Juan Sebastián Cabal Valdés (Spanish pronunciation: [xwan seβasˈtjaŋ kaˈβal];[a] born 25 April 1986)[1] is a Colombian professional tennis player specialising in doubles. His current ranking in men's doubles is No. 1, and he has also reached World No. 184 in singles. He has won three grand slam doubles titles in his career, in 2017 he won the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open, partnering Abigail Spears of the USA, and two years later he won his first men's doubles grand slam title, winning the 2019 Wimbledon title and 2019 US Open title alongside countryman and regular doubles partner Robert Farah.

Juan Sebastián Cabal
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Cabal at the 2018 US Open
Country (sports) Colombia
ResidencePanama City, Panama
Born (1986-04-25) 25 April 1986 (age 33)
Cali, Colombia[1]
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachJeff Coetzee
Prize moneyUS$3,519,644
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 record298–178 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles17
Highest rankingNo. 1 (15 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 1 (26 August 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (2018)
French OpenF (2011)
WimbledonW (2019)
US OpenW (2019)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (2018)
Olympic Games2R (2016)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2017)
French OpenQF (2013, 2018)
WimbledonQF (2016)
US OpenQF (2015, 2017)
Last updated on: 6 September 2019.

ATP TourEdit

The year 2011 is considered as his ATP Tournament and Grand Slam debut, also considered the best year for his performance in the French Open Doubles with Argentine Eduardo Schwank making history for Colombian Tennis, as they defeated the number 1 ranked couple in the semifinals, brothers Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan with partials 7–6(4), 6–3 and losing the final to Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi.

In his second Gram Slam tournament, Wimbledon, he debuted in First Round with fellow countryman Robert Farah. They defeated the pair consisting of Pakistani Aisam Qureshi (8 in doubles) and India's Rohan Bopanna (9 in the world), who were ranked number 5 in the world, with partials 2–6, 6–2 and 21–19. in Second Round they lost in three sets to the couple formed by American Michael Russell and Mikhail Kukushkin Kazakhstan, with partials 6–4, 6–2, 6–3. He finished 2011 ranked 25 in the world largely thanks to his French Open run.

In the 2013 Australian Open, he formed a couple with Robert Farah and reached the quarterfinals. In 2013 they also reached the final in an ATP250 event in Nice. He finished the year ranked 43 in the world.

In 2014 Cabal and Farah reached 6 ATP finals, winning titles at the ATP500 Rio Open and the ATP250 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 7th final partnering Nicolas Barrientos in his home country's ATP250 event in Bogota. He finished the year ranked 22 in the world.

In 2015, Cabal and Farah added a further two titles winning the Brasil Open and the Geneva Open and reaching another 3 finals. In February he reached a career-high ranking of 18 in the world. In grand slams the pair struggled reaching the 2nd round in Australia, Wimbledon and the US, and losing in the 1st round at the French Open. He finished the year ranked 25 in the world.

2016 was the pair's most successful year in terms of the number of titles they won, as they took 4. At the Australian Open they had their best grand slam result of the year, reaching the 3rd round. In February they won 2 events in South America, the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires and the Rio Open in Brazil. In May they reached the final in Munich and then won the ATP250 event in Nice for a second time in their careers. They finished the season by winning the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. Cabal finished the season ranked 30 in the world.

Cabal and Farah started the year by once again reaching the 3rd round at the Australian Open. They then returned to South America, defending their title at the Argentina Open and reaching the final again in Rio. They then won the ATP250 event in Munich. He then reached his first grand slam semi final since 2011 at the French Open with Farah, where they lost to Michael Venus and Ryan Harrison.

In May 2018, 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.

Major finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

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

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2011 French Open Clay   Eduardo Schwank   Max Mirnyi
  Daniel Nestor
6–7(3–7), 6–3, 4–6
Loss 2018 Australian Open Hard   Robert Farah   Oliver Marach
  Mate Pavić
4–6, 4–6
Win 2019 Wimbledon Grass   Robert Farah   Nicolas Mahut
  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   Robert Farah   Marcel Granollers
  Horacio Zeballos
6–4, 7–5

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2017 Australian Open Hard   Abigail Spears   Ivan Dodig
  Sania Mirza
6–2, 6–4

Masters 1000 finalsEdit

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

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2014 Miami Open Hard   Robert Farah   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–7(8–10), 4–6
Win 2018 Italian Open Clay   Robert Farah   Pablo Carreño Busta
  João Sousa
3–6, 6–4, [10–4]
Loss 2018 Cincinnati Masters Hard   Robert Farah   Jamie Murray
  Bruno Soares
6–4, 3–6, [6–10]
Win 2019 Italian Open (2) Clay   Robert Farah   Raven Klaasen
  Michael Venus
6–1, 6–3
Loss 2019 Cincinnati Masters Hard   Robert Farah   Ivan Dodig
  Filip Polášek
6–4, 4–6, [6–10]

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 37 (17 titles, 20 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (2–2)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (2–3)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (3–3)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (10–12)
Finals by surface
Hard (4–8)
Clay (11–11)
Grass (2–1)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (15–19)
Indoor (2–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2011 French Open, France Grand Slam Clay   Eduardo Schwank   Max Mirnyi
  Daniel Nestor
6–7(3–7), 6–3, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Jun 2012 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands 250 Series Grass   Dmitry Tursunov   Robert Lindstedt
  Horia Tecău
3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Loss 0–3 May 2013 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, France 250 Series Clay   Robert Farah   Johan Brunström
  Raven Klaasen
3–6, 2–6
Loss 0–4 Jan 2014 Brisbane International, Australia 250 Series Hard   Robert Farah   Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Daniel Nestor
7–6(7–4), 4–6, [7–10]
Loss 0–5 Feb 2014 Chile Open, Chile 250 Series Clay   Robert Farah   Oliver Marach
  Florin Mergea
3–6, 4–6
Win 1–5 Feb 2014 Rio Open, Brazil 500 Series Clay   Robert Farah   David Marrero
  Marcelo Melo
6–4, 6–2
Loss 1–6 Mar 2014 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay (i)   Robert Farah   Guillermo García-López
  Philipp Oswald
7–5, 4–6, [13–15]
Loss 1–7 Mar 2014 Miami Open, United States Masters 1000 Hard   Robert Farah   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–7(8–10), 4–6
Loss 1–8 Jul 2014 Colombia Open, Colombia 250 Series Hard   Nicolás Barrientos   Sam Groth
  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   Robert Farah   Jamie Murray
  John Peers
6–3, 6–4
Win 3–8 Feb 2015 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay (i)   Robert Farah   Paolo Lorenzi
  Diego Schwartzman
6–4, 6–2
Win 4–8 May 2015 Geneva Open, Switaerland 250 Series Clay   Robert Farah   Raven Klaasen
  Lu Yen-hsun
7–5, 4–6, [10–7]
Loss 4–9 Jul 2015 Swedish Open, Sweden 250 Series Clay   Robert Farah   Jérémy Chardy
  Łukasz Kubot
7–6(8–6), 3–6, [8–10]
Loss 4–10 Aug 2015 German Open, Germany 500 Series Clay   Robert Farah   Jamie Murray
  John Peers
6–2, 3–6, [8–10]
Loss 4–11 Oct 2015 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard   Robert Farah   Raven Klaasen
  Marcelo Melo
6–7(5–7), 6–3, [7–10]
Win 5–11 Feb 2016 Argentina Open, Argentina 250 Series Clay   Robert Farah   Íñigo Cervantes
  Paolo Lorenzi
6–3, 6–0
Win 6–11 Feb 2016 Rio Open, Brazil (2) 500 Series Clay   Robert Farah   Pablo Carreño Busta
  David Marrero
7–6(7–5), 6–1
Loss 6–12 May 2016 Bavarian International, Germany 250 Series Clay   Robert Farah   Henri Kontinen
  John Peers
3–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Win 7–12 May 2016 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, France 250 Series Clay   Robert Farah   Mate Pavić
  Michael Venus
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Win 8–12 Oct 2016 Kremlin Cup, Russia 250 Series Hard (i)   Robert Farah   Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer
7–5, 4–6, [10–5]
Win 9–12 Feb 2017 Argentina Open, Argentina (2) 250 Series Clay   Robert Farah   Santiago González
  David Marrero
6–1, 6–4
Loss 9–13 Feb 2017 Rio Open, Brazil 500 Series Clay   Robert Farah   Pablo Carreño Busta
  Pablo Cuevas
4–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Loss 9–14 Apr 2017 Hungarian Open, Hungary 250 Series Clay   Robert Farah   Brian Baker
  Nikola Mektić
6–7(2–7), 4–6
Win 10–14 May 2017 Bavarian International, Germany 250 Series Clay   Robert Farah   Jérémy Chardy
  Fabrice Martin
6–3, 6–3
Loss 10–15 May 2017 Geneva Open, Switaerland 250 Series Clay   Robert Farah   Jean-Julien Rojer
  Horia Tecău
6–2, 6–7(9–11), [6–10]
Win 11–15 Aug 2017 Los Cabos Open, Mexico 250 Series Hard   Treat Huey   Sergio Galdós
  Roberto Maytín
6–2, 6–3
Loss 11–16 Jan 2018 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard   Robert Farah   Oliver Marach
  Mate Pavić
4–6, 4–6
Loss 11–17 Feb 2018 Argentina Open, Argentina 250 Series Clay   Robert Farah   Andrés Molteni
  Horacio Zeballos
3–6, 7–5, [3–10]
Win 12–17 May 2018 Italian Open, Italy Masters 1000 Clay   Robert Farah   Pablo Carreño Busta
  João Sousa
3–6, 6–4, [10–4]
Loss 12–18 Aug 2018 Cincinnati Masters, United States Masters 1000 Hard   Robert Farah   Jamie Murray
  Bruno Soares
6–4, 3–6, [6–10]
Loss 12–19 Jan 2019 Sydney International, Australia 250 Series Hard   Robert Farah   Jamie Murray
  Bruno Soares
4–6, 3–6
Win 13–19 Apr 2019 Barcelona Open, Spain 500 Series Clay   Robert Farah   Jamie Murray
  Bruno Soares
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Win 14–19 May 2019 Italian Open, Italy (2) Masters 1000 Clay   Robert Farah   Raven Klaasen
  Michael Venus
6–1, 6–3
Win 15–19 Jun 2019 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom 250 Series Grass   Robert Farah   Maximo González
  Horacio Zeballos
3–6, 7–6(7–4), [10–6]
Win 16–19 Jul 2019 Wimbledon Championships, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass   Robert Farah   Nicolas Mahut
  Édouard Roger-Vasselin
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   Robert Farah   Ivan Dodig
  Filip Polášek
6–4, 4–6, [6–10]
Win 17–20 Sep 2019 US Open, United States Grand Slam Hard   Robert Farah   Marcel Granollers
  Horacio Zeballos
6–4, 7–5

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (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 medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (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.

DoublesEdit

Current through the 2019 US Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 2R QF 1R 2R 3R 3R F 1R 0 / 8 14–8
French Open A A A F 3R 3R 1R 1R 1R SF QF SF 0 / 9 20–9
Wimbledon A A A 3R 1R 3R 3R 2R 2R 2R 3R W 1 / 9 17–8
US Open A A A 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 3R SF W 1 / 9 15–8
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 2 / 35 66–33
Year-end championship
ATP Finals Did not qualify SF 0 / 1 2–2
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 1R 2R A 2R 1R A 1R QF 0 / 6 4–6
Miami Open A A A A QF 1R F 2R A 1R 1R 2R 0 / 7 9–7
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A 2R A 2R 1R SF A QF 2R 0 / 6 8–6
Madrid Open A A A A 2R A SF QF 1R 2R SF 1R 0 / 7 9–7
Italian Open A A A A 2R A 1R QF 1R A W W 2 / 6 12–4
Canadian Open A A A A A A 1R A A 2R 2R 1R 0 / 4 1–4
Cincinnati Masters A A A SF 2R A 2R 2R A 2R F F 0 / 7 13–7
Shanghai Masters NH A A A A A QF QF 2R 2R SF 0 / 5 8–5
Paris Masters A A A A A A 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 0 / 5 3–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–1 6–6 1–2 12–8 10–8 4–6 5–6 13–8 13–6 2 / 53 67–51
National representation
Summer Olympics A Not Held 1R Not Held 2R Not Held 0 / 2 1–2
Davis Cup Z1 Z1 Z1 Z1 Z1 PO PO PO Z1 PO PO QR 0 / 0 11–8
Win–Loss 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 0 / 2 12–10
Career statistics
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 3 1 5 17
Finals 0 0 0 1 1 1 7 5 5 6 4 7 37
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 45–13 298–178
Year-end ranking 194 221 142 25 46 43 22 25 30 23 5 62.61%

Mixed doublesEdit

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R A QF 1R W QF QF 1 / 7 11–6
French Open A 1R QF 2R 1R 1R 2R QF 1R 0 / 8 6–8
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R QF 3R QF A 0 / 8 11–8
US Open A A A 1R QF 1R QF 2R A 0 / 5 5–5
Win–Loss 0–1 0–3 2–3 2–3 6–4 3–4 10–3 8–4 2–2 1 / 28 33–27

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Sebastián is pronounced [seβasˈtjan].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Player profile – Juan Sebastian Cabal". Association of Tennis Professionals.

External linksEdit