Aljaz Bedene Bio


  • Nickname is “Ali” or “Benki”
  • Speaks English, Slovenian and Croatian
  • Started playing tennis aged seven with plastic racquets
  • Father, Branko, works for a computer company; mother, Darlen, works for the Ministry of Defence; twin brother, Andraz, is a tennis coach and owns his investment company
  • Favourite surface is clay and shot is forehand
  • Favourite tournament is Roland Garros
  • Idols growing up were Fernando Gonzalez, David Nalbandian, Michael Schumacher (Formula One), Alberto Tomba (skier)
  • Would love to be a football player
  • Supports Real Madrid (football), Union Olimpija (basketball) and Cristiano Ronaldo (football)
  • First represented Slovenia in Davis Cup in March 2010
  • Trains in London and Ljubljana; previously trained in Vienna
  • Physical trainer is Matej Mihelio (since 2011)
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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