Brian Dabul (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbɾaʝan daˈβul]; born 24 February 1984) is an Argentine retired tennis player. He was ranked the No. 1 junior in the world in January 2002. His highest ranking in men's 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 38)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$728,653
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)
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


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

Professional careerEdit


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.


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. He won the 2009 Chilean Open men's doubles championship with Pablo Cuevas.[3]

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.


Dabul announced his retirement in 2012 due to an injury to his back.[4]

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1–0)Edit

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
Win 1–0 Feb 2009 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay   Pablo Cuevas   František Čermák
  Michal Mertiňák
6–3, 6–3

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Brian Dabul | Bio | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour.
  2. ^ "Why Ralph Branca can’t possibly be Jewish,"[permanent dead link] New Jersey Jewish News.
  3. ^ Uruguay. Bradt Travel Guides. 16 September 2017. ISBN 9781784770594.
  4. ^ "Brian Dabul se retiró". Archived from the original on April 2, 2015.

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