Martin Klizan
Martin Klizan
Martin Klizan
Martin Klizan
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Nickname is Klizko.
    • Started playing tennis at age 3 with his father.
    • Father, Milan, is general manager at an electric transformer company; mother, Darina, is a university teacher; sister, Natalia.
    • Cousin, Radovan Kaufman, won a gold medal at 2000 Sydney Paralympics in track cycling.
    • Speaks Slovak, English, Czech, Croatian, Polish and some Russian.
    • Voted 2012 ATP Newcomer of the Year by his fellow players.
    • Favourite surface is clay and shot is forehand.
    • Idols growing up were Marat Safin and Goran Ivanisevic.
    • Hobbies include computer games, football, floorball and ice hockey.
    • Fitness trainer is Ivan Trebaticky.
    • Missed 10 weeks in 2016 with right foot inflammation and 10 weeks in 2017 with left calf injury.

    (UPDATED 29 AUGUST 2019)

    • Achieved career-high No. 24 on 27 April 2015 after reaching Barcelona SF. Broke into Top 50 on 13 August 2012 following San Marino, SMR Challenger title and Top 100 on 12 September 2011 following Genoa, ITA Challenger title. Became World No. 1 junior on 1 January 2007.
    • Owns 6-1 singles and 4-0 doubles record in finals. Captured ATP 500 singles titles in 2016 at Rotterdam and Hamburg. Saved 5 MPs in Rotterdam QF vs. Bautista Agut and 3 MPs in SF vs. Mahut — most MPs saved by a champion since Mantilla saved 9 at 2001 Palermo. Tied for ATP-lead by qualifying 8 times in 2018, including at Kitzbuhel, where he saved 2 MPs vs. Lajovic en route to title.
    • Earned career-high 30 tour-level wins in 2015. Enjoyed biggest victory of career over No. 2 Nadal in 2014 Beijing QF. Defeated year-end No. 1 Djokovic before falling to then-No. 1 Nadal at 2018 Barcelona.
    • Advanced to Grand Slam 4R for 1st time at 2012 US Open. Reached 3R at 2014 Australian Open as LL, 2014 Roland Garros and 2019 Roland Garros. Won 2006 Roland Garros boys' singles title. Reached Wimbledon boys' doubles finals in 2006 w/A. Martin and 2007 w/Jebavy.
    • Yet to reach 3R in 30 appearances at ATP Masters 1000 events. Owns 0-13record in 2R matches at ATP Masters 1000 level.


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