Blaz Kavcic Bio


  • Began playing tennis aged four
  • Comes from a family where professional sport runs in the blood
  • Grandfather, Ludvik, was a great alpine skier in the 1950s and a participant at the 1956 winter Olympic Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • After ending his pro skiing career Ludvik became very enthusiastic about tennis and inspired Blaz to take up the sport
  • Mother, Bojana, and father, Aleksander, were also pro skiers
  • Bojana was a three-time national slalom champion and participated in two alpine-skiing World Championships in 1978 and 1982
  • Younger sister, Maša, who trains step and showdance, has won numerous national, European and other titles with her dance group
  • Aged 14, he won the European Masters Tournament in Prato, Italy
  • Turned professional in 2005
  • When not traveling and playing tennis, hobbies include playing golf, listening to music and going to the movies
  • Idol growing up was Pete Sampras for his great serve and volley game
  • In 2006, played an exhibition match with Stefan Edberg in home town of Ljubljana
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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