Dusan Lajovic is a professional tennis player from Belgrade, Serbia. As of the end of the 2021 season, he is ranked 33 in the world. He has appeared in a number of Grand Slam events and has had several high-ranking finishes.
He enjoys playing on clay courts the best and he is known for his one-handed backhand.
Player Profile, Personal Life, Playing Style
Lajovic was born on June 30, 1990. His hometown is Belgrade, Serbia but he currently resides in Stara Pazova. He stands 183 cm and his last listed weight is 83 kilograms. He is a right-handed player and he is known for his one-handed backhand.
He started playing tennis when he was seven years old. His parents are Dragisa and Marina. In addition to tennis, he also has a known coffee shop in Serbia.
His playing style is highlighted by a strong baseline. He excels when he is playing on clay and has a one-handed backhand.
His first thrust into the global stage was when he was added to the Serbian team for the 2013 Davis Cup. He was called up to replace Janko Tipsarevic who was injured at the time. Team-member Novak Djokovic praised Lajovic for his efforts on such a big occasion.
His first Grand Slam appearance was at the 2014 Wimbledon where he made it to the second round. In the same year, he also made it to the fourth round of the French Open. In 2015, he won his first ATP doubles title when partnered with Radu Albot.
Other top finishes by Lajovic include reaching the quarterfinals at the French Open in 2019. Recent Grand Slam success includes reaching the fourth round of the 2021 Australian Open.
Throughout his career, he faced some of the top players in the world including Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. He has also faced up against fellow Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic.
- Career Record: 152-194
- Career Titles: 1
- Highest Ranking: 23 (April 29, 2019)
- Current Ranking: 33 (December 2021)
Grand Slam Singles Performance
- Australian Open - 4R - 2021
- French Open - 4R - 2014
- Wimbledon - 2R - 2014, 2017, 2021
- US Open - 3R - 2018
- Career Record: 42-75
- Career Titles: 2
- Highest Ranking: 82 (September 21,2020)
- Current Ranking: 206 (December 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles Performance
- Australian Open - 2R - 2017
- French Open - QF - 2019
- Wimbledon - 2R - 2018
- US Open - 2R - 2014, 2018
- Davis Cup – Finals – 2013 – TeamSerbia