|Residence||Stara Pazova, Serbia|
|Born||30 June 1990|
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Career record||110–135 (44.9% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 23 (29 April 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 33 (20 May 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2014, 2016, 2017)|
|French Open||4R (2014)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2014, 2017)|
|US Open||3R (2018)|
|Career record||27–47 (36.49% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 104 (8 June 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 201 (13 May 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2017)|
|French Open||2R (2015)|
|US Open||2R (2014, 2018)|
|Davis Cup||F (2013)|
|Last updated on: 20 May 2019.|
Lajović has won one doubles title on the ATP Tour in his career. On 29 April 2019, Lajović reached his best singles ranking of World No. 23. On 8 June 2015, he peaked at World No. 104 in the doubles rankings. He is best known for his clay court craft and strong flowing groundstrokes, especially his one-handed backhand. In recent years, he has proven to be a reliable and consistent player for the Serbian Davis Cup team contributing to their achieving one final, one semifinal, and three quarterfinals. His best individual result has been a Masters 1000 final.
For a long time, Lajović primarily played on the Futures circuit and the Challenger circuit. In 2011 he qualified for the Kremlin Cup, and lost in the first round of the main draw. In the 2011 St. Petersburg Open, he reached the quarter finals for the first time in his career. In 2012, he began working with a new coach, Boris Bošnjaković, played in the Davis Cup for the first time, reached the finals of 2012 Orbetello Challenger and won the 2012 Samarkand Challenger. Replacing an injured Janko Tipsarevic, he played two live rubbers in the 2013 Davis Cup final, including the deciding rubber against Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic. He was defeated comfortably in both but was praised by team-mate Novak Djokovic for how he coped with the big occasion.
2014: French Open round of 16Edit
His first appearance in main draw of grand slam was at 2014 Australian Open and he reached 2nd round where he lost to Kei Nishikori. He bettered this at the 2014 French Open by reaching the fourth round where he was beaten in straight sets by world number one & eventual champion Rafael Nadal.
2015: First ATP doubles title & second Davis Cup quarterfinalEdit
Partnered with Radu Albot, they won the Istanbul doubles title, marking the first ATP doubles title for the Serb. At the French Open he lost to eventual champion Stan Wawrinka in the second round in four sets.
2016: Third Davis Cup quarterfinalEdit
At the 2016 Argentina Open, Lajović reached quarterfinals defeating world No. 12 John Isner en route. He reached semifinals of the 2016 Brasil Open after beating top seed and world No. 20 Benoît Paire in the second round, that was his first tour-level semifinal appearance after losing all eight prior quarterfinals matches before in his career. This was followed by semifinal appearances at the Generali Open & Los Cabos Open.
2017: Masters round of 16 & Davis Cup semifinalEdit
In Indian wells, the Serbian defeated five opponents to reach the fourth round eventually losing to Pablo Carreno Busta. His contributions in successful Davis Cup ties against Russia & Spain, resulted in Serbia making the semifinal where he defeated Lucas Pouille but lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
2018: Masters quarterfinalEdit
At the Australian Open Lajović lost in five sets to US open quarter-finalist Diego Schwartzman in his opening match. His next match was a five set loss to Miami masters champion John Isner in a Davis Cup tie. A temporary return to the Challenger Tour resulted in winning the Open Region Guadeloupe.
After qualifying for the Monte Carlo Masters, he faced 12 time grand slam champion Novak Djokovic, losing in straight sets. At the Madrid Masters he defeated former top ten player Richard Gasquet in the second round, followed by a victory over world No. 6 Juan Martín del Potro, before falling to world No. 8 Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinal. This clay court season was topped off with a semifinal appearance at the Lyon Open & a five set loss at the French open to world No. 3 Alexander Zverev.
Lajović's first round match at Wimbledon was against defending champion & world No. 2 Roger Federer, he would lose in 3 quick sets. At the China open he was able to secure his second victory over a top 10 player, defeating world No. 7 Grigor Dimitrov. On 15 October, Lajović reached the top 50 ranking for the first time in his career.
2019: Top 25; Masters finalEdit
In January 2019, Lajović scored his 100th career victory and reached a new career high ranking of world No. 45. Lajović secured his third top ten victory in Miami defeating world number 6 Kei Nishikori. His next event was the Monte-Carlo Masters where he reached his maiden ATP tour final without dropping a set. En route to the final, Lajović defeated former top 10 player David Goffin, reigning French Open finalist and world number 5 Dominic Thiem, and world number 14 Daniil Medvedev. His run ended in the final against Fabio Fognini in straight sets. Lajović climbed to a new career high ranking of No. 24 at the conclusion of the tournament.
Style of playingEdit
Lajović plays his best games on clay courts, with a strong baseline game capable of creating decent pace on both wings. He can create heavy kick on his serve, especially effective on clay.
Lajović was born 30 June 1990 in Belgrade, Serbia to parents Marina and Dragiša Lajović. He started playing tennis when he was 8 years old in T.K. Stara Pazova and later continued in T.K. Partizan Belgrade. He lives in Stara Pazova, Serbia where he owns a cafe-restaurant. Lajović's nickname is Duci (Dutzee). He is in a relationship with longtime girlfriend Lidija Mikić, who is a student of medicine.
ATP career finalsEdit
Singles: 1 (0 titles, 1 runners-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||April 2019||Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco||Masters||Clay||Fabio Fognini||3–6, 4–6|
Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Jul 2014||Croatia Open, Croatia||250 Series||Clay||Franko Škugor|| František Čermák
|Win||1–1||May 2015||Istanbul Open, Turkey||250 Series||Clay||Radu Albot|| Robert Lindstedt
Team competition finalsEdit
|Loss||Nov 2013||Davis Cup, Belgrade, Serbia||Hard (i)|| Novak Djokovic
| Tomáš Berdych
ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures finalsEdit
Singles: 17 (12–5)Edit
|ATP Challenger (6–2)|
|ITF Futures (6–3)|
|Win||Aug 2009||Sombor, Serbia||Futures||Clay||Aleksandar Slović||6–3, 6–4|
|Loss||Jun 2010||Belgrade, Serbia||Futures||Clay||Oleksandr Nedovyesov||4–6, 2–6|
|Win||Aug 2010||Novi Sad, Serbia||Futures||Clay||Aldin Šetkić||6–0, 4–6, 6–3|
|Loss||Aug 2010||Este Padova, Italy||Futures||Clay||Matteo Viola||5–7, 1–6|
|Loss||Oct 2010||Cairo, Egypt||Futures||Clay||Miljan Zekić||1–6, 6–3, 4–6|
|Win||Jan 2011||Antalya, Turkey||Futures||Hard||Artem Smirnov||WEA|
|Win||Mar 2011||Cividino, Italy||Futures||Hard||Andrea Stoppini||3–6, 6–4, 6–3|
|Win||Mar 2011||Foggia, Italy||Futures||Clay||Walter Trusendi||6–2, 6–7(7–9), 6–2|
|Win||Oct 2011||Umag, Croatia||Futures||Clay||Andrey Kuznetsov||6–4, 0–6, 7–5|
|Loss||Jul 2012||Orbetello, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Roberto Bautista Agut||3–6, 1–6|
|Win||Aug 2012||Samarkand, Uzbekistan||Challenger||Clay||Farrukh Dustov||6–3, 6–2|
|Win||Jun 2013||Caltanissetta, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Robin Haase||7–6(7–4), 6–3|
|Loss||Jun 2013||Blois, France||Challenger||Clay||Julian Reister||1–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–7(2–7)|
|Win||Nov 2013||Seoul, South Korea||Challenger||Hard||Julian Reister||W/O|
|Win||Sep 2015||Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Challenger||Hard||Victor Hănescu||7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)|
|Win||Jul 2017||Båstad, Sweden||Challenger||Clay||Leonardo Mayer||6–2, 7–6(7–4)|
|Win||Apr 2018||Le Gosier, Guadeloupe||Challenger||Hard||Denis Kudla||6–4, 6–0|
Doubles: 6 (4–2)Edit
|ATP Challenger (0–1)|
|ITF Futures (4–1)|
|Win||Jun 2008||Belgrade, Serbia||Futures||Clay||Nikola Čačić|| David Savić
|7–6(8–6), 3–6, [10–8]|
|Loss||Oct 2009||Cairo, Egypt||Futures||Clay||Nikola Ćirić|| Oscar Burrieza-Lopez
|4–6, 6–1, [9–11]|
|Win||May 2010||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Futures||Clay||Miljan Zekić|| Mirza Bašić
|Win||Aug 2010||Novi Sad, Serbia||Futures||Clay||Ilija Vučić|| Javier Herrera-Eguiluz
|7–5, 5–7, [10–8]|
|Win||Oct 2010||Cairo, Egypt||Futures||Clay||Miljan Zekić|| Alexander Lobkov
|Loss||Sep 2015||Sibiu, Romania||Challenger||Clay||Ilija Bozoljac|| Victor Crivoi
Singles performance timelineEdit
Current through the 2019 Italian Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||Q1||Q2||2R||1R||2R||2R||1R||1R||0 / 6||3–6||33%|
|French Open||A||A||Q1||Q3||4R||2R||2R||1R||2R||0 / 5||6–5||55%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||Q1||Q1||2R||1R||1R||2R||1R||0 / 5||2–5||29%|
|US Open||A||A||A||Q1||1R||Q1||1R||1R||3R||0 / 4||2–4||33%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||5–4||1–3||2–4||2–4||3–4||0–1||0 / 20||13–20||39%|
|ATP Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||4R||2R||2R||0 / 6||5–6||45%|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||3R||1R||2R||1R||2R||3R||0 / 6||5–6||45%|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||A||Q1||1R||F||0 / 2||5–2||71%|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||A||QF||1R||0 / 2||3–2||60%|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||Q2||1R||Q1||A||Q2||Q2||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||1R||Q1||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||A||Q1||2R||1R||Q1||Q1||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–2||1–4||1–3||3–3||5–5||8–4||0 / 21||19–21||48%|
|Davis Cup||A||A||QF||F||1R||QF||QF||SF||1R||RR||0 / 7||10–8||56%|
|World Team Cup||RR||RR||A||Not Held||0 / 2||1–1||50%|
|Win–Loss||0–1||1–0||1–0||0–2||2–2||1–0||1–1||3–1||1–1||1–1||0 / 9||11–9||55%|
|Overall Win–Loss||0–2||3–5||2–1||0–6||16–19||17–21||19–23||18–22||24–24||11–12||0 / 126||110–135||45%|
Top 10 winsEdit
Lajovic has a 4–14 (.222) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
|1.||Juan Martín del Potro||6||Madrid Open, Spain||Clay||3R||3–6, 6–4, 7–6(8–6)||95|
|2.||Grigor Dimitrov||8||China Open, China||Hard||2R||6–4, 2–6, 6–4||55|
|3.||Kei Nishikori||6||Miami Open, United States||Hard||2R||2–6, 6–2, 6–3||44|
|4.||Dominic Thiem||5||Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco||Clay||3R||6–3, 6–3||48|
- "Dusan Lajovic". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
- ATP Rankings