Dino Marcan


Nationality : Croatian
Age : 22
Best win : Umag

My equipment

T-Fight 300 DC

La nueva T-Fight que genera más spin y potencia

Black Code

El top de la flexibilidad para un poliéster


Name: Dino Marcan

Nationality : Croatia

Birth date : 12.2.1991

Best ranking ATP : 289

Racket and string you play with:  T-fight, black code 1.24

At what age did you begin to play tennis ?  4

Did you have a weakness as a kid that you worked hard to improve? It was my serve

How important was/is your family in your career? They play very important role

What other sports did you practice and why did you decide to concentrate fully on tennis?
I was very good at football and volleyball but I never practiced anything but tennis

What’s your favorite tournament / why ?
Umag, its close to my home town and I always feel good and play well there

Best win /memory ? Beating Bollelli in Umag in front of home crowd, or winning doubles at Junior Roland Garros

Worst loss/ ashamed of ? Any of last 5 finals of futures which happened in a row

Nothing is better than ? Achieving your long term goals or eating a Croatian lamb :)

Top 3 reason to wake up every morning?

      -    Breakfast

      -     Enjoy life

      -     Make yourself usefull

Any advice for other players to progress in Tennis? 

Don’t play tennis if you don’t love it, it’s a loooooong road !

Your powersong in your ipod before entering the court ?

My temper needs relax music not powermusic

What was the most important piece of advice you received along the way?

Goran Prpic told me, when you don’t know anymore what to do, just work your legs and watch the ball

How was the feeling of playing your first (Junior) Grand Slam ?

I was very nervous about going after the escort to the court but it went well, it was very nice and encouraging experience

What’s your  favorite quotation ?

It’s the will of the man, ain’t the skill


Name: Nikola Zgaljic

Nationality: Croatian

Why did you want to train this junior?

he is hard worker, and he was a young player with good potential

Since when do you train him?

Since 2008

What’s his best strength / why ?

excellent  rally – it is very fast and explosive

A weak spot to improve?


What’s the key element he needs to be a top player ?

definitely improve his service and mental  stability

What do you tell him before entering the court ?

Be  brave

Spending time with Janko in Dusseldorf was a great experience, and helped me a lot to continue making progress in my tennis.

We had fun during video shootings, and chatting with Janko was fun. He is a interesting, intelligent guy and a fun person.

We did some practices, and i got some really usefull tips from him. Hopefully we will meet again on tour !