Damir Dzumhur made a great Sensation by winning Stefanos Tsitsipas

October 31, 2018 11:00 AM

Damir Dzumhur, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) best tennis player, made a great sensation by winning Stefanos Tsitsipas in the second round of the ATP tournament in Paris with a score of 2: 0 in sets.

Dumhur played the first set very good, he did not allow any break-ball to his opponent and set the first set in his favor with a score of 6: 3.

At the start of the second set, Dumhur made a break, with 2: 0, but Tsitsipas

returned with a break, Damir re-set the break for 3: 1 and then for 5: 1. Damir successfully served on the match and scored 6: 3 against Tsitsipaswho is16th in the world.

In the third round, Dzumhur will play against the winner of Djokovic-Sousa duel. Of course, Djokovic is an absolute favorite.

Damir Džumhur, born on 20 May 1992, is a Bosnian professional tennis player and currently Bosnia and Herzegovina’s No. 1 player. He is a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Davis Cup team, and he competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics, being selected as the first male tennis player from his country to do so.

As a junior, he was ranked world no. 3 and he was a bronze medalist at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Džumhur is also the first male player to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina in the main draw of any Grand Slam tournament. His career-best ranking of 23 makes him the highest-ranked player ever competing for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

By winning 2017 St. Petersburg Open singles tournament, Džumhur became the first player competing under the Bosnian flag to claim an ATP World Tour title. He added triumph in 2017 Kremlin Cup onto that, as the first player in tennis history to win both events played on Russian soil in the same season.

Džumhur was born on 20 May 1992 in Sarajevo as a first child to father Nerfid and mother Žaneta. His birth came shortly after the outbreak of the Bosnian War in a maternity hospital located near the Zetra Olympic Hall. The arena was destroyed at the time, but it was the same place where Damir would start practicing tennis.

As a child, Džumhur practiced skiing and football in addition to tennis. Growing up, he admired Patrick Rafter and Roger Federer, and he is also a keen football fan and supports the Bosnian team FK Željezničar. In his childhood, he also acted in two movies – Grbavica (2006), as a background actor, and Mörderischer Frieden (2007) in the role of Durcan.

In addition to his native Bosnian, he speaks English. He studied Political Science at the Faculty of Political Science in Sarajevo at the University of Sarajevo.

 

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