Franko Škugor

Franko Škugor (Croatian pronunciation: [frâŋko ʃkûɡor];[2] born 20 September 1987) is a Croatian professional tennis player who mainly has played on the ATP Challenger Tour, and also specialized in doubles. He is best known for very powerful serve up to 230 km/h (143 mph) along with very strong groundstrokes. Along with doubles partner and fellow Croatian Nikola Mektić, he reached the doubles semifinals at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships and with Brit Dominic Inglot the semifinals of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. He also won the 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters with Mektic.

Franko Škugor
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Country (sports) Croatia
ResidenceZagreb, Croatia
Born (1987-09-20) 20 September 1987 (age 34)[1]
Šibenik, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAlan Marić
Prize moneyUS$1,609,880
Singles
Career record8–23 (25.8% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 145 (25 April 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2011)
French OpenQ2 (2011, 2012)
Wimbledon1R (2016)
US OpenQ2 (2008, 2010)
Doubles
Career record103–104 (49.8% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 17 (22 April 2019)
Current rankingNo. 38 (23 August 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2020)
French OpenQF (2021)
WimbledonSF (2017, 2018)
US Open3R (2018)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2018)
French Open2R (2018)
WimbledonQF (2019)
US OpenQF (2018)
Team competitions
Davis CupF (2016)
Last updated on: 23 August 2021.

In November 2019, following the departure of Željko Krajan, Škugor captained the Croatia Davis Cup team at the 2019 Davis Cup.[3]

Performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (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/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (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.

DoublesEdit

Current through the 2021 Western & Southern Open.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 2R 2R 3R A 0 / 3 4–3
French Open A A A A A 1R 1R 2R QF 0 / 4 3–4
Wimbledon A Q1 A Q1 SF SF 3R NH A 0 / 3 10–3
US Open A A A A 1R 3R 2R 1R A 0 / 4 3–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–2 7–4 4–4 3–3 2–1 0 / 14 20–14
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A 1R QF NH A 0 / 2 2–2
Miami Open A A A A A 1R 2R NH 1R 0 / 3 1–3
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A W NH A 1 / 1 5–0
Madrid Open A A A A A 2R 2R NH A 0 / 2 2–2
Italian Open A A A A A A 2R 1R 2R 0 / 3 2–3
Canadian Open A A A A A A 1R NH A 0 / 1 0–1
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A 1R 1R A 0 / 2 0–2
Shanghai Masters A A A A A 2R 1R NH 0 / 2 1–2
Paris Masters A A A A A 2R 1R 2R A 0 / 3 2–3
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–5 10–8 1–3 1–2 1 / 19 15–18
National representation
Davis Cup A A PO F 1R A A QF 0 / 3 2–2
Career statistics
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Career
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 3 / 3 2 / 3 1 / 1 0 / 0 6 / 9
Overall Win–Loss 1–3 4–3 2–2 5–3 11–9 31–25 25–26 16–13 7–12 103–104
Year-end ranking 111 122 144 107 42 28 35 30 52%

Significant finalsEdit

Masters 1000 finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters Clay   Nikola Mektić   Robin Haase
  Wesley Koolhof
6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–3), [11–9]

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 9 (6 titles, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (4–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (4–2)
Grass (1–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (5–3)
Indoor (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2014 Croatia Open,
Croatia
250 Series Clay   Dušan Lajović   František Čermák
  Lukáš Rosol
4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 0–2 Jul 2017 Swiss Open,
Switzerland
250 Series Clay   Jonathan Eysseric   Oliver Marach
  Philipp Oswald
3–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Win 1–2 Apr 2018 Hungarian Open,
Hungary
250 Series Clay   Dominic Inglot   Matwé Middelkoop
  Andrés Molteni
6–7(8–10), 6–1, [10–8]
Win 2–2 Jun 2018 Rosmalen Championships,
Netherlands
250 Series Grass   Dominic Inglot   Raven Klaasen
  Michael Venus
7–6(7–3), 7–5
Win 3–2 Oct 2018 Swiss Indoors,
Switzerland
500 Series Hard (i)   Dominic Inglot   Alexander Zverev
  Mischa Zverev
6–2, 7–5
Win 4–2 Apr 2019 Grand Prix Hassan II,
Morocco
250 Series Clay   Jürgen Melzer   Matwé Middelkoop
  Frederik Nielsen
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Win 5–2 Apr 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters,
Monaco
Masters 1000 Clay   Nikola Mektić   Robin Haase
  Wesley Koolhof
6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–3), [11–9]
Loss 5–3 Oct 2019 Japan Open,
Japan
500 Series Hard   Nikola Mektić   Nicolas Mahut
  Édouard Roger-Vasselin
6–7(7–9), 4–6
Win 6–3 Sep 2020 Austrian Open Kitzbühel,
Austria
250 Series Clay   Austin Krajicek   Marcel Granollers
  Horacio Zeballos
7–6(7–5), 7–5

Team competition finals: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partners Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 25–27 November 2016 Davis Cup,
Zagreb, Croatia
Hard (i)   Marin Čilić
  Ivo Karlović
  Ivan Dodig
  Juan Martín del Potro
  Federico Delbonis
  Leonardo Mayer
  Guido Pella
2–3

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 7 (7–0)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (2–0)
ITF Futures (5–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–0)
Clay (4–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Dec 2006 Tunisia F6, Hammam Sousse Futures Hard   Michel Koning 6–3, 6–1
Win 2–0 Feb 2008 Croatia F1, Zagreb Futures Hard   Martin Klizan 6–3, 6–2
Win 3–0 Nov 2009 Brazil F25, Porto Alegre Futures Clay   Guilherme Clezar 6–1, 7–6(7–5)
Win 4–0 May 2010 Bosnia & Herxegovina F6, Prijedor Futures Clay   Miliaan Niesten 6–3, 6–4
Win 5–0 Aug 2010 Beijing, China Challenger Hard   Laurent Recouderc 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win 6–0 May 2015 Anning, China Challenger Clay   Gavin Van Peperzeel 7–5, 6–2
Win 7–0 May 2015 Bosnia & Herzegovina F2, Prijedor Futures Clay   Tomislav Ternar 6–4, 7–6(7–4)

Doubles: 38 (14–24)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (10–17)
ITF Futures (4–7)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–10)
Clay (10–14)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2006 Portugal F2, Lagos Futures Hard   Sebastian Fitz   Rui Machado
  Marcel Granollers
1–6, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Apr 2006 Portugal F3, Albufeira Futures Hard   Sebastian Fitz   Fred Gil
  Gonçalo Nicau
2–6, 2–6
Loss 0–3 Jun 2006 Slovenia F2, Maribor Futures Clay   Vilim Visak   Jordi Marse-Vidri
  P Santos-Gonzalez
6–7(3–7),6–7(5–7)
Loss 0–4 Oct 2006 Mexico F19, Monterrey Futures Hard   Alexander Sadecky   Simon Childs
  Arnar Sigurdsson
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Win 1–4 Mar 2007 Portugal F3, Albufeira Futures Hard   Pierre-Ludovic Duclos   S Pérez Pérez
  L-A Perez-Perez
6–1, 6–0
Loss 1–5 Oct 2007 Portugal F5, Espinho Futures Clay   Guillermo Olaso   Andrew Coelho
  Timo Nieminen
3–6, 6–3, [3–10]
Win 2–5 Nov 2009 Brazil F25, Porto Alegre Futures Clay   Diego Matos   Juan-Pablo Amado
  R-A Grilli
7–5, 3–6, [10–6]
Win 3–5 May 2010 Boania & Herzegovina F6, Prijedor Futures Clay   Toni Androic   Ivan Zovko
  Nikola Mektic
4–6, 6–3, [10–2]
Loss 3–6 Jun 2010 Italy F12, Mestre Futures Clay   Nikola Ciric   Walter Trusendi
  Matteo Viola
7–6(10–8), 1–6, [2–10]
Loss 3–7 Jul 2010 Arad, Romania Challenger Clay   Ivan Zovko   D M dela Nava
  S Pérez Pérez
4–6, 1–6
Loss 3–8 May 2011 Zagreb, Croatia Challenger Clay   Mate Pavic   D M dela Nava
  R Ramirez Hidalgo
2–6, 6–7(10–12)
Loss 3–9 Sep 2012 Trnava, Slovakia Challenger Clay   Mate Pavic   Nikola Ciric
  Goran Tosic
6–7(0–7), 5–7,
Loss 3–10 Nov 2012 Montevideo, Uruguay Challenger Clay   Blaz Kavcic   Nikola Mektić
  Antonio Veić
3–6, 7–5, [7–10]
Win 4–10 Jan 2013 USA F1, Plantation Futures Clay   Pedro Sousa   Joao Domingues
  H Ndayishimiye
6–2, 6–3
Win 5–10 Jan 2013 Bucamaranga, Colombia Challenger Clay   Marcelo Demoliner   Sergio Galdós
  Marco Trungelliti
7–6(10–8), 6–2
Loss 5–11 Feb 2013 Croatia F1, Zagreb Futures Hard   Josko Topic   Toni Androic
  Dino Marcan
3–6, 3–6
Win 6–11 Jun 2013 Arad, Romania Challenger Clay   Antonio Veić   Facundo Bagnis
  J C Campozano
7–6(7–5), 4–6, [11–9]
Win 7–11 Aug 2013 Cardenons, Italy Challenger Clay   Marin Draganja   Norbert Gombos
  Roman Jebavý
6–4, 6–4
Loss 7–12 Sep 2013 Orleans, France Challenger Hard   Ricardas Berankis   Illya Marchenko
  Sergiy Stakhovsky
5–7, 3–6
Loss 7–13 Apr 2014 Sarasota, United States Challenger Clay   Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo   Henri Kontinen
  Marin Draganja
5–7, 7–5, [6–10]
Win 8–13 Jun 2014 Arad, Romania Challenger Clay   Antonio Veić   Radu Albot
  Artem Sitak
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Win 9–13 Jun 2014 Marburg, Germany Challenger Clay   Jaroslav Pospíšil   Diego Schwartzman
  Horacio Zeballos
6–4, 6–4
Loss 9–14 Aug 2014 San Marino Challenger, San Marino Challenger Clay   Adrian Ungur   Radu Albot
  E Lopez Perez
4–6, 1–6
Loss 9–15 Jun 2015 Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard   Denys Molchanov   Sergey Betov
  Mikhail Elgin
3–6, 5–7
Loss 9–16 Jul 2015 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay   Damir Dzumhur   Sergey Betov
  Mikhail Elgin
6–3, 1–6, [5–10]
Loss 9–17 Oct 2015 Ningbo, China Challenger Hard   Nikola Mektic   Dudi Sela
  Amir Weintraub
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Loss 9–18 Nov 2015 Kobe, Japan Challenger Hard   Chen Ti   Sanchai Ratiwatana
  Sonchat Ratiwatana
4–6, 6–2, [9–11]
Loss 9–19 Feb 2016 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Challenger Clay   Jonathan Eysseric   Ariel Behar
  Giovanni Lapentti
5–7, 4–6
Loss 9–20 Jun 2016 Lyon, France Challenger Clay   Jonathan Eysseric   Gregoire Barrere
  Tristan Lamasine
6–2, 3–6, [6–10]
Win 10–20 Aug 2016 Gatineau, Canada Challenger Hard   Tristan Lamasine   Jarryd Chaplin
  John-Patrick Smith
6–3, 6–1
Win 11–20 Oct 2016 Orleans, France Challenger Hard   Nikola Mektić   Ariel Behar
  Andrei Vasilevski
6–2, 7–5
Loss 11–21 Feb 2017 Budapest, Hungary Challenger Hard   Blaz Kavcic   Dino Marcan
  T-S Weissborn
3–6, 6–3, [14–16]
Win 12–21 Apr 2017 Sophia Antipolis, France Challenger Clay   Tristan Lamasine   Uladzimir Ignatik
  Jozef Kovalík
6–2, 6–2
Win 13–21 Apr 2017 Taipei, Taiwan Challenger Carpet   Marco Chiudinelli   Sanchai Ratiwatana
  Sonchat Ratiwatana
4–6, 6–2, [10–5]
Win 14–21 May 2017 Ostrava, Czech Republic Challenger Clay   Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan   Rameez Junaid
  Lukáš Rosol
6–3, 6–2
Loss 14–22 Jun 2017 Caltanissetta, Italy Challenger Clay   Denys Molchanov   Max Schnur
  James Cerretani
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Loss 14–23 Aug 2017 Portoroz, Slovenia Challenger Hard   Lukas Rosol   Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
  Andrei Vasilevski
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 14–24 Sep 2017 Bogota, Colombia Challenger Clay   Nikola Mektić   Marcelo Arévalo
  M A Reyes-Varela
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q2 A A A A Q1 Q1 A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A A A Q2 Q2 A A A Q1 A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon A A A Q1 Q1 A A A 1R A A A NH A 0 / 1 0–1
US Open Q2 A Q2 A Q1 A A A Q1 A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 1 0–1
National representation
Davis Cup A A A A A A A PO F 1R A A A A 0 / 2 1–3
Career statistics
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 3–3 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–5 2–5 2–4 0–1 0–0 0–0 8–23
Year-end ranking 417 546 182 310 802 543 616 182 215 294 357 706 26%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Franko Skugor". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Fránjo". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-17. Frȁnko
  3. ^ "Franko Škugor novi izbornik reprezentacije, Ćorić progovorio o odnosima". sportnet.rtl.hr (in Croatian). 11 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.

External linksEdit