Martin Klizan Bio

  • Full name is Martin Klizan
  • Nickname is "Klizko"
  • Speaks Slovak, English, Czech, Croatian, Polish and some Russian
  • Father, Milan, is the general manager at an electric transformator company; Mother, Darina, is a university teacher
  • Sister, Natalia, played tennis until the age of 12, now works in London, England
  • Started playing tennis aged three with this father
  • Won 2006 Roland Garros junior title
  • Favourite surface is clay
  • Favourite shot is forehand
  • Idols growing up were Marat Safin and Goran Ivanisevic
  • Hobbies include playing computer games, football, floorball and ice hockey
  • Cousin Radovan Kaufman won a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics in track cycling
  • Fitness trainer is Ivan Trebaticky.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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