Aleks Kovacevic won the first Challenger title at Cleveland beating Wu Yibing in the finals. With that win, Kovacevic moves to the top 125 in world rankings.
Kovacevic had lost his two previous Challenger finals, including one against Wu Yibing in Indianapolis. He is of Serbian descent and grew up in the upper west side of New York City.
Aleks Kovacevic graduated from the University of Illinois in 2021 with a degree in Finance. He played college tennis there for five years. His sister Lena plays college tennis at Florida Atlantic University.