Robert Farah (tennis)
|Born||20 January 1987|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|College||University of Southern California|
|Career record||4–9 (at ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 163 (6 June 2011)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q2 (2011)|
|French Open||Q2 (2011, 2012)|
|Wimbledon||Q2 (2011, 2012)|
|US Open||1R (2011)|
|Career record||314–184 (at ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (15 July 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 12 (13 September 2021)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (2018)|
|French Open||SF (2017, 2019, 2020, 2021)|
|US Open||W (2019)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||SF (2018, 2019)|
|Olympic Games||2R (2016)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2019)|
|French Open||F (2017)|
|US Open||SF (2016)|
|Last updated on: 13 September 2021.|
He reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 163 in June 2011, but has achieved most of his success in doubles. Farah is a two-time Grand Slam Champion, having won both the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open in 2019 in men's doubles, alongside compatriot Juan Sebastián Cabal. The pair also finished runners-up at the 2011 French Open, and Farah reached the final in mixed doubles at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships and 2017 French Open with Anna-Lena Grönefeld.
Farah has won 18 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 68 weeks at the top of the doubles rankings, and was year-end No. 1 in both 2019 and 2020. Farah has represented Colombia in the Davis Cup since 2010, as well as at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Farah Maksoud is the son of a family of Lebanese descent. His mother is a teacher at the French Liceo Paul Valery de Cali. His father is a tennis player (not recognized at professional level). In 2010, he became a professional tennis player.
Farah played college tennis at the University of Southern California from 2006 to 2010 where he won two NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships as a USC Trojan. He finished his senior season as the No. 1 ranked NCAA Div 1 player in the nation in singles, while additionally ranked 2nd in doubles. He won the 2008 NCAA Men's Doubles National Championship, partnering Kaes Van't Hof. He occasionally played doubles at USC with future ATP pro Steve Johnson.
Professional doubles careerEdit
Farah's consistent doubles partnership with fellow countryman Juan Sebastián Cabal began at Wimbledon 2011, when they defeated the pair consisting of Pakistani Aisam Qureshi (8 in doubles) and Indian Rohan Bopanna (9 in the world), in a tight three set match that went to 21–19 in the final set, before losing in second round against American Michael Russell and Kazakhstani Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets.
In the 2013 Australian Open, Farah and Cabal made their first appearance in the quarterfinals.
In 2016, Farah reached his first grand slam final, in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon partnering Anna-Lena Grönefeld. They lost in straight sets to Henri Kontinen of Finland and Heather Watson of the UK.
In 2017, Farah and Cabal reached their first men's doubles grand slam semifinal at the French Open. In the same tournament he reached the final of the mixed doubles partnering Gronefeld where they lost to Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski in 3 sets.
In July 2018, Farah was given a suspended three month suspension and fined £3,800 for promoting a gambling website on his twitter. Farah would only serve the suspension if there were further breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program.
Exactly a year after his suspension, Farah and countryman Cabal 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.
In October 2019, Farah was tested positive for the anabolic steroid Boldenone. He was provisionally suspended from official tournaments from 14 January 2020 and did not compete at the 2020 Australian Open. Farah argued that he had ingested Boldenone from contaminated Colombian meat and the ITF chose not to ban him, holding that he "bears no fault or negligence for the violation".
Current through the 2021 US Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||2R||QF||1R||2R||3R||3R||F||1R||A||2R||0 / 9||15–9|
|French Open||A||A||3R||3R||1R||1R||1R||SF||QF||SF||SF||SF||0 / 10||23–10|
|Wimbledon||A||3R||1R||3R||A||2R||2R||2R||3R||W||NH||QF||1 / 9||18–8|
|US Open||A||2R||1R||1R||2R||2R||1R||A||SF||W||2R||1R||1 / 10||14–9|
|Win–Loss||0–0||3–2||3–4||7–4||1–3||3–4||3–4||7–3||14–4||16–2||5–2||8–4||2 / 38||70–36|
|ATP Finals||Did not qualify||SF||SF||DNQ||0 / 2||3–5|
|ATP Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||A||1R||QF||NH||0 / 4||3–4|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||F||2R||A||1R||QF||2R||NH||2R||0 / 6||8–6|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||SF||A||QF||2R||NH||SF||0 / 6||9–6|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||SF||A||1R||2R||SF||1R||NH||2R||0 / 6||6–6|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||1R||QF||1R||A||W||W||2R||1R||2 / 7||12–5|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||NH||QF||0 / 3||1–3|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||F||F||1R||SF||0 / 5||8–5|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||A||A||QF||QF||2R||2R||SF||QF||NH||0 / 6||10–6|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||1R||2R||2R||2R||2R||0 / 7||4–7|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||11–6||8–7||4–6||3–4||13–8||16–8||1–3||6–6||2 / 50||62–48|
|Summer Olympics||NH||A||Not Held||2R||Not Held||QF||0 / 2||3–2|
|Davis Cup||PO||Z1||Z1||PO||PO||PO||Z1||PO||PO||RR||QR||0 / 1||13–7|
|Win–Loss||0–1||1–1||1–1||2–0||2–0||1–1||2–2||1–0||1–1||2–1||1–0||0–0||0 / 2||14–8|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||1R||QF||A||2R||0 / 6||4–5|
|French Open||A||A||A||2R||2R||1R||F||SF||2R||NH||QF||0 / 7||11–7|
|Wimbledon||A||1R||2R||1R||A||F||A||2R||A||NH||A||0 / 5||5–5|
|US Open||A||A||A||2R||1R||SF||A||A||A||NH||A||0 / 3||4–3|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–1||1–1||2–3||1–3||8–4||4–2||3–3||3–2||0–0||2–1||0 / 21||24–20|
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||2018||Australian Open||Hard||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Oliver Marach
|Win||2019||Wimbledon||Grass||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Nicolas Mahut
|6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6), 6–7(5–7), 6–3|
|Win||2019||US Open||Hard||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Marcel Granollers
Mixed doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)Edit
|Loss||2016||Wimbledon||Grass||Anna-Lena Grönefeld|| Heather Watson
|Loss||2017||French Open||Clay||Anna-Lena Grönefeld|| Gabriela Dabrowski
|6–2, 2–6, [10–12]|
Masters 1000 finalsEdit
Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)Edit
|Loss||2014||Miami Open||Hard||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Bob Bryan
|Win||2018||Italian Open||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Pablo Carreño Busta
|3–6, 6–4, [10–4]|
|Loss||2018||Cincinnati Masters||Hard||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Jamie Murray
|6–4, 3–6, [6–10]|
|Win||2019||Italian Open (2)||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Raven Klaasen
|Loss||2019||Cincinnati Masters||Hard||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Ivan Dodig
|6–4, 4–6, [6–10]|
ATP career finalsEdit
Doubles: 39 (18 titles, 21 runner-ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Jul 2012||Swiss Open, Switzerland||250 Series||Clay||Santiago Giraldo|| Marcel Granollers
|Loss||0–2||May 2013||Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, France||250 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Johan Brunström
|Loss||0–3||Jan 2014||Brisbane International, Australia||250 Series||Hard||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Mariusz Fyrstenberg
|7–6(7–4), 4–6, [7–10]|
|Loss||0–4||Feb 2014||Chile Open, Chile||250 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Oliver Marach
|Win||1–4||Feb 2014||Rio Open, Brazil||500 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| David Marrero
|Loss||1–5||Mar 2014||Brasil Open, Brazil||250 Series||Clay (i)||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Guillermo García-López
|7–5, 4–6, [13–15]|
|Loss||1–6||Mar 2014||Miami Open, United States||Masters 1000||Hard||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Bob Bryan
|Win||2–6||Aug 2014||Winston-Salem Open, United States||250 Series||Hard||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Jamie Murray
|Win||3–6||Feb 2015||Brasil Open, Brazil||250 Series||Clay (i)||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Paolo Lorenzi
|Win||4–6||May 2015||Geneva Open, Switzerland||250 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Raven Klaasen
|7–5, 4–6, [10–7]|
|Loss||4–7||Jul 2015||Swedish Open, Sweden||250 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Jérémy Chardy
|7–6(8–6), 3–6, [8–10]|
|Loss||4–8||Aug 2015||German Open, Germany||500 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Jamie Murray
|6–2, 3–6, [8–10]|
|Loss||4–9||Oct 2015||Japan Open, Japan||500 Series||Hard||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Raven Klaasen
|6–7(5–7), 6–3, [7–10]|
|Win||5–9||Feb 2016||Argentina Open, Argentina||250 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Íñigo Cervantes
|Win||6–9||Feb 2016||Rio Open, Brazil (2)||500 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Pablo Carreño Busta
|Loss||6–10||May 2016||Bavarian International, Germany||250 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Henri Kontinen
|3–6, 6–3, [7–10]|
|Win||7–10||May 2016||Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, France||250 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Mate Pavić
|4–6, 6–4, [10–8]|
|Win||8–10||Oct 2016||Kremlin Cup, Russia||250 Series||Hard (i)||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Julian Knowle
|7–5, 4–6, [10–5]|
|Win||9–10||Feb 2017||Argentina Open, Argentina (2)||250 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Santiago González
|Loss||9–11||Feb 2017||Rio Open, Brazil||500 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Pablo Carreño Busta
|4–6, 7–5, [8–10]|
|Loss||9–12||Apr 2017||Hungarian Open, Hungary||250 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Brian Baker
|Win||10–12||May 2017||Bavarian International, Germany||250 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Jérémy Chardy
|Loss||10–13||May 2017||Geneva Open, Switaerland||250 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Jean-Julien Rojer
|6–2, 6–7(9–11), [6–10]|
|Loss||10–14||Jan 2018||Australian Open, Australia||Grand Slam||Hard||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Oliver Marach
|Loss||10–15||Feb 2018||Argentina Open, Argentina||250 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Andrés Molteni
|3–6, 7–5, [3–10]|
|Win||11–15||May 2018||Italian Open, Italy||Masters 1000||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Pablo Carreño Busta
|3–6, 6–4, [10–4]|
|Loss||11–16||Aug 2018||Cincinnati Masters, United States||Masters 1000||Hard||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Jamie Murray
|6–4, 3–6, [6–10]|
|Loss||11–17||Jan 2019||Sydney International, Australia||250 Series||Hard||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Jamie Murray
|Win||12–17||Apr 2019||Barcelona Open, Spain||500 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Jamie Murray
|Win||13–17||May 2019||Italian Open, Italy (2)||Masters 1000||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Raven Klaasen
|Win||14–17||Jun 2019||Eastbourne International, United Kingdom||250 Series||Grass||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Maximo González
|3–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–6]|
|Win||15–17||Jul 2019||Wimbledon Championships, United Kingdom||Grand Slam||Grass||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Nicolas Mahut
|6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6), 6–7(5–7), 6–3|
|Loss||15–18||Aug 2019||Cincinnati Masters, United States||Masters 1000||Hard||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Ivan Dodig
|6–4, 4–6, [6–10]|
|Win||16–18||Sep 2019||US Open, United States||Grand Slam||Hard||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Marcel Granollers
|Loss||16–19||Feb 2020||Mexican Open, Mexico||500 Series||Hard||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Łukasz Kubot
|6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–4), [9–11]|
|Loss||16–20||Oct 2020||Forte Village Sardegna Open,
|250 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Marcus Daniell
|Loss||16–21||Feb 2021||Great Ocean Road Open, Australia||250 Series||Hard||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Jamie Murray
|Win||17–21||Mar 2021||Dubai Tennis Championships, United Arab Emirates||500 Series||Hard||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Nikola Mektić
|Win||18–21||Apr 2021||Barcelona Open, Spain||500 Series||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal|| Kevin Krawietz
ATP Challenger & ITF FuturesEdit
Singles: 5 (3–2)Edit
|ATP Challenger Tour (1–2)|
|ITF Futures (2–0)|
|Winner||1.||7 June 2010||Maracaibo, Venezuela||Hard||Iván Miranda||6–3, 7–6(7–3)|
|Winner||2.||21 June 2010||Barquisimeto, Venezuela||Hard||Iván Endara||6–4, 6–2|
|Winner||3.||12 July 2010||Bogotá, Colombia||Clay||Carlos Salamanca||6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–3)|
|Runner–up||4.||16 September 2011||Aguascalientes, Mexico||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal||6–4, 7–6(7–3)|
|Runner–up||5.||6 August 2012||Aptos, USA||Hard||Steve Johnson||6–3, 6–3|
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