- Pronounced: ne-nad ZEE-mo-neech
- Age: 38 (04.06.1976)
- Birthplace: Belgrade, Yugoslavia
- Residence: Belgrade, Serbia
- Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
- Weight: 200 lbs (91 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1995
- Coach: Gunter Bresnik
- Website: http://www.nenadzimonjic.com
As of 17.11.2014
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Began playing at age nine...Nicknames include “Ziki, Zimo, Zimone”...Father, Mirko, is a civil engineer; mother, Nevenka, is a bank employee...Has older brother, Igor...Won Yugoslavia 16s, 18s and men’s (twice) in singles, doubles and mixed national championships...Played soccer, track, basketball and handball as kid...Childhood heroes were Michael Jordan and Carl Lewis...Enjoys music of U2, Dire Straits and Seal.
Considers fast clay and hard courts favorite surfaces and best shot is serve...Credits former pro Robert Seguso with providing assistance and guidance early in career...Elected to ATP Player Council from June 2010 to June 2012…Wife, Mina (married May 24, 2008 in Belgrade)...Twins, Leon (son) born 3:11 p.m. and Luna (daughter) two minutes later on Dec. 3, 2008.
2013 -- The veteran Serbian finished in Top 20 for 10th straight season and played with 5 different partners and won 3 titles...Member of Serbian Davis Cup team and oldest player (37) to play in a Cup final (l. 3-2 to Czech Republic). Went 2-2 during year...Best results came with Julien Benneteau, as they won titles at ATP Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo and Washington and reached QF at Wimbledon...They compiled a 19-13 match ecord and No. 13 in ATP doubles team ranking, No. 14 individually. Also won title in Rotterdam (w/Lindstedt)...
2012 -- The Belgrade native had his 9th straight Top 20 season, but 1st outside Top 10 since 2006...Was 14-9 w/Llodra with title in Rotterdam and QF at Roland Garros...Also, won titles in St. Petersburg (w/R. Ram) and Basel (w/Nestor), finalist in Stockholm (w/Lindstedt) and QF at London Olympics (w/Tipsarevic)...
2011 -- The Serb teamed with Llodra for 1st year to finish No. 2 in ATP Doubles Team Rankings with 4-4 finals record…Through Wimbledon, were 21-10, but in last 8 tournaments, put together a 24-4 record, including all 4 titles...Played well in big events with a 13-4 mark in Grand Slam events and 17-8 in ATP Masters 1000 outings…They reached QF at Australian Open and SF at Roland Garros and Wimbledon…Lost in 3R at US Open...They were 1-3 in ATP Masters 1000 finals, winning title in Montréal (d. Bryans) and reaching finals in Madrid (l. to Bryans), Cincinnati (l. to Bhupathi-Paes) and Shanghai (l. to Mirnyi-Nestor)...In Asia, won title in Beijing (d. Lindstedt-Tecau) and reached final in Shanghai…In last 2 European events leading into London, won title in Basel (d. Mirnyi-Nestor) and reached QF in Paris...Surpassed 500 career match wins...
2010 -- The Serb teamed with Canadian Nestor to compile a 7-4 mark in finals and finish as No. 2 team…Closed season by capturing title at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London where they defeated top-ranked Bryan brothers in SFs and No. 3 Bhupathi-Mirnyi in final…Also helped his country to its first Davis Cup title (d. France 3-2)… Lost five-set match (w/Troicki) to Clement-Llodra in final…In January, picked up title in Sydney and reached Australian Open final (l. to Bryan-Bryan)…In February, defended Rotterdam title and one month later, reached final at Indian Wells* (l. to M. Lopez-Nadal)…On clay, captured titles in Monte-Carlo* and Barcelona, finalists in Madrid* and winners at Roland Garros (d. Dlouhy-Paes)…It was his third Slam crown…Broke five-month title drought in Vienna in October and followed with runner-up in Basel…Finished tied No. 3 in doubles individually, his fourth straight Top 5 campaign.
2009 -- The Serb captured career-best nine titles in 11 finals with Nestor, highlighted by repeat at Wimbledon and winning five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crowns (Monte Carlo, Rome, Madrid, Cincinnati, Paris)…Finished No. 2 in ATP Team Rankings…Had 12-match winning streak on clay with titles in Monte Carlo*, Barcelona and Rome*…Won title in Madrid* and followed with SF at Roland Garros…Saved eight match points in 15-13 Match-TB win over Bryans for Cincinnati* title…Helped his country to its first ATP World Team Championship in Duesseldorf by compiling a 3-1 doubles mark (w/Troicki)...Surpassed $1 million in a season for first time in his career with $1,203,345.
2008 -- The Serb won his first Grand Slam doubles title and finished as No. 1 team in ATP Doubles Race. Playing with Daniel Nestor for first full season, they won five of eight finals. They had a stretch of six straight finals -- runner-up at AMS Rome, title at AMS Hamburg, runner-up at Roland Garros then titles at Queen's Club (d. Melo-Sa), Wimbledon (d. Bjorkman-Ullyett) and AMS Toronto (d. Bryans). Won 17 consecutive matches before streak snapped in SF at AMS Cincinnati (l. to Erlich-Ram). At Tennis Masters Cup defeated the Bryans in the final to clinch No. 1. Finished No. 1 individually, reaching the top spot for the first time...Won mixed doubles title at Australian Open (w/Sun).
2007 -- Finished in Top 10 for first time at No. 5 in doubles and captured five ATP titles, including his third AMS title. Opened wth titles in Doha (w/ Youzhny) and Dubai (w/Santoro). Performed well at Grand Slam events (w/Santoro), reaching SF at Roland Garros and Wimbledon and QF at Australian Open. Won team's first AMS title at Rome and followed by reaching Halle final. In August, won New Haven title (w/ Bhupathi). Won St. Petersburg title and reach AMS Paris final (w/Nestor). Also helped Serbia return to Davis Cup World Group, partnering Djokovic to doubles win in playoff vs. Australia. Finished at No. 10 in the Stanford ATP Doubles Race (w/ Santoro).
2006 -- Finished No. 5 in Doubles Race (w/Santoro) with titles in Sydney, Halle and Moscow. Qualified for Tennis Masters Cup and went 1-2 in round-robin play. Finalists at AMS Monte Carlo and Wimbledon. Won mixed doubles title at Roland Garros (w/Srebotnik).
2005 -- Won titles at AMS Monte Carlo and Barcelona (w/Paes). Also finalists at Stockholm, AMS Madrid and Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai (l. to Llodra-Santoro in a third set tie-break.
2004 -- Won first AMS title in Monte Carlo (w/Henman) and reached first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon (w/ Knowle). In singles, reached 2nd RD in St. Polten as qualifier (d. Agassi, l. to Hanescu). Won singles title at Belgrade Challenger (d. Chiudinelli)...Won mixed doubles title at Australian Open (w/Bovina).
2003 -- Won hometown title at Belgrade Challenger (w/Bozoljac) and ATP titles in Delray Beach (w/Paes) and St. Petersburg (w/Knowle). Reached finals in Valencia (w/MacPhie) and St. Polten (w/Sargsian).
2002 -- Won only title of the year at Memphis (w/MacPhie) and reached three other SF (w/MacPhie). In singles reached final of Belgrade Challenger (l. to Ancic). Was 0-1 in Davis Cup singles.
2001 -- Reached SF at Australian Open and Marseille (w/Arthurs). Won title in Lyon, reached final in Dubai and consecutive SF in Basel and AMS Paris (w/Nestor). Also runner-up in Estoril (w/Johnson). In singles won Andrezieux Challenger.
2000 -- Won titles in Delray Beach (w/MacPhie) and Vienna (w/Kafelnikov) and reached final in Munich (w/Mirnyi). In singles, won Challenger title in Belo Horizonte (d. Bachelot).
1999 -- Reached Grand Slam-best 3rd RD in singles at Wimbledon with first ATP level win over Pescariu in 1st RD and Tarango in 2nd RD (l. to Kuerten). In doubles, won first title in Delray Beach (w/Mirnyi). Finalist in San Jose (w/Kitinov).
1998 -- Improved over 300 positions in singles by winning his first Challenger title in Kiev (d. Kroslak). Played longest match of career in Davis Cup tie vs. Portugal, losing 20-18 in fifth set to Nuno Marques. In doubles, won five Challenger titles with four different partners.
With Nestor, won the Sydney trophy (d. Bopanna-Qureshi in two TB sets)…As ninth seeds, with Nenad Zimonjic, reached Australian Open SFs (l. to Butorac-Klaasen); beating Fyrstenberg-Matkowski in 3R…Reached Dubai final (w/Nestor), losing to Bopanna-Qureshi…
With Nestor, fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2R (l. to Mahut-Tsonga 11-9 in Match TB)…As two-time former champions with Nestor, reached ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo SFs (l. to Bryans)…
In bid to capture fourth Barcelona crown, lost in final (w/Nestor) to lucky losers Huta Galung-Robert in two sets…
On 11 May, won his 26th tour-level team title with Nestor at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (d. Bryans)…On 18 May, won 27th team title with Nestor at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (d. Haase-F. Lopez), where they had won the 2009 trophy…It was his third Rome crown (also 2007 w/Santoro)…Saved match points in 1R and SFs…Now 52-33 in finals…
Fell in Roland Garros QFs (w/Nestor), losing to Draganja-Mergea 76(5) in third set TB...Reached London-Queen’s Club SFs (w/Nestor), losing to Peya-Soares…
On 6 July, won his sixth Grand Slam mixed doubles championship crown and first at Wimbledon (w/Sam Stosur), beating Mirnyi/Hai-ching in title match...
With Nestor, reached ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Toronto SFs (l. to Peya-Soares)…Reached ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati QFs for seventh time, partnering Nestor to loss to Benneteau/Roger-Vasselin…Fell in US Open 3R for eighth time, on 16th appearance in New York; partnering Nestor (l. to Lipsky-R. Ram)…
On 9 September, qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the seventh time (and first since 2011), partnering Nestor…
Falls in Beijing 1r (w/Nestor), losing to Fognini-L. Mayer 10-6 in Match TB…With Nestor, fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai 2R (l. to Rosol-Youzhny)…
On 26 October, partnered Pospisil to Basel title (d. Draganja-Kontinen 10-5 in Match TB), saving five set points in 76(13) first set TB; first played together at Beijing…Is now individually 53-33 in tour-level finals…Had previously lifted the Basel trophy in 2009 and 2012 (w/Nestor) and in 2011 (w/Llodra)…