Ranking
#46

Malek
Jaziri

  • Age
    34

  • Country
    Tunisia

  • Residence
    Tunis, Tunisia

  • Turned Pro
    2003

  • 2016 Earnings
    $532,192

Biography

"Jazz’s” first and second round wins over Kukushkin and Vasselin in 2015 made him the first Arab male tennis player to make it to the third round of a major in over a decade. His next best results at a Grand Slam include making it to the second round of Wimbledon and Roland Garros in 2012 and the US Open in 2011.  He became the first Tunisian male to reach the semifinals of an ATP event after reaching the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. He was involved in a few controversial political incidents involving withdrawing from tournaments instead of playing Israeli players. The first came in 2013 at the Tashkent Challenger where he was slated to play Israeli Amir Weintraub in the quarterfinals. The Tunisian Tennis Federation ordered him to withdraw from the match after consulting the ministry. Because of this, the ITF board voted to suspend Tunisia from the 2014 Davis Cup competition after stating, “this kind of action will not be tolerated by any of our members.” In 2015, Jaziri withdrew again from the Open Sud de France, citing an elbow injury, before having to face Israeli players. The case was investigated but the ITF concluded that the elbow injury was a legitimate. 


Singles Titles

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Doubles Titles

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