Nikola Mektić

Nikola Mektić is a Croatian professional tennis player who specializes in doubles. He reached the semifinals of the Men's Doubles 2017 Wimbledon Championships and the Men's Doubles 2018 French Open. He also won three Masters 1000 ATP tournaments with three different partners - 2018 Mutua Madrid Open, the 2019 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and the 2019 Monte-Carlo Masters. On the 22nd of April 2019 he reached his highest career ranking at No. 5.

Early and personal life

Mektić was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1988 to Mirko and Višnja. He began playing tennis at age 6 after his brother Luka took up the sport. He supports LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.


After toiling on the ATP challenger tour for a better part of a decade and achieving a career high ranking of 213 in singles , in 2016 he decided to focus on doubles. The same year Mektić reached his first ATP men's doubles finals at the Croatia Open in Umag. Since then, he has won seven ATP men's doubles titles, including three Masters 1000 titles at Madrid, Indian Wells and Monte Carlo. In 2018 Mektic and Alexander Peya qualified for the 2018 ATP Finals in London. The same year Mektić reached his first Grand Slam finals at the 2018 US Open, partnering Alicja Rosolska, and won the Davis Cup playing for Croatia.

Significant finals

Grand Slam tournament finals

Mixed doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Loss2018US OpenHard Alicja Rosolska Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Jamie Murray
6–2, 3–6,
Win2020Australian OpenHard Barbora Krejčíková Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Jamie Murray
5–7, 6–4,

Masters 1000 finals

Doubles: 3 (3 titles)

ATP career finals

Doubles: 14 (7 titles, 7 runner-ups)

Loss0–12016 Croatia Open Umag – Doubles|Croatia Open,
250 SeriesClay Antonio Šančić Martin Kližan
David Marrero
4–6, 2–6
Win1–12017 Memphis Open – Doubles|Memphis Open,
United States
250 SeriesHard Brian Baker Ryan Harrison
Steve Johnson
6–3, 6–4
Win2–12017 Gazprom Hungarian Open – Doubles|Hungarian Open,
250 SeriesHard Brian Baker Juan Sebastián Cabal
Robert Farah
7–6, 6–4
Loss2–22017 ATP Shenzhen Open – Doubles|Shenzhen Open,
250 SeriesHard Nicholas Monroe Alexander Peya
Rajeev Ram
3–6, 2–6
Loss2–32018 Diema Xtra Sofia Open – Doubles|Sofia Open,
250 SeriesHard Alexander Peya Robin Haase
Matwé Middelkoop
7–5, 4–6,
Loss2–42018 Rio Open – Doubles|Rio Open,
500 SeriesClay Alexander Peya David Marrero
Fernando Verdasco
7–5, 5–7,
Win3–42018 Grand Prix Hassan II – Doubles|Grand Prix Hassan II,
250 SeriesClay Alexander Peya Benoît Paire
Édouard Roger-Vasselin
7–5, 3–6,
Loss3–52018 BMW Open – Doubles|Bavarian Championships,
250 SeriesClay Alexander Peya Ivan Dodig
Rajeev Ram
3–6, 5–7
Win4–52018 Mutua Madrid Open – Men's Doubles|Madrid Open,
Masters 1000Clay Alexander Peya Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
5–3, ret.
Win5–52019 Sofia Open – Doubles|Sofia Open,
250 SeriesHard Jürgen Melzer Hsieh Cheng-peng
Christopher Rungkat
6–2, 4–6,
Win6–52019 BNP Paribas Open – Men's Doubles|Indian Wells Masters,
United States
Masters 1000Hard Horacio Zeballos Łukasz Kubot
Marcelo Melo
4–6, 6–4,
Win7–52019 Monte-Carlo Masters – Doubles|Monte-Carlo Masters,
Masters 1000Clay Franko Škugor Robin Haase
Wesley Koolhof
6–7, 7–6,
Loss7–62019 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships – Doubles|Japan Open,
500 SeriesHard Franko Škugor Nicolas Mahut
Édouard Roger-Vasselin
6–7, 4–6
Loss7–72020 Open 13 – Doubles|Open 13,
250 SeriesHard Wesley Koolhof Nicolas Mahut
Vasek Pospisil
3–6, 4–6

ATP Challenger and ITF Future titles

Singles (15)


1.25 May 2008Brčko, Bosnia and HerzegovinaClay Dennis Blömke6–2, 6–3
2.10 May 2009Doboj, Bosnia and HerzegovinaClay Ivan Bjelica7–6, 4–6, 6–3
3.31 May 2009Brčko, Bosnia and HerzegovinaClay Aleksander Slović7–6, 7–5
4.23 August 2009Vinkovci, CroatiaClay Ismar Gorčić7–6, 7–6
5.30 August 2009Čakovec, CroatiaClay Attila Balázs6–3, 7–5
6.6 September 2009Osijek, CroatiaClay Aldin Šetkić2–6, 6–4, 6–2
7.6 June 2010Rogaška Slatina, SloveniaClay Denys Molchanov6–3, 4–2 ret.
8.18 July 2010Fano, ItalyClay Stefano Ianni6–2, 6–0
9.27 February 2011Zagreb, CroatiaClay Michael Lammer7–6, ret.
10.27 May 2012Prijedor, Bosnia and HerzegovinaClay Marin Bradarić5–7, 7–5, 6–0
11.3 June 2012Bled, SloveniaClay Marcel Zimmermann1–6, 6–2, 6–4
12.29 September 2013Sokobanja, SerbiaClay Marc Rath6–6, 5–2, ret.
13.13 October 2013Solin, CroatiaClay Mate Delić7–6, 7–6
14.2 March 2014Trento, ItalyCarpet Roman Jebavý6–3, 5–7, 6–1
15.26 October 2014Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech RepublicCarpet Jan Hernych6–4, 6–4

Doubles (15)


Doubles performance timeline

Current through the 2020 Australian Open.