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Omar Jasika

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Bio He is an Australian professional tennis player.

Jasika is the 2014 US Open boys' singles champion. He along with Naoki Nakagawa also won the 2014 US Open boys' doubles title defeating Rafael Matos and João Menezes in the final. In winning both, Jasika became the first player in 28 years to win both the boys’ singles and doubles events at the US Open.

Omar began playing tennis at the age of six. He attended South Oakleigh College throughout his schooling years.

In 2014, after his success at the US Open, Jasika made his ATP World Tour debut in September, after he was given a wildcard into the Malaysian Open. He drew Rajeev Ram in round one, and won the first set, and was within 2 points of the match in the second, before losing in three sets. In October, Jasika made his first final at the Australia F7 in Cairns.

Jasika commenced 2015 at the Onkaparina Challenger where he drew No.1 seed and world No.80 Blaž Rola. He lost in three sets. Jasika competed in the qualifying for the Australian Open, when he won two rounds, but lost in the final round to Marius Copil. In February, he played in the Australia Futures 1 tournament, where he lost in the final to Brydan Klein. In March, Jasika headed to China where he made the final round of qualifying in both Guangzhou and Shenzhen Challengers before heading to Guadeloupe where he qualified for and made the quarter-final of the Guadeloupe Challenger. In May, Jasika won his first ITF title in Changwon. In July, Jasika won his second ITF title in Kelowna, dropping just one set along the way.

Jasika made his Grand Slam debut at the 2016 Australian Open after being awarded a wildcard. He won his first round match, beating Illya Marchenko in 4 sets; he subsequently lost to former finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the following round in straight sets. Jasika spent the remainder of the year predominantly on the Futures circuit across North America and Europe, making numerous quarter and semi finals, but no finals. In December, Jasika won the Australian Open wildcard play-off, earning him direct entry into the 2017 Australian Open. Jasika ended the year with a ranking of 367.

Jasika commenced the 2017 year with a wildcard into the Happy Valley Challenger where he reached his first ATP Challenger Tour final. At the 2017 Australian Open, Jasika lost in round 1 to David Ferrer. In February, Jasika won his first Challenger title in Burnie. In March, Jasika returned to the ITF circuit in Australia, reaching the semi-final of the F2 in Canberra. In July, Jasika travelled to North America and competed on the Challenger Circuit, winning just one match. In September, Jasika reached the quarter-final of Shanghai Challenger and in October, the quarter-final of the Canberra Challenger. Jasika ended 2017 with a ranking of 276 .

Jasika commenced the 2018 season by reaching the quarter-final of the Playford Challenger before losing in round 1 2018 Australian Open – Men's singles qualifying. He was suspended from professional tennis by ASADA for two years after having tested positive for cocaine in December 2017. Jasika was eligible to play again in March 2020.

Jasika returned from suspension at the ITF tournament held in Geelong, Australia in March 2020, losing in the first round of qualifying. His career was then stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He played his next professional match in February 2022 at the ITF tournament in Canberra, where he reached the quarter-final. In March, in his fourth tournament back, Jasika won the ITF tournament in Bendigo. Following this, he won an ITF tournament in Chiang Rai, Thailand, in April. Overall, he won five ITF tournaments since his return in 2022.

At the 2023 Australian Open, Jasika lost in the first qualification round to Denis Kudla.

He also had to qualify for the 2024 Australian Open but this time he overcame the last hurdle defeating Abedallah Shelbayh in the round three qualifying match and reached the main draw after an absence of seven years.
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