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Damir Dzumhur

01-29-2011, 04:16 PM
Another one of the 1992 rising stars who is starting their senior career and deserves a forum.

Birthdate: May 20, 1992
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia
Career Junior High: 3

Damir had a very good junior career, though he never won a Grandslam, or reached Number 1, he won many titles in both singles and doubles. His first singles title was at a G5, and then a couple months later he won a G4, before making it to the finals of a few G3s later. He was runner-up at the G1 Perin Memorial, which propelled his ranking up. His first Grand Slam was Roland Garros in 2009, where he lost in the second round, and then lost in the Quarter-finals in Wimbledon. Afterwards he won the Prestigious European Cup, and then followed that up with a Bronze Medal at the Junior Olympics, before winning a G1 in Canada in both singles and doubles. His final tournament was the Junior US Open, where he lost to Wildcard and eventual winner Jack Sock, in the 3rd round.

Junior Singles Finals
Skopje; G5, Clay. Def. Tasic 6-3 6-3. Aug 24, 2008
Losinj; G4, Clay. L. to Kosec 3-6 6-4 4-6. Oct 12, 2008
Casablanca; G3, Clay. Def. Ore 6-3 2-6 6-1. May 30, 2009
Pancevo; G2, Clay Def. Zsiga 6-1 3-6 6-3. Sep 12, 2009
Umag; G1, Clay L. to Baluda 4-6 6-2 6-7. Sep 27, 2009
Florence; G2, Clay Def. Colella 6-3 6-4. Apr 05, 2010
Offenbach; G1, Clay Def. Quiroz 6-4 6-7 6-4. Jun 13, 2010
European Cup, Clay Def. Artuendo 6-1 6-3. Jul 25, 2010
Canada; G1, Hard Def. Vesely 6-2 6-2. Sep 04, 2010

Junior Doubles Finals
Mostar; G5, Clay W/ Sutkovic L. 2-6 1-6. Apr 27, 2008
Skopje; G5, Clay W/ Albonetti L. 6-1 6-7 2-6. Aug 24, 2008
Cap D'ail; G2, Clay W/ Kondulokov W. 4-6 6-4 11-9.Apr 11, 2009
Casablanca; G3, Clay W/Ore W. 6-4 6-2. May 30, 2009
Pancevo; G2, Clay W/Zsiga W. 6-4 6-3. Sep 11, 2009
Umag; G1, Clay W/Zsiga W. 2-6 6-4 10-7 Sep 27, 2009
Florence; G2, Clay W/Heller L. 6-1 2-6 9-11 Apr 05, 2010
Belgium; G1, Clay W/Zsiga L. 2-6 5-7. May 28, 2010
Canada; G1, Hard W/Zsiga W. 6-1 6-4. Sep 03, 2010

On the senior tour, Damir has made the 2nd round of 5 different futures, and the Quarter-finals of one in his home country of Bosnia. He also has two wins for the Bosnian Davis Cup team.

01-29-2011, 04:17 PM
This week Damir is playing the top seed Blaz Kavcic in Croatian qualifying.

01-29-2011, 04:17 PM

01-29-2011, 09:20 PM
Damir lost pretty badly to Kavcic, 6-0 6-4, and didn't win a single point on Kavcic's serve in the first set. ATP 250's are probably still too high for him.

02-14-2011, 11:39 PM
Damir lost in the first round of the Croatia Futures to number 3 seed Niemenin, in three sets.... He's still not at that level.

02-21-2011, 08:36 PM
In the F2 Croatia Futures, Damir is into the 2nd round, and will play the top seed next round.

04-17-2011, 10:54 PM
Damir goes through the qualification of the F6 Padova. He beat Sebastian Sachs, Petru-Alexandru Luncanu and Enrique Lopez-Perez. In the first round, he will play against Andrea Arnaboldi.

04-22-2011, 08:12 PM
he caught my eye at the junior olympics, he has alot of promise

first round at padova:

Damir Dzumhur [BIH/Q] d. Andrea Arnaboldi [ITA/7] 7-6(1) 6-1

second round:

Razvan Sabau [ROU] d. Damir Dzumhur [BIH/Q] 4-6 6-4 6-2

bit disappointing after the good first round win

04-22-2011, 09:37 PM
The thing I liked most about him is that he's an all court player

04-22-2011, 11:04 PM
yeah, i like that too

05-01-2011, 12:35 PM
lost in the first round

Romain Jouan [FRA/3] d. Damir Dzumhur [BIH] 6-3 3-6 6-4

05-18-2011, 09:20 PM
in action in bosnia this week:

round 1:
defeated Mirza BASIC 6-3, 6-3 (the number one seed)

05-20-2011, 12:14 PM
2nd round:

Damir DZUMHUR (BIH) defeated Josko TOPIC (CRO) 6-4 6-1

into the QF:)

05-21-2011, 08:40 PM

Damir DZUMHUR (BIH) defeated Marco DIERCKX (BEL) 6-1 6-1


Damir DZUMHUR (BIH) defeated Miljan ZEKIC (SRB) (3) 6-2 6-2

his final is against # 2 seed aldin setkic

05-22-2011, 03:12 PM
Dzumhur will get 5 points tomorrow for his semi-final last week, and then add 17 points the next week for winning the title this week. So tomorrow his ranking his be about 880, and then the week after he'll be around 651.

05-22-2011, 03:45 PM
you only get 5 points for a semi final?

anyway well done on the title this week for him

05-22-2011, 05:59 PM
Um there's 3 levels of futures tournaments, and these Bosnian one's were the lowest level. In the 15k tournaments you get 7, and in the 15k+H you get 9.

05-22-2011, 06:00 PM
I think Dzuhmur's goal should be trying to get to a high enough ranking for AO qualification next year. But if he's on the brink he probably won't go, just because it's far away.

05-22-2011, 07:44 PM
i now there's different levels i just didnt know exactly what the point distributions were

and i agree about his goal..i would think top 300 is probably a reasonable goal by the end of this year

06-02-2011, 09:04 PM
he's moved up to 871 in the rankings this week

he's currently playing an fr-5 in bosnia

he won his first round over another bosnian player tomislav brkic 6-7, 6-4, 6-2

his second round is against the frenchman francois-arthur vibert

06-03-2011, 12:12 AM
His points for the futures win haven't even been added yet because of Roland Garros, so he'll go up further.

06-03-2011, 11:59 AM
won his 2nd round easily 6-3, 6-3

next up is danilo petrovic of serbia

06-03-2011, 09:02 PM
he won easily 6-0, 6-3

he'll face jozef kovalik in the semi finals

he's been on fire lately

06-04-2011, 06:16 PM
he lost 6-7, 6-0, 3-6

but he's had a great couple of weeks

07-01-2011, 06:20 AM
Sebian futures 3 (Beograd, 10.000, clay)

2nd round

(SE) Damir Džumhur - (5) Goran Tošić (MNE) 36 62 61 :cool:

07-01-2011, 06:02 PM

(SE) Damir Džumhur (BiH) - (2) Axel Michon (FRA) 36 62 63 :worship:

07-01-2011, 07:01 PM
keep going damir, doing really well good lately

08-13-2011, 06:41 PM
he's up to # 538 in the rankings now

08-13-2011, 11:49 PM
Playing a futures in Serbia next week too.

08-13-2011, 11:52 PM
top 300 by the end of the year looks doable

09-12-2011, 06:16 PM
Damir :drive: Džumhur

10-29-2011, 09:29 PM
ITF Dubrovnik (15.000)

Džumhur (bih) - Michalicka (cze)

10-31-2011, 12:54 AM
got the title 6-4, 7-6

good job damir :)

11-26-2011, 05:14 PM
Antalya (TUR f32)


(3) Damir Džumhur (BiH) - (5) Ivan Bjelica (SRB)

12-07-2011, 01:09 PM
343. Damir Džumhur (bih):cool:

12-08-2011, 08:17 PM
looking good damir:)

12-17-2011, 09:13 PM
looking good damir:)

Yes, very good!
Nobody younger from Europe no finder before Damir!!! :crazy:

12-20-2011, 10:37 PM
Stars of BiH(2): Dzumhur's perfect season

Unbelievable rookie season in the professional ranks has brought this 19 year old an enviable position in among the up-and-coming young tennis lions.

Young BH player Damir Dzumhur has once again confirmed the grandeur of his talent during 2011 and confirmed that Bosnia and Herzegovina is a never-ending source of tennis stars. After having performed impeccably during his final junior season last year, winning several high-profile trophies: European champion (Switzerland, July 2010), bronze medal on the junior Olympic games (Singapore, August 2010), along with 3rd position on the ITF rankings, this 19 year old Bosnian has had a phenomenal first year on the professional tour.

Record improvement
more tennis.ba

12-22-2011, 12:43 PM
Full text from tennis.ba

Stars of BiH(2): Dzumhur's perfect season

Unbelievable rookie season in the professional ranks has brought this 19 year old an enviable position in among the up-and-coming young tennis lions.
Young BH player Damir Dzumhur has once again confirmed the grandeur of his talent during 2011 and confirmed that Bosnia and Herzegovina is a never-ending source of tennis stars. After having performed impeccably during his final junior season last year, winning several high-profile trophies: European champion (Switzerland, July 2010), bronze medal on the junior Olympic games (Singapore, August 2010), along with 3rd position on the ITF rankings, this 19 year old Bosnian has had a phenomenal first year on the professional tour.

Record improvement

He played mainly futures, mainly on clay and managed great results – he started the year ranked 1008, while he now ranks (19. 12. 2011.) 339 on the ATP ranking, giving him an improvement of 669 places. How great of an achievement that is shows the fact that only one player has a better ranking than him and has advanced more during this season – that being a 26 year old German Stefan Seufert, who is ranked 305, having advanced 700 places, but important noting that he was 467th world player in 2008. Dzumhur played 21 tournaments this year and has a win-loss record of 48-18 in singles and 36-14 in doubles.

During the first part of the season Dzumhur played a series of stronger futures (15.000 prize money) and several times passed the first round, with the most notable win coming in Padova, Italy, when he defeated Andrea Arnaboldi (Italy, ranked 308 at the time, 7:6(1), 6:1). This was a great entry for the series of futures in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia, where this young Sarajevan showed his strength. Already in May, after the semi-final in Sarajevo, Dzumhur wins his first professional title in Brcko, B&H (defeated Aldin Setkic, BiH, 6:3 5:7 7:5) and reaches career-high 648th position in the ATP ranking. He spends his month of June playing futures in Serbia, where his best result is a final against Frenchman Axel Michon, 340th player in the world, which he loses 6:7(8), 6:4, 5:7.

Youngest European in top 400!

By late August the Croatian tour is on and Dzumhur plays great and wins Osijek, his second title, this one without the dropped set. That success launches him to the top 500 in the first week of September, all the way to the 460th position, which marked the achievement of the goals set by Damir and his father Nerfid Dzumhur, who is also his coach, at the beginning of the season. Still, this is not the end of their story because Damir plays great again in October and November, adding new trophies to their collection. Clay court season is closed in Dubrovnik in great style – winning 15.000 futures both in single (without the dropped set) and double, which sees him jump to 376th position in the ranking. After that he moves on to hard courts and wins the first tournament he plays – futures in Antalya (Turkey), which secured him the current ranking (339) and showed that he is not just a one-surface payer.

Taking a look at the ATP ranking shows a few more interesting facts. To mention a few, youngest European in the top 400 is Damir Dzumhur, which reiterates the continuation of his dominance on the European continent, carried over from his junior days. Of the European players born in the same year as Dzumhur, only Spaniard Javier Marti (184) and German Kevin Krawietz (323), are ranked better, keeping in mind that Mart has practically by-passed his junior career to play on the pro-tour.

12-26-2011, 12:25 AM
he really made amazing jumps last season. I dont think its outside the realm of p[ossibility that by the time wimbledon rolls around he could be playing grand slam qualies

02-06-2012, 03:28 PM
... Turkey F4 Futures 2012, 30 January to 5 February
Venue: Antalya - Belconti, Turkey
Surface: Hard
Men Singles:
Men Doubles:

02-06-2012, 03:57 PM
good job damir:)

02-14-2012, 09:04 PM
ITF Futures Zagreb(15.000$) 1st round:
(6)Damir Džumhur-Otakar Lucak(CZE, ATP -1200) 7-6,6-1


(1)Androić/Džumhur- Mečir/Michalicka 6-0,6-3

2nd round:

(6)Damir Džumhur - Marin Brdarić(CRO)


03-09-2012, 05:59 AM
Sarajevo open 2012

Debut on challenger (MD)

GL, Džumhur :wavey:

03-30-2012, 08:59 PM
In the finals of an Italian futures.

03-31-2012, 09:02 PM
Cividino, 10.000, clay


(3) Damir Džumhur - (4) Charles-Antoine Brezac (FRA) 64 64


04-01-2012, 12:09 AM
nicely done

he keeps going and he might make the cut off for french open qualies if he wants to play. I think it's becoming clear he's to good for this level now

i think he should move more to challengers now though since he'll be around 280 after these results are added

04-01-2012, 11:53 AM
Winner from the heart of Bosnia :worship:

This weekend, Damir Dzumhur, the biggest tennis hope of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has definitely closed a phase in his tennis development. Namely he has won a trophy on Cividino (Italy) Futures, which is his 6th title in the last 10 months. This 19 year old Sarajevan began his winning spree in June of 2011 (Brcko, BiH), continued in September and November (Osijek and Dubrovnik), and in December in Turkey (Antalya), just to extend the roll in February this year again in Turkey (Antalya) and now in Italy.

First three titles were won on clay courts, two on hard courts, while the last one was won indoors. In the past ten months he has also played one final (Belgrade, Serbia), but came up shorthanded, making his finally tally a rather impressing 6-1.

Thus in his trophy room there is only one trophy missing – one won on grass courts – to really have a perfect collection. Certainly, Damir and his father Nerfid Dzumhur, who is also his career long coach, will find the way to add such a title to their list.

Damir Dzumhur plays Davis Cup this week and switches to clay thereafter (Brazil).

All the above mentioned results will largely reflect upon the ATP ranking coming out on April 9th, when Dzumhur will break into top 300. More precisely, he will be ranked around 270, making him the second all-time best ranked Bosnian player. Amer Delic, who ranked 60 in 2007, will be the sole remaining ahead of Damir.

04-09-2012, 08:30 PM
Damir Dzumhur achieve best ranking ever! No. 267!
This week he will play at Challenger in Blumenau. In the first round, he will play against domestic player Andre Ghem(300.).

Go Damir!

04-11-2012, 05:37 PM
damir gets his first challenger win 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 over ghem

04-11-2012, 07:27 PM

04-15-2012, 03:03 PM
Damir def. Fabiano de Paula(334.) 6-2,6-0 in the 1st qualifying round(Santos Challenger)!

Go Damir!

04-16-2012, 05:28 PM
qualified for a challenger in santos without losing a set:)

04-17-2012, 06:01 PM
6-4, 4-6, 6-4 over kavcic:)

04-17-2012, 08:56 PM
Džumi :worship:

04-21-2012, 06:08 PM
First qualifying round Sao Paulo CH:

Damir Dzumhur - Gregorz Panfil 7-5 6-2

Go Dzumi!

04-22-2012, 07:58 PM
over beretta 6-0, 6-7, 6-0

04-23-2012, 05:11 PM
Dzumi def. Marcan 6-2 6-1.

GL in main draw Dzumi!

04-24-2012, 03:09 PM
6-3, 6-4 over carlos salamanca

3rd straight 2nd round, lets hope he can go a step further now

04-24-2012, 07:20 PM
Win for top 250 ;)

05-06-2012, 09:50 PM
BiH futures 1 (Doboj, clay)


(1) Damir Džumhur - (4) Florian Reynet (FRA) 60 46 60 :cool:

05-14-2012, 07:45 PM
234. Damir Džumhur (BiH) :cool:

05-20-2012, 02:09 PM
Brčko (10.000, clay)


(1) Damir Džumhur (BiH) - (3) Toni Androić (CRO) 7:6(2), 6:2 :worship:

05-28-2012, 06:55 PM

227. Damir Džumhur (BiH) 219 :cool:


05-31-2012, 04:26 AM
227. Damir Džumhur (BiH) 219 :cool:

Career high :yeah:. 11-1 W/L in 3 Bosnian Futures tournaments (not counting F5) since the start of May, with 2 titles. Listed as an ALT in about 4 or so Challengers over the next couple of weeks.

06-03-2012, 03:44 PM
Kiseljak, BiH

FINALE: (1, WC) Damir Džumhur - (5) Norbert Gombos (SVK) 6:3, 7:6(3):cool:

Damir Džumhur u 2012.

Jan 30 Fut. Win. Turkey F4, Antalya (TUR)
Mar 26 Fut. Win. Italy F2, Cividino (ITA)
Apr 30 Fut. Win. Bosnia & Herzegovina F1, Doboj (BIH)
May 14 Fut. Win. Bosnia & Herzegovina F3, Brcko (BIH)
May 28 Fut. Win. Bosnia & Herzegovina F5, Kiseljak (BIH) :angel:

06-11-2012, 08:53 PM
CH Košice (SVK)

1st round

D. Džumhur def. (q) Marcin Gawron (POL) 16 62 61 :wavey:

06-11-2012, 11:02 PM
well done damir:)

06-12-2012, 10:05 PM
keep going damir!

06-13-2012, 12:19 PM
into his first challenger QF with a 4-6, 7-6, 6-0 victory over jiri veseley

06-13-2012, 08:59 PM
Bravo, Džumi!


06-13-2012, 10:31 PM
good win over a former number 1 junior

06-17-2012, 07:13 PM
Wimbledon Qualifying Singles

Round 1

Damir Džumhur (bih) - Dušan Lojda (cze)

Džumi :wavey:

06-18-2012, 01:22 PM
7-6, 6-1 over lojda in first round of wimbledon qualies:)

06-18-2012, 02:28 PM
Džumi ;)

06-28-2012, 11:44 AM
ITF has made its decision:

Olympics without Bosnian and Herzegovinian tennis

Or, how International tennis federation rewards long gone and already charged credits (Lleyton Hewitt), while it punishes talent and current results (Damir Džumhur)

We would love to understand what criteria was used when heads of the International tennis federation decided to offer Wildcard for Olympics in London to Australian veteran and, by all means, former tennis player and not to, say, best young European player? Why this reward for long gone and already charged credits, and at the same time true punishment for talent and good result? It is clear that one of the heroes of this story comes from a tennis superpower (albeit, in decline!), which will anyhow be represented at this competition (Bernard Tomic secured it with his ranking), but someone at ITF believes that one Australian in Olympic tournament is not enough. Should that be enough for an Olympic wild card? Of course not! But, ITF thinks differently…

Reward for the veteran

Thus, even if we accept someone’s wish to help Australians, it is again a question why not give a wild card to some of younger Australian guns rather than to a player who is in the process of departing from the tour, although he was No. 1. In any case, this will be a third appearance for him on Olympic Games (after Australia and China), which means that he had his chances. On the other side, top tennis is hungry for young and talented players (average age in top 100 is above 27) and one would expect that ITF would take that into account in order to balance things out somewhat – and in addition to (or instead, whichever) the veteran would look out for a fellow who has made a mark on the ITF professional tennis scene (winning 9 titles in 10 finals played!).

ITF will probably try and hide beyond the story that ranking was too low as one of impediments, however the point of the wild card is exactly there to help jump these obstacles. Anyhow, the difference between the two we are talking about on June 11th was only 24 places in favor of Australian (205 vs. 229), while today that difference is almost non-existent (202 vs. 204).

Punishment for talent

So, this is a story of departing Lleyton Hewit and arriving Damir Dzumhur and about ITF as top organization which should be sensitive to small and big and for rich and poor and for good ones and those little less good. ITF should know how to value big steps of small tennis nations, just as it should understand slowdown of former playing superpowers. Unfortunately, today’s ITF has empathy only for playing woes of some former great tennis superpowers.

For Bosnia and Herzegovina it can be hardly said that it is a tennis superpower, but is certainly not a tennis province, especially if we take into account how many Bosnians and Herzegovinians play under different flags.
Especially strong are young Bosnian guns, led exactly by Dzumhur, which are continually improving, we fear perhaps too fast, making someone obviously want to slow them down or even punish.
Therefore they will not be in London! Ugly, especially when such intentions and decisions come from the office of the head organization!

ITF on a wrong path

We believe that ITF should make sure that young talents have opportunity to develop their talent, regardless of where they come from. However, these move by ITF support the long established error in the world of professional tennis and that is that it recognizes only two types of players – ones who come from tennis superpowers or are under the wings of powerful protectors (academies, agencies or equipment producers) from these same countries and those on the margins who can be limitlessly talented, but an invitation for a significant tournament (even the Olympics) will never be seen by them.

Such attitude of current ITF executives can be lethal for development of tennis: Why?
Well perhaps because such people already now do not have the support in the playing body, and tomorrow will have even less. In short, playing and coaching base today do not see their reflection in the managing bodies of the International tennis federation. Or, heads of ITF for most players is foreign because it takes care of other’s (read: Hewitt’s), and not theirs (read: Dzumhur’s) problems!

06-28-2012, 11:46 AM
Džumhur is ITF featured player for the month of May

Bosnia Davis Cup player, Damir Dzumhur, is our featured player for the month of May. Dzumhur spent the entire month in his homeland where he competed in four clay court tournaments on the ITF Pro Circuit.

Dzumhur kicked off the month in Doboj and was named as the number one seed for the singles event. His opening round match saw him a comfortable 60 64 winner over a Croatian qualifier but in his second round match he dropped the opening set 63 and looked in danger of making an early exit.

The young Bosnian however managed to overturn this setback to take the next two sets 61 64 to reach the quarterfinals. Seeded opposition now provided his opposition in the form of eighth seed Mislav Hizak from Croatia. Dzumhur wasted little time in seeing off this challenge and raced through to the semifinals with the loss of just three sets...
(More > itftennis.com (http://itftennis.com))

08-28-2012, 12:41 PM
disappointment in losing first round of us qualies

however a good 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 win over golubev in como

09-18-2012, 12:17 PM
got by paul capdeville in the first round in trnava

hopefully he can break this second round hex of his

12-26-2012, 01:51 PM
starting the year is brisbane qualies. I would have gone to doha if i was him , better chance of getting in

12-27-2012, 05:19 PM
starting the year is brisbane qualies. I would have gone to doha if i was him , better chance of getting in

Probably doesn't wanna pay for the extra airfare if he's going to be doing Aussie Open qualies anyways.

12-27-2012, 08:00 PM
Probably doesn't wanna pay for the extra airfare if he's going to be doing Aussie Open qualies anyways.

fair point

01-09-2013, 06:03 PM
Into the second round of Aussie Open Qualies.

The Rocket
01-10-2013, 09:26 PM
Hoping that Dzumi can beat Chiudinelli. He showed much of improvement comparing to last year, he worked on his serve and it can be seen.
Beating Chiudinelli will heavily depend on how Damir was serving, just not to allow Marco some easy breaks. He showed that he can play against big servers against Van Der Merwe :wavey:

02-26-2013, 09:01 PM
he was a break ahead early against stakhovsky in R1 of cherbourg but got broken back


02-26-2013, 09:04 PM
breaks right back and will serve for the first set..





fuck :mad:


02-26-2013, 09:17 PM
now serving to force a tiebreaker






take this tiebreak dzumi!

02-26-2013, 09:23 PM
1-0 stakhovsky


2-1 damir


3-2 stakhovsky


4-3 damir

5-3 damir

5-4 damir

serve this out please!


6-5 stakhovsky:mad::o:rolleyes:


02-26-2013, 09:37 PM
broke early in the 2nd but gave it back on a double fault

6-7, 2-1

06-12-2013, 12:26 PM
Košice R2

Džumhur def. (3) Sousa 60 64 :cool:

06-14-2013, 05:25 PM
Saw him today and was impressed..Made a new fan :) Go on Damir in final

06-14-2013, 07:47 PM
Damir Dzumhur(Q) - Radu Albot 1-6 6-2 6-4

Finally, first Challenger final for Dzumhur. Go Dzumi!:drive:

06-15-2013, 03:42 PM
Damir is really nice guy. Had no problem to take several photos with fans today even tho he lost..Great week for him :)

06-30-2013, 08:57 PM
A 5'9er #GoMidgets
Intriguing how given Balkan tennis is strong there are effectively no Bosnians. Amir Delic was a peripheral player.

Many Croats like Football probably defect, also Serbs, but that is very suprising.

Even Slovenia has more players - Zemlja an obvious one.

Dead Net Cord
07-19-2013, 08:58 AM
Pozanań Challenger, into the QF


07-19-2013, 09:06 AM
Pozanań Challenger, into the QF


Good to see he's really taking care of himself by drinking coke.:rolleyes:

07-19-2013, 12:25 PM
Good to see he's really taking care of himself by drinking coke.:rolleyes:

He's having a can of coke not chugging a litre.

07-19-2013, 12:32 PM
He's having a can of coke not chugging a litre.

As if that really makes a difference in the middle of an event especially.

07-19-2013, 03:08 PM
As if that really makes a difference in the middle of an event especially.

Coke might not be the healthiest drink in the world but one can isnt going to kill him. Just because he's an athlete doesnt mean that, even in the middle of an event that everything he drinks and eats has to be good for him.

07-19-2013, 10:01 PM
Coke might not be the healthiest drink in the world but one can isnt going to kill him. Just because he's an athlete doesnt mean that, even in the middle of an event that everything he drinks and eats has to be good for him.

Of course it doesn't have to be, but if you want to be great it does.

07-24-2013, 11:43 PM
A 5'9er #GoMidgets
Intriguing how given Balkan tennis is strong there are effectively no Bosnians. Amir Delic was a peripheral player.

Many Croats like Football probably defect, also Serbs, but that is very suprising.

Even Slovenia has more players - Zemlja an obvious one.

not many guys under 5'10 in the top 100 which is what worries me,he doesnt have great defense like ferrer does either

The Rocket
07-29-2013, 02:42 PM
After another Challenger Final and defeat against Haider Maurer in a close match, Damir Dzumhur rose to No. 205 in rankings, only one place shy of his carrer high. He has great chance for big jump in rankings because till the end of year he defends only 29 points and none in next month. Next stop for Damir is Liberec where he aims for TOP 200.

ATP Challenger Liberec (30.000$+H)
Damir Dzumhur - Guillermo Olaso (ATP 256)

Idemoo Dzumi! :cool:

07-29-2013, 03:29 PM
Idemoo :) really good chance to break into top 200

The Rocket
07-31-2013, 11:43 AM
Surprise defeat against Olaso 6:2 2:6 6:7 (6)

Damir saved 8 match points before Olaso converted 9th. Now Damir goes for preparation for hardcourt season. Idemo Dzumi! :D

The Rocket
08-11-2013, 09:45 AM
ATP Challenger Tour:
Kazan Summer Cup (Hard) (50.000$)
1st round:
Damir Dzumhur - Qualifier

Great chance for atleast Quarter-final. If he wins opening round he will face winner of Rumyantsev-Karatsev match. Then if Stakhovsky doesn't make a surprise exit, it will be very good match.

The Rocket
08-14-2013, 02:00 PM
ATP Challenger Kazan:
2nd round:
Damir Dzumhur - S. Strelkov 6-1 6-4

Solid win, tommorow 2nd round versus Karatsev.

08-19-2013, 09:17 AM
199. Damir Džumhur

congr :cool:

01-11-2014, 01:38 AM

vs. Bemelmans (Australian Open 3R Q)

01-11-2014, 02:11 AM
into the MD he won 7-6 6-3

01-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Damir Džumhur def. Jan Hajek 64 62 61

next Ivan Dodig... :angel:

01-15-2014, 06:29 PM
For a Native Son of Bosnia, a Serenade in Australia

Damir Dzumhur had only earned $93,796 in prize money in his career before this week. He will pocket $75,000 for reaching the third round of the Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — The shouts of delight on Court 13 at the Australian Open were never louder on Wednesday than when the old man began to play his accordion.

The notes of the accordion, an unlikely soundtrack to Grand Slam tennis, were soon accompanied by full-throated singing of Bosnian folk songs, with roughly 50 fans in blue and yellow singing along, swaying with their arms around one another and waving flags.

Damir Dzumhur, a 21-year-old from Sarajevo, wanted to sing along with them. But he had a match to finish.

“I know the words of all the songs, I know, but I just couldn’t sing in a match,” Dzumhur said in an interview afterward. “I would like to sing with them, you know? Inside myself, I was singing, but I just couldn’t say it loud.”

After having lost the first two sets of his second-round match, Dzumhur won the third set over the 32nd seed, Ivan Dodig of Croatia. Then, after receiving treatment for back pain before the fourth set began, Dodig began to cramp in his right leg early in the set. He forfeited the next six points in order to receive treatment, which is allowed only during changeovers. When play resumed, Dodig could not move, leaving Dzumhur to hit easy aces and uncontested return winners before Dodig retired eight points later and the mass of Bosnian fans pressed forward to the edge of the court.

Spectators cheered and waved the Bosnian flag on Wednesday during the match between Damir Dzumhur, who is from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Ivan Dodig of Croatia. More than 9,000 residents of Victoria State, of which Melbourne is the capital, were born in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

After greeting and high-fiving the cluster of Bosnian fans who had been chanting his name and singing, Dzumhur crossed to the other side of the court to reach his father and coach, Nerfid Dzumhur, who wiped away tears as he leaned over the fence to hug his son.

“I saw that Ivan Dodig retired — in that moment I was just too emotional,” said Nerfid Dzumhur, who spoke in Bosnian that was translated by his son. “I couldn’t stop. I was crying a lot and I couldn’t stop. I also couldn’t believe that he’s in the third round.”

Though the match had been boisterous, the harmony of the finish was a marked contrast to the discord and violence into which Dzumhur had been born just over two decades ago.

“When Damir was born, in 1992, he was born on 20th of May, and the war started in April,” Nerfid Dzumhur recalled. “And the hospital that he was in was evacuated just one day after he was born. So my brother came to Damir and his mother and took him when he was born, back to my brother’s home.”

Nerfid Dzumhur, who was stranded in the city of his birth, Konjic, did not see Damir until his son was 8 months old. “I wasn’t thinking about leaving Bosnia — I was just thinking about seeing Damir in the first couple of months,” Nerfid Dzumhur said. “That was the most important thing, just how to come to Sarajevo. Because it was really dangerous.”

Shortly after he returned to Sarajevo, Nerfid Dzumhur and another tennis coach started a club in the city, braving the threat of death that was a fact of life at that time. “It was almost every day dangerous,” he said.

“As Sarajevo is in a valley, all around, on the hills, on the mountains, there were dangers, snipers, and everything which could kill you,” he said. “I wasn’t thinking too much about that. I just wanted to do the job and hope that everything would be O.K., from day to day.”

Mindful of those threats, Nerfid Dzumhur would not allow children to play on the exposed courts.

“In the first couple years, we just couldn’t have a school of tennis,” he recalled. “We were coaching the players, but just not the small kids. It was just too dangerous, too dangerous to be that long on the court.”

But when the conflict began to recede, it became safe enough for children, including 3-year-old Damir, to play.

“I just loved the sport,” Damir Dzumhur said of his early years at the club. “Nobody pushed me into that. It was a big love, and definitely I’m really happy now that I started with tennis, because it’s a beautiful sport. It’s definitely the one that I want the most.”

Dzumhur, a speedy 5-foot-9 blur of a counterpuncher who had been ranked as high as third in the world as a junior, won three qualifying matches before the Open to become the first man representing Bosnia and Herzegovina to play in the main draw of a Grand Slam. Now, after winning two matches in the main draw, Dzumhur’s current ranking of 188th is set to jump more than 40 spots.

The improvement in the rankings will be accompanied by a sizeable paycheck for making it this far. That is welcome news for a player whose wallet has been stretched thin while playing the lower levels of the professional game. Dzumhur, who had only earned $93,796 in prize money in his career before this tournament, will pocket $75,000 for reaching the third round. He will face No.7 Tomas Berdych in a third-round match on Friday for a chance to reach the fourth round and an additional $60,000.

Dzumhur said the fans who greeted him after the match promised to come in even larger numbers on Friday.

“Now they told me on Friday it will be even better,” he said. “I don’t know if they can be better than this, but for me they are definitely the best, and I think they are the loudest in Melbourne Park.”

It is a welcome Dzumhur did not expect so far from home. “Really, I’m playing Australian Open, and I feel like I’m playing some Bosnian Open,” he added. “I feel like I’m at home, really. This is an amazing thing, the spectators, the fans, they’re just unbelievable.”

That Melbourne offered a bastion of support was not surprising. The2011 Australian census showed that more than 9,000 residents of Victoria State, of which Melbourne is the capital, were born in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

But Bosnian fans have often been less appreciated by other players. That includes Dodig, an ethnic Croat who was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, less than 10 miles from the Croatian border.

Dodig took particular issue with cheers that consistently erupted after he missed first serves, and even when he was called for foot faults.

“I think this was not a tennis atmosphere,” he said. “These people came on the wrong site, they should be at a soccer match or somewhere, because probably they know nothing about tennis.”

Matches in Melbourne between players from the former Yugoslavia have occasionally ended with fan skirmishes in past years, including a match in 2009 between Amer Delic, a Bosnian-born American, and Novak Djokovic, a Serb, in which volleys of punches, kicks and even airborne chairs were exchanged.

Wednesday’s match, however, ended peacefully. The scattered fans wearing the red-and-white checkers of the Croatian crest who had been cheering for Dodig mingled peacefully with the Bosnians, who appreciatively chanted Dodig’s name as he limped off the court.

01-15-2014, 06:40 PM
Great story, I hope he takes down Berdych and benefits from the weak rest of the draw.

01-16-2014, 05:52 AM

World No. 188 Damir Dzumhur is making history at the Australian Open, and the Bosnian contingent at Melbourne Park is more than making sure that the 21 year old’s progress doesn’t go unnoticed.

The raucous crowd was Dzumhur’s self-proclaimed “second player” on Wednesday as he reached the third round when Ivan Dodig succumbed to cramps in the soaring temperatures Down Under. It was the Sarajevo native’s fifth win in a historic nine days, which has seen him become the first Bosnian to qualify for a Grand Slam and then power through to a third-round meeting with Tomas Berdych.

“I was lucky today,” said Dzumhur. “I always said, when you’re trying to get to the Top 100, Top 150, you need to be lucky a little bit. It’s a huge day for me, really. I still cannot believe that I’m in the third round of the Australian Open.”

It is a feat equal in national popularity to the Bosnian football team’s recent qualification into its first World Cup in Brasil next year. “The reaction at home when I qualified was incredible,” said Dzumhur. “It’s the early hours of the morning in Bosnia [when I play], but the people aren’t sleeping. Luckily [against Dodig] they had a live stream, so they could watch me. But even without that, they were up all night watching the live scoreboard. When I finished the match, there were hundreds of messages.

“It’s a big thing for Bosnia. It’s like the football team, who qualified for the World Cup in Brasil for the first time. That was huge, and this can compare.”

The rollercoaster ride of the Australian Open is a far cry from Dzumhur’s war-torn beginnings. Two weeks after he was born in Sarajevo, the Bosnian War began. “Until 1996 there was a war in Bosnia. It was destroyed,” said Dzumhur. “Even today, we have only one normal hard court in the whole of Sarajevo. It was made this year. Before then, I was practising on some surfaces that don’t even exist in tennis. So it was really tough, especially at the start.

“I was lucky that my father was a coach, he had a club. I started playing with him. I really loved tennis, nobody was pushing me. I think that was the most important thing. I was playing with my whole heart.”

One hard court does not a Top 100 player make, though. And so it is that Dzumhur is searching for a new training base, with professional facilities and a high standard of practice partners. He spent time in the off-season training in Italy with Alberto Castalini, who has previously worked with Ivo Karlovic and Rainer Schuettler.

And now, reaching the third round of a major opens a lot of doors, not least financially. Dzumhur has previously coped with the expense of travelling on tour with backing from his parents and two sponsors, one in the U.S.A. and one in Bosnia. He is now guaranteed to take home at least A$75,000.

That, plus the projected rise in his Emirates ATP Ranking, will certainly make scheduling easier for Dzumhur moving forward as he looks to break into the Top 100.

“The fear of playing qualifying was you play three matches, you get tired, then you don’t get anything, enough points or money. But this tournament here will change everything, definitely. I was trying to play good and I knew that if you play good, all [the money] will come. Finally that day came when I can say I earned enough to cover my expenses for the rest of the year.

“This is going to really help me now for the rest of the season. I have to choose really smart tournaments. I think I have a good chance now to get into the Top 100 this year. Before the season, I said I wanted to be Top 150. But I’m already there after reaching the second round here. This is the tournament that I will always remember and I just can’t explain how happy I am right now.”

As well as making a name for himself on the ATP World Tour during the Australian Open, Dzumhur has also had the chance to be around his childhood heroes in the locker room.

“My favourite player, when I was really young, was Patrick Rafter,” he said. “I liked what he wore, his shorts and t-shirts, the sunblock. He had such good volleys and was a fighter and everything. Then when he stopped, my favourite was Roger Federer. I don’t think there’s anybody who doesn’t like the way he plays. He’s just unbelievable. I like how he acts on the court and off it. Federer has been my idol for the past 10 years. I hope there will be the chance to play against him, just to experience that.”

The way he’s travelling, it surely won’t be long before Dzumhur gets his chance.

01-16-2014, 04:15 PM
his journey more than likely ends today but i just hope he can give a good acount of himself. Tomas is playing very well here so i wouldnt be surprised if the first set anyway was a blowout but hopefully after that he can settle in. As he said top 100 is definately reachable for him if he can keep playing this well

01-17-2014, 04:26 AM
Damir is winning 85% of points on his first serve, unfortunately he was only making 37% of first serves. Double faults to lose the first set.

01-17-2014, 12:07 PM
I think he can be proud after what he has shown here :)

01-20-2014, 12:58 AM
Would be cool if Damir got a wildcard into Zagreb. Don't know the relationship between the two countries, just an idea.

01-20-2014, 11:15 AM
Damir have good future

01-29-2014, 11:21 PM
It seems that Damir will get a WC for ATP Barcelona!:)

03-17-2014, 03:57 AM
Sony Open Tennis Qualifying Draw

(1)Andrey Golubev v Marius Copil
Damir Džumhur v (17)Denis Kudla

03-17-2014, 03:59 AM
Hopefully he can make the MD it gonna be tough through

The Rocket
03-17-2014, 10:24 PM
Really good result for Damir. It will give him much confidence and that is what he needs in prepare for clay season.
Hopefully he can at least put good fight against Golubev, maybe even with great day he can win it.

Amer Delic is with him in Miami to give him some advices and help with his game :)

04-13-2014, 02:53 PM
Challenger Mersin, Turkey

R1: [8] Damir DZUMHUR (BIH) d. Guillaume RUFIN (FRA) 6-4 6-1
R2: [8] Damir DZUMHUR (BIH) d. Egor GERASIMOV (BLR) 6-3 7-6(1)
QF: [8] Damir DZUMHUR (BIH) d. Thomas FABBIANO (ITA) 6-2 6-4
SF: [8] Damir DZUMHUR (BIH) d. Matteo VIOLA (ITA) 6-1 6-2
F: [8] Damir DZUMHUR (BIH) d. [1] Pere RIBA (ESP) 7-6(4) 6-3

04-13-2014, 03:00 PM
Locker Room: Damir Dzumhur


Damir Dzumhur made history in January when he became the first player from Bosnia and Herzegovina to make the third round of a Grand Slam

We caught up with the 21-year-old to talk skiing, rankings and the Davis Cup.

When did you start playing tennis?
I was five years old, but my father is a tennis coach, so even when I was three, and during the war, I often went to the court.

Do you remember much about the Bosnian war of 1992-1995?
No, I was too young, but people around me still remember it.

What part of Bosnia are you from?
I live in Sarajevo, the capital. When I was young I could have played tennis for Croatia, but I chose to play for Bosnia. Marin Cilic, Ivan Ljubcic and Ivan Dodig are all from Bosnia but chose to leave. It is a small country, but one that has many talented people. I love my country.

Do you enjoy playing Davis Cup?
Yes, I always enjoy Davis Cup. In April last year we had a tie against Moldova. I played two singles matches and doubles. I was on court for around 12 hours and I ended up in hospital after that. Unfortunately it was not enough as we did not win the tie. But I play with a full heart for my country.

Do you think your success at the Australian Open will inspire people in Bosnia to play tennis?
I hope that people will come and watch our Davis Cup ties. Tennis has not been that popular but now I hope that because I have played at a high level, children who don’t know what to do will play tennis and know they too could play at the top.

Are there many tennis courts at home?
No. Even today we have only one normal hard court in the whole of Sarajevo. That court was built this year.

What enabled you to get through qualifying and then to the third round at the Australian Open?
When I played through qualies, almost everybody said I had no chance. I talked to my parents and coach and I believed. Believing in myself helped me a lot. I was very relaxed when I came on court for my first round match [against Jan Hajek] and I played my best tennis. I was a bit lucky in the second round [Ivan Dodig retired]. The third round was tough because Tomas Berdych is one of the best players in the world.

What are your ambitions and have they changed since Australia?
Before the Australian Open I had hoped to be in the top 150 in the world. Now I hope I can make the top 100.

Novak Djokovic spoke to you after your third round match. What did he say?
He congratulated me and said that I will play more and more matches at this level. Novak is one of the best players in the history of the game and so his words mean a lot to me. I am proud that a player like that said these words to me. I met him once before, in Monte Carlo, when I was 16 years old. He won’t remember that, but I know his brothers very well.

Berdych said after the match that you were a guy with a “pretty nice future”.
I will work hard to get that nice future.

What was the reaction from people at home when you played in Australia?
The whole of Bosnia did not sleep. Everyone was watching on TV. I think this is great for a small country. It’s a big thing for Bosnia. It’s like the football players who qualified for the World cup in Brazil for the first time. That was huge and this is what people compare it with.

Did you play any other sports when you were young?
I played football and I still ski. In Sarajevo we are only half an hour away from the mountains. When I was about nine a coach from the skiing federation spotted me and offered to support me as a skier. My father told him that I was already playing tennis. I was quite sad at that time because I wanted to both play tennis and ski.

What else do you do away from tennis?
I like reading books, particularly autobiographies by sports people. I have just finished a book about Djokovic.

The Rocket
04-13-2014, 11:41 PM
Damir won his first Challenger title in Mersin :worship:

He didn't lose a set in run for the title. Next is Bucharest Qualy, there were some indications that he could receive WC for Barcelona :)

Hope he continues his clay season like he started :)


05-24-2014, 11:02 AM
GL in Roland Garros!

The Rocket
06-08-2014, 08:20 PM
Second Challenger title this year :bowdown::bowdown:


06-08-2014, 08:23 PM
Seeing him next week in Kosice :)

06-15-2014, 07:50 PM
Wimbledon Qualifying Draw

Damir Dzumhur (BIH) [5] vs Ante Pavic (CRO)
Joshua Ward Hibbert (GBR) vs Wayne Odesnik (USA)
Nikola Mektic (CRO) vs Hiroki Moriya (JPN)
David Rice (GBR) vs Marc Gicquel (FRA) [29]

07-14-2014, 03:16 AM
San Benedetto, Italy Challenger

R1: [4] Damir DZUMHUR (BIH) d. [WC] Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA) 4-6 6-4 6-1
R2: [4] Damir DZUMHUR (BIH) d. Marton FUCSOVICS (HUN) 7-6(1) 6-4
QF: [4] Damir DZUMHUR (BIH) d. Borna CORIC (CRO) 6-2 7-5
SF: [4] Damir DZUMHUR (BIH) d. [5] Norbert GOMBOS (SVK) 6-4 6-2
F: [4] Damir DZUMHUR (BIH) d. [1] Andreas HAIDER-MAURER (AUT) 6-3 6-3

07-18-2014, 03:19 PM
Damir won the title in San Benedetto, beating Haider-Maurer in the final. Later he lost the first round match in Poznan.

He is first alternate for US Open.

07-19-2014, 12:36 PM
Almagro has pulled out!!!

08-21-2014, 08:59 PM
U.S. Open

[26] Giles Simon vs Qualifier
[WC] Noah Rubin vs Federico Delbonis
[WC] Bernard Tomic vs Dustin Brown
Damir Džumhur vs [4] David Ferrer

08-21-2014, 09:00 PM
tough draw

02-04-2015, 08:17 AM
Zagreb 2015
MD - 1st round
Damir Džumhur def. (q) Michael Berrer (GER) 62 06 75

02-16-2015, 05:53 PM
BiH tennis player Damir Dzumhur won the ATP Challenger in the Dominican Republic after the surrender of Argentine Renzo Oliva in the second set.

The final meeting lasted for an hour and ten minutes. Before handing of Olivo, Džumhur had won the first set with 7: 5, and the second led with 3:1.

“It’s the first time I was in this tournament and I was surprised by the good organization. This was probably one of the best weeks of my life”, said Džumhur.

For his opponent has said that he wants to see him in the top 100 in the world.

“I enjoyed here and I will certainly be back next year”, said the winner.

I hope he's not coming back next year.

03-01-2015, 06:57 PM
Next tournament DC?

03-07-2015, 12:51 PM
Next tournament DC?

Now Indian Wells Q, then Irving MD, Miami Q, San Luis Potosi MD, Casablanca MD

04-08-2015, 03:23 AM
From his time in Miami


04-08-2015, 03:34 PM
QF in Casablanca!