Dusan Lajovic is a Serbian tennis player who was born and raised in Belgrade, SR Serbia. Lajovic is currently at World Number 33 for the singles ATP ranking. Due to his spectacular performance in clay court games, he was easily recognized by the world. His specialty is his one-hand backhand, which emulates a powerful groundstroke. For years in playing, Lajovic proved himself to be a reliable player, especially when he is representing his country during the Davis Cup team competitions.
Lajovic has a strong capability of controlling the game and creating a pace during service. His most specialty is to create heavy energy in his service, and he is mostly doing this on clay courts.
As of now, he is living in Stara Pazova, Serbia, where he established a coffee shop business.
Lajovic first appeared during the Futures circuit and the Challenger circuit, and eventually got qualified for the Kremlin Cup. However, he unsuccessfully lost during the first round. He joined the 2011 St. Petersburg Open when he reached the quarterfinals. By that time, he considered working as a tennis coach.
In 2014, he debuted at the Grand Slam for the Australian Open, where he had only reached the second after being defeated by Kei Nishikori. He surpassed his performance at the French Open by reaching the fourth round before he suffered a huge blow against Rafael Nadal.
Davis Cup and ATP Cup
As mentioned, Lajobic is a reliable representative of his country. After his successful performance at the Argentina Open and Brasil Open, he was one of the Serbians who was selected to play for the Davis Cup team competition. The Serbian team eventually reached the final round of the Davis Cup.
In 2020, he was one of the players from Serbia who made history to win the Davis Cup, the World Cup, and the ATP Cups in a year. He was also seen competing in the Australian Open, where he beat Kyle Edmund before losing to Diego Schwartzman.
- French Open QF (2019) - Doubles
- Wimbledon 2R (2018) - Doubles
- French Open 4R (2014) - Singles
- US Open 3R (2018) - Singles