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Malek Jaziri


Malek Jaziri is a professional Tunisian tennis player who reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour on June 11, 2012, when he became world number 73. Jaziri has represented Tunisia in the Tunisia Davis Cup team since 2000 polishing a 18–12 record in singles and a 7–10 record in doubles in 29 ties. He appeared in the qualifying match at the 2010 Australian Open, but unfortunately lost in the first round itself to Michał Przysiężny of Poland. He is a prominent player in 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. Though he defeated World No. 159 Thiemo de Bakker in four sets in the first round of the competition, he eventually lost to World No. 8 Mardy Fish in the second round. Malek Jaziri is known to possess a solid serve, capable of reaching the 200 km/h when hitting it flat. While his forehand is powerful, his backhand is even stronger. He is also well known for his well-disguised dropshots, and for sometimes playing flat on handed backhands on the run.
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