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Biofile: Miomir Kecmanovic Interview

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Status: ATP No. 476. 2016 ITF Junior World No. 1 ranked player.

Ht:  6-0  Wt: 165

DOB:  August 31, 1999  In: Belgrade, Serbia

First Tennis Memory:  “When I first started playing it was eleven years ago. I started on a mountain in Serbia called Zlatibor. That’s where I started.”

Tennis Inspirations:   “Djokovic and Federer.”

Last Book Read:  “It’s a Serbian book, I mean in Serbian. It was called…like Davinci’s Code.”

Current Car:  “Back home I have a Mercedes (silver).”

First Famous Player You Met Or Encountered:  “Kei Nishikori. First time I got here.”

Greatest Career Moment (so far):  “Semis of a Challenger (last week in San Luis Mexico). Or finals of junior US Open.”

Most Painful Moment:  “Losing first round in a tournament. In a Futures. Was a while ago. (Why that one?) Because I lost to somebody that wasn’t very good. And I played awful that day. (Where?) It was in Florida. Like where Reilly (Opelka) lives. I don’t know where.”

Favorite Sport Outside of Tennis:  ‘Basketball.”

Three Athletes You Like To Watch & Follow:  “Messi. LeBron. Rory.”

Strangest Match:  “When one guy was playing both sides with two hands and like slicing the whole time. That’s probably the weirdest match. (Who was it?) I have no clue. (Where?) Back in Serbia. I was a junior, he was a little older.”

Funny Tennis Memory:  “I had an iguana come to the court, and a snake [smiles]. (Where?) Here right at IMG.”

Funny Tennis Memory:  “I lost once in my life love and love. Under 14s, European Championships.”

Why Do You Love Playing Tennis:  “I like the sport. I like the traveling, like to meet other people, a lot of tennis players. I enjoy it.”

Which Match Did You Feel You Played Your Absolute Best:  “This year I can think of one in Miami where I won a round (first round of qualies defeated Henri Laaksonen in straight sets). That match I was 100% in.”

Favorite Artist:  “No.”

People Qualities Most Admired:  “If he’s humble. Funny. And likes to interact with other people. Friendly with everybody.”

From Scoop Malinowski

 

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  • scoopmalinowski · April 20, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Yesterday Kozlov Polansky beat Paes Sa in dubs 6336 106. Kozlov was best player on court. Variety accuracy serving cleverness big shots. He actually overshadowed Paes. Incredibly fun match to see. Hans Gildemeister was there. The ex Chilean great has an academy in Tampa. James McGee had tough luck vs Kudla. Did biofiles with Horacio Zeballos and Carling Bassett.

  • Hartt · April 20, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Scoop, thanks for this Biofile. Great that he enjoys travelling because that is such a big part of today’s game.

  • scoopmalinowski · April 20, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Kecmanovic down a break 2-4 right now. Just missing by a lil bit. Good baseline battle. Kecmanovic is the one trying to get to net more.

  • Scoop Malinowski · April 21, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Laaksonens forehand inside out especially was very damaging for Kecmanovic. 6360. Kecmanovic was dominated today by a guy he beat in the ss a month ago. Laaksonen looked powerful.

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