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Blaž Rola

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Blaž Rola
File:Rola WM14 (21) (14620517756).jpg
Country 23x15px Slovenia
Residence Ptuj, Slovenia
Born (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 25)
Ptuj, Slovenia
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Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $426,963
Singles
Career record 10–14 (42%)
Career titles 0
2 Challenger, 9 Futures</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 78 (5 January 2015)</td></tr>
Current ranking No. 99 (4 May 2015)</td></tr>
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2014)</td></tr>
French Open Q3 (2014)</td></tr>
Wimbledon 2R (2014)</td></tr>
US Open 1R (2014)</td></tr>
Doubles
Career record 2–2</td></tr>
Career titles 0
1 Challenger, 6 Futures</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 210 (17 February 2014)</td></tr>
Current ranking No. 388 (4 May 2015)</td></tr>

Last updated on: 27 April 2015.</td></tr></table> Blaž Rola (born 5 October 1990 in Ptuj) is a Slovenian tennis player.

His highest career ranking is no. 85 in singles and no. 210 in doubles. He represents Slovenia on the Slovenia Davis Cup team. He competed for The Ohio State University from 2010 to 2013, winning the NCAA doubles championship in 2012 and the NCAA singles championship in 2013. In his career, he has won nine singles and six doubles ITF Futures tournaments and one ATP Challenger in singles and doubles. In the 2013 Mediterranean Games in Mersin, Turkey, he won gold in singles and doubles.[1][2]

Personal life

Rola was born in Ptuj, the oldest Slovenian town, to father Marijan Rola and mother Majda Rola and has one sister Eva. First time he played tennis when he was around four years old inspired by sister who trained tennis at the time and his father. When he was six he joined the Tennis Club Terme Ptuj where he spent the most of his youth.[3] In 2010 he moved to the United States where he studied at and competed in tennis for Ohio State University until 2013.

Career

2008-2013

In 2008 he began his professional career when he performed his first tournaments in ITF Futures and ATP Challenger Tour series.

In 2010 he represented Slovenia for the first time in Davis Cup and moved to study and play tennis in United States.

At 2013 Mediterranean Games he won 2 gold medals and made big progress when he reached Top 200 on ATP rankings for the first time in his career. In this period he won 9 Futures singles and 6 doubles titles and 1 title in doubles in Challenger series.

2014

Through qualifications he reached the main draw of Grand Slam tournament for the first time. At 2014 Australian Open he lost in second round against Martin Kližan. With this result he became 5th Slovene male player in main draw of any Grand Slam.

In May he reached Top 100 on ATP rankings and played in qualifications for 2014 French Open where here lost in 3rd round.

In June he played his first 250 series tournament on grass. In 2014 Aegon Championships, London and 2014 Aegon International, Eastbourne he lost in the first round on both occasions. He played in the main draw of 2014 Wimbledon Championships for the first time in his career and lost 1-6, 1-6, 0-6 in 2nd round against Andy Murray.[4]

Davis Cup

Singles performances (3–1)

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent Result Outcome
2010 Europe/Africa Zone Group II QF 11-Jul-2010 23x15px Bulgaria Clay 23x15px Valentin Dimov 6–0, 6–1 Win
2013 Europe/Africa Zone Group I RPO 13-Sep-2013 23x15px South Africa Clay 23x15px Rik de Voest 6–1, 6–4, 6–4 Win
15-Sep-2013 23x15px Nikala Scholtz 2–3 ret. Lose
2014 Europe/Africa Zone Group I 2R 4-Apr-2014 Template:Country data ISR Israel Clay Template:Country data ISR Dudi Sela 6–3, 6–4, 6-4 Win

Doubles performances (1-1)

Edition Round Date Partnering Against Surface Opponents Result Outcome
2013 Europe/Africa Zone Group I RPO 14-Sep-2013 23x15px Blaž Kavčič 23x15px South Africa Clay 23x15px Raven Klaasen
23x15px Nikala Scholtz
7–5, 6–1, 7–6(7–4) Win
2014 Europe/Africa Zone Group I 2R 5-Apr-2014 23x15px Grega Žemlja Template:Country data ISR Israel Clay Template:Country data ISR Jonathan Erlich
Template:Country data ISR Andy Ram
6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 3-6 Lose

Career titles

Singles (11)

Legend
Challenger (2)
Futures (9)
No. Tournament Date City Surface Opponent Score
1 Slovenia F3 13-Jun-2010 Maribor Clay 23x15px György Balázs 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
2 Austria F3 14-Aug-2010 Bad Waltersdorf Clay 23x15px Pascal Brunner 7–5, 6–3
3 USA F17 25-Jun-2012 Innisbrook Clay 23x15px Luis David Martínez 6–2, 6–1
4 Austria F3 23-Jul-2012 Bad Waltersdorf Clay 23x15px Nicolas Reissig 6–3, 6–2
5 Croatia F8 20-Aug-2012 Vinkovci Clay 23x15px Toni Androić 6–2, 6–2
6 Austria F9 3-Sep-2012 Vogau Clay 23x15px Mario Haider-Maurer 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
7 Mexico F12 10-Jun-2013 Quintana Roo Hard 23x15px Jose Pereira 7–6(7–6), 6–4
8 Poland F5 1-Sep-2013 Bytom Clay 23x15px Filip Krajinović W/O
9 Armenia F1 6-Oct-2013 Yerevan Clay 23x15px Boy Westerhof 6–2, 6–4
10 ATP Challenger Guangzhou 2-Mar-2014 Guangzhou Hard Template:Country data JPN Yuichi Sugita 64–7, 6–4, 6-3
11 Campeonato Internacional de Santos 26-Apr-2015 Santos Clay 23x15px Germain Gigounon 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Career W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 2R 1–1
French Open A A A A A A Q3 0–0
Wimbledon A A A A A A 2R 1–1
US Open A A A A A A 1R 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 2–3
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Cincinnati A A A A A A 1R 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0-1 0–1
ATP World Tour 250 series
London/Queen's Club A A A A A A 1R 0–1
Eastbourne A A A A A A 1R 0–1
Stuttgart A A A A A A 1R 0–1
Gstaad A A A A A A 2R 1–1
Winston-Salem A A A A A A 2R 1–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2-5 2–5
National Representation
Davis Cup A A QF A A PO 2R 3-1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1-1 1-0 3–1
Statistics
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 5–9 7–10
Win % 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 50% 36% 41%
Year End Ranking 1465 933 423 721 307 201 80 N/A
* As of 25 August 2014

Head–to–head statistics

Head-to-head vs. Top 10 ranked players

W–L record against players who have been ranked World No. 10 at that time or before in their career.

Opponent Highest ranking Matches Won Lost Win % Last match
23x15px Andy Murray 2 1 0 1 0% Lose (1-6, 1-6, 0-6) at 2014 Wimbledon
23x15px Fernando Verdasco 7 1 0 1 0% Lose (3-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 4-6) at 2014 US Open
Total 2 0 2 0% * 25 August 2014

Full head-to-head list (7-10)

Career W–L record in singles matches on ATP World Tour, Grand Slam, Davis Cup. (as of 25 August 2014)

References

  1. "Mersin 2013 Tennis Men's Singles Final" (PDF). mersin2013.gov.tr. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  2. "Mersin 2013 Tennis Men's Doubles Final" (PDF). mersin2013.gov.tr. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  3. "Interview: Caffe Invitation, guest: Blaž Rola (Slovene)". Ptuj television PeTV. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  4. "Andy Murray demolishes Blaz Rola for loss of two games to reach third round of Wimbledon 2014". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 

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