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BLAZ
KAVCIC

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#97
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AGE:
48
BIRTH:
01 Jan 1970

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NATION:
POINTS:
581

2004 - 3 Futures tournaments, 1 win

2005 - 10 Futures tournaments, 2 quarter-finals and 1 semis

2006 - 2 Futures titles from 3 finals, with 3 semis as well. 2 Challenger matches with no wins

2007 - First Challenger semi-final in Burnie 2, backed by Futures final and 4 additional semi-finals

2008 - Qualified for 2 ATP events, in Zagreb and Poertschach, one victory. Back-to-back Challenger semi-finals in Uzbekistan, losing to Denis Istomin on both occasions, and 1 Futures final at home in Slovenia

2009 - Lost in San Remo Challenger final to Kevin Anderson, and in Busan a week later. Grabbed Challenger titles in Alessandria and Constanta, losing in the final of Rijeka a week later to Paolo Lorenzi

2010 - Qualified for the Australian Open and entered the Top 100. Lost in the second round of Roland Garros to Roddick and won Challengers in Karshi, Rijeka, and Ljubljana, finishing the season just outside the Top 100

2011 - First Slovenian in the year-end Top 100 after 13 ATP wins. Played in the quarter-final in Chennai and then qualified for Australian Open, Zagreb and Delray Beach, with another quarter-final appearance in Belgrade. He reached Karshi Challenger final and won the title in Banja Luka

2012 - Another season in the Top 100 after 6 ATP wins, including the second round at the Australian Open and Roland Garros. 3 Challenger finals with titles in Sao Paulo and Furth

2013 - 11 ATP wins and the third round appearance at the Australian Open, closing the season just outside the Top 100. Quarter-final in Zagreb and Challenger title in Bangkok, also a semi-final run in Seoul

2014 - 7 ATP wins and a similar ranking position like in the previous year. He lost to Roger Federer in the second round of Australian Open and in the third round of the US Open, giving Wawrinka a walkover. Advanced to 4 back-to-back Challenger finals, winning 3 titles. Had problems with injuries and played just 2 Challenger matches after the US Open, unable to stay in in the Top 100

2015 - Blaz qualified for an ATP tournament in Doha, losing to Berdych in the second round, and he won Shenzhen Challenger in March, with another final in Batman a few weeks later. Poor second part of the season, with only 1 Challenger semi-final in Las Vegas, finishing the season outside the Top 150

2016 - He had to miss the first 6 months of the season with a broken bone in the right foot and he reached the final in Winnipeg Challenger, ranked 452nd. He won Challenger in Bangkok and that helped him to return into the Top 250

2017 - Blaz lost Challenger finals in Bangkok, Kyoto, and Shenzhen before he won Winnipeg and Granby, returning to the Top 100 just in time for the US Open. Closed the season with 2 semi-finals in Challengers and 2 quarter-finals in India to settle into the Top 100

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