Leaving Serbia at 13 to chase his dream of becoming a professional tennis player, Miomir Kecmanovic is still very attached to his home country. The 21-year-old keeps Belgrade close to his heart, staying there during the Europe swing each season.

"I’m usually here during the summer, during the French Open, Wimbledon, when everything’s in Europe," he told the ATP. "My family is here and everybody I know is here. I think it’s beautiful, honestly. You have amazing food, amazing sights."


Kecmanovic gave viewers a tour of the nearby lake getaway where the boat house his father built is plastered with newspaper articles of his son's tennis achievements from his junior days to his ATP victories. His father even hangs a whiteboard outside to note Miomir's biggest accomplishments, such as his quarterfinal run at the 2019 Indian Wells.

The whiteboard will have many more entries to come. Despite the shortened season, 2020 has been a breakthrough year for Kecmanovic. He picked up his his first career ATP title in Kitzbuhel in September by defeating Yannick Hanfmann in the final.


The Serbian's most recent tournament was in Cologne this week where he lost in the round of 16 to No. 8 seed Adrian Mannarino on Wednesday. He's currently ranked No. 39, which is his career-high ranking.