lost in the first round of qualifying for the 2017 Australian Open before playing on the Asian challenger circuit between February and May; failing to pass round 1 in any.

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Marinko Matosevic commenced the year qualifying for and reaching the quarter final of the Playford Challenger.

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28.

Marinko Matosevic lost in the first round of 2018 Australian Open men's singles qualifying.

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Marinko Matosevic has since played at the Burnie International, again being knocked out in the 1st round of qualifying.

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