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- Age: 25 (11.07.1989)
- Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovak Republic
- Residence: Bratislava, Slovak Republic
- Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
- Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
- Plays: Left-handed
- Turned Pro: 2007
- Coach: Martin Damm
As of 25.05.2015
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Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is Martin Klizan...Nickname is "Klizko"...Speaks Slovak, English, Czech, Croatian, Polish and some Russian...Father, Milan, is the general manager at an electric transformator company; Mother, Darina, is a university teacher...Sister, Natalia, played tennis until the age of 12, now works in London, England...Started playing tennis aged three with this father...Won 2006 Roland Garros junior title...Favourite surface is clay...Favourite shot is forehand...Idols growing up were Marat Safin and Goran Ivanisevic...Hobbies include playing computer games, football, floorball and ice hockey...Cousin Radovan Kaufman won a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics in track cycling...Fitness trainer is Ivan Trebaticky.
First Time ATP Winner Spotlight (Sept. 2012)
2014 -- The top Slovak returned to Top 100, rising 77 ranking spots during year to finish No. 34. Season highlighted by 2nd ATP title in Munich as a qualifier in early May (d. No. 16 Haas in SF, No. 15 Fognini in F). 1 of 2 qualifiers to win titles during year...Posted a career-best win over No. 2 Nadal en route to Beijing SF as a qualifier in October (l. to Berdych). Had faced 3 MPs vs. world No. 927 Xin Gao in 1R of qualifying...Reached 2 additonal QFs in São Paulo in late February (l. to Bellucci) and Eastbourne in June (l. to Gasquet)...In Grand Slam play, fell in 3R at Australian Open as a qualifier (l. to Robert) and Roland Garros (d. No. 10 Nishikori in 1R, l. to Granollers), 2R at US Open (l. to Berdych in 5 sets) and 1R at Wimbledon (l. to Nadal)...In doubles, won Nice with Oswald for 2nd career title (d. Bopanna-Qureshi)...Compiled records of 13-4 on clay, 10-8 on hard and 2-2 on grass. Went 2-4 vs. Top 10 opponents and earned a career-high $714,798...
2013 -- The No. 2 Slovak (behind No. 81 Lacko) finished just outside the Top 100 and his best results were a SF in Casablanca (l. to Anderson) and QF finishes in Rotterdam (ret. vs. Simon due to cramps) and Umag (l. to Fognini). Reached a career-high No. 26 on March 4…Won his only Grand Slam match at Roland Garros (d. Russell-ret., l. to eventual champion Nadal) and lost in 1R at Australian Open (l. to Brands), Wimbledon (l. to Berdych) and US Open (l. to Young)…After US Open, struggled with a wrist injury and did not return until late Oct. (missed 6 weeks) and withdrew from St. Petersburg where he was defending champion (ranking dropped from 65 to 103)…In doubles, won 1st ATP title in Umag (w/Marrero)…Compiled records of 7-9 on clay, 4-13 on hard and 1-2 on grass. Went 0-3 vs. Top 10 opponents and highest-ranked win came over No. 44 Troicki in Eastbourne. Earned a personal-high $513,019 and surpassed $1 million in career…
2012 -- The top player from Slovakia had a breakthrough season, winning his 1st ATP World Tour title in St. Petersburg (d. Fognini) and finishing in Top 50. Became 1st Slovak winner since Dominik Hrbaty in Marseille in 2004...Voted by fellow players as ATP Newcomer of Year...Prior to 2012, had never won back-to-back matches or reached a QF in an ATP World Tour event...On clay, advanced to 1st ATP World Tour SF in Kitzbühel (l. to Haase) and in final Grand Slam at US Open, reached 4R, posting 1st Top 10 win over No. 6 Tsonga in 2R (l. to Cilic)...After US Open, won 2 Davis Cup matches vs. Portugal and then lost only 1 set en route to indoor title in St. Petersburg...In 1st half of season, won 4 Challenger clay titles and compiled 28-5 match record, winning back-to-back in Rabat (d. Volandri) and Marrakech (d. Ungur). In May, reached final in Prague (l. to Zeballos) and followed with title in Bordeaux (d. Gabashvili). In August, won title in San Marino (d. Bolelli)...Made Wimbledon debut and defeated Chela 11-9 in 5th set and lost to Troicki in next round in 5 sets...Compiled records of 13-7 on hard, 5-5 on clay and 1-3 on grass. Earned a career-high $462,599...
2011 -- Qualified for Belgrade in April, losing to F. Gonzalez in 1st RD...Failed to qualify for Wimbledon...Won one ATP Challenger Tour title at Genova (d. L. Mayer)...Runner-up at Rome (l. to Schoorel) and San Marino (l. to Starace)...Qualified for the inaugural eight-player ATP Challenger Tour Finals in Sao Paulo in November...Broke into Top 100 for first time at No. 86 on 12 September...
2010 -- Won first ITF Challenger Tour title at Bratislava (d. Koubek) in November...Won two ITF Futures titles at Morocco F1 (d. Brizzi) and Kuwait F2 (d. Vasiliev)...Failed to qualify for the Australian Open, Munich, Roland Garros, Umag...Qualified for Casablanca, beating No. 70 Dolgopolov in 1st RD, lost to No. 23 Wawrinka...Made Grand Slam debut as a qualifier at US Open, losing to No. 24 Ferrero in 1st RD...
2009 -- Won two back-to-back ITF Futures titles in August at Slovak Republic F1 (d. Skoloudik) and Italy F23 (l. to Oswald)...Also runner-up at Kazakhstan F1 (l. to Kedryuk) and F2 (l. to Semjan)...Finished the year at World No. 234...
2008 -- Reached one ITF Futures final at Croatia F1 (l. to Skugor)...Finished the year at World No. 606...
2007 -- Reached one ITF Futures final at Romania F1 (l. to Desein)...Failed to qualify at Roland Garros and Los Angeles...Made ATP debut at Washington, beating Economidis before losing to Monfils in 2nd RD...
On 7 January, saved six match points versus Dolgopolov in 76(7) third-set win in Brisbane 2R...On 21 January, at No. 32 seed, retired at 01 in fourth set versus Sousa in Australian Open 1R…
On 10 February, saved two match points versus Bellucci in 75 third set win in Sao Paulo 1R…
On 21 February, improved to 3-0 lifetime in ATP World Tour doubles finals with Rio de Janeiro title (d. Andujar-Marach)…Partnering Oswald, the duo saved one match points versus Cabal-Farah in 10-6 Match TB win in SFs…The duo also won the 2014 Nice title…
On 12 April, captured his third ATP World Tour clay-court title at Casablanca (d. Gimeno-Traver); dedicating the trophy to his grandfather, who has passed away the previous week...
Reached Barcelona SFs (l. to Nishikori)...Reached Barcelona doubles SFs (w/Qureshi)...Withdrew ahead of Munich due to a wrist injury...
On 5 May, retired due to a right wrist injury at 25 versus Granollers in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid 1R...