- Age: 25 (18.07.1989)
- Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Residence: London, UK
- Height: 6' (183 cm)
- Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2008
- Coach: James Davidson
- Website: http://www.aljazbedene.si/
As of 27.04.2015
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Nickname is “Ali” or “Benki”…Speaks English, Slovenian and Croatian…Started playing tennis aged seven with plastic racquets…Father, Branko, works for a computer company; mother, Darlen, works for the Ministry of Defence; twin brother, Andraz, is a tennis coach and owns his investment company…Favourite surface is clay and shot is forehand…Favourite tournament is Roland Garros…Idols growing up were Fernando Gonzalez, David Nalbandian, Michael Schumacher (Formula One), Alberto Tomba (skier)…Would love to be a football player…Supports Real Madrid (football), Union Olimpija (basketball) and Cristiano Ronaldo (football)…First represented Slovenia in Davis Cup in March 2010...On 31 March 2015 he became a British citizen...Trains in London…Physical trainer is Martin Skinner.
2013 -- The No. 1 Slovenian finished in Top 100 for 2nd year in a row and reached 1st ATP World Tour SF at Chennai with a win over No. 17 Wawrinka before losing to eventual champion Tipsarevic in 3 sets. Also QF at Umag (l. to Robredo). Reached a career-high No. 71 on Feb. 25…Played in all 4 Grand Slam tournaments for 1st time (0-4) and lost in 1R at Australian Open (l. to Becker), Roland Garros (l. to Tsonga), Wimbledon (l. to L. Mayer) and US Open (l. to Tursunov)…Compiled a 15-3 record in Challengers and won titles at Rome-2 (d. Volandri) in May and Banja Luka (d. Schwartzman) in September. Improved to 7-1 in finals…Won a personal-best 11 matches on ATP World Tour with records of 6-8 on clay, 4-8 on hard and 1-2 on grass. Went 0-2 vs. Top 10 opponents and earned a career-high $321,409…
2012 -- The No. 2 player from Slovenia finished in Top 100 for 1st time with consistent results in Challenger play. Compiled a 32-10 match record and won 4 titles...In limited ATP World Tour play, went 4-4, qualifying in Belgrade and reaching 2R (d. Klizan, l. to Nalbandian). Also reached 1st ATP Tour QF in Vienna (d. Garcia-Lopez, Young; l. to Tipsarevic)...Of his 4 Challenger titles 3 came on clay, in Casablanca (d. Devilder) in March, Barletta (d. Starace) in April, Kosice (d. Greul) in June. The following month, won title on hard courts in Wuhan (d. Ouanna) and finished runner-up in An-Ning (l. to Zemlja)...Tried to qualify in each Grand Slam tournament and lost in 2R at Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open...Earned a career-high $108,616...
2011 -- Made ATP main draw debut as qualifier in Vienna (d. Karlovic, l. to Haas)...Won Barletta Challenger
(d. Volandri) and SF at 2 other events...Also reached 1 Futures final...
2010 -- Did not play after Wimbledon qualifying due to right wrist injury (same injury also occured in ‘08 and was sidelined 7 months and in ‘11, missing 4 months)...Successfully qualified twice in 5 attempts at Challenger events...Compiled 7-2 record min Futures, with 1 final...
2009 -- Was 53-16 in Futures events, reaching 7 Futures finals, winning 5 titles, including at 3 consecutive events in August...
Qualified for Chennai, defeating three of top five seeds en route to his first ATP World Tour final (l. to Wawrinka)...Saved four match points vs. Bautista Agut in SFs...
Represented Great Britain as a citizen on 7 April, beating M. Gonzalez in Casablanca 1R...
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