Filip Krajinović (Serbian Cyrillic: Филип Крајиновић, pronounced [fǐlip krajǐːnoʋitɕ]; born 27 February 1992) is a Serbian professional tennis player who achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 26 on 23 April 2018. He made his ATP World Tour debut at the 2009 Serbia Open, losing in the first round. His best individual result has been a Masters 1000 final. He played a Davis Cup semifinal with the Serbian national team. He holds ATP main-draw victories over former or current top-10 players such as Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka, Daniil Medvedev, Tomáš Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon, Fernando Verdasco, David Goffin (twice), Marcos Baghdatis, John Isner, Fabio Fognini (twice) and Pablo Carreño Busta and has a victory in a Masters qualifying round over former top-5 player Gastón Gaudio.
|Born||27 February 1992|
Sombor, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||David "Red" Ayme & Chip Brooks (2007–2009)|
Ivica Ančić (2009–2011)
Đorđe Najdanov (2012–2014)
Diego Nargiso (2014–2015)
Dušan Vemić (2015)
Petar Popović (2017–2018)
Thomas Johansson (2018–2019)
Nemanja Kontić (2019–2020)
Janko Tipsarević (2020-present)
|Career record||82–79 (50.9% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
10 Challenger, 2 Futures
|Highest ranking||No. 26 (23 April 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 31 (9 November 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2019)|
|French Open||3R (2019)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2015, 2018, 2019)|
|US Open||3R (2020)|
|Career record||6–17 (26.1% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 201 (16 April 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 495 (23 November 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||1R (2015, 2019)|
|US Open||1R (2018)|
|Davis Cup||SF (2017)|
|Last updated on: 23 November 2020.|
Krajinović started playing tennis in local tennis clinic TK Žak. In 2006, he reached the fourth round of 2006 Orange Bowl, losing to Bernard Tomic. Soon after, in 2007, he signed a contract with prestigious Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The same year, Krajinović won four junior singles titles — Pančevo, Atlanta, Texas, and Boca Raton.
In 2008, Krajinović won a junior title in Loverval. He reached the third round of 2008 French Open, losing to Evgeny Donskoy. At the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, he reached his first junior Grand Slam semifinal, losing to eventual champion Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets. Krajinović also lost to Devin Britton (after winning the first set 1–6) in the semifinals of 2008 US Open.
Throughout his junior career, Krajinović compiled a singles win/loss record of 54–9, reaching as high as No. 6 in the junior combined world rankings in February 2009.
2008–09: Early CareerEdit
Krajinović made his professional debut at the Futures event in 2008 at Miami Beach, Florida, but lost in the first round. He played at several more Futures and Challengers, his best result being the semifinals in Knoxville, Tennessee, when he retired from his semifinals match against Bobby Reynolds due to a foot injury. In Knoxville, he had a large group of supporters, mostly Serbian students attending the University of Tennessee. In February 2009, Krajinović played qualifications for SAP Open, but lost to Somdev Devvarman in the first round. In March Krajinović was invited by Serbia Davis Cup team captain Bogdan Obradović to be with the team for their 2009 Davis Cup World Group first round tie against Spain, but didn't play in an official match. In April he reached the quarterfinals of 2009 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships qualifications in Houston, Texas, losing in straight sets to Michael Russell. Krajinović received a wild card into the Serbia Open main draw, losing to Marcel Granollers in three sets in the first round. In the summer, he reached the finals of three events — Futures in Chico, California and Rochester, New York, and a Challenger in San Sebastián.
2010: Breaking the top 200Edit
In February 2010, he took part in Challenger tournament GEMAX Open in Belgrade, defeating Somdev Devvarman in the first round but losing to Alex Bogdanovic. Krajinović played the qualifications for the BNP Paribas Open. He defeated former French Open champion Gastón Gaudio in three sets in the first round, but then lost to Tim Smyczek in the second. During the tournament, Krajinović practiced along with world No. 1 player Roger Federer. Upon losing to Harel Levy in the second round of Challenger in Sunrise qualifying, he was awarded with a wild card for Sony Ericsson Open main draw, where he lost to former world No. 4 player James Blake in three sets in the first round. Krajinović then earned a wild card for 2010 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell, where he lost to Juan Ignacio Chela in the first round. Receiving a wild card for 2010 Serbia Open, Krajinović collected his first ATP World Tour victory over Evgeny Donskoy. He then defeated Horacio Zeballos in the second round and won the first set against the first seed and world No. 2 Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals when Djokovic retired. Krajinović lost to the third seed and eventual tournament winner Sam Querrey in the semifinals. He then joined Viktor Troicki and Nenad Zimonjić in the team of Serbia at the World Team Cup in Düsseldorf, Germany. Krajinović also made the second Challenger final of his career in Kosice, Slovakia.
He missed first four months of 2011 due to a shoulder injury from previous year. He returned to tour for four tournaments during May and June; however, on 14 July, Krajinović took the option of having an operation to fix the persistent injury.
2012: Return to Futures circuit, Grand Slam debutEdit
Starting from scratch with a ranking of 1403, Krajinović returned to the ITF Futures circuit and to the ATP Challenger Tour. In May, he made his Roland Garros debut, defeating three opponents, all of whom were ranked several hundred places above him, in the qualifying round and returning to the top 500 in the process. In November, he began training at Piatti Tennis Team camp where he was coached by Riccardo Piatti and Ivan Ljubičić among others.
2013: Continued riseEdit
He was runner-up at four Futures tournaments and finished the year ranked 226.
2014: Breaking the top 100Edit
Krajinović won his first professional title on 6 April 2014 at the ITF tournament in Harlingen (TX, USA, 15k). He followed that up with another Futures title and his first Challenger final, in which he lost to Nick Kyrgios. Later that year, he won two Challenger titles on Italian clay courts, qualified for the US Open main draw, and entered the top 100.
2015–16: Davis Cup quarterfinalsEdit
Krajinović earned his first direct-entry into the main draw of a major at the 2015 Australian Open; his first win at a major came at the US Open to Alejandro Gonzalez, before losing to David Ferrer in the second round. In both 2015 and 2016, Krajinović's efforts contributed to the Serbian team finishing two consecutive years in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. In 2016, he once again spent several months sidelined with injury, first in May and June, then ending his season in early September; as a result, he dropped out of the top 200.
2017: Masters final and Davis Cup semifinalEdit
In 2017, he won five Challenger Tour titles, all on clay: the Neckar Cup, Marburg Open, Thindown Challenger Biella, BFD Energy Challenger in Rome, and the Almaty Challenger. Krajinović broke into the top 75, after reaching the second round of Moscow as a qualifier. He made an unexpected late-season run at the Paris Masters, qualifying for only his second ATP main draw of the year. After defeating Yūichi Sugita, Sam Querrey and Nicolas Mahut, his quarterfinal opponent, world No. 1 Rafael Nadal, withdrew from their match due to injury. He then beat John Isner to reach the final, becoming the first qualifier to reach the final at Masters level since Jerzy Janowicz in 2012 and the lowest ranked player to compete in a Masters 1000 final since world No. 98 Mardy Fish in Indian Wells in 2008. He lost to Jack Sock, but as the runner-up reached a then career-high ranking of world No. 33.
2018: Top 30 and injuriesEdit
After an early exit in Qatar and missing the Australian Open due to injury, he found solid form making the final 16 in Rotterdam, losing a tight match to world No. 5 Grigor Dimitrov and a quarterfinal appearance at the Open 13. At the Dubai Tennis Championships, he made his first ATP 500 semifinal allowing him to reach the top 30. In Indian Wells, he ran into world No. 1 Roger Federer in the third round, losing in straight sets. He achieved a career-high No. 26 in ATP rankings on 23 April. He did not compete at the French Open and his season was shortened to seven tournaments in the opening seven months of season due to left foot, left ankle and hand injuries. In August, he retired in US Open first round due to cramps while trailing Matthew Ebden 4–1 in the fifth set.
2019: Two finals and return to top 40Edit
At the Australian Open, he defeated world No. 18 and French Open semifinalist Marco Cecchinato in five sets to earn his first Grand Slam match victory since 2015. He assisted Serbia to qualify for the Davis Cup Finals in November. In Indian Wells, he defeated David Goffin and Daniil Medvedev before losing to Rafael Nadal in the fourth round. In Miami he defeated three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka before losing to Roger Federer in the third round.
2020: Masters quarterfinal and return to top 30Edit
In February Krajinović reached the semifinals of the Rotterdam Open after besting the tournament's 7th seed Russia's Andrey Rublev in straight sets in the quarterfinals. He then lost in straight sets to the tournament's eventual champion, Gaël Monfils of France, in the semis. At the 2020 Western & Southern Open he defeated world no.3 Dominic Thiem in the 2nd round. However, he lost to Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals in 3 sets, despite serving for the match at 5-4 and holding a match point in the 3rd set.
Playing style and endorsementsEdit
With hard court as his favourite and double-handed backhand as a favourite shot, Krajinović is often compared to Andre Agassi, for which was named Agassi of Sombor. In a 2008 article published by The Independent, Nick Bollettieri himself compared him to younger Agassi.
After signing a contract with prestigious Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Krajinović also signed a sponsorship deal with Nike. In 2009, he signed with Wilson Sporting Goods. He is currently managed by Olivier van Lindonk of IMG and coached by Petar Popovic.
Krajinović was born on 27 February 1992 to Vera and Stjepan Krajinović in Sombor, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia. He has a brother Damir and sister Katarina, and started playing tennis at age five. Currently he is sponsored by Lacoste.
Current through the 2020 Paris Masters.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||1R||1R||A||A||3R||2R||0 / 4||3–4||43%|
|French Open||A||A||A||1R||A||Q3||1R||A||Q2||A||3R||1R||0 / 4||2–4||33%|
|Wimbledon||A||Q1||A||Q1||A||Q2||1R||A||Q1||1R||1R||NH||0 / 3||0–3||0%|
|US Open||A||Q2||A||A||A||1R||2R||A||Q2||1R||1R||3R||0 / 5||3–5||38%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–1||0–0||0–1||1–4||0–1||0–0||0–2||4–4||3–3||0 / 16||8–16||33%|
|Davis Cup||Alt||A||A||A||Alt||1R||QF||QF||SF||A||QF||NH||0 / 5||8–3||73%|
|World Team Cup||A||RR||A||A||Not Held||0 / 1||0–2||0%|
|Summer Olympics||Not Held||A||Not Held||A||Not Held||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–2||0–0||0–0||0–0||3–0||1–2||0–0||0–0||0–0||2–0||0–0||0 / 6||8–5||62%|
|ATP Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||Q2||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||3R||4R||NH||0 / 3||4–3||57%|
|Miami Open||A||1R||A||A||A||Q2||2R||A||A||4R||3R||NH||0 / 4||5–4||56%|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||A||NH||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||3R||0 / 1||2–1||67%|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||NH||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||QF||0 / 2||3–2||60%|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||A||A||A||1R||1R||NH||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||F||1R||A||1R||0 / 3||4–3||57%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–1||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–2||0–1||4–1||3–6||5–3||5–3||0 / 17||18–17||51%|
|Tournaments||1||3||0||2||1||4||11||5||2||17||17||12||Career total: 75|
|Titles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Career total: 0|
|Finals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||2||0||Career total: 3|
|Overall Win–Loss||0–1||3–5||0–0||1–2||0–1||7–4||4–13||1–4||5–2||14–17||31–18||16–12||0 / 75||82–79||51%|
1 2008: ATP ranking–901, tournaments–0, win/loss 0–0.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|French Open||A||1R||A||A||A||1R||A||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||A||1R||NH||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|US Open||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–1||0–0||0–0||0–1||0–2||0–0||0 / 4||0–4||0%|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||1R||A||A||A||1R||A||NH||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||1R||A||NH||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Win–Loss||0–1||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–2||0–0||0–0||0 / 3||0–3||0%|
|Davis Cup||1R||QF||QF||SF||A||QF||NH||0 / 5||0–3||0%|
|World Team Cup||Not Held||0 / 1||1–0||100%|
|Win–Loss||0–1||0–0||0–1||0–1||0–0||0–0||0–0||0 / 6||1–3||25%|
|Tournaments||2||2||0||1||6||4||0||Career total: 15|
|Overall Win–Loss||0–2||2–2||0–1||0–2||2–6||1–4||0–0||0 / 15||6–17||26%|
ATP Masters 1000 finalsEdit
Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||2017||Paris Masters||Hard (i)||Jack Sock||7–5, 4–6, 1–6|
ATP career finalsEdit
Singles: 3 (3 runner-ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Nov 2017||Paris Masters, France||Masters 1000||Hard (i)||Jack Sock||7–5, 4–6, 1–6|
|Loss||0–2||Apr 2019||Hungarian Open Budapest, Hungary||250 Series||Clay||Matteo Berrettini||6–4, 3–6, 1–6|
|Loss||0–3||Oct 2019||Stockholm Open, Sweden||250 Series||Hard (i)||Denis Shapovalov||4–6, 4–6|
ATP Challenger and Futures finalsEdit
Singles: 25 (12 titles, 13 runner–ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Jun 2009||ITF Chico, USA F14||Futures||Hard||Ryan Harrison||3–6, 4–6|
|Loss||0–2||Jul 2009||ITF Rochester, USA F15||Futures||Clay||Vasilis Mazarakis||2–6, 0–6|
|Loss||0–3||Aug 2009||San Sebastián International, Spain||Challenger||Clay||Thiemo de Bakker||2–6, 3–6|
|Loss||0–4||Jun 2010||Košice Open, Slovakia||Challenger||Clay||Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo||3–6, 2–6|
|Loss||0–5||Aug 2013||ITF Bytom, Poland F5||Futures||Clay||Blaž Rola||w/o|
|Loss||0–6||Sep 2013||ITF Agadir, Morocco F4||Futures||Clay||Lamine Ouahab||1–6, 6–7(2–7)|
|Loss||0–7||Oct 2013||ITF Taroudant. Morocco F5||Futures||Clay||Lamine Ouahab||7–6(7–5), 4–6, 1–6|
|Loss||0–8||Oct 2013||ITF Budapest, Hungary F2||Futures||Clay||Piotr Gadomski||4–6, 7–6(7–4), 3–6|
|Win||1–8||Apr 2014||ITF Harlingen, USA F10||Futures||Hard||Daniel Smethurst||6–2, 6–4|
|Win||2–8||Apr 2014||ITF Little Rock, USA F11||Futures||Hard||Daniel Smethurst||6–1, 7–6(7–1)|
|Loss||2–9||Apr 2014||Sarasota Open, United States||Challenger||Clay||Nick Kyrgios||6–7(8–10), 4–6|
|Win||3–9||Jun 2014||Vicenza International, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Norbert Gombos||6–4, 6–4|
|Win||4–9||Aug 2014||Cortina International, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Federico Gaio||2–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–5|
|Win||5–9||Jul 2015||Sparkassen Open, Germany||Challenger||Clay||Paul-Henri Mathieu||6–2, 6–4|
|Win||6–9||Aug 2015||Cordenons International, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Adrian Ungur||5–7, 6–4, 4–1 ret.|
|Loss||6–10||Oct 2015||Rome Challenger, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Federico Delbonis||6–1, 3–6, 4–6|
|Loss||6–11||May 2016||Garden Open, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Kyle Edmund||6–7(2–7), 0–6|
|Loss||6–12||Aug 2016||Manerbio International, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Leonardo Mayer||6–7(3–7), 5–7|
|Win||7–12||May 2017||Heilbronn Neckarcup, Germany||Challenger||Clay||Norbert Gombos||6–3, 6–2|
|Win||8–12||Jul 2017||Marburg Open, Germany||Challenger||Clay||Cedrik-Marcel Stebe||6–2, 6–3|
|Win||9–12||Aug 2017||Biella Challenger, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Salvatore Caruso||6–3, 6–2|
|Win||10–12||Oct 2017||Rome Challenger, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Daniel Gimeno Traver||6–4, 6–3|
|Win||11–12||Oct 2017||Almaty Challenger, Kazakhstan||Challenger||Clay||Laslo Đere||6–0, 6–3|
|Loss||11–13||Apr 2019||Verrazzano Open, France||Challenger||Clay||Dustin Brown||3–6, 5–7|
|Win||12–13||May 2019||Heilbronn Neckarcup, Germany||Challenger||Clay||Arthur de Greef||6–3, 6–1|
Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit
|Win||1–0||Apr 2015||Napoli Cup, Italy||Challenger||Clay||Ilija Bozoljac|| Nikoloz Basilashvili
Record against other playersEdit
Record against top-10 playersEdit
Including ATP World Tour main draw and qualifying, Grand Slam, Davis Cup, Challenger and Futures matches
|Player||Record||Win %||Hard||Clay||Grass||Last Match|
|Number 1 ranked players|
|Number 3 ranked players|
|Juan Martín del Potro||0–2||0%||0–2||0–0||0–0|
|Number 4 ranked players|
|Number 5 ranked players|
|Number 6 ranked players|
|Number 7 ranked players|
|Number 8 ranked players|
|Number 9 ranked players|
|Number 10 ranked players|
|Pablo Carreño Busta||2–1||67%||1–0||1–1||0–0|
|Roberto Bautista Agut||0–1||0%||0–1||0–0||0–0|
( – )
|Statistics correct as of 18 September 2020[update].|
Record against top-20 playersEdit
|Number 11 ranked players|
|Number 12 ranked players|
|Number 13 ranked players|
|Number 14 ranked players|
|Number 15 ranked players|
|Juan Ignacio Chela||0–1||0%||0–0||0–1||0–0|
|Number 16 ranked players|
|Number 17 ranked players|
|Albert Ramos Viñolas||1–0||100%||0–0||1–0||0–0|
|Number 18 ranked players|
|Number 19 ranked players|
|Number 20 ranked players|
Top 10 winsEdit
Krajinovic has a 2–19 (.095) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
|1.||Novak Djokovic||2||Serbia Open, Serbia||Clay||QF||6–4, ret.||319|
|2.||Dominic Thiem||3||Cincinnati Masters, United States||Hard||2R||6–2, 6–1||32|
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- ITF Tennis – Men's Circuit – Player Activity – Filip Krajinović
- Unofficial Website of Filip Krajinović – About Me
- Junior Orange Bowl, 2006, Boys 14
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- French Open / Roland Garros, 2008, Boys 18 GA
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- US Open, 2008, Boys 18 GA
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- Open Qualifications, 2010, Challenger, Main Draw Drawsheet
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- Tennis – Sony Ericsson Open – Drawsheet
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