Łukasz Kubot

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Łukasz Kubot
Łukasz Kubot US Open 2010.jpg
Country  Poland
Residence Lubin, Poland
Born (1982-05-16) May 16, 1982 (age 32)
Boleslawiec, Poland
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,499,080
Singles
Career record 87–109 (44.39%)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 41 (April 12, 2010)
Current ranking No. 132 (July 14, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2010)
French Open 3R (2011, 2012)
Wimbledon QF (2013)
US Open 3R (2006)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2012)
Doubles
Career record 164–125 (56.75%)
Career titles 9
Highest ranking No. 7 (September 27, 2010)
Current ranking No. 31 (May 26, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2014)
French Open QF (2010, 2014)
Wimbledon QF (2009)
US Open QF (2010)
Other Doubles tournaments
Tour Finals RR (2011, 2012)
Last updated on: January 23, 2014.

Łukasz Kubot (Polish pronunciation: [ˈwukaʂ ˈkubɔt]; born May 16, 1982) is a Polish professional male tennis player. Kubot achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 41 in April 2010 and reached the quarterfinals of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships. In 2013 he was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit by Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski.[1] He also has had success in doubles, partnering with Robert Lindstedt to win the 2014 Australian Open.

Career[edit]

2007–2009[edit]

In 2007 Kubot's two main-draw wins came in Davis Cup ties. In 2008 Kubot did not play a single main-draw match.

Kubot started 2009 by competing in the qualifying rounds of Qatar ExxonMobil Open and the Australian Open, but he fell in the final round. He then qualified for the Brasil Open, where he recorded his first main-draw win in over one and a half year against Daniel Gimeno-Traver, but lost in the following round to Thomaz Bellucci. He then continued to play in qualifying, but failed to qualify. However, in the 2009 Serbia Open, he fell in the final round of the qualifying draw, but was granted a Lucky Loser spot after Steve Darcis withdrew due a shoulder injury. He defeated Arsenije Zlatanović, Igor Andreev, Kristof Vliegen, and an upset victory over second seed Ivo Karlović. He then lost in straight sets against World No. 3 and top seed Novak Djokovic, in his first final. He became the first Pole to reach an ATP final in 26 years (since Wojciech Fibak in 1983). He also reached the doubles final at the same event partnering Oliver Marach, which he won.

At Roland Garros, he qualified, but lost to Viktor Troicki in the first round, in just around 4 hours. His next main-draw appearance came in MercedesCup in Stuttgart, where he recorded wins over Pablo Andújar and Philipp Kohlschreiber, but lost to Nicolas Kiefer in the quarterfinals. He then qualified in Cincinnati, but lost to José Acasuso, in the first round. In Beijing, he recorded the biggest win of his career by upsetting Andy Roddick in the very first round, but lost to Ivan Ljubičić the following round. He then lost in the first rounds of Shanghai and Vienna. In the 2009 BNP Paribas Masters, he defeated Andreas Beck, but lost to Marin Čilić, after qualifying.

In doubles, he won the 2009 Grand Prix Hassan II, the 2009 Serbia Open, and the 2009 Bank Austria-TennisTrophy, all with his regular doubles partner Oliver Marach. They also reached the semifinals of the 2009 Australian Open, losing to Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles. They were able to qualify in the 2009 ATP World Tour Finals, falling in the round-robin stage despite winning two matches over the teams of Max Mirnyi and Andy Ram, and Lukáš Dlouhý and Leander Paes, only losing to Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan

2010[edit]

Kubot started his 2010 campaign in Doha, where he reached the quarterfinals, losing to Viktor Troicki, after recording straight-set wins over Karim Maamoun and Sergiy Stakhovsky. He then played in the Australian Open, where he reached his first fourth round in a Grand Slam tournament. He earned this spot by defeating Mischa Zverev, and Santiago Giraldo, and through the withdrawal of 20th seed Mikhail Youzhny. He was defeated by Novak Djokovic. In the Movistar Open, he lost to Marcel Granollers, after defeating Horacio Zeballos. In the 2010 Brasil Open, he reached the final, his second of his career. He earned that by defeating Óscar Hernández, Albert Montañés, and Fabio Fognini, in straight sets. He came back against fourth seed Igor Andreev in the semifinals. In the final, he lost to top seed Juan Carlos Ferrero, failing to hold serve in the whole match.

He then suffered early losses in his next three tournaments to credible players in the 2010 Copa Telmex, losing to Juan Mónaco, in the 2010 Abierto Mexicano Telcel to Fernando Verdasco, and the 2010 BNP Paribas Open to David Nalbandian. He then regained form, reaching the quarterfinals of the 2010 Grand Prix Hassan II, losing to Potito Starace. However, he lost in the first round of the 2010 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters to Viktor Troicki.

2011[edit]

At the 2011 French Open, Kubot was down two sets to none in his first-round match against 11th seed Nicolás Almagro. Kubot stormed back and won the match in five sets. He progressed to the third round, before he was ousted. He earned the nickname "Lukasz the Lionhearted" for his aggressive style of play.

He then qualified for the 2011 Wimbledon Championships and advanced to the fourth round, defeating Arnaud Clément in five sets, Ivo Karlović in straight sets, and Gaël Monfils in four sets. In the fourth round, he led Feliciano López by two sets to love and had two match points in the third set tiebreak, but eventually lost in five sets.

2012[edit]

Kubot made the quarterfinals in Memphis, before losing to Benjamin Becker. He also made the quarterfinals in Bucharest, only to meet and lose to Gilles Simon.

He made the third round of the French Open, losing to Belgian David Goffin.

He made the quarterfinals in Gstaad, where he lost to Grigor Dimitrov. At Winston-Salem, he made the third round, only to lose again to Goffin.

In doubles, he made three finals, including the Masters 1000 event in Rome, partnering Janko Tipsarević. He won the tournament in Stuttgart, partnering Jérémy Chardy.

2013[edit]

Ranked no. 130 in the world, Kubot reached the quarterfinals of 2013 Wimbledon Championships, losing in a historic all-Polish slam quarterfinal against Jerzy Janowicz.

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2014 Australian Open Hard Sweden Robert Lindstedt United States Eric Butorac
South Africa Raven Klaasen
6–3, 6–3

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2012 Rome Clay Serbia Janko Tipsarević Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Marc López
3–6, 2–6

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (0–2)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. May 4, 2009 Serbia Open, Belgrade, Serbia Clay Serbia Novak Djokovic 3–6, 6–7(0–7)
Runner-up 2. February 14, 2010 Brasil Open, Costa do Sauípe, Brasil Clay Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 1–6, 0–6

Doubles: 16 (9–7)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (1–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (2–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (6–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. April 23, 2007 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco Clay Austria Oliver Marach Australia Jordan Kerr
Czech Republic David Škoch
7–6(7–4), 1–6, [10–4]
Runner-up 2. October 22, 2007 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, Lyon, France Carpet (i) Croatia Lovro Zovko France Sébastien Grosjean
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. February 23, 2009 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico Clay Austria Oliver Marach Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
6–4, 4–6, [7–10]
Winner 1. April 6, 2009 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco Clay Austria Oliver Marach Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Paul Hanley
7–6(7–4), 3–6, [10–6]
Winner 2. May 4, 2009 Serbia Open, Belgrade, Serbia Clay Austria Oliver Marach Sweden Johan Brunström
Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 3. November 1, 2009 Bank Austria-TennisTrophy, Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Austria Oliver Marach Austria Julian Knowle
Austria Jürgen Melzer
2–6, 6–4, [11–9]
Winner 4. February 6, 2010 Movistar Open, Santiago, Chile Clay Austria Oliver Marach Italy Potito Starace
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 4. February 14, 2010 Brasil Open, Costa do Sauípe, Brazil Clay Austria Oliver Marach Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Spain Marcel Granollers
5–7, 4–6
Winner 5. February 27, 2010 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico Clay Austria Oliver Marach Italy Fabio Fognini
Italy Potito Starace
6–0, 6–0
Winner 6. September 25, 2010 BRD Năstase Ţiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Santiago Ventura
6–2, 5–7, [13–11]
Runner-up 5. February 5, 2011 Movistar Open, Santiago, Chile Clay Austria Oliver Marach Brazil Marcelo Melo
Brazil Bruno Soares
3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 6. April 27, 2012 BRD Năstase Ţiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay France Jérémy Chardy Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecău
6–7(2–7), 3–6
Runner-up 7. May 20, 2012 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome, Italy Clay Serbia Janko Tipsarević Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Marc López
3–6, 2–6
Winner 7. July 15, 2012 MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany Clay France Jérémy Chardy Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
Brazil André Sá
6–1, 6–3
Winner 8. March 2, 2013 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico Clay Spain David Marrero Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
7–5, 6–2
Winner 9. January 25, 2014 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard Sweden Robert Lindstedt United States Eric Butorac
South Africa Raven Klaasen
6–3, 6–3

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A Q3 A Q3 4R 2R 1R 1R 1R 3–5
French Open A A A A A A Q1 A 1R 1R 3R 3R 2R 1R 5–6
Wimbledon A A A A A A Q1 Q1 Q1 2R 4R 2R QF 3R 11–5
US Open A A A A A 3R Q3 A Q2 1R A 1R 1R 2–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–4 6–3 3–4 5–4 2–3 21–20
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2
Year End Ranking 427 440 371 219 142 125 222 209 101 70 57 74 72

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 3R A SF 3R QF 1R 3R W 13–6
French Open A A A 3R 1R 2R QF 1R 2R 1R QF 10–8
Wimbledon 2R A 2R 2R 2R QF 1R 1R A 3R 2R 10–9
US Open A A 1R 1R A 1R QF A 2R 1R 4–6
Win–Loss 1–1 0–0 1–2 5–4 1–2 8–4 8–4 3–3 2–3 4–4 10–2 43–29
Year-End Championship
ATP World Tour Finals A A A A A RR RR A A 3–3
ATP Masters Series 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A 2R A 2R 1R QF 2R 5–5
Miami A A A A A A 1R A QF 2R 2R 4–4
Monte Carlo A A A A A A QF QF A 1R 2R 2–4
Rome A A A A A A SF QF F A 2R 7–4
Madrid A A A A A A QF 2R A SF 2R 4–4
Canada A A A A A QF A A A 1R 1–2
Cincinnati A A A A A SF SF A 2R 2R 6–4
Shanghai NH Not Masters Series QF SF 1R A A 2–3
Paris A A A A A A QF 1R 1R 1R 1–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–4 9–7 3–6 7–4 7–7 2–5 31–28
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 3–4 3–4 0–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 9–16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sukces w kraju bez trawy. Janowicz, Kubot i Radwanska z Krzyzami Zaslugi" (in Polish). 8 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 

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