Marko Ostoja

Marko Ostoja (born 20 October 1960) is a former professional tennis player from Croatia who competed for Yugoslavia.

Marko Ostoja
Country (sports)Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
ResidenceSplit, Croatia
Born (1960-10-20) 20 October 1960 (age 60)
Bonn, West Germany]
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Prize money$292,826
Career record81-139
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 74 (09 Apr 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1982)
Wimbledon1R (1984, 1985)
US Open3R (1985)
Career record36-73
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 157 (26 Nov 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (1983)
US Open1R (1984)


Ostoja was the Yugoslavian National Champion in 1978, having earlier won the event as a junior, in the 14s, 16 and 18s age groups.[1]

He had his best year on tour in 1981 when he won his first career title at Brussels and reached the doubles finals of the Austrian Open. The Croatian also reached the semi-finals in Stowe, Vermont, that year.

In 1982 he made the third round of the 1982 French Open, with wins over José Luis Damiani and Gilles Moretton. His best tournament showing came in Florence, where he was a semi-finalist.

At Cologne he put some good performances together in both 1983 and 1984, with quarter-final and semi-final appearances respectively.

Ostoja reached another Grand Slam third round in the 1985 US Open.[2] He had one of the best wins of his career at the Lipton International Players Championships in Delray Beach that year, defeating world number six Henrik Sundström in straight sets.

He first played Davis Cup tennis for Yugoslavia in 1979 and went on to participate in 11 ties, winning 18 of his 27 matches, 11 in singles and seven in doubles.[3]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1-0)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 1981 Brussels, Belgium Clay   Ricardo Ycaza 4–6, 6–4, 7–5

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1981 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Louk Sanders   David Carter
  Paul Kronk
6–7, 1–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (3)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1983 Tampere, Finland Clay   Scott Lipton 6–4, 6–2
2. 1986 Lisbon, Portugal Clay   John Frawley 6–2, 2–6, 6–2
3. 1988 Strasbourg, France Clay   Tomas Nydahl 6–2, 6–2

Doubles: (1)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1981 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Junie Chatman   Francisco González
  Derek Segal
6–4, 7–5