May 16, 1982 |
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 41 (April 12, 2010)|
|Current ranking||No. 71 (November 18, 2013)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2010)|
|French Open||3R (2011, 2012)|
|US Open||3R (2006)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2012)|
|Highest ranking||No. 7 (September 27, 2010)|
|Current ranking||No. 33 (August 28, 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2009)|
|French Open||QF (2010)|
|US Open||QF (2010)|
|Last updated on: August 28, 2013.|
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.
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
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.
At the 2011 French Open, Kubot was down two sets to none in his first-round match against 12th 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.
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.
Masters 1000 finals
Doubles: 1 (0–1)
|Runner-up||2012||Rome||Clay||Janko Tipsarević|| Marcel Granollers
ATP career finals
Singles: 2 (0–2)
|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)|
|Runner-up||1.||May 4, 2009||Serbia Open, Belgrade, Serbia||Clay||Novak Djokovic||3–6, 6–7(0–7)|
|Runner-up||2.||February 14, 2010||Brasil Open, Costa do Sauípe, Brasil||Clay||Juan Carlos Ferrero||1–6, 0–6|
Doubles: 15 (8–7)
|Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)|
|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)|
|Runner-up||1.||April 23, 2007||Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco||Clay||Oliver Marach|| Jordan Kerr
|7–6(7–4), 1–6, [10–4]|
|Runner-up||2.||October 22, 2007||Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, Lyon, France||Carpet (i)||Lovro Zovko|| Sébastien Grosjean
|Runner-up||3.||February 23, 2009||Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico||Clay||Oliver Marach|| František Čermák
|6–4, 4–6, [7–10]|
|Winner||1.||April 6, 2009||Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco||Clay||Oliver Marach|| Simon Aspelin
|7–6(7–4), 3–6, [10–6]|
|Winner||2.||May 4, 2009||Serbia Open, Belgrade, Serbia||Clay||Oliver Marach|| Johan Brunström
|Winner||3.||November 1, 2009||Bank Austria-TennisTrophy, Vienna, Austria||Hard (i)||Oliver Marach|| Julian Knowle
|2–6, 6–4, [11–9]|
|Winner||4.||February 6, 2010||Movistar Open, Santiago, Chile||Clay||Oliver Marach|| Potito Starace
|Runner-up||4.||February 14, 2010||Brasil Open, Costa do Sauípe, Brazil||Clay||Oliver Marach|| Pablo Cuevas
|Winner||5.||February 27, 2010||Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico||Clay||Oliver Marach|| Fabio Fognini
|Winner||6.||September 25, 2010||BRD Năstase Ţiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Juan Ignacio Chela|| Marcel Granollers
|6–2, 5–7, [13–11]|
|Runner-up||5.||February 5, 2011||Movistar Open, Santiago, Chile||Clay||Oliver Marach|| Marcelo Melo
|Runner-up||6.||April 27, 2012||BRD Năstase Ţiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Jérémy Chardy|| Robert Lindstedt
|Runner-up||7.||May 20, 2012||Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome, Italy||Clay||Janko Tipsarević|| Marcel Granollers
|Winner||7.||July 15, 2012||MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany||Clay||Jérémy Chardy|| Michal Mertiňák
|Winner||8.||March 2, 2013||Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico||Clay||David Marrero|| Simone Bolelli
Singles performance timeline
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.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Year End Ranking||427||440||371||219||142||125||222||209||101||70||57||74|
Doubles performance timeline
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|ATP World Tour Finals||A||A||A||A||A||RR||RR||A||A||3–3|
|ATP Masters Series 1000|
|Shanghai||NH||Not Masters Series||QF||SF||1R||A||2–3|
- "Current ATP Rankings (singles)". atpworldtour.com. Association of Tennis Professionals.
- "Sukces w kraju bez trawy. Janowicz, Kubot i Radwanska z Krzyzami Zaslugi" (in Polish). 8 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
- Official site
- Łukasz Kubot at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- bio – file interview with Lukasz Kubot
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