Amer Delic Bio


  • 2007 IN REVIEW The American struggled in second half of season to finish out of Top 125 (at No. 136)
  • In first half of campaign, compiled a 9-14 record with ATP Masters Series-best 4th RD in Miami, defeating three straight Top 40 opponents, No. 40 Benneteau, No. 37 Acasuso and No. 4 Davydenko (l. to Chela)
  • In first two months, reached 2nd RD at Australian Open (d. Simon, l. to No. 17 Gasquet) and Memphis (d. Goldstein, l. to eventual champion Haas)
  • Last ATP level win of season came over Dlouhy at Wimbledon (l. to Djokovic in four sets)
  • Then lost 10 straight opening round matches
  • Best result in second half of year was QF at New Orleans Challenger
  • In doubles, advanced to SF in San Jose (w/Kendrick), Poertschach (w/Roddick) and Indianapolis (w/Gimelstob)
  • Also reached 3rd RD at US Open (w/Gimelstob)
  • Earned a career-high $296,540. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 2002 -- Reached first pro final at Futures event in Kenosha, Wis. (l. to Hirigoyen)
  • In doubles, reached SF in Futures stops in Sunnyville and Chico, Calif
  • 2003 -- Made his ATP debut in Indianapolis and defeated Mello in 1st RD before losing in next round to No. 11 ranked Srichaphan in three sets
  • Earned a wild card into US Open and lost to Sargsian in five sets..Won his first pro title at USTA Futures #19 in Peoria, Illinois
  • 2004 -- Reached his first Challenger final in Dallas (l. to De Chaunac) in February and closed out season with a runner-up in Nashville (l. to Gimelstob)
  • Also a SF at Granby and Champaign Challengers
  • Won USTA Futures #19 in Auburn, California (d. Hippensteel)
  • At US Open, won his first Grand Slam match (d. Tipsarevic) before losing in 2nd RD to Moya in four sets
  • In doubles, captured title at Lexington Challenger (w/Boeker)
  • 2005 -- Opened season by qualifying into first ATP tournament in Adelaide (d. Reid, l. to Melzer) and in April, captured first Challenger title in Mexico City (d. Morrison)
  • In October, advanced to final at Carson Challenger (l. to Gimelstob)
  • Also QF in seven other Challenger tournaments
  • In doubles, captured title at Calabasas Challenger (w/Reynolds)
  • 2006 -- Finished in Top 100 for first time, improving fifth straight year
  • Compiled a 43-18 record in Challenger level play, winning two titles and reaching four other finals
  • Began season by winning his first career five-set match at Australian Open (d. Starace) before losing in next round to Healey
  • Went 1-3 in ATP action
  • In first half of year compiled an 8-9 match record in Challenger play with his best result SF at Zagreb
  • From July through rest of season went 35-9 , reaching six Challenger finals, winning two
  • In late July-early August, reached back-to-back finals in Lexington (l. to Lee) and Vancouver (l. to De Voest)
  • In September advanced to final in New Orleans (l. to Mamiit) and SF in Lubbock (l. to Querrey)
  • Following month, reached final in Calabasas (l. to Philippoussis)
  • Closed season in impressive fashion with title in Louisville (d. Bohli), SF in Nashville (l. to Pless) and title in his former collegiate town of Champaign-Urbana (d. Fleishman)
  • In doubles, reached finals at Sacramento (w/Wilson) and Louisville (w/Kendrick). PERSONAL Moved to Jacksonville, Fla. from Bosnia in 1996 with father, Muharem, mother, Sadina, and older sister Lejla
  • Majored in Applied Life Studies at Illinois
  • In 2003, completed his junior season at University of Illinois by leading his team to its first NCAA team title with a 32-0 mark, then became first player from Illinois to capture NCAA singles crown
  • In NCAA final, defeated Baylor's Benedikt Dorsch to become first Big Ten player to win singles crown since Michigan's Mike Leach in 1982
  • Finished his third straight All-American season ranked No. 2 in singles and No. 11 in doubles
  • Had a career singles mark of 92-33 in three seasons
  • As a sophomore, advanced to NCAA doubles SF (w/Calkins), finished No. 4 and made Round of 16 in singles
  • During his junior career, ranked among Top 5 nationally in 18s
  • Coached by Craig O'Shannessy since 2008.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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