ROME – 2020 has just started but the blow of tennis player Ivan Dodig could be the best of the year. During the double game Ivan Dodig and Mektic against Hurkacz and Kubot, Dodig made an impossible point with a lob while he was back to the net. All the audience was amazed, Dodig received the compliments of both the doubles partner and the two opponents. Such things are rarely seen on a tennis court.
Ivan Dodig, his tennis career in short. At the Australian Open 2011 he was eliminated in the second round by the world number 3 Novak Đoković by 5-7, 7-6 (8), 0-6, 2-6. On February 6, 2011 he won the Zagreb tournament by beating the German Michael Berrer 6-3, 6-4. On June 18, 2011 he lost the final of 's-Hertogenbosch tournament against Russian Dmitrij Tursunov with the score 3-6, 2-6.
On 27 October 2012 he arrived in the semifinal of the ATP tournament in Valencia starting from qualifying and beating Philipp Kohlschreiber in two sets (6-2 7-6), then the Australian Lleyton Hewitt three sets (6-1 3-6 6- 2); subsequently he also manages to beat in the Croatian derby, compatriot Marin Čilić in two sets (6-2 7-6) and finally surrenders to the Spaniard David Ferrer who beats the Croatian in three sets (6-4 6-7 6-1)
Dodig reaches the third round at the Australian Open 2013, where he defeats Wu Di and Jarkko Nieminen in succession, before losing to the number 10 in the world Richard Gasquet. At the 2013 French Open Dodig was defeated in the first round after a very long game that ended in the fifth set for 12-10 in favor of Guido Pella.
He also reaches the round of 16 at the 2013 Wimbledon Tournament, (best result in a slam), winning only one match, that of the second round against Denis Kudla, taking advantage of the withdrawals of Philipp Kohlschreiber and Igor Sijsling respectively in the first and third round, before giving up at number four in the David Ferrer ranking. He also reaches for the first time in his career the final of a double one slam paired with Marcelo Melo, losing to the twins Bryan (source Wikipedia, YouTube video).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano