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Bedene Brothers (SLO) - Aljaž and Andraž

07-22-2009, 10:51 PM
It's nice to see how Slovenian tennis is developing in recent years. There are 14 Slovenian players ranked this week (3 of them are top200). Kavcic, Gregorc, Zemlja and Tkalec are well known for those who follow the Challengers circuit, while Semrajc is a quite solid player of the Futures circuit. The players who are in their first steps as pro we can keep an eye on them are Gollubovic and the Bedene brothers, especially Aljaz Bedene (his brother is named Andraz).

Aljaz Bedene, born in 1989, is now ranked 848 - his points of an Austrian futures final will be computed only in next ranking, so he will have a jump soon. Until this year, his record was 1-2 in main draws. Now his career record is 21-14. Reached 2 finals this year, Austria F5 and Slovenia F2, and one semifinal, in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Went through qualies in a lot of tournaments but soon I guess he won't need to play qualies for futures tournaments. Had a career high combined ranking as junior of 31.

His twin brother, Andraz, made his début as pro this year, has now a 2-6 carrer record and successfully qualified in 5 tournaments to main draw. Lost a match to his brother in Austria F5 2nd round, 6-3 7-5.



08-05-2009, 01:46 PM
Bedene brothers playing in Slovakia F1 this week.

Aljaz won his first round match, by defeating countryman Zoran Golubovic 6-4 6-1. He is ranked #707 this week and faces seed Andrej Martin in next round (Andrej is his doubles partner). He can get revenge of Austria F6 semifinal.

Andraz plays his first round match against Austrian Patrick Telawetz.

08-05-2009, 03:30 PM
Great to see threads regarding Slovene tennis players. Good luck to both of them, I'm just surprised they're not playing doubles together. Even as juniors they rarely played together. Quite odd actually, one would expect twins to be inseperable but this is obviously not the case with Bedene brothers, even though they travel and play at the same tournaments:confused:

08-05-2009, 04:42 PM
Great to see threads regarding Slovene tennis players. Good luck to both of them, I'm just surprised they're not playing doubles together. Even as juniors they rarely played together. Quite odd actually, one would expect twins to be inseperable but this is obviously not the case with Bedene brothers, even though they travel and play at the same tournaments:confused:

Yes, it seems odd they don't play doubles together, I don't know why they opted for playing splitted, maybe they think they spent too much time together and playing with others players would add more to their games.

08-05-2009, 04:53 PM
Andraz won his first round match, 6-4 6-1, faces next round Jan stancik, seed#7 but not active lately, so i think he has good chances of reaching quarterfinals.

Aljaz and Andrej lost in doubles to the dangerous Slovak pair Pazicky/Sikora in a close match, 4-6 7-5 11-13. Andraz is not playing doubles in Stupava.

08-06-2009, 04:39 PM
Slovakia F1

2nd Round

Marek MICHALICKA (CZE) defeated Bertram STEINBERGER (AUT) 6-2 7-6(5)
Jiri SKOLOUDIK (CZE) (6) defeated Michal MACKO (SVK) 6-4 7-6(2)
Michael LINZER (AUT) defeated Grzegorz PANFIL (POL) (4) 6-0 6-4
Michal PAZICKY (SVK) defeated Andrew GREGORY (AUS) 6-2 6-1
Andraz BEDENE (SLO) defeated Jan STANCIK (SVK) (7) 6-1 6-1
Martin KLIZAN (SVK) (3) defeated Zalan KLEMPA (SVK) 6-2 3-6 6-2
Aljaz BEDENE (SLO) defeated Andrej MARTIN (SVK) (5) 6-4 6-3
Peter MIKLUSICAK (SVK) defeated Martin FAFL (CZE) 6-2 6-2


Michael LINZER (AUT) Vs Michal PAZICKY (SVK)
Andraz BEDENE (SLO) Vs Martin KLIZAN (SVK) (3)


Aljaz should win his next match, Andraz's task is much more difficult, but then Klizan had troubles in his match today while Andraz was impressive.

08-07-2009, 04:44 PM
Slovakia F1 - Stupava - Quarterfinal

Jiri SKOLOUDIK ( (CZE) (6) defeated Marek MICHALICKA ( (CZE) 6-1 6-4
Michael LINZER ( (AUT) defeated Michal PAZICKY ( (SVK) 7-5 4-6 6-3
Martin KLIZAN ( (SVK) (3) defeated Andraz BEDENE ( (SLO) 6-0 6-1
Aljaz BEDENE ( (SLO) defeated Peter MIKLUSICAK ( (SVK) 6-1 6-2

another semifinal for Aljaz, but a tough one (anyway, he was lucky Semjan withdrew, he could have faced Marek in QF).
Klizan back to his best, it seems.

08-21-2009, 02:22 PM
Werner Eschauer is their trainer:eek:. That's what Aljaz said in an interview a few days ago

08-22-2009, 08:36 AM
oh shit! werner eschauer trainer?:haha:

08-22-2009, 12:43 PM
oh shit! werner eschauer trainer?:haha:

He's doing a good job as it seems:p

Aljaz won his second title in 2 weeks, beating top seeded Benoit Paire in the final of St. Poelten 64 60:worship:

Pairing his brother Andraz he won the doubles title as well

08-22-2009, 03:45 PM

09-04-2009, 09:50 PM
Aljaz ranked 520 this week, plays tomorrow the final of Austria F9. Last week he skipped Austrian future probably because he was tired (won two futures in previous weeks). In the last three tournaments he partnered his brother in doubles ;) Aljaz is also building his ranking in singles.

Aljaz deserves a WC for Ljubliana Challenger. :)

09-05-2009, 04:59 PM
and Aljaz wins another title, congrats! :yeah:

11-12-2009, 08:20 AM
Bedene clash in QF of Antalya Futures:cool:

Nice to see andraz winning a few matches:yeah:

11-16-2009, 02:36 PM
Bedene clash in QF of Antalya Futures:cool:

Nice to see andraz winning a few matches:yeah:

Aljaz won the match and later the title :yeah:

Andraz is progressing well, he is still playing qualies to enter the events and winning early rounds :cool:

07-07-2010, 05:35 PM
Aljaz Bedene is out for the rest of the year. He will use protected ranking and come back for AO qualies (supposedly).

Ad Wim
03-22-2011, 10:05 AM
Aljaz' comeback is taking shape. Qualifying for Caltanissetta challenger and nog winning first set against Guez.

04-07-2011, 09:09 PM
Aljaž playing in Blumenau next week :wavey:

04-22-2011, 10:41 AM
Obviously Aljaž is going great guns at the moment, winning Barletta CH, SF is Blumenau and now doing well in Santos.

But what happened to Andraž?

He hasn't played a singles match since last August and last played doubles with Aljaž in Barletta.

04-23-2011, 07:24 AM
I'd say that after 2 years of playing futures tournaments and not really breaking out of playing qualies he realized that professional tennis might not be the right way for him.

Aljaz retired yesterday after the first set due to dizziness.

His next tournament will be Roland Garros - perhaps a bit too long pause:unsure:

04-23-2011, 08:51 AM
I guess it was heat exhaustion, they were saying the conditions in Santos were pretty brutal.

RG quallies would be about 3 weeks I guess, so bit of a gap.

06-26-2011, 11:21 AM
What about Bedene now? Any news from Slovenia guys? :)

06-26-2011, 01:53 PM
Aljaz Bedene is injured again and hasn't played since coming back from Brazil in April. Apparently he'll be back for the Davis Cup tie against Italy. It's the same wrist that bothered him the last time when he needed to undergo a surgery.

Andraz Bedene reached the semis of a 10k in Serbia last week and retired in the semifinal - also due to wrist injury...:unsure: Will take a few weeks off.

06-27-2011, 07:03 PM
Aljaz Bedene is injured again and hasn't played since coming back from Brazil in April. Apparently he'll be back for the Davis Cup tie against Italy. It's the same wrist that bothered him the last time when he needed to undergo a surgery.

Andraz Bedene reached the semis of a 10k in Serbia last week and retired in the semifinal - also due to wrist injury...:unsure: Will take a few weeks off.

What a bad luck. Aljaz some years ago has got a problem with wrist like you wrote, but i'm really hoping that's ok now. I heard Aljaz is practicing now and everything is ok with his wrist.

I hope that he will be back to Challengers, because he is so very good player!

Ad Wim
07-07-2011, 01:27 PM
Who is practising and is okay, Aljaz or Andraz?

I see Aljaz in the DC team for this weekend, but I don't see him in any entry lists in the weeks after...

07-07-2011, 09:25 PM
Aljaz is relatively OK now and is in the team, but not really expected to play. He'll next play in Umag ATP at the end of July.

Ad Wim
07-11-2011, 10:39 AM
Aljaz played a dead rubber against Fognini yesterday, but retired :sad:

10-16-2011, 01:07 PM
Aljaz lost in the final of a Croatian Clay Future to Nick Van Der Meer. His brother qualified but lost in the first round.

10-23-2011, 04:52 PM
Aljaz is into the final round of the qualies for Vienna after a 7/6 6/3 win over Robert and then a 7/6 2/6 6/1 win over Cervantes-Huegun. He will play Gimeno for a place in the MD.

His brother had a first round win in a Croatian futures tournament this week but lost in the second round to Dusan Lojda in straight sets.

10-24-2011, 05:42 PM
:worship: Well done Aljaz. Karlovic in the first round.

10-24-2011, 05:47 PM
:worship: Well done Aljaz. Karlovic in the first round.
I have seen him yesterday live for the first time, to be honest I did not know him, but he convinced me most of all the qualifiers yesterday, sound technique and good attitude on court. He backed it up with a win today, but Karlovic will be tough.

Ad Wim
10-25-2011, 08:18 AM
Just a very bad draw. 2 spots were ideal, 2 spots were bad. He got the bad one. But never without a chance against Karlovic.

10-25-2011, 02:20 PM
Ended up getting lucky with Karlovic picking up an injury during the tiebreak. Will play the winner of Chela vs Haas who are currently playing now.

10-26-2011, 06:23 PM
Great week so far for the Bedene brothers with Andraz taking out the top seed Dusan Lojda 6/0 7/6 in a Croatian futures tournament on clay. Next up is the wildcard Mate Pavic.

10-27-2011, 01:03 PM
Aljaz lost 6/4 4/6 1/6 to Haas. Had a few opportunities midway through the second set to take a stranglehold on the match but he could not do it. The stats seem to indicate Haas had no troubles taking care of his second serve in the second and third sets.

10-28-2011, 03:02 PM
Andraz battled back from a set down to defeat Mate Pavic 3-6 7-5 6-4. He will play the fifth seed Enrico Burzi in the Quarters.

11-09-2011, 04:08 PM
Aljaz has made ıt to the Quarters of the Loughbororugh Challenger after a 6-3 6-1 wın over Ivo Klec and then a 7-6 6-1 wın over Dan Evans. In a strange bıt of schedulıng none of Aljaz`s potentıal second round opponents have even played theır fırst round matches yet.

11-12-2011, 11:32 AM
He defeated the thırd seed Andreas Beck 6-2 6-4. He wıll play Cıpolla for a place in the final.

11-13-2011, 06:51 PM
Lost to Cıpolla with a scoreline of 64 36 46. He got broken at 4-4 ın the thırd set and got broken wıth a double fault.

01-01-2012, 06:56 AM
Aljaz beginning his year at Doha where he defeated Yuri Schukin 6-4 4-6 6-1 in the first round of Qualies. Next up is top seed Matthias Bachinger.

01-12-2012, 07:20 PM
Aljaz has won his first round qualifying match in Melbourne at the Australian Open and today faces number seven seed from Slovakia Lukas Lacko. Ajaz seems to have lots of support in Australia and I see him as a good chance against Lukas. Good luck to Aljaz and all his Australian fans.

01-13-2012, 09:34 AM
Lost to Lacko 6-2 6-0. I thought it would have been much closer than that.

02-21-2012, 12:45 AM
Despite being the slight outsider he took out the 6th seed Matteo Viola 6-4 6-2 in the first round of the Meknes Challenger. Next up is the Polish Qualifier Marcin Gawron.

03-03-2012, 08:30 AM
Aljaz is into the final of the 30k Casablanca Challenger on the red dirt where he is the favourite to take the title. He plays Nico Devilder in the final. Along the way he beat Olaso 6-2 6-1, Menendez-Maceiras 7-5 6-3, Middelkoop 6-3 6-3 and then Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3 6-4.

Action Jackson
03-03-2012, 05:17 PM
2nd challenger title for Aljaz winning 7-6 7-6 over Devilder.

03-04-2012, 07:29 AM
Great stuff. Looks like he will be hanging around Morocco for the Rabat Challenger in two weeks.

Gillouthe best
04-02-2012, 10:56 AM
He plays vs Bolelli on Barletta R1. He defends the title,tough opening for sure.

Gillouthe best
04-11-2012, 07:38 PM
He defended his title succesfuly, beating Bolelli, Jaziri and Starace en route. Great job Alijaz :). I think it's a safe bet that he will be Top-100 in a near future

04-12-2012, 09:00 AM
His name is Aljaz, without the "i". Just for the record.:p

Well done to him!

Gillouthe best
04-22-2012, 03:31 PM
Aljaz qualified for Barcelona, defeating 4th seed Donskoy in the qualies :yeah:. Still it's unknown who will he play on MD.

04-22-2012, 08:14 PM
Aljaž :cheerleader:

He'll play against Del Bonis in R1. :yeah:

Gillouthe best
04-30-2012, 04:01 PM
He lost to Del Bonis in two tight sets last week in Barcelona.

This week he has qualified into Belgrade :yeah:, he has found some nice form, winning Barletta CH, and qualyfing for Barcelona & Belgrade :bowdown:. He will play Klizan on R1, then vs Nalby on R2. He can win R1 if he plays well, but then Nalbandian would be too much for him at the moment. We will see, have a good week Aljaz :)!

Gillouthe best
05-01-2012, 12:29 PM
And he defeated Klizan :rocker:, 6-4 7-6(5), good win considering Klizan is ranked 50 places above him. Now enjoy your match vs Nalbandian Aljaz!

05-01-2012, 05:03 PM

Gillouthe best
05-03-2012, 05:41 AM
Lost to Nalby, 6-4 6-3. He played well, he put Nabandian nervous at the 2nd set, but the experience from Nalby was too much for him. Good tournament Aljaz :yeah:

Gillouthe best
05-12-2012, 05:27 PM
He reached the SF at Prague CH SF :), unfortunately he lost to Klizan 5-7 6-3 6-2. He defeated two Top-100 players like Dimitrov & Rosol, and also a former ATP player like Russell. His form has been great lately :bowdown:, I think he will be a Top-100 sson.

05-28-2012, 01:12 PM
He lost in QR2 of RG :(

Sombrerero loco
05-28-2012, 02:12 PM
he should have won that match, but michon was in goat mode during the qualies

06-15-2012, 06:52 PM
Aljaz got in final of Košice! :cheerleader:

Gillouthe best
06-15-2012, 07:07 PM
Great tournament by Aljaz :), he should improve his #129 ranking closer to Top-100 with the 48 pts. from Kosice. GL vs Greul, who is playing great on this tournament.

06-16-2012, 02:35 PM
Won Kosice against Greul in straight sets - 76 62. :bowdown:

Probably around #111 now. :cheer: Probably onto Wimbledon Qualies now! :) Would be great to get in MD there. ;)

Gillouthe best
06-17-2012, 10:34 AM
He needs one last step for making Top-100. What a wonderful season, so proud of Aljaz :bowdown:

06-17-2012, 06:28 PM
Wimbledon Q:
Aljaz Bedene SLO [16] vs. James Duckworth AUS
Yuki Bhambri IND vs. Marc Gicquel FRA
David Rice GBR [WC] vs. Ze Zhang CHN
Ricardas Berankis LTU vs. Andrey Kuznetsov RUS [32]

Sombrerero loco
06-18-2012, 09:40 AM
yeah!up to 111 this week, great aljaz!

06-30-2012, 01:50 PM
Lost to Duckworth in Wimbledon QR1 though. :tears:

06-30-2012, 08:24 PM
Lost in R1 Marburg :awww:

Greul defeated him 6-4 7-5. :hug:

Gillouthe best
07-08-2012, 02:58 PM
He will play Umag, got a WC, and he faces Klizan on R1. Good chance to win, C'mon Aljaz

07-22-2012, 09:56 AM
Got to the final of An-Ning challenger, but lost in all-slovenian final to Zemlja, 1-6 7-5 6-3.

Sombrerero loco
07-22-2012, 02:34 PM
he is so so close to top 100!!

07-30-2012, 11:15 AM
Won a tournament in Wuhan and he's in TOP 100! :cheerleader::cheerleader:

on 83 to be exact. :p

08-04-2012, 05:00 AM
Great job by him lately.

The Prince
08-04-2012, 05:01 AM
He retired at 2-2 today in his match. Hope it's precaution and nothing more.

Gillouthe best
08-05-2012, 08:58 PM
Great to see him in Top-100 :woohoo:, getting some nice Challenger wins, now it would be nice if he starts to win on the ATP tour.

Gillouthe best
10-17-2012, 03:40 PM
After some time without playing he's on Vienna, he won vs Garcia-Lopez on R1 , the 2nd ATP MD win of his career. he could add more points on R2 as he plays Young on R2.

Gillouthe best
10-19-2012, 05:19 PM
He got his first ATP QF, but lost 6-2 4-2 RET to Tipsarevic :hug: , hope it's nothing serious.

Gillouthe best
01-02-2013, 07:05 PM
2nd ATP QF of his career in Chennai, beated Sousa and Haase, best win of his career. He's facing Wawa next, let's see what can he do.

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01-04-2013, 07:01 PM
Now already in his first ATP SF beating Wawring 6-2 7-6. :yeah:

Sombrerero loco
01-04-2013, 07:02 PM
amazing week :hearts: go aljaz

Gillouthe best
01-04-2013, 08:22 PM
First top-20 win :yeah: , he seems to have improved a lot, specially his serve. Hope he can play well vs Tipsarevic!

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01-05-2013, 04:46 PM
I started to pay much attention to Aljaz. He impressed me a lot by his progress in Chennai open 2013. He lost Tipsy but he performed so well in that match. It is an extremely good start of the year. Hopefully he will keep improving next tours.

Next stop is Sydney, Come on

01-05-2013, 11:25 PM

Gillouthe best
01-07-2013, 05:37 PM
Playing Anderson on R1 in Sydney, tough draw, do your best Aljaz :) !

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01-08-2013, 08:27 AM
I was at his match today. It was still pretty hot by the time they took to the court after the WTA comedy prelude. The first set was dominated by Anderson's serve and forehand. Aljaz wasn't getting much of a look on Anderson's serve and his returns weren't returned with too much pace or depth so Anderson had quite a few easy putaways and was able to run around onto his forehand quite often to finish the point off. Anderson was simply too good.

In the second set I think Aljaz started to get more of a read on Anderson's serve and was able to direct more traffic to Anderson's backhand side. He was starting to look real good. His serve wasn't in too much danger and he started to dictate the rallies putting some real depth and angle on his shots. He was also mixing it up a bit with the slice with some success. Anderson wasn't too happy when he went down the break but he managed to steady the ship in the third.

At the start of the third I was confident Aljaz was going to win it. They traded serves until Aljaz's double faultathon. The second serve which he missed to give Anderson the decisive break missed by a long way. I think every point Anderson won in that game to break was off a Aljaz double fault. In the final game Aljaz had a few questionable calls go against him. At 30-0 he had one where Anderson hit a questionable winner but I was on the other side of the court. Aljaz wasn't too impressed with the match point either and he seemed to half heartedly play it expecting it to be called out but personally I thought it had skid off the line.

In regards to the AO Aljaz seemed to be in good condition at the end of the match although there were not too many long rallies but it was hot. He also played 4 or 5 drop shots which were just awful and got the treatment they deserved from Anderson. Overall though he played a solid match.

Gillouthe best
02-02-2013, 08:44 PM
Kavcic on Zagreb R1, good chance, but playing a fellow countryman is never easy. Then it would be Baghdatis on R2.

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02-19-2013, 01:53 AM
Defeating no.5 seed Horacio Zeballos in the first round of Copa Claro 2013 in 3 sets. That's definitely a great win against the one who just beat Nadal in previous weeks. Now waiting for the next rival :)

02-21-2013, 10:53 PM
Lost J Reister in 3 sets :(. Next stop is Acapulco. Come on

02-27-2013, 05:16 PM
Defeating Nalbandian in 3 sets after losing the 1st set at the 1st round of Acapulco. Bravooooooo. Next is Fognini. Come on

02-28-2013, 03:42 AM
Lost 6-2 4-6 6-7 :sad:
That's definitely a regretful loss when Aljaz won the 1st set and had a early break in 2nd set. but he didn't take advantage to win.
Anyways happy as he is progressing day by day. Good luck in IW :D

Gillouthe best
03-09-2013, 06:54 AM
2nd straight loss to Fognini, this time 63 64 :sad:

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05-26-2013, 08:41 PM
Roland Garros R1: Aljaz Bedene vs. [6] Jo-Wilfred Tsonga

05-29-2013, 12:25 PM
Tsonga defeated him 6-2 6-2 6-3. :sobbing:

06-03-2013, 06:07 PM
here you can find some pictures of Aljaz from last week (

06-11-2013, 09:20 PM
Queen's result

R1 PHM 7-6(5) 6-3:)
R2 Querrey 6-7(11) 7-5 6-7(5):sad: He had 2MP 6-5 at 3rd set and couldn't convert:sad:
But he can adopt to playing on grass:) Hopefully he gets good draw at Wimbledon.

06-27-2013, 12:51 PM
Lost in 3 to Leonardo Mayer in R1 of Wimbledon. :hug:

07-25-2013, 08:04 PM
He's in quaterfinal of Umag! :cheerleader:

R1: Aljaz Bedene (SLO) d. (Q) Boy Westerhof (NED) 6-2 6-2
R2: Aljaz Bedene (SLO) d. (4) Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 6-3 6-1

:bigclap: Good luck in the quaterfinals :cheerleader:

Gillouthe best
09-16-2013, 05:37 PM
He won last week the Challenger of Banja Luka :yeah:

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12-31-2013, 01:06 PM
But is trained by Pistolesi now? What do you think can be done in 2014 Aljaz?

01-11-2014, 08:31 PM
Australian Open R1:
Aljaz Bedene (SLO) vs. [21] Philip Kohlschreiber (GER)

Dead Net Cord
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01-12-2015, 09:41 AM
Go Aljaz number 116 after Chennai final