Aleksandar Vukic
Aleksandar Vukic
Aleksandar Vukic
Aleksandar Vukic
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    • Nickname is Vuki.
    • Speaks English and Serbo-Croatian.
    • Parents, Rad and Ljiljana, are computer engineers; brother, Vlad is in private equity.
    • Family emigrated to Australia from Montenegro, fleeing the war in the 1990s. Mother and brother left and father later escaped. Parents came to Australia with nothing and worked their way up.
    • Studied finance and played college tennis at University of Illinois from 2015-18.
    • Named a 3-time All-American and 2017 Big Ten Athlete of the Year.
    • Followed in footsteps of brother, Vlad, who played tennis casually and is 6 years older.
    • Played football and tennis until age of 13, when he chose to pursue tennis full-time.
    • Travelled on his own and trained in Spain at age 17. Says that he "burnt out very quickly" before deciding to go to college.
    • Favourite shot is forehand, surface is hard, tournament is Australian Open and city on tour is Sydney.
    • Says his motivation is "the aspect of competing and being so good at your craft. It's the 1 v 1 part of tennis that you don't get anywhere else. It's insane what you feel on court. You're in your own world when you're out there. As long as I can feel that, then I'm happy."
    • Also enjoys playing football, basketball and video games. Favourite football team is Arsenal FC and basketball player is LeBron James.
    • Dream job is manager of a Premier League football team.
    • Favourite movie is The Wolf of Wall Street, starring his favourite actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
    • Says that his best quality is loyalty and worst quality is being messy.
    • Favourite food is spaghetti bolognese and guilty pleasure is eating sweets.
    • Enjoys listening to the Aussie band RUFUS DU SOL.

    (UPDATED 22 MAY 2024)

    • Broke into Top 200 in March 2020 prior to COVID-19 suspension of ATP Tour, then achieved career-high No. 48 in August 2023 soon after reaching 1st ATP Tour final at 2023 Atlanta.
    • Also advanced to ATP Tour QFs at 2022 Adelaide-2, 2022 Sofia and 2024 Marrakech.
    • Qualified and defeated No. 15 Coric for biggest win of career en route to 3R at 2023 ATP Masters 1000 Toronto.
    • Won Challenger titles at 2022 Bengaluru-2 and 2023 Busan and reached Challenger finals at 2021 and 2022 Champaign, where he was a 3-time All-American for University of Illinois from 2015-18.
    • Born in Sydney after parents and older brother fled Montenegro during breakup of Yugoslavia in early-1990s.

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