Dusan Lajovic

Dusan Lajovic is a Serbian professional tennis player, who has competed on the ATP Tour since 2007.

Date of Birth: 30 June 1990
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Residence: Stara Pazova, Serbia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2007

Dusan Lajovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who was born on June 30, 1990, in Belgrade, Serbia. Born to father Dragisa and mother Marina, Dusan started playing the sport by coincidence at the age of 7. It was the only sport available to him at that age, so the Serb picked up a racquet, and his talent was immediately noticeable.

For many of the early years of his professional career, Lajovic played predominantly on the Futures and Challenger circuits, gaining ever-valuable experience and expertise before eventually transitioning to the main ATP Tour.

Despite fleeting moments and appearances at ATP events throughout his early years, his time to shine came in 2014. He started the year off as he meant to go on with a strong performance at the season-opening Grand Slam Down Under, battling through qualifying to eventually fall in the second round of the Australian Open.

He backed that promising performance up in the following Grand Slam in Paris, where he reached the fourth round of the Roland Garros, only to fall to the number 1 seed and the all-time clay specialist Rafael Nadal, which is a forgivable loss.

After a promising couple of years on the singles tour, the Serb fancied his chances on the doubles side of things. Partnering with Radu Albot, they won the Istanbul Open together in 2015, making it the first ATP title of Lajovic’s career.

Singles always remained his priority, though, and in the following years, he worked on his trade to try and win that coveted maiden ATP singles trophy. After seasons of hard graft, his luck finally turned in 2019 when he claimed the crown at the Croatia Open in Umag, Croatia, where he beat Hungarian Attila Balazs in straight sets.

2019 was certainly a year to remember for Lajovic, as he broke into the Top 25. Keen to build on this progress, he was hampered by COVID-19 before returning in 2021, full of energy to push on and improve. A career-best fourth-round appearance at the 2021 Australian Open was exactly what he would have wanted.

Two seasons later, he claimed his second ATP title at Banja Luka. Now edging towards the twilight zone of his career, the Serb is looking to keep going for as long as possible.

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