- Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina
- Zagreb, Croacia
- 6′ (183 cm)
- 183 lbs (83 kg)
- Turned Pro
Ivan Dodig was born on the 2nd of January, 1985 in Medjugorje (Bosnia-Herzegovina), but has Croatian nationality.
He began playing tennis at eight years of age and by 2010, aged 25, he had begun to make a name for himself on elite professional circuits and finished up that year in the Top 100 for the first time.
He has never got past the second round of a Grand Slam tournament, although in the 2011 Australian Open he was the only player in the whole tournament to steal a set from the future champion, Novak Djokovic. Days later, in February, he won his first and only tournament in Zagreb and in June of that year he reached the final of another ATP tournament in Hertogenbosch, where he was defeated by Russian Dmitry Tursunov.
In October 2011 he reached his highest ATP ranking (32nd) after achieving one of the most important results of his career, defeating world No.2 Rafael Nadal in the Canada Masters 1000 tournament.
In 2012 he could not defend his title in Zagreb, but he did reach the doubles final alongside fellow Croat Mate Pavic.