Brian Dabul

Brian Dabul (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbɾaʝan daˈβul]; born 24 February 1984) is an Argentine retired tennis player. His highest ranking in singles was No. 82 (9 March 2009), and his highest ranking in doubles was No. 79 (11 January 2010).

Brian Dabul
Dabul Roland Garros 2009 1.jpg
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1984-02-24) 24 February 1984 (age 36)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2001
Retired2012
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$728,653
Singles
Career record15–27
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 82 (9 March 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2009)
French Open1R (2009, 2011)
Wimbledon1R (2008, 2009)
US Open1R (2010)
Doubles
Career record8–10
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 79 (11 January 2010)

Early lifeEdit

Dabul was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to parents Jorge and Nora, and is Jewish.[1][2]

Tennis careerEdit

JuniorsEdit

Dabul was an outstanding junior, reaching No. 1 in the world in January 2002 (and No. 5 in doubles).[1]

Professional careerEdit

2003–07Edit

Dabul's climb in the professional ranks was a slow one, not indicative of his status as a former No. 1 Junior player. He broke into the top-500 in 2003, the top-300 in 2004, but did not crack the top-200 until late in 2007, finishing that year ranked No. 159.

2008–10Edit

Dabul continued his slow, steady rise in 2008. In March, he reached his career-high in doubles of #88 with some good Challenger results, and then followed that up with a singles Challenger win in San Luis Potosí to reach a career-high in singles of No. 133. Three semi-final appearances in his next 4 Challengers got his ranking to No. 114 by May, but he failed to qualify into the 2008 French Open.

Dabul reached the third round of the 2010 Indian Wells Masters, defeating No. 16 seed Gilles Simon en route and losing to eventual champion Ivan Ljubicic.

RetirementEdit

Dabul announced his retirement in 2012 due to an injury to his back.[3]

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1–0)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 (1–0)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. Feb 2009 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay   Pablo Cuevas   František Čermák
  Michal Mertiňák
6–3, 6–3

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