Amer Delic life and biography

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Amer Delic biography

Date of birth : 1982-06-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Tuzla, Bosnia
Nationality : Bosnian-American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-18
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, ATP tour, US Open, Davis Cup team

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Amer Delić is a Bosnian-American tennis player. Representing the United States as a tour player until 2010, he now represents the country of his birth, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is a member of its Davis Cup team.

Delic was born in Tuzla, then in Yugoslavia, now in the northeastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1996, his family emigrated to Jacksonville, Florida where he attended Samuel W. Wolfson High School.

He led the University of Illinois to the NCAA team title in 2003. Amer Delic also won the singles title that year. Since then he has been a journeyman on the ATP tour, winning five Challengers and two Futures titles on the ITF Pro Circuit. After qualifying for the 2009 Australian Open, he reached the third round for his best Slam showing. While rehabbing a knee injury in the fall of 2009, he went back to school at the University of Illinois.

Timeline:

Moved to Jacksonville, Fla. from Bosnia in 1996 with father, Muharem, mother, Sadina, and older sister Lejla
Majored in Applied Life Studies at Illinois
In 2003, completed his junior season at University of Illinois by leading his team to its first NCAA team title with a 32-0 mark, then became first player from Illinois to capture NCAA singles crown
In NCAA final, defeated Baylor's Benedikt Dorsch to become first Big Ten player to win singles crown since Michigan's Mike Leach in 1982
Finished his third straight All-American season ranked No. 2 in singles and No. 11 in doubles
Had a career singles mark of 92-33 in three seasons
As a sophomore, advanced to NCAA doubles SF (w/Calkins), finished No. 4 and made Round of 16 in singles
During his junior career, ranked among Top 5 nationally in 18s
Coached by Craig O'Shannessy since 2008.



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