25 Facts About Nenad Zimonjic


Nenad Zimonjic is a Serbian former professional tennis player who was ranked world No 1 in doubles.

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Nenad Zimonjic is an eight-time Grand Slam champion, having won the 2008 and 2009 Wimbledon Championships as well as the 2010 French Open in men's doubles partnering Daniel Nestor.

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In mixed doubles, Zimonjic won the 2004 Australian Open partnering Elena Bovina, the 2006 and 2010 French Opens partnering Katarina Srebotnik, the 2008 Australian Open partnering Sun Tiantian, and the 2014 Wimbledon Championships partnering Samantha Stosur.

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Nenad Zimonjic has reached nine further major finals across the two disciplines.

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Nenad Zimonjic won 54 doubles titles on the ATP Tour, including the 2008 and 2010 Tour Finals, and 15 Masters 1000-level titles.

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Nenad Zimonjic became the world No 1 for the first time in November 2008, going on to spend 50 weeks at the top of the rankings over the next two years.

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Nenad Zimonjic was the second Serbian to top the doubles rankings, after Slobodan Zivojinovic in 1986.

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Nenad Zimonjic represented Serbia in the Davis Cup from 1995 to 2017, competing in 55 ties and earning 43 victories, making him the most successful Davis Cup player in Serbian history.

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Nenad Zimonjic was part of the team that won the tournament in 2010, and served as captain from 2017 to 2020, overseeing Serbia's victory at the inaugural ATP Cup in 2020.

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Nenad Zimonjic turned pro in 1995 and remained relatively unknown outside his native country until a surprise victory in the mixed doubles at the 2004 Australian Open.

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At the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, Nenad Zimonjic reached the final of the men's doubles alongside France's Fabrice Santoro and the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles.

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In 2007, Nenad Zimonjic reached the 2007 French Open mixed doubles final as the defending champions with Katarina Srebotnik and lost to Nathalie Dechy and Andy Ram.

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Nenad Zimonjic left Santoro after Wimbledon and teamed with Mahesh Bhupathi until after the 2007 US Open.

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Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic later won 2008 Wimbledon, 2009 Wimbledon and 2010 French Open.

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Nenad Zimonjic ended his partnership with Nestor after winning the ATP World Tour Finals.

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Nenad Zimonjic won titles each year for 16 straight seasons and finished 12 consecutive seasons, starting in 2004, ranked in the ATP doubles top 20.

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Nenad Zimonjic returned to the ATP tour in February 2019 at the Sofia Open, where he and compatriot Viktor Troicki had won the doubles title two years prior.

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Partnering Marion Bartoli, Nenad Zimonjic won the inaugural Wimbledon mixed invitation doubles 2022.

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Nenad Zimonjic went on to win four other ITF satellite events, as well as four Challenger tour titles in singles: Kiev in 1998, Belo Horizonte in 2000, Andrezieux in 2001, and Belgrade in 2004.

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In recent years, with the emergence of highly ranked Serbian singles players Novak Djokovic, Janko Tipsarevic, and Viktor Troicki, Nenad Zimonjic became a doubles specialist on the team, partnering all of them, as well as Dusan Vemic and Ilija Bozoljac.

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Nenad Zimonjic played in all four doubles rubbers over the course of the competition, winning once and losing the other three times.

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Nenad Zimonjic was the 2020 ATP Cup captain when Serbia won the inaugural 2020 cup.

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Nenad Zimonjic was born in Belgrade, and was brought up in the Borca suburb, while he is currently living in New Belgrade.

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Nenad Zimonjic's paternal family hails from the Gacko region in Herzegovina, from where it settled in Vuckovica near Kragujevac, while his mother was born in Gospic, in Lika.

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Nenad Zimonjic is related to Bogdan Zimonjic, a Serbian Orthodox priest and guerilla leader.

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