Franko Skugor is a professional tennis player who specialized in doubles. The Croatian player competed mainly under the ATP Challenger Tour and is popular for his strong groundstrokes and powerful serve that averages 143 miles per hour or 230 kilometers per hour. He comes with a career-high doubles ranking of number 17 in the world. His career-high singles ranking on the other hand is number 145.
Skugor’s top achievements in professional tennis included reaching the semi-final round of the Wimbledon Championships with doubles partner, Nikola Mektic. This happened in 2017. He was also made the captain of the Croatia Davis Cup team that played during the Davis Cup in 2019 and had reached the final round of the Davis Cup in 2016. In addition, he won a doubles title in the Masters 1000 finals in 2019 during the Monte-Carlo Masters Championships with partner Nikola Mektic.
Under the ATP Challenger and ITF Futures Finals, Skugor came with a singles record of 2-0 under ATP Challenger and a 5-0 under the ITF Futures. His doubles record on the other hand included a 10-17 under ATP Challenger and 4-7 under ITF Futures.
Furthermore, Skugor also comes with an amazing ATP record including a 1-1 ATP World Tour 500 Series and a 4-2 ATP World Tour 250 series. These are all in the doubles division.
In terms of Grand Slam tournaments, Skugor was able to get a fair share of achievements in doubles. His first attempt was during the 2014 Wimbledon when he managed to reach qualifying round 1. This performance was repeated in 2016 before he managed to reached the semifinal round in the 2017 Wimbledon. During the same year, he also reached first round of the US Open. From 2018 to 2020, he managed to join all tournaments in the Grand Slam. His highest achievement during this time was when he reached the semifinal round in the 2018 Wimbledon.
Doubles Career Facts and Highlights
- Highest Ranking (earned April 22,2019): 17th
- Current Ranking (March 10, 2021):36th
- Career Titles: 6
- Career Record: 100-98