Dusan Lajovic is a 32 year old Serbian player currently ranked No. 76, with a career high of No. 23 achieved in April 2019 after he reached the final of the Monte Carlo Masters where he lost to Fabio Fognini in straight sets. A regular player for his country in team competitions, he has won seven Challenger titles and one ATP singles title acquired at the Croatia Open in 2019.
A series of defeats in the latter part of 2022, including on the Challenger circuit, saw his ranking drop out of the top 100 in November for the first time in ten years, but a title win at the Maspalomas Challenger in December was enough to ensure direct entry to the Australian Open where he lost to Denis Shapovalov in four. He thereafter reached the quarter-finals in the Argentina, Rio and Chile Opens, losing the first two to Carlos Alcaraz and the third to Tomas Martin Etcheverry. At Indian Wells he retired during his first match in the qualifying,
A clay-courter who looks to dominate opponents from the baseline, Lajovic is best known for his kick serve and strong flowing groundstrokes, especially his one-handed backhand.
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