Aleksandar Vukic

Aleksandar Vukic is an Australian professional tennis player, who has competed on the ATP Tour since 2018.

Date of Birth: 6 April 1996
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Residence: Sydney, Australia
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (75 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2018

Aleksandar Vukic was born in Sydney on April 6, 1996, to his parents Rad and Ljiljana. His parents emigrated to Australia from Montenegro in the 1990s. Due to his dual-nationality background, Vukic speaks English and Serbo-Croatian. Vukic started playing tennis at age six and quickly developed a keen interest in the sport.

However, an initial move to Spain to work on his tennis failed after he suffered burnout. In 2015, he moved to the University of Illinois, United States, to pursue his tennis career and to study finance. At the collegiate level, Vukic excelled and was named 3-time All-American. He also won the Big Ten Athlete of the Year in 2017.

Between 2015 and 2017, Vukic competed at ITF Futures level and reached four finals. However, he only won one of his four finals in this period at the USA F25, Champaign, Illinois, in 2017. After developing at the youth level, Vukic earned his first-ever place at an ATP event at the 2018 Sydney International as a qualifier. But he fell against Feliciano Lopez.

In 2019, Vukic continued competing at Futures level and started to compete at the Challenger level, too. The Australian started to show his talents in 2020 and reached the Monterrey Challenger final in March but lost to Adrian Mannarino.

Vukic continued to progress and made his first-ever Grand Slam main draw at the 2020 Roland Garros. He lost in the first round against Pedro Martinez. Vukic carried his confidence into 2021 and reached the Australian Open main draw for the first time. However, he lost in the first round to Karen Khachanov.

He then made it to the second round at Indian Wells just two months later. Late in the 2021 season, Vukic reached two Challenger finals at Charlottesville and Champaign but lost both matches. Vukic had a similar 2022 campaign and started with his first-ever Grand Slam main draw win at the Australian Open by defeating Lloyd Harris.

In February, Vukic won his first-ever Challenger title in Bangalore by beating Dimitar Kuzmanov. Late in 2022, Vukic reached the Sofia Open quarter-final. Then he ended his season strongly, making two Challenger finals in Calgary and Champaign.

2023 proved to be Vukic’s breakthrough season. He made the main draw at Indian Wells and made his Miami Open debut before winning the 2023 Busan Open Challenger event. The Australian then qualified for his Wimbledon debut in June and followed this feat with an Atalanta Open final run.

However, he lost against Taylor Fritz. Vukic finished 2023 strongly with a third-round run at his first Canadian Open before reaching round two at the Shanghai Masters. The Australian was also consistent at the start of 2024, reaching round two at Indian Wells and making his debut at the Monte-Carlo Masters.

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