Alex Bogdanovic Bio

  • Full name is Aleksa Bogdanovic
  • Nicknamed 'Boggo' and 'A-Bog'
  • Born in Belgrade and when he was eight, his parents, Dusan and Amelia, along with sister Amelia, fled former war-torn Yugoslavia to seek a better life in Great Britain
  • At school, he was persuaded by a tennis mad best friend to take up tennis and says "At first it was just a social thing, a way of making friends in a new country"
  • Started playing regularly on international junior circuit in 1999 and his best results were SF at US Open juniors in 2001 (l. to Muller) and at Banana Bowl, a presitigious junior tournament in Brazil
  • Also won his lone international junior title at Uruguay Bowl that year (d. Dabul)
  • Finished No. 14 in world junior rankings in '01
  • Admired former stars Pete Sampras and Goran Ivanisevic while growing up
  • Favorite soccer team is Manchester United and considers best surfaces grass and hard courts (indoor)
  • Former British Davis Cup captain Roger Taylor compared his backhand to that of Rod Laver
  • Made Davis Cup debut in 2003 and has a 1-3 career record in three ties
  • Coached by countryman Aubrey Barrett.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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