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Bosnians lead the European youngsters

ATP Ranking: European honor defended by Basic and Dzumhur

Youngest European player in top 400 on the ATP ranking is Damir Dzumhur, while Basic, who is ranked 288, trails only two players younger than him.

Year behind us saw significant results in BH tennis, namely on men’s circuit. First, the return of Amer Delic was successful and he is now ranked 212 on ATP list, which opens up ample possibilities to advance further in the coming year. Secondly, two young players which were in the top of the junior tennis over the previous years have shown that their junior success was no fluke.

In-line with their peers

Mirza Basic (12.7.1991) has proved that he can play Challengers (two semifinals, both indoor, and one quarterfinal on clay), while winning sole title on clay (Futures in Serbia). He took first points at an ATP event (Belgrade), albeit won in the qualifications. All this brought him great ranking – 288th place, while starting the year ranked 520.

At the same time Damir Dzumhur (20.5.1992) had a great rookie season on professional tour advancing from 1005th to 340th position. He won four tournaments, all Futures, three on clay and one with prize money of 15.000.

Comparing the abovementioned results of two Sarajevans to their competition, notably with younger players we have come to some rather interesting conclusions. To point out, Basic is ranked 6th in ATP rankings among his age peers (same year of birth), while Dzumhur is ranked 11th among players born in 1992.

Europe has no better

However, if we look at regional (continental) background of players we come to the following facts. Ahead of Dzumhur, of European players, are only Spanish Javier Marti (184) and German Kevin Krawietz (332), both older than him (born in January), while behind him is Italian Federico Gaio, ranked 375, but also older (born in March). Thus, Damir Dzumhur is currently the youngest European in the top 400 in the ATP rankings! If we look at the same data in regards to Mirza Basic we come to the following – in front of his 288th ranking are only two younger Europeans – the before mentioned Spanish Marti and Laurynas Grigelis, of Lithuania, who is ranked 198.

Just as a reminder, Europeans are currently dominating the world tennis – top 10 has 9 European players, while top 100 holds 72. Should we look at this situation, in which the greatest hopes of European tennis, and of world tennis at the same time, are coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina, as unusual and surprising? Of course not! Top tennis has very much been marked by Bosnians, who one must say, due to various circumstances, have competed under different flags. Top 10 had two players already – Ivan Ljubicic (CRO, 3) and Marin Cilic (CRO, 9). Top 100 has Ivan Dodig (32), while Delic was ranked 60. Best ranking of Marinko Matosevic (AUS, 131), another Bosnian born players is not bat at all, is it? All these players are still on the tour as well!

Therefore, Basic and Dzumhur are just a continuation of a one greater line of players and it would be no surprise if they find themselves in ATP’s exclusive company, showing once again that the kids of this region are natural born Tennis talents. If only the people making money on tennis would recognize this and provide support for the Sarajevo players, who knows where their limits would be?


Raonic and Tomic lead the pack
Young players are having hard time making it to the tennis elite. To point out, inside top 100 only five players are born in 1990 or beyond. First of them is Milos Raonic (1990), native Montenegrin, who is playing under Canadian flag and is currently ranked 31. Second is Bernard Tomic (1992), player of Bosnian roots, born in Germany, but playing form Australia and is currently ranked 42 in the world. Other are Dimitrov Grigor (Bulgaria, 1991), ranked 76, followed by Ryan Harrison (USA, 1992), ranked 79 and Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (Germany, 1990) ranked 81 on the ATP list.

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Re: Bosnians lead the European youngsters

Without the wars, Yugoslavia could probably rival Spain in quality and depth of it's tennis today...

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Just 5 players born 1990 and later in Top 100

31 Raonic, Milos (CAN) 1255 (27.12.90)
42 Tomic, Bernard (AUS) 970 (21.10.92)
76 Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL) 666 (16.05.91)
79 Harrison, Ryan (USA) 658 (07.05.92)
81 Stebe, Cedrik-Marcel (GER) 652 (09.10.90)

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19 players born 1990 and later in Top 200

31 Raonic, Milos (CAN) 1,255 (27.12.90)
42 Tomic, Bernard (AUS) 970 (21.10.92)
76 Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL) 666 (16.05.91)
79 Harrison, Ryan (USA) 658 (07.05.92)
81 Stebe, Cedrik-Marcel (GER) 652 (09.10.90)
119 Pospisil, Vasek (CAN) 481 (23.06.90)
125 Berankis, Ricardas (LTU) 460 (21.06.90)
135 Giannessi, Alessandro (ITA) 395 (30.05.90)
136 Carreno-Busta, Pablo (ESP) 392 (12.07.91)
144 Donskoy, Evgeny (RUS) 366 (09.05.90)
151 Bagnis, Facundo (ARG) 348 (27.02.90)
166 Delbonis, Federico (ARG) 306 (05.10.90)
172 Elias, Gastao (POR) 294 (24.11.90)
173 Yang, Tsung-Hua (TPE) 289 (29.03.91)
174 Goffin, David (BEL) 287 (07.12.90)
182 Ignatik, Uladzimir (BLR) 269 (14.07.90)
184 Marti, Javier (ESP) 267 (11.01.92)
190 Lajovic, Dusan (SRB) 261 (30.06.90)
198 Grigelis, Laurynas (LTU) 248 (14.08.91)
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Very interesting...
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Just not enough talent to challenge the veterans. Olderer as a teen was beating Sampras on center court. Nadal was RG champion. While Raonic can barely win a MM title, while Tomic's fluke Wimbledon QF is now considered a breakthrough.
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Without the wars, Yugoslavia could probably rival Spain in quality and depth of it's tennis today...
Yugoslavia would dominate most sports if not for the war except soccer

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Just not enough talent to challenge the veterans. Olderer as a teen was beating Sampras on center court. Nadal was RG champion. While Raonic can barely win a MM title, while Tomic's fluke Wimbledon QF is now considered a breakthrough.
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Yugoslavia would dominate most sports if not for the war except soccer
Including football.
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34 players born 1990 and later in Top 300

31 Raonic, Milos (CAN) 1,255 (27.12.90)
42 Tomic, Bernard (AUS) 970 (21.10.92)
76 Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL) 666 (16.05.91)
79 Harrison, Ryan (USA) 658 (07.05.92)
81 Stebe, Cedrik-Marcel (GER) 652 (09.10.90)
119 Pospisil, Vasek (CAN) 481 (23.06.90)
125 Berankis, Ricardas (LTU) 460 (21.06.90)
135 Giannessi, Alessandro (ITA) 395 (30.05.90)
136 Carreno-Busta, Pablo (ESP) 392 (12.07.91)
144 Donskoy, Evgeny (RUS) 366 (09.05.90)
151 Bagnis, Facundo (ARG) 348 (27.02.90)
166 Delbonis, Federico (ARG) 306 (05.10.90)
172 Elias, Gastao (POR) 294 (24.11.90)
173 Yang, Tsung-Hua (TPE) 289 (29.03.91)
174 Goffin, David (BEL) 287 (07.12.90)
182 Ignatik, Uladzimir (BLR) 269 (14.07.90)
184 Marti, Javier (ESP) 267 (11.01.92)
190 Lajovic, Dusan (SRB) 261 (30.06.90)
198 Grigelis, Laurynas (LTU) 248 (14.08.91)
216 Copil, Marius (ROU) 225 (17.10.90)
220 Janowicz, Jerzy (POL) 222 (13.11.90)
227 Mitchell, Benjamin (AUS)214 214 (30.11.92)
237 Rufin, Guillaume (FRA) 204 (26.05.90)
239 Struff, Jan-Lennard (GER) 202 (25.04.90)
254 Struvay, Eduardo (COL) 187 (17.12.90)
263 Michon, Axel (FRA) 181 (16.12.90)
270 Reid, Matt (AUS) 174 (17.07.90)
275 Duckworth, James (AUS) 171 (21.01.92)
276 Kudla, Denis (USA) 171 (17.08.92)
277 Arguello, Facundo (ARG) 170 (04.08.92)
287 Clezar, Guilherme (BRA) 159 (31.12.92)
290 Zhang, Ze (CHN) 158 (04.07.90)
292 Eysseric, Jonathan (FRA) 158 (27.05.90)
297 Saavedra-Corvalan,Cristobal(CHI)156 (01.08.90)
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Including football.
I doubt that but Yugoslavia would be pretty good
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I wonder if these two also switch to Croatia

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I wonder if these two also switch to Croatia
I wonder if polish players switch to Russia!?!

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I wonder if polish players switch to Russia!?!
Russian players tend to switch for Kazakhstan, while Ljubicic, Cilic and Dodig play for Croatia.

Polish players are too poor to be an interest of anyone.

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this is old trend (BiH > CRO, USA, SRB...; all > USA)
new trend is USA > BiH (Delić); USA > RUS (Bogomolov), CRO > BiH (Tinjić), SLO > BiH (Kajtazović) etc.

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