Jason Kubler

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Jason Kubler
Jason Kubler.jpg
Country  Australia
Residence Brisbane, Australia
Born (1993-05-19) 19 May 1993 (age 21)
Brisbane, Australia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Turned pro 2010
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $42,450
Singles
Career record 0–1 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
0 Challengers, 4 Futures
Highest ranking No. 202 (4 August 2014)
Current ranking No. 202 (4 August 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2010)
Doubles
Career record 0–1 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Current ranking No. 548 (4 August 2014)
Last updated on: 4 August 2014.

Jason Kubler (born 19 May 1993 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is a professional Australian tennis player. He has a brother Jonathan Kubler, who is a high-school teacher.

Junior career[edit]

In 2009 Kubler was a part of the winning Australian junior Davis Cup team with Luke Saville and Joey Swaysland. Following his success at the junior Davis Cup, Kubler won 5 junior titles in a row which saw his junior ranking rise to No. 3 in the world.

Coming into the 2010 Australian Open junior championships Kubler was named by many as a favourite to win his home Grand Slam and make it three from the last four years to be home grown champions.[by whom?] Although Kubler started the tournament well he fell in the third round to fellow Aussie and eventual runner up Sean Berman. Despite being seeded second and first in Roland Garros and Wimbledon junior tournaments respectively, Kubler did not live up to his seeding, crashing in the second and third round of either tournament.

Kubler received a wildcard entry into his first and only junior tournament of 2011 in the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. Kubler reached the semifinals before falling to local Liam Broady and in doing so recorded his best ever junior result.

As a junior Kubler reached the No. 1 combined world ranking, posting a singles win/loss record of 67-17 (and 42-19 in doubles) in May 2010.

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: 3R (2010)
French Open: 2R (2010)
Wimbledon: SF (2011)
US Open: 1R (2010)

Junior singles titles (6)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Grade A (1)
Grade B (2)
Grade 1-5 (3)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 14 July 2009 Australia Darwin Hard New Zealand Jordan Kelly-Houston 6–3, 6–4
2. 23 August 2009 Fiji Lautoka Hard Australia William Kwok 6–4, 6–1
3. 19 October 2009 Japan Osaka Hard Japan Hiroyasu Ehara 6–0, 4–6, 6–2
4. 26 October 2009 Thailand Nanthaburi Hard Japan Yasutaka Uchiyama 7–6(3), 6–2
5. 3 November 2009 South Korea Jeju-Do Hard Japan Yasutaka Uchiyama 6–2, 6–4
6. 24 May 2010 Belgium Charleroi Clay Australia James Duckworth 6–7(3), 7–6(1), 6–4

Professional career[edit]

2008[edit]

Kubler played his first senior tournament in September 2008, of the five Australian future tournaments he entered he was able to qualify for one which resulted in a straight sets first round loss to Marinko Matosevic.

2009[edit]

2009 saw Kubler again enter Australian future events in which some he qualified for and some he was given a wildcard entry to. After much success on the ITF junior circuit Kubler disappointed with a first round loss in all the Australian future main draws he played.

2010[edit]

Kubler began 2010 by entering all the Australian ATP tournaments with the help of wildcards, the events were held in Brisbane, Sydney and the Australian Open in Melbourne. Kubler lost first round in both Brisbane and Sydney qualifying and was defeated in the first round of the Australian Open by Ivan Ljubičić 6-2 6-1 6-1. After disappointment in his debut on the Grand Slam stage, Kubler entered qualifying for the Burnie Challenger where he was defeated in the final round of qualifying by the eventual champion Bernard Tomic.

Kubler then headed to Europe to play a few Spanish clay court futures event, all resulted in non-qualification. Towards the end of April Kubler successfully gained his first ever ATP points in an Australian futures event held in Ipswich and went on to reach the final of the event, losing to Brydan Klein in straight sets. Following a ranking rise due to his finals performance in an Australian future tournament Kubler received direct entry into a clay Dutch futures tournament in June where he was a surprise semifinalist, beating former top 200 player and number 1 seed Matwe Middelkoop in the quarterfinals 6-2 6-4.

In the lead up to the US open juniors tournament Kubler entered an Italian hard court futures tournament where he was seeded eighth. Kubler reached the semifinals of the tournament falling to the top seed from Italy in straight sets. Following his US Open junior efforts Kubler returned to Europe for a month and a half with the highlight being a semifinal in a Portuguese future tournament before returning to Australia to compete in more futures events.

2011[edit]

After an injury plagued start to the year Kubler won his first futures tournament in Birmingham, Alambama defeating Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3 6-2 in the final in October. Kubler continued his good form into the following week where he recorded back-to-back titles in Niceville, Florida with a 6-2 6-4 victory over Roman Vogeli in the final.

2012[edit]

At the beginning of the year Kubler opted not to enter Australian tournaments being held during January/February and instead chose to enter four consecutive American futures tournaments in Florida. The decision would prove successful for Kubler as he made the final of three out of four tournaments and came out victorious in the last tournament to win his third futures title of his career. Kubler played in Australian futures in March, winning one against John Millman before heading to Europe, where he played three challenger events. His best result being a quarter final loss to Dominik Meffert in the Todi Challenger in September. Following more success on the Futures tour, he reached his career high of #268 on the 29th of October 2012.

2013[edit]

In 2013, Kubler played only Future tournaments and only on clay, throughout USA, Spain, Great Britain, Australia, Italy and Egypt. He made 4 finals and won 3. He finished 2013 with a ranking of #397.

2014[edit]

Kubler again didn't eneter the Australian tournaments in January/February, opting to play Egypt and Spain Futures instead. This would prove successful as he entered 6 tournaments, making the final of 3 and winning 1. He then qualified for the main draw of the challenger events in Panama & Colombia and then competed in Savannah & Tallahassee, making the second round in both. In May, he qualified for the ATP World Tour event in Düsseldorf and lost in the second round to Denis Istomin in three sets, however, this was his first career main draw match win on the ATP World Tour level [1] and increased his ranking back into the top 300. in June, Kubler returned to the Futures circuit and defeated the #1 seed Kimmer Coppejans in the final of The Netherlands F3 in Breda. This was his 9th futures title.

Professional Career Finals[edit]

Singles: 19 (10–9)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (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 (0–0)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures Tour (10–9)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (9–9)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)

Challenger and Futures Finals: 9 Titles, 9 Runner-ups[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. May 2, 2010 Australia Ipswich, Australia Clay Australia Brydan Klein 3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. October 30, 2011 United States Birmingham, USA Clay Japan Yoshihito Nishioka 6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. November 6, 2011 United States Niceville, USA Clay Czech Republic Roman Vogeli 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 4. January 15, 2012 United States Plantation, USA Clay United States Jack Sock 1–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 5. January 29, 2012 United States Weston, USA Clay United States Brian Baker 5–7, 3–6
Winner 6. February 5, 2012 United States Palm Coast, USA Clay United States Rhyne Williams 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 7. March 25, 2012 Australia Ipswich, Australia Clay Australia Samuel Groth 7–5, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 8. April 1, 2012 Australia Bundaberg, Australia Clay Australia John Millman 6–4, 1–6, 6–1
Runner-up 9. July 1, 2012 Turkey Izmir, Turkey Clay Italy Lorenzo Giustino 4–6, 6–3, 5–7
Runner-up 10. September 30, 2012 Spain Sevilla, Spain Clay Spain Gerard Granollers-Pujol 0–6, 6–4, 1–6
Runner-up 11. March 31, 2013 Australia Bundaberg, Australia Clay Australia James Duckworth 6–7(9–11), 2–6
Winner 12. April 20, 2013 Italy Padova, Italy Clay Spain Jordi Samper-Montaña 6–1, 6–4
Winner 13. November 2, 2013 Spain Madrid, Spain Clay Germany Jean-Marc Werner 7–6(7–5), 6–0
Winner 14. December 15, 2013 Egypt Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Clay Egypt Sherif Sabri 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 15. February 2, 2014 Egypt Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Clay Italy Stefano Travaglia 0-6, 0-6
Winner 16. February 9, 2014 Spain Paguera, Spain Clay Germany Peter Heller 6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 17. February 16, 2014 Spain Paguera, Spain Clay Spain Oriol Roca Batalla 6-2, 3-6, 3-6
Winner 18. June 29, 2014 Netherlands Breda, The Netherlands Clay Belgium Kimmer Coppejans 6-3, 6-7(8-6), 6-3
Winner 19. July 27, 2014 Italy Fano, Italy Clay Italy Daniele Giorgini 6-1, 5-7, 6-3

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