Mirza Basic
Mirza Basic
Mirza Basic
Mirza Basic
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Began playing tennis at age 6 because "it was the best way to stay off the streets after the war in Bosnia.”
    • Parents, Ejub andVesna, are doctors; brother, Damir, coaches him.
    • Studied at High Medical School and is now studying law.
    • Favourite surface is hard, shot is serve and tournament is Australian Open.
    • Idol growing up was Roger Federer.
    • If he wasn't a tennis player, he would play football.
    • Hobbies include playing PlayStation and watching football. Supports Manchester City.
    • Trains in Sarajevo and at the Hope and Spirit Foundation in Belgium.
    • Fitness trainer is Ibrahim Krehic.

    (UPDATED 24 JUNE 2019)

    • Broke into Top 100 on 12 February 2018 and achieved career-high No. 74 a week later on 19 February 2018. Finished 4 straight seasons in Top 200 (2015-18) and 8 straight seasons in Top 300 (2011-18). Peaked at No. 6 in junior rankings on 1 January 2009.
    • Qualified en route to 1st ATP Tour final and title at 2018 Sofia. Earned biggest win of career over No. 15 Wawrinka in 2018 Sofia SF. Also qualified en route to 1st SF at 2017 Moscow.
    • Defeated Haase in Grand Slam main draw debut at 2016 Australian Open as Q. Lost in qualifying on 18other occasions at Grand Slams. Beat Pospisil/Raonic and Harrison/Klahn to reach 2008 Wimbledon boys' doubles SF w/Wu Di.
    • Unable to qualify in 7 attempts at ATP Masters 1000 events. Lost in 1R at 2018 Miami, 2018 Monte-Carlo and 2018 Toronto as LL.
    • Owns 127-106record on ATP Challenger Tour with 2 titles. Defeated No. 194 Shapovalov for most recent Challenger title at 2017 Guadalajara, MEX. Boasts Challenger wins over past or present Top 20 players Almagro, Basilashvili, Shapovalov, Simon, Troicki and Tursunov.


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