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Amer Delić (Bosnian pronunciation: [děliːtɕ]; born June 30, 1982) is a Bosnian former professional tennis player. He is currently the captain and a former member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Davis Cup team.[1]


Amer Delić
Amer Delic 2010.jpg
Country (sports) United States
(2003-2009)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
(2009-2012)
ResidenceJacksonville, United States
Born (1982-06-30) June 30, 1982 (age 37)
Tuzla, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2003
Retired2012
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$935,409
Singles
Career record33-56
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 60 (July 9, 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2009)
French Open1R (2007)
Wimbledon2R (2007)
US Open2R (2004)
Doubles
Career record22–34
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 74 (September 10, 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2007)
French Open1R (2007)
Wimbledon2R (2007)
US Open3R (2005, 2007)

Delić was born in Tuzla, then in Yugoslavia, now in the northeastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1996, his family emigrated to Jacksonville, Florida where he attended Samuel W. Wolfson High School, a public high school with the largest Bosnian population in Florida.

Representing the United States as a tour player until 2009, he then began representing his country of birth, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and was a member of its Davis Cup team.

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CareerEdit

Delić played High School Tennis at Wolfson High in Jacksonville, Florida. It was here that he won a State Championship.

Delić played collegiate tennis at the University of Illinois. At Illinois he won both the NCAA Division I singles and team championships in 2003.

In Grand Slams, Delić's best singles performance was to reach the third round at the 2009 Australian Open. In doubles Delić reached the third round of the US Open twice: with Jeff Morrison in 2005, having upset the team of Leander Paes and Nenad Zimonjić in the first round, and with Justin Gimelstob in 2007.

In March 2007, Delić reached the fourth round of the Miami Masters, upset World No. 4 Nikolay Davydenko en route in straight sets.

2009Edit

Delić started off the year in Brisbane, where he won three qualifying matches, but was defeated in the first round by Mario Ančić 6-7(2) 7-6(4) 6-7(6). In Sydney he was defeated in the first round by Denis Gremelmayr 4-6 6-7(4). At the Australian Open, Amer finally started to win. He came through three qualifying matches, but lost in the qualifying stage. When he was awarded into a lucky loser spot after Filippo Volandri banned from a drug substantial use. In the first round of the main draw he defeated Taylor Dent 6-4 3-6 4-6 6-3 6-4. In the second round he defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu 1-6 3-6 6-3 7-6(3) 9-7. In the third round he was stopped by Novak Djokovic 2-6 6-4 3-6 6-7(4). After the match spectators were caught throwing chairs at each other due to the conflict between Bosnians and Serbs. Due to a knee injury, Delić's last 2009 appearance on the ATP tour was a first round loss against Nicolas Mahut at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in July.

2010: Comeback and Davis Cup play for Bosnia and HerzegovinaEdit

At the US Open, Delić tried a comeback but lost in the first qualification round against Michael Yani. In September, he joined the Bosnia and Herzegovina Davis Cup team for a tie in the Europe/Africa Group II against Portugal. He lost both his singles match against Frederico Gil in five sets and his doubles match on the side of Aldin Šetkić to Gil and Leonardo Tavares in four sets. Overall, after a 2:3 loss, his team stayed in Group II.

2011Edit

In March, Delić participated in the Bosnia and Herzegovina team's Davis Cup tie in the Europe/Africa Zone Group II against Morocco. He won one of his two singles matches and the doubles match (on the side of Ismar Gorčić), thereby securing his team's victory. In the next tie against Estonia played in July, Delić won all his three matches decidedly helping his team to advance to the next stage against Denmark. There, he again won his two singles matches but not the doubles match so the team stayed in Group II. On the ATP Tour, Delić won his first title since 2008 at the BH Telecom Indoors at Sarajevo, a challenger tournament.

2012Edit

In Davis Cup play, Delić again was instrumental in securing his team's win over Turkey in February by winning both his singles matches and the doubles match.

2015Edit

Having been named Bosnia's Davis Cup captain in 2013, Amer made his comeback to professional tennis against Hungary in the 2015 Davis Cup after Bosnia was short a player, ultimately helping Bosnia win a doubles match. In addition to serving as their captain, Delić also served as Bosnia's reserve Davis Cup player in case of emergency.[2]

Tour finalsEdit

Singles titles (8)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (6–8)
Futures (2–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. August 12, 2002 Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States Hard   Ignacio Hirigoyen 2–6, 2–6
Winner 2. July 5, 2003 Peoria, Illinois, United States Clay   Francisco Rodríguez 6–1, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 3. February 2, 2004 Dallas, Texas, United States Hard   Sébastien de Chaunac 4–6, 6–7
Winner 4. June 21, 2004 Auburn, California, United States Grass   K. J. Hippensteel 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 5. November 8, 2004 Nashville, Tennessee, United States Hard   Justin Gimelstob 6–7, 6–7
Winner 6. April 11, 2005 Mexico City, Mexico Hard   Jeff Morrison 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 7. October 24, 2005 Carson, California, United States Hard   Justin Gimelstob 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 8. July 24, 2006 Lexington, Kentucky, United States Hard   Lee Hyung-taik 7–5, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. July 31, 2006 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Rik de Voest 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 10. September 11, 2006 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States Hard   Cecil Mamiit 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 11. October 16, 2006 Calabasas, California, United States Hard   Mark Philippoussis 7–6, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 12. October 30, 2006 Louisville, Kentucky, United States Hard   Stéphane Bohli 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 13. November 13, 2006 Champaign, Illinois, United States Hard   Zack Fleishman 6–3, 6–0
Winner 14. January 28, 2008 Dallas, Texas, United States Hard   Stéphane Bohli 6–4, 7–5
Winner 15. January 28, 2008 Carson, California, United States Hard   Alex Bogomolov, Jr. 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 16. November 15, 2010 Champaign, Illinois, United States Hard   Alex Bogomolov, Jr. 7–5, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 17. March 7, 2011 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Hard   Karol Beck W/O

Singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 2R 2R 2R 3R Q2 5–4 55.556
French Open 1R Q3 Q1 Q1 0–1 0.000
Wimbledon 2R Q1 Q1 Q2 1–1 50.000
US Open 1R 2R 1R 1R Q1 Q1 1–4 20.000
Win–Loss 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–4 1–2 2–1 0-0 0-0 0-0 7–10 41.176
Year End Ranking 447 173 164 93 140 137 219 463 213 407

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 2R 1–1 50.000
French Open 1R 0–1 0.000
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 1–3 25.000
US Open 1R 3R 2R 3R 2R 6–5 54.545
Win–Loss 0–1 2–1 1–2 4–4 1–2 8–10 44.444
Year End Ranking 313 143 162 86 355

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