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Juan Sebastian Cabal

Juan Sebastián Cabal
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Cabal at the 2021 French Open
Full nameJuan Sebastián Cabal Valdés
Country (sports) Colombia
ResidencePanama City, Panama
Born (1986-04-25) 25 April 1986 (age 35)
Cali, Colombia[1]
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachJeff Coetzee
Prize moneyUS$4,470,211
Singles
Career record7-4 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 184 (28 February 2011)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2011, 2012)
French OpenQ2 (2011)
WimbledonQ1 (2011)
US OpenQ1 (2010, 2011)
Doubles
Career record348-210 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles19
Highest rankingNo. 1 (15 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 13 (13 September 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (2018)
French OpenF (2011)
WimbledonW (2019)
US OpenW (2019)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (2018, 2019)
Olympic GamesQF (2021)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2017)
French OpenSF (2021)
WimbledonQF (2016)
US OpenQF (2015, 2017)
Last updated on: 13 September 2021.

Juan Sebastián Cabal Valdés (Spanish pronunciation: [xwan se?as'tja? ka'?al];[a] born 25 April 1986)[1] is a Colombian professional tennis player who is a former world No. 1 in doubles.

He reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 184 in February 2011, but has achieved most of his success in doubles. Cabal is a three-time Grand Slam Champion, having won both the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open in 2019 in men's doubles, alongside compatriot Robert Farah, as well as the 2017 Australian Open in mixed doubles with Abigail Spears. He also finished runner-up in men's doubles at the 2011 French Open, partnering Eduardo Schwank, and the 2018 Australian Open with Farah.

Cabal has won 19 doubles titles on the ATP Tour, including two at Masters 1000 level, and became world No. 1 in doubles for the first time on 15 July 2019. He has spent a total of 29 weeks at the top of the doubles rankings, and he and Farah were the 2019 ATP Doubles Team of the year. Cabal has represented Colombia in the Davis Cup since 2008, as well as at the 2012, 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games.

Professional career

2011: ATP, Grand Slam debut and final, New partnership with Farah, Top 25 year-end ranking

2011 is considered as Cabal ATP and Grand Slam debut, and also considered the best year for his doubles performance at the 2011 French Open with Argentine Eduardo Schwank making history for Colombian tennis, as they defeated the No. 1 ranked pair in the semifinals, brothers Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan, 7-6(4), 6-3 and then lost the final to Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi.

In his second Gram Slam tournament, the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, he debuted in the first round with fellow countryman Robert Farah. They defeated the 4th seeded pair at the tournament, consisting of Pakistani Aisam Qureshi (8 in the world) and India's Rohan Bopanna (9 in the world), 2-6, 6-2 and 21-19. In the second round, they lost in three sets to the couple formed by American Michael Russell and Mikhail Kukushkin Kazakhstan, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. He finished 2011 ranked No. 25 in the world largely thanks to his French Open run.

2013: First ATP final with Farah

In the 2013 Australian Open, he partnered again with Robert Farah and reached the quarterfinals. In 2013, they also reached the final at the ATP250 2013 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur. He finished the year ranked No. 43 in the world.

2014: First two ATP titles, seventh final

In 2014, Cabal and Farah reached six ATP finals, winning titles at the ATP500 2014 Rio Open and the ATP250 2014 Winston-Salem Open. They also reached the final of the ATP1000 event in Miami where they lost to Bob and Mike Bryan. He also reached a seventh final in his home country's ATP250 event, the 2014 Claro Open Colombia in Bogota with compatriot Nicolás Barrientos. He finished the year ranked No. 22 in the world.

2015: Two more ATP 250 titles, Top 20 debut

In 2015, Cabal and Farah added a further two titles winning the 2015 Brasil Open and the 2015 Geneva Open and reaching another three finals. In February he reached a career-high ranking of No. 18 in the world. In Grand Slam events the pair struggled reaching the second round in Australia, Wimbledon and the US, and losing in the 1st round at the French Open. He finished the year ranked No. 25 in the world.

2016: Four ATP titles

2016 was the pair's most successful year in terms of the number of titles, winning four. At the 2016 Australian Open, they had their best Grand Slam result of the year, reaching the third round. In February they won two events in South America, the 2016 Argentina Open in Buenos Aires and the 2016 Rio Open. In May they reached the final in 2016 BMW Open in Munich, and then won the ATP250 event in Nice for a second time in their career. They finished the season by winning the 2016 Kremlin Cup in Moscow. Cabal finished the season ranked No. 30 in the world.

2017: Two more ATP 250 titles

In 2017, Cabal and Farah started the year by once again reaching the third round at the 2017 Australian Open. They returned to South America, defending their title at the 2017 Argentina Open and reaching the final again in Rio. They then won the ATP250 event in Munich. He then reached his first Grand Slam semifinal since 2011 at the 2017 French Open with Farah, where they lost to Michael Venus and Ryan Harrison.

2018: Australian Open final, First Masters 1000 title, Top 10 debut

In May 2018, at the 2018 Italian Open, Cabal and Farah won their first Masters 1000 title against Pablo Carreño Busta and João Sousa. With the win, Cabal reached the top 10 for the first time in his career.

2019: Two Grand Slam doubles titles at Wimbledon and the US Open, World No. 1

In 2019, the most successful year for Cabal and Farah, they won their first ever grand slam men's doubles title at Wimbledon in 2019, defeating Frenchmen Nicolas Mahut and Édouard Roger-Vasselin in a thrilling 5 set match that required 4 tie-break sets; this victory helped Farah and Cabal to both ascend to world No. 1 in the week following the conclusion of the Championships.[2]

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Doubles

Current through the 2021 US Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 2R QF 1R 2R 3R 3R F 1R 2R 2R 0 / 10 16-10
French Open A A A F 3R 3R 1R 1R 1R SF QF SF SF SF 0 / 11 28-11
Wimbledon A A A 3R 1R 3R 3R 2R 2R 2R 3R W NH QF 1 / 10 20-9
US Open A A A 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 3R SF W 2R 1R 1 / 11 16-10
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 8-3 3-4 7-4 3-4 3-4 3-4 9-4 14-4 16-2 6-3 8-4 2 / 42 79-40
Year-end championship
ATP Finals Did not qualify SF SF DNQ 0 / 2 3-5
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 1R 2R A 2R 1R A 1R QF NH 0 / 6 4-6
Miami Open A A A A QF 1R F 2R A 1R 1R 2R NH 2R 0 / 8 10-8
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A 2R A 2R 1R SF A QF 2R NH SF 0 / 7 10-7
Madrid Open A A A A 2R A SF QF 1R 2R SF 1R NH 2R 0 / 8 9-8
Italian Open A A A A 2R A 1R QF 1R A W W 2R 1R 2 / 8 13-6
Canadian Open A A A A A A 1R A A 2R 2R 1R NH QF 0 / 5 2-5
Cincinnati Masters A A A SF 2R A 2R 2R A 2R F F 1R SF 0 / 9 15-9
Shanghai Masters NH A A A A A QF QF 2R 2R SF QF NH 0 / 6 10-6
Paris Masters A A A A A A 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R A 0 / 6 4-6
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-1 6-6 1-2 12-8 10-8 4-6 5-6 13-8 16-8 1-2 6-6 2 / 63 77-61
National representation
Summer Olympics A Not Held 1R Not Held 2R Not Held QF 0 / 3 3-3
Davis Cup Z1 Z1 Z1 Z1 Z1 PO PO PO Z1 PO PO RR QR 0 / 1 13-9
Win-Loss 0-0 1-1 0-1 1-1 1-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-2 1-1 1-1 2-1 1-0 0-0 0 / 3 14-11
Career statistics
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 3 1 5 0 2 19
Finals 0 0 0 1 1 1 7 5 5 6 4 7 2 3 42
Overall Win-Loss 0-0 1-1 0-1 12-5 24-22 21-21 42-26 39-25 32-21 43-20 39-23 51-20 13-9 31-16 348-210
Year-end ranking 194 221 142 25 46 43 22 25 30 23 5 1 2 62.37%

Mixed doubles

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R A QF 1R W QF QF 1R 1R 1 / 9 11-8
French Open A 1R QF 2R 1R 1R 2R QF 1R NH SF 0 / 9 8-8
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R QF 3R QF A NH A 0 / 8 8-8
US Open A A A 1R QF 1R QF 2R A NH A 0 / 5 5-5
Win-Loss 0-1 0-3 2-3 1-3 5-4 3-4 9-3 8-4 2-2 0-1 2-1 1 / 31 32-29

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2011 French Open Clay Argentina Eduardo Schwank Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
6-7(3-7), 6-3, 4-6
Loss 2018 Australian Open Hard Colombia Robert Farah Austria Oliver Marach
Croatia Mate Pavi?
4-6, 4-6
Win 2019 Wimbledon Grass Colombia Robert Farah France Nicolas Mahut
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
6-7(5-7), 7-6(7-5), 7-6(8-6), 6-7(5-7), 6-3
Win 2019 US Open Hard Colombia Robert Farah Spain Marcel Granollers
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
6-4, 7-5

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 title)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2017 Australian Open Hard United States Abigail Spears Croatia Ivan Dodig
India Sania Mirza
6-2, 6-4

Masters 1000 finals

Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2014 Miami Open Hard Colombia Robert Farah United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6-7(8-10), 4-6
Win 2018 Italian Open Clay Colombia Robert Farah Spain Pablo Carreño Busta
Portugal João Sousa
3-6, 6-4, [10-4]
Loss 2018 Cincinnati Masters Hard Colombia Robert Farah United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
6-4, 3-6, [6-10]
Win 2019 Italian Open (2) Clay Colombia Robert Farah South Africa Raven Klaasen
New Zealand Michael Venus
6-1, 6-3
Loss 2019 Cincinnati Masters Hard Colombia Robert Farah Croatia Ivan Dodig
Slovakia Filip Polá?ek
6-4, 4-6, [6-10]

ATP career finals

Doubles: 42 (19 titles, 23 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (2-2)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (2-3)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (5-4)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (10-14)
Finals by surface
Hard (5-10)
Clay (12-12)
Grass (2-1)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (17-22)
Indoor (2-1)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jun 2011 French Open,
France
Grand Slam Clay Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
6-7(3-7), 6-3, 4-6
Loss 0-2 Jun 2012 Rosmalen Championships,
Netherlands
250 Series Grass Russia Dmitry Tursunov Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tec?u
3-6, 6-7(1-7)
Loss 0-3 May 2013 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur,
France
250 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah Sweden Johan Brunström
South Africa Raven Klaasen
3-6, 2-6
Loss 0-4 Jan 2014 Brisbane International,
Australia
250 Series Hard Colombia Robert Farah Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Canada Daniel Nestor
7-6(7-4), 4-6, [7-10]
Loss 0-5 Feb 2014 Chile Open,
Chile
250 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah Austria Oliver Marach
Romania Florin Mergea
3-6, 4-6
Win 1-5 Feb 2014 Rio Open,
Brazil
500 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah Spain David Marrero
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6-4, 6-2
Loss 1-6 Mar 2014 Brasil Open,
Brazil
250 Series Clay (i) Colombia Robert Farah Spain Guillermo García-López
Austria Philipp Oswald
7-5, 4-6, [13-15]
Loss 1-7 Mar 2014 Miami Open,
United States
Masters 1000 Hard Colombia Robert Farah United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6-7(8-10), 4-6
Loss 1-8 Jul 2014 Colombia Open,
Colombia
250 Series Hard Colombia Nicolás Barrientos Australia Sam Groth
Australia Chris Guccione
6-7(5-7), 7-6(7-3), [9-11]
Win 2-8 Aug 2014 Winston-Salem Open,
United States
250 Series Hard Colombia Robert Farah United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers
6-3, 6-4
Win 3-8 Feb 2015 Brasil Open,
Brazil
250 Series Clay (i) Colombia Robert Farah Italy Paolo Lorenzi
Argentina Diego Schwartzman
6-4, 6-2
Win 4-8 May 2015 Geneva Open,
Switzerland
250 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah South Africa Raven Klaasen
Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun
7-5, 4-6, [10-7]
Loss 4-9 Jul 2015 Swedish Open,
Sweden
250 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah France Jérémy Chardy
Poland ?ukasz Kubot
7-6(8-6), 3-6, [8-10]
Loss 4-10 Aug 2015 German Open,
Germany
500 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers
6-2, 3-6, [8-10]
Loss 4-11 Oct 2015 Japan Open,
Japan
500 Series Hard Colombia Robert Farah South Africa Raven Klaasen
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6-7(5-7), 6-3, [7-10]
Win 5-11 Feb 2016 Argentina Open,
Argentina
250 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah Spain Íñigo Cervantes
Italy Paolo Lorenzi
6-3, 6-0
Win 6-11 Feb 2016 Rio Open,
Brazil (2)
500 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah Spain Pablo Carreño Busta
Spain David Marrero
7-6(7-5), 6-1
Loss 6-12 May 2016 Bavarian International,
Germany
250 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah Finland Henri Kontinen
Australia John Peers
3-6, 6-3, [7-10]
Win 7-12 May 2016 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur,
France
250 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah Croatia Mate Pavi?
New Zealand Michael Venus
4-6, 6-4, [10-8]
Win 8-12 Oct 2016 Kremlin Cup,
Russia
250 Series Hard (i) Colombia Robert Farah Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer
7-5, 4-6, [10-5]
Win 9-12 Feb 2017 Argentina Open,
Argentina (2)
250 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah Mexico Santiago González
Spain David Marrero
6-1, 6-4
Loss 9-13 Feb 2017 Rio Open,
Brazil
500 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah Spain Pablo Carreño Busta
Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
4-6, 7-5, [8-10]
Loss 9-14 Apr 2017 Hungarian Open,
Hungary
250 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah United States Brian Baker
Croatia Nikola Mekti?
6-7(2-7), 4-6
Win 10-14 May 2017 Bavarian International,
Germany
250 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah France Jérémy Chardy
France Fabrice Martin
6-3, 6-3
Loss 10-15 May 2017 Geneva Open,
Switaerland
250 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tec?u
6-2, 6-7(9-11), [6-10]
Win 11-15 Aug 2017 Los Cabos Open,
Mexico
250 Series Hard Philippines Treat Huey Peru Sergio Galdós
Venezuela Roberto Maytín
6-2, 6-3
Loss 11-16 Jan 2018 Australian Open,
Australia
Grand Slam Hard Colombia Robert Farah Austria Oliver Marach
Croatia Mate Pavi?
4-6, 4-6
Loss 11-17 Feb 2018 Argentina Open,
Argentina
250 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah Argentina Andrés Molteni
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
3-6, 7-5, [3-10]
Win 12-17 May 2018 Italian Open,
Italy
Masters 1000 Clay Colombia Robert Farah Spain Pablo Carreño Busta
Portugal João Sousa
3-6, 6-4, [10-4]
Loss 12-18 Aug 2018 Cincinnati Masters,
United States
Masters 1000 Hard Colombia Robert Farah United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
6-4, 3-6, [6-10]
Loss 12-19 Jan 2019 Sydney International,
Australia
250 Series Hard Colombia Robert Farah United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
4-6, 3-6
Win 13-19 Apr 2019 Barcelona Open,
Spain
500 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
6-4, 7-6(7-4)
Win 14-19 May 2019 Italian Open,
Italy (2)
Masters 1000 Clay Colombia Robert Farah South Africa Raven Klaasen
New Zealand Michael Venus
6-1, 6-3
Win 15-19 Jun 2019 Eastbourne International,
United Kingdom
250 Series Grass Colombia Robert Farah Argentina Maximo González
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
3-6, 7-6(7-4), [10-6]
Win 16-19 Jul 2019 Wimbledon Championships,
United Kingdom
Grand Slam Grass Colombia Robert Farah France Nicolas Mahut
6-7(5-7), 7-6(7-5), 7-6(8-6), 6-7(5-7), 6-3
Loss 16-20 Aug 2019 Cincinnati Masters,
United States
Masters 1000 Hard Colombia Robert Farah Croatia Ivan Dodig
Slovakia Filip Polá?ek
6-4, 4-6, [6-10]
Win 17-20 Sep 2019 US Open,
United States
Grand Slam Hard Colombia Robert Farah Spain Marcel Granollers
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
6-4, 7-5
Loss 17-21 Feb 2020 Mexican Open,
Mexico
500 Series Hard Colombia Robert Farah Poland ?ukasz Kubot
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6-7(6-8), 7-6(7-4), [9-11]
Loss 17-22 Oct 2020 Sardegna Open,
Italy
250 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah New Zealand Marcus Daniell
Austria Philipp Oswald
3-6, 4-6
Loss 17-23 Feb 2021 Great Ocean Road Open,
Australia
250 Series Hard Colombia Robert Farah United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
3-6, 6-7(7-9)
Win 18-23 Mar 2021 Dubai Tennis Championships,
United Arab Emirates
500 Series Hard Colombia Robert Farah Croatia Nikola Mekti?
Croatia Mate Pavi?
7-6(7-0), 7-6(7-4)
Win 19-23 Apr 2021 Barcelona Open,
Spain
500 Series Clay Colombia Robert Farah Germany Kevin Krawietz
Romania Horia Tec?u
6-4, 6-2

Notes

  1. ^ In isolation, Sebastián is pronounced [se?as'tjan].

References

  1. ^ a b "Player profile - Juan Sebastian Cabal". Association of Tennis Professionals.
  2. ^ "Colombian History: Cabal/Farah Triumph In Wimbledon Final Thriller". ATP Tour. 13 July 2019.

External links


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