Aleksandar Vukic (Serbo-Croatian Latin: Aleksandar Vukić, Serbo-Croatian Cyrillic: Александар Вукић, pronounced [aleksǎːndar ʋǔːkitɕ, alěksaːn-]; born 6 April 1996) is an Australian professional tennis player.
|Residence||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Born||6 April 1996|
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|College||Illinois Fighting Illini|
|Career record||8–12 (40.0% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 117 (28 February 2022)|
|Current ranking||No. 155 (31 January 2023)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2022)|
|French Open||1R (2020)|
|US Open||Q1 (2022)|
|Career record||2–3 (40.0% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 394 (28 February 2022)|
|Current ranking||No. 699 (3 October 2022)|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2022, 2023)|
|Grand Slam mixed doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2021)|
|Last updated on: 3 October 2022.|
Vukic has a career high ATP singles ranking of World No. 117 achieved on 28 February 2022. He also has a career high ATP doubles ranking of World No. 394 achieved on the same date. Vukic has won one ITF Futures singles title. Vukic made his main draw ATP singles debut at the 2018 Sydney International and his Grand Slam debut at the 2020 French Open, after qualifying for both.
Vukic was born in Sydney, Australia. His parents and older brother left Montenegro during the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s and settled in Sydney before Vukic was born. Vukic began playing tennis at the age of 6 and later attended the University of Illinois between 2015 and 2018 where he was named three-time All-American in tennis.
2014–2019: ITF and ATP debutEdit
Vukic made his ITF Tour debut in Spain in May 2014.
Vukic made his main draw ATP singles debut at the 2018 Sydney International, where he qualified for the main draw by defeating Dušan Lajović and Ričardas Berankis. He came within two points of defeating Feliciano Lopez, ranked 36 in the world. He lost the match 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 3–6.
In May 2019, Vukic reached the semi-final of the 2019 Savannah Challenger, his best performance at the ATP Challenger Tour level. Following a quarter-final appearance at 2019 Internazionali di Tennis Città dell'Aquila, Vukic reached a career high singles ranking of 258.
2020: Grand Slam and top 200 debutEdit
Vukic ended 2020 with a singles ranking of World No. 196.
2021: First ATP Tour and Masters winsEdit
At the 2021 BNP Paribas Open he recorded his first main draw win at a Masters 1000 level as a qualifier defeating Pablo Andujar. He followed this by a final also in singles at the 2021 Charlottesville Men's Pro Challenger where he lost to Stefan Kozlov. He reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 156 on 22 November 2021.
2022: First ATP quarterfinal & Major win, top 150 debutEdit
At the Adelaide International 2, Vukic achieved his first top 50 win against Alexander Bublik and reached his first ATP Tour-level quarterfinal, before losing to Thanasi Kokkinakis. As a result, he made his top 150 debut at World No. 144 on 17 January 2022.
Vukic was awarded a second wildcard into the 2022 Australian Open. He defeated 30th seed Lloyd Harris in 4 sets for his first Grand Slam victory. He lost to qualifier Radu Albot in the second round.
ATP Challenger and ITF Futures/World Tennis Tour finalsEdit
Singles: 11 (2–9)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Aug 2015||Canada F6, Saskatoon||Futures||Hard||Matt Reid||6–7(12–14), 1–6|
|Win||1–1||Jul 2017||USA F25, Champaign||Futures||Hard||Deiton Baughman||7–5, 4–6, 6–2|
|Loss||1–2||Aug 2017||Poland F9, Bydgoszcz||Futures||Clay||Mats Moraing||2–6, 5–7|
|Loss||1–3||Jul 2018||USA F19, Wichita||Futures||Hard||Evgeny Karlovskiy||4–6, 4–6|
|Loss||1–4||Mar 2019||M25 Bakersfield, USA||World Tennis Tour||Hard||Jenson Brooksby||3–6, 1–6|
|Loss||1–5||Mar 2020||Monterrey, Mexico||Challenger||Hard||Adrian Mannarino||1–6, 3–6|
|Loss||1–6||Nov 2021||Charlottesville, USA||Challenger||Hard (i)||Stefan Kozlov||2–6, 3–6|
|Loss||1–7||Nov 2021||Champaign, USA||Challenger||Hard (i)||Stefan Kozlov||7–5, 3–6, 4–6|
|Win||2–7||Feb 2022||Bangalore, India||Challenger||Hard||Dimitar Kuzmanov||6–4, 6–4|
|Loss||2–8||Nov 2022||Calgary, Canada||Challenger||Hard (i)||Dominik Koepfer||2–6, 4–6|
|Loss||2–9||Nov 2022||Champaign, USA||Challenger||Hard (i)||Ben Shelton||6–0, 3–6, 2–6|
Doubles: 2 (0–2)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Jun 2015||Serbia F2, Valjevo||Futures||Clay||Antoine Bellier|| Danilo Petrovic
|Loss||0–2||Jul 2021||Poznań, Poland||Challenger||Clay||Karol Drzewiecki|| Zdeněk Kolář
|4–6, 6–3, [5–10]|
Current through the 2023 Australian Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||Q1||Q3||1R||2R||1R||0 / 3||1–3|
|French Open||A||1R||Q3||Q2||0 / 1||0–1|
|Wimbledon||A||NH||Q1||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|US Open||A||A||A||Q1||0 / 0||0–0|
|Win–loss||0–0||0–1||0–1||1–1||0–1||0 / 4||1–4|
- "GETTING TO KNOW: ALEKSANDAR VUKIC". Tennis Australia. 17 January 2022. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
- "ABOUT ALEKSANDAR VUKIC". W SPORTS AND MEDIA. 1 November 2021. Retrieved 1 November 2021.
- "Biggest Mover Vukic Vaults into Top 200". Tennis Australia. 10 March 2020. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
- "Vukic's Winning Run Ends at Roland Garros". Tennis Australia. 29 September 2020. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
- "Australians Chris O'Connell, Aleksander Vukic and Max Purcell achieved new milestones". Tennis Australia. 1 February 2021. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
- "Thompson Advances at Great Ocean Road". Tennis Australia. 3 February 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
- "Qualifyig Draw Revealed for US Open". Tennis Australia. 24 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
- Leigh Rogers (20 September 2021). "Ranking Movers". Tennis Australia. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
- "Aleksandar Vukic qualifies at Indian Wells".
- "Vukic sets all-Aussie second round at Indian Wells".
- "Vukic Scores First Top Win 50 in Adelaide". Tennis Australia. 10 January 2022. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
- "Kokkinakis Sets All Aussie QuarterFinal". Tennis Australia. 12 January 2022. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
- "AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2022 MEN'S SINGLES WILDCARDS REVEALED". Tennis Australia. 8 January 2022. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
- "Ivashka Upsets Dimitrov, Sonego Races Through in Sofia | ATP Tour | Tennis".