Damir Dzumhur picked up his first ATP World Tour title at the St. Petersburg Open on Sunday, coming from behind to defeat Fabio Fognini, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, in the final.
Here's a little more on the history-making native of Sarajevo:
The Damir Dzumhur File
Residence: Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Current Rank: 40
Career-High Rank: 40 (September 2017)
Best US Open Finish: 3R (2017)
- Dzumhur is the first player from Bosnia and Herzegovina to win an ATP World Tour singles title and the first player from that country to break into the world's Top 50.
- Prior to his run to the St. Petersburg title, Dzumhur advanced to the semifinals at Los Cabos, reached his first ATP final at the US Open Series event in Winston-Salem, N.C., and advanced to the third round of the US Open. He has notched a 15-3 record in tour-level matches played since July 31 and has moved up to his current ATP World Tour ranking of No. 40, a career high.
- The Bosnian picked up the biggest win of his career to date in Dubai in February 2017, upsetting world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, 7-6, 6-3, in the first round before falling to Robin Haase in the quarterfinals.
- Dzumhur made his Grand Slam main-draw debut at the 2014 Australian Open, where he advanced to the third round before falling to Tomas Berdych. He is the first Bosnian player ever to compete in a Grand Slam main draw.
- During his childhood, Dzumhur acted in two movies – "Grbavica" in 2006, in which he had a minor role, and "Morderischer Frieden" in 2007, in which he had a major part.
They said it!
"I was very nervous today, even though it was my second final. I was very nervous at the start. I couldn't find my best rhythm, couldn't find my best game. But the experience of playing one final already helped me a lot, and, in the end, I won. In the end, I found my game and played good. It was the best day of my life." – Dzumhur told ATPWorldTour.com after winning the title in St. Petersburg