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Nenad Zimonjić
Zimonjić 2009 US Open 01.jpg
Nickname(s) Ziki, Zimonja
Country  Serbia
Residence Belgrade, Serbia
Date of birth June 4, 1976 (1976-06-04) (age 33)
Place of birth Belgrade, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 91 kg (200 lb; 14.3 st)
Turned pro 1995
Plays Right-handed; one-handed backhand
Career prize money $4,452,856
Singles
Career record 7–23
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 176 (March 29, 1999)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 1st (2001)
Wimbledon 3rd (1999)
Doubles
Career record 393–210
Career titles 34
Highest ranking No. 1 (November 17, 2008)
Australian Open F (2010)
French Open F (2008)
Wimbledon W (2008, 2009)
US Open QF (2006)
Mixed Doubles
Career record {{{mixedrecord}}}
Career titles 3
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian Open W (2004, 2008)
French Open W (2006)
Wimbledon QF (2003, 2006)
US Open F (2005)
Last updated on: November 9, 2009.

Nenad Zimonjić (Serbian Cyrillic: Ненад Зимоњић, Serbian pronunciation: [ˈnɛnad ˈzimɔɲitɕ]; born June 4, 1976 in Belgrade, Serbia, then SFR Yugoslavia) is a professional Serbian tennis player who is currently ranked World No. 1 in men's doubles. He is the second tennis player from Serbia to hold the highest doubles ranking, after Slobodan Živojinović.

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Career

Zimonjić turned pro in 1995 and remained relatively unknown outside his native country until a surprise victory in the Mixed Doubles at the 2004 Australian Open. Paired for the first time with Russian Elena Bovina, he beat defending champions Martina Navratilova and Leander Paes in straight sets in an hour and nine minutes, 6–1, 7–6 (3). Alongside his current Mixed Doubles partner Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia, he won the 2006 French Open crown with a straight-sets victory over Daniel Nestor and Elena Likhovtseva, 6–3, 6–4. At the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, Zimonjić reached the final of the Men's Doubles (alongside France's Fabrice Santoro) and the quarter-finals of the Mixed Doubles.

In 2007, Zimonjić reached the 2007 French Open mixed doubles final as the defending champions with Katarina Srebotnik and lost to Nathalie Dechy and Andy Ram. He left Fabrice Santoro after Wimbledon and teamed with Mahesh Bhupathi until after the 2007 U.S. Open. After the U.S. Open, Nenad left Bhupathi and partnered with Daniel Nestor[1] who won the French Open earlier in the year alongside Mark Knowles. The team won the 2007 St. Petersburg Open without losing a set.

While Zimonjić is known as a doubles specialist, he has recorded two big wins in his singles career. In 2004 he defeated Andre Agassi 6–2 7–6 in St Pölten and in 2005 on the grass of Halle he defeated Nicolas Kiefer 6–7(1) 6–3 6–4, both of these were first round victories. At the 2008 Wimbledon tennis tournament, Zimonjić won his first Doubles Grand Slam triumph with Daniel Nestor of Canada.[1]

In 2009, Zimonjić won the World Team Cup as a part of the Serbian team. His partner Victor Troicki and him won two decisive games against Italian and Argentinian teams; as a result, Serbia has finished first in its group and then proceeded to beat Germany in the final encounter.

Personal life

In 2008 he married former model Mina Knežević. On December 4, 2008, his wife gave birth to twins, Leon and Luna.[2]

Major finals

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Grand Slam finals

Men's doubles: 6 finals (2 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2004 Wimbledon Grass Austria Julian Knowle Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–1, 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2006 Wimbledon (2) Grass France Fabrice Santoro United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2008 French Open Clay Canada Daniel Nestor Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Peru Luis Horna
6–2, 6–3
Winner 2008 Wimbledon Grass Canada Daniel Nestor Sweden Jonas Björkman
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
7–6(12), 6–7(3), 6–3, 6–3
Winner 2009 Wimbledon (2) Grass Canada Daniel Nestor United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7), 6–7(3), 7-6(3), 6–3
Runner-up 2010 Australian Open Hard Canada Daniel Nestor United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6-3, 6-7(5-7), 6-3

Mixed doubles: 6 finals (3 titles, 3 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2004 Australian Open Hard Russia Elena Bovina United States Martina Navratilova
India Leander Paes
6–1, 7–6(3)
Runner-up 2005 US Open Hard Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
India Mahesh Bhupathi
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2006 French Open Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2007 French Open Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik France Nathalie Dechy
Israel Andy Ram
7–5, 6–3
Winner 2008 Australian Open (2) Hard People's Republic of China Sun Tiantian India Sania Mirza
India Mahesh Bhupathi
7–6(4), 6–4
Runner-up 2008 French Open (2) Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Belarus Victoria Azarenka
United States Bob Bryan
6–2, 7–6

Year-End Championships finals

Doubles: 2 finals (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2005 Shanghai Hard (i) India Leander Paes France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
6–7(6), 6–3, 7–6(4)
Winner 2008 Shanghai Hard (i) Canada Daniel Nestor United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(3), 6–2

Career men's doubles finals: 56 finals (34 titles, 22 runner-ups)

Winner (34)

Legend
Grand Slam (2)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (1)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (10)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (8)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (12)
Titles by Surface
Hard (17)
Clay (10)
Grass (4)
Carpet (3)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
1. May 9, 1999 Delray Beach, U.S. (1) Clay Belarus Max Mirnyi United States Doug Flach
United States Brian MacPhie
7–6(3), 3–6, 6–3
2. March 5, 2000 Delray Beach, U.S. (2) Hard United States Brian MacPhie Australia Joshua Eagle
Australia Andrew Florent
7–5, 6–4
3. October 15, 2000 Vienna, Austria Hard (I) Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–4, 6–4
4. October 14, 2001 Lyon, France Carpet (I) Canada Daniel Nestor France Arnaud Clément
France Sébastien Grosjean
6–1, 6–2
5. February 24, 2002 Memphis, U.S. Hard (I) United States Brian MacPhie United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
6. March 9, 2003 Delray Beach, U.S. (3) Hard India Leander Paes Netherlands Raemon Sluiter
Netherlands Martin Verkerk
7–5, 3–6, 7–5
7. October 26, 2003 St. Petersburg, Russia (1) Hard (I) Austria Julian Knowle Germany Michael Kohlmann
Germany Rainer Schüttler
7–6(1), 6–3
8. April 25, 2004 Monte Carlo, Monaco (1) Clay United Kingdom Tim Henman Argentina Gastón Etlis
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
7–5, 6–2
9. April 17, 2005 Monte Carlo, Monaco (2) Clay India Leander Paes United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
walkover
10. April 24, 2005 Barcelona, Spain (1) Clay India Leander Paes Spain Feliciano López
Spain Rafael Nadal
6–3, 6–3
11. January 15, 2006 Sydney, Australia (1) Hard France Fabrice Santoro Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
6–1, 6–4
12. June 18, 2006 Halle, Germany Grass France Fabrice Santoro Germany Michael Kohlmann
Germany Rainer Schüttler
6–0, 6–4
13. October 15, 2006 Moscow, Russia Carpet (I) France Fabrice Santoro Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
6–1, 7–5
14. January 5, 2007 Doha, Qatar Hard Russia Mikhail Youzhny Czech Republic Martin Damm
India Leander Paes
6–1, 7–6(3)
15. February 26, 2007 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard France Fabrice Santoro India Mahesh Bhupathi
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
7–5, 6–7(3), [10–7]
16. May 7, 2007 Rome, Italy (1) Clay France Fabrice Santoro United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–7, [10–7]
17. August 25, 2007 New Haven, United States Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6–3, 6–3
18. October 28, 2007 St. Petersburg, Russia (2) Carpet Canada Daniel Nestor Austria Jürgen Melzer
Australia Todd Perry
6–1, 7–6(3)
19. May 18, 2008 Hamburg, Germany Clay Canada Daniel Nestor United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 5–7, [10–8]
20. June 15, 2008 London, United Kingdom Grass Canada Daniel Nestor Brazil Marcelo Melo
Brazil André Sá
6–4, 7–6(3)
21. July 5, 2008 Wimbledon, United Kingdom (1) Grass Canada Daniel Nestor Sweden Jonas Björkman
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
7–6(12), 6–7(3), 6–3, 6–3
22. July 27, 2008 Toronto, Canada Hard Canada Daniel Nestor United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–2, 4–6, [10–6]
23. November 16, 2008 Tennis Masters Cup, Shanghai Hard Canada Daniel Nestor United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(3), 6–2
24. February 15, 2009 Rotterdam, Netherlands (1) Hard (i) Canada Daniel Nestor Czech Republic Lukas Dlouhy
India Leander Paes
6–2, 7–5
25. April 19, 2009 Monte Carlo, Monaco (3) Clay Canada Daniel Nestor United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–1
26. April 26, 2009 Barcelona, Spain (2) Clay Canada Daniel Nestor India Mahesh Bhupathi
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
6–3, 7–6(9)
27. May 3, 2009 Rome, Italy (2) Clay Canada Daniel Nestor United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6, 6–3
28. May 17, 2009 Madrid, Spain Clay Canada Daniel Nestor Sweden Simon Aspelin
South Africa Wesley Moodie
6–4, 6–4
29. July 4, 2009 Wimbledon, United Kingdom (2) Grass Canada Daniel Nestor United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7), 6–7(3), 7–6(3), 6–3
30. August 23, 2009 Cincinnati, United States Hard Canada Daniel Nestor United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–6(2), [15–13]
31. November 2, 2009 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Canada Daniel Nestor United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–2, 6–3
32. November 8, 2009 Paris, France Hard (I) Canada Daniel Nestor Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Tommy Robredo
6–3, 6–4
33. January 16, 2010 Sydney, Australia (2) Hard Canada Daniel Nestor United Kingdom Ross Hutchins
Australia Jordan Kerr
6–3, 7–6(5)
34. February 14, 2010 Rotterdam, Netherlands (2) Hard (i) Canada Daniel Nestor Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Paul Hanley
6–4, 4–6, [10–7]

Runner-ups (22)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
1. February 14, 1999 San Jose, U.S. Hard (I) Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
7–5, 6–7(3), 6–4
2. May 7, 2000 Munich, Germany Clay Belarus Max Mirnyi South Africa David Adams
South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
6–4, 6–4
3. March 4, 2001 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Canada Daniel Nestor Australia Joshua Eagle
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–4, 6–4
4. April 15, 2001 Estoril, Portugal Clay United States Donald Johnson Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
Czech Republic Michal Tabara
6–4, 6–1
5. May 4, 2003 Valencia, Spain Clay United States Brian MacPhie Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Mariano Hood
6–1, 6–7(7), 6–4
6. May 25, 2003 St. Pölten, Austria Clay Armenia Sargis Sargsian Sweden Simon Aspelin
Italy Massimo Bertolini
6–4, 6–7(10), 6–3
7. May 2, 2004 Munich, Germany Clay Austria Julian Knowle United States James Blake
The Bahamas Mark Merklein
6–2, 6–4
8. July 4, 2004 Wimbledon, London Grass Austria Julian Knowle Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–1, 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
9. October 16, 2005 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (I) India Leander Paes Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Paul Hanley
5–3, 5–3
10. October 23, 2005 Madrid, Spain Hard (I) India Leander Paes The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
11. November 13, 2005 Tennis Masters Cup, Shanghai Carpet (I) India Leander Paes France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
6–7(6), 6–3, 7–6(4)
12. April 23, 2006 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay France Fabrice Santoro Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–2, 7–6(2)
13. July 9, 2006 Wimbledon, London Grass France Fabrice Santoro United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
14. November 5, 2006 Paris, France Carpet (I) France Fabrice Santoro France Arnaud Clément
France Michaël Llodra
7–6(4), 6–2
15. June 17, 2007 Halle, Germany Grass France Fabrice Santoro Sweden Simon Aspelin
Austria Julian Knowle
6–4, 7–6(5)
16. November 4, 2007 Paris, France Hard Canada Daniel Nestor United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–3, 7–6(4)
17. March 21, 2008 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard Canada Daniel Nestor Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
6–4, 6–4
18. May 11, 2008 Rome, Italy Clay Canada Daniel Nestor United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
19. June 7, 2008 French Open, France Clay Canada Daniel Nestor Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Peru Luis Horna
6–2, 6–3
20. January 9, 2009 Doha, Qatar Hard Canada Daniel Nestor Spain Marc Lopez
Spain Rafael Nadal
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]
21. January 17, 2009 Sydney, Australia Hard Canada Daniel Nestor United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–1, 7–6(3)
22. January 30, 2010 Australian Open, Australia Hard Canada Daniel Nestor United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–3, 6–7(5), 6–3

Performance timeline

Doubles

Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career SR
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 1R 1R SF 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R QF QF 2R F 0 / 12
French Open A A A A A A A 1R 1R A 2R 2R QF 1R SF F SF 0 / 9
Wimbledon A A A A A A 1R 1R 3R 3R 3R F QF F SF W W 2 / 11
U.S. Open A A A A LQ A 3R 3R 3R 3R 1R 2R 1R QF 2R 3R QF 0 / 11
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 1 2 / 43
Olympic Games
Olympic Games Not Held A Not Held 1R Not Held A Not Held 1R Not Held 0 / 2
Year-End Championship
ATP World Tour Finals A A A A A A A A A A A A F RR A W RR 1 / 4
ATP 1000 Series
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A A 2R A 2R 2R QF QF A F 1R 0 / 7
Miami Masters A A A A A A 1R 1R QF A 1R 2R 1R 2R SF 1R 1R 0 / 10
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R A W W F 2R 2R W 3 / 9
Rome Masters A A A A A A A A 1R A A 2R QF QF W F W 2 / 7
Madrid Masters A A A A A A A A A 1R A 1R F QF 2R QF W 1 / 7
Canada Masters A A A A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R QF 2R W SF 1 / 7
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R QF QF QF SF W 1 / 8
Shanghai Masters Not Held 2R 0 / 1
Paris Masters A A A A A A LQ QF SF 1R A 1R 1R F F 2R W 1 / 9
Hamburg Masters A A A A A A A A 2R A A 2R SF SF 2R W NME 1 / 6
Career Statistics
ATP Finalist 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 2 3 3 2 3 2 1 22
ATP Tournaments Won 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 3 5 5 9 2 34
Year End Ranking 987 475 361 248 195 125 86 29 21 51 32 18 11 11 5 1 3 N/A
  • A = did not participate in the tournament
  • LQ = lost in qualifying draw
  • SR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played
  • NME = Not Master Series Event

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