Mate Pavić (Croatian pronunciation: [mǎːte pǎːʋitɕ]; born 4 July 1993) is a Croatian professional tennis player specialising in doubles. He reached the final of all four men's dobules Grand Slams tournaments, winning the 2018 Australian Open and the 2020 US Open.  Pavić also reached the 2017 Wimbledon Championships men's doubles finals, and the 2018 French Open men's doubles finals. He also won mixed doubles titles at the 2016 US Open in partnership with Laura Siegemund and at the 2018 Australian Open with Gabriela Dabrowski..
Pavić at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships
|Born||4 July 1993|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||John Farrington |
|Career record||3–10 (23.1%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 295 (6 May 2013)|
|Career record||238–143 (62.5%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (21 May 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 15 (16 March 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (2018)|
|French Open||F (2018, 2020)|
|US Open||W (2020)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||RR (2017, 2018)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (2018)|
|French Open||F (2018, 2019)|
|US Open||W (2016)|
|Davis Cup||W (2018)|
|Last updated on: 22 March 2020.|
In May 2018 Pavić rose to world No. 1, making him the 52nd player ever to do so in the history of the ATP Doubles rankings. He was the youngest doubles No. 1 since Todd Woodbridge in 1996, and the first tennis player from Croatia to ever hold this ranking. 
Early and personal lifeEdit
Pavić was born in Split, Croatia to Jakov, a tennis coach, and Snježana, a kindergarten teacher. He has two sisters, Nadja and Matea. He started playing tennis at the age of 5, after watching his father coach his sister Nadja. His nickname is Fifty.
As a junior Pavić posted a singles win/loss record of 95–51 (90–39 in doubles) and reached a combined ranking of No. 5 in January 2011. In singles, in 2010 he reached the French Open QF and in 2011 again the QF, this time at the Wimbledon Championship. His biggest success as a junior came at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships – Boys' Doubles where he won the title partnering George Morgan (UK). 
After winning the Boy's Doubles title at Wimbledon Championship, Pavić received a wild card to the 2012 Zagreb Indoors doubles tournament. Partnering Ivan Dodig, he reached his first ATP doubles finals at the age of 18 years and 7 months. In singles, his first ATP-level tour match came at the 2011 ATP Croatia Open in Umag, where he lost to Filippo Volandri in the first round. His first victory at the ATP-tour level came at 2012 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships in s-Hertogenbosch where he upset world No. 40 Robin Haase in the first round. The same year he defeated world No 37. Juan Carlos Ferrero. The following year he reached his career high ranking in singles at world No. 295.
Pavić wanted to pursue his tennis career in both singles and doubles, but when doubles qualifying events were introduced in 2016, this new rule enabled him to get into bigger ATP doubles tournaments and decided to focus more on doubles. He is quoted saying he regrets not being able to see where his singles career would have taken him.
First ATP doubles titleEdit
Pavić won his first ATP doubles title at ATP Nice Open in May 2015, partnering Michael Venus. From May 2015 to October 2016 Pavić and Venus made it to 11 ATP doubles finals, winning five of them. However, they never made it past 3rd round at a Grand Slam tournament and decide to split at the end of 2016. The same year Mate went on to win the mixed doubles title with Laura Siegemund. Not being able to secure a permanent partner after the 2017 Miami Open, Pavić temporarily teamed with Austria's doubles veteran Oliver Marach during the European clay court season. Their clay swing was not successful and they decided to split after 2017 Wimbledon Championship. However, Pavić and Marach then made it to three consecutive grass court finals, including the 2017 Wimbledon Championship where they lost 11–13 in the fifth set to (at the time) No. 1 ranked doubles team of Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo. 
First Grand Slam doubles title and No. 1 rankingEdit
After reaching the finals at Wimbledon, at the 2017 US Open Pavić and Marach lost in the 3rd round. In October Pavić and Marach won their first tournament as a team at the Stockholm Open. In November they qualified for the 2017 ATP Finals as first alternates and played one match, beating the Bryan brothers in Round robin.
Pavić and Marach had a great start to 2018. They went on to win 17 matches in a row, capturing titles at the Qatar Open, Auckland Open and then winning their first Grand Slam title at the 2018 Australian Open. In Melbourne Mate also won his second mixed doubles Grand Slam title, this time with Gabriela Dabrowski. Pavić and Marach's winning streak came to an end at the Rotterdam Open in February, where they lost in the final. In April, Pavić and Marach reached their first ATP 1000 Masters Series finals in Monte Carlo (losing to Bryan brothers).
On the 21st of May 2018, Pavić became the No. 1 ranked player in the world in doubles, and spend 8 weeks at the top. He was the youngest No. 1 doubles player in the world since Todd Woodbridge in 1996. Pavić and Marach also made it to the 2018 French Open final, where they lost to Mahut and Herbert. After the French Open, Pavić and Marach went 10–8, losing in both 2018 Wimbledon Championship and 2018 US Open first rounds. They bounced back by reaching the China Open final in October (l. to Kubot and Melo), but decided to terminate their partnership at the 2019 French Open. A week before the 2019 French Open (where they lost in the round of 16), they won the Geneva Open (d. Dodig and Ram).
Pavić then teamed with Bruno Soares and won his first Masters title at Shanghai Masters in October 2019. The same month they reached the final of Stockholm Open, and Pavić briefly returned to top 10 rankings, but finished 2019 season ranked 18th in the world. In September 2020 Pavić and Soares won the US Open Men's Doubles tournament. It was the second men's doubles Grand Slam title of Pavić's career.
Grand Slam tournament finalsEdit
Doubles: 5 (2 title, 3 runners-up)Edit
|Runner-up||2017||Wimbledon||Grass||Oliver Marach|| Łukasz Kubot
|7–5, 5–7, 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 11–13|
|Winner||2018||Australian Open||Hard||Oliver Marach|| Juan Sebastián Cabal
|Runner-up||2018||French Open||Clay||Oliver Marach|| Pierre-Hugues Herbert
|Winner||2020||US Open||Hard||Bruno Soares|| Wesley Koolhof
|Runner-up||2020||French Open||Clay||Bruno Soares|| Kevin Krawietz
Mixed doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit
|Winner||2016||US Open||Hard||Laura Siegemund|| Coco Vandeweghe
|Winner||2018||Australian Open||Hard||Gabriela Dabrowski|| Tímea Babos
|2–6, 6–4, [11–9]|
|Runner-up||2018||French Open||Clay||Gabriela Dabrowski|| Latisha Chan
|1–6, 7–6(7–5), [8–10]|
|Runner-up||2019||French Open||Clay||Gabriela Dabrowski|| Latisha Chan
Masters 1000 finalsEdit
Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Runner-up||2018||Monte-Carlo Masters||Clay||Oliver Marach|| Bob Bryan
|Winner||2019||Shanghai Masters||Hard||Bruno Soares|| Łukasz Kubot
ATP career finalsEdit
Doubles: 38 (17 titles, 21 runner-ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Feb 2012||Zagreb Indoors, Croatia||250 Series||Hard (i)||Ivan Dodig|| Marcos Baghdatis
|Loss||0–2||Feb 2013||Zagreb Indoors, Croatia||250 Series||Hard (i)||Ivan Dodig|| Julian Knowle
|Loss||0–3||Jan 2014||Chennai Open, India||250 Series||Hard||Marin Draganja|| Johan Brunström
|2–6, 6–4, [7–10]|
|Win||1–3||May 2015||Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, France||250 Series||Clay||Michael Venus|| Jean-Julien Rojer
|7–6(7–4), 2–6, [10–7]|
|Loss||1–4||Jul 2015||Hall of Fame Championships, United States||250 Series||Grass||Nicholas Monroe|| Jonathan Marray
|6–4, 3–6, [8–10]|
|Loss||1–5||Jul 2015||Colombia Open, Colombia||250 Series||Hard||Michael Venus|| Édouard Roger-Vasselin
|Loss||1–6||Oct 2015||Stockholm Open, Sweden||250 Series||Hard (i)||Michael Venus|| Nicholas Monroe
|Win||2–6||Jan 2016||Auckland Open, New Zealand||250 Series||Hard||Michael Venus|| Eric Butorac
|Win||3–6||Feb 2016||Open Sud de France, France||250 Series||Hard (i)||Michael Venus|| Alexander Zverev
|Win||4–6||Feb 2016||Open 13, France||250 Series||Hard (i)||Michael Venus|| Jonathan Erlich
|Loss||4–7||May 2016||Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, France||250 Series||Clay||Michael Venus|| Juan Sebastián Cabal
|6–4, 4–6, [8–10]|
|Win||5–7||Jun 2016||Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands||250 Series||Grass||Michael Venus|| Dominic Inglot
|3–6, 6–3, [11–9]|
|Loss||5–8||Jul 2016||Swiss Open, Switzerland||250 Series||Clay||Michael Venus|| Julio Peralta
|Loss||5–9||Sep 2016||Moselle Open, France||250 Series||Hard (i)||Michael Venus|| Julio Peralta
|Loss||5–10||Oct 2016||Stockholm Open, Sweden||250 Series||Hard (i)||Michael Venus|| Elias Ymer
|Win||6–10||Apr 2017||Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco||250 Series||Clay||Dominic Inglot|| Marcel Granollers
|6–4, 2–6, [11–9]|
|Loss||6–11||Jun 2017||Stuttgart Open, Germany||250 Series||Grass||Oliver Marach|| Jamie Murray
|7–6(7–4), 5–7, [5–10]|
|Loss||6–12||Jun 2017||Antalya Open, Turkey||250 Series||Grass||Oliver Marach|| Robert Lindstedt
|5–7, 1–4 ret.|
|Loss||6–13||Jul 2017||Wimbledon Championships, United Kingdom||Grand Slam||Grass||Oliver Marach|| Łukasz Kubot
|7–5, 5–7, 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 11–13|
|Win||7–13||Jul 2017||German Open, Germany||500 Series||Clay||Ivan Dodig|| Pablo Cuevas
|Win||8–13||Oct 2017||Stockholm Open, Sweden||250 Series||Hard (i)||Oliver Marach|| Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
|3–6, 7–6(8–6), [10–4]|
|Win||9–13||Jan 2018||Qatar Open, Qatar||250 Series||Hard||Oliver Marach|| Jamie Murray
|Win||10–13||Jan 2018||Auckland Open, New Zealand (2)||250 Series||Hard||Oliver Marach|| Max Mirnyi
|6–4, 5–7, [10–7]|
|Win||11–13||Jan 2018||Australian Open, Australia||Grand Slam||Hard||Oliver Marach|| Juan Sebastián Cabal
|Loss||11–14||Feb 2018||Rotterdam Open, Netherlands||500 Series||Hard (i)||Oliver Marach|| Pierre-Hugues Herbert
|6–2, 2–6, [7–10]|
|Loss||11–15||Apr 2018||Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco||Masters 1000||Clay||Oliver Marach|| Bob Bryan
|Win||12–15||May 2018||Geneva Open, Switzerland||250 Series||Clay||Oliver Marach|| Ivan Dodig
|3–6, 7–6(7–3), [11–9]|
|Loss||12–16||Jun 2018||French Open, France||Grand Slam||Clay||Oliver Marach|| Pierre-Hugues Herbert
|Loss||12–17||Jul 2018||German Open, Germany||500 Series||Clay||Oliver Marach|| Julio Peralta
|1–6, 6–4, [6–10]|
|Win||13–17||Sep 2018||Chengdu Open, China||250 Series||Hard||Ivan Dodig|| Austin Krajicek
|Loss||13–18||Oct 2018||China Open, China||500 Series||Hard||Oliver Marach|| Łukasz Kubot
|Win||14–18||May 2019||Geneva Open, Switzerland (2)||250 Series||Clay||Oliver Marach|| Matthew Ebden
|Win||15–18||Oct 2019||Shanghai Masters, China||Masters 1000||Hard||Bruno Soares|| Łukasz Kubot
|Loss||15–19||Oct 2019||Stockholm Open, Sweden||250 Series||Hard (i)||Bruno Soares|| Henri Kontinen
|Win||16–19||Feb 2020||Open Sud de France, France (2)||250 Series||Hard (i)||Nikola Ćaćić|| Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
|6–4, 6–7(4–7), [10–4]|
|Win||17–19||Sep 2020||US Open, United States||Grand Slam||Hard||Bruno Soares|| Wesley Koolhof
|Loss||17–20||Sep 2020||Hamburg Open, Germany||500 Series||Clay||Ivan Dodig|| John Peers
|Loss||17–21||Oct 2020||French Open, France||Grand Slam||Clay||Bruno Soares|| Kevin Krawietz
Doubles performance timelineEdit
Current through the 2020 French Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||2R||1R||1R||1R||W||2R||3R||1 / 7||10–6|
|French Open||A||A||A||3R||1R||1R||2R||F||3R||F||0 / 7||15–7|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||3R||3R||3R||F||1R||2R||NH||0 / 6||12–6|
|US Open||A||A||A||2R||2R||2R||3R||1R||2R||W||1 / 7||11–6|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||6–4||3–4||3–4||8–4||11–3||5–4||12–2||2 / 27||48–25|
|ATP Finals||Did Not Qualify||RR||RR||DNQ||0 / 2||2–2|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||SF||SF||NH||0 / 2||6–2|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||QF||QF||NH||0 / 3||4–3|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||F||2R||NH||0 / 2||3–2|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||QF||NH||0 / 2||3–2|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||QF||SF||QF||0 / 4||7–4|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||SF||SF||1R||NH||0 / 3||3–3|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||SF||1R||0 / 4||3–4|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||A||A||A||SF||QF||SF||W||NH||1 / 4||11–3|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||SF||1R||0 / 3||2–2|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||3–1||5–7||13–7||19–8||2–2||1 / 27||42–25|
|Davis Cup||A||A||PO||Z1||A||A||A||W||RR||P||0 / 2||0–4|
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- "Pȁvao". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-17.
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- "Dabrowski and Pavic win mixed doubles in Melbourne". WTA. 28 January 2018.
- "Pavic To Rise To World No. 1 On Monday Despite Loss". ATP World Tour. 18 May 2018.
- "Tribute: Pavic Completes Rise To No. 1". ATP World Tour. 22 May 2018.
- "Tribute: Pavic Completes Rise To No. 1". ATP World Tour. 22 May 2018.
- Marzorati, Gerald. "The Relative Obscurity of Mate Pavic, the Best Young Doubles Player in the World". The New Yorker. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
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