Sturdy Croatian Ivan Dodig lives in Zagreb and made a happy homecoming winning his first ATP title at the 2011 Zagreb Indoors. An aggressive player who likes to take the first strike, Dodig defeated No. 2 Rafael Nadal in Montreal and pushed No. 1 Novak Djokovic to five sets at the 2011 U.S. Open. He was the only man to take a set from Djokovic at the '11 Australian Open. Dodig reached his first Grand Slam doubles final at the 2013 Wimbledon partnering Marcelo Melo. In October, 2013, Dodig and Melo defeated eighth-seeded Spaniards David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 10-2 in the Shanghai final to win their first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown. Dodig grew up looking up to countryman Goran Ivanisevic.
Ivan Dodig Tournament History