Originally posted on Onthegotennis  |  Last updated 11/4/12
by Lindsay Gibbs Martin Klizan just might be the story of the year on the ATP World tour.  The 23 year-old Slovakian has been on the pro tour since 2007, but has found himself toiling around in the Futures and Challengers ever since. Though he was the No. 1 Junior player in early 2007, it was hard for the lanky and unpredictable lefty to fulfill his potential in the pros.  In fact, at the beginning of this year Klizan was such a non-factor on the ATP tour that he played a Challenger in Germany instead of trying to qualify for the Australian Open.  He was ranked 120 in the world. Ten months later he finds himself ranked No. 34, playing in the biggest tournaments in the world, and with a great shot at a seed in the 2013 Australian Open!  This year he’s won four Challenger titles, made it to the fourth round of the US Open by upsetting Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Jeremy Chardy, and grabbed his first ATP World Tour Title in St. Petersburg last month. After a year like that, it’s time to get ...
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