Tampa-based Krajicek closes out year with No. 1 ranking in doubles
Nov 24, 2023
Austin Krajicek and Ivan Dodig have earned year-end ATP doubles No. 1 ranking (presented by Pepperstone) for the first time. The American-Croatian duo, which teamed for the first time last year, enjoyed a banner 2023 campaign to finish atop the standings.
Fans from the Sunshine State are beaming with pride as Krajicek lives in Tampa, Florida.
Krajicek told ATPtour.com, “It's pretty cool to be able to finish as the number one team and know that the hard work you put in all year, all the ups and downs and tough losses and really special wins we've had this year came together... It's something that we can always be proud of and look back on, so we're super excited about that.”
Dodig and Krajicek won their first Grand Slam championship together at Roland Garros one year after reaching the championship match in Paris. It was one of five titles they won this season, tied for the most on the ATP Tour among doubles teams with Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni.
The year-end No. 1 duo claimed all five of its titles at or above the ATP 500 level. Dodig and Krajicek also triumphed at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Monte-Carlo and ATP 500 tournaments in Rotterdam, London/Queen’s Club and Beijing.
Finishing 2023 with a 39-15 record, 38-year-old Dodig and 33-year-old Krajicek also made finals at ATP Masters 1000 Miami, Adelaide-2 and Eastbourne, and advanced to the semi-finals of the US Open.
Dodig and Krajicek were the top seeds at the Nitto ATP Finals, where they won one match in Green Group action, which ultimately secured their year-end No. 1 finish.