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Laslo Djere

Laslo Đere is a Serbian professional tennis player. He is of Hungarian descent. He has won two ATP Tour singles titles, one an ATP 500 Series event in Rio in 2019, after which he made break-through into top 30, and the inaugural Forte Village Sardegna Open in 2020, an ATP 250 Series event. On 10 June 2019, Đere reached his best singles rankings of world No. 27. On 14 September 2015, he peaked at world No. 747 in the doubles rankings. In both singles and doubles, Đere debuted on ATP Tour on 2013 PTT Thailand Open, where he got to the wild-card. His first attempt to play in main-draw at any grand-slams, happened on 2015 French Open, but his first successful attempt happened on 2016 French Open. At 2018 US Open, he marked his first grand-slam win, defeating Leonardo Mayer in first round. Early life and background Laslo Đere was born on 2 June 1995 to mother Hajnalka and father Csaba in Senta, Serbia. Both of his parents passed away from cancer. Laslo began playing tennis at age 5 by tagging along when his father started taking lessons. He also has one sister called Judit. He is influent in Serbian, English and Hungarian. His favourite surface is clay and loves to force his forehand. Laslo most enjoys playing at Hungarian Open, Roland Garros and US Open. His idols growing up were Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt and Novak Djokovic. He stated that if he wasn't a tennis player, he would be a businessman like his father was. He is also supporter of Chicago Bulls (NBA) and Seattle Seahawks (NFL). Junior career On the junior tour, Đere won five singles titles in 10 finals (one final was canceled), while in doubles he won two titles in as many finals. In December 2012, he reached the finals in back-to-back tournaments at Eddie Herr and Orange Bowl, losing the first one (Grade 1 event) 6–0, 4–6, 5–7 to Cristian Garín despite leading 6–0, 4–1, but winning the latter more prestigious event (Grade A) over Elias Ymer 6–4, 6–4. This came after the recent passing of his mother Hajnalka. In May 2013, he played in the final of another Grade A event, Trofeo Bonfiglio, but lost to Alexander Zverev 6–7(5), 7–5, 5–7. Nevertheless, he reached a career-high combined ranking of No. 3 on 27 May 2013.

 

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