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.
|Country (sports)|| United States|
Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Residence||Jacksonville, United States|
|Born||June 30, 1982|
Tuzla, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 60 (July 9, 2007)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2009)|
|French Open||1R (2007)|
|US Open||2R (2004)|
|Highest ranking||No. 74 (September 10, 2007)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2007)|
|French Open||1R (2007)|
|US Open||3R (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.
Delić played High School Tennis at Wolfson High in Jacksonville, Florida. It was here that he won a State Championship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Singles titles (8)Edit
|Grand Slam (0)|
|Tennis Masters Cup (0)|
|ATP Masters Series (0)|
|ATP Tour (0)|
|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
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Year End Ranking||447||173||164||93||140||137||219||463||213||407|
Doubles performance timelineEdit
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Year End Ranking||313||143||162||86||355|