Malek Jaziri - Wikipedia
Malek Jaziri
Malek Jaziri (Arabic: مالك الجزيري‎‎, romanizedMālik al-Jazīrī; born January 20, 1984) is a professional Tunisian tennis player. He reached the final of Istanbul in 2018, the semifinals of Moscow in 2012, Winston-Salem in 2015, Dubai in 2018 and the quarterfinals of Dubai in 2014.
Malek Jaziri
مالك الجزيري

Jaziri at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports)
ResidenceTunis, Tunisia
BornJanuary 20, 1984 (age 37)
Bizerte, Tunisia
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2003
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand) *occasionally uses one-handed backhand
CoachChristophe Freyss
Prize moneyUS$ 3,932,977
Career record101–139 (42.1% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 42 (7 January 2019)
Current rankingNo. 281 (3 May 2021)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2015, 2017)
French Open2R (2012, 2016, 2018)
Wimbledon2R (2012)
US Open2R (2011, 2017)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2012)
Career record28–54 (34.1% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 73 (12 August 2019)
Current rankingNo. 386 (3 may 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2019)
French Open2R (2017)
Wimbledon2R (2015, 2016)
US OpenSF (2018)
Medal record
Pan Arab Games
2011 DohaSingles
2011 DohaDoubles
Mediterranean Games
2013 MersinDoubles
2013 MersinSingles
Last updated on: 3 May 2021.
Career overview
Jaziri reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour of world no. 42 in January 2019. He appeared in the qualifying draw at the 2010 Australian Open, losing in the first round to Michał Przysiężny of Poland. He primarily plays on the Futures circuit and the Challenger circuit. Jaziri qualified for the 2011 US Open, defeating Brian Dabul, Michael Ryderstedt, and Guillaume Rufin in the qualifying draw. This was the first time Jaziri played in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament. In the first round, Jaziri defeated world no. 159 Thiemo de Bakker in four sets. Jaziri lost to world no. 8 Mardy Fish in the second round. Jaziri has been coached by Tunisian legend Haythem Abid on and off throughout his career.
In 2012, he kicked off his year at the ATP 250 event in Doha and pushed world no. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to three sets in the first round. He fell in the first round of qualifying at the Australian Open to Tim Smyczek. He then reached three Challenger finals in Quimper, Kyoto, and Pingguo to break into the top 100 for the first time.
In his clay season, he made the semifinals in the Barletta Challenger and played his first Roland Garros main draw, winning his first-round match over German Philipp Petzschner before losing a tight second-round match to Spaniard Marcel Granollers, missing two match points.
On grass, he reached the second round in his Wimbledon debut (lost to Kohlschreiber) and also the second round at the London Olympics (lost to John Isner).
He lost in the US Open first round, but later had his best result on the ATP World Tour when he reached the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow (lost to eventual champion Andreas Seppi) to become the first Tunisian male to reach the semifinals of an ATP event.
In 2013, Jaziri started off the year in Dubai, where he faced 17-time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer and lost in three tight sets.
Jaziri started off 2015 making his first appearance at the Australian Open main draw, and beating Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin and France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin, making him the first Arab male tennis player to make it to the third round of a Grand Slam in over a decade. Jaziri then lost in the third round to Australian teen Nick Kyrgios.
Jaziri has been a member of the Tunisia Davis Cup team since 2000, posting an 33–15 record in singles and a 10–14 record in doubles in 41 ties.
In 2018 he played against Gilles Müller at the Australian Open. At Dubai Tennis Championships, Jaziri stunned top seed and then world no. 4 Grigor Dimitrov to register his first win against a top-10 player.[2] Jaziri made his first ATP final at the 2018 Istanbul Open, where he plays Japanese-American Taro Daniel, also in his maiden final.
Jaziri was embroiled in a controversial political incident, in which he withdrew from a tournament rather than play an Israeli player.[3] In the October 2013 Tashkent Challenger, tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, he was slated to play Israeli Amir Weintraub in the quarterfinals.[4] But the Tunisian tennis federation ordered Jaziri by email to withdraw from the match, and he did so.[4][3]
Weintraub said that Jaziri is "a good friend," and that "he really wanted to play."[4] Israel Tennis Association CEO Shlomo Glickstein said: "It is sad to me that these kinds of things still happen. I feel bad for the athletes who find themselves embroiled in such situations, which end up hurting their careers.”[4]
Jaziri was cleared of wrongdoing by the ATP, but the International Tennis Federation (ITF) found that the Tunisian Tennis Federation breached the ITF constitution by ordering him not to compete. The organization barred Tunisia from competing in the 2014 Davis Cup.[5] ITF president Francesco Ricci Bitti said: "There is no room for prejudice of any kind in sport or in society. The ITF Board decided to send a strong message to the Tunisian Tennis Federation that this kind of action will not be tolerated by any of our members."[5]
In February 2015, Jaziri was again embroiled in a controversial political incident when he withdrew from a tournament before facing Israeli players.[6][7] He withdrew from both the singles and doubles events at the Open Sud de France, citing an elbow injury, after winning his first set in his singles match against Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.[6] Had Jaziri won, he would have been scheduled to face Israeli Dudi Sela in the next round. In the doubles event, he and Spanish partner Marc López would have faced Israeli opponent Jonathan Erlich and František Čermák of the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals.[6]
The ATP said that they had confirmed with on-site medical staff that Jaziri's elbow injury was genuine, but opened an inquiry, stating: "Given a previous incident involving the player's national federation in 2013, we are looking into any wider circumstances of his withdrawal as a matter of prudence."[6] On February 10, the ATP closed its investigation after extensive discussions with Jaziri and medical staff, saying it was satisfied that Jaziri had a legitimate medical reason to retire from the event.[8]
ATP career finals
Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1May 2018Istanbul Open, Turkey250 SeriesClay
Taro Daniel
6–7(4–7), 4–6
Future and Challenger finals
Singles: 35 (17–18)
Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (8–6)
ITF Futures Tour (9–12)
Titles by Surface
Hard (13–9)
Clay (3–8)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–1)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1Jun 2004Tunisia F2, TunisFuturesClay
Dimitri Lorin
6–0, 0–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss0–2Nov 2004Tunisia F4, SfaxFuturesHardIlija Bozoljac5–7, 6–3, 5–7
Loss0–3May 2005Italy F13, GrottaglieFuturesClay
Andrey Golubev
3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Win1–3Jun 2005Tunisia F3, NabeulFuturesClayPetar Popović1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Loss1–4Aug 2005Iran F1, TehranFuturesClay
Philipp Müllner
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss1–5Aug 2005Iran F2, TehranFuturesClay
Benjamin Balleret
4–6, 0–3 RET
Loss1–6Feb 2006France F2, FeucherollesFuturesHard (i)
Slimane Saoudi
7–5, 6–7(6–8), 3–6
Win2–6Dec 2006Tunisia F7, MégrineFuturesHardBlaž Kavčič4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Loss2–7May 2009Kuwait F1, MeshrefFuturesHardMohammad Ghareeb4–6, 4–6
Loss2–8May 2009Kuwait F2, MeshrefFuturesHardMohammad Ghareeb3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss2–9Jun 2009Tunisia F1, HammametFuturesClay
Reda El Amrani
0–6, 3–6
Win3–9Jun 2009Tunisia F3, KelibiaFuturesHard
Mohamed Haythem Abid
7–6(7–3), 5–7, 7–6(7–5)
Win4–9Jul 2009Georgia F2, TbilisiFuturesClay
David Savić
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Loss4–10Mar 2010Italy F2, RomeFuturesClay
Andreas Haider-Maurer
3–6, 5–7
Loss4–11Jun 2010Tunisia F1, TunisFuturesClay
Sergio Gutiérrez Ferrol
4–6, 2–6
Win5–11Jun 2010Tunisia F2, SfaxFuturesHard
Laurent Rochette
6–4, 6–3
Win6–11Oct 2010Spain F36, CórdobaFuturesHard
Pablo Carreño Busta
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
Loss6–12Feb 2011Colombia F1, CartagenaFuturesHard
Gastão Elias
3–6, 3–6
Win7–12May 2011Great Britain F7, NewcastleFuturesClay
Yannick Mertens
6–3, 6–4
Win8–12Jul 2011Great Britain F8, ManchesterFuturesGrass
Rudy Coco
7–6(7–3), 4–6, 6–2
Win9–12Aug 2011Kazakhstan F4, AlmatyFuturesHard
Denys Molchanov
6–3, 6–2
Loss9–13Aug 2011Samarkand, UzbekistanChallengerClayDenis Istomin6–7(2–7), 0–0 RET
Win10–13Nov 2011Geneva, SwitzerlandChallengerHard (i)Mischa Zverev4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss10–14Feb 2012Quimper, FranceChallengerHard (i)
Igor Sijsling
3–6, 4–6
Loss10–15Mar 2012Kyoto, JapanChallengerCarpet (i)
Tatsuma Ito
7–6(7–5), 1–6, 2–6
Loss10–16Mar 2012Pingguo, ChinaChallengerHard
Go Soeda
1–6, 6–3, 5–7
Win11–16Nov 2013Geneva, SwitzerlandChallengerHardJan-Lennard Struff6–4, 6–3
Loss11–17Feb 2014Dallas, United StatesChallengerHard (i)Steve Johnson4–6, 4–6
Loss11–18Sep 2014İzmir, TurkeyChallengerHardBorna Ćorić1–6, 7–6(9–7), 4–6
Win12–18Oct 2015Rennes, FranceChallengerHard (i)
Igor Sijsling
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Win13–18Mar 2016Guadalajara, MexicoChallengerHard
Stéphane Robert
5–7, 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Win14–18Apr 2016Le Gosier, GuadeloupeChallengerHardStefan Kozlov6–2, 6–4
Win15–18Sep 2016Istanbul, TurkeyChallengerHard
Dudi Sela
1–6, 6–1, 6–0
Win16–18Sep 2017Istanbul, TurkeyChallengerHard
Matteo Berrettini
7–6(7–4), 0–6, 7–5
Win17–18Mar 2018Qujing, ChinaChallengerHardBlaž Rola7–6(7–5), 6–1
Doubles 17 (11–6)
Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (2–3)
ITF Futures Tour (9–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (6–3)
Clay (5–2)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Win1–0Feb 2003Nigeria F1, Benin CityFuturesHard
Walid Jallali
Andrew Anderson
Willem-Petrus Meyer
3–6, 6–4 RET
Win2–0May 2003Morocco F1, AgadirFuturesClay
Walid Jallali
Julien Couly
Sunil-Kumar Sipaeya
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Win3–0Feb 2004France F3, BressuireFuturesHard (i)
Issam Jellali
Eric Butorac
Petar Popović
6–1, 7–6(7–5)
Win4–0Dec 2004Tunisia F6, MégrineFuturesHard
Mohamed Haythem Abid
Boštjan Ošabnik
Grega Žemlja
7–6(7–3), 6–3
Win5–0Jun 2005Tunisia F1, TunisFuturesClay
Mohamed Haythem Abid
Colin Fleming
Alexander Satschko
6–4, 6–2
Loss5–1Jun 2005Tunisia F2, HammametFuturesClay
Mohamed Haythem Abid
Wael Kilani
Fares Zaier
2–6, 6–4, 5–7
Win6–1Jun 2008Tunisia F1, SousseFuturesClay
Walid Jallali
Frédéric de Fays
Germain Gigounon
5–7, 7–6(7–4), [15–13]
Win7–1Sep 2008France F15, PlaisirFuturesHard (i)
Rabie Chaki
Thomas Oger
Alexandre Penaud
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Win8–1Feb 2009Morocco F2, RabatFuturesClay
Lamine Ouahab
Omar Erramy
Younès Rachidi
6–1, 6–3
Loss8–2Feb 2010Morocco F2, RabatFuturesClay
Lamine Ouahab
David Savić
Denis Zivkovic
4–6, 1–6
Win9–2May 2011Great Britain F7, NewcastleFuturesClay
Carles Poch Gradin
Pablo Martín-Adalia
Morgan Phillips
6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Loss9–3Jul 2011Great Britain F8, ManchesterFuturesGrass
Albano Olivetti
Chris Eaton
Josh Goodall
4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Win10–3Jul 2011Penza, RussiaChallengerHard
Arnau Brugués-Davi
Sergei Bubka
Adrián Menéndez Maceiras
6–7(6–8), 6–2, [10–8]
Loss10–4Jul 2011Astana, KazakhstanChallengerHard (i)
Arnau Brugués-Davi
Konstantin Kravchuk
Denys Molchanov
6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–1), [3–10]
Win11–4Sep 2013Fergana, UzbekistanChallengerHardFarrukh Dustov
Ilija Bozoljac
Roman Jebavý
6–3, 6–3
Loss11–5Sep 2014İzmir, TurkeyChallengerHard
Alexander Kudryavtsev
Ken Skupski
Neal Skupski
1–6, 4–6
Loss11–6Sep 2015İzmir, TurkeyChallengerHard
Denys Molchanov
Saketh Myneni
Divij Sharan
6–7(5–7), 6–4, [1–0] RET
Performance timelines
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Current through the 2019 US Open (tennis).
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian OpenAQ1AQ13R1R3R2R1R0 / 55–5
French OpenA2RQ2Q21R2R1R2R1R0 / 63–6
WimbledonA2RQ31R1R1R1R1R1R0 / 71–7
US Open2R1RQ3Q21R1R2R1RQ10 / 62–6
Win–Loss1–12–30–00–12–41–43–42–40–30 / 2411–24
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian OpenAAA1RA1RA3R0 / 32–3
French OpenAAAA1R2RAA0 / 21–2
Wimbledon1RAA2R2R1R1R1R0 / 62–6
US OpenAAAA1R2RSF2R0 / 46–4
Win–Loss0–10–00–01–21–32–44–23–30 / 1511–15
Record against top-10 players
Jaziri's record against those who have been ranked in the top 10, with active players in boldface.
PlayerYearsMatchesRecordWin%HardGrassClayCarpetLast Match
Number 1 ranked players
Andy Murray201710–10.0%0–10–00–00–0Lost (4–6, 1–6) at 2017 Dubai 1st Round
Roger Federer
2013–201620–20.0%0–10–10–00–0Lost (3–6, 5–7) at 2016 Halle 2nd Round
Novak Djokovic
2016–202020–20.0%0–20–00–00–0Lost (1–6, 2–6) at 2020 Dubai 1st Round
Number 3 ranked players
Alexander Zverev2016–201852–340.0%1–20–01–10–0Won (7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–4) at 2018 Beijing 2nd Round
Grigor Dimitrov201821–150.0%1–00–00–10–0Lost (5–7, 6–3, 6–7(8–10)) at 2018 Barcelona 3rd Round
Stan Wawrinka
201710–10.0%0–10–00–00–0Lost (3–6, 4–6) at 2017 Miami 3rd Round
David Ferrer
201910–10.0%0–00–00–10–0Lost (6–7(13–15), 3–6) at 2019 Buenos Aires 1st Round
Milos Raonic2016–201820–20.0%0–20–00–00–0Lost (3–6, 5–7) at 2018 Cincinnati 2nd Round
Dominic Thiem
201510–10.0%0–00–10–00–0Lost (3–6, 1–6) at 2015 Nottingham 2nd Round
Marin Čilić2014–201821–150.0%0–10–01–00–0Won (6–4, 6–2) at 2018 Istanbul 2nd Round
Number 4 ranked players
Tomáš Berdych
201610–10.0%0–00–00–10–0Lost (1–6, 6–2, 2–6, 4–6) at 2016 Roland Garros 2nd Round
Number 5 ranked players
Kevin Anderson
2012–201761–516.6%1–30–00–20–0Lost (4–6, 1–6) at 2017 Washington 2nd Round
Tommy Robredo
201610–10.0%0–10–00–00–0Lost (5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 6–7(7–9), 6–8) at 2016 Australian Open 1st Round
Stefanos Tsitsipas
201821–150.0%1–00–10–00–0Lost (6–4, 6–7(6–8), 2–6) at 2018 's-Hertogenbosch 2nd Round
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
2012–202131–233.3%1–20–00–00–0Won (3–3, retired) at 2021 Dubai 1st Round
Number 6 ranked players
Gilles Simon
2014–201950–50.0%0–40–00–10–0Lost (3–6, 7–6(8–6), 4–6) at 2019 Indian Wells 2nd Round
Gaël Monfils
201410–10.0%0–00–10–00–0Lost (6–7(5–7), 5–7, 4–6) at 2014 Wimbledon 1st Round
Number 7 ranked players
Richard Gasquet
2017–201820–20.0%0–10–00–10–0Lost (2–6, 6–3, 3–6, 0–6) at 2018 Roland Garros 2nd Round
Mardy Fish201110–10.0%0–10–00–00–0Lost (2–6, 2–6, 4–6) at 2011 US Open 2nd Round
Fernando Verdasco
2016–201821–150.0%1–10–00–00–0Won (6–3, 7–5) at 2018 Paris 2nd Round
David Goffin
2016–201921–150.0%1–00–00–10–0Lost (6–4, 6–7(4–7), 2–6) at 2019 Estoril Quarterfinal
Number 8 ranked players
John Isner2012–201740–40.0%0–30–10–00–0Lost (2–6, 3–6) at 2017 Beijing 1st Round
Radek Štěpánek
201411–0100.0%1–00–00–00–0Won (2–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–1) at 2014 Washington 2nd Round
Jack Sock2016–201830–30.0%0–30–00–00–0Lost (0–6, 4–6) at 2018 Paris 3rd Round
Janko Tipsarević
201610–10.0%0–10–00–00–0Lost (6–7(6–8), 2–6) at 2016 Shenzhen Quarterfinal
Marcos Baghdatis
201811–0100.0%1–00–00–00–0Won (7–6(9–7), 1–6, 6–2) at 2018 Chengdu 1st Round
Mikhail Youzhny
2016–201822–0100.0%1–00–01–00–0Won (2–6, 6–2, 6–2, 3–6, 6–2) at 2018 Roland Garros 1st Round
Number 9 ranked players
Roberto Bautista Agut
201810–10.0%0–10–00–00–0Lost (3–6, 4–6) at 2018 Dubai Semifinal
Fabio Fognini
201710–10.0%0–10–00–00–0Lost (5–7, 1–6) at 2017 Stockholm 1st Round
Number 10 ranked players
Pablo Carreño Busta
201810–10.0%0–10–00–00–0Lost (5–7, 2–6, 2–6) at 2018 US Open 1st Round
Lucas Pouille
201710–10.0%0–00–10–00–0Lost (7–6(7–5), 4–6, 4–6, 6–7(2–7)) at 2017 Wimbledon 1st Round
:* Statistics correct as of 14 March 2021.
Wins over top 10 players
He has a 3–13 (.188) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
Season2003 - 201720182019Total
#PlayerRankEventSurfaceRdScoreJaziri Rank
1.Grigor Dimitrov4Dubai Tennis Championships, United Arab EmiratesHard1R4–6, 7–5, 6–4117
2.Marin Cilic4Istanbul Open, TurkeyClay2R6–4, 6–278
3.Alexander Zverev5Beijing, ChinaHard2R7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–461
  1. ^ ATP Rankings
  2. ^ "Jaziri Stuns Dimitrov In Dubai". Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Tunisia's Malek Jaziri forced to withdraw from match against an Israeli". October 11, 2013. Archived from the original on November 8, 2013. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d Sinai, Allon. "Sela into final, Weintraub out in semis amid turmoil". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Tunisia suspended from Davis Cup over Malek Jaziri order". Sky Sports. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d Fox Sports. "Tunisian tennis player withdraws before facing Israeli at French tournament". FOX Sports.
  7. ^ "Tunisian player Malek Jaziri withdraws before facing Israeli".
  8. ^ "ATP clears Tunisian Malek Jaziri of wrongdoing for withdrawal before match vs. Israeli". FOX Sports. Associated Press. February 11, 2015. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
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